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VictoriaPlum.com—leading the way in trade bathrooms

Established in 2001, online bathroom retailer VictoriaPlum.com has grown rapidly to become one of the leading names in UK bathrooms. The company has stuck to its principles, operating exclusively online without expensive showrooms or salespeople, and passing these savings on to its customers. VictoriaPlum.com designs and sources many of its own products, but also supplies big brand names such as Grohe, Bristan, Mira Showers and Jacuzzi, with a growing range of over 4,000 products.

The simplest and fastest way to reduce DER rates by up to 24% @CanetisTech

The house building industry could be saving several thousand pounds per plot by the simple installation of the Canetis GasSaver flue gas heat recovery technology with every combi boiler. Because GasSaver reduces the Dwelling Emission Rate so dramatically, by as much as 24%, it’s possible to dispense with other more costly and time-consuming energy efficiency measures, such as solar panels or insulation, and still achieve the required SAP rating.

Punching shear problems resolved with Schöck Bole system

With flat slab construction, there is the inevitable risk of punching failure.  So when loads in the stress areas are increased, consideration has to be given to issues such as the quality of the concrete, additional reinforcement content, even enlarging the column heads.  These options are neither time efficient nor cost effective, and rarely solve the problem to an acceptable performance level.  Resolving any potential problems of punching shear at the major new Harbour Central development needed to be cost-effective, easy-to-install and certainly dependable.

Air Vent Technology

Air Vent Technology, now settled in it bigger premises in Andover, is concentrating on supplying ventilation products which provide the best in energy efficiency, comfort and cost effectiveness for every segment of the market. All AVT products are designed and produced in the UK to the highest standards.  As well as manufacturing and supplying comprehensive ranges of acoustic cabinet fans, standard, small and medium air handling units (electric and LPHW heater batteries for internal and external locations), and low energy heat recovery units (also with electric and LPHW heater batteries for inside or out), AVT can devise unique specifications for hospitals, schools etc. Units are available in side-by-side or stacked format.

‘Aluprof & Pyroguard Collaborate’

Bringing together more than eight decades of technical industry experience, fire door & window partition systems specialists Aluprof and fire glass experts Pyroguard, have completed an ambitious testing programme for a new, cost-efficient, non-insulated, slimline fire-resistant glazing system for the UK and European market.

Punching shear problems resolved with Schöck Bole system

With flat slab construction, there is the inevitable risk of punching failure.  So when loads in the stress areas are increased, consideration has to be given to issues such as the quality of the concrete, additional reinforcement content, even enlarging the column heads.  These options are neither time efficient nor cost effective, and rarely solve the problem to an acceptable performance level.  Resolving any potential problems of punching shear at the major new Harbour Central development needed to be cost-effective, easy-to-install and certainly dependable.

Unique New Glazesafe Products Could Help Prevent Scaffolding Injuries and Falls from Height

A range of new products from award winning company Glazesafe are providing employees that work at height with efficient safety measures to prevent scaffolding injuries. Both of the brand’s products, Sashmate and Stronghold, are carefully designed to improve protective measures and reduce the number of workers that are affected by injuries and accidents in the construction industry every year.

The Low Energy Buildings you’ve always wanted…

How Benfield ATT help you create. Intrigued by the claims of this ‘full service’ company we decided to investigate their approach a little more.

Value Engineering: First, we wanted to know what was meant by ‘Value Engineering’ (VE). Professor Dr. Michael

Benfield, their CEO, explained: “By focusing on the various ‘functions’ of a client’s building and its components, we aim to identify and remove unnecessary costs while at the same time maintaining – even enhancing – its performance.”