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Quinn Estates delivering ‘sporting legacy’ for Herne Bay as construction work begins

Quinn Estates have set the template for delivering regeneration projects with the community at heart, according to guests at an event marking the start on work of the new Herne Bay Sports Hub.

This exciting new complex is part of a multi-million-pound investment in the coastal Kent town by the Canterbury-based developer that will provide a new base for local football, hockey, tennis and cricket teams.

A planning application for the 100-acre site was approved by Canterbury City Council in …

Plumbers Hit Hard by Tool Thefts – 27% of Plumbers Targeted in 2017

No Tools Left in the Van: Plumbers and Heating Engineers reporting huge rise in tool thefts from vans and building sites.

Plumbers incomes have been seriously damaged this year by the theft of tools from vans and job sites this year, with 27% reporting the loss of tools which damaged their ability to earn a living.

The research carried out by suggests that thefts are on the rise, and Plumbers are fully aware of the damage to their livelihoods …

TMB Celebrates 400+ Years of Pro Cable Assembly Experience

In a modest ceremony this week at TMB Los Angeles, the 10-year anniversaries of three of the company’s cable assembly technicians were celebrated.  All three are part of a distinct companywide group of professional, highly-skilled cabling technicians, of whom TMB is justifiably very proud.  Also a matter of great pride at TMB is its Pro Cables division’s worldwide cabling staff of over 50, with an average tenure of close to eight years, representing over 400 years of combined experience!

Says …


The FM Group today announced that it has successfully secured funding to convert Dalnair Castle, a 19th century Scottish Baronial mansion, into 10 luxurious apartments with the support of a £3.3million property development facility provided by specialist bank, Aldermore.

Based in Edinburgh, The FM Group was established in 1997 by the Forbes and Milne families over the last 20 years. The company has successfully developed and sold thousands of residential homes and commercial properties throughout the UK and overseas.…

dhf warning follows sentencing of gate engineer

dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) is once again highlighting the potentially legal ramifications of failing to ensure gate safety, following today’s sentencing of gate engineer, Robert Churchyard.

Last month, Mr Churchyard, 52, was found guilty of the manslaughter of 56-year-old Jill Lunn, who died in April 2013, following an accident involving an unsafe automated gate.  Today, Mr Churchyard, who was employed at the time by Automated Garage Doors and Gates Ltd, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, with the company …

Building A Digital Environment

“It’s a digital life – we need a digital built environment” says BIM specialist John Eynon. Everything around us is becoming digital, but what about our buildings – and the processes we use to build them? As technology becomes more advanced in everyday life, we have also seen advancements within the construction industry that could reshape the industry as we know it. The industry is known for incorporating digital technology into their processes, but what about architects? How are architects …

SIOR International European Conference set for Warsaw in 2018

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) has announced that its International European Conference will return next year, taking place in Warsaw, Poland, from Wednesday 27 June to Friday 29 June 2018.

SIOR’s International European Conference is considered one of the most important events of the year, attracting international investors, developers and consultants working in commercial real estate, including members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Industrial Asset Management Council.…

Builder Billy gets straight to work with pre-bodied FUSO Canter

Building contractor WR Harrison Brickwork has become one of the first UK customers for a new range of pre-bodied FUSO Canter light trucks supplied direct from the factory.

The Mercedes-Benz Dealer Network, which is also responsible for sales and support of the popular Canter in Britain, is now offering ready-to-work 3.5-tonne platform dropsiders and tippers fabricated in a combination of alloy and steel, and 7.5-tonne tippers in steel.

Bodywork by the highly regarded Italian manufacturer Scattolini is being fitted at …

Newgate Hurdles Barriers to Growth with Quality Accreditation

Newgate is one of the UK’s market leaders within the traffic barrier and gate industry – designing, manufacturing and fitting automated and manual barriers, gates and blockades.

A traditional company, based in Newark in Nottinghamshire, Newgate is founded on family values and employs almost 90 people, many of whom are fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and mothers and daughters.

The company was established in 1984 and now boasts some of the country’s most well-known blue-chip companies in its long …

ceda Launches Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment Industry Guidelines

Solid fuel fired catering equipment has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last couple of years and ceda’s technical support advisor, Peter Kay, is frequently asked for information on the industry regulations relating to the use and installation of this type of equipment in commercial kitchens.

With no “ready-made” document available, Peter has spent the last 18 months in close collaboration with HETAS ( to produce some much-needed industry guidelines. These are in harmony with the …

James boosts specification team expertise

GEZE UK has further strengthened its specification team with the appointment of James White who takes up the role of specification manager, covering the south of England including south London, as part of the GEZE UK specification team expansion.

He was previously an area sales manager for the window technology team at GEZE UK, selling a range of window automation products and manual window control to window fabricators.

His new role will see him developing specifications with architectural practices across …


  • 82% of construction workers say regular ‘tea breaks’ aids productivity
  • The optimum time for ‘tea break’ is 6 minutes
  • Builders believe you should have 5 ‘tea breaks’ on average per day

BRITISH BUILDERS rack up 130 hours per year making tea and other hot drinks, according to new research.

A survey of UK workers in the construction industry carried out by leading household appliances retailer,, revealed builders spend on average 130 hours annually taking tea breaks, 20.34 hours …

Six Tips to Get Your Home Ready for a Winter Sale

With the weather turning and the nights drawing in, leading hybrid estate agent highlights the top tips for home sellers who are looking to put their home on the market this winter.

Although the summer months are traditionally the best time to put a home up for sale, the lead up to Christmas and after New Year can also be a busy period so eMoov’s tips will help maximise the selling potential for people selling over the winter period.…

A Guide to Slow Living

Are you juggling a hundred and one things and can’t quite keep up? You and us both…. but SHA Wellness Clinic has the answer, it’s called “slow living”.

Stress levels are higher than they have ever been and we are increasingly suffering from disorders such as anxiety and depression. SHA Wellness Clinic says we need to slow down. A slower lifestyle is the antidote to the chaotic and dynamic rhythm we are living in now.

Slow living focuses on living …


Prime Minister Theresa May took time to pay a visit to Swift House, McCarthy and Stone’s new Retirement Living Plus development on St Luke’s Road in Maidenhead, which welcomed its first homeowners earlier this year.

After taking a tour of the development and stopping to chat to homeowners as they enjoyed lunch in Swift House’s on-site Bistro, Mrs May commended its support staff for their hard work and dedication to improving the lives of older people.

Mrs May went on …