Category Archives: Newsletter

Understanding soil type: the key to addressing structural problems

Cracking walls and uneven floors are usually symptoms of a deeper problem. Many structural issues are the result of unstable ground or subsidence, so understanding what’s happening in the ground will help to identify the cause of any structural issues that are happening to the building itself.  Different soil types in particular give rise to different problems and require different solutions.

NOW AVAILABLE FROM RINNAI – THE HD55I

RINNAI HOT WATER – INSTANT, CONTINUOUS, LIMITLESS AND SENSIBLY ECONOMIC FOR EVERY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL SITE

Now available from Rinnai is the HD55i, a heavy duty high efficiency gas fired continuous flow water heating unit with optimal fuel consumption, and in like-for-like comparisons with more traditional methods, is more cost effective over a lifetime. Rinnai is an acknowledged global leader in the manufacture of tankless hot water heating units with group sales approaching £2 Billion.

Clever glazing solution used to maximise daylight in Yorkshire café

Continued growth has allowed Yummy Yorkshire, one of Yorkshire’s favourite cafes and ice cream parlours, to expand with a new contemporary extension. Creating the contemporary link between the existing and new structure is Glazing Vision’s Ridgeglaze rooflight; which showcases the outstanding views on offer with its frameless view.

RINNAI HOT WATER DELIVERY – PAY AS YOU GO HEATING

Jennifer Williams looks at how continuous fl ow hot water delivery systems are fast overtaking the old technology of heating and storing water ready use.

Reports from the market on hot water heating system delivery in the commercial sector are show-

ing a transition away from older technologies, which commonly use large volumes of cylinder stored and reheated hot water, are reaching a ‘tipping point’ with continuous fl ow units vastly out-perform them in terms of capital costing, economy of fuel, plant room space and lifetime efficiency.

OUTSTANDING DURABILITY FROM LATHAMS

The UK’s largest independent timber and panel products distributor, James Latham, now offers the next generation of timber and panel products through all nine of its nationwide panel depots with both Accoya® and Medite®Tricoya® Extreme.

Accoya®

Sourced from fast growing sustainable forests, Accoya® wood, which spans eight decades of research, is a certified softwood which uses Accsys’ proprietary wood acetylation technology to deliver exceptionally high levels of performance, stability and durability.

Why Screens?

A Change of Scene for Bi-folds and Sliding Doors

In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion in the adoption of glass in architectural design – predominantly for large sliding and bifold doors. We’ve created stunning living spaces and amazing extensions full of light, enhancing the connections we have with our outdoor space. But how about the day-to-day living experience?

KESTREL MECHANICAL ON SITE FOR CARE HOME WITH RINNAI NEW HOT WATER DELIVERY SYSTEMS

RINNAI HOT WATER – INSTANT, CONTINUOUS, LIMITLESS AND SENSIBLY ECONOMIC FOR EVERY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL SITE

Kestrel Mechanical Services of Sevenoaks, Kent, has recently completed a complete refit of hot water heating systems at a well-known care home in the South East of England. Kestrel has installed two Rinnai HDC 1500i on Natural Gas and included the unique scale inhibitor protection system. Previously the hot water systems delivery was provided by a whole set of satellite domestic boilers dotted all over the site.

Successful Control or Eradication of Japanese Knotweed

The last few months have seen some interesting news and events regarding Japanese knotweed.

April 2018, the University of Swansea published data concluding that Japanese knotweed cannot be eradicated using herbicide alone. June 2018, Network Rail lost their high court appeal against a judgment for causing a private nuisance by allowing knotweed on their land to affect neighbouring properties. It creates a landmark legal precedent and ‘case law’ for the control of Japanese knotweed.

RINNAI TRAINING COURSES TAILORED FOR CONTRACTORS, INSTALLERS & SPECIFIERS

RINNAI HOT WATER – INSTANT, CONTINUOUS, LIMITLESS AND SENSIBLY ECONOMIC FOR EVERY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL SITE

Rinnai has announced a series of contractor/installer-based training courses for the coming months.  The courses – titled Rinnai Installation, Service and Repair will take place at the company headquarters in Runcorn, Cheshire on the following dates: Thurs 26/07/2018; Thurs 30/08/2018; Thurs 27/09/2018.

Does GREEN have to cost more?

Given two choices, would a product’s ‘green credentials’ sway a buying decision? For several years, the influencing factor on the consumer has been cost.  However, is the cost to the environment becoming one of the most crucial of these?

BBC One’s Blue Planet II series (2017) is immensely popular, with the first episode attracting over 14 million viewers – more than Strictly or X Factor. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the programme explores our amazing oceans but also highlights the human impact upon them, particularly the increased use of plastics, in all aspects of daily life, where up to 12 million tonnes per year (Greenpeace, 22 August 2017), ‘ends up in the oceans where it can be lethal’ (David Attenborough). So, what can we do? Is there a way that we can reduce the use of plastics and what will be the cost implications of this choice?