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Issue 466 - 20 September 2011

SE CONTROLS - Birmingham University Adopts A Night Purge Natural Ventilation...

The Metallurgy and Materials building at Birmingham University is a 3-storey construction comprising over 14,800m2 of gross floor space and was constructed in 1966 and designed by Sir Philip Dowson of Arup Associates. The building consists of four similar three-storey blocks linked at the corners. The frame is of pre-cast reinforced concrete with columns in groups of four with the whole design planned as a tartan grid, allowing services to be carried...Read More


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KNAUF DRYWALL - Dry Floor Screed Faster & More Stable Than Wet Screeds & Decking

Suitable for newbuild or refurbished residential and commercial buildings, Brio Dry Floor Screed offers many real advantages over traditional wet screeds and timber decks such as better stability, the speed and ease of installation, and higher quality. It creates a robust and monolithic floor with excellent loading. This gypsum fibre board is virtually thermally transparent, so it works well with underfloor heating systems offering responsive heating at low running...Read More


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MONODRAUGHT - Windcatchers Help Tesco Reduce The Carbon Footprint Of Its New...

Tesco, which is committed to reducing the operational carbon footprint of all its stores by 50% by the year 2020, has installed Monodraught Windcatcher natural ventilation systems in its new 17,000 sq ft superstore in Marlborough, Wiltshire. Hollyann Holdsworth of Tesco says the four Windcatchers, which will deliver natural ventilation to the store’s main sales area, have been specified to reduce the amount of energy used in its stores, which in turn reduces energy...Read More

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TARKETT Accessories Provide The Perfect Finish

Tarkett is a worldwide leader in the provision of flooring solutions and offers a range of accessories to add the perfect finishing touch to the look of any floor. Designed exclusively for the building industry, Tarkett’s accessories range is a complete package of solutions to ensure that you have the right product, for the right place and at the right price. Tarkett accessories can be used with all Tarkett heterogeneous and homogeneous vinyl and linoleum...Read More


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CATNIC - Strength With Catnic

The strength and durability of Catnic’s steel lintels have recently been utilised in the construction of the Medical Centre in Corfe Castle, Dorset. A total of 43 lintels have been used to provide support above both internal and external doors. The company’s CN5XA and CN6XC Classic Box lintels were used to provide support above the internal doors. The CN5XA is a standard duty lintel and the CN6XC is a heavy-duty option. Both lintel products are for use...Read More


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PROFILE LIGHTING SERVICES - New Purpose-Built Factory For Profile Lighting

Profile Lighting Services has relocated to new premises in Bishop’s Stortford, where design, manufacturing, assembly and administration are now all housed in a modern purpose-built factory. With floor space of 22,000 sq. ft. the new factory has the advantage of being very close to the company’s previous location, so that disruption has been kept to a minimum during the move. The building is equipped to the highest standard and the co-location of commercial...Read More


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RENDERPLAS Caring With Sustainability

PVCu external render beads from Renderplas are part of the sustainability detailing of a new care home in Dundee for the Balhousie Care Group. Renderplas PVCu beads are both sustainable in their manufacture, and are contributing to the effectiveness of the highly insulated structural envelope of the Clement Park Care Home, preventing thermal bridges which could be introduced when using steel beads, and which would result in heat loss and cold...Read More

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KALZIP XT Roofing Ideal For Slough Bus Station

Over 1,200 sqm of Kalzip’s aluminium standing seam roofing system, including 1,000 sqm of revolutionary Kalzip XT profile and smooth curved sheets have been installed on the impressive new Slough Bus Station. bblur Architecture was responsible for the futuristic design concept and delivery of this iconic building on behalf of their client, Slough Borough Council for use by local bus operators. Main contractor McLaren Construction Group appointed...Read More


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BAXI-SENERTEC UK - CHP Units Rise To University Challenge

Baxi-SenerTec UK is helping the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to meet its building energy management objectives with the installation of a pair of its Dachs Mini-CHP (combined heat and power) units. UCLan, one of the largest universities in the UK with a student and staff community of more than 35,000, is in the middle of a programme to install on-site power generation technology that can reduce its need for grid connected electricity and help...Read More


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LAIDLAW Hat-Trick Of Hastings Health & Education Projects

Laidlaw Solutions has supplied 450 Orbis timber laminated and painted doorsets with factory-fitted Orbis Commercial ironmongery to Sussex South Coast College, a £65M element of the £71m Hastings Station Plaza mixed residential, educational, office and retail development. The variety of door colours, coded for each of the 6 floors, is immediately evident when entering the atrium which links the 4 BREEAM 'Excellent' 6-storey buildings. The college...Read More


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ELLIOTT Announce Major New Contract Win

Elliott Off-Site Building Solutions has been commissioned by East Norfolk Sixth Form College to design and build a new canteen and two-storey classroom block. The award of this new contract continues a hugely successful relationship with the College that was established in 2003. During that time, Elliott has been awarded three separate contracts, included the current works, along with two further classroom blocks and a sports hall, for a total of £7m...Read More

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MARSHALL-TUFFLEX - Powerpoles Enhance Passenger Security Area At Busy UK Airport

Technical performance, great aesthetics and ease of installation clinched the deal for Marshall-Tufflex’s Powerpole cable containment solution to handle power and data feeds within the new ‘One Terminal’ facility at Birmingham Airport, the UK’s second largest outside London. The airport handled more than 8.5 million passengers last year (2010) and is expecting that number to grow, particularly now that its facilities have been improved with the £13m...Read More


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JS HUMIDIFIERS Competes In Little Britain

JS Humidifiers has recently competed in the Little Britain Challenge Cup sailing regatta onboard its yacht Juliet Sierra and came 12th in the Cruiser class. The Little Britain Challenge Cup is the largest annual corporate yachting regatta in Europe and attracted 89 entrants this year exclusively from the construction industry. The three-day event took place in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and helped to raise close to £100,000 for charities such as the Ellen...Read More


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