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WILA - Flexibility Core To WILA’s New Ingenic® Range
With the launch of its new Ingenic® luminaire range at LuxLive 2011, WILA, a leading manufacturer of quality commercial luminaires, brings true design flexibility to commercial lighting projects. Created using high quality base components, this UK-designed and produced modular system has been developed to give specifiers the building blocks with which to create just the right luminaires for any commercial project. Based on a highly...Read More
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ANCON Awarded Prestigious ‘BuildingConfidence’ Accreditation
ANCON has been awarded the construction industry’s highest accolade for supplier excellence, the BuildingConfidence accreditation. Assessed by leading supply chain specialist, Achilles, BuildingConfidence is fast becoming the industry’s most trusted pre-qualification scheme. It enables construction buyers to identify suppliers which meet the standards required for their projects. Ancon’s accreditation was confirmed following...Read More
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Snow Hill station, the second largest train station in Birmingham, has undergone a refurbishment with the help of Pilkington Planar™ the leading frameless structural glazing system. Snow Hill is used by a large majority of the city’s commuters, making it a principal part of the city’s transport infrastructure. Two waiting rooms and two lift shafts, which provide access to the platforms, have been revamped with approximately 300-400m2 of the Pilkington...Read More
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CEMBRIT - B5 Helps Visitors Flock To Skokholm
Cembrit’s B5 corrugated sheet has recently been used for much needed restoration work to the visitor centre building on the remote island of Skokholm. Located just off the west coast of the Pembrokeshire peninsula, the island is uninhabited most of the year, but home to thousands of seabirds including around 50,000 pairs of Manx shearwaters – 20% of the world population, and an environment that will put great demands on any building...Read More
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STEADMANS Provides Cladding On Six New Industrial Units
Building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied complete building envelopes for six new industrial units in Cheadle, Staffordshire. Steadmans products were the choice of Cheadle-based Holward Construction, the architect, installer and main contractor for the speculative project in New Haden Road. The development features units measuring from 2,200 sq m to 5,000 sq m. The roofs and walls of the units incorporate 3,400...Read More
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CROWN TRADE Timonox Introduced At Shrewsbury College
The specification of Crown Trade’s Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings system in vibrant shades is helping to deliver a safer environment, without any compromise on aesthetics, at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology. The Crown Paints Colour Service team has worked with the College’s students and staff to create a bright and inspiring centre, creating a welcoming and appealing environment to staff, students and visitors...Read More
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LEVOLUX Takes A Bow At University Of Reading
Students at the University of Reading’s Department of Film, Theatre and Television (FT&T) are benefiting from the new £11 million ‘Minghella’ building, which features an impressive Timber Fin Solar Shading solution from Levolux. The two/three storey building, named in honour of award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director Anthony Minghella CBE, who sadly passed away in 2008, comprises a number of highly specialised...Read More
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HANSON UK Offers A New Website For All Ready-Mixed Concrete Needs
Hanson UK has launched a new website dedicated to helping builders and DIY enthusiasts with all their ready-mixed concrete needs. The site includes information on the company’s broad range of products for the home, which are all durable, crack-resistant and easy to place and compact. They can be used in a wide variety of applications from paths and driveways, garages and house foundations to internal flooring and steps. The new...Read More
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POLYFLOR - Polysafe Delivers Extra Care At Ewart House
Safety flooring products from Polyflor’s Polysafe collection have been installed at the award-winning Ewart House Extra-Care scheme in Harrow, West London, to provide a slip resistant surface in the communal areas and flats. Designed by JCMT Architects for Harrow Churches Housing Association, the scheme comprises 47 Extra-Care flats and seven wheelchair accessible flats. The development provides fully adaptable housing for...Read More
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SWISH BUILDING PRODUCTS - Regional Developer Heads For Greener Pastures...
Regional developer Cawrey Homes has specified Swish fascias, soffits and cladding in hazy grey for its new eco development, Fielding Meadow. The Leicestershire-based house builder is now in the final stages of the 34 home development in Ratby. Constructed to exacting standards, the two, three and four bedroom, homes have been designed to incorporate the latest energy saving technology to achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes...Read More
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BAXI-SENERTEC UK - Substantial Energy Savings For London Home With Mini-CHP
Although best known in the commercial heating sector, Baxi-SenerTec UK combined heat and power technology has recently been employed to save energy and cut carbon emissions in a residential property in London. A Dachs mini-CHP unit generates electricity whilst, at the same time, producing heat which feeds into the central heating system, supplemented by two newly installed condensing boilers. The property is a substantial...Read More
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FLÄKT WOODS - Exeter University Whole House Heat Recovery
Fläkt Woods is supplying whole house heat recovery units as part of an overall ventilation contract for student accommodation upgrade at Exeter University. The University is in the midst of a multi million investment programme on the Streatham Campus. A critical factor in the selection process has been the environmental sustainability of the construction and refurbishment activities, as well as ensuring that the University minimises carbon dioxide...Read More
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Terasaki hosted an Open Day on the 5th of October for specifiers based in Scotland. Visitors attended a CIBSE-endorsed CPD seminar, where they were introduced to Circuit Breakers, Cascade and Discrimination. Attendees could operate an Air Circuit Breaker, have hands-on demonstrations of Moulded Case Circuit Breakers and Distribution Boards and learn about all the services offered by Terasaki. Everyone had a guided tour...Read More
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UPS LTD - Innovative UPS Design Cuts Data Centre Carbon & Energy Costs
Advanced UPS technologies are helping to ease pressure, save money and help organisations meet their environmental responsibilities explains Mike Elms, Technical Services manager for Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited. UPS systems have long played a vital role in business critical IT power protection, with many data centres still running systems 20 years after installation. But demand has been increasing exponentially...Read More
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