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Today's Circulation: 12,977 Newsletter Index Issue 1,279 - 1st October 2019
Gilberts - Rises to the (Lofty) Challenge of Helping Achieve BREEAM 'Outstanding'...
The ventilation strategy designed by Gilberts (Blackpool) has already proved its capability to deliver on massively-varying requirements for the 'ground-breaking' 143m high Manhattan Loft Gardens in the heart of London. Within days of the 42-storey mixed use tower opening, temperatures outside reached 30°C in the shade, yet inside guests felt cool and fresh, whether in the restaurant, guest rooms, bar or the lofty mezzanine space...Read More
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Cembrit - Moorland Slates Rise to the Challenge
A recent David Wilson Homes' development highlights how flexible and accommodating Cembrit fibre cement slates are, as the high-quality Moorland slates have overcome a challenging roofing system to provide a wind-tight and aesthetically pleasing finish. Located just one mile outside of Abergavenny town centre in the picturesque countryside, Mountain View features 85 properties, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses....Read More
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VEKA - Founding Lancashire Ambassadors - Veka UK's Dave Jones Helps Set a...
VEKA UK's MD Dave Jones joined fellow Lancashire Ambassadors to discuss how this programme will see leading Lancashire business voices working together to amplify and enhance the profile and reputation of Lancashire as a place to live, visit, work, study and invest. Industry-leading PVCu systems supplier VEKA UK has been based in Burnley since VEKA came to Britain in 1986, and the manufacturer is proud to be a major employer...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Flat Roof Upstand Best Practice: Updated for 2019
How high should a flat roof upstand be? SIG Design & Technology's Design and Technical Manager Daniel Bosworth highlights best practice for upstand design in the light of the revised BS 6229. One of the most common questions our specification managers are asked is, 'what should the upstand height be on a flat roof?'. This question is frequently followed by, 'what if I haven't got 150mm?'. This article is about why upstands exist and how...Read More
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C&B Systems - Schäfer GVKF13 Lockers
IDesign and function oriented. Schäfer lockers, type GVKF13 with flush mounted front panels. This creates a calm optic and the coloured panel material displays its advantages. The combination of different surfaces and colours creates visual design highlights. The variable locker body construction allows an easy adjustment to the dimensions from the project. Product features and application to GVKF13 Lockers: • GVKF13 lockers are made from...Read More
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Unitrunk - Electrical Contractor Saves £££s Thanks to Unitrunk
Electrical contractor, First Call Electrical, has saved £thousands on an office-to-residential refurbishment project thanks to the speed of installation and loadbearing capabilities of the Unitrunk RIS (Rapid Installation Systems) cable management range. Located between Birmingham and Coventry, close to Birmingham Airport, Birmingham International Railway Station and the NEC, the project involves conversion of the four-storey former...Read More
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Uponor UK Investigates How to Prevent Legionella Build Up in a Plumbing System
With over 814 legionella incidents in 2018, it is becoming vitally important that a solution is proposed to prevent this life-threatening disease from forming. Uponor has highlighted how selecting the right pipework and fittings can have a major impact in reducing the likelihood of legionella occurring. Unfortunately, this is a topic which keeps arising within the media and has potentially catastrophic consequences. According to the government...Read More
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Purus' 59mm S-Series Floor Gullies now available with Security Torx Screws
Purus Limited, the manufacturer of wetroom drainage and level-access floor gullies, launched their super-low-level 59mm S-Series floor gully back in 2017 and it has been extremely popular with contractors and architects ever since. The gully has a total height of just 59mm, includes Purus' combined water and mechanical NOOD no-odour trap and is suitable for both vinyl and tiled floor finishes. Stainless steel grates are available for both floor...Read More
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Aico Partners with the Electrical Distributors' Association to Support Apprentices
Aico Ltd, the market leader in residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms in the UK, is pleased to announce its Apprentices have commenced the Electrical Distributors' Association (EDA) Product Knowledge Programme, starting with the Customer Service module. At the end of this module the Apprentices will understand 'What constitutes great customer service', 'Why getting it right first time is critical' and 'How to speak with more....Read More
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