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Colt news - innovations and updates relating to smoke control, climate control, ventilation, solar shading and performance louvre

Colt Group Annual Review 2015

Apr 2016

The Colt Group announces its best ever result in 2015 due to its long term plan of stability and growth.

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Dublin Waste To Energy plant

Mar 2016

Colt will be providing a range of ventilation, smoke control and louvre product to the new Dublin Waste To Energy plant.

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Colt presented with International Safety Award

Mar 2016

Colt presented with International Safety Award for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.

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The Colt Group announces new appointment

Feb 2016

Colt announces the appointment of Mark Oliver as Chief Executive Officer of the Colt Group as of 18 April 2016.

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Common pitfalls in specifying smoke control systems

Jan 2016

New AJ Specification article focusing on the complexity of regulations covering both energy conservation and smoke control, featuring Colt Technical Director, Paul Compton.

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Upcoming Colt webinars on hot industry topics

Jan 2016

Colt’s webinars on hot industry topics enable you to find out more about a wide range of subjects without having to leave your desk.

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Excellent credit rating for Colt

Dec 2015

Colt has the highest credit rating in its size category and the lowest possible failure score

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Colt Project Portfolio 2015

Dec 2015

Our new Colt Project Portfolio 2015 presents the most recent and exciting projects that we have been working on.

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Recent case histories

Nov 2015

View some of our more recently published case histories.

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The new Colt Aerox

Aug 2015

The highly efficient, all-weather, CE marked ventilator for industry

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Colt receives the RoSPA President’s Award 2015

Jul 2015

Colt Group has received the RoSPA President’s Award for Occupational Health and Safety 2015 after receiving 11 consecutive RoSPA Gold awards.

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OPV control system gets a makeover

Jul 2015

Smoke control components now neatly integrated into an addressable system.

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Colt Annual Review 2014

Jun 2015

The Colt Group builds on the previous year's solid performance with a significant increase in profit.

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Colt Group Pension Scheme recognised among the best

Jun 2015

The Colt Group Personal Pension scheme (Colt GPP) has been awarded the Pension Quality Mark PLUS by the National Association of Pension Funds.

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Colt completes installation of iconic louvred roof

Mar 2015

Colt has designed and installed a 1300 m2 continuous plane of Shadoglass louvres that forms a transparent, rain-proof external skin covering a spectacular winter garden atop the new Mark Lane office.

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Colt launches a library of BIM objects

Mar 2015

Colt is the first supplier of smoke control systems in the UK to provide a library of BIM objects.

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New and improved website for Colt

Mar 2015

Colt UK has launched its new website which focuses on helping customers find the information they are looking for quickly and easily, as well as providing advice, ideas and inspiration.

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Upcoming Colt webinars on hot industry topics

Jan 2015

Colt’s webinars on hot industry topics enable you to find out more about a wide range of subjects without having to leave your desk.

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CoolStream R - the first ever evaporative cooling standard rooftop

Dec 2014

Colt expands its evaporative cooling offering with the new CoolStream R, which provides energy efficient and cost effective air conditioning for the entire year.

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Smoke control and day to day ventilation for multi-storey residential buildings

Nov 2014

View the latest version of our leaflet, where we cover the legislation and standards, describe design approaches (including designing in active cooling) and set out the product options.

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Colt appoints a new UK Managing Director

Nov 2014

Colt is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Buckingham as its UK Managing Director.

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Library of Birmingham shortlisted for RIBA Sterling prize 2014

Oct 2014

The Library of Birmingham was shortlisted in this year's RIBA Sterling award for the best new building: read about Colt's involvement in the project.

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Colt ventilation systems for car parks and service areas

Sep 2014

View the latest version of our leaflet, which brings legislation and standards up to date.

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Chichester Festival Theatre

Aug 2014

To meet stringent noise specification, Colt have installed bespoke Meteor acoustic smoke control ventilators to the auditorium of the Chichester Festival Theatre as part of a recent major rennovation.

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CoolShaft takes the heat off residential overheated common areas

Jul 2014

The push for energy efficiency has resulted in buildings that are well insulated and sealed, causing overheating. In most cases, using the existing smoke control equipment can provide a simple and inexpensive solution. 

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Colt receives the RoSPA President’s Award

May 2014

Colt Group has received the RoSPA President’s Award for Occupational Health and Safety 2014. This award can only be given to organisations who have won a RoSPA Gold Award for 10 or more years consecutively.

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Airlite: Colt's new airtight louvred ventilator

Apr 2014

The Airlite louvred ventilator is Colt’s answer to the demand for ever-increasing energy efficiency and cost effectiveness with its high insulation, low air permeability and excellent aerodynamic and acoustic properties.

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Energy efficiency with Colt Piatra software

Mar 2014

Using the unique Colt Piatra software, we can predict how much energy a building will consume and how much carbon it will produce when different types of ventilation, heating, cooling and shading equipment are installed.

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Colt Project Portfolio 2014

Feb 2014

Our new Colt Project Portfolio 2014 presents the most recent and exciting projects that we have been working on.

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Colt Firelight 3 FL3: The energy-saving smoke ventilator

Jan 2014

Firelight FL3 is a smoke ventilator that is as airtight, wind resistant and energy efficient as the best window – and Colt has the tests to prove it.

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Colt teams up with Bilco in North America

Nov 2013

Colt aims to serve the fast growing North American markets for green buildings through a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Bilco, a well-reputed local company.

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Library of Birmingham

Sep 2013

Colt have provided natural ventilators and Universal Louvre to the exterior of the building and Shaft systems, ducted mechanical smoke extract systems, smoke curtains and FM1 automatic fire curtains for the interior.

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Colt UL louvre selection program

Jul 2013

“UL Select” is an Excel sheet which enables users to make their own selection of Colt louvre systems based on the weathering classification and aerodynamic performance required for the system.

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Colt Launches Company-wide Health and Safety e-Learning

Jun 2013

Colt has introduced an e-learning course on Health and Safety for its entire staff to ensure their safety wherever they are working – offices, factories or customers’ construction sites.

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Colt Annual Review 2012

May 2013

In 2012 Colt Group continued to build on its strategy of stability and growth, increasing its operating profit by nearly 20% to £4.65m (€5.74m). It also achieved a strong cash performance, generating £5.5m (€6.7m).

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The world’s first algae bioreactor façade

Apr 2013

The bioreactor façade at the BIQ house is in position and will be showcased for the first time at the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg.

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A new Colt partnership with evaporative cooling

Mar 2013

Colt has teamed up with two data centre specialists to provide highly energy efficient containerised data centre solutions.

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Olympic Athletes Village

Mar 2013

Colt designed and installed ventilation systems to provide fire protection to eight of the residential blocks and associated car parks as well as solar shading for the 'Orbital' tower at the London 2012 Athletes Village.

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Colt achieve Achilles accreditation

Dec 2012

Colt after 4 years of membership have successfully achieved the accredited status which demonstrates our capability to meet the high standards set for Health & Safety, Quality and Finance...

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High praise for Colt's Factory in the Best Factory Awards

Oct 2012

Colt's team in Havant have received a high commendation in the Judges’ Special Award category of the Best Factory Awards 2012.

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Micro-algae prove ideal for making green façades

Sep 2012

The world’s first ‘bio-adaptive façade’ will be installed in the ‘BIQ’ house for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg.

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Colt appoints specialist distributor in the Republic of Ireland

Apr 2012

Colt has announced its decision to revert to operating in the Republic of Ireland through a local specialist distributor in order to continue to offer customers a competitive product range and quality service...

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New Colt video showing rain defence tests

Mar 2012

A new video is available which explains the EN 13030 test and shows how Colt Universal Louvre performs against it.

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