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Fabricated stairway at historic National Trust property

  We have installed a new fabricated stair to improve access safety between roof areas at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey property located on the North Downs near Dorking, Surrey.  Polesden Lacey is an Edwardian house and estate owned and run by the National Trust – it is one of the Trust’s most popular properties. []

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Don’t play with fire

An alarming lack of understanding of fire protection has been revealed in a new study from fire-retardant technology firm Zeroignition. It discovered that just 3% of architects from the UK, Germany and France can identify four basic fire protection terms. Specifiers in the three countries were asked about their familiarity with four common terms – []

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Save money and energy with ECEX’s new guide to AHU refurbishment

ECEX has published a new guide to air handling unit (AHU) refurbishment. John Grenville, managing director of ECEX, said: “Conventional wisdom dictates that air handling units (AHUs) should be replaced every 10 to 15 years, depending on use and maintenance over that time. There is, however, a potentially far more cost-effective way to proceed than replacement – refurbishment and/or upgrade. ECEX’s AHU guide []

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ECEX awarded two important ISO standards

ECEX has achieved two significant ISO standards to further strengthen its environmental and health and safety management processes – ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 45001:2018. ISO 14001 provides practical tools for companies and organisations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities. It sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and maps []

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Prevent clogged AHUs by defusing the ‘pollen bomb’

Watery, itchy and swollen eyes; a runny nose or nasal congestion; wheezing; constant sneezing; ear ache – all are symptoms experienced by hay fever sufferers. The misery caused by hay fever is real and palpable. However, this scourge of the summer months can be more than a mere inconvenience; it can be deadly. According to []

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Keeping cooling towers Legionella free

Cooling towers have much to offer in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, but legionella scares have left some specifiers and building managers reticent to choose this type of cooling. Popular globally, cooling towers can be a safe choice; as long as they are maintained and care is taken to ensure airborne debris doesn’t cause fouling []

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