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Door-Stop’s new Brochure Builder tool, launched at the FIT show in June, has received high praise from installers looking for an affordable and fast way to design a tailored brochure to present to potential clients. The brochure enables the creation of a range of brochures, from simple four page leaflets through to detailed 90 page books, and allows customers to present their selection of doors in different colours and types of glass.
Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has hosted its 2014 charity cricket event at the Elland Cricket Club in Yorkshire, with the match culminating in a showpiece 20/20 match between a team of former England legends and the company’s very own Timberwolves. Howarth Timber treated attendees to a three course meal and a Q&A session with cricket legends Mark Ramprakash, Phil Defreitas, Paul Nixon, Devon Malcolm, Anthony McGrath, Alex Tudor, Andy Caddick, Richard Blakey, Gavin Hamilton, ...
Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new Ecodan controller for use in applications where the renewable heating needs to connect with third party equipment or Building Energy Management System (BEMS) controls. Volt free and voltage inputs allow third party control systems to work alongside multiple modes and flow temperatures of any model in the Ecodan PUHZ range, whilst unit running, defrost and error functions can be monitored by third party interface.
Novus has won three high profile contracts valued at £250,000 across the North East of England, with the first project with engineering firm, Reece Group, involving the cleaning of steelwork and roof panels at the factory building over a four month period. Work in the social housing sector will involve the Novus team refurbishing a three storey house for Golden Lane Housing, with the installation of a new heating system, bathroom and kitchen replacements, joinery, flooring work and ...
Wes Simmons of EQUE2 has advised construction companies on the five key steps of ensuring that variations don’t drain the profitability out of a project, with planning in advance, checking figures and monitoring sub-contractor behaviour noted as the key factors to success. Preparing for such delays as bad weather conditions, unexpected on-site discoveries and disputes can ensure that all potential problems have been thoroughly thought through before work even gets underway.
Polyflor is now offering Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects for a selection of its flooring ranges, developed in software formats including Revit Architecture, Bentley, AECOsim, Nametschek Vectorworks, Graphisoft ArchiCAD and IFC. Available to download free of charge via the Polyflor website, the resource is also available on the National BIM Library, designed by NBS to provide the UK construction industry with an online centre where a host of systems and products can be downloaded.
Adding to its range of VortX drainage products, Saint-Gobain PAM UK launch a range of complete cast iron shower drain kits. Supplied boxed, each kit features a VortX shower drain body, bottle trap and stainless steel grating, which is available in a standard finish, or can be polished to order.
Saracen Interiors wins an AIS (Association of Interior Specialists) gold award for its refurbishment of Royalty House, the old Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust building in Watford that completed last year on behalf of Aspect Property Group. The high quality of the interior fit increased the value of the space at Royalty House and the efficiency of the building with a reduction in energy costs of up to 50 per cent.
C-TEC’s ZFP touchscreen controlled addressable fire alarm panel is now available as a single loop version, featuring the same touchscreen interface, 64 node peer-to-peer network capability and ‘DeviceManager’ functions as the 2 to 8 loop panels. ZFP can be configured to suit any application and can be easily extended using the wide range of programmable indicator and switch modules, including ‘A-Bus,’ PCBs and touch screen compact controllers.
BM TRADA presented a number of educational seminars and practical demonstrations at Firex International 2014, surrounding the benefits of using effective passive fire protection systems, in addition to information on testing, classification and the correct specification and installation of doors. The free half day seminar, ‘Fire Protection Measures – Understanding Your Responsibilities,’ was delivered to visitors, explaining the duties of the Responsible Person under the Regulatory ...
Video of the Week
Have you heard about the BuildShow? It’s the first show for years aimed squarely at building and construction industry contractors and professionals and supported by organisations such as the Federation of Master Builders, National Federation of Builders and Glenigan. More great brands including Kingspan, VW, Festool, VEKA, ISO-Chemie, ALUK and many more are already attending. Watch this trailer to see why
Paul Marsden, specification sales manager at Baxi Commercial discusses the quality of BIM files and the general benefits of the approach. As part of its vision for the industry and the country, the Government will require construction projects to be 33% cheaper and delivered 50% faster using 50% less materials and emitting 50% less carbon by 2025. That is quite a list of demands and there is strong political will in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to see this ...
SHY UK designed bespoke blinds for application at a concert hall in Perth, Scotland, incorporating a 200mm x 200mm headbox, 160mm diameter roller barrel, powerful motor and ZIP channels to guide the fabric accurately onto the roller barrel. Incorporated Blind Systems installed the long, narrow black-out blinds, controlled by radio switches in two groups of three, in the hall in order to provide adjustable lighting during productions.