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Summer School shares Austria’s passion for the passive house

21/05/2015 For years, Austria has developed and delivered passive house technology across a wide-range of environments including homes, offices, public buildings, hotels, student accommodation – and even industrial centres. Now, as UK architectural, construction and property professionals seek out more information on the subject, a summer school in Vienna is providing an opportunity to both […]

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Crown Paints launches BIM objects

19/05/2015 Crown Paints has added Building Information Modelling (BIM) to its suite of services for specifiers. The new service can be accessed via a link from Crown Paints’ Specification website, www.crownpaintspec.co.uk or by visiting the paint manufacturer’s profile on the well-recognised National BIM Library www.nationalbimlibrary.com/crown_paints BIM Objects have been added, to enable users to integrate […]

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Spending cuts could spark plague of pests

30/04/2015 GOVERNMENT spending cuts could spark an explosion in the UK pest population, it has been claimed. New figures reveal the number of local authorities who provide a free pest control service has declined by 26 per cent over the last four years. And the industry’s leading trade body is warning that has the potential […]

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Motiva van deal helps Pure CF meet record demand

27/04/2015 A COMPANY which provides contract furniture to the leisure industry has boosted its fleet of vehicles to help meet record demand. Pure CF, which supplies bespoke fixtures and fittings to hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs, has enjoyed unprecedented growth during a five-year period in which it has more than doubled the size of its […]

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Terra Nova steps up to the mark with new trekking pole range

23/04/2015 WITH SPRINGTIME walking season on the horizon, outdoor adventure specialists Terra Nova Equipment has developed a new range of specialist trekking poles to make all-terrain trekking easier, safer and more enjoyable.  Designed to the highest standard professional specifications, the Terra Nova range features: lightweight 7075 aluminium alloy to ensure maximum strength and stability with […]

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Your School Uniform heads to top of the class with new recruit

21/04/2015 LEADING Derbyshire business, Your School Uniform, has ambitions to go to the top of the class with the appointment of an industry expert to its team. Derby-born John Adams, 49, brings almost a decade of industry-leading schoolwear expertise to his new role as sales manager at Alfreton-based Your School Uniform. A former marketer, he […]

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Sufferers have key role in bid to improve mental health services

17/04/2015 PARENTS of children with mental health problems are being canvassed for their opinion in a review of services and support in Staffordshire. It’s estimated that more than 10,000 youngsters in the county are suffering from some sort of mental or behavioural disorder. And consumer champions Healthwatch Staffordshire believe many more are failing to seek […]

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Experts provide import solution at major port

15/04/2015 TEMPORARY building experts Spaciotempo are playing a key role in work to ensure goods imported into the EU makes the grade. The company has installed a high-tech structure at the Port of Felixstowe – the biggest and busiest container port in Britain. And it’s being used to make sure imported goods from all over […]

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Pesticide plan positive news for farming industry

14/04/2015 FARMERS are set to benefit from a move to tighten up the supply of specialist pesticides. A new qualification has been introduced for people who sell deadly metallic phosphide poison – used to control rabbits, rats and moles in their burrows. And organisers say it will help those in the farming industry ensure pest […]