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Cembrit BBA Certified Slates take Care of Roofing at a New Retirement Village
Built on a four hectare site, Coral Springs is a newly built retirement village in Witney, Oxfordshire. Comprising of one and two-bedroom homes, special suites, and a 60-bed care home, the village specialises in nursing and dementia care. Built by BAM Construct UK and completed in February 2017, the project is built in an attractive, traditional style which is complemented by Cembrit’s Westerland and Moorland slates...Read More
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ecodek - HSBC Branch 146th Open at Royal Birkdale
This July saw The Open return to Royal Birkdale for the tenth time from 17 - 23 July 2017. The venue has witnessed some of the most famous names in golf lift the Claret Jug, including multiple Major winners Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino and most recently Padraig Harrington, who have all triumphed on this beautiful Links course on the Lancashire coastline. HSBC has yet again opened a full service Royal Birkdale...Read More
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SSQ - Riverstone Gives Princely Floor Finish in Danish Capital
Our first example of natural slate innovation comes from Denmark, where Novo A/S, an independent Danish foundation used our Riverstone architectural slate as flooring for its medical facility in Copenhagen. Facilitated by SSQ distributor, E. Nielsen Stenhuggeri A/S, we provided 1,200 squared metres of brushed Riverstone architectural slate. The stone was cut to random lengths, 30cm width, with a depth of 1cm...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Coolair Showcases Stylish New R32 Air Conditioning
One of the UK’s leading air conditioning companies has just installed the latest wall-mounted system in its Cheshire offices to showcase the future to its customers. Coolair Equipment Limited has specifically chosen the new M Series MSZ-LN R32 air conditioning for its Dunkinfield office to highlight the change in refrigerants now being offered to UK customers and the significant advantages this can bring. "The existing split heat...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Rooflight Provides Ease of Access to Victorian Townhouse
The ensuing creation of a delightful outdoor terrace in a five-storey Victorian townhouse in Chelsea was made possible by the installation of a sliding, retractable rooflight supplied by Glazing Vision. Stephen Fletcher Architects, renowned for their expertise in working with historically sensitive sites, have dramatically transformed this long and narrow townhouse into a stunningly impressive private residence complete with a new...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Delivers Perfect Trunking Package for Academy
A trio of Marshall-Tufflex cable management solutions have been used extensively throughout a re-developed school in Stockton-on-Tees, Northumberland, which has just recorded the best results in its history. The new Grangefield Academy replaced an old building on the same site, delivering hi-tech, modern facilities for more than 1,000 students. Three Marshall-Tufflex trunking solutions - Mono Plus 20, Sterling Profile and...Read More
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Gilberts in Plaster
Building services can more easily align with current interior design fashions with a new option in ventilation. Reflecting trending design for ceilings in commercial buildings, Gilberts has refined its standard, linear and high capacity slot diffuser border options to enable plasterwork to run right up to the vents cut out in the ceiling. With this the aesthetic is maintained without a visible chamfer or flanged edge. The new plaster border...Read More
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Waterloo Air - Indoor Air Quality Masterclass
Managing indoor air quality is an important factor in building design and now Waterloo Air Products PLC offers ‘An Introduction to Air Distribution’. The new course covers the principles of air distribution when using mixed flow, displacement and VAV (Variable Air Volume) systems. The day course is designed for building service engineers, architects and building professionals, and delivers knowledge of which system to choose and...Read More
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Formica - Rising Construction Costs Spark Growth in UK Office Refurbishment
Savills’ World Research spotlight on Office Refurbishments in UK Regional Cities Summer 2017 reveals that rising construction costs, along with build cost inflation, is causing developers to switch their attention to refurbishments. Refitting, often a key element of refurbishment, has also become a key component of many of today’s office upgrade. Formica Group, aware that a war on talent is feeding office design, is increasingly...Read More
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RCM Products - Histoire Du Louvre
Punkah louvres from RCM are suitable for high velocity spot cooling applications. The unit is fully adjustable and can be used as either a jet or diffuser air outlet. Fully adjustable for direction of throw, they are particularly useful when ventilation is required to remote areas as its' velocity reduces the length of duct required. In heating systems the high velocity air delivered from the Punkah louvre affords adequate forced convection, avoiding...Read More
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ARDEX Supporting the BBC’s DIY SOS Big Build in Telford
ARDEX are proud to play a part of the latest BBC DIY SOS Project in Telford. Both ARDEX A 38 Ultra Rapid Drying Cement for Internal & External Screeds and ARDEX X 77 MICROTEC Flexible Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive was used as part of a life changing transformation to the Cooper residence which could allow their 12 year old son to finally come home after over a year and a half of intensive care. Matthew had been cared...Read More
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ServaClean Shows its Football Skills
ServaClean has a proud history of developing Bar Systems for Football Clubs up and down the country - from Kilmarnock FC in the North to Norwich City FC in the East, Harlow Town FC in the South and Manchester City FC in the North West. Keen-eyed football supporters at Leeds United FC, Stoke City FC, Gillingham FC and Rushden & Diamonds may also have seen or made use of our bars as well. With the new football season...Read More
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Monodraught - New Ownership at Monodraught
After 10 years as part of VKR Holding, the management team at UK-based Monodraught will take ownership of the company. On June 30, VKR Holding sold UK based Monodraught - a manufacturer and installer of solutions for natural ventilation, cooling and lighting - to the management team at Monodraught. This transaction completes the divestment of VKR Group’s ventilation business area, which began in 2013. The Group now...Read More
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Schueco UK - Two more Schueco Systems Gain All-Important Q Mark Certification
Leading sustainable building envelope specialist, Schueco UK, has announced that as a system supplier two more of its popular sliding door systems - the Schueco ASS 70.HI lift/slide door and the Schueco ASS 70 FD folding/sliding door - have been awarded Q Mark Product Certification by Exova BM Trada. Both systems are widely specified right across the UK, being suitable for both commercial projects and the domestic...Read More
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