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Selectaglaze - “This is your Captain Speaking” - Can You Hear Me?
A brand-new College sitting at the end of Stansted Airport runway opened its doors for its first intake of students in September 2018. Stansted Airport College, part of Harlow College, was a few years in the making. A relationship was established with Manchester Airport Group over 5 years to acquire the acre of land and get their buy-in for the proposed college. Funds were generated via a joint venture to build the college; two separate £3.5million...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Zinc Clad Demonstration House in Bedfordshire
Stroll down a quiet lane in the Bedfordshire village of Blunham and you might take a second look at a house that catches your eye. The house was built by Fairfield Homes and features a precisely executed coloured zinc roof and cladding which takes your breath away. About the project - “It is quite a striking, modern design,” admits the owner, Neil Shepherd, who is Managing Director of Fairfield Homes and owner of the house, “and yet it fits...Read More
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Uponor BIM Survey
BIM (Business Information Modelling) is now seen to be crucial for many M&E Contractors, who aim to plan and design a new project more accurately. As part of this process, suppliers are being tasked with providing BIM models for their products. Uponor UK (the plumbing and heating specialist) strive to remain at the forefront of delivering BIM Services to M&E Contractors. In order to ensure they continue to maintain this position, they require...Read More
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Purus Drainage Channels Installed at Cambridge University’s Biomedical Campus
Purus Limited, the manufacturer of drainage solutions for level-access shower areas and wetrooms, are delighted to announce that their 59mm Purus Line linear drainage channels have recently been installed at the innovative Abcam Building, one of the newest developments at Cambridge University’s Biomedical Campus (CBC). Abcam, a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, has recently moved into the purpose-built...Read More
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Gilberts Ventilation Systems Help Manage Transfer to Renewable Energy
The biggest ever single investment undertaken by SSEN Transmission is now transmitting renewable energy from the north of Scotland. The company’s Caithness-Moray HVDC transmission link, with a project value of around £1bn, is using the rooftop ventilation system from Gilberts Blackpool to help maintain optimal air flows at the two converter stations at Blackhillock, Moray and Spittal, Caithness. Caithness-Moray uses HVDC...Read More
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ABB Exhibiting at Cenex LCV
ABB is at the Cenex LCV (Low Carbon Vehicle) event at Millbrook, Bedfordshire on 4 and 5 September 2019 to demonstrate how fast charging is the new refuelling. We will be showcasing the Terra HPC the world’s fastest charger and the all new compact DC wall box suitable for offices, shopping areas and car dealerships. Also as we are the official charging partners for the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY championship, one of the all-electric...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Safe & Effective Isolation
Unforeseen repairs of critical plant equipment in a hospital or healthcare facility brings with it the nightmare scenario that multiple essential processes are put out of action when they are needed most - risking patient safety. Angelo Giambrone, Business Development Manager at Spirax Sarco, highlights the importance of safe and effective plant isolation. Hospitals and healthcare facilities depend on steam for a multitude of applications...Read More
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Aico - BS 5839-6:2019: All the Information you Need, in Your Pocket, Courtesy of Aico
With the recent changes to BS 5839-6:2019, Aico - the UK’s market leader in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms - has condensed the information into a pocket-sized guide. British Standard BS 5839-6:2019 covers specific recommendations for fire alarm systems in all domestic premises and covers both new-build and existing properties. The standard contains a large amount of detail on all aspects relating to the...Read More
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Grundfos - Lessons Learned with Grundfos Ecademy
One of the biggest problems all of us face is to find the time to access information that would be useful to us. Often this is ‘nice to have’ information that entails our being able to find the time to learn about more general business-related topics. This is where the on-line educational hub, the Grundfos Ecademy, can help. Developed specifically to meet the needs of pump industry professionals, you can take advantage of the inbuilt...Read More
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VEKA UK Group - Non-Stop Norscot Celebrates 35 Years of Business Growth
Long-standing VEKA UK Group customer and Independent Network member Norscot is celebrating the company’s 35th anniversary, and shows no signs of slowing down. 1984 saw Ghostbusters hit the big screen, the average UK house price hit £37,182, and newly founded Norscot hit the home improvement scene in Caithness; quickly establishing its reputation as a reliable supplier and installer of high-quality windows and doors...Read More
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Catnic - 50 Years of Trusted Relationships
Merchant and manufacturer partnerships are important to the success of both businesses. It is important manufacturers provide comprehensive support to ensure branch staff are knowledgeable and confident in what they are selling. There’s plenty of opportunity for merchants to grow; recent sales figures indicate that the industry is still visiting merchant branches regularly to make purchases and obtain advice on products and...Read More
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Armstrong Fluid Technology - Register for an Upcoming Webinar
Our most recent webinar, Recent Advances in Pumping Technology Delivers Maximum Efficiency and Cost Savings, had a number of attendees who asked very insightful questions. Now you can watch the recording. The next webinar, on 10th September at 11 AM EST which will focus on improving efficiency in your existing HVAC system without investing in upgrades. Don’t forget to mark the date and time in your calendar. We look forward...Read More
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