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  • How to Combine Indoor and Outdoor Entrance Matting
    Construction Specialties
    British Standard BS 7953 recommends that entrance matting be a minimum of 2.1 metres in the traffic direction, to remove as much dirt and moisture from foot and wheeled traffic as possible. Whilst industry experts suggest that 6...
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  • Halotherapy - what is it and what are the benefits?
    Drom UK
    Halotherapy (or salt therapy) is a 100% natural therapy that has grown steadily in popularity in recent years. It is believed to aid in relieving respiratory ailments and has a positive effect on many skin conditions. The...
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  • Steam or sauna?
    Drom UK
    Steam or sauna? Which should you go for …..? The main difference is in the type of heat each type of room provides. A sauna uses dry heat, typically heated between 180°F and 195°F with very low humidity, usually from hot rocks, a...
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  • Biofilm removal by shear velocity
    Horne Engineering
    Horne Engineering has always been a strong advocate of periodic high velocity system flushing to remove biofilm from the internal pipe surfaces of domestic water systems – in particular in large buildings such as hospitals and...
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  • Guide To Safe Standing Seating At Football Stadiums
    CPS Manufacturing Co
    In February, a report by the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) found that safe standing had a “positive impact on spectator safety”. Manchester United applied to create 1,500 safe standing seats to the North East Quadrant at...
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  • Refurbishing v replacing fixed seating
    CPS Manufacturing Co
    Imagine coming into your lecture theatre for class, sitting down on worn seats that creak when you tip them with damaged desks impacting your ability to write in your notepad. The alternative is to arrive to a clean,...
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  • Hydrotherapy: history, principles and why it works
    Design & Form
    Hydrotherapy has a long tradition. Historical records support the medical profession’s belief in the therapeutic value of water to relax, support, restore and mend. The Romans understood the effect of water, steam and massage in...
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  • The evolution of deep soaking tubs
    Design & Form
    Year by year, deep soaking tubs have been rising in popularity. A surge of recent product launches reflects increasing interest on the part of designers and manufacturers but the concept is anything but new. Many features of...
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  • Get Warmer Floors With Carpet
    Heckmondwike FB
    There’s nothing worse than having to work in a cold office or live in student accommodation or a residential care home when the floorcovering doesn’t offer that all important thermal performance – especially at this time of year!...
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  • A guide to abrasion resistance in contract fabrics
    Camira Fabrics
    This guidance is part of Camira Fabrics' CPD brochure, which can be obtained when specifiers attend the company's CPD presentation 'A guide to specifying contract fabrics'. The abrasion performance of fabrics is established by...
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  • Why carpets are a good option – now and forever!
    Heckmondwike FB
    Why carpets are a good option – now and forever! You may have noticed that we’ve recently rebranded our company, with a new logo and strapline – ‘Makers of Fibre Bonded Carpets’. The reason we did this was to reinforce messages...
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  • Accessible bathroom design to support independent living
    Twyford Bathrooms
    Kevin O’ Donnell, from Twyford Bathrooms, considers options for inclusive bathrooms to balance DDA requirements with the need for a relaxing, aesthetically pleasing space in the home: As a nation, we are facing the stark reality...
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  • Interior designers, not interior decorators
    Society of British & International Design (SBID)
    Vanessa Brady is an International Interior Designer and Business Design Consultant, with over twenty- five years' experience in B2B procurement and post analysis of the design profession. She built a multi-award-winning fit-out...
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  • A guide to flammability in contract fabrics
    Camira Fabrics
    This guidance is part of Camira Fabrics' CPD brochure, which can be obtained when specifiers attend the company's CPD presentation 'A guide to specifying contract fabrics'. Flammability is arguably the most important technical...
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  • Slips and trips in the workplace
    Stocksigns
    The single most common cause of injury in the workplace is slipping and tripping. The HSE estimates that the annual cost to employers is £750 million, and it is reported that every 25 minutes in the UK someone breaks or fractures...
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