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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?

Purus Floor Gullies and Linear Drainage Channels installed at Leeds University’s Henry Price Building

Purus Limited, the Swedish wetroom floor drainage manufacturer, are proud to announce that their Purusline Living linear drainage channels and Mini Series floor gullies, both ideal solutions for level-access wetroom floors, have been installed in the en-suite wetrooms of Leeds University’s Henry Price Building. The floor gullies and drainage channels offer stylish yet practical drainage solutions for the wetroom areas at the popular on-campus student accommodation facility, which is home to approximately 355 full-time students.

Ironmongery Direct

IronmongeryDirect has been supplying architectural ironmongery to tradespeople for nearly 50 years. Starting out as a traditional shop, today customers can browse over 16,500 products in the catalogue and online.

IronmongeryDirect boasts the UK’s biggest range of products including door furniture, hinges, cabinet hardware, door closers and much more. There is a wide variety of popular finishes available such as brass, chrome, pewter and stainless steel ensuring the customer has everything they need to complete any job.

TO THE RESCUE! BROMSGROVE MAN GETS A STILTZ HOME LIFT AFTER STAIRLIFT FIRE BRIGADE DRAMA

A 69-year-old chose a Stiltz Home Lift after he had to be rescued by the fire brigade when he became stuck on his stairlift – the third time the mechanical device had broken down in a week. Stephen Kimberley, from Bromsgrove, was traveling downwards when his stairlift ground to a halt having moved just four steps from the top of the stairs.

Mr Kimberley shouted for help in the hope one of his neighbours would hear him before using his mobile phone which he had in his pocket to call his sister, Pamela, who lives nearby. She rang the emergency services who were able to rescue him within minutes.

ALTO Podium System

Overview

The new Alto Podium System is fully certified to BS 8620:2016. Completely redesigned, extensively tested in-house and externally certified by a leading UK laboratory, the new Alto Podium sets new standards for safety at height and performance.

The Alto Podium System sets itself apart from the competition with one podium and three boosters to cover platform heights from 0.5m to 2.25m. Podiums can be released from, or added to boosters to meet changes in demand. The platform and steps can be stowed in secure, convenient locations on the podium unit. Innovative in-built stabilisers are included in the podium frame and all booster variants.

ARCHITECTS SET TO WELCOME NEW MODULAR SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM AIMED AT PREMIUM AND MIDDLE MARKET PROJECTS

Continuous improvements and modifications in the Schueco range of sliding doors help to secure the company’s deserved reputation as the UK’s leading system innovator. The latest product range to be launched has the advantage of being modular and fully scalable thus maximising architects’ freedom to choose, whatever the type of project.

Control your roof windows with your voice for a healthier living environment

New smart home solution VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO compatible with Apple® HomeKit™ lets you control roof windows with your voice or at the touch of a button

From today, homeowners can for the first time ever tell their roof windows to open or close for a better and healthier living environment. Global roof window leader VELUX and smart home company Netatmo launch VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO, the first ‘plug-and-play’ smart home solution for remote sensor-based operation of roof windows, blinds and shutters.