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Novus Property Solutions has helped a group of young homeless people gain the skills to makeover their own bedrooms as part of an on-going partnership with social business Bromford, which has contracted the company to internally redecorate Ark House. Painters and decorators from Novus helped the young people paint their own space at Ark House centre, providing them with the skills and experience to help them in finding employment.
Encon Insulation and its specialist interior building products division Nevill Long have acquired 36 new commercial vehicles, consisting of 32, 26 and 7.5 tonne trucks and lighter truck mounted moffets, in order to improve customer supply whilst reducing its carbon footprint. The new trucks use the latest automotive engineering and telematic features to improve driver safety and create better fuel efficiency, enhancing the company’s accreditation to the Transport for London’s Fleet ...
MCS certified company, Space Air Solutions, a subsidiary of the UK Distributor Space Airconditioning plc, has welcomed the launch of the domestic RHI as it will further stimulate the take up of Daikin Altherma renewable heat technologies. Space Air Solutions offer a comprehensive range of MCS certified air source heat pumps that are particularly popular in areas that are off the mains gas grid. RHI will also extend the appeal of heat pumps to the gas boiler replacement market.
The Daikin Altherma is supplied from Space Air with the ‘Magna Clean’ filtering system, designed to clean the water in the central heating and flush away debris such as dirt, rust and lime scales which circulate through the pipes, pumps, radiators and air-to-water heat pump system. Power flushing is carried out by connecting a power flush machine to the system’s circulating pump or radiator and circulating the central heating water at a high flow rate to improve the efficiency of the ...
Reynaers has launched its latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) library for architects, construction and fabrication professionals, comprising a collection of the company’s systems such as windows, doors, sliding doors and sliding and folding doors. Some 130 BIM models are available on the system, alongside product data, operation details, maintenance information, guarantee data and web links in a downloadable digital format.
Stroma Certification has received approval of FSAP 2012, with the software being developed in order to meet changes to Part L Building Regulations, whilst ensuring that the company’s members can remain compliant when carrying out SAP assessments. FSAP 2012 is deigned to provide an accurate calculation method, with features including an import/export function to allow for template assessment cloning, the inclusion of a U-Value calculator, a Building Regulation checklist, as well as Code ...
Inta has relaunched its WRAS approved isolating ball valves with an expanded range and new look logo, designed to offer greater flexibility for plumbers and installers when carrying out servicing and maintenance. The company’s compression and female ball valves come with a two year guarantee and feature anti-blow out stems and double Viton seals to enable an easy installation in hard to reach areas.
Clos-o-Mat’s website provides three dimensional views of the toilet, bathroom and washroom products on offer, enabling specifiers to view the company’s range of height adjustable changing tables, wash basins, shower seats and wash and dry toilet. The Changing Places washroom is showcased on the site to enable people to get a better understanding of how accessible it is and how it differs from a conventional toilet.
The Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched its new Fire Door Education Programme in a joint project with BRE, designed for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors in residential and public properties. The one day courses are made up of four modules covering fire door inspection, the installation and maintenance of timber fire doors, steel hinged fire door and fire shutters.
Cordia is launching its English language website and online catalogue in order to expand its range of fire safety solutions into the British and international market, with a variety of 300 product lines currently on offer in the UK. The brochure includes information on the company’s fire alarms, fire extinguisher servicing equipment, fire flame generators and gas and extinguishing systems, in addition to advice on its after-sales service and training.
Video of the Week
EverEdge offers a flexible, easy-to-install steel edging solution for lawns, paths and flower beds. EverEdge provides a range of professional metal landscape edgings to landscapers, gardeners, contractors, architects and designers throughout the UK and around the world.
Choosing a door entry system is no longer simply a matter of opting for a lock and key. Technology has advanced to the extent that security solutions, which were unimaginable only a generation ago, are now commonly available and increasingly affordable. Martin Smith, product manager at IronmongeryDirect, takes a look at modern alternatives to traditional locks.
SHY has supplied 69 of its Obscura roller blinds with spring assisted side chain operation for use at the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth, specified to prevent glare from the sun and reduce heat gain in the assembly rooms. The company’s Solarscene S200 fabric was chosen to prevent heat escaping through the single glazed windows, whilst enabling the amount of light coming into the building to be controlled.