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Pilkington - Historic Art Gallery Brought into the 21st Century...
When adding a modern extension to a beloved historic building, creating a sensitive link between the two is an important consideration. This was one of the challenges that the architects working with the Grade-II* listed Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea needed to address when designing a major new extension. The project involved adding a new gallery, community and education rooms, a lecture theatre and screening...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Flexible HVAC for Jaguar Land Rover’s New Manufacturing...
AET Flexible Space, leading provider of underfloor air conditioning systems has just completed commissioning equipment installed in the office area of the new Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility at the i54 Business Park in South Staffordshire. The new building is part of a manufacturing expansion plan adding to the £500 million engine plant on the i54 site which was opened at the end of 2014. The latest building has been delivered...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 4...
We have already covered the majority of the design section on our checklist, now we consider the final two design factors: flat roof interfaces and cost. These factors round up the design stage of the checklist and we can then move on to issues which arise out of the installation of your flat roof. Q9: Flat Roof Interfaces with other elements - As we’re working through the checklist we are beginning to identify a group of preferred...Read More
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Selectaglaze - A Georgian Townhouse is Remodelled to Meet the Highest Energy...
A historic Listed Georgian townhouse in London’s Bloomsbury has been transformed into a comfortable, peaceful and energy efficient home that passes Passivhaus EnerPHit standards. Modern insulation techniques achieved this, including an advanced secondary glazing system from Selectaglaze that remarkably improves the performance of the traditional, single glazed sash windows. The client needed a low energy home that...Read More
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Formica - British Manufacturer Formica Group Aligns with Made in Britain
Formica Group, the original inventor of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), has operated its UK factory in North Shields for over 70 years. As affirmation of its continued dedication to British manufacturing, the company is proud to announce its alignment with Made in Britain. The Made in Britain campaign is designed to promote and celebrate the manufacture of UK-made goods. Formica® laminate lends itself to interior and exterior...Read More
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Apollo Fire Detectors - New Operations Director Strengthens the Leadership Team
Apollo Fire Detectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Georgios Kastias as its new Operations Director. Bringing a raft of experience to the role, Georgios’ appointment reflects the commitment made by Apollo to achieving organisational excellence within the company, spearheaded by a dynamic and effective leadership team. Georgios was born and raised in Greece, before obtaining a B.Eng. in Mechanical...Read More
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Grundfos - Building on Energy Savings
Grundfos approached a facilities management company suggesting that they could benefit from undertaking energy checks on the pump equipment at the various buildings they are responsible for maintaining. The timing was good, as the company had recently been tasked with finding additional savings beyond those that had already been achieved on lighting and water usage for a larger sized office block. The decision was...Read More
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Advanced - More Projects During February 2017
Traffic Management - A 50Kva silent Cat unit is loaded ready for despatch to a traffic management company, the unit will be used to power a newly developed automatic white lining machine. Storage Solutions - This 170Kva Cummins diesel generator will provide back up power to a national self store company who guarantee access to their sites 24/7. Having already had several power cuts across the country wide network the company...Read More
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Artemide - The Lights of Artemide for Santa Maria at San Satiro
The architectural space of Santa Maria at San Satiro, result from the renovation and enlargement work of Donato Bramante, lives a special relationship with the natural light. The artificial lighting project stems from the analysis of certain atmosphere and geometries created by the natural light inside of sacred architecture: perspective, geometry, rhythm and relationship between full and empty spaces are the key points for the respect...Read More
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PMA - Project Aarhus: 10 years of High Performance with PMA
As a member of the ABB Group, PMA often collaborates with other organisations to successfully complete large scale projects; the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland being a great past example of this - and notably our biggest project to date. Recently, we were delighted to be involved in an exciting new project with our friends at the highly regarded Stadler Rail in Aarhus, Denmark. Thanks to the strength of our working...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Neon Art Letters from A to M & Linkable
Text-based neon signs have been current in modern art since the 1960s and often you are limited to what they could say because of cost and finding an artisan designer who would make them! Then when you were able to find a neon sign it is simply love or lust and nothing much else. Now do not get us wrong we love to love here at Lighting Styles, but we also love to offer choice. Here you will find letters of the alphabet in the neon...Read More
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VEKA Celebrates Nearly Two Centuries of Loyal Service
23 employees of PVC-U window systems market leader, The VEKA UK Group have been recognised for their enduring loyalty to the company, with a combined 185 years of service between them. A lunch at The VEKA UK Group’s Lancashire headquarters saw prizes including meal vouchers, weekends away, and extra holidays presented to the hard-working winners, whose careers with the company range from...Read More
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Viessmann - England v. Germany - But Not as You Know It
Viessmann installers from England and Germany will compete against each other in a friendly football match at Huddersfield Town Football Club on April 21st. The Viessmann-trained heating installers will play an 11-a-side "Vriendly" game at the Club’s PPG Canalside Training Ground and stay to watch Huddersfield Town’s Sky Bet Championship match against Fulham at the John Smith’s Stadium, on April 22nd as The Terriers fight for...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Visit ARDEX at Professional Builder Live (YEC Harrogate)
Professional Builder Live enables you to see and try all of the latest building products. Come and visit us at the Great Yorkshire Showground for live demos of ARDEX fast track building products and meet the experts for advice on helping you complete projects faster with confidence. There'll also be free samples for you to takeaway so for more details and to register for your tickets, visit the Professional Builder Live website...Read More
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Other Industry News
Polyflor - Expona Flooring Helps Refurbished School Hall Keep its Traditional Look
Monodraught - What Role does Ventilation Strategy Play in Providing a Healthy Classroom...
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