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Issue 458 - 23 August 2011

BILCO UK - Summer Riots: A Timely Safety Warning To Employers

Our screens have been ablaze with images of stores, offices and warehouses burning uncontrollably across London and other cities over the summer. The actions of rioters, looters and arsonists have left a stain on the country and brought home the risk to innocent people of being caught up in fires and trapped inside blazing buildings. James Fisher, UK/Europe general manager at Bilco, sees the fire-raising disturbances as a timely reminder to...Read More


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AVK|SEG (UK) LTD - Managing Director, Nick Bradshaw, Presents Sales Award...

At SDMO’s recent 20th anniversary celebration dinner held at Cranage Hall in Cheshire, AVK were presented with an award for ‘sales achievement 2010’. AVK have won this award for the third year running in recognition of their sales activity in large generator systems market for the provision of major power schemes in the data centre and telecommunications markets. Chris Pritchard, Managing Director of AVK|SEG (UK) Ltd, said “AVK are proud to accept...Read More


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DORMA Goes For Gold At The Olympic Village

With less than a year until the start of the Olympics and all six permanent world class venues now complete, the London Olympic Park is now on track to deliver a truly spectacular show in 2012. This British success story has been made possible by the work of thousands of companies who have won contracts to deliver products and services on this high profile project and include DORMA, the global market leader of door controls, automatics...Read More


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LEVOLUX Keeps Teddington Pupils Cool

Following a £36 million development under the BSF scheme, Teddington School, in south west London is proud of its new state-of-the-art building, with its solar panels and a naturally effective Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Opened in September 2010, the new school building, designed by BDP Architects, is not only extremely energy efficient, achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, but also makes effective use of residual space, previously...Read More

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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC - Renewable Technology Helps Giant Otter & Friends Stay Warm

As one of the world’s rarest animals, the magnificent South American giant otter is a real treat for visitors to the South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria and now, thanks to the installation of renewable technology by Hecol Ltd, the animals – and their furry friends – are provided with energy efficient heating and ventilation, all year round. Hecol, which operates throughout the UK, has installed renewable technology from Mitsubishi Electric including seven...Read More


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PILKINGTON Spacia™ Impresses At BRE

Market leading Pilkington energiKare™ Legacy – ultra-thin energy-efficient vacuum glazing has returned to its original global name - Pilkington Spacia™. This innovative glass from the NSG Group has been successfully installed in Japan for more than 12 years, and now features at the construction research consultancy, the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The Victorian Terrace at the BRE has been refurbished into three energy-efficient homes...Read More


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TARKETT Achieves Zero Waste To Landfill

Tarkett has long been a pioneer in the flooring industry, leading the field in developing truly sustainable flooring solutions, alongside recycling initiatives that began over 50 years ago in 1957. Today, Tarkett continues to put sustainability at the heart of all its operations. Following a recent review at their factory in Lenham, Kent, it was decided to overhaul the company’s waste management policies with a view to minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill...Read More


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LEADERFLUSH SHAPLAND - Door Set Solutions For Francis Coombe Academy

The Francis Coombe Academy in Watford will accommodate 1350 pupils aged between 11-18 years. The school, which forms part of the Hertfordshire Academies, became an academy in 2009 and is sponsored by the University of Hertfordshire and West Hertfordshire College. Due for completion in August 2012, the new academy comprises 81% new build and 19% refurbishment of a general teaching block. £25 million has been invested into...Read More

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DIMPLEX Fires Add Harmony At Chappell Of Bond Street

Dimplex fires are adding extra harmony to the retail environment at world famous music store Chappell of Bond Street, providing three welcoming focal points for musicians and visitors to the 11,500 sq ft premises. Located in central London and recently relocated to a Grade II listed building on Wardour Street, the prestigious showrooms and spacious sales areas for instruments, music production and Europe’s largest collection of sheet music are arranged over...Read More


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HVMS Joins The PV Solar Farm Revolution & Beats The FiT Clock

HVMS has successfully completed the installation of its first Photo Voltaic (PV) Solar Farm on the Isle of Wight working directly for the land owner / developer. The project, which wasn’t secured by HVMS until the last week in May 2011 was completed and energised by the end of July 2011 which included a remarkable final 10 days on site. With feed-in tariff (FiT) incentives for mid/large solar installations set to be reduced by the Department of Energy and Climate...Read More


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TROX CPD Training Dates Announced

TROX UK has announced dates for TROX Academy CPD training sessions during Autumn 2011. The first technical seminars will take place on Tuesday 4th October and Wednesday 5th October 2011. Subsequent sessions are booked for Tuesday 15th November and Wednesday 16th November 2011. TROX Academy technical seminars are a valuable way of keeping abreast of developments in air conditioning and ventilation. Agendas will be available...Read More

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SIG DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - New Sales Director For SIG Design & Technology

Ross Finnie has joined SIG Design & Technology as sales director replacing Bob Gauld who has retired. With a successful career to date, including frontline experience with two multinationals, Ross has significant experience of developing new business in the specification sector. He will continue to develop the specifiers’ customer experience of SIG Design & Technology, initiate systems which create face to face opportunities and manage the performance of...Read More


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SIKKENS Cycles Its Way To Success

Coatings from the premium woodcare brand, Sikkens, have been used in the creation of a new £1.5million cycle centre located in the heart of the National Forest. Sikkens Cetol BL 21 plus and Cetol BL 31 woodstains were selected to enhance, preserve and protect the exterior timber on Hicks Lodge cycling centre. This includes a bike hire shop, visitor centre and a café, all of which are surrounded by eight miles of new off-road cycling trails. Hicks Lodge...Read More


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