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All quiet at the music cafe

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Troldtekt acoustic panels have been used to great effect in the design of the Music Cafe at the famous Aldeburgh Music development at Snape Maltings, founded by composer Benjamin Britten in derelict industrial buildings on the Suffolk coast.

The Music Cafe, part of architects Haworth Tompkins' phased extension of the creative campus, has been created by converting a former granary store into a cafe and reception point for artists and staff. In order to reduce noise reverberation, the architects have used 160m2 of fine natural wood Troldtekt panels to create an attractive and high performance acoustic ceiling.

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New grassroots sport development goes green

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An iconic new grassroots sporting facility, designed to integrate effortlessly with its environment, has been officially opened in Thamesmead by Football legend Sir Trevor Brooking CBE. 

Built thanks to funding through the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity, and other contributors, Sporting Club Thamesmead boasts an outstanding new changing pavilion, floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP), and multi-use games area (MUGA) and represents a much-needed investment to an area that has significantly lacked in community facilities, particularly sports facilities, for many years.

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Heat pump brings major savings for refurbished home

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A homeowner in Northern Ireland has reported a 60 per cent saving on this energy bills after having a Danfoss heat pump fitted to replace an oil fired boiler.

Simon Bamford, who lives just outside Lisburn in Northern Ireland, approached Danfoss two years ago, as he was carrying out a major refurbishment of his dormer bungalow, including adding a one bedroom extension. This would mean the house had a lower carbon footprint and he hoped would make it more affordable to run.

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New GRO code coming 2013 - The essential guide to green roofing

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altThe past decade has seen a steady increase in the number of green, brown and biodiverse roofs being installed across the UK.  

Installed in both new build and refurbishment work the addition of planting and growing media to the roof provides a wide range of benefits to the building and the surrounding environment, including the replacement or replication of habitat lost through decades of construction.

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BSW Provides timber for Salvation Army Project

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altBSW Timber has provided home-grown Scottish timber for a unique partnership project for a Salvation Army Lifehouse in a leafy suburb of Edinburgh.

The “Sitooterie” in the gardens of the Ashbrook Lifehouse in the city’s Trinity area is a striking wooden outdoor structure, giving residents protection from the elements whilst also providing an attractive and eye-catching addition to the garden’s tree-lined setting.

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