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Lighting Controls - Westside Refurbished with Networking by Lighting Controls
Originally developed in 1990 as a landmark headquarters building, Westside, in Hemel Hempstead, offers 175,000 sq ft of office accommodation, three full height atrium areas, a security building and 730 car parking spaces. The three upper levels are accessed via 8 passenger lifts, all floors are accessible and raised, and all ceilings are metal and suspended. For the current refurbishment Lighting Controls Ltd. has been chosen as...Read More
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ABB Helps Water Hydraulics Co. Ltd take the Pressure off its Electricity Supply
The Water Hydraulics Co Ltd of Hull is experiencing a major surge in interest in its environmentally friendly and less costly alternative to oil-based systems and was planning to expand its production facilities. There was however a major challenge. The site’s power supply - rated at a nominal 160 kVA, which is equivalent to 215 A maximum load - was already close to capacity. So the company was facing an investment of around £150k...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Ransome's Dock
Located next to The Albert Bridge, just west of Battersea Park, Ransome’s Dock is situated on the River Thames. With the help of ARDEX products, two, luxury three-bedroom apartments, in this architecturally impressive former industrial warehouse, were recently renovated to the highest specification. Greg Stubberfield from contract flooring specialists, The Flooring Co Ltd, used a full ARDEX floor system, complete with a...Read More
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EURO-DIESEL (UK) - Data Centre World 2016 - Prize Draw Winner
EURO-DIESEL (UK) Ltd exhibited at Data Centre World 2016 at the London Excel. A major event in the Data Centre calendar - this year’s show was bigger and better than ever with over 250 exhibiting companies. With strong footfall to the EURO-DIESEL stand, the team were kept busy meeting new and existing contacts from across the industry. Each year EURO-DIESEL hold a competition on the stand (this year for an iPad Mini)...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Supports Arrow Awards 2016
Committed charity supporter Marshall-Tufflex has announced that it is sponsoring the Arrow Awards 2016, an event that celebrates the achievements of people living in and around its manufacturing base in Hastings, East Sussex. The Arrow Awards, organised by independent local radio station Arrow FM, recognise individuals, charities and businesses for their ‘amazing achievements’. Marshall-Tufflex is sponsoring the Fundraiser...Read More
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Heat Mat - Driveway Heating for Millgate Homes Luxury Apartments in Ascot
A Heat Mat ramp heating system has been installed at Millgate Home’s new Englemere development in Ascot, Berkshire. Heat Mat’s project team specified a robust driveway heating system for the ramp down to the secure underground parking area. The system includes a 50W heating cable, installed directly under hot asphalt at an output of 300W/m² and a 48Amp frost protection thermostat. Following the successful installation of a...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Blue Roof - What if you must have One?
Over two years ago SIG Design and Technology published a blog post by Ross Finnie called ‘Blue Roof: Why it is a Bad Idea’. It created a lot of interest and some controversy. Ross’ message was that there are better places to keep rainwater than on the roof - for a number of good reasons. Two years on we’re revisiting the topic to see if things have changed. We talked to Steven Vincent of BBS Green Roofing and our green roofing partners Verdico...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Specifying Rooflights to Meet the Requirements of Part Q
Recent changes to Building Regulations Approved Document Q: Security in Dwellings means that anyone wishing to install rooflights in ‘easily accessible areas’ will need to ensure that they specify a product which is compliant with Part Q. The document explains ‘easily accessible’ as: A window or doorway, any part of which is within 2m vertically of an accessible level surface such as ground or basement level, or an access balcony...Read More
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Monodraught Supports Natural Ventilation & Lighting Strategy for New Barrow-in...
A new state of the art police station has opened in Barrow-in-Furness. The new station became operational in October 2015 and was successfully shortlisted as a finalist in the Commercial Build Section of the Northern Design Awards for 2015. Central to the building is an atrium which allows the building to be naturally ventilated and lit. It varies along its length with the wider areas forming informal meeting and seating areas. The three...Read More
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ServaClean - Working Drinks Wagons sent to Dubai
After serious market research, ServaClean developed the ‘MOVERBar’ range using our tried and tested modular fitments and ‘BARFrame’ structure to provide many of the operating benefits of a ServaClean fixed bar on a sturdy but easy to manoeuvre stainless steel mobile base with heavy duty swivel castors and brakes for stability when serving. Many a ‘MOVERBar’ unit has since been transported along Britain’s motorway network to...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Core Solution for Disabled Needs ‘Away from Home’
A new Changing Places assisted accessible toilet is addressing local accessibility needs in the heart of England. Solihull Council has opened the facility in The Core, the town’s former Central Library and Arts Complex building, refurbished as part of the Council’s strategy to co-locate and improve services for residents. The Changing Places personal care facility compliments the existing wheelchair-accessible toilets. Giving more space...Read More
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RCM Products - Carter Press Brake
A Carter 3200 x 125 ton 5 axis CNC Hydraulic Downstroke Press Brake is the new addition to the RCM factory. The new machine has arrived from China and once commissioned will take pride of place in the Kempston factory. MD Andrew Baines said, "This will improve both accuracy and turnaround times significantly." As soon as the new press brake was installed and commissioning has been completed, the press brake was put to...Read More
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EMCEL Filters - Fan Coils or Circaframe Filters?
"What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." – Juliet, Romeo & Juliet (II,ii,1-2). Our circaframe filters are also referred to as Fan Coil Units, Electronic Enclosures and Telecom Equipment. The EMCEL Circaframe filter is uniquely constructed, with a strong wire frame thermoplastically encased and heat-bonded to media. Why not take advantage of our free sample offer and see if...Read More
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Artemide - BIG Alphabet of Light
"How do we create a flexible light that can be installed and used by everyone? How do we create a light that fits any space - small or large?" BIG It is a language made of light, not the design of an object, but rather the development of a strong idea - using light to communicate simply and freely. BIG starts from an abacus of essential geometries to design a new font that translates into light, an alphabet used to write and...Read More
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