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AET Flexible Space - Underfloor Air Conditioning Fits the bill at 8 Waterloo Place
No. 8 Waterloo Place, a fabulous Edwardian building with a Grade II listed Portland stone façade, has recently undergone a full refurbishment including structural reconfiguration to the central core and installation of new HVAC services creating 33,000 sq. ft. of prime speculative office space just off Piccadilly in the St James’ area of London. The stunning building constructed in the early 1900s was once the UK headquarters...Read More
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Pilkington Planar™ Entices Readers to One of USA’s Busiest Libraries
The fundamental role of glass in the built environment is to allow light into spaces while keeping the elements out. But it often also plays a defining aesthetic role too, giving buildings their form and setting them apart as a piece of design work. That was the case with the glazing installation at the newly refurbished Elmhurst Library in Queens, New York. Two structurally glazed ‘jewel boxes’ now dominate the street-facing part of the building...Read More
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The Generator Company - Festival Power & Lighting for Music Festival...
Early in May we were approached for the provision of festival power and lighting by the M&E Manager representing the sponsors for a 2 day Kent based music festival in July. The Vicars Picnic in Yalding is a yearly music event with a mix of new breaking artists alongside established bands, bringing a family friendly environment to the banks of the river Medway. The organisers are hugely proud of bringing the best music festival to...Read More
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ecodek - South Bank Tower, London
This luxurious redevelopment, situated in the vibrant heart of London’s South Bank, epitomises high-end residential and office spaces in the city. As a prime residential development it comprises 173 luxury apartments and 11 additional storeys, was developed by CIT and designed in collaboration with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, with landscaping by Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd. ecodek® was primarily specified on this...Read More
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AEI Cables’ Pride as Largest Warship Sails into Harbour
Leading North East cable supplier AEI Cables proudly watched as the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain sailed into harbour - with more than 1800 miles of cables supplied by the company powering the vessel. The volume of cables delivered by AEI Cables for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme amounted to 340 Mount Everests in height or slightly longer than the distance from London to Moscow. The company...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Win the New Lisse Screwless Deco Switch
Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, invites you to register on the Schneider electrician portal to win a sample of its soon-to-be-launched premium design product - the Lisse Screwless Deco switch. Schneider Electric is offering the opportunity to discover the next generation of Lisse wiring accessories when you register on Schneider’s electrician portal. The mySchneider Electrican portal provides an online...Read More
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Catnic - Ensuring Plasterbead & Mesh Contribute to the Perfect Finish
Product quality and suitability go hand in hand with good workmanship, when it comes to achieving long-lasting performance and aesthetics: And for building components such as plasterbead and mesh, the devil really is in the detail. Here Catnic provides guidance to ensure products chosen are fit for purpose. When it comes to plastering, the industry offers a wealth of support and guidance. You simply have to enter...Read More
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ABB Distribution Solutions - Win an ABB Branded TANOS Tool Box
Come and visit us on Stand J33 at this year’s Screwfix Live at Farnborough Exhibition Centre on the 29 September to 1 October 2017 and be in with a chance of winning an ABB TANOS toolbox. We will be showcasing our Elkay energy management products, designed for control of power and lighting within the home, commercial or industrial environments and our Industrial plugs and sockets range, designed to connect equipment in...Read More
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Premier Tech Aqua UK Supplies for One of the UK’s Largest Mining Project
A North-East based manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment solutions, Premier Tech Aqua UK (PTAU) has been awarded - and has already successfully delivered - a series of orders to the £2.4bn Sirius Minerals’ polyhalite project in North Yorkshire. Awarded by North Midland Construction Highways division - who specialise in large-scale projects across the UK - the contract, has seen PTAU design and manufacture six full...Read More
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Closomat - Wildlife Changing Places
The UK’s largest privately-owned wildlife collection, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, has become the latest venue to change its accessibility for the better. The estate in Burford, Oxfordshire has opened a new Changing Places toilet. The facility means that thousands of people with limitations can now visit the Park, safe in the knowledge they can relax, and spend as long as they like, enjoying the 260 different species...Read More
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Grundfos - The Grundfos Ecademy is Now Even Bigger
The popular online Grundfos Ecademy has been around for over 10 years. Until recently the content was mainly aimed at plumbers/installers and merchants who predominately worked within the domestic pump arena. This situation changed, when earlier this year we launched this flexible learning platform to a new audience whose focus is on larger commercial applications. This now means that consultants/specifiers...Read More
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Component Developments Construction Market Overview, August 2017
The latest figures from the ONS indicate the construction sector in the UK shrank by 0.1% between April and May 2017. However, industry output was 0.9% higher than June 2017. One suspected reason for this is the monthly decrease in output for new work in the private commercial and infrastructure sectors. According to Barbour ABI data on all contract activity, July witnesses a decline in construction levels with the value of new...Read More
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Unitrunk Fixes on Future Growth with Sales Director Appointment
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has marked a key milestone in the company’s growth strategy with the appointment of its first ever sales director, Eddie O’Reilly. Joining the Lisburn-based company from Tata Steel, Eddie will be responsible for commercial strategy, sales processes and growth across Unitrunk’s UK and Ireland businesses, splitting his time between the company’s head office and manufacturing site in...Read More
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Polyflor Flooring Helps Create Modern Newport Apartments
Luxury vinyl sheet flooring and Polysafe safety flooring from Polyflor, the UK's commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, was recently installed throughout apartments on the Belle View social housing development, Stow Park Avenue, Newport. Approximately 1400m² of Designatex PUR sheet vinyl flooring, Polysafe Wood fx PUR and Polysafe Arena PUR safety flooring was installed during the interior fit out phase...Read More
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