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Schueco’s ADS HD Door Range Offers Unbeatable Quality & Choice
The uniquely wide choice offered by the Schueco ADS HD range of thermally insulated aluminium doors means that whatever the project, there will be a door that fulfills both the aesthetic and performance specification perfectly. These stylish, superior quality doors can accommodate single, double and triple glazing up to 55 mm thick, giving them excellent thermal efficiency together with real flexibility in use. Typical applications include...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - Setting the Bench-Mark in School Ventilation
Future-proofing of requirements has enabled a new school to employ state-of-the-art ventilation to achieve a BREEAM very good standard. Manchester City Council engaged the North West Construction Hub as a procurement vehicle to select ISG Construction Ltd as building contractor for a new, £1.6m extension at Benchill Primary School. Architect Stephenson Studio designed in natural ventilation for the modular two-storey, 900m²...Read More
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Lighting Controls - 55 Colmore Row Chooses Lighting Controls Ltd
This magnificent building with its Grade II listed Victorian terrace façade overlooks Birmingham Cathedral, and has 16,000 sq ft of grade A office space over 8 floors. Formerly occupied by one of Birmingham’s oldest law firms, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co., £30 million is being spent on the current renovation project. According to John Hammond, investment Director at Coleshill-based IM Properties, "Our aim is to create an entirely...Read More
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Dimplex - New Dimplex BDM for Commercial Markets
Dimplex has appointed Mark Tilbury as Commercial Business Development Manager, tasked with raising awareness of its unique Opti-myst range of 3D electric flame effect fires. Mark brings a wealth of commercial specification experience, having worked in a number of sales and project management roles over more than 20 years working extensively with architects, interior designers and contractors. He will be responsible for working with...Read More
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COMPCO Fire Systems - Apprentice & Trainee Catch Up
It has been almost 5 months since the opening of the Apprentice and Trainee Academy at our Head Office in Worcester and a lot of progress has been made within the team. Members of Compco, across all departments have worked closely with the new trainees and apprentices supplying them with advice, knowledge and generally making them feel at home within their new place of work. After speaking with a few of them, they...Read More
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Polyflor - Expona Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring adds a Contemporary Design Edge to...
High design Expona luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor, the UK's commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, were recently installed at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe to give the café area a modern new look as part of their renovation project. Situated in a grade II* listed former church, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is a leading visitor attraction in Scunthorpe town centre run by North Lincolnshire Council which features five gallery...Read More
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Panasonic - Tiplers & Evansons Reunite
For those who remember when David Tipler and I (Tony Evanson) last worked together, congratulations! It was before we knew we had a hole in the ozone and apple was a fruit! A lot has changed in the industry over the years, but one thing remains the same and is more important now than ever - the need for effective, motivated individuals entering the industry. That’s why Oceanair is investing for the future and reuniting the Tiplers and Evansons again...Read More
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Cembrit - Westerland Slates Provide Perfect Finish for Woolwich Barracks
Approximately 20,000 Westerland fibre cement slates from Cembrit have been used on the Ministry of Defence’s Single Living Accommodation Modernisation (SLAM) project at Woolwich Barracks. The redevelopment of the Barracks has provided high-standard accommodation for non-married military personnel. Construction work for Project SLAM began in 2003, with the objective to upgrade over 20,000 bed spaces, utility...Read More
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TORMAX - Automatic Entrance Solution Fit for Health Club
Adding a touch of elegance to the spacious changing facilities at Colets Health and Fitness Club, TORMAX has supplied and installed two sets of smoked-glass automatic sliding doors, providing easy access between the wet and dry areas. Driven by reliable TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators that benefit from exceptionally quiet door leaf movements, thanks to the vibration-absorbent mountings of the guide rails, the new bi-parting doors...Read More
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Honeywell Acquires Xtralis, A Leader of Early Fire & Intrusion Detection Technologies
Honeywell has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Xtralis, a leading global provider of aspirating smoke detection along with advanced perimeter security technologies and video analytics software, for $480 million from funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners and Blum Capital Partners Xtralis aspirating smoke detection solutions protect many Fortune 500 companies, iconic sites and critical infrastructures worldwide...Read More
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Purus Project Installed at Westbourne House
Purus are pleased to announce that Westbourne House has installed our Purus Project into their apartments. Westbourne House, based in London W2 is a new luxury development housing 20 exclusive apartments. The Purus Project is our range of premium stainless steel linear drainage channels for vinyl and tiled floors. It is popular in commercial locations such as hotels, hospitals, spas and leisure centres due to its many excellent...Read More
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Viessmann - Londoners Offered Free Boiler Remote Controller Under “Boris Boiler”...
Following the launch of the London Scrappage Scheme, dubbed the “Boris Boiler” scheme, leading German heating systems manufacturer, Viessmann has announced it will give away a free remote boiler controller worth over £190 with any Vitodens 100-W combi boiler, sold under the scheme. The Vitotrol UTDB RF2 radio frequency remote controller provides access to all boiler control functions, shows a quick overview of the heating...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - New Look for Dartford Cottage
In order to restore character to the structure, a cottage in Dartford, Kent has undergone a roofing makeover, with 4,000 of SSQ’s standard grade Domiz roofing slate tiles replacing the old roof. The previous bevel shaped roof slates on the cottage were over shaped and had lost adequate headlap, which led to the roof leaking. The owners, who purchased the property in 2014, wanted to restore the character to the 170-year-old building and felt that...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - New Sales Manager for the South East
We are pleased to announce that John Bradley has joined the business to cover pipe and duct insulation in the South East of England. Having joined Jewson in 2008, John progressed through from yard to branch manager, leaving to take up an area sales role in the insulation industry in 2015. John is looking forward to playing a key role within the industrial insulation sector. For further information please use the email option...Read More
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