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Tuesday 29 March 2011

SIG DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - Rhepanol PIB Roof Reaches 50!

It’s a fact that synthetic roofing membranes enjoy well proven longevity but for exactly how long has, to date, only been simulated by laboratory ageing tests. Evidence based on tests of a product in situ for over half a century is eminently more convincing. Back in 2005, what is thought to be the oldest fully functional roof with a full-sized synthetic waterproofing was discovered in the small peaceful village of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen...Read More


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ADMASTER COMPOSITE SUPPORT SYSTEM - Fast-Track Admaster Ideal For Grand...

Over 4,000 sqm of Admaster Composite Support System panels with an 80mm thick LPCB-approved PIR (polyisocyanurate) insulation core were specified by Chapman Taylor Architects for the low pitched roof and upper floor wall areas of the impressive new Grand Arcade retail centre in Cambridge. Bovis Lend Lease was the main contractor and T. R. Freeman Ltd installed the Admaster CSS panels, finishing them all with a Rheinzink 0.7mm...Read More


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DAIKIN Extends Its £400 Boiler Scrappage Cash Back Incentive To Support Installers

Daikin UK has extended its £400 cash back offer for home owners who want to scrap their old boiler and replace it with a new Daikin Altherma air-to-water heat pump, in a move to support installers grow their businesses. The offer, which was first launched in October 2010, has been extended until 31st May in light of the Government’s announcement that the first phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), to be launched later this year...Read More

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JS AIR CURTAINS - Intensse Air Curtains At New St Barnabas

JS Air Curtains has supplied four designer air curtains to the recently opened St Barnabas House hospice in Worthing. Two 1.5m and two 2m Intensse air curtains are preventing cold air from entering the reception of the newly built £13.5 million healthcare development. The Intensse air curtain has an attractive oval design, strip lighting, a built-in fragrance option and germicidal UVC lamp to eliminate airborne viruses and micro-organisms...Read More


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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Announces Two New Strategic Partnerships

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the appointment of two new VARs (Value Added Resellers) following the company’s growth in market share in all areas of business during one of the toughest periods for the industry for decades. The appointment of Logicool Air Conditioning Distribution Ltd of South Derbyshire and Intra-grated Solutions Ltd of Peterborough vindicates Mitsubishi Electric’s decision to expand its product portfolio...Read More


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BDR THERMEA - Visitors Warm To BDR Thermea At Ecobuild

BDR Thermea, formerly Baxi Group, has reported a “very successful” Ecobuild 2011. Social housing and new build specifiers made a bee-line to the company’s stand at the ExCeL London show, attracted by the broad range of low carbon heating and hot water solutions on display. Working models of the Baxi Bioflo for biomass projects and the award-winning Baxi Ecogen, the only commercially available micro-CHP unit...Read More


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FLÄKT WOODS - A Truly Collaborative Project Helps Turn Ideas Into Reality...

Twenty ambitious young engineers recently enjoyed a unique learning experience at Flakt Woods in Colchester, turning their creative engineering ideas into reality in a Dragon’s Den type challenge. The group of 16 to 17 year old students, spent the day discovering their potential, by meeting the challenge of designing a commercial skydiving training facility for up to 4 people, at any one time, to help them to learn to skydive safely...Read More

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TROX Chilled Beams Do Justice To Giant Spanish Court Complex

As further evidence of the worldwide demand for chilled beams the TROX Group are supplying 11,000 units together with constant volume valves to the €1 billion “Ciudad de la Justicia” (City of Justice) in Barcelona, the largest site in Europe devoted to justice. TROX active chilled beams which are used for both heating and cooling were specifically selected for their energy efficiency and the high comfort levels achieved with this system...Read More


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VIESSMANN Makes Installer Live Competition-Winner’s Day

Viessmann has handed over a Vitodens 200-W boiler to Cheltenham-based plumbing and heating engineer, Rupert Burnett. Burnett entered a prize draw on the Viessmann stand at Installer Live last year and was presented the 35kW, gas-fired condensing domestic boiler with weather compensation controls by Jason Lewis at Plumbase in Cheltenham. “I never win competitions like this so am over the moon,” says Burnett, a former...Read More


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DIMPLEX - RHI Announcement Falls Short, Says Dimplex

Dimplex has given a reserved welcome to the latest announcement on the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, but is calling on government to fill in the gaps as a priority so that the industry can gear up for future growth. The outline plans revealed have not fulfilled all industry hopes; there are a number of omissions representing missed opportunities, while further clarity is needed on other aspects of the scheme...Read More


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SCHUECO - New Building In Harmony With The Old On Historic Site

As part of the redevelopment of the Grade II* Listed offices of Salisbury District Council at Bourne Hill, architects Stanton Williams designed a new free-standing, glazed building that makes extensive use of Schueco's FW 50+SG façade system. Despite the differing materials used, the new building and the old mansion work well together, proving that when the overall design is right, ancient and modern architecture can co-exist in complete...Read More

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CABLOFIL Offers Best Fit Solution For Ferguson Modular

Cablofil has now supplied its steel wire tray cable management system to modular accommodation specialist, Ferguson Modular, helping the company to create compact and bijoux homes-from-home for offshore and remote workers around the world. Ferguson modular routinely installs full electrical systems in spaces as small as 6m x 2.4m x 3m, often on business-critical tight deadlines. The range of modules includes workspaces...Read More

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TARKETT - Unique Hospital Opts For Tarkett Flooring Solutions

Pembury Hospital is a new £230 million facility built for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. It is unique in the UK as the only major general hospital with a fully admitting A&E to offer all inpatient accommodation in single en-suite bedrooms. The 512 bed hospital also includes a new Women’s and Children’s Centre and a full complement of clinical and support services. Tarkett was selected to provide all the vinyl and safety flooring...Read More


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SANDTOFT Bolsters Technical Team

Sandtoft Roof Tiles has strengthened its technical services team with the appointment of Simon Dixon as Training Manager. Based at Sandtoft's head office near Doncaster, he brings almost 30 years' roofing experience to the team, including 14 spent as a slater and tiler. Simon qualified as a tiling instructor and assessor in 1995 and has worked in assessment centres across the UK. One of his key objectives at Sandtoft will be to provide training...Read More

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Lambeth College is a Further Education college in the London Borough of Lambeth. It was formed in 1992 from three former institutions - Vauxhall College, Brixton College of Further Education, and South London College.  Lambeth college has 3 sites: • Clapham Centre • Brixton Centre • Vauxhall Centre. Clapham Centre is situated opposite Clapham common and has excellent surroundings including the common itself, the Clapham Picture...Read More

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LODGICO Solves Equation For Landkey Primary School

Lodgico, the official agents for Honka log homes from Finland, have been approached by Landkey Primary School to design and build a purpose built sustainable ICT suite. The Lodgico team of experts carried out detailed surveys of the site near Barnstaple in North Devon, enabling them to advise the school on the positioning of the unit as well as the overall design. The suite needs to hold facilities for up to 30 children, allowing whole classes...Read More


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3M - Compatibility Comes Under The Spotlight At 3M

Diversified technology company 3M is launching the first of an innovative series of ‘safety spotlights’ through which it will use its expertise and knowledge to assist companies in dealing with a range of common, yet sometimes complicated, workplace safety issues. The first spotlight will be on compatibility - the ability of several Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products to be worn together in a way where no one item compromises...Read More


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