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CPD Accredited Seminars, Courses & Workshops
We offer an extensive CPD portfolio of industry seminars on the latest legislation, developments and product solutions. A full range of CPD Seminars can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign, which provides details of CPD Certified Seminars, Training Courses and Lunch n Learn seminars that are available to be presented at your UK offices by leading companies within the construction industry. Continuing...Read More
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Grundfos - Putting Braemar on the Map
Following a 2-year restoration, the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar a very popular hotel - originally built in the 19th century - recently reopened its doors. With its 46 individually designed rooms and a wonderful eclectic collection of 12,000 pieces of carefully sourced local artefacts, historical objects and artwork, this hotel may be located in the coldest part of Scotland, but the impact on visitors is warm and inviting. Ensuring that the internal climate...Read More
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Pilkington - New Vaulted Glass Roof Brings Sun-Lit, Year-Round Shopping
“Weather has had a greater effect on sales than economic numbers, we’ve known that forever.” So said former John Lewis managing director Andy Street, alluding to a longstanding challenge for British retailers - how to keep shoppers coming out on cold, wet and windy days. At one traditional shopping centre at the heart of a Devon town, the solution is architectural - enclosing the previously open-air pedestrianised street with a large...Read More
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Uponor Delivers Piping for Scunthorpe Social Housing Scheme
The Market Hill Development, Scunthorpe was built in the 1960s and consisted of ten maisonette blocks, each home to eight flats, and three high rises with 76 flats in each building. Over time, the existing steel pipe used in the district heating scheme to supply heating and hot water to the residents has been ravaged by corrosion and pinholing. Consequently, a new solution was required which would overcome these issues and also...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Heat Pump Energy Efficient Heating is as Easy as EPCA
A new app helps push true value of heat pumps. For all properties being built, sold or let, you now need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which provides details on the energy performance of the property and shows what can be done to improve this performance. For the renewable heating sector, an EPC report also forms the basis of determining how much financial support the homeowner could be eligible for under the...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Flat Roof Fire Performance
At the start of the year a fire broke out on the roof terrace of the new Ivy Restaurant in Manchester. You’ll see many photographs and videos of the fire available on social media, as the restaurant is surrounded by tall buildings. Fortunately, the fire, which was believed to be started by a patio heater, was swiftly extinguished by Manchester firefighters. The building is an excellent example of a fire breaking out on a flat roof adjacent...Read More
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Bells Power Solutions - Busy Start to 2019
The first quarter of 2019 has been a busy start to the year for our Controls and Commissioning team who have been working on a variety of projects. Major automated PLC control systems have been completed at many London sites including, St Mary Axe, THFC and London Fruit and Wool. Project Denim at Horsham has recently also been completed. Bells Power Solutions will be happy to discuss any of your PLC, Controls and...Read More
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SPC - 42 Park End Street Oxford
SPC has just supplied its Metropolitan powered Trench Heaters to a project for Oxford University. 42 Park End Street in the centre of Oxford is a refurbishment of the former Warehouse Nightclub. Nuffield College plan to transform the area around Frideswide Square into a new social sciences quarter. This refurbishment represents the beginning of the plan. CBG Oxford, the building services consulting engineers, selected SPC powered...Read More
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Waterloo Air Products - Head of National Sales: Andy Wardle
Waterloo Air Products, market leaders in the manufacture of ventilation grilles, diffusers, weather louvres and VAV systems, has announced the appointment of Andy Wardle as Head of National Sales. Previously the territory manager for the North of England, Andy has been at Waterloo for 13 years and has an impressive track record of over 34 years’ experience in air distribution. The appointment reflects Waterloo’s continued growth...Read More
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Rockwell Sheet Sales - KERRADECO
A high quality decorative internal wall panel made from multi-layered polymer material and enriched with mineral additives, easy to install and providing a cost effective premium finish. Combining all the advantages of existing wall coverings whilst eliminating their imperfections, KERRADECO is an ideal alternative to plasterboard, ceramic tiles, paints and wallpapers. Available in a range of attractive textured finishes featuring...Read More
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Permaroof UK - Build a Roof Kit in 10 Mins
Find out how to build a comprehensive EPDM flat roof kit inside 10 minutes using the Permaroof EPDM Kit Builder App, available to use online for free with no sign-ups or logins. When you’re tackling a flat roof renovation, whether professionally or DIY-fashion, understanding how to build a kit list can be an important factor. Working out materials quantities can be a historically complex task for which traditional roofers used ready...Read More
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