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Tuesday 31 May 2011

SIEMENS Busbars Answer High Fire Withstand Rating For Data Centre Applications

In order to help reduce the fire load in data centre applications Siemens have completed additional testing with both Copper and Aluminium conductor versions of its cast resin Busbars to IEC60331-31 (Tests for electric cables under fire conditions). This tests the fire withstand ability of the Busbar trunking at 750 oC for 180 minutes, and is often required for life safety and emergency supplies. Offering high IP rating (IP68) and up to...Read More


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KNAUF DRYWALL - Knauf Products Transform Education In Kent

Innovative products from Knauf Drywall – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – are enabling pioneering teaching methods to be used at two new schools built in Maidstone, Kent at a cost of £54 million. Neither the New Line Learning Academy, at Loose, nor its sister school Cornwallis Academy, at Linton, have conventional classrooms but instead are built around “learning plazas”...Read More


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SANDTOFT - Cassius Clay Tile Chosen For The UK's Largest 'Eco' Housing Estate

Sandtoft's large-format Cassius clay roof tile has been chosen for a visionary, zero- carbon social housing development in West Yorkshire. The Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) development in Airedale, West Yorkshire, "Park Dale", is the largest of its kind in the UK and being built by community regeneration specialist Keepmoat. Traditional construction methods and renewable energy sources are being used to achieve Level Six...Read More

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STEADMANS Invests In Technology & People

Building products manufacturer Steadmans has made significant investment in the business as it celebrates its centenary year and looks forward to continued growth and innovation. The company, which manufactures and supplies building products to the industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors, has invested heavily in key areas of the business including its IT systems, production line and general manufacturing facilities, greatly improving...Read More


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DIMPLEX - Clarification On RHI Crucial For Carbon Budget Targets, Says Dimplex

Achieving the tough carbon reduction targets outlined in the government’s latest carbon budget is likely to be hampered by the current lack of clarity on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), warns Dimplex Renewables. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has presented the UK’s fourth carbon budget, which sets the challenging goal of cutting CO2 emissions by 50 percent on 1990 levels by 2027, en route to emissions cuts...Read More


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Leaderflush Shapland, the UK’s leading performance doorset manufacturer pride ourselves in encouraging employees to take part in charitable events every year. Within the Leaderflush Shapland community we aim to make a positive contribution by supporting and sponsoring local teams and encouraging our individual employees in raising money for charitable organisations. Tony Ford, project manager at Leaderflush Shapland recently...Read More


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SIG DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - Dave Schofield Appointed Commercial Manager...

Dave Schofield has been appointed commercial manager for SIG Design & Technology based at Shepshed with immediate effect. He goes straight into a brand new position which has been created as part of dramatic business growth at D&T over the last two years. Dave’s initial responsibility at D&T was as implementation manager for the IKO Armourplan PVC category introduction in the summer of 2010. With the successful partnership with IKO...Read More

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ACTION STORAGE Helps More Workplaces To Benefit From Cycling To Work

The popularity of cycling in the UK has surged in the last decade. This has been helped by popular initiatives, like the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme, and numerous studies showing the health benefits of travelling on two wheels. To help cycling’s growth, storage equipment specialist Action Storage has announced how it can provide employers with the facilities they need to encourage more people to cycle. The ‘Cycle to Work’ initiative offers...Read More


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SE CONTROLS - Why Automate Windows Part 1. Fresh Air & Actuators

Will Perkins - Managing Director - SE Controls.  In this series of articles by Will Perkins we look at the provision of adaptive natural ventilation for healthy and efficient buildings and the safety provision of smoke ventilation. The series attempts to explain some of the pitfalls in the lack of early design and understanding of such systems. One of the main reasons to automate windows is that of convenience. Not all windows are located at...Read More


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WEST LONDON SECURITY Unveil New Home Automation Division

A new Home automation/AV department has been set up under the WLS banner. A logical follow on from their key markets in electronic security and fire, the division has taken 3 months to set up and is now awaiting confirmation of both CEDIA and Control 4 membership. CEDIA ,the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, is the international trade organisation for the home electronic systems industry and as members...Read More


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FORMICA GROUP - Premium Textures Bringing High Pressure Laminate Surfaces...

Texture can bring a surface to life and plays an increasingly important role in creating exciting interiors. With this in mind the Formica Group offers four stunning premium textures in its Plain Color High Pressure Laminate (HPL) range, Rigato™ by Formica Group, MicroDot™ by Formica Group, Sculpted™ by Formica Group and AR Plus® by Formica Group. Texture can add another sense to your surroundings, enhance a simple plain...Read More

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COMAR - New Architectural Advisor For Central London

The Parkside Group Ltd which incorporates Comar & Alu-Timber is delighted to announce that Aaron Dehara has joined as Architectural Advisor, for the Central London area. Aaron has a wealth of experience having worked for over 7 years with door systems companies as an Area Manager for London and SE England. Aaron has worked with leading Architect practices in the London area on significant commercial projects throughout the UK...Read More


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HARLEQUIN - Main Sponsor For The 2011 Australian Dance & Performing Arts Expo...

Harlequin, recognised as the world leader in advanced technology floors for dance and the performing arts, has announced that it is to be the main sponsor of The Australian Dance & Performing Arts Expo in June. The Australian Dance & Performing Arts Expo (ADPE), scheduled to take place at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, from 17th~19th June. ADPE is described as "Australia's largest event of its type covering every...Read More

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DULUX TRADE PAINT Unveils New Fast Matt And Supermatt Colour Card

Dulux Trade is helping painting contractors to be more colour confident, with the launch of a brand new colour card for its Fast Matt and Supermatt coatings. The updated guide, which boasts a range of refreshed shades, is specifically aimed at helping decorators and contractors choose the most appropriate colours for their new build projects. Whilst the handy resource still guides those in the trade through many of the traditional shades...Read More


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