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RMIG - New Sound Absorbing Acoustic Panel System From RMIG
A new range of wall mounted and free-standing sound absorbing panels has been launched by RMIG for use in building interiors to reduce noise and reverberations caused by hard surfaces to improve sound quality in schools, public buildings, offices and a range of other applications. The ‘Wall’ range of compact acoustic panels is designed to improve the environment in buildings where echoes or high sound pressure levels cause...Read More
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DIMPLEX PV Helps Community To Work, Rest & Play
A Yorkshire community project that uses Dimplex solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate low carbon electricity and access the Feed-in Tariffs has starred in a TV commercial for confectionery giant Mars. The villagers of Carperby in beautiful Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park worked hard to raise the funds for a new sports and community building, securing sponsorship from Mars’ community programme, amongst other sources...Read More
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CROWN PAINTS Nurtures Young Talent At WorldSkills London 2011
Crown Paints has been supporting the brightest painting and decorating stars for over 33 years through its Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Award – an investment in the future of the industry that ensures standards are constantly improved. Against this backdrop, it was a natural progression for the company to become involved in the largest international skills competition and careers event in the world...Read More
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TARKETT Provides Sure Footing For Rising Stars At Sirius Academy
Students at the Sirius Academy in Hull have recently moved into a new, inspirational school building, which houses state-of-the-art facilities and features a variety of flooring solutions from Tarkett. The £48million building provides contemporary science and ICT facilities; a recording studio; hair and beauty salon; construction bays and an eco-dome for environmental science. The building can accommodate up to 1400 students, so the new...Read More
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ARTEMIDE GB - A Tribute To Light
The future of light at the focus of the new Artemide campaign "A strongly future-oriented tribute to light": this is how Ernesto Gismondi describes the ad concept of the new international campaign of Artemide. Ernesto Gismondi, founder and President of the Company whose brand epitomizes design and quality of light, has asked Elliott Erwitt, a renowned photographer and friend, to develop this vision. For some time Erwitt has been a...Read More
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SANDTOFT’S Tiles Used On Over 1100 Properties For Liverpool Mutual Homes
Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has refurbished 564 properties on the city’s Florence Melly Estate using Sandtoft’s Olympus clay double pantile. The project follows the renovation of 600 properties on the neighbouring Daneville Estate which featured Sandtoft’s Cassius clay roof tiles in Antique Slate. Dave Woods, Assistant Director (property services) at LMH, said: “Having partnered with Sandtoft for the Daneville refurbishment...Read More
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DAIKIN’S Self Cleaning Roundflow Cassette Almost Halves Energy Consumption...
Daikin’s Self Cleaning Roundflow Cassette has cut running costs by almost half during a year-long trial at a Wolverhampton shop - leading to a payback period of less than 12 months. The highly energy efficient self-cleaning ceiling cassettes, supplied by Daikin UK, were installed into the Coral bookmakers in Wolverhampton in July 2010 to run alongside an identical system without the self-cleaning function. The figures, just published...Read More
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POLYFLOR - Expona Paves The Way At Garden Centre
Antique Travertine from Polyflor’s Expona Design luxury vinyl tile collection was the flooring of choice when Otter Nurseries Wincanton Garden Centre was recently refurbished. Specialist design and business consultancy, Pleydell Smithyman, oversaw the total redesign of the centre and specified over 900m² of Expona for many of the higher traffic retail areas. Andrew Hughes, associate director at Pleydell Smithyman commented...Read More
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MARSHALL-TUFFLEX - Voltis Home: The Smart Choice For Domestic VO
Smart meters, smart homes – and now smart thinking that can slice up to 18% off domestic energy bills, all thanks to an intelligent unit that manages the power supply into properties. The technology is voltage optimisation and the system Voltis Home, developed by Marshall-Tufflex at its R&D base in Sussex. Voltis Home, recently launched at Nemex, is not the first domestic voltage optimisation system but it is the smartest...Read More
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HANSON Scoops Top Innovation Honours At BDA Awards
Hanson UK has scooped first prize in ‘the innovative use of brick and clay products’ category at the 2011 Brick Development Association (BDA) awards. Lawn House, a Code Level 6 ecohouse in Burbage, Leicestershire, is the first private development in the UK to be built using prefabricated brick and block cavity walls. The prefabricated panelling system increases the speed of on-site installation, improves quality and accuracy and...Read More
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VIESSMANN Awarded German Sustainability Award 2011 – Most Sustainable Brand
VIESSMANN Awarded German Sustainability Award 2011 – Most Sustainable Brand Sustainability is built deep into Viessmann’s company culture, says jury of leading academic, policy and management thinkers Viessmann, one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems, has been awarded a German Sustainability Award in the category ‘most sustainable brand' at the German Sustainability Congress...Read More
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EATON’S Latest Video Showcases UPS Paralleling Technology
Eaton has produced a video to provide a comprehensive and visual understanding of how its patented Powerware Hot Sync® load-sharing technology works. The video shows the technology in action phase by phase, and demonstrates its testing in real time. The video ( can be viewed on Eaton’s YouTube channel. Hot Sync technology guarantees maximum system availability and reliability...Read More
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OWA Makes A Noise At The Major European BAU Exhibition
Hundreds of OWA customers, architects and OWA staff from around the world visited OWA’s impressive stand at this year’s BAU exhibition in Munich. OWA (UK) Ltd took groups of customers to see their displays, and to enjoy the Bavarian hospitality, and bumped in to other OWA customers form several European countries, and from as far afield as South Africa. OWA’s stand featured the new Symphonia A (Class A absorber)...Read More
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TROX UK - Appointment Of New MD
The TROX Group has announced the appointment of Ian Sams as Managing Director of TROX UK, effective 1st October 2011. Sams replaces Ludger Bökmann (who has fulfilled the role of MD for the last two years), allowing Mr Bökmann to return to full-time duties as Head of International Business for the TROX Group. Ian Sams has spent more than half of his 30 year career in HVAC with TROX. In his sixteen years with the...Read More
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