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Zehnder - Brand New Customer Experience Centre Now Open
We are excited to have officially launched our new Customer Experience Centre at our UK headquarters in Camberley, Surrey which is designed to set out our mission to deliver healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient indoor climate solutions for residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Collectively the experience showcases a world of indoor climate solutions including decorative radiators, radiant heating and cooling...Read More
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Heatrae Sadia - Keeping the Pressure On
The combi boiler, once considered the preserve of smaller homes, has evolved in recent years to suit larger households, and with its compact space-saving design and virtually instantaneous provision of hot water has become an increasingly popular choice with both installers and homeowners. However, the hot water demands of the average family are on the rise, and could become too high for a combi boiler, especially if a property has multiple...Read More
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Wieland Electric - Sea Containers House Goes Modular with Wieland Electric
Metalynx², Wieland Electric’s popular modular wiring system has been used as part of the refurbishment of Sea Containers House, which situated on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Named after a global shipping conglomerate that occupied the building for several decades. In January 2012 a major refurbishment commenced and has seen the building re-open to house a luxury 359 bedroomed hotel and 350,000ft² of office...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan Crew makes it Across the Atlantic
After an epic journey of 3,000 nautical miles, rowing virtually non-stop for 44 days, 20 hours and 22 minutes, the All Beans No Monkeys crew of four has crossed the Atlantic in the Ecodan boat to complete the Tallisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. James Timbs-Harrison from primary sponsor Mitsubishi Electric and his fellow crew members of Liam Browning, Stuart Markland and James Kendall left this side of the ‘pond’ just before...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex's ‘Twin’ Trunking Duo Resolves Size Issue
Marshall-Tufflex’s Twin165 cable management solution has come up trumps for yet another major educational new-build project, offering generous compartment sizes in a trunking profile able to accommodate height restrictions around window sills. Specifiers working on the new £22 million Arts and Sports Academies at Sunderland College’s Bede Campus required an integrated cable management solution for both buildings...Read More
The Generator Company - Restore Critical Power to Largest Department Store...
The Customer - The largest department store retailer in the UK, operating 45 shops across the UK. This store has been an integral part of Newcastle’s high street since it was founded as Bainbridge in 1838. Circa. 5.30am on 14th November our 24 hour call out bureau received a call notifying us that a major department store in Newcastle city centre had lost all its power and was in complete darkness. Taking into consideration that it...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Rooflight Remains a Stunning Feature Ten Years On
This eloquent penthouse suite is situated amongst the white stucco Georgian houses of Knightsbridge, London. Surrounded by streams of private gardens, lavish restaurants and shops, the location couldn’t be more suitable for such a luxurious building design. Whilst one floor is designed for suitable family living with a kitchen, breakfast and lounge room, the top floor consists of an open-plan space for entertainment and fine dining. Part of the...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Royal Bank of Scotland
The Royal Bank of Scotland, created in 1727, is now a leading global bank. Its headquarters in Edinburgh sees thousands walk through its reception every year, and the area required an extensive renovation. To achieve this, ARDEX products and specification team were selected for the project, with the work commencing July 2015. The project was not short on complexity - grade 2 listed tiles were under the previously carpeted flooring, and these...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Changing Places Help Create ‘World Class’ Travel Hub
Network Rail is putting disabled travellers’ needs at the centre of a £multi-million project to transform Welsh railway and make it a ‘world-class’ facility. The transformation of Port Talbot Parkway, is progressing, with some amenities already improved, under the £11.4m regeneration by Network Rail as part of the Wales Station Improvement Scheme. Latest to be unveiled are a new information hub, bridge, an updated waiting room...Read More
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Pilkington UK - Cautious Optimism Across the Industry as Firms Anticipate Growth
The UK’s glass and glazing industry looks set to experience a period of expansion over the next two years, with firms upping their headcounts and planning further investment in order to take advantage of a number of opportunities in the market, according to research from Pilkington United Kingdom Limited. The study, which surveyed 318 Pilkington United Kingdom Limited customers across the supply chain - including fabricators, installers...Read More
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Knauf Reinforces the BIM Revolution with Contractor Training
In response to the needs of its customers, Knauf - one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems - is delivering one-day courses introducing the Building Information Modelling (BIM) to first and second tier contractors. Knauf believes that the course is urgently needed because the Government has stated that all projects should be adopting BIM from April 2016 - yet there is a lack of training or support...Read More
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Piller UK - New Directors for Piller UK & India Subsidiaries
The Piller Group has appointed Mr Mark Lee as Managing Director of Piller UK Limited with responsibility for the UK and Ireland with over 23 years of experience within the UPS industry, seven of these with Piller. Mark previously held a role as Managing Director within the industry focussing on the manufacture, sale and support of UPS system solutions. Mr Andrew Vellender has been appointed Business Unit Director of Piller’s Indian subsidiary...Read More
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danfloor - A Wool Carpet Offers More than Just Comfort
The new Nordform range introduces a variety of Scandinavian style carpets designed for commercial office environments to the danfloor collection. Within the range is a collection of wool carpets which bring with them many natural performance features. Wool Classic, Ribs, Square and Lines are manufactured with an 80/20 mix of wool and polyamide Nylon 6.6 which makes them not only pleasing to touch but also strong and static resistant...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Live Webinar 24th March 2016, 1pm-2pm GMT
Join us for our Free online Webinar. Our presentation reviews the new requirements of the ERP legislation, which became law on 1st January 2016, and the requirements of Part L 2013 (enacted in April 2014) as they relate to Air Handling Units. We then go on to discuss how to reduce energy consumption associated with Air Handling Units. This is a CIBSE approved CPD so you are eligible for CPD points and a certificate. If you would like to...Read More
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Trend Urges More BEMS Installers & Integrators to take on Apprentices
Trend Control Systems, the leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), is throwing its support behind National Apprenticeship Week, which takes place between 14th-18th March, and encouraging more installation and integration firms to nurture young talent. As its own Attitude Apprenticeship Scheme approaches its ninth anniversary, Trend believes the long-term future...Read More
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