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Low Boiler Pressure? Here’s How To Repressurise Boilers

Not getting adequate hot water in your home during the cold months? There may be some issue with your boiler pressure. Without constant water pressure, your boiler will fail to work efficiently.  Low pressure is a clear indication of some underlying issues with your boiler system. So how would you deal with a low boiler

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How To Fix Low Water Pressure In The Shower

A hot shower is all you need after a tedious day at work. But low water pressure can be a real disappointment.  Luckily, you can fix the low pressure in minutes no matter what caused it. There are plenty of ways to fix it and improve the water flow.  Below you can read about the

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How Long Do Boilers Last?

Boilers in the home serve us by providing heat. Their absence can disrupt the functioning of our homes and impede our comfort. However, buying new boilers is an expensive investment. At the same time, installing a boiler can be a laborious process. Due to this, people often ask: How long do boilers last? The motivation

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Preston’s £700m Tithebarn Scheme Abandoned

England’s biggest biomass power station, a £500m plant at Teesport, near Middlesbrough, was given the go-ahead on Wednesday. The 295-megawatt capacity renewable energy plant, capable of generating enough electricity to meet the needs of 600,000 homes, will be one of the world’s biggest biomass plants. Announced on Wednesday to coincide with the unveiling of the

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Partnership Announced China’s Leading Institute Building Research

The first phase of a significant new partnership between China’s leading institute for built environment research and the University of Salford has been announced with the launch of a new Joint Doctorate programme in the Built Environment. The new collaboration with China Academy of Building Research (CABR) has been facilitated by Manchester China Forum, a

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The Next Generation Of Construction Professionals From Ulster University

Ulster University is helping to address the construction industry’s skills shortage with the development of a new interactive game that aims to inspire the next generation of industry leaders. Researchers from Ulster University have developed BelMCraft, a computer game based on the globally successful Minecraft platform, which allows players to create and explore a virtual

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Green Light For £500m Teesport Biomass Plant

Plans to build a £500m biomass power station at Teesport have been given the go ahead.The scheme proposed by MGT Power has been granted consent by the government under the Electricity Act. It will be one of the largest-ever biomass plants to be built in the world. With a capacity of 295MW, the Tees Renewable

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Isg Build Exhibition Centre Kings Dock Liverpool

Following a competitive tender, ISG has won the contract to deliver a £40m exhibition and events facility on Liverpool’s waterfront. The development at Kings Dock, which will form part of ACC Liverpool, is home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. The 8,100sq m, three-hall Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL) will be delivered alongside an

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Delivering Drainage Europe’s Tallest Building

Installing the drainage pipework in London’s Shard skyscraper provided a number of supply and logistical challenges for the team responsible. The Shard became Europe’s tallest building when the main structure was completed in July. The skyscraper, designed by Italian architect Reno Piano to replicate a shard of glass, stands at 1,016 feet high and has

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University Experts Claim Missed Opportunity Improved Energy Efficiency

Experts from Birmingham City University have criticised the Government’s proposals to build thousands of new homes on brownfield sites. The new home would be exempt from the zero carbon homes standard and other taxes, with experts claiming this is ‘a short-sighted approach that misses a major opportunity to reduce significantly the carbon emissions of much-needed

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Man And Machine

Andy Matthews, production director of the Fibercill division at National Hickman discusses the dangerous relationship between man and machine and why safety standards matter I have a strong personal reason for caring a great deal about safety in manufacturing. When I started my career at National Hickman, as a teenage apprentice on the shop floor

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Developer Helps Build Careers Construction Students

Construction students were given an insight into the workings of the industry during a behind-the-scenes tour at Pentland Homes’ Scholars Village in Folkestone. The 16 to 18-year-olds from Ashford College learned about daily life on a building site and the varied career paths into the construction industry. The event, which was held to celebrate National

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First £1million Contract Service Connections

A North East utility infrastructure business has secured its first £1million contract. The work, on a major mixed use town centre regeneration project for Yorkshire based Dransfield Properties, comes at a time in which Services Connections Ltd. is experiencing unprecedented growth. It will see the Northumberland based company project manage and deliver the gas, water,

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More Women Join Construction Industry Last 12 Months

A new poll conducted by a leading business insurance website has discovered that over three quarters of employers within the construction sector have witnessed an increase in the number of women working in traditionally male jobs within the past twelve months. Furthermore, ‘earning potential’ and ‘apprenticeship opportunities’ emerged as the most popular reasons why the

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Light End Tunnel After Corecut Complete Work Glasgows Queen Street Upgrade

Scottish concrete contractor Corecut has completed key infrastructural work on the £60 million Glasgow Queen Street Station tunnel upgrade. Having been awarded the track-slab replacement contract for the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), Story Contracting chose the drilling specialist to lead the removal of 10,000 tonnes of existing concrete slabs as the station’s tunnel

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ISG Lands King’S College London Scheme

http://www.bgs.ac.uk British Geological Survey Kingsley Dunham Centre Keyworth Nottingham, The British Geological Survey (BGS), formed in 1835, is the world’s oldest geological survey. http://www.bfl.uk.com Beresford Flooring Ltd New House Farm, Belper Road Bradley Ashbourne, Beresford Flooring Ltd, the safety airbag specialists have launched the Massolutions range, a series of groundbreaking new products to revolutionise working

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Mabey Hire Launches Q Kap And Trench Sheet Extractor

Mabey Hire has worked in conjunction with two of its customers to launch two new products which increase site health and safety, improve project productivity and reduce man hours. Q-Kap, which has already been short-listed for an award, was developed and launched into the construction market in conjunction with Kitchin Plant Hire. The second product,

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The Retrofit Challenge

Glen Irwin, MEP & sustainability manager at Stepnell looks at the factors influencing the lack of progress in the retrofit industry Any building professionals who have the basic ability to do a few ‘back of an envelope’ calculations will have worked out where the vast majority of carbon emissions emanate from in buildings: the existing

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What’s The Most Eco-Friendly Insulation?

The main aim of insulating your home is to reduce home heating bills and the amount of fuel you need to stay warm and comfortable all year round. So in a way, all insulation is an eco-friendly option, but there is a new wave of materials that not only prevent heat lose but are also

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Bringing brownfield back to life

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land THE Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) recently analysed figures from 53 councils in the government’s brownfield register pilot scheme and found that

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Brandon Lewis Calls Youngsters Build Career Construction

The Housing Minister has called on young people to consider a construction career as he welcomed the first apprentices to a brickwork academy. ]Lewis said the sector was booming again thanks to efforts to get the country building and this represented a “great opportunity to carve out a successful and well-paid career.” The housebuilding industry

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