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Marley Eternit Handmade Plain Clay Tiles

Nothing compares to handmade clay plain tiles. That's why our new range of Canterbury handmade roof tiles are created true to tradition. he traditional handmaking process ensures that each tile is as unique as the hands that made them...

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GTC and Sky partnership to service new homes in Reading

A partnership between GTC and Sky, collectively offering a unique package of superfast fibre broadband (GTC) and premium TV services (Sky), is due to service homes at a popular new Bellway Homes development in Reading, it was announced today. TC has been awarded the contract to provide gas, electricity and fibre-to-the-home infrastructure networks on the site, which features a range of homes and apartments. GTC and Sky have today revealed that as a result of their partnership, the new homeowners will have the opportunity...

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Sika protects historic Finsbury tower blocks

A high quality application of Sika protective coatings has helped to breathe new life into two ageing and historically significant concrete tower blocks in central London, ensuring they will remain protected from the elements long into the future.On Cruikshank Street in Finsbury, London, the Grade II Listed Bevin Court council housing block was built on the site of the bomb-destroyed Holford Square in 1954. Featuring 112 dwellings across seven floors, its 60 year old concrete exterior required a new protective coating to repair and prevent aesthetic and structural damage...

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Passive Fire Protection

Passive fire protection is constantly being reviewed to improve tenant safety in social housing and prevent the spread of fire. Most of the common fire pathways have been identified and closed off (e.g. firedoors, pipe collars etc). Other routes for fire to spread are now being discovered, such as meter boxes mounted within the internal walls. Back in November 2012 Ritherdon carried out fire testing at Chiltern International Ltd., which is now known as BM Trada. The FireSeal and fire rated Meter Box were tested and achieved >60 minutes 'integrity performance' or resistance...

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Rainscreen cladding offers designers and specifiers a wealth of options in new build and renovation projects

Rainscreen cladding offers designers and specifiers a wealth of options in new build and renovation projects, residential and non-residential, bringing practical and aesthetic advantages to small structures and high-rise buildings alike. There are a number of specification drivers to consider ensuring the safety and comfort of those within the building, covering thermal, acoustic but arguably most importantly, fire performance. Insulation is a fundamental component...

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What a Transformation!

A housing regeneration scheme, which has transformed homes beyond recognition, has used EWI systems from Wetherby to help complete the incredible makeover. Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) has undertaken a £1.8m project to improve the internal and external appearance of five three storey blocks of flats in Warrington, Cheshire. The scope of the works included new windows and doors, new roofs, solar PV, external wall insulation, new heating systems, new ventilation systems, additional parking and communal area upgrades...

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Swish revamp's roofline & Rainwater for Broadacres' Residents

Continuing investment in research and development has enabled Mira Showers Mira - the shower brand most trusted by UK installers - to patent ground-breaking inventions in electric shower technology that are now showcased in a series of videos on the Expert Zone of its website. The four innovations each tackle basic problems in electric showers with ingenious but simple remedies. ClearscaleTM cuts limescale by up to 50%, Airboost TM gives the feeling of enhanced flow performance without using any more water, Sensi-Flo TM improves protection...

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Spain's Miguel Angel Jiménez visits Mitsubishi Electric stand within the tented village at the four-day event

Spain's Miguel Angel Jiménez, who made a hole-in-one during the third round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, took time out from the golf to visit the Mitsubishi Electric stand within the tented village at the four-day event Jiménez, who is brand ambassador for Mitsubishi Electric called to cheer on the All Beans No Monkeys team, who will row the Atlantic later this year when they take part in the Tallisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge...

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