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Waterloo - Replacing Air Terminal Devices in Commercial Building Refits
There are many reasons for refitting a commercial building, from a new usage of the workspace to giving it a makeover to attract new tenants. Whatever has prompted the decision to refit, it’s highly likely that the air terminal devices in the building will need to be replaced. Installing the right air terminal device is crucial for effective air flow through a commercial building. In every room, it’s important to have air circulating in the right...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - British Engineering Excellence Helps Deliver Zero Carbon...
A centre aiming to be the world’s first carbon neutral chemistry lab has been lauded for its integration of subcontractors into successful project delivery. The University of Nottingham’s £23million GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating, and be carbon neutral within 25 years of operation. A key contributor of those targets has been the ventilation...Read More
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Selectaglaze - A Former Cattle Market Gets a Sustainable Overhaul...
Braintree Town Hall was faced with the challenge of making its building more energy efficient, which was no easy task seeing as it is Grade II* Listed. Initially a cattle market, William Julian Courtauld paid the princely sum of £50,000 to give Braintree its own Town Hall. The first stone was laid in 1926 and it has been in continuous use since its construction. In recent years, there is an increasing requirement to reduce energy and make...Read More
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Crabtree - Call for More USB Charging Outlets in Public Buildings
More than half (58%) of 2,000 UK adults would like to see more public buildings feature special USB smartphone charging outlets, a survey has revealed. The recent national survey, commissioned by leading wiring accessories supplier, Crabtree, also highlighted that half of UK adults have purchased a phone charger that was made by a different manufacturer than their phone - increasing the likelihood of it being a fake - and 30% charge...Read More
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Unitrunk Provides Rapid Solution for Cambridge ‘Entrepreneurial Community’
Unitrunk’s innovative cable management solutions are set to inspire the next generation of technology entrepreneurs after being installed in an exposed soffit electrical fit out at Cambridge Science Park’s recently opened The Bradfield Centre. Designed by architects, Aukett Swanke, as a collaborative entrepreneurial community of technology start-ups and scale-ups, the eye-catching £20 million project will provide space for entrepreneurs...Read More
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Advanced - What Size Diesel Generator?
The whole point of a back-up diesel generator is to provide all the electrical power you need to keep your business or organisation running at full speed, even if the local power grid proves unreliable. This may or may not mean powering your whole facility, you may just be concerned about the services covered by one distribution board. Obviously, you need the generator’s capacity to at least equal the peak consumption of...Read More
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SG System Products - Why Not Refurbish your Old Stargard Balustrade?
SG System Products Ltd can remove the old balustrade, fit temporary balustrade in its place, and refurbish / re-sleeve the old balustrade in our workshop before re-fitting. It can be sleeved in the same colour to "freshen up" the appearance, or alternatively, re-sleeved in a different colour to match a new colour scheme. Infill panels can also be replaced if required. An example of this is shown in the photograph. The photograph of the...Read More
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DMS - Benefits of AMR (Automatic Meter Reading)
The most significant benefits to using an Automatic Metering Reading (AMR) system include reduced labour costs, tamper warning, outage detection and increased effectiveness especially when comparing an AMR system with that of manually recording Meter readings. Utilities, Retail Providers, Landlords and Customers can gain from implementing AMR networks into their applications. The range of products manufactured by...Read More
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Prism Power Group Delivered 3 New Containerised Power Solutions...
Containing fully integrated switchgear and UPS power, the containers were transported in sections and craned into position providing our client with a complete solution of the greatest convenience. Modular builds are an effective way of providing compact modern critical power and cooling systems whilst also facilitating rapid expansion and deployment. As with all our containerised systems, the containers were designed...Read More
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Güntner Now Runs its Own Measurement Laboratory for CO2 & NH3
Since spring, Güntner has had another measuring system at its location in ürstenfeldbruck. What makes it so special is that it does not only measure the volume of CO2 and NH3 - it will also be possible to perform capacity and air volume measurements. And, in addition to this, the system will soon allow to carry out sound measurements. Capacity measurements for CO2 and NH3 The chamber design is based closely on the...Read More
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Daikin Applied Exhibiting at the HVAC Show in 2018
Daikin Applied UK is the latest big name to join an ever-growing list of exhibitors at the upcoming HVAC & Refrigeration Show. It’s the company’s first time at the event and with a number of new products set to make their UK debut at the show, visitors will be among the first to get access to them. Daikin Applied (UK) is a market leader in energy efficient AHU and chiller products and servicing. As such the company manufactures...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Two Door Back Lit Bathroom Cabinet with Hand Sensor...
This is the Rolls Royce of bathroom cabinets. Extremely stylish double door cabinet complete with diffused LED points, the latest in LED technology. These LEDs are located at both sides of the mirror and also shine through the gap in the doors when open to highlight the contents inside. The cabinet has double sided mirror doors which allow you to view yourself when searching for items inside. Great for viewing yourself in the morning...Read More
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Pilkington - N&C Invests Following Demand for Pilkington Fire-Resistant Glass
N&C Glass, the UK’s largest independent supplier of glass and glazing products, has invested more than £250,000 in new manufacturing equipment to meet increased demand for shaped Pilkington fire glass and enable the business to become a one-stop shop for fire-resistant glass, regardless of its complexity. The company, based in Beckton in London’s Docklands, specialises in fire-resistant glass, safety & security glass, window...Read More
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Catnic - The Roofing Frontier
It is important to review each external envelope project on an individual basis to ensure systems and materials selected meet the installation, aesthetic and environmental requirements. Here, Richard Price, Technical Director at Catnic explains why pre-coated, standing seam roofing and cladding systems can provide a versatile solution for both residential and commercial developments. When selecting a roofing and/or cladding material...Read More
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