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Issue 464 - 13 September 2011

CEMBRIT - Hafod Goes Green With Cemwood

Over 1000 planks of Cembrit’s Cemwood have been used on a recently finished housing project for Hafod Housing Association in Bridgend, South Wales. Built to comply with Code Level 4 for Sustainable Homes, the development, Cae Gleision, features thirty one properties in a mixture of houses, flats and bungalows. Cemwood, is used as façade cladding on some properties and helped the project reach Code 4 Status due to it being a long-lasting...Read More


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UKHOMEINTERIORS - New Contemporary Cornice

Four new profiles have been added to the range of Contemporary Cornices offered by mail order company, ukhomeinteriors. Featuring simple, clean lines these cornices project much further across the ceiling than down the wall, and offer a unique, contemporary look for modern homes and offices. Two new 'Classic' profiles have been produced to complement existing 'Premier' profiles as a cheaper alternative for when budget is a prime consideration...Read More


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STEADMANS Supplies Poppy Red Building Envelope For Garden Centre

Steadmans composite roof and wall panels in poppy red have been chosen for the building envelope of a new extension at Greenside Nursery Garden Centre in Lanark, Scotland. Greenside Nursery wanted to extend its existing store area and appointed Lanark-based R J Doak and Sons as the main contractor for the project. The roof and wall structures of the new building incorporated over 500 lin metres of Steadmans’ AS35 100mm thick insulated panels...Read More

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FLOWCRETE UK - Information Flows With New Flowcrete UK Website

Leading commercial and industrial flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK has utilised the latest in online technology to deliver a brand new website that provides a constantly evolving platform to update and inform users on the world of specialist flooring. operates as a central hub to signpost visitors to a depth of content relating to all aspects of flooring specification from substrate to floor finish, with features including a technical zone...Read More


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HANSON UK - New Multicem Waterproof Packaging Is Bags Better

Hanson UK’s Multicem cement is now available in waterproof packaging, making it easier to use and reducing wastage. The plastic packaging means that the product does not need to be covered or stored in a dry place on site, saving builders time and money. The new bags are also easier to open and handle and pour the cement powder more smoothly. Multicem is a high quality, high performance air-entrained*packed cement suitable for use in...Read More


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PMA UK - Running Hot & Cold? PMA Products Provide The Solution For Difficult Desert...

Manufactured from high-grade, specially modified polyamide materials, PMA AG cable protection systems have triumphed in evaluations for their suitability for use in desert conditions. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cable protection systems, PMA have put their polyamide range of products to the test in some of the toughest conditions on the planet; from snow-topped mountain railways to pest-ridden environments – but now, PMA have one more...Read More


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TROX Bespoke Chilled Beams Chosen For Refurbishment Of Listed 18th Century...

Bespoke-designed TROX Multi Service Chilled Beams (MSCBs) have been chosen to meet the demanding interior design brief for a magnificent 18th century building in the Netherlands. The project came about when project management company A T Osborne decided to refurbish the listed Villa Rusthoek in Baarn, near Utrecht, as its new offices. Built in 1771, and altered substantially in 1905, the building is a national monument and a previous residence of...Read More

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In line with our remit on excellence in product innovation and training, UK Flood Barriers are now members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network. Through our unerring focus on pioneering and ‘passive’ flood resistant technology, we are proud to be driving the flood defence sector towards maturity with our RIBA CPD accredited presentation. Entitled ‘Climate change and sustainability in the flood defence market’, the presentation is part of the newly launched...Read More


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Business is positively buzzing for Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management, which has secured a number of high profile contracts for its technologically advanced power saving/sub-metering systems for installations ranging from hospitals to a prison, library, council offices, motorcycle showroom and even an ice cream manufacturer. The company’s Voltis voltage optimisation system has recently been specified by local authorities including Redbridge...Read More


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POTTERTON COMMERCIAL - The Paramount Two High Efficiency Condensing Boiler...

The Paramount two range of wall hung high efficiency condensing boilers uses the very latest in heating technology by incorporating the proven aluminium/silicon alloy heat exchanger, which comes with a ten year guarantee*. This boiler delivers advanced ultra low NOx performance of less than 20mg/kWh, exceeding Class 5, and up to 109% net energy efficiency. Heating and domestic hot water requirements are controlled by the user friendly...Read More


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BELIMO AUTOMATION UK - CM Actuators With Supercap Module. For Extreme...

Closing function guaranteed - regardless. Air conditioning equipment in particularly exposed locations is often subject to extreme ambient conditions. Yet indoor comfort must not be impaired no matter how uninviting the weather. With the new supercap module, the outdoor dampers are guaranteed to close – even if a power failure occurs. Integrated energy storage. Low outside temperatures, strong winds and inclement weather represent a daunting challenge...Read More

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LEADERFLUSH SHAPLAND - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Benefits From...

A £40 million redevelopment of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will help to provide world class children's services, improved facilities for people living with HIV, a new outpatient area and better emergency care. The project which includes a two-storey extension to the main hospital building will also upgrade the hospital’s infrastructure to reduce its carbon footprint and cut energy costs. 303 doorsets from Leaderflush Shapland’s Designer, Extended...Read More


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HONEYWELL - Team Honeywell Race To Victory Again

Leading manufacturer of heating controls, Honeywell, secured another win in the glorious sunshine at the Fun Cup series at Brands Hatch last month, in what has been described as the most thrilling race of the series so far. Team Honeywell made a blinding start, moving from sixth position to take the lead from the first corner until the finish line, leaving the other teams battling for podium position. The winning strategy was a combination of outstanding driving skills...Read More


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DULUX TRADE Does A Grand Job At Weston Super Mare Pier

A range of coatings from the Dulux Trade portfolio has been used in the prestigious reconstruction of the Grand Pier in Weston Super Mare. Dulux Trade Metalshield, Vinyl Matt and Supermatt are amongst a variety of products selected to help bring the high profile attraction back to life after it was destroyed by fire in 2008. From the outset, Bristol architects, Angus Meek, and construction company, Sisk, aimed to create a contemporary, 21st century structure...Read More


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