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AEI Cables - Historic Warship Supplied by Cable Leader gets the Queen’s Blessing
The biggest warship ever to be built in Britain has been commissioned by the Queen in a historic ceremony - with more than 1,800 miles of cables supplied by Birtley-based AEI Cables powering the vessel. The proud moment came as the Queen visited the newly-built Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier (QEC) in Portsmouth in a ceremony also attended by Princess Anne, Theresa May and the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones...Read More
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Selectaglaze - The Perfect Acoustic & Thermal Solution for a Listed Watermill
The Grade II* Listed Sacrewell Watermill near Wansford, Peterborough dates back to c.1730, although there are suggestions that the Romans were utilising water at Sacrewell hundreds of years earlier. The present watermill remained in full working order until 1965. Sacrewell Mill reopened in July 2015 after a £1.8 million restoration and conservation project that was backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the William Scott Abbott...Read More
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Wieland’s gesis® NRG System Provides Maximum Speed & Efficiency
Wieland’s gesis® NRG system for electrical services applications is quick, safe and efficient, providing 70% time saving and up to 30% in cost reduction. Combining the advantages of busbar with the benefits of flexible cables, gesis NRG flexible busbar enables fast and easy installation, not to mention future modifications, without the need to specify where the tap-offs should be placed until it is installed on site, while the flat cable ensures...Read More
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Advanced - UK Winter Power Outages
Without a doubt, winter is already in the air for most of the UK. Especially in the north, the cold weather is starting, and the prospect of snow - both delightful and disruptive - is on our minds. Relax! A Solution is here! However, you don’t need to take the risk. Rather than more business insurance, put your business’ future into your own hands by arranging reliable backup power and uninterrupted power supplied for all of your...Read More
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Grundfos - Bloomberg Delivers a Breath of Fresh Air
Sympathetically designed, the new Bloomberg HQ it is situated on a 3.2-acre prominent site in the heart of the City of London. It provides 1.1 million sq. ft. of sustainable office, public and retail space as well as an innovative museum experience. Achieving the highest ever design stage BREAAM score of 98.5%, is no accident for this global information and technology company, who put sustainability at their core. Incorporating many...Read More
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VEKA - New Windows Help Retain School’s Character & Improve U-Values
Following a successful bid to the Education and Skills Funding Agency Condition Improvement Fund, a prestigious grammar school is reaping the aesthetic and practical benefits of VEKA’s Matrix 70 windows, which have been installed throughout the 85-year-old building. The windows are PAS 24 and Secured by Design compliant and able to achieve U-values as low as 0.8 - combining security and thermal comfort, with pleasing...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Comparison of Single Ply Roofing Membranes
This article introduces and compares the most popular types of single ply roofing membranes used in the UK, setting out their different characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. How can you tell the difference between single ply roofing products, what might be their benefits and disadvantages in terms of cost, sustainability and reliability? As a designer and supplier of roofing systems, SIG Design and Technology recommends...Read More
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Trend Proves that Knowledge is Power at Education Estates 2017
Trend Control Systems, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), reported a very successful attendance at Education Estates 2017, which took place on 1st-2nd November at Manchester Central. As well as showcasing some of its latest innovations, experts from the company also demonstrated how its technology can make learning environments more resilient...Read More
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Purus Publish a Brand New Data Sheet for their Linear Self-Supporting Wetroom...
Purus Limited, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies and wetroom drainage solutions, have recently published a brand new data sheet detailing all of the sizes available for their Linear Self-Supporting Wetroom Former Trays. The Trays are designed for use with their Purusline Living linear drainage channels and are used with tiled floor finishes on top of wooden joist floors. Load-bearing up to 470kg, the trays can be cut down and...Read More
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SSQ - Success at Marmomac in Verona
SSQ was proud to host a stand at the Marmomac Exhibition in Verona, Italy in September. With a slate cutting demonstration section, visitors could cut their own Riverstone heart - which we thought fitting, given the Romeo and Juliet setting. We also exhibited more than seven different product applications, growing the potential of the natural slate and phyllite markets worldwide. Marmomac is the leading annual global event...Read More
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Catnic SSR² Used for Bespoke Porch Detail for David Wilson Development
The SSR² Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding system from Catnic has provided a bespoke design solution for a porch detail installed across 150 homes at a high profile housing development for Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes in South London. Recommended by the sub contractor, the SSR² delivers a high specification alternative to the usual glass reinforced plastics (GRP) that are specified on similar housing developments...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - BIM Files for Kingspan Ductwork
We have launched free BIM objects for The Kingspan KoolDuct System, Kingspan Kooltherm FM Duct Insulation and Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation. The new items are compliant to BIM Level 2 - the mandatory BIM standard for all public-sector buildings. They are compatible with the popular Revit format and feature a wealth of detailed product information, allowing project teams to make informed choices about specification...Read More
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Schneider Electric - With a Score of 9.01/10 in Q3 2017, the Planet & Society...
As per the previous three years, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results, for the third quarter of 2017. Schneider Electric uses 16 indicators from the 2015-2017 Planet & Society barometer to measure its ambitious commitment to sustainable development on a quarterly basis. Reaching a total score of 9.01/10 at the end of...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Hunting Lodge Antler Pendant
Those who love to ski, enjoy the hunting lodge theme or wish to evoke a sense of Christmas then this antler style pendant may just be the light you have been searching for! Great for country living spaces such as lounges or bedrooms. This pendant features six antler style arms each designed to hold a 40 watt lamp and complete with candle drip effect holder. Great for above dining tables and can be dimmed if required. The chain link...Read More
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