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Catnic SSR²® Delivers Contemporary Agri-Industrial Aesthetic to Summer Pool House
Catnic’s SSR²® Roofing and Cladding system has provided the ease of installation, aesthetic and durable performance needed for a new build summer pool house in Wherstead, Ipswich. An old barn in the village of Wherstead was purchased, along with its ancillary buildings, to house two classic cars. The new owner also envisioned the space being used to house a new swimming pool facility and terrace for family and friends to use...Read More
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Carrier - High Efficiency Carrier Chillers Cool New R&D Centre
Carrier is supplying two high performance, high efficiency air-cooled AquaSnap® chillers for a new research and development centre at one of the United Kingdom’s leading engineering companies. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The AquaSnap 30RBP 430 liquid chillers, equipped...Read More
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Advanced - What is Power Factor?
In its simplest form, Power Factor is the ratio of kW to kVA. Note that Power Factor is only relevant in AC circuits. As a result, the Power Factor of a circuit will always be a number between 0 and 1, and is usually to 1 or 2 decimal places. Power Factor can also be represented by thinking of a simple clock face, where a PF of 1 is represented by 12 o’clock. A PF of 0 can be either side of 12, either at 9 or 3 o’clock (depending on...Read More
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Remeha - R-Gen NG CHP Range
The Remeha R-Gen Combined Heat and Power (CHP) range is the sustainable solution to providing highly-efficient heat and power for applications with consistent heating and electricity. The R-Gen NG converts gas into both electricity and heat in a single process at the point of use - operating at higher efficiency levels than traditional generation, delivering a primary energy saving of up to 30% and up to 20% reduction in emissions...Read More
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ABB Distribution Solutions - The First Electric Bus Comes to the Streets of Cardiff
Working with Volvo Bus UK and their state-of-the-art 7900E this trial will last for 8 weeks from Cardiff City centre to Cardiff Bay. It will provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly form of public transport, which can operate using opportunity charging on an allocated route. Head of ABB’s global business charging infrastructure, Frank Muehlon, added: “As the market leader in fast charging solutions we are proud to be partnering...Read More
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Heat Mat - Join us for Electric Underfloor Heating Training
Following the launch of our Heat Mat Trained Installer Scheme in 2015 over 200 installers have attended and benefited from the 22 years of underfloor heating experience Heat Mat has. Installers who attend these days have gone on to fit a variety of systems and offer electric underfloor heating as a new service to their customers. Our award winning training days deliver advice on how to fit electric underfloor heating, including which...Read More
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Munters - Rotor Replacement
Replace low performing rotor before risking your Perfect Climate! A dehumidifier containing a desiccant rotor with a low capacity will no longer fulfill the original design conditions. In production facilities this is risky business, since both production capacity and product quality can be affected. Why Run the Risk of Operating a Low Performing Rotor? The heart of any Munters dehumidifier is the desiccant rotor (wheel). A proper protected rotor...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Dot Design Wall Light
This Dot Design plaster wall light made from reinforced microfine natural plaster is manufactured by Atelier Sedap in France. Sedap offer stunning lighting products and it is difficult to say whether they are lighting or works of art as they are stunning in their originality and design. Made using the finest techniques and plaster their products remain unrivalled. This pendant can be custom painted if required, but the natural plaster finish...Read More
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Wienerberger - Mix & Match your Load
Wienerberger, the UK’s leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, has announced the launch of Load Builder, an innovative new service designed to help builders’ merchants manage their brick stock and storage space with a quick and easy to use online tool. Load Builder offers Wienerberger’s merchant customers the opportunity to create a bespoke load by mixing and matching products from a wide selection of facing...Read More
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VEKA - Masterframe Celebrates 30th Birthday with Investment in Technology
Halo fabricator Masterframe is celebrating 30 years in business with a significant investment in new welding technology. Like VEKA Group, Masterframe is proud to be a well-known name in the fenestration sector, with decades of industry history and a clear vision for the future of the company. The Essex-based firm specialises only in PVC-U windows in authentic sash styles and won a 2017 National Fenestration award for being...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Drives Move to Put Plastics Recycling at Heart of Cable...
Market-leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex is calling on specifiers and contractors to join it in driving up the sector’s eco credentials by specifying and installing PVC-U trunking solutions with a minimum content of 50% recycled plastic - and say no to single use plastics. The British company wants to put plastics recycling at the heart of specification and purchasing decisions in an effort to divert the amount of waste plastic...Read More
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ARDEX - The New Waterproofing Regulations & What They Mean to You
The British Standards Institute (BSI) has now released its latest codes of practice for BS 5385-1 (wall and floor tiling in normal internal conditions), and there’s been a step-change in regulations overseeing works in wet areas. Under the new revision, all substrates should be waterproofed before tiling, even in domestic locations. It’s a positive leap forward that will improve the standards of workmanship for clients across the UK, but what...Read More
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