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RMIG Gives The Big Picture To New Music Building At Danish School
A new music studies building at Skansevejens School in Denmark incorporates a unique façade, which uses precision perforated steel from RMIG to depict large photographic quality images of children singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. Designed by leading Danish architects and consultants Kærsgaard & Andersen and located at Nørresundby in the Aalborg region of Demark, the interior of the new 200m2 music facility incorporates...Read More
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SWISH BUILDING PRODUCTS - New Swish Building Products Accreditation ‘Scores’...
Swish Building Products has obtained the responsible sourcing Certification BES6001 across its roofline range becoming one of the first materials companies outside the aggregates industry to do so. This means that Swish can now offer new build customers maximum points under the Mat 2&3 responsible sourcing sections of the Code for Sustainable Homes, something previously only achieved using FSC timber. Greg Wilde, Swish Building Products...Read More
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TARKETT Makes Lawful Entry At Newcastle University
The Law School at Newcastle University occupies a series of elegant late Victorian townhouses, which have recently been refurbished and extended to provide a new main entrance, reception area and improved access to facilities. Tarkett iQ Megalit vinyl tiles were installed throughout the new single storey extension creating a bold, welcoming entrance. Ces Maddison, of project architects Tench Maddison Ash, explained the choice of flooring...Read More
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SADOLIN Colour Creates A Splash With Beach Hut Transformation In Bournemouth
Sadolin Superdec is playing a key role in the seaside town of Bournemouth, which is using colour in an inspirational way to reflect the resort’s vibrant outlook. Forty-five beach huts at the Alum Chine area of the resort have been transformed with a pastel colour scheme, based on one of the key colour trends for 2011 forecast by The Crown Paints’ Colour Panel. The project follows on from the successful introduction of Sadolin Superdec...Read More
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CEMBRIT - Help Is At Hand With Cembrit
Cembrit, specialist in natural and fibre cement slates, has supplied several thousand Jutland slates to a £9 million state of the art nursing home in Cardiff. The blue/black slates were installed by Camilleri Roofing, and have created a high quality and neat looking finish to the new facility. Designed by Boys Rees Architect, Ty Catrin Hospital is a 44 bed mental health rehabilitation hospital in Cardiff. Funding for the project was achieved when...Read More
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KALZIP By The Caseload
Kalzip has produced an impressive new 48 page brochure packed with eye-catching photographs portraying dozens of exciting building project case studies from all over the British Isles. “This brochure is full of the most imaginative examples of the way in which a simple, well engineered sheet material can be made to dance to the changing rhythm of architectural time,” says architect and broadcaster, Maxwell Hutchinson. ‘Kalzip national case studies’...Read More
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LONGDEN Solid Timber Panelled Doors For Exclusive Homes
Longden beautifully hand crafted, luxury solid timber panelled doors have been gracing our finest buildings for well over a hundred years with many historic buildings relying on Longden’s expertise to maintain and preserve their heritage. These same traditional skills are used to create Longden's superb range of bespoke doorsets for luxury homes achieving the perfect balance between style, function and performance. Using only the finest quality timbers...Read More
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SE CONTROLS - Why Automate Windows' Part 2 Window Orientation & Cabling
Will Perkins - Managing Director - SE Controls. In this series of articles by Will Perkins we look at the provision of adaptive natural ventilation for healthy and efficient buildings and the safety provision of smoke ventilation. The series attempts to explain some of the pitfalls in the lack of early design and understanding of such systems. The process of opening windows of any orientation can be automated to provide easy access to the outside air...Read More
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SIEMENS Celebrates “Topping Out” Ceremony For City Development Centre
"The Crystal" brings together expert know-how and visitor experience under one roof. The Siemens centre for urban sustainability, a knowledge hub, an education and exhibition facility, is currently under construction in London. On Wednesday 26th October, the company held the topping-out ceremony for the new building, an event attended by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Outstanding in both its architectural and environmental features...Read More
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SPIRAX SARCO Opens New State-Of-The-Art Steam Technology Centre
Spirax Sarco shows its continued commitment to world-class training with the opening of its UK Steam Technology Centre. The centre is the only training facility in the UK to offer a fully-operational steam system with SCADA control. This enables it to enhance the quality of training across Spirax Sarco’s array of steam engineering courses, as well as supporting live technology demonstrations. The revamped centre offers a variety of training courses...Read More
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DANFOSS - Supermarket Chain Reduces Carbon Footprint By A Third With CO2
A year ago, only two of Sainsbury’s 800 stores used CO2 in their refrigeration systems. Today the number has increased to 50 and Sainsbury’s aims to replace F-gases with CO2 across all their stores. Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of UK supermarkets, was the first retailer to make a commitment to convert every store across the UK to CO2 refrigeration. In doing so, their carbon footprint will be reduced by a third. It may sound strange that...Read More
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BDR THERMEA’S New E-CPD Learning Hub – Your Answer To Continuing Professional...
BDR Thermea has introduced a dedicated, on-line e-CPD hub for the heating and hot water industry. At, architects and specifiers will find a wealth of specialist knowledge and support, enabling them to maintain their professional development in line with the CPD learning regime. Simon Osborne, BDR Thermea’s Specification Channel Manager says, “The e-CPD hub is another exciting progression for our industry...Read More
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ABB Appoints New Capacitor Service Manager
New appointment further reinforces ABB’s portfolio of support services for power quality installations ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has further reinforced its portfolio of services for power quality applications with the appointment of Simon Lynd as LV Capacitor Service Manager. Simon, who has joined ABB from NWP Power Systems, has a wealth of experience in the electrical network service industry. He will focus...Read More
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WEATHERITE BUILDING SERVICES - Top Marks For School Kitchen Upgrades
When Cambridgeshire County Council upgraded kitchen ventilation systems at six schools, Weatherite Building Services (WBS) provided the ideal solution. The work at the six primary schools in Wisbech, St. Neots and Swavesey is part of the first two phases of a five-year programme of kitchen safety improvements for the council’s School Meals service. The aim of the programme is to bring all the county’s schools up to current standards...Read More
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