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Issue 472 - 11 October 2011

CEMBRIT - Glendyne Restores Victorian Property

Glendyne natural roofing slate from Cembrit, has helped preserve the traditional appearance and character of a recently refurbished Victorian property in Sheffield. Chosen for its similar appearance to the original slate, Glendyne has proved once again to be the ideal, easy-to-source, cost-effective replacement for Welsh Slate. Located in Crookes on the outskirts of Sheffield, the detached property was built in 1888. The property has attic rooms and...Read More


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KNAUF DRYWALL Brio Provides Peace Of Mind For Premier Inn

Premier Inn’s ‘Good Night Guarantee’ is now reinforced by the outstanding sound insulation provided by the innovative Brio system of easily installed dry floor screed boards developed by Knauf Drywall, the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems. Premier Inn, the UK’s biggest budget hotel chain, offers all guests the unique ’Good Night Guarantee’ – which means guests who are not 100% satisfied with their stay get a full refund...Read More


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WAVIN - Caistor Heritage Heats Up Thanks To Thermoboard UFH

Thermoboard underfloor heating (UFH) from Wavin has been installed as part of a high-profile refurbishment which is the focus of a prime time BBC documentary. Presented by property expert Sarah Beeny and broadcast this summer, the programme – part of the Village SOS series – followed the transformation of a former Methodist Chapel in Caistor, Lincolnshire, into a state-of-the art Heritage Centre with cafe, workshops and a library. The refurbishment of...Read More

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SADOLIN Ultra® Proves A Clear Winner At Chester Zoo

The premium woodcare system Sadolin Ultra® has made the grade in extensive product performance trials at Chester Zoo. After an extensive 18 month testing regime, the maintenance team at the major UK attraction has opted to switch its woodcare specification to the highly translucent woodstain, on the basis of its exceptional durability, all weather protection, longevity of finish – and environmental features. Sadolin Ultra’s formulation...Read More


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CATNIC - Bespoke Lintels Meet Creative Design

Catnic, the pioneer for steel lintels, has recently provided 142 lintels for Dunboyne Court, a new Sanctuary Care independent living complex in St Marychurch, Torquay. The project required both curved on plan and corner lintels, which would not only meet the design requirements but also the load capacity for the building. Dunboyne Court is a 45-apartment complex, which enables its residents to not only live independently in their own home but have support...Read More


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As the UK’s leading bespoke performance doorset manufacturer, Leaderflush Shapland has extensive experience and unrivalled expertise, regularly representing the industry on regulations and standard development committees. As part of our commitment to education and training, Leaderflush Shapland offer a series of technical seminars on dedicated topics intended for architectural practices and contractors. Each seminar lasts...Read More


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GE POWER - 10 Months To Go – London 2012 Is Already A Winning Showcase For GE

GE equipment and technology is featuring in every Olympic Park venue at next year’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Advanced energy systems, high tech lighting, uninterruptible power supplies, state of the art healthcare imaging equipment and electric car charging points are among the GE innovations being showcased at next summer’s 30th Olympiad in an estimated 75 GE Olympic Games projects. GE’s London 2012 presence follows...Read More

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BELIMO AUTOMATION UK - Damper Actuators IP66 & IP66/67. Endurance Test Fulfilled

Reliable even under extreme conditions. Belimo damper and valve actuators with the IP66 or greater degree of protection resist cold, dust, moisture and aggressive gases. They are available as rotary, fast running and emergency control actuators – not only for interior applications in severely contaminated areas but also for outside weather conditions. Enormously robust. Dampers and valves are exposed to extreme conditions in many locations...Read More


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BAXI-SENERTEC UK - Dundee City Council Discovers Sustainable Heating Solution...

Dachs mini-CHP from Baxi-SenerTec UK, part of Baxi Commercial Division, has been identified by Dundee City Council as a consistently cost-effective element of its drive to achieve energy efficiency. Dundee, recognised throughout history as a leader in many areas and not least as the City of Discovery, is playing an influential role in the nationwide drive to create a sustainable energy infrastructure for the long-term. The City Council has trialled different...Read More


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UKHOMEINTERIORS - The UK’s Biggest Online Easy Fit Cornice Range

Ukhomeinteriors offer the biggest UK online range of easy fit coving and cornice. Made from high grade polymer materials these mouldings, once installed, are indistinguishable from plaster. They have a similar surface texture and the same quality of sharp detailing in the mould. Where they differ significantly from plaster though is in their ease of installation. They are light enough for one person to install, and are not brittle and so are less prone...Read More


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HONEYWELL CONTROL SYSTEMS - Heating Specialist Honeywell Is Urging Installers...

As we move forward into the winter months, I feel it necessary to highlight to installers the need for them to check that homes have the correct provisions for frost protection installed. Water freezing in a building’s pipework causes pipes to expand, leading to cracking and flooding when they thaw, causing costly damage to the fabric of a house as well as a homeowner’s possessions. With the current drive to save money and reduce energy consumption...Read More

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HITACHI - Innovation For A Greener Future From Hitachi

Over 4500 visitors to the first ever Renewables Roadshow were able to see for themselves high-quality heating products from Hitachi during stops in Glasgow, Harrogate, Bolton, Coventry, Cheltenham and London. The roadshow, organised by the Renewables Roadshow team and sponsored by the Plumb Center, showcased the very latest technologies and training available to trade professionals in popular venues such as Wembley Stadium and the Ricoh...Read More


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EATON Beats The Feed-In Tariff Deadline!

Working to very tight timescales to ensure completion before changes to the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) for solar PV installations over 50kW were implemented; Eaton’s Electrical Sector has designed, manufactured and supplied comprehensive turnkey BoS (Balance of System) solutions for major solar energy parks at Howbery Park in Oxfordshire, Wheal Jane in Cornwall and at a farm site in Cambridgeshire. These sites were developed by Lightsource Renewable Energy...Read More


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DANFOSS Welcomes Record Visitors To Their Stand At The Energy Event

The 2011 Energy Event exhibition held at the NEC, Birmingham on the 13th and 14th September was attended by over 4000 visitors. Danfoss were the only drives company exhibiting this year and would like to say a big thank you to all those who spared the time to visit us on stand 2808. The dedicated Danfoss HVAC stand hosted over 85 visitors with the emphasis on energy reduction in buildings for the future. The new Danfoss HVAC Planet application...Read More


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