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Flowcrete UK - Modern Terrazzo Flooring Revitalises Historic Kelvin Hall
Flowcrete UK has worked with Glasgow’s historic Kelvin Hall during a £35 million refurbishment project to help turn the much-loved building into one of the city’s most exciting entertainment and leisure venues. In 2014, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, Glasgow Museums, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland formed a partnership to transform the historic site into an exciting new centre of cultural excellence that...Read More
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SPC Supply the Perfect Heating Solution to a Striking Northampton Church
British manufacturer SPC, have supplied Belgravia supreme fan convectors to St Giles Church in Northampton. Due to its architecturally striking features, the design engineers required brown and white units that were stylishly curved in design to fit in with the surroundings. John Howes, Midlands Area Sales Manager for SPC said: "A fan convector means that a space can be brought up to a comfortable temperature...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Coventry University
The Kingspan Kooltherm FM Complete Pipe Insulation System and Kingspan Kooltherm FM Duct Insulation have been installed as part of Coventry University’s flagship scientific teaching and research building, contributing towards the building’s BREEAM ’Excellent’ rating and delivering a high level of fire resistance performance through the use of intumescent lined Kingspan Kooltherm FireSleeves. The £37 million Science and Health...Read More
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Aermec - New MD to take Aermec UK into the Future
Paul Lawrence has been appointed Managing Director at Aermec UK Limited; a leading manufacturer of chillers, fan coil units and heat pumps. As well as growing the company organically, Paul Lawrence will be developing the company’s product offering and proactively entering new markets, whilst ensuring that Aermec continues to deliver quality products combined with excellent customer service. With over 18 years’ experience...Read More
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Wieland Make a Connection to LinkedIn
Wieland Electric has supplied a wide range of its popular gst electrical connectors for the new €85 million LinkedIn international headquarters development in Wilton Place, Dublin. The electrical system for the project was designed and locally supplied by Core Electrical Ltd., Wieland’s exclusive distributor across Ireland, utilising Wieland connectors to provide a fast, hassle-free installation that would reduce installation costs and...Read More
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Breathing Buildings’ Ventilation Systems Helps Create the World’s Most...
The recently completed Bloomberg headquarters in London has set a new world record BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ sustainability rating for an office building at design-stage. It is hoped that the building will serve as a stimulus for other projects in London with similar ambitions. The objective here was to create a stunning building in every sense - an incredible place to work, a beautiful building architecturally, but also one which is truly...Read More
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Purus Limited - BIM Objects for Floor Gullies & Linear Channel Drains
Purus, the manufacturer of wetroom drainage, floor gullies and linear channel drains, have BIM objects available to view and download now for many of their most popular products. Purus have been featured on BIM since before the UK Government's new regulations came into place in 2016; and the files can be downloaded for use in Revit or ArchiCAD for a smooth procurement and specification process from the early stages of a...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Green Light for Underfloor Air Conditioning in Romania
AET Flexible Space, leading provider of underfloor air conditioning systems are presently commissioning the system and equipment supplied to German IT and software solutions company, iQuest for their new build headquarters in Cluj Napoca, Romania. AET UK have worked closely with Romanian distributor, Convergo Energy on the first underfloor air conditioning installation in the country, and the high profile project will create...Read More
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Xylem Water Solutions - Water is Life: Building Access to Safe Sanitation...
As most of us know, mobile phones have now become an integral part of our lives. What you may not know, however, is that you are more likely to have a smartphone in your pocket than you are to have access to a clean, functioning toilet. In rich, developed countries like the UK and Ireland, access to clean running water is something that we take for granted every day. This isn’t the case everywhere. In fact, one person in nine worldwide...Read More
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Apollo Fire Detectors - HRH The Duke of Kent at Apollo Fire Detectors
His Royal Highness, the Duke of Kent visited the headquarters of Apollo Fire Detectors in Havant, Hampshire last week to commemorate 40 years of excellence in UK manufacturing by the company. During his visit, the Duke took a tour of the manufacturing facilities and met some of the engineers and assembly workers who are behind the award-winning and life-saving fire detection technology made by Apollo. The royal...Read More
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Glen Dimplex - Get Switched On to Lot 20
Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, the manufacturer behind the Dimplex, Creda and Nobo brands, has launched a dedicated new website on the upcoming Lot 20 regulations, designed to help contractors, installers, merchants, wholesalers and others in the trade get to grips with how the new standard will affect electrical heating appliances. Reflecting the Company’s commitment to helping the industry understand and...Read More
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Viessmann backs Boiler Efficiency Breakthrough
Viessmann welcomes new policy changes and updates, announced on October 12, which set new standards for the efficiency of gas boilers in the UK. The changes were set out in the government response to the Heat in Buildings consultation, following a Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy consultation. The new standards are set out in three parts; increasing the boiler minimum performance requirement...Read More
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VEKA - Tenants Reap Benefits after VEKA Installation
The tenants of Barton Village, Eccles, have benefited from thousands of VEKA windows and will see a drop in their energy bills after the environmentally friendly £14.3m makeover. The four 1960’s tower blocks, which took a total of 12 months to refurbish, consist of 290 energy efficient homes - with many of the one and two bedroom flats now having innovative green technologies, state-of-the-art ventilation and improved security...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi & Iris Design Strikes New Energy Partnership
Cheshire based, Iris Design Solutions has been appointed by Carlo Gavazzi as a Specialist Energy Partner to install and commission their full range of Carlo Gavazzi Energy Management Solutions. Consuming less energy is about getting the technology and monitoring strategy right; when this is understood then a building’s performance can be improved and energy usage reduced. These actions will reduce fuel bills and carbon footprint...Read More
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