Kee Systems

Curing Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Access Problems

Kee Systems has recently provided Sunderland Royal Hospital with several bespoke access platforms to allow safe access to plant and equipment situated on the new Emergency Department’s roof. Sunderland Royal Hospital, Part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, is a 970-bed acute hospital and has been undergoing an £18m redevelopment, upgrade and extension project[…]

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H&V News Awards Finalist

Vent-Axia’s Triple Award Shortlisting Recognises the Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Recognising the vital importance of breathing clean air in our homes, the H&V News Awards has shortlisted leading British ventilation manufacturer, Vent-Axia, within two categories in its 2018 awards. As well as being named as a double finalist in the Domestic Ventilation Product of the Year category with its Pure Air Filtration System and its[…]

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living with dementia

Access to nature among top considerations when designing buildings for people with dementia

Buildings designed for people living with dementia must prioritise unrestricted access to nature, support for wayfinding and navigation, and the safety of the environment – new research has found. Academics at Birmingham City University have carried out the study examining how homes and houses should be designed in order to provide the best support and[…]

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IAQ

Healthy, Happy Homes

Health and wellbeing is a hot topic, it’s affected by everything from lifestyle to the air we breathe and even noise levels in our environment. Recent research has highlighted the crucial importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ) and how the nation’s health depends upon it. And noise-related stress is increasingly recognised as affecting our[…]

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carbon footprint

Office fit-out with sustainability and wellbeing at its heart

Martin Fahey looks at how the refurbishment of a small city centre office has helped improve staff wellbeing and lower the organisation’s carbon footprint The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) recently refurbished its London headquarters, with a design team drawn from its membership and the aim of challenging industry thinking as to what is achievable[…]

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BEMS

A rational approach to alarms

Timely notification about any events concerning a building services infrastructure is vital. However, Steve Browning at Trend Control Systems, explains why the generation of too many individual alarms is deterring end users from configuring a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) to undertake the monitoring of their key compliance needs. When initially presented with the choice,[…]

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Trend creates a comfortable and safe environment at Bournville Gardens

Named The Older People’s Development of the Year by Inside Housing magazine, Bournville Gardens retirement village boasts a range of state-of-the-art facilities for high quality living. It aims to use energy as efficiently as possible, maintain perfect climate conditions and keep residents safe, which is why it uses a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from[…]

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Veolia Water

Kee Systems improves safety at Veolia Water

Kee Systems has a comprehensive safety solution to the Veolia Water treatment plant in Wiltshire to protect maintenance teams and ensure full compliance with current health and safety requirements. Located in Tidworth, the Veolia Water treatment plant provides water and sewerage services to both domestic and commercial customers in the local surrounding areas. The plant[…]

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Roofline

Easi-Dec Roofline – The alternative to scaffolding

Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied Everest with 72 Roofline systems to provide installation teams with a safe, efficient and cost effective solution for accessing roofline level when carrying out gutter, soffit and fascia replacements. After working with scaffolding for several years, Everest investigated alternative working at height solutions. Having approached Easi-Dec[…]

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Vent-Avia

Vent-Axia Helps the UK Green Building Council Beat Records

Vent-Axia has supplied its Lo-Carbon T-Series fan as part of a new office fit-out for a renowned green building charity requiring improved ventilation. The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has refurbished its London headquarters, with the aim of challenging industry thinking as to what is achievable in a small scale fit out. The Lo-Carbon T-Series has been installed in windows[…]

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Altro safety flooring

Altro’s first adhesive-free flooring for low slip risk areas is tough time-saving solution at Warrington Hospital

New Altro CantataTM, the company’s first adhesive-free flooring for areas with a low slip risk, is already demonstrating its capabilities at Warrington Hospital, providing a tough time and cost-saving solution in a busy non-clinical corridor. Lee Bushell, the hospital’s acting head of capital projects, said: “The service corridor is an area that gets an enormous[…]

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sanitaryware

Washroom design for the well educated

With so many rules and regulations surrounding the practicalities of washroom design in educational settings, Daniel Ward, Senior Ceramics Product Manager for Twyford, talks us through the dos and don’ts of sanitary specification for the school environment. Specifying products for washrooms within the education sector may seem like a fairly straightforward task, but there are[…]

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roof safety

Why you need to tread carefully on fragile roofs

By Soni Sheimar, General Manager, Easi-Dec Every year nine people on average fall to their deaths from fragile roofs or through roof lights. Many more suffer serious, life-changing injuries. Falls through fragile roofs or materials usually occur on the roofs of factories, warehouses and farm buildings where workers are carrying out repairs, maintaining or installing[…]

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Cycle Kerb Segregation System

Charcon’s Cycle Kerb Wins Top London Innovation Award

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has been crowned the winner of the Innovation of the Year – Materials category at the 2016 London Construction Awards, thanks to its Eco Countryside™ Cycle Kerb Segregation System. The judges were impressed by Charcon’s creativity and expertise in developing a bespoke hard landscaping solution that[…]

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sanitaryware

Wallgate announces new Australasian distributor

Wallgate Limited, a market leading specialist in the design and manufacture of robust washrooms and sanitaryware solutions, has appointed Australia’s leading commercial tapware designer and supplier, Galvin Engineering, as its sole Australasian distributor.   The addition of the Wallgate brand provides Galvin with increased access into a number of Australasian markets including commercial, secure, and[…]

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rooftop support solutions

Big Foot Systems Shortlisted in H&V News Awards for Coca-Cola European Partners GB Project

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems, which leads the way in non-penetrative rooftop support solutions for building services and safe access equipment, is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted in the prestigious H&V News Awards for its project with Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain (CCEP GB). Named as a finalist in the ‘Retrofit Project of[…]

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valve

Intamix Quickfit the industry’s speediest scalding solution

Anti-scald heating and plumbing product manufacturer, Inta, has launched the newest evolution of its multi-million selling Intamix thermostatic mixing valve (TMV). The newest TMV in Inta’s acclaimed range features a new patent pending quick-fit system that has 40% fewer connections than a conventional mixing valve arrangement. Inta has reduced the number of wet connections to[…]

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flooring

Altro Xpresslay brings fast turnaround and cost savings at 27 new build schools

The proven cost and time saving credentials of award-winning Altro LooselayTM technology has lead to Altro XpressLayTM safety flooring being selected for installation in 27 new schools being built in the North East of England. Galliford Try is building the new schools as part of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP). Galliford Try has a[…]

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adaptive bathrooms

Neaco colour options provide stylish adaptive bathing

Neaco’s Freedom range of support fittings for adaptive bathrooms includes an exciting choice of contemporary and classic colours providing superior style and performance. The latest powder coated options are available for a wide variety of support products, including hinged support rails, back rests, grab rails, hinged shower seats, portable bath seats and matching accessories such[…]

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Basic Competency Programme

Redland’s BCP pitched roof training is just the ticket

  Roofers lacking formal qualifications can now enjoy CITB-funded training thanks to Redland’s accreditation as an approved provider of the Basic Competency Programme (BCP) for pitched roofing. The BCP certificate – when combined with a Working at Heights CSCS Health & Safety Test pass – entitles both apprentices and ‘old hands’ to apply for the[…]

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