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Munters - Low Dew Point Climate Control for Battery Research at University of...
The Energy Materials Group at the University of Birmingham works with moisture sensitive materials such as lithium-ion, sodium-ion, and solid-state chemistries, all of which require very dry climate conditions to prevent damage, explosive reactions, and to ensure product integrity. Working in a listed building Munters agreed to be the principal contractor for this project, and as the research team had worked in existing...Read More
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Legrand - A Property Like No Other
Hawkes Place is a property like no other. Situated in Sevenoaks, Kent, one homeowner has created a truly unique building where every room is connected through home automation devices. Designed and built by Tony Gotts as a personal project, the three bedroom, one-storey property was the first smart home he had built. The unique design sees each room completely curved, with no square corners in sight. With the entire...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Secondary Glazed Curved on Plan Units Create a Splash at...
A swimming pool and spa area within a Grade II Listed home has been extensively refurbished to a high standard, with the assistance of Selectaglaze sealed units and curved on plan secondary glazing. Kidderpore Hall sits atop the Childs Hill neighbourhood of Hampstead, once a rural area. This imposing Greek revival ‘country home’ was built for John Teil in 1843 upon his return to England following his success in the tanneries of...Read More
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Unitrunk - The Devil’s in the Data
Data management has never been more important than in the last 12 months. With the many employees switching to remote working, record online shopping figures and video streaming service use going through the roof, because of the pandemic, the Data Centre industry has grown exponentially. “Fuelled by growth during the Covid-19 pandemic, data centre revenue will touch $948 billion by the end of the decade, according to...Read More
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RCM - Grilles, Louvres & Diffusers Manufacturers Since 1948
RCM was established in 1948 as Richard Crittal Marine, manufacturing the ‘Stylojet’ diffuser range of products, and was based in Great Portland Street, London. In the intervening years, we have developed into one of the country’s leading suppliers of air distribution equipment, with a reputation for providing the very highest quality products backed up with our second to none customer care. Operating from our manufacturing facility in...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Vapour Control Layers in Zinc Roofing: What You...
SIG Zinc & Copper look at vapour control layers; what they are, why you need them in zinc roofing and what we recommend. What is a Vapour Control Layer (VCL)? A vapour control layer is a thin layer of membrane which is designed to limit the passing of water vapour and moisture through your roof construction. Within an occupied building, water vapour is created from people and from the building contents and equipment. The ISSE...Read More
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