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Fire door safety ignored despite Grenfell tragedy

Despite the shocking tragedy of the Grenfell fire in London last summer, research has revealed that almost 50 per cent of people have seen fire doors illegally kept open. In addition, 70 per cent of those surveyed admitted they would ...

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Public buildings and electrical compliance

Tim Beardsmore, Commercial Director of Calbarrie Compliance Services, explains the particular challenges faced when managing the electrical compliance of public buildings Electrical safety testing in the public sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that the public are safe the services ...

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Select committee calls for Government to take a more proactive role in creating inclusive buildings and environments

The Government must act to lead the charge in improving access and inclusion in the built environment, says the Women and Equalities Committee in a major new report published today (25 April 2017).  This should include public procurement, fiscal initiatives ...

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Removing public building heating risks

In this article Phil Marris, managing director at Jaga Heating Products UK, discusses why Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators are the best choice for heating public buildings Public sector buildings are subject to continuous public footfall, so organisations must carry ...

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Proposal to scrap DECs for public buildings ‘beggars belief’

The government has announced proposals which could see Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for 54,000 public buildings in England and Wales abolished. In a consultation published yesterday, the Department for Communities and Local Government said it was considering “removing the legal ...

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To Hull and back

Jonathan Hooper of Northwood Hygiene Products explains the challenges faced when someone was asked to review the provision of the towels, soap and toilet tissue requirements for every single one of Hull City Council’s public buildings whilst keeping a keen ...

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Gemini Data Loggers launch Tinytag Ultra Radio Loggers

Gemini Data Loggers, manufacturer of the Tinytag range of data loggers, has announced the launch of new radio loggers – Ultra Radio. Building upon the capabilities of Gemini’s existing Radio System, the new Ultra Radio units have a low profile, ...

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Mayor puts more energy into London’s buildings

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced a further injection of almost £12 million to expand his programme to retrofit buildings across the capital, making them more energy efficient, reducing carbon emissions, creating hundreds of jobs and saving millions ...

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Shower in style with Multikwik trapped Shower gully

The new Multikwik trapped shower gully for tiled floors is the last word in versatility. Offering a choice of four grates to go with one of the four gully bodies, it makes it a versatile, lightweight, easy-to-fit product – with ...

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Energy efficiency retrofit market to surpass $127bn by 2023

Because existing building stock dwarfs the amount of new building space being added on an annual basis, energy efficiency retrofits are believed to be a critical pathway to greening the world’s commercial buildings. This belief is backed up by a ...

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