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Polyflor’s Expona Flows through National Waterways Museum
Hardwearing wood effect Expona Flow commercial flooring from vinyl floorcovering specialist Polyflor was recently chosen to give a new lease of life to the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Lancashire based interior designers BWD Ltd were contracted to manage the design and build of the museum refurbishment project. They selected Polyflor’s Expona Flow PUR sheet vinyl flooring in...Read More
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Bells Power - St Charles Hospital Upgrades
On behalf of an established consultancy, Bells Power Services have been working on bringing the stand by generator set at St Charles Hospital up to standard. Remedial works at the site have included installing a new day tank with new pipework, a new deep sea electronics control panel, plus the fitting of a new leak detection system. The entire exhaust system was also fitted with new lagging to ensure that the latest...Read More
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CONTI+ - Stonetec & Stonec Pro, Beautiful Washbasins
Stonetec is a material used for high spec sanitary architecture. With a high quality and uniform finish throughout. With outstanding stability, this makes it ideal for heavily used washrooms. Non porous, either gloss or matt finish available. The range is made from fine minerals and resins. Stonetec provides the client with flexible and innovative design opportunities. Available in either standard models or as a bespoke solution to your...Read More
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Airedale International - It’s all Under Control
There are many simple steps to reducing energy consumption in your facility. The most efficient energy saving methods come via effective controls and an intuitive Building Management System (BMS). In this post, Richard Burcher of Airedale International Air Conditioning suggests simple, cost-effective tactics to cut carbon emissions and energy costs. Much is written about marginal gains, the small incremental improvements...Read More
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The Generator Company Standby Generator Upgrade for Global Technology...
Our client, one of the largest communication technology companies in the world, contacted us to provide a suitable solution for a 1000kVA standby generator upgrade to incorporate some of the site’s existing services and associated equipment at one of their UK datacentres. For this client, using their award-winning networks to connect millions of companies and communities to deliver; interactive entertainment, digital media, the internet...Read More
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Closomat - Leisure Accessibility Extended
Accessibility to Midlands leisure is being taken to new heights with the opening of a further two assisted, accessible toilet facilities in Leicester. The city is now perhaps the most accessible in the UK in terms of the toilet facilities - known as Changing Places - it has 15 in the city with a further seven across the county, in venues ranging from community centres to major new developments such as the city’s new Haymarket Bus Station...Read More
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Vertiv - Webcast: The Use of Transformers for Protection in Modern Data Centres
Transformers within UPS systems in data centres and IT critical environments have been largely replaced by present-day electronics within modern UPS units. However, transformers remain an essential tool for mitigation of a number of potential problems and to provide security of supply in the most critical areas. Join the Vertiv™ Critical Advantage Webcast for all of the answers. This webcast will outline the different applications...Read More
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Grundfos Combat Legionella Effectively with Disinfection
Effective water disinfection is very important in all buildings. The Oxiperm Pro is a bespoke chlorine dioxide generator from Grundfos that has WRAS approved components. Chlorine dioxide is vital in providing clean water to a variety of potentially susceptible applications including hotels, sports & leisure facilities and hospitals. Chlorine dioxide is a powerful disinfection selection, and has excellent bactericidal, viricidal...Read More
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Catnic - Design Team for New School Building puts Catnic Top of the Class
After considering traditional standing seam metal roof options, the design team for a new school building in Norwich specified Catnic’s steel SSR² Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding system. The system proved fast to install and has created a contemporary, low maintenance roof that offers high thermal performance, impressing the design and construction team. Designed by Norwich-based NPS Group to expand Sparhawk...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Making the Grade: How to Measure Building Intelligence
Emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and intelligent building software, are revolutionising how modern buildings are designed, built and operated. The Smart Working Report, a collaboration between Schneider Electric and Unwork, shows how these technologies are becoming pervasive and embedded in the next generation of buildings to deliver ‘smart’ structures able to optimise their operations, achieve...Read More
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Premier Tech Aqua UK Appoints New Regional Sales Manager
Packaged water and waste water treatment solutions specialists, Premier Tech Aqua UK (PTAU) have appointed Julie Cull as regional sales manager. Focusing on the North Wales, North West and Midlands areas, Julie will also work closely with the senior management team at the UK headquarters in Peterlee, County Durham. Julie brings with her extensive knowledge and experience having spent over 25...Read More
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West London Security - Gate Safe Approved Automatic Electric Gate Installations
Automatic electric gate installations are becoming an increasingly popular option for those seeking to secure both pedestrian and vehicular entrance ways in the most convenient way possible. The good news is, thanks to organisations like Gate Safe, those gate installations are getting safer and safer. West London Security (WLS) has its own dedicated gate fabrication workshop and gate automation team and has been...Read More
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VEKA - PAS1188 Certificate is Twice as Nice for Watergate Flood Solutions Ltd
Watergate - based in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear - spent 18 months honing its design and subjecting products to rigorous testing in order to achieve the accreditation, with the support from VEKA Group. The anti-flood specialist - which fabricates up to 50 doors every week - made the switch to Halo profile in 2015, and has been using its outer frames exclusively ever since. The most recent PAS1188 certificate will be the company's...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Hudl Tablets Prove just the Medicine for Conquest HDU
Critical care patients in the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, have access to new tablet computers to help keep them occupied during their recovery thanks to the generosity of town cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex. The donation of the five Hudl tablets was championed by company Group Personnel Manager Steve Baldry, who was recently cared for in the hospital’s High Dependency Unit following a sudden cardiac...Read More
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