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TROX UK - Ventilation & Air Conditioning Solutions for the Retail Industry
Studies in psychology and neuroscience have shown that internal spaces, their layout and furnishings have a strong influence on potential purchasers' decisions. The same is true for the indoor climate in shops and shopping malls. To provide some guidance, we have just released a new application brochure that deals with indoor air optimisation and safety in retail businesses and gives an overview of the various aspects...Read More
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Humidity Solutions - Humidity Can Be Cool
When Mooch Clothing had two control climatic issues, Humidity Solutions was able to solve both with one easy to install solution. Based in Loughborough, Mooch Clothing specialises in textile screen printing and heat seal transfers. Due to high heat gains in the factory from the tee shirt print machines the production space was getting uncomfortably hot for both the operators and the product. Moreover, the high temperatures...Read More
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The Generator Company Standby Generator Installation at Exclusive 5* Country...
The Generator Company were contacted by a prestigious 5* hotel chain to provide a cost for carrying out a standby generator installation at their stunning 89 bedroom country Hotel in West Sussex. This magnificent 19th century ivy-covered manor hotel is surrounded by 93 acres of woodland. The rooms are elegant and individually decorated. Antique furnishings, 4-poster beds and claw-foot tubs adorn the lavish rooms and balconies...Read More
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VEKA - Aztec's got FlushSash Pegged
Leading Halo fabricator and installer Aztec Windows has introduced a bespoke decorative peg stay option for the Halo FlushSash system. The Coventry-based company was the first to adopt the mechanically jointed FlushSash PVC-U system and found that it quickly became popular with a variety of customers, for use in both heritage homes and in more contemporary settings in a range of colours. Director Michael Hagan explains: "With its...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Raising the Bar in Keeping Rail on Track
British manufacturing expertise is playing a key role in helping keep a major engineering project on track - even to the detail of its ventilation. Gilberts Blackpool, the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist, has provided the ventilation louvre systems to Morgan Sindall for M&E elements of the Crossrail Pudding Mill Portal project. The project, alongside the Olympic park, comprises construction of a tunnel portal, a new...Read More
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Dimplex - Extra Support in Making the Right Heating Choices
Installers looking for assistance in selecting and installing the right heating solution can now gain specialist support from a dedicated pre-sales team set up by Dimplex. The team offers assistance to anybody looking to find the right heating product, whether for their own project or on behalf of a customer. With knowledge of all products and services across the wide Dimplex portfolio, it is already proving a valuable resource for...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps are at the Heart of the Operation
Hospitals, by their nature, must remain operational 24/7 and need to be capable of meeting all the demands that are made of them. This means having a reliable, effective and efficient pump system that will give them the assurance they need to maintain and deliver their heating, cooling, water supply and water boosting requirements. With this in mind a hospital Trust, who have responsibility for three hospital sites, asked Grundfos...Read More
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Selectaglaze Unveils New BIM Models & a New Product Guide
In collaboration with NBS (part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd) Selectaglaze has recently launched a comprehensive range of BIM models for their secondary glazing, which will appeal to those Architects and end users whose projects are designed with component and layered objects. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a system that can swiftly generate a 3D depiction of a construction project. The objects can be found on the...Read More
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Wieland Powers the Way for New Marlborough School
Wieland has supplied its Metalynx² modular wiring system, along with a variety of components for lighting and power distribution, throughout the new Marlborough Primary School in London W3. The project being overseen by main contractor Mace, is part of a redevelopment by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to provide a new two form entry primary school in the heart of Chelsea. It has seen the old unsuitable Victorian school...Read More
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Formica - The Spring Budget & Addressing the Need for School Builds
The spring Budget announcement reveals the Government is pushing forward with its free schools expansion plan and investing another £320m towards the opening of new schools. Chancellor Phillip Hammond also disclosed that £260m has been put aside for much-needed school building repairs. The free schools plan has come under fierce criticism from industry leaders. With local authority schools desperate for funding...Read More
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Kingspan Helps with Ambitious Tate Modern Expansion
Over 1,300m² of Kingspan Kooltherm FM Duct Insulation has been installed as part of the iconic new extension to Tate Modern in London. The 64.5m tall tower, named the Switch House, adjoins Tate Modern’s existing home within the former Bankside Power Station to provide over 5000 m² of new exhibition space spread over ten levels. The new extension officially opened to the public in June 2016. In addition to the top-class film, video...Read More
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Polyflor - Back to Basics with Polyflor Vinyl Flooring at Cheshunt School
Hardwearing commercial vinyl flooring from Polyflor’s safety and homogeneous flooring collections was recently installed through new facilities at Cheshunt School in Hertfordshire. Approximately 2000m² of flooring from Polyflor’s Mystique PUR, Prestige PUR and Polysafe Mosaic PUR ranges was fitted at the secondary school by flooring contractors Flortec Ltd working for regional construction company Beard. Ideally suited to...Read More
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Dunham-Bush Help Create a Comfortable Learning Environment...
Stowe School is a co-educational independent boarding school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. Dunham-Bush BM Fan convectors have been installed within the ceiling voids at the new Science Centre at the school to provide a comfortable working environment for the students. Mr Steve Burgess, Regional Director of Stepnell Construction, said, "The new £6 million building has created a facility that provides eighteen generously...Read More
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Viessmann Launches YouTube Channel as well as Twitter & Facebook Pages...
Viessmann has launched three new social media channels specifically for installers - the Viessmann Installer Channel on YouTube, the Viessmann Trade Twitter feed and the Viessmann Installer page on Facebook. All online resources will help make it even easier to install, set-up and service Viessmann’s products. The Viessmann Installer Channel on YouTube will feature video tutorials with easy-to-follow instructions for everything...Read More
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