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Knauf - Morgan Sindall Picks a Cone with Aquapanel Exterior at Essex Business...
Two lecture theatres at the Essex Business School, the largest department of the University of Essex and claimed to be the UK’s first zero-carbon business school, have been constructed in an arresting and energy efficient cone shape, made possible using Aquapanel Exterior panels from Knauf – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems. Both buildings are timber framed, circular and pitched at...Read More
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Viessmann Enables Installers to Buy Extended Warranties for Homeowners
Viessmann has made it possible for installers to buy extended boiler warranties for homeowners, speeding-up the purchase process and eliminating the need for the customer to wait for the manufacturer to contact them with paperwork. When installers sell Viessmann’s most popular domestic boiler, the Vitodens 100-W, they can now arrange an extended warranty for the technology online. Only a few simple steps are required after registering the...Read More
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Fogtec - Heritage Buildings
The safety of people has its utmost priority when it come to fire protection in public buildings, but other cultural institutions such as the protection of books, artefacts and even the protection of entire heritage buildings also needs to be addressed. Compco-Fogtec systems installations are ideal with both modern architectural designs, with their small pipe diameters meaning they can be fitted unobtrusively into existing buildings. This also...Read More
Advanced Air - The Fan Coil Begins to Fight Back
Do chilled beams still have the edge when it comes to energy efficiency? A new generation of highly efficient units is tipping the balance back towards the fan coil, believes Andrew Sargent. Over the past decade there have been some significant changes to the terminal air conditioning market. During the late 1990s only a few chilled beam installations existed and to most designers this was a new and novel approach to terminal air conditioning...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Looks to Broaden Successful Apprentice Initiative
An apprenticeship scheme to attract fresh engineering talent has proved so successful for Hastings-based Marshall-Tufflex that it is considering extending it to other areas of the business. The cable management specialist, which has its manufacturing base in Hastings, East Sussex, has taken on four apprentice engineers in its Engineering Department. “Engineering resource was identified as a big problem for us,” said Steven Baldry...Read More
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SHM Metering - New 'Easy-to-Use' SHM Website
SHM Metering is the new home for all of your metering system requirements. We have combined our technical website with our new e-commerce store to make it easier for you to find the products and information you need. At the same time we have made the website mobile responsive to make it easier to access on-the-go from mobile and tablet devices. ‘Metering for Mankind’ is the new SHM slogan advancing our mission to save energy...Read More
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Catnic - We're Heading to the RCi Show
This January Catnic will be attending the UK's largest roofing event to showcase its latest product innovation SSR2 a sustainable pre-finished standing seam metal roof and cladding system designed for the residential and commercial market. During the 27th & 28th visitors will be able to view live demonstrations of the SSR2 installation and receive free product samples to take away. Our experts will be on hand to answer and advise on any...Read More
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danfloor - Would you Like Some Mustard with That?
Colour trend forecasts for this year indicate that mustard is going to be a key colour for design and fashion. With this in mind danfloor have been working on a range of mustard colours to join our Equinox, Tones and Stripe collection. During the Care Show in Birmingham we showed some of our key designers our intended colours and these received some positive feedback. Keep an eye on our web site for announcements at the start of the...Read More
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Unitrunk - Nolan Joins Unitrunk as National Projects Manager
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has appointed Paul Nolan to the new role of national projects manager. The appointment is part of a strategic move from Unitrunk to build stronger ties with major contractors, architects and consultants in order to demonstrate the value of the company’s rapid installation systems (RIS) product range and prime cost model, which calculates the cost of an installation based on both materials and labour...Read More
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Andel - London's Flood Expo Exhibition a Huge Success for Huddersfield-Based Andel
Huddersfield-based Andel, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialised leak detection and environmental protection systems for industry and utility providers, has reported a huge success from its attendance at the global flood defence industry exhibition at ExCeL, London. At the event, the company launched its revamped ReBund Flood Defence retro-fittable, modular, demountable and permanent flood defence product...Read More
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ABB Supports Adams Enclosures’ Ambitious Type Testing Programme
Manufacturer of enclosures and busbar systems Adams Enclosures has completed an ambitious programme of type testing and certification for a total of 33 low voltage devices, including ABB’s new Emax 2 Air Circuit Breakers. As a manufacturer of enclosures, Adams creates sheet metal enclosures and busbar systems that will house switchboards, power distribution boards, MCCs, electrical control panels and servers in data centres...Read More
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Panasonic Updates Aquarea Brochure
Panasonic has released its latest Aquarea brochure which contains all the latest technical information on its wide range of products, including the A++ ErP rating its heat pump products have achieved, and its new range of cylinders. The updated brochure contains full details on the new Energy related Products (ErP) regulations and the energy efficiency performance of Panasonic’s heat pump products, all of which achieve the highest energy...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - RCi Show 2016 Preview
The RCi Show is the UK’s only dedicated Roofing, Cladding and Insulation exhibition. Held next week on the 27th and 28th January at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, here is SIG Design and Technology’s preview of what you can expect. CPD Seminars and Debates - With many roofing specialists and professional associations in one place, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn. This year the RCi Show is offering 12 RIBA Approved CPD Seminars...Read More
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Hager UK - The Significance of Usability in Tomorrow’s Lighting Design
Usability is a term that is often up for discussion. Of course it encompasses, in its simplest terms, ease of use, but it also means so much more. The pace of modern life can be difficult to keep up with and the construction landscape is constantly changing to adapt to future ways of life. Building designers require systems and processes that are not only easy to use once implemented, but easily designed, easily installed and easily...Read More
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