Pallet Trucks UK urges Bonfire Night revellers not to burn pallets and combat deforestation

Pallet Trucks UK has urged those organising Bonfire Night attractions for the upcoming weekend to consider the environment when enjoying the festivities.

Wooden pallets have become a favoured fuel of choice for bonfires over recent years, with the load-bearing platforms being stacked in huge numbers to create massive fires. Whilst they might create a dazzling spectacle, this is detrimental to the environment and only results in further deforestation across the globe.

Phil Chesworth, Pallet Trucks UK Managing Director, said: “Bonfire Night is amazing, especially for young children seeing the fireworks and sparklers for the first time. It’s worth remembering however that burning wooden pallets on Bonfire Night is a somewhat wasteful choice that fuels deforestation in many countries.

Overcome any obstacle with the new Easy Bathing collection from bathstore

bathstore, the UK’s leading specialist bathroom retailer, is extremely proud to introduce it’s new Easy Bathing range, designed specifically to make beautiful bathrooms accessible to everybody.

bathstore has long recognised that a bathroom is a complex and personal purchase, where the customers’ wants and needs are at the heart of the journey, from inspiration to installation. The new Easy Bathing range puts this philosophy into practice, creating a collection of stylish bathroom products tailored to every customer.

The new Easy Bathing range embraces the individuality of age, ability and situation, and that a dream bathroom involves very specific requirements for different purchasers. Easy bathing combines stunning aesthetics with practical adaptations to aid independent use and subtly remove everyday barriers to bathing without separating life from the rest of the household.

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 September 2015 with the sporting super hub sitting alongside other elements of this flagship mixed-use development.

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 Warm.co.uk suggests that thefts are on the rise, and Plumbers are fully aware of the damage to their livelihoods of the thefts.

The research indicated that tool boxes were the most stolen item with power tools and ladders also on the target list. For Plumbers the toolboxes in particular are their livelihoods and the theft is having a huge impact on their ability to earn a living.

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 TMB Global Operations Manager, Jonny Starr, “Half our cabling staff have been with TMB for more than 10 years, and frankly, it shows.  Experienced, conscientious and highly trained cabling techs such as Lidia Rodriguez, Rosa Hernandez, and Jose Granados, who were recently recognized in LA, contribute significantly to making TMB’s cable assemblies the standard to which all others are compared.”

EDINBURGH PROPERTY DEVELOPER TO CONVERT CASTLE INTO LUXURY LIVING SPACE

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 fined £12,000 to be paid within 12 months.

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 increasingly using technology to design innovative buildings of the future, so that the industry can keep up with the everchanging times?

NiftyLift, who supply access platforms across the globe, know a thing or two about the construction industry and have investigated how we plan to build a digital environment for the future.

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 FUSO’s main European production facility in Tramagal, Portugal.

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 list of clients. Wherever you go – whether to the shopping centre or the train station – it’s likely you have experienced one of Newgate’s systems.

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 (www.hetas.co.uk) to produce some much-needed industry guidelines. These are in harmony with the latest version of DW172, the specification for commercial kitchen ventilation systems.

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 all GEZE product ranges, providing technical support and boosting the wider sales team.

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS SPEND 130 HOURS A YEAR MAKING TEA

  • 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, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, revealed builders spend on average 130 hours annually taking tea breaks, 20.34 hours more than the average British worker who spend 109.66 hours annually making tea.

The research, which looked in to the building workplace eating and drinking habits, found that 82% of construction workers believe that regular tea breaks aid their productivity.

Six Tips to Get Your Home Ready for a Winter Sale

With the weather turning and the nights drawing in, leading hybrid estate agent eMoov.co.uk 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.