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Wieland’s Metalynx² - A Smarter Generation of Structured Wiring...
Based on the quality and environmental credentials of Wieland’s structured wiring systems, Metalynx² was chosen to supply power to the luminaires in The Willis Building, a spectacular 28-storey skyscraper in the City of London. The Metalynx² system was the preferred choice as it has been designed for efficient installation of lighting circuits and the other power requirements located above ceilings, factory tested with...Read More
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Vertiv Expands Customer Experience Centre for Thermal Management
Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today announced the inauguration of a new, high-tech Adiabatic Freecooling Chiller Innovation Lab within its Customer Experience Centre for Thermal Management, based in Padova, Italy. Unique in its class, the facility now counts six innovation labs all in one site. In addition to continuous R&D and product testing, the Centre is designed to introduce existing and prospective customers...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Unique Curved Odyssey Provides Bespoke Trunking Solution...
A bespoke cable management solution was delivered to a tight deadline ensuring halls of residence at the University of Warwick were ready to welcome students in time for the new term. Marshall-Tufflex’s sleek Odyssey PVC-U trunking system offers a completely curved profile and is the only one of its kind on the market. It has been designed specifically with health, education and office environments in mind. Bespoke lengths of...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - Don’t Pay the Price for Poor Power Quality
Many businesses in the UK are now being affected by a sudden increase in energy prices as a result of the new DCP161 regulation that was introduced in April 2018. Since April, new excess charges apply to any business that exceeds its agreed maximum Half-Hourly (HH) metered electricity consumption. Ofgem has introduced the rule so that energy companies can pay for the upgrades required to meet the growing demand at...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Armed but not Dangerous
Balancing air quality for cadets alongside airflow to avoid interference with ballistic trajectory, has been fulfilled at a new, state-of-the-art facility. Britain’s leading air movement specialist Gilberts (Blackpool) delivered the challenge in the construction of a new accredited training school for a branch of the UK security sector. Alongside the four storey main ‘school’ building are two firing training arenas, where both live and blank ammunition...Read More
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Burland Electropatent - The Manchester Town Hall & Library Complex...
The Manchester Town Hall complex constitutes striking heritage architecture that needed sensitive development and detailing to bring the building up to modern office standards whilst retaining all of the remarkable history of the building. Often heritage architecture can pose challenges when installing a conventional raised floor system due to floor-ceiling ratios and therefore another solution has to be employed. In this particular...Read More
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Waterloo’s Tech Guide gets even Better
The Green Book, the industry’s air diffusion technical guide, just got even better. With 26,000 hard copies and hundreds of downloads of the first edition in circulation, this popular guide has been an indispensable resource for the industry since 2011. Waterloo Air Products Plc, publishers of the 48-page second edition of the Green Book, has updated everything needed by HVAC consultants, engineers and architects to...Read More
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Wienerberger Announces the Appointment of New Commercial Director
Kevin Tolson has been appointed as Commercial Director of Wienerberger, the UK’s leading provider of building material solutions. He follows in the footsteps of Keith Barker, the company’s previous Commercial Director and current Managing Director. Tolson, who joined Wienerberger in February 2018, brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge covering everything from marketing and sales to customer service...Read More
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Cembrit Glendyne Slates Now Guaranteed for 75 Years
Leading roofing specialist, Cembrit, is now offering an impressive 75-year durability guarantee for its Glendyne natural slate range. Glendyne is a high-quality slate that combines first-class performance with all the inherent beauty of natural slate, making it the ‘natural’ choice for specifiers and roofers. Used on a number of prestigious buildings and monuments around the world, Glendyne slates achieve innovative and imaginative...Read More
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Heat Mat - The Next Stop for Heat Mat’s Installer Training Team is JTL in Oxford
Heat Mat runs popular product and system installation training days throughout the year. Their award-winning training scheme is aimed at electrical engineers and bathroom fitters who are keen to fit electric underfloor heating or improve their confidence. The one-day training session at JTL, Culham Science Park, Abingdon teaches installers how to fit: • Underfloor heating mats and cables • Underlaminate systems • Thermostats...Read More
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Icopal Guide Reveals Roofing’s Hidden Fire Risks
Flat roofing specialist Icopal, a BMI Group company, has produced a six-page guide that explains the fire risks of flat roofing and how to mitigate them. Recent years have seen a string of serious fires, such as the £60m Kelsey Academy incident in 2016, which have occurred because roofing contractors weren’t aware of flammable elements on the roof. TorchSafe™ Detailing, Guidance Document for Reinforced Bitumen Waterproofing sets...Read More
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SSP - Marlborough Primary School New School Playgrounds!
Marlborough primary school opened September 2017 to a whole new building and five new playgrounds. School Playgrounds Installer were SSP. Exciting opportunities arose with partnership between John Lewis and Marlborough Primary School, Kensington. Marlborough Primary Schools old Victorian buildings were replaced with a brand new primary school building, complete with a dance studio and rooftop multi use games area...Read More
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Catnic - June Events Spotlight SSR²® & Thermally Broken Lintels
Throughout June, Catnic will be showcasing its versatile SSR²® Roofing and Cladding System and innovative Thermally Broken Lintels range across the UK. Trade exhibitions are an ideal opportunity for visitors to gain first hand experience with Catnic products, as well as ask our expert team any questions they may have. The next event is the Safety & Health Expo at the ExCel Arena, London - 19th-21st June The UK’s largest health...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems - Kit Spiral Staircase - Genius Range
This kit staircase offers the ultimate in design combining a choice of four steel colours with hard wood treads and matching handrail in a choice of seven wood stains from light walnut, blonde walnut, dark walnut or cherry. The Genius spiral stairs offers the best quality to price ratio of any of our spiral staircases with its classical spindle balustrade design it is a regular favourite with our clients from home-owners, architects and developers...Read More
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