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AET - Underfloor Air Conditioning System Helps to Preserve Former Victorian...
The restoration of historic London building Pennybank Chambers has used a unique underfloor air conditioning system to allow for contemporary office space to be built into the building’s original brick façade. The underfloor system from AET Flexible Space has allowed the new upper office floors to benefit from the fantastic natural light from full height ceilings and the building’s original windows curved around the building. Preservation...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Cable Management Systems for Healthcare & Laboratory...
Marshall-Tufflex has many years of experience in providing cable management solutions for medical and healthcare environments. Trunking systems for this specialised type of application are available in both aluminium and PVC-U, to carry gas, power, data, telecoms and nurse call, providing first class screening performance and optional antimicrobial protection. Choose from our range of PVC-U trunking and Aluminium trunking systems...Read More
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Swish Building Products - Modern Fascias with Heritage Character
Part of the Solihull Community Housing portfolio, The Hermitage comprises of 10 one and two bed apartments and several large communal spaces. A detached red-brick building, built in 1863 by the Rev Charles Evans, a headmaster of King Edward School, Birmingham, The Hermitage has been a place of many things, for many people. Following damage caused by a fire in 1905, The Hermitage was restored in...Read More
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Bilco CS-50TB Roof Access Hatch Provides the Perfect Solution for Roof-Top...
Blair Castle is located near the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire and is one of Scotland's most famous landmarks. The Category A listed building is said to have been constructed in 1269 and has been extensively added to over the years. It is now one of the most popular visitor attractions in Scotland with thousands of people visiting each year from all around the world to marvel at both the building and its contents. Blair Castle...Read More
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Pilkington Insulight™ Sun Takes the Crown at The Catalyst Newcastle
A new Newcastle University building, inspired by the shape of a crown, uses Pilkington United Kingdom Limited glass to create a striking monolithic structure in the heart of the city’s sustainable Helix development. The five-storey Catalyst building makes imaginative use of floor-to-ceiling, grey-tinted glazing, layered with an eye-catching golden diagrid to create a futuristic new fixture on the Newcastle skyline. The 100,000 sq ft...Read More
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Condair - 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak: A Review of the Current Literature...
The authors of this study reviewed the substantial research carried out over the last decade into the microbiology of the built environment (BE) and the known information about SARS-CoV-2. The objective was to provide actionable and achievable guidance to BE decision makers, building operators and all indoor occupants attempting to minimise infectious disease transmission. HVAC operational practises to reduce the spread of...Read More
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LG Electronics Announces New Distribution Agreement with iXus
LG Electronics air conditioning business has announced the appointment of a new distributor – in South Wales – that will specialise in the provision of equipment for residential and small commercial installations. iXus.biz is based in Margam, just outside Port Talbot about five miles from Swansea and close to the M4. The arrangement with LG began in August of this year and iXus is targeting the supply of LG’s wall...Read More
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TORMAX Access Solution for Student Accommodation
Globe Works is a brand new, student accommodation development in the centre of Birmingham. Offering stylish living facilities for up to 520 residents, the building is extremely busy 24/7. Delivering fast and efficient access for all students, TORMAX was contracted, by DW Hicks Building Co Ltd, to install their contemporary 4-wing automatic revolving door to the main entrance, with an automatic swing door to one side. Both doors are...Read More
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Permaroof - The Impact the UK Lockdown has on Roof Repairs & Maintenance
Adrian Buttress, managing director at Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover roofing products, said: “There has been lots of confusion among the construction industry after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home unless ‘absolutely necessary’ in his statement addressing the nation last night (23rd March). Ministers have today been working to provide clarity, with Michael Gove...Read More
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