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Polyflor’s Affinity255 Flooring is Picture Perfect at Redhouse Arts & Cultural Centre
Luxury vinyl tile flooring from Polyflor, the UK's commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, was recently used to help give a fresh new look to JOL’s café at Redhouse arts and cultural centre in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Wood effect Affinity255 PUR luxury vinyl tile flooring was installed by local flooring contractor Kevin Hamer Carpets as part of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association’s project to refurbish parts of Redhouse, an arts...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - An Introduction to Mastic Asphalt
SIG Design and Technology are now supplying Permaphalt, a quality mastic asphalt suitable for insulated warm roofs, un-insulated cold roofs and inverted/green roof configurations. Mastic asphalt is a centuries old roofing material that is still in use today in both traditional and more modern forms. What is Mastic Asphalt? It is one of the oldest construction products, and the oldest waterproofing membrane system. It consists of a...Read More
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Breathing Buildings to give Keynote Address to Cambridge University Students
On 1st June 2016 Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng, CEO of Breathing Buildings, will open the proceedings at Emmanuel College for the Civil Engineering Students day of presentations on their final year projects. Shaun has been asked to give the keynote address to inform and inspire the students about the opportunities in engineering. Shaun’s experience in establishing Breathing Buildings and completely changing the world of ventilation...Read More
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Piller - Dual Presentations of ‘Game-Changer’ Piller UPS Generates Exceptional...
Recent previews of Piller’s innovative ‘game changer’ UPS technology ‘CPM300/360’ at AFCOM’s Data Center World Global Conference in Las Vegas and the CeBIT Global Event for Digital Business in Hannover have brought exceptional levels of interest from potential buyers worldwide. Visitors to both shows were given the opportunity to experience at first hand the benefits of the new Piller technology, which promises to revolutionise...Read More
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Kingspan Pipe Insulation is a Work of Art
Kingspan Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation has been installed in an exposed to view application at an iconic arts college, providing considerable time savings and subtle, high quality aesthetics courtesy of its theatre black vapour barrier jacket. When it was originally completed, the Art House at Somerset College was the largest purpose built arts college in Europe. To help revitalise the 1970’s structure, BAM Construction...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - "Quality" Solution Fuses School Ventilation for Better...
A unique ventilation solution is helping deliver a "better teaching environment" at a state-of-the-art school. Gilberts’ innovative Mistrale Fusion (MFS) ventilation has been installed by M&E engineers Selmec for Kier Construction in the new Flying High Academy in Nottinghamshire. The Fusion units have been used in all 16 classrooms in the building, with 2 no MFS128 in every teaching area bar one, which, being larger...Read More
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Humidity Solutions - Can you Afford to Ignore Humidity Control?
In maintaining acceptable comfort conditions in workplaces, humidity control shouldn’t be an add-on that’s only included when budgets permit, it should be a standard requirement. Humidity control in the UK has something of a chequered history, with specifiers often choosing not to include it in their original designs or allowing it to be ‘value engineered’ out at a later stage. However, research consistently shows that humidity is an...Read More
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Munters UK - Book your Free CIBSE CPD Seminar Today!
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Munters free CPD seminars are tailored to suit Mechanical Engineers, Building Services and Industry professionals alike. The sessions are held at the Company's own premises and designed to inform participants about how controlling humidity can save energy, reduce maintenance costs, and increase productivity in a wide range of industries! A Typical Agenda...Read More
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danfloor - Light Fastness Explained
Light fastness is the term used to describe how resistant to fading an item is when exposed to light. Light striking a surface can alter or break the chemical bonds of the pigment, causing the colours to bleach or change, in a process known as photo degradation. Almost every carpet or any textile will lighten in colour or fade over a period of time. The extent of damage depends on a number of factors; colour, dye method, the location...Read More
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Fläkt Woods to Provide Jakarta Metro Tunnel Ventilation
Fläkt Woods is delighted to have been announced as the partner of choice for the supply of ventilation equipment to Phase 1 of a new Metro system in Jakarta, Indonesia. The first phase of the project will be the construction of the underground section the new metro system, which crosses Jakarta from North to South to service the nine million residents of the city. The Metro system will consist of 13 stations; seven elevated and six...Read More
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Emerson Network Power - How to Optimize Direct Expansion Systems...
Direct Expansion solutions play a significant role in achieving system efficiency; it is therefore important to understand the different types of freecooling options available, that help to optimize your data centre applications. Join the Emerson Network Power Critical Advantage Webcast for all of the answers. The webcast will provide insight into: Direct and Indirect Freecooling Technology and their respective impact Dual...Read More
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Pilkington UK - MEP & MP Visit Pilkington in St Helens
Theresa Griffin MEP (North West England) and Conor McGinn MP (St Helens North) have met with representatives from Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG group, to discuss future measures that could support the growth and development of the glass and glazing sector in the UK and mainland Europe, particularly in relation to the energy efficiency of buildings. The visit, which took place at the company’s manufacturing...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Hospice Boosted by Marshall-Tufflex Donation
Fundraisers at St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, have sent a big thank you to local employer Marshall-Tufflex after its staff raised £305 to support the charity’s Phoenix Fund project. The hospice was badly damaged by fire last summer and is currently being refurbished, with a £1 million target set for the Phoenix Fund to help pay for the project. Staff at cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex’s...Read More
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Panasonic - Eco Installer Provides Sustainable Solution with Panasonic
As public awareness and new technology continues to progress, homeowners are constantly striving for a way to lower their bills and establish a ‘greener’ way of living. For one homeowner, Panasonic’s Aquarea heating and cooling system was the perfect match when looking for an alternative, environmental solution to the existing oil fired burner. The homeowner’s four bedroom family home in Comberton, Cambridge was previously...Read More
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