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Crown Paints has launched a new app to enable colour schemes to be viewed in a room

New Crown Paints app allows specifiers to view instant colour schemes download

Crown Trade

Crown Paints has launched its MyRoomPainter app, giving specifiers the opportunity to view instant colour schemes via a mobile tablet or smartphone and allowing them to save and share projects online. The online tool is free to download from the App Store or Google Play and contains a colour matching function, paint calculator and library showcasing an array of colour palettes suitable for redecorating work.

Forbo's Back to the Floor scheme is ideal for school refurbishment projects

Waste flooring off-cut scheme ideal for the disposing of refurb rubbish download

Forbo Flooring

Forbo’s Back to the Floor take back scheme can collect waste flooring off-cuts from refurbishment projects taking place in environments such as schools and hospitals to offer a cost saving and convenient service for contractors. The team collect and reprocess Marmoleum, Tessera carpet tiles, Flotex, cushioned vinyl and Project Vinyl installation off-cuts for recycling back into new products, with a lower collection threshold of just one bulk bag providing greater flexibility to those ...

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new Ecodan controller

Ecodan allows renewable heating to interface with third party equipment downloadweblink

Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems

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 contracts worth £250,000 across the North East

Refurbishment contracts valued at £250,000 being undertaken by Novus download

Novus Property Solutions

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 ...

Planning in advance and monitoring costs can ensure that projects run smoothly

Five steps to ensuring variations don’t drain profitability of projects download


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 hosting its range of flooring on the BIM National Library

BIM objects for Polyflor flooring ranges hosted on National Library download


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.

Saint-Gobain PAM

Saint-Gobain PAM UK launches new range of cast iron shower drain kits downloadweblink

Saint-Gobain PAM UK

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.

Scaracen Interiors

Top AIS Award for Saracen Interiors refurbishment of Royalty House in Watford download

Saracen Interiors

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.

ZFP touchscreen controlled fire alarm panel now available in single loop

Single loop touchscreen controlled fire alarm panel launched from C-TEC download


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 provided demonstrations at Firex International on passive fire protection

Passive fire protection seminars examine installer responsibilities downloadweblink


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 ...

The Build Show.

Watch the trailer to find out why everyone is going to The Build Show video

The Build ShowMon, 21 Jul 2014

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

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Baxi Commercial’s Paul Marsden has discussed the benefits of BIM

How can the mandatory requirements surrounding BIM benefit the industry?

ABC+D MagazineWed, 23 Jul 2014

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 ...

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SHY's black out blinds have been fitted at a concert hall

Black-out blinds with 8m drop used for adjusting light at concert hall downloadweblink


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.

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