The impressive Lotus Prestige Integra is a stunning new addition to the Lotus range of wood burning stoves. With a unique design, this elegant wood burner can be installed into a purpose built chimney breast as a fitted stove.Read More
Category Heating Ventilation & Insulation
Accredited Passivhaus Design (APD) are looking forward to exhibiting again at Ecobuild on Stand S1070 where from time to time the Passivhaus Trust will also be guests. Passivhaus buildings deliver exceptional comfort and remarkably low running costs, without the ‘performance gap’ between design calculations and as-built fuel consumption. Renewable technologies are not necessary, and well detailed insulated construction with efficient ventilation is essential.Read More
Advanced Insulation is an independent thermal insulation distributor that covers the whole of the UK. We work with the leading insulation manufacturers to bring you the very best insulation products, but more than that we bring you sound technical advice to complement our range of brand leading thermal insulation materials.Read More
Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has introduced a range of totally environmentally friendly chillers that use totally natural refrigerants. Fresh from winning the national RAC Cooling Award, Contractor of the Year, the company’s launch of their new packaged air and water cooled fluid chillers will bring huge benefits to users of commercial chiller technology in terms of energy use, efficiency and environmental impact.Read More
Having already produced a class-leading Passive Ventilation system the question was asked: “Can a specialised unit be produced to provide high performance heat-recovery ventilation for classrooms?” The challenge was to produce a unit to fit within the typical restraints of a ‘tight’ false-ceiling while supplying and exhausting a minimum of 260l/s at an acceptable sound level to satisfy BB93 and with a target SFP of ≤ 0.9W/l/s. This is 45% less energy use than the current maximum SFP allowable of 1.6W/l/s (Government directive 2013) and therefore helps with achieving building compliance.Read More
One Airport Square is a 20,000 m2 mixed-use development currently under construction in the growing commercial district of Airport City in the Ghanaian capital Accra. This Landmark building comprises 2000 m2 of retail space and approximately 18,000 m2 Class A office space over ten floors. Elegant and contemporary, the building has been designed to the highest standards, by award winning sustainability designers; Mario Cucinella Architects, and will be the first green rated building, as well as the first Under Floor Air Conditioning installation in Ghana.Read More
Students at Arts University Bournemouth are enjoying the benefits of a low carbon district heating scheme designed and installed by contractor Lorne Stewart and featuring a specialist eco-friendly pipe network. The new accommodation in Madeira Road, Bournemouth comprises 378 en-suite rooms in three buildings, together with communal facilities, with domestic hot water and central heating distributed from the central plant room via Flexenergy’s energy efficient Flexalen 600 pipe technology.Read More
DRU Fires is a long established European manufacturer of gas, wood burning and multi-fuel fires that was founded in the Netherlands in 1754. It has subsidiary companies in the UK and Belgium, and exports to many other countries worldwide. DRU has a reputation as a designer and producer of ultra-contemporary and high technology fireplace products. It has announced improvements to its popular Metro100XT series of ‘letterbox’ gas fires in time for the autumn 2014 season.Read More
Heat Mat has introduced a new heating mat designed to maximise the benefits of photovoltaic panels (PV) and micro-generated energy. This innovative electric underfloor heating system is ideal for well-insulated new-build properties and utilises ‘free’ electricity produced from PV. The dual-output mat has two circuits, allowing the system to be run at a low or high output, depending on the amount of PV-generated electricity available and the building’s energy efficiency.Read More
Naco has launched a new range of storm louvres providing the highest level of weather protection for buildings and plant in a shallower profile to ease fitting in a wide range of applications. The DB50 range meets the most stringent test criteria for wind driven rain protection and provides ideal pressure drop performance all within a shallow 51mm extruded aluminium frame that eases fitting in narrow window units and other restricted wall spaces.Read More
The average construction site has many rules and regulations to ensure the health and safety of their staff. But for many workers the cold environment can cause problems in the workplace and to physical health. Warm feet on site are essential for happy and healthy working life to take place throughout the entire day.
Having cold feet can limit mobility, causing fatigue at work, which can lead to lapses in concentration and accidents which could have been avoided. Long term exposure to cold conditions can have serious health implications for feet, not to mention that cold feet can be painful and very uncomfortable.Read More
Humidity plays an important role in our day to day health, but can often be overlooked in the average home and its effects are often underestimated.
Exposure to damp and mouldy environments can cause a variety of health issues. Some people are sensitive to mould. For these people, mould can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. Mould can also trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals who suffer from asthma.Read More
For many, stoking up the woodburner or switching on the gas fire was an optional extra – a way of adding an ambient focal point when the family come to visit or making the home cosy on those wintry and grey days. Not so now. Today, the function of a fire or stove in a typical British home is one vital to creating warmth and atmosphere; an essential component of a heating system from which we demand not only high performance and efficiency but cost effectiveness and quality design. Today’s home maker wants top results for their money.Read More