Electrical Contracting News (ECN) December 2016 - Page 10

CONTRACT NEWS CLEAR REFLECTION BIG HELP FOR BIG BUILD Marshall-Tufflex is backing a TV project to improve the living conditions of a family living in Kent by donating mini trunking, conduit and back boxes. Presenter Nick Knowles and his team from BBC One’s DIY SOS: The Big Build will demolish and rebuild the Ratcliffe family’s three bedroom home on the Isle of Sheppey. Partners Garry and Kyle share the property with their four adopted children, all of whom have complex and life limiting medical conditions, and urgently need more space. Garry and Kyle initially adopted their first two children but were then asked to temporarily foster two sisters as well. After learning that the sisters were to be separated, they decided to adopt them both in order to keep them together, making their bungalow unsuitable. However, the family could not afford improvement works, which is where DIY SOS: The Big Build stepped in. Its team relies on the support and generosity of local tradespeople and suppliers to carry out the work to help deserving families transform their homes. The plan is to completely demolish the house and build a home from scratch in just nine days that is spacious and suitable for the family’s specific needs. LEISURELY JOB A Kent based leisure centre operated on behalf of Ashford Borough Council is achieving up to 20 per cent energy savings following the installation of ABB variable speed drives (VSDs). The air handling unit (AHU) at Tenterden Leisure Centre, operated by Tenterden Leisure Trust, was recently retrofitted with two ABB HVAC drives and low voltage motors – one each on the air inlet and exhaust