• Deepening South Cyprus financial crisis diverts British investors

    Deepening South Cyprus financial crisis diverts British investors

    Despite bank shut downs, empty ATMs and crashing property values, not all the ex-pats in Cyprus are losing sleep over the financial crisis. In fact, the 10,000 British property owners and residents in the Turkish-controlled Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) – as well as British staff in the local banks and property development companies –

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  • ONELAN selected for duty free advertising

    ONELAN selected for duty free advertising

    Dubai Duty Free in partnership with Connectiv, the Digital media specialist for the duty and travel retail industry, has selected ONELAN’s Linux-based Net-Top-Box (NTB) signage appliances for its duty free advertising network due to the NTB’s proven reliability in 24/7 applications, high quality Blu-ray content playback, detailed proof of performance, minimal maintenance overhead and ease

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  • Old size limits no longer apply

    Old size limits no longer apply

    It’s here, the new TSH 30. With TSH 30 you can choose from standard specifications, suitable for most purposes. Or, for more demanding projects, build a completely individual. There are corner drives, twin-cam extensions – and even the possibility to add claws, similar to the hooks on multipoint door locks (we’ve used those to get

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  • US study finds health and environmental risk in building insulation

    US study finds health and environmental risk in building insulation

    Researchers in the United States are calling for a change to the US building codes, following a study showing that the mandatory flame retardants routinely added to foam insulation are not only harmful to human health and the environment, but also make no difference to the prevention of fire in buildings where a fire-safe thermal

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  • Energy efficiency: a platform for innovation

    Energy efficiency: a platform for innovation

    Jayne Law, MBE, tells British Builder about Dow Building Solutions’ new STYROFOAM insulations. When I first entered what was then a rather limited thermal insulation industry, over twenty five years ago – selling STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene insulation to architects and end users of all types – I was amused by the fact that as a

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  • The QUARTZFORMS Collection

    The QUARTZFORMS Collection

    There is a new name in the kitchen worktop market, QUARTZFORMS launched at the Surface Design Show in February and distributed exclusivity in the UK by QF Distribution Ltd (QFD) based in Chelsmford, ESSEX. QUARTZFORMS has a unique combination, a product that has the renown Italian design flair combined with German precision engineering which is

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  • Carlow Precast offers total support

    Carlow Precast offers total support

    Carlow Precast supports the Homebuilder by combining design, manufacture, delivery and installation of cost saving attenuation tanks, culverting, retaining walls and decorative boundary walls. Available throughout the UK, solutions are optimised to maximise Customers resource and configurable to any site or volumetric requirement including bespoke features. With over 1200 installations to date, our award winning

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  • Redi-Rock’s the best option

    Redi-Rock’s the best option

    After looking at other options including bricks, steel piles and concrete, the Environment Agency chose CPM’s Redi-Rock modular walls to reconstruct the bridge over Old River Ancholme in Brigg, Lincolnshire. The wall, which is 85 meters long and 1.5 meters high, took just five days to construct by the Contractor, Interserve. The installed wall has

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  • G6 technology relieves fuel poverty

    G6 technology relieves fuel poverty

    Pioneering technology from ENER-G Switch2 is helping to alleviate fuel poverty on district energy and community heating schemes, while assisting developers to gain additional credits towards the Code for Sustainable Homes. The new G6 solution provides a fair and easy fuel payment system for residents, while cutting energy bills and energy consumption. It recently won

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