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Issue 470 - 04 October 2011

KINGSPAN Access Flooring Specified For £100 Million Co-operative HQ

Kingspan access flooring is being installed in one of the largest commercial construction projects currently being undertaken in the North – a new £100 million head office in Manchester for the Co-operative Group. A total of 27,000m2 of Kingspan RMG panels is being installed in the 15 storey building over a 33 week period. Most of the flooring will have a finished floor height of 400mm to accommodate the building’s air conditioning system...Read More


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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC To Install World’s Fastest Elevators In Shanghai Tower

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it has received an order from Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd. for the installation of the world’s fastest elevators, travelling at 18 meters (or 59 feet) per second, in the Shanghai Tower currently under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The current world record for elevator speed is 1,010 meters per minute, which is approximately...Read More


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CROWN TRADE Protective Coatings - Shielding Metalwork For The Long Term

Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings deliver a decorative, aesthetic finish, which safeguards metalwork against the elements – with a choice of ten or fifteen years’ protection. The premium range includes High Build Rust Inhibiting Metal Primer and High Performance Gloss for Metal, as well as High Build Micaceous Iron Oxide. These coatings can be used to decorate and protect any correctly prepared new or previously painted ferrous or non-ferrous metalwork...Read More

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FLOWCRETE To Showcase Industrial & Commercial Flooring Innovations At TWM Show

Leading industrial and commercial flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK will be demonstrating its pioneering flooring systems, built on 30 years’ experience, at the Total Workplace Management Show. From stand number A79, the Flowcrete team will show how the company’s resin flooring offers facilities and estates managers ‘best in class’ solutions to meet all of their requirements underfoot - both functional and aesthetic. Innovations include Flowfast...Read More


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PRYSMIAN - Safe Racing For Commonwealth Games

Over 50,000 metres of Prysmian FP200 Gold® and FP600S have been installed in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, part of the National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome (NISA) in Glasgow. The Velodrome will contain a 250m high-banked wooden cycle track and an infield area for the cycling events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The entire complex will be one of the largest indoor sports facilities of its kind in Europe once it reaches final...Read More


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ARMSTRONG Cuts Installation Times & Carbon Impact For New Peterborough Hospital

HVAC equipment from Armstrong has speeded the way for the construction of the new Peterborough City Hospital, and will reduce energy costs and carbon impact of the site throughout its lifetime. The new £335 million Peterborough City Hospital brings together services provided by Peterborough District Hospital, Edith Cavell Hospital and Peterborough Maternity Unit. It incorporates 18 operating theatres, a 16-bed critical care unit, a dedicated unit for...Read More


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LEGRAND’S Innovation Recognised By Forbes

Legrand has been named in the top 100 of the world’s most innovative companies by Forbes Magazine. The company, which is the world leader in wiring devices and cable management, was ranked 80th in a list that was topped by and Amazon. Tony Greig, chief executive of Legrand in the UK, said: “This is a great honour for Legrand. It places us amongst some of the world’s leading brands and, even more importantly, recognises the focus...Read More

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POTTERTON COMMERCIAL - Increased Efficiency For Multi-Occupancy Residential...

Sirius SAT from Potterton Commercial is a range of Heat Interface Units (HIU) for the provision and control of heating and hot water within each dwelling of a residential block of flats that is served by a centralised plant room. A centralised system removes the necessity for individual boilers within each dwelling, allowing quick and easy access for maintenance. This method of heating also results in reduced installation costs, no flues or visible plumage...Read More


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LODGICO - Devon Children’s Centre Move Into Their Bespoke Log Building

Lodgico Ltd, a family owned business based in Barnstaple, North Devon, have recently completed a unique project to provide a log building for a Children’s Centre run by Barnardo’s. Lodgico, who are the official agents for Honka log homes from Finland, are known not only for building log homes but also designing bespoke buildings used for schools, Zoos and holiday lodges. The log building for the Children’s Centre in Tiverton was modified from...Read More


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EATON Donates Essential Equipment To DIY SOS: The Big Build In Aid Of BBC...

Eaton’s Electrical Sector has donated a large percentage of electrical equipment needed for DIY SOS: The Big Build’s biggest ever project in aid of BBC Children in Need. The renovation of the run-down Norris Green Youth Centre in north Liverpool is being undertaken as part of this year’s Children in Need campaign and will form the basis for a one-off special television programme to be broadcast in November. The Norris Green Youth Centre is a focus for optimism...Read More


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FURSE Attend RenewableUK Exhibition 2011

Thomas & Betts will be exhibiting their portfolio of market leading brands at the forthcoming RenewableUK Exhibition at Manchester Central Convention Complex from 25-27 October 2011. Thomas & Betts delivers innovative and reliable safety solutions from their renowned brand portfolio including Adaptaflex - flexible conduit systems, Furse - earthing, lightning and electronic systems protection, PMA - cable protection systems and Ty-Met®...Read More

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LEADERFLUSH SHAPLAND - GAI Training Course Success

19 employees from Leaderflush Shapland have been involved in the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers Diploma (GAI) training programme achieving an overall course pass rate of 95%. The GAI is solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry; the syllabus for the training programme is unique and leads to the UK’s only recognised qualification in ironmongery specification. No other scheme offers...Read More


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ELLIOTT To Design & Build New Primary School

Elliott Off-Site Building Solutions has been commissioned by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for the design and construction of a new extension at Riddlesden St Mary’s Primary School in Keighley, West Yorkshire. The school has a phased expansion plan for a range of increased accommodation requirements including classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and internal alterations to the existing buildings. Phase 1 of the works being...Read More


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FORMICA GROUP - Forest Stewardship Council Awards Formica Group’s European...

All of Formica Group’s European manufacturing sites and distribution centres have achieved the internationally-recognised Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC) certification from leading accreditation body, BM TRADA. This ensures that materials used in the production of Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL) and wood-based bonded items are from sustainably managed sources. FSC Chain of Custody tracks FSC-certified material...Read More


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