Is Funding Harming Public Safety and Security?

When restricted by budget, safety and security standards can waver. Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses how to overcome financial challenges, and why large budgets shouldn’t legitimise complacency. Addressing budgetary restrictions in public, government-owned buildings has become a challenge. When stories hit the news about failing fire safety standards or poor security, the root of the cause…

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Vickers endorses the Carbon Trust’s IEEA

With Phase 2 of the Carbon Trust’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) now underway, Manchester’s leading supplier of energy management systems and lighting, Vickers, is strongly encouraging the partnership between developers of energy efficient technologies and companies across industrial and manufacturing sectors in order to test their technologies on-site. First launched in July last year, the competition’s aim is to target…

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Avoiding a deep-clean could cost you

The risks of not having your kitchen cleaned regularly Budget cuts can mean cut backs, but regular deep-cleaning of your kitchen by the professionals shouldn’t be one of the them. Barry Osborn from TWO Services explains why. Daily cleaning isn’t enough Although kitchen porters can manage the day to day cleaning of kitchen areas, they’ll be limited with the level…

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DTG launches gas generator range

Power generation specialist, Dieselec Thistle Generators (DTG), has launched a range of gas generators supplied by the global power manufacturer Pramac UK. Paul Moore, Managing Director at DTG, said: “We are continuing to find new and improved ways to provide resilient power supplies to our customers. As the UK experiences more extreme weather patterns and questions are raised over the…

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Ceiling limit overcome

An innovative solution to help overcome structural limitations in provision of lifting aids for disabled people is being promoted by Closomat. A growing issue for specifiers in the public sector is the need for carers to lift and help the one they care for transfer, particularly with Health & Safety guidelines and an increasingly obese population: thus the need for…

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Landmark Neo-Palladian Hall once thought ‘not fit for purpose’ transformed into St Albans Museum + Gallery – a vibrant cultural hub

Built in 1830 and designed by George Smith, the Grade II* Listed St Albans former Town Hall is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. The elegant venue has been recently repurposed to designs by John Mc Aslan and Partners as a world-class centre for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities. As part…

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T. GUNNING COMPLETES MAJOR RENOVATION PROJECT AT FAIRFIELD HALL

T. Gunning Ltd, the Chartered Building Company specialising in interior/exterior refurbishment, has completed a major project to refurbish and renovate Fairfield Hall, a magnificent, historic building in Bedfordshire. McCoy Pearce was appointed on behalf of the management company to deliver the planned maintenance programme and to invite tenders from a selection of suitably qualified Contractors. T. Gunning was subsequently appointed…

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Condair humidifiers at the National Army Museum

Condair has recently supplied and installed three Condair RS resistive steam humidifiers to maintain the humidity around the exhibits and archives at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London. Optimum environmental conditions are required to ensure the perfect preservation of military artefacts that are made of a wide range of materials, some of which date back to the English Civil…

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