27 May 2015

JD Wetherspoon install Changing Places assisted-access facility

Integrated into the build at the drawing stage, the Changing Places toilet is conveniently located on the ground floor. JD Wetherspoon’s is the first major pubchain to install a Changing Places facility. The facility delivers continuity of design for Wetherspoons toilets, whilst having the room (12m2) and layout for the hoist, height-adjustable changing bench and[…]

  • 27 May 2015

22 May 2015

CAD available for assisted-access hygiene facilities in schools

Clos-o-Mat has released a free-to-download CAD for an assisted-access school hygiene room, ensuring any new project is the correct minimum size and contains the right equipment, as laid down in the Department for Education (DfE) guidelines. Clos-o-Mat hygiene room at Lonsdale School. Hygiene rooms are Changing Places assisted-access, wheelchair-friendly toilets that are not open to[…]

  • 22 May 2015

15 May 2015

Heat Interface Units receive WRAS approval

WRAS is the industry standard for UK approved water fittings that are compliant with the UK plumbing regulations. All products are approved by UK Water Suppliers using the performance requirements set out by the Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The WRAS approved Meibes Unit by Pegler Yorkshire Climate[…]

  • 15 May 2015

14 May 2015

Accessible hygiene facility installed at Cambridge University

The Palma Vita has integrated facilities which wash and dry the user instead of them wiping with paper. It is the only automatic wash and dry toilet developed specifically for disable people, and has various options available to tailor to individual needs. The Palma Vita is the only automatic wash and dry toilet developed specifically[…]

  • 14 May 2015

11 May 2015

New CPD discusses compliance with Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

Many of Hansgrohe’s products, such as its Raindance Select hand shower head, demonstrate compliance with WRAS The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) is a certification mark that shows a certain product meets the requirements of the 1999 water regulations. WRAS covers all plumbing systems, water fittings and water equipment from the public water supply: this[…]

  • 11 May 2015

07 May 2015

Appropriate commissioning can boost energy efficiency

HVAC commissioning is the process of evaluating system performance and identifying repairs. It includes bringing the systems into operation, their regulation, the setting up of associated control systems, and the recording of the final settings and the overall state of the final system performance. Simon Garratt, Marketing Manager at AmbiRad, believes HVAC systems to be[…]

  • 07 May 2015

07 May 2015

Thermal wheel technology is an energy efficient solution

In the current climate of stringent building regulations, ever-tightening standards in building service provisions and the ever-increasing pressure on environmental issues; Thermal wheel technology may never have been of greater significance. Thermal wheels are now being used as a leading component in support of the trend to use heat recovery as a route to energy[…]

  • 07 May 2015

06 May 2015

Clamp-on energy metering solution by Micronics

Measuring heat and energy consumption is a key area in building services and energy management. However, installation costs – which cover a system drain down and pipe cutting – have acted as a barrier to wider application of sub-metering in the industry. The U1000 HM provides installation savings for heat/energy metering U1000HM has been designed[…]

  • 06 May 2015

21 April 2015

Key access role for Stannah lifts at inner-city housing regeneration

Award-winning regeneration of Packington Estate in the London Borough of Islington. Stannah Packington Estate CASE STUDY Stannah passenger lifts for inner-city housing regeneration at Packington Estate in the London Borough of Islington Transforming a 1960s sink estate into integrated, uplifting, urban community.  £130-million, 8-year scheme mixed-tenure housing replaces 538 structurally defective flats with 791 energy-efficient[…]

  • 21 April 2015

20 April 2015

The benefits of fabric ductwork distribution systems

The Reznor AirMix is a fabric ductwork distribution system which allows for cheaper air distribution than traditional steel ducts With steel prices rising worldwide, the cost of galvanised steel ductwork has increased. Because of this, fabric ductwork distribution systems, such as the Reznor AirMix, are being used more and more. These systems can be used[…]

  • 20 April 2015