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A beginner’s guide to rainwater goods for homebuilding and renovating

Galvanized steel guttering is deeper and stronger than plastic, creating a longer lasting rainwater management system that will resist thermal expansion and contraction providing greater joint integrity – ideal in the UK where the weather variations really test gutter joints. And offering greater capacity and better flow/discharge rates (also see UK weather!). Some systems come with manufacturer’s guarantees of 15 years although life expectancy should be more like 25 years. 

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Bull protects London’s new thriving business destination

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is supplying its renowned Cygnus wireless alarm systems to International Quarter London – London’s new home for modern business. 

International Quarter London (IQL) is a new neighbourhood that will comprise of commercial, residential, retail and community spaces in the heart of Stratford.

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Who Pays for ‘Affordable Homes’ – and why?

This extract from a formal paper delivered to the Green Economics Institute at Oxford University on 18th June 2018, addresses the need for more homes across the UK. In doing so, it illustrates the requirement for 20% more urban land, evidences that house-builders’ are not making vast profits, and explains why ‘affordable homes’ are actually an unfair ‘tax’ on people who buy private new-build homes. With the UK’s planning system responsible for the delivery of this, it concludes by asking ‘What is Planning For?’

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CIAT launches POWERCIAT range of chillers

The range offers a variety of cooling solutions in 18 different sizes and three different efficiencies with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) up to 4.5 and Seasonal Energy Performance Ratio (SEPR) up to 6.3. POWERCIAT also complies with the latest European Ecodesign regulations. CIAT designs, manufactures and supplies heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) global systems solutions that optimise energy consumption and enhance indoor air quality and comfort in buildings. CIAT is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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FPT Industrial participates in the first biogas value chain in France

This week, Cestas, close to Bordeaux, marks a milestone in the history of the French industry. For the first time ever in France, the entire biogas value chain is represented in the same site, making circular economy a tangible reality.

With more than 20 years of experience and over 35.000 Natural Gas engines produced, FPT Industrial is a pioneer and global leader in the Natural Gas field, being also the heart behind many of the players involved in this project, that starts with a Pot-au-Pin site specialized in carrots and leeks and ends in a gas station nearby.

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