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Nationwide Platforms introduces ‘Intelligent Secondary Guarding'

Nationwide Platforms has become the first access hire company to develop and introduce a secondary guarding system designed to prevent a trapping or crushing incident before a collision can occur.

SkySiren® PCS™ (Pre-Crush Sensing) represents a major step forward in powered access safety. It automatically stops a mobile elevating working platform (MEWP) boom before the operator comes into collision with an object that could lead to a trap or crush incident.

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Rainclear Systems’ aluminium range – can it replace cast iron guttering?

Of course aluminium guttering will never completely replace cast iron. Cast iron is often obligatory on our oldest buildings - and with good reason, it offers an unmistakable appearance and has proven to last up to one hundred years with sensible maintenance. It is generally the more expensive system to purchase but still represents great lifetime value when you factor in longevity.

Geraint Jones, managing director of Rainclear Systems, the UK's leading stockist of metal guttering, is a huge fan of cast iron: "As well as its strength and efficiency, the wonderful thing about a modern cast iron system is that it's now available in a pre-painted factory applied finish. Ready to install, this removes all the hassle and concerns of onsite painting.

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Mirfield Health Centre, West Yorkshire is a vision in blue

Patients at Mirfield Health Centre in West Yorkshire will reap the benefit of new carpet tiles in stunning Array from Heckmondwike FB’s Creative Range in their waiting and communal areas.

180m2 of Array carpet tiles  in blue were chosen for the busy GP practice with 36m2 of Dreadnought tiles selected in Anthracite for the entrance area. 

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Big news for the future of Scottish solar investment

The Scottish Government have taken positive steps towards developing the future of Scottish solar investment under the Renewables Obligation (the main support mechanism for renewable electricity projects in the UK). Unlike England and Wales, the Scottish Government will retain the “Grandfathering” guarantee.

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An ace idea - with the potential to solve the world's housing shortage

An innovative modular building system which has the potential to plug the massive shortfall in low-cost housing and schools, not just in Britain but across the world, is using expanded polystyrene (now known across Europe as airpop™) at the centre of its unique patented design. In its most recent project, the Acermetric building system has just slashed costs and build-time at a London primary school where a two-storey multi-purpose 466m2 “Centre of Excellence” was assembled in around 13 weeks on site by just four builders lifting panels by hand and installing the elements with a single tool!

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AcoustiPanel™14; Combined Knauf acoustic floor deck solution

This new acoustic solution from Nu-Heat, produced in partnership with Knauf, comprises a pre-routed Knauf gypsum board bonded to acoustic fibreboard, into which Nu-Heat’s 14mm tube system is neatly installed. 

The tongue and groove panels offer high thermal conductivity allowing a quick transfer of heat into the room and create a stable, monolithic floor finish with minimal movement. 

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Carbon Zero Consulting wins prestigious Chelsea Barracks contract

Carbon Zero Consulting (www.carbonzeroco.com) is delighted to announce that they have been appointed to work on the prestigious redevelopment of one of London’s most iconic former military landmarks, Chelsea Barracks. Working alongside IFTech Ltd, a specialist in underground thermal energy storage systems, Carbon Zero Consulting are providing council on a number of significant regulatory compliance matters relating to the installation of one of the UK’s largest renewable heating and cooling systems.

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Newcomer Redsky Solar nominated for first award

Redsky Solar has been nominated for a Solar Power Portal Award, recognising ‘best of British Solar expertise’ for the company’s first large-scale solar rooftop project.

Redsky was launched last year by leading building envelope contractor Longworth to capitalise on the group’s roofing expertise and offer solar installation by roofing experts.

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BIM Strategy ‘model’ yet another international award

News may have come through very late on Friday night but was definitely worth waiting for!

BIM Strategy Ltd, based in Darlington, has won yet another award at the prestigious Build Earth Live International BIM Competition held last week. This is the 3rd award in this competition for BIM Strategy and its associate company, Niven Architects. 

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Construction companies are being urged to embrace the digital revolution

Construction companies are being urged to embrace the digital revolution and put themselves ahead of the game to win lucrative government contracts.

The advice comes from Shropshire businesswoman Anita Bickerdike who fears some companies within the industry may be reluctant to use new technologies in particular Business Information Modelling or BIM.

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Jackloc crowned Leicestershire Small Business of the Year

Family-run company Jackloc, based in Claybrooke Parva, is celebrating its success after being crowned Leicestershire Small Business of the Year, at the prestigious East Midlands Chamber 2015 Business Awards.

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