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Fan Coil Units: Trusted technology ensures FCUs are alive and kicking

The future for fan coil units looks positively healthy, thanks to their flexibility and cost savings advantages, says Joe Wieckowski, general manager of Colman Moducel 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan Coil Units: Quartz at the forefront of fan coil development

WITH the implementation of the amendments to Part L of the building regulations, the desire for greater off-site assembly and the move towards packaged solutions, there has probably never been such a period of concerted development within the fan coil industry. 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan Coil Units: Lifting the lid on airside fan coil units

For many years, airside fan coils have prompted a great deal of debate focused mainly on their energy efficiency attributes. However, a new development in the technology promises to change the terms of this debate, as Barry Trewhitt, product manager at Trox UK, explains 
 1 Feb 2007

Fan Coil Units: Sav modular fan coil system in rebirth of City landmark

MODERN building services technology is playing a key role in the redevelopment of the former headquarters building of Lloyds Bank in the heart of the City. 
 1 Feb 2007

Ductwork: Why ductwork designers opt for an all-round solution

Geoff Lee, joint managing director of CCL Lindab, explains why circular ductwork offers designers and installers a better deal than rectangular systems - and it is not just that it can be up to 50% cheaper. 
 1 Feb 2007

Ductwork: Pull your socks up!

The potential of fabric ducts, or socks, is often ignored in favour of the more familiar, comfortable rigid ductwork approach, suggests Paul Russon, managing director of Euro Air UK 
 1 Feb 2007

Ductwork and Ductwork Cleaning: Don't shoot the duct cleaner!

Ian Wall, sales director of Ductbusters, talks through the issues around ductwork cleaning and offers pointers as to how it should be done and why. 
 1 Feb 2007

Editors Comment: Who will be last on site for the Olympics?

Oh! well, another year gone - and not a brick laid. 
 1 Jan 2007

Health and Safety Matters: Industry must respond to new CO focus

The latest carbon monoxide tragedy really should be the last, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Jan 2007

Business Matters: How to fund expansion

As an owner manager with an expanding business, risk money will be high on your agenda. Yet it is not something debt providers have an appetite for. So, to whom should you turn for funding? Baker Tilly corporate finance director Simon Chapman explains. 
 1 Jan 2007


When I first met Les Francis I was keen to question a man who had taken an m&e contractor which was trading at a loss, and was 500,000 in hock to the bank, and turned it around. Half an hour after meeting Les, I realised why, first, he took on the challenge and, secondly, why he succeeded in making FG Skerritt a profitable company with a future. Paul Braithwaite reports 
 1 Jan 2007

Company Profile: Greatest fans of Fläkt Woods

Fl kt Woods has moved to a new factory, albeit at its Colchester home. There is a new team spirit among the workforce, it makes fans which are used in tunnels and metros across the world, and it is probably the biggest manufacturer of ahus in Europe - and that's only for starters. Paul Braithwaite reports 
 1 Jan 2007

Refrigerants: is it already a case of too little too late?

Peter Dinnage (right), IDS Refrigeration business development manger, discusses the issues surrounding R22 and the mathematics of the phase out of the refrigerant 
 1 Jan 2007

Pipes and Fittings: Does new technology sound death knell for traditional materials?

Adam Turk, business development director of Polypipe Commercial Buildings Systems, looks at the implications of the introduction of a new WRAS-approved Polypress system by Polypipe Commercial Building Systems, and asks whether it will herald the beginning of the end of traditional materials in the commercial m&e sector. 
 1 Jan 2007

Pipes and Fittings: Survey finds copper is installers' choice

DESPITE copper almost doubling in price during the last six months, independent research has revealed installers in the heating and plumbing sector still prefer working with copper tubing. 
 1 Jan 2007

Pipes and Fittings: No vibration is good vibration!

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Richard Collman of Acoustical Control Engineers looks at the causes of vibrations and how to stop them happening 
 1 Jan 2007

Pipes and Fittings: New NHBC standard changes plastic plumbing use in homes

Paul Garner, technical director of Uponor Housing Solutions, talks about the changes to the NHBC standard and how it affects the installation of plastic plumbing 
 1 Jan 2007

Editors Comment: We must all take responsibility for climate change!

It’s always my fault! I have noticed through the years that Paul Braithwaite is responsible. 
 1 Dec 2006

Health & Safety Matters: Waste regs must be workable

Over-enthusiastic bureaucrats must not be allowed to undermine the good intentions of safety regulations, says Bob Towse, head of Technical and Safety at the HVCA 
 1 Dec 2006

Business Matters: Simplest precautions most effective

Late payment is killing our businesses, says Dave Butler, regional sales director at Close Invoice Finance 
 1 Dec 2006
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