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Issue 468 - 27 September 2011

LEVOLUX Gets A Distinction At Bristol School

Following a £7 million development project, more than 300 pupils at Staple Hill Primary school in Bristol will be proud of their new ‘hi-tech’ school, which is equipped with a comprehensive Solar Shading solution, courtesy of Levolux. Completed by BAM Construction in just over a year, the new school building, which opened in September 2011, is designed to make best use of natural resources to create a comfortable, energy efficient learning environment...Read More


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BILCO Serves Up Spectacular Transport Museum Solution

Smoke vent and total access solutions provider Bilco UK ( has provided essential equipment to safeguard staff and visitors at the new Riverside Museum in Glasgow – Scotland’s spectacular wave-shaped museum of transport and travel. As part of the £74 million development, Bilco supplied smoke vents, an access hatch and associated equipment for the roofing areas of the impressive waterfront landmark. An aluminium single...Read More


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DORMA Delivers At Remarkable New Build Academy

For the creation of a stunning piece of 21st century architecture from one of the world’s most celebrated architect’s careful specification of materials was required. With their proven reputation, high performance door closers from DORMA were chosen for the new £36 million Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, the first completed project in England to be designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Built by international consultancy and construction company Mace...Read More

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CEMBRIT Helps Visitors Flock To Sheep Centre

Robust, adaptable and full of character are qualities associated with Glendyne natural slate from Cembrit. All of these were required for the reroofing project at the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre in East Sussex, 8000 Glendyne slates combining traditional looks with long lasting performance to restore a 17th Century Flint Barn to its former glory. The Seven Sister’s Sheep Centre is an all weather visitor centre that has one of the largest collections of sheep in the world...Read More


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DOW BUILDING SOLUTIONS - Rock Wins Full Marks For Tackling Deflections

Roof waterproofing specialist Rock was called in to provide technical and practical support on a major schools building project – par for the course for a market-leader, but it was unaware that it would end up solving a testing industry issue at the same time. When a major contractor was commissioned to rejuvenate and rebuild over 20 schools in the North West it turned to 40-year roofing veteran Rock to install traditional inverted roofs on the first two projects...Read More


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SE CONTROLS - Natural Ventilation Strategy For Highbury College

Highbury College, located in Portsmouth, is a fine example of how our modern colleges should look and perform. Proud of their status as one of the highest achieving colleges in the area, the college has seen a multi-million pound investment in recent years and can now boast ownership of some of the most sustainable buildings in Portsmouth. SECO 20 Chain Actuators’, from SE Controls were specified to form part of the natural ventilation system being installed...Read More


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SCHUECO UK LTD - Skills Are Key To Commercial Success

The 2011 Proskills Awards will be held at Alton Towers on 3 November, both celebrating the achievements of companies in the process and manufacturing sector and also highlighting its wider commercial importance. Proskills has received hundreds of entries from a wide range of employers, learners, apprentices and training providers, demonstrating how vocational training programmes can help companies develop the skills they need to deal with...Read More

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GLEN DIMPLEX GROUP Acquires Valor From BDR Thermea

The Glen Dimplex Group has acquired the long established Valor gas fire business from BDR Thermea. Established in 1890 and based in Birmingham, England, Valor is the leading manufacturer and supplier of gas fires in the UK. Its product range also includes gas heaters and electric fires. Following the Group’s acquisition of the Robinson Willey gas fire business in 2010, the acquisition of Valor will make Glen Dimplex the clear leader in the UK gas fire market...Read More


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S & P COILS (SPC) Offer A 3 – 4 Week Delivery On Coils

S & P Coil Products (SPC) can offer their customers a very quick delivery of 3 – 4 weeks for coils. As a well established manufacturer and supplier of heating and cooling coils to suit water; refrigerant/steam fed systems, and electric heater batteries, they manufacture coils to suit low, medium and high temperature water as well as chilled water and glycol systems. All coils are designed to suit the application, so can be tailored to suit the physical...Read More


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LEADERFLUSH SHAPLAND Success At The Robin Hood Half Marathon

Leaderflush Shapland, the UK’s leading performance doorset manufacturer, values the communities it’s a part of and the unique individuality and talents of its employees. Within Leaderflush Shapland, we aim to make a positive contribution by supporting and sponsoring local teams and encouraging our individual employees in raising money for charitable organisations. On September 11th a team from Leaderflush Shapland took part in the UK’s largest...Read More


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UPS LTD - Free CPD Certified UPS Seminar

UPS Ltd are pleased to invite you to a Technical UPS Seminar to be held on the following dates: 11 October 2011 - Edinburgh, Radisson Blu Hotel 12 October 2011 - Glasgow, Thistle Hotel. Starting at 4.00pm, this free-to-attend seminar is suited to Consultants, Electrical Engineers & End Users and will encourage open discussion of the following topics: • History and evolution of modern UPS systems • Common terminology within the UPS industry...Read More

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ANDREWS WATER HEATERS - Andrews’ Solar Water Heating For The Latest Ark Academy

Andrews Water Heaters has supplied two solar water heating systems and five award-winning direct fired storage water heaters for the new Ark Academy in Wembley. The system’s roof-mounted solar collectors comprise the largest surface area of Andrews’ glazed flat plate collectors so far installed in a single project. Completed and ready for occupation in September of 2010, the new school buildings are designed to provide all-through, primary and...Read More


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ACTION STORAGE® Is Proud To Launch

A new website to promote its extensive range of innovative and secure lockers. Storage equipment specialist Action Storage® first started selling lockers in the 1990’s and it has seen demand for its’ range grow. It now supplies an extensive selection of steel, plastic, wire and aluminium lockers to organisations throughout the World. With over 1200 different locker configurations to choose from, Action Storage has now launched a new website...Read More


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DULUX TRADE Brings Ultimate Woodcare Colour Protection To Sheltered Housing

Dulux Trade woodcare products have been used in the external refurbishment of Hanover Court in Suffolk. Several coatings from the Dulux Trade Weathershield range were selected to preserve, protect and enhance the exterior woodwork on all four residential blocks of flats. The supported housing complex is managed and maintained by Hanover Housing Association, and as part of its routine maintenance, it called upon the assistance of Dulux Trade...Read More


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