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STEADMANS Panels Specified At New Rural Retail Centre
Building products manufacturer Steadmans has provided a complete roofing system for a new retail centre comprising a shop and restaurant at Kilnford Farm in Dumfries, Scotland. Rural Priorities Funding awarded Kilnford Farm over £300,000 to renovate a traditional barn complex to enable it to create a retail centre which stocks and sells quality produce from Dumfries and Galloway. The main contractor appointed on the project was Dumfries...Read More
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SIG DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - Rhepanol Weathers The Storms
Bad weather has always made life difficult for contractors but even more so in the last few years when snow and ice have caused widespread disruption to the UK’s roofing industry. One of SIG Design & Technology’s Rhepanol PIB contractors, Complete Roofing, explains how their membrane choice minimised disruption from adverse weather in a high-profile project in Folkestone. Gary Lambert of Broadstairs-based Complete Roofing chose...Read More
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LEADERFLUSH SHAPLAND - Doorsets For Education
Doors and doorsets in schools and colleges have many unique requirements which can appear daunting for specifiers unless they have the appropriate guidance. With around a third of our total business coming from the education sector, Leaderflush Shapland has a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience and can provide cost effective, rationalised doorset solutions that consider the latest legislation and guidance whilst satisfying a wide...Read More
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DIMPLEX - Harvest Time With Dimplex At Slepe Farm
Nearly 2,000 Dimplex solar PV (photovoltaic) panels have been installed at a new solar power station in Dorset, the largest of its kind in the county and capable of generating enough electricity for around 200 average homes. The scheme was commissioned by renewable power station operator Farm Power and was designed and built by Reading-based Dimplex installer partner Anesco, the national energy efficiency solutions company...Read More
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CROWN TRADE’S Fast Drying Cladding System - Transforming Exteriors
Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings Fast Drying Cladding System breathes new life into tired exteriors - transforming metal cladded surfaces under an economical and easy to achieve refurbishment process. The system is developed to specifically adhere to pre-coated and weathered metal cladding and other external features that have become dull and discoloured over time. Ideal for environments including retail, sports hall and...Read More
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SE CONTROLS - Placing SE Controls On The Map
Completed early this year, the new Ordnance Survey headquarters in Southampton is one of a growing number of office buildings meeting the demand for high levels of energy savings. An adaptive natural ventilation solution was specified from SE Controls, which works in conjunction with other low energy systems and has ultimately led to the building being awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The new Ordnance Survey headquarters consists...Read More
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HONEYWELL CONTROL SYSTEMS - Be An Instant Hero With Honeywell Training
With its continued commitment to training and development, leading heating specialist Honeywell has launched its latest programme of installer training days, in line with its ‘Fit a Thermostat’ campaign. For installers who want a better understanding of heating systems and modern control systems, installer training days feature in-depth information on installation best practice, detailed wiring demonstrations and practical sessions...Read More
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JS HUMIDIFIERS Achieves Bronze Investors In People
JS Humidifiers has recently achieved the prestigious Bronze standard Investors in People award. This puts JS in the top 7% of organisations which gain Investors In People, as it requires the company to go above and beyond the normal procedures for employee development. Steve Verney, Managing Director at JS Humidifiers, comments, “An important part of JS Humidifiers’ success has always been to support and develop...Read More
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LAIDLAW Doorset 'Hat-Trick' At Derby Riverlights
The £100m Derby Riverlights city centre development is adjacent to River Derwent and has already become one of the East Midlands’ foremost leisure, living and business landmarks. Occupying over 46,000m2, the project incorporates a casino, Holiday Inn and Hilton hotels, bars, restaurants, retail units and a new bus station. Laidlaw Solutions Group company Saturn Architectural Ironmongery project-managed the supply of over 660 doorsets...Read More
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ACTION STORAGE Releases Winter Kits For Businesses’ So They Can Keep Their...
Every year businesses are warned to be prepared for snow, but every year services and workplaces seem to grind to a halt. With forecasters already predicting heavy snowfall, Action Storage has announced details of how its new Winter Preparation Kits can help retailers, businesses, schools and other organisations to keep their doors open throughout the busy festive season. Heavy snowfall is estimated to cost UK businesses £1.2 billion...Read More
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EATON Corporation Builds on 100 Years of Innovative Ideas to Position Company...
Eaton Corporation is today celebrating its 100th anniversary of providing customers around the world with innovative and sustainable products and systems. Founded as a small axle business in 1911, Eaton has evolved to become a global power management company and a leader in energy-efficient technologies that help its customers use power more safely and effectively. “Our company has grown and changed considerably during its first...Read More
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ANDREWS Solar Water Heating For Tayside Divisional Police HQ
Andrews Water Heaters, part of Baxi Commercial Division, has supplied an award-winning gas-fired storage water heater and a solar water heating package which have been installed in a two-phase refurbishment project at Tayside Police’s Divisional Headquarters in Perth. Tayside Police covers the three areas of Perth & Kinross, Angus and Dundee. Perth & Kinross - known as Western Division - is the largest geographically, covering an area of some...Read More
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LEGRAND Scoops Electrical Industry Award
Legrand has crowned the hugely successful launch of its Salamandre trunking by winning the best Marketing Campaign of the Year award at the Electrical Industry Awards, which were held at the Royal Garden Hotel, London on October 20th, 2011. The award winning campaign, which launched the innovative new trunking during the first quarter of 2011, combined advertising, social media, a dedicated micro site and a UK-wide road show that took the...Read More
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FORMICA GROUP - Discover Formica® Products At Material Lab, London
The UK’s leading manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), Formica Group, can now be found at design resource studio Material Lab. Samples of material will be on display from the full Formica Group product portfolio. Ideally situated in a central London location near Oxford Street, Material Lab is accessible and convenient for many architects, specifiers and designers to look, feel and discover what exciting products Formica Group...Read More
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