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ISSUE 338 August 2016

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Building & Construction Review UK

St James’ Church, Birkdale gets the Smith’s touch! Twelve of Smith’s Caspian Universal fan convectors, partnered with a new boiler have provided St James’ Church in Birkdale with a perfect, and much needed, modern heating solution. The contractor, Colin Wakefield of Wakefield & Wilson in Liverpool recommended Smith’s Caspians because of their ability to heat large areas quickly, efficiently and at a low cost. The old system was outdated and ineffective at achieving the temperature required to heat the church successfully.

Smith’s fan convectors are provided as standard in white, but can be painted in a variety of different colours to match the interior of a building. As St James has a mainly brown interior, it was important that the Caspian’s matched the colour scheme to avoid looking out of place. Each Caspian was hand-painted brown especially for this project and the vicar and the congregation are very impressed with the overall look of the product.













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Colin Wakefield had worked with Smith’s products in churches before and found that the Caspians were successful in bringing the building up to a comfortable heat much quicker than an average radiator, and for a reasonable cost.

Dedicated Roofing Pavilion with the NFRC at the Build Show

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See on page Organisers of the Build Show are delighted to announce a new partnership with the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) that will see a dedicated roofing pavilion hosted at the show in October. Creating a strong roofing products and service sector at the Build Show, the NFRC pavilion is not to be missed and will host some of the biggest names in the industry including Kingspan Insulated Panels, Fixfast, Quinn Building Products, IKO Polymeric and Proctor Group Ltd. The partnership will enable NFRC supplier members to benefit from a unique shared branded presence and access to an active audience of buyers and specifiers at the show. The location of the pavilion is also ideal, situated close to the Home Building Theatre and the Business Advice Centre.

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There is still time for NFRC members to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the roofing pavilion and there is the option to book either space only or shell scheme stands. If you are interested in booking please contact Gregory Blythe by emailing: Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 18 – 20 October, the Build Show sits alongside Timber Expo, Civils Expo, the Surface and Materials Show, Energy 2016, Plant & Machinery Live, HVAC 2016, Smart Buildings 2016 and Grand Designs Live as part of UK Construction Week.

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Hello & welcome to Issue 338 of BCR UK… As with every edition, the team at BCR UK has been working extremely hard to bring you an issue that is full of innovative and exhilarating companies, and we believe that this could be the best yet! We have searched the length and breadth of the UK to bring you some of the most ground-breaking innovations and this month we are overjoyed to be highlighting the activities of Hauraton & Nationwide Traffic Solutions. Firstly, we would like to focus on the accomplishments of Hauraton. Due to their prominence in the industry; we have awarded them with the impressive ‘Building Excellence’ profile. To find out more, see top right of this page. And secondly, we are highlighting the successes of Nationwide Traffic Solutions by presenting them with the remarkable ‘Product Innovation Award’ status. For more information, look no further than Page 3. I hope you enjoy reading this issue of BCR UK as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Happy reading and we hope to see you for the next edition.

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Hauraton RECYFIX® PRO channel runs installed at Scarles Yard Car Park, Norwich Scarles Yard comprises a purpose built multi storey car park of concrete frame construction with ancillary integrated warehouse/workshop units located along its frontage. With three levels, the car park provides 823 spaces for Aviva employees during the working week and is open for public use on Saturdays and Bank Holidays for a flat daily charge, being particularly popular when Norwich City FC plays at home.

water into the channel. The slots are super smooth, elliptical openings with the moulded bars having slightly raised triangular bosses along their outside edges. As well as providing an elegant appearance, the feature ensures surface water is directed into the slots. This configuration also helps eliminate any cross-flow over the grating and important consideration for this project. The top level of the car park is drained with 453 metres of Hauraton RECYFIX® PRO 100 – Type 75 channels in various run lengths. The channels are fitted with FIBRETEC® HEELSAFE 9mm slot gratings with a loading Class of C250. Made from PA-GF, the FIBRETEC® grating will not rust and has a slot configuration specifically designed by Hauraton R & D engineers to enhance the flow of

The RECYFIX® channel component is made from 100% recycled polypropylene (PP) and has an intake cross section of 372cm2. The FIBRETEC® grating are factory fitted on all channels. PRO accessories include a trash box, foul air trap, mud bucket, closed and DN 70/100 end caps. T +44 (0)1582 501380

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Being the UK’s leading Metering & Controls Company, MWA are ideally placed to find the best solution for any project With over 20 years’ knowledge and understanding the importance of successful and rewarding relationships with contractors, consultants and suppliers, MWA are always striving for continuous improvement. With these values in mind and considering the fast-paced market and an ever-increasing demand for added value, MWA has made a considered investment in increasing stock. MWA hold over £1 million worth in stock and are the only distributor to offer same day delivery, going to great lengths to prioritise our customers’ needs and be best placed to help them make informed decisions. By being at the forefront of understanding industry needs, we are able to react to its ever-changing demands. MWA have proven this with the recent release of the Kamstrup 403, proudly being named the first UK distributor to stock the product whilst fulfilling our customers’ specific requirements. The Kamstrup 403 will be showcased at upcoming trade shows.

Bikeathon for Bloodwise UK, and for Global’s Make Some Noise, where MWA staff abseiled down the Fort Dunlop building. MWA acknowledge the fact that people work different hours, across different time zones and so there is a concerted effort to be as accessible as possible to everyone.

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First choice metering experts for Birmingham’s biggest infrastructure project. Working alongside the main contractor, transforming New Street Railway Station, Birmingham; delivering metering products, on-site support, and technical advice.

MWA are also aware that sometimes challenges will arise when you least expect them and that’s why a dedicated technical team are on hand to offer full project support. With site verification and 5-year warranty on products, MWA ensure full peace of mind. MWA are also very active in raising awareness for various charities. Taking social responsibility very seriously, MWA staff are regularly involved in charity events, including most recently, the Birmingham

MWA make sure customers get the knowledge they need, when they need. With a dedicated sales team, modern website, trade counter and social media platforms packed full of information, MWA give you access to the latest and best content the industry has to offer.

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Product Innovation Award

Providing Traffic Management Solutions across the UK With vast experience working within the traffic industry, there is only one company you can turn to when it comes to the arrangement and implementation of road traffic management surveys and schemes. This is why we are keen to present Nationwide Traffic Solutions (NTS) with our highly coveted Product Innovation profile here at Building and Construction Review. NTS has both the knowledge and the resources to readily provide the most suitable solutions for customers across the width and breadth of the UK, meeting individual requirements with great ease and efficiency. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the course of the year ensures that the company’s vast array of products and services can be accessed on demand and around-the-clock. Founded by husband and wife team Richard and Grace Goodall, the traffic management provider focuses on the provision of concentrated consultancy services, CAD plans, high speed services and street works; formulating stringently developed plans that are tailored specifically to suit separate locations and applications. “Traffic management is a standalone industry but we support many sectors such as utilities, construction, security and event planning (to name just a few),” commented Company Director Grace Barker. “Here at NTS we offer a personalised, friendly service whilst focusing on building strong customer relationships in order to truly understand specific needs. We also find it particularly useful to forge close partnerships with suppliers, as this enables us to provide a quick and reliable service. “We have recently undergone a service upgrade which allows us to offer a comprehensive range of consultancy amenities, such as traffic management plans for one off sites or major routes and works on high speed roads, motorways and carriageways. We provide full council liaison and have the facility to obtain licences and Symology EToN

notices, and we are proud of our extensive experience with large craning, access and lifting companies.” The organisation’s main activity revolves around design and business consultancy, services which are wholly supported by the completion of fundamental site surveys (for clearer overviews) and deliberations with the necessary institutions and national bodies. Safer and more effective traffic management facilities and systems can be rolled out once in-house design teams have carefully considered all aspects with project synopses and the involvement of local authorities, emergency service providers and transport providers. The custom-made traffic management plans are designed to provide peace of mind for the client, whether organising road closures, diversions and marshalls or installing new traffic lights (2, 3, 4 and up to 8-way temporary systems and double-headed lights included), resourceful contraflow systems and temporary pedestrian crossings. Through constant communication all requirements can be met appropriately, and the pre-arranged consultations are put into place to maximise customer reassurance. Other important services include equipment hire, the supply of variable message and legend signs (for additional information) and the instigation of operative diversion schemes. This includes the sourcing of chapter 8 signage, cones and barriers (such as water-filled, Heras fencing and crowd control) and the setup of census points, vehicle counts, convoy schemes, in-house sign writing and leaflet drops. In regards to the roadworks side of the business, cranes and platforms can be dispatched to optimise safety and proficiency onsite. When asked to discuss the company’s ethic, Grace was keen to detail the other meaning behind the abbreviated NTS, “We are committed to the continuous improvement of not only overall company growth but of our people as well,”

she informed us. “We take great pride in what we do and what we achieve, and this is evident with our core values, which are presented as a selection of words summarising what we are all about and what we believe in. “N means never too much trouble – we strive to offer a top quality and personal traffic management service and we come highly recommended in this industry. T represents talent; our team consists of carefully handpicked professionals that are highly qualified, experienced, hardworking and a great laugh. We continuously invest in our staff members by offering support, additional learning and a great working environment. The S is for safety, which is at the forefront of our minds 100% of the time – after all, it is what we do!” NTS started as one depot in North Lincolnshire, but the increased demand in London and the surrounding counties led to the company establishing another facility in Essex in 2011. The brand has since become a reputable traffic management solutions provider, having grown substantially to operate across the whole of the South of England. Plans for even greater progression are currently under development, particularly with the recent appointment of Chris Cowley as the new North England Operations Manager, and the fact that the group are hoping to have acquired a new depot in the West of England by the end of 2017. If you are interested in finding out more about NTS and its innovative range of traffic management products and services then feel free to get in touch with the company today. All enquiries will be responded to accordingly by the organisation’s dedicated workforce of industry experts, so you can rest assured that you will receive the guidance and support that you require. Contact T +44 (0)1652 640996

YOUR ONE POINT OF CONTACT FOR A COMPLETE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SERVICE Nationwide Traffic Solutions are an experienced, professional and efficient supplier that holds health and safety of the public and also your workforce at the forefront of its core values. Our in house design team produce highly recommended traffic management plans to suit your requirements, fully compliant with chapter 8 spec, ensuring everything is in order before implementing new schemes. In addition, we also have a traffic management consultancy department that conduct site surveys, licensing and permissions, Swept Path Analysis, Symology noticing and liaison with any authorising bodies or affected people. Below are some of the services NTS can provide. If you would like to talk to us about anything you have upcoming, we would be happy to help! • Road Closure & Diversions • Contraflow systems • Multi-Phase Traffic Light Systems • Lane Closures • Stop and Go Systems • Temporary Pedestrian Systems • Event Management • Traffic Marshals • Barrier Systems • Traffic Management Consultancy • In-House Sign Writing • VMS Signage • High Speed Traffic Management

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Plastic Mouldings News

...when reliability matters

Established in 1993, Associated Plastic Components Ltd are market leading specialists in glass reinforced plastics and architectural mouldings. We manufacture a range of architectural products such as bow canopies, over door canopies and porticos with plain or fluted columns. We also manufacture CGMA approved dormer roof modules, bespoke Conservatory and porch roofs along with many of our own customers design requirements from our new 30,000 sq ft purpose built factory in Hull. We have full ISO 9001 Quality Assurance accreditation, and all our building products carry a full 10 year guarantee against manufacturing defects. We supply to major building & double glazing companies, local councils, independent contractors, and members of the public.

Why Choose Us? 44 Largest range of architectural building products in the UK 44 Next day UK delivery available 44 Bespoke products manufactured on your requirements 44 Fast manufacture and delivery services 44 Maintenance free products – only occasional cleans needed 44 ISO 9001 quality assured systems with full barcode traceability 44 10 year manufacturer guarantee

44 Where reliability matters, think APC.

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Powder Coating News

Challenges us to find you a Solution... The Flexible Coatings Company Thermaset Ltd have established an enviable UK-wide reputation for innovation and excellence in the formulation and manufacture of thermosetting powders for electrostatic application. Established in 1984, our success has always been based on the principal that our customers’ problems are our opportunities. Like many companies, we had humble beginnings, but we have grown and thrived in an increasingly competitive market place by maintaining the exact same focus on customer service we had on day one. For our customers, this has meant security in the knowledge that we provide the right solutions at the right time – no matter what the request. The expertise of our personnel in powder coating spans over 30 years. ✔✔ Widest stock range in the UK ✔✔ Over 100 years colour matching experience ✔✔ UK wide technical sales force ✔✔ Next day delivery for stock items.

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Cyberhomes wins ‘Best Home Cinema over £100,000’ European Award

Cyberhomes vintage themed home cinema project won this year’s CEDIA “Best Home Cinema over £100,000” award.

It’s been an award-winning year for UK smart home experts Cyberhomes. Back in February they won the international ITSA ‘Best Whole House Integration’ award and then just last month they took away the prestigious CEDIA ‘Best Home Cinema over £100,000’ European award. Cyberhomes use leading home technology control systems such as Savant Pro, Control4 and Crestron to integrate lighting, heating, security and audiovisual systems into a single, easy-to-use control interface. This integration also allows the various technologies in the home to ‘talk to each other’ and in so doing introduces the capability of home automation. The home cinema in London which impressed the CEDIA judges had the very latest in AV technology such as 4K Ultra HD projection and Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound; yet was themed to look


like a vintage cinema from the homeowner’s youth. Lutron lighting control and motorised curtains are integrated with the AV control system to create an involving home cinema experience. Today’s clients are keen to maximise the opportunities presented by new smart homes technology but often with as little on show as possible, minimising ‘wall clutter.’ Close liaison with interior designers and architects is therefore key to optimising best performance and visual design. And smart homes specialists like Cyberhomes should be involved in building projects from the start, working alongside architects, developers, interior designers and M&E consultants to integrate the system with the overall building design and performance. T +44 (0)333 344 3718

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Valves News

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Partition Walls & Ceiling Systems News

Jumbo Foodmarket A unique old industrial building on the former Stork site next to the Kromhouthallen in Amsterdam has been transformed into a state-of-theart Foodmarket. With a size of 2,600sq m, this new Foodmarket is similar to the Jumbo Foodmarket in Breda, which measures 6,000sq m.

Faay Vianen B.V., is a specialist in partition walls and ceiling systems with more than 4 decades experience. Not just a ‘run-of the mill’ supplier! We produce most of our partitions with a core of flax fibre, a by-product of the linen, paper and linseed oil production. This provides them with exceptional building-physical features: shockproof, fire-resistant and soundproof, thermally insulating, high screw retention, flexible and very easy to assemble.

Just as in the case of the Jumbo Foodmarket at Breda, FAAY VP 70 partition walls were used in this building, 1,300m2 of flexible wall elements, which can be reassembled but are nevertheless sturdy. Screw retention The wall panels have a flax fibre core (a by-product of the textile and linseed oil industries) with a plasterboard top layer on either side. The solid core gives excellent stability and constructive strength, high impact resistance and maximum screw retention with a release force ranging from 100kg (wood screws) to 120kg (coach screws) both without plugs or battens! This degree of screw retention offers a variety of possibilities, which combined with the built-in cable ducts and ease of dismantling, ensures that the layout possibilities are extensive. Speed is a must Speed was also a must for this project. Faay panels are

Durable and environmentally friendly Being able to make an overall claim to sustainable production and consumption is one of Faay’s key objectives. Our production process is also ecologically sound: Faay Vianen is certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, KOMO, FSC and PEFC. internal cladding, cavity filling and framework in one, which makes quick (and therefore cost-efficient) assembly possible. We are proud that Faay has been able to make a contribution to this Foodmarket. A shop which offers 70% fresh food in departments covering freshly baked bread,

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salads, sushi and an extensive range of vegetarian products.

‘A shop for everyone, affordable and full of surprises every day.’

Getting inspired, seeing, smelling and tasting. Jumbo not only wants to turn shopping into an experience for its customers but also wants to deliver quality. This last is an aim that Faay fully agrees with.

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BIM Training News

Advanced resin flooring solutions from Flowcrete Choosing the right building material involves carefully considering a long list of different factors. Everything from the location and budget to on-site challenges, construction schedules and future requirements can play a role in the decision making process. Flowcrete UK is committed to providing facilities managers for commercial and industrial environments with the practical advice that will help them understand which flooring system will best suit their needs. The resin flooring specialists tackles the demands of the floor build up by taking a holistic approach that is informed by over 30 years of industry experience. By accounting for the design, application and lifecycle aspects of the floor, alongside practicalities such as the on-site conditions and installation timetable, Flowcrete can advise on ideal systems and bespoke solutions that are tailored to meet the criteria of each location. For example industrial facilities need a finish that is able to resist the intensive on-site operations, which can often pose a threat to the floor surface through a combination of heavy impacts, corrosive chemicals, hot water washes and the movement of forklift trucks. The wide range of advanced resin flooring solutions from Flowcrete have been designed to meet these diverse and challenging demands to ensure an efficient workspace where productivity isn’t interrupted by a deteriorating floor finish. Facilities particularly at risk from severe chemical attack can take advantage of the corrosion protection provided by Flowchem VE. Commercial spaces need floors that will impress customers and retain an attractive, clean, flawless and eye-catching appearance in the face of heavy pedestrian traffic. Flowcrete has developed decorative solutions, such as the Mondéco range of seamless resin terrazzo flooring, which combines durability and cleanability with bespoke colour and design potential. Often a key concern of both industrial and commercial facilities is how to minimise the costly downtime and delays caused by a floor’s installation. The fast curing solution Flowfast range allows for new build projects to start follow on work and for existing buildings undergoing refurbishment to commence with profitable operations much sooner than usual. This methyl methacrylate (MMA) solution speeds up the curing process to a few hours, instead of the days or weeks of


alternative systems. It can also be applied on top of old concrete as well as asphalt, tiles, metal or wood, avoiding the time and expense normally required to take up the existing floor. Delaying refurbishments or initially installing a lower quality material may minimise costs and cut schedules in the short term – but both of these scenarios could lead to a number of costly floor failures further down the line. While often having a higher installation cost, the fact that resin floors avoid long periods of downtime to repair or refurbish the floor means that they are often the most cost-effective solution. Flowcrete works closely with architects and developers to identify the optimum flooring system for each location. Flowcrete’s resin based floors are seamless, impermeable and easy to clean, making them ideal for locations that need to maintain a hygienic environment. An unbroken surface, free from gaps, prevents dirt accumulation, and because the robustness of the finish avoids cracks appearing after extensive use. For locations that need to meet the highest levels of hygiene Flowcrete has created the antimicrobial system Flowfresh. This HACCP International certified range has the antibacterial agent Polygiene® incorporated throughout the resin material, which is able to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria on the floor’s surface. The adaptability of resin systems means that they can be enhanced in a variety of ways to further optimise the working environment, such as with anti-slip aggregates, anti-static technology, signage, superior corrosion resistance, UV resistance and more. To find out more about the benefits that Flowcrete’s floors can provide, head to:, email: or call: +44 (0)1270 753000.

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Facilities Management & Flood Detection News

A Trio of Awards for Nationwide Hygiene Nationwide Hygiene Supplies Ltd has been acknowledged by the London Stock Exchange as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report and listing identifies the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). In order to be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. Nationwide Hygiene Supplies has always placed an emphasis on entrepreneurial and local service throughout its network of 35 branches, with each location managed and operated by investor shareholders and staffed by highly experienced cleaning and hygiene professionals. The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said, “UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said, “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.” Nationwide has also received the industry acclaimed Cleaning Products Company of the Year award from Building & Facilities News. A spokesman for Building & Facilities

News said, “Nationwide Hygiene has the competency and expertise to satisfy the needs of large multi-national corporations as well as smaller local companies. Its highly efficient and dependable services and products have been used extensively by facilities management companies, educational establishments and healthcare organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.” In addition, Nationwide has picked up the internationally recognised ‘Commitment to Excellence’ award from Best Practice UK. A spokesman for Best Practice UK said, “Serving clients at international, national, regional and local levels is due to Nationwide’s well established network of shareholder companies operating throughout the UK and Ireland (along with its European and US partners, INPACS and Network). One of its strengths is the brand’s capability to deliver its reputable services to clients of all sizes, from small local companies to large distinguished multi-nationals.” Contact T +44 (0)844 499 6380

BlueCielo Intelligent Asset Management for Plant Owners Man and Machine offers a wide range of solutions for the plant industry including CAD software, training, consultancy and support. As well as being a Platinum Partner for Autodesk, Man and Machine also offers BlueCielo data management solutions. Man and Machine offers a wide range of solutions for the plant industry including CAD software, training, consultancy and support. As well as being a Platinum Partner for Autodesk, Man and Machine also offers BlueCielo data management solutions. The industry trends facing the Plant industry including aging facilities and infrastructure, emerging economies, shorter project timelines plus retiring expertise, acquisition and retention of talent and knowledge. All of these things suggest there is a higher need for systems that work efficiently and effectively. One of the main things that can help is having up to date software to not only manage your systems but keep them up to date. Autodesk offer Plant 3D software which enables piping designers to more quickly lay out steel structures, model equipment and route piping


design using AutoCAD commands. BlueCielo is a CAD-independent versatile Content Engineering and Document Management solution that allows customers to optimise business processes throughout the organisation. It offers flexible revision management and workflow support for projects and documents in a safe, secure ‘vaulted’ environment. The solution supports internal and external web based collaboration and allows database choice from Hypertrieve to Microsft SQL and Oracle. Man and Machine provides BlueCielo and Autodesk software, support, training and consultancy. Contact us on: +44 (0)1844 263700, email: or visit:

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Health, Safety & Workwear News

Making sure no-one gets left behind Although fires are rare events, the impact can be devastating. Anyone with some level of responsibility for fire safety in non-domestic premises, new or old, will know the importance of carrying out a thorough fire risk assessment, in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It is important to ensure that plans are put in place and steps taken to eliminate any risk – not only to the premises but to those staff and any visitors who may be within the facility at the time of an emergency. One critical element to any such plan, is how to safely evacuate a multi-storey building in the event of an emergency such as a fire, when lifts become inoperable. Anyone who may be within the building at the time of the evacuation must have a suitable ‘means of escape.’ This includes people with reduced or no mobility and individuals with underlying medical conditions, such as heart conditions or epilepsy which could be triggered as a result of heightened anxiety or exertion during an evacuation. In many work-place environments any employee that could face issues safely exiting a building during an evacuation, should have their own ‘Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan.’ However, premises open to the public such as restaurants, shops and

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leisure centres, should have all eventualities considered and evacuation plans prepared. Once, the fire risk assessment has been carried out, some decisions then have to be made about the type/s of equipment required, particularly with non-ambulant individuals in mind – then look no further… Spectrum Healthcare UK Ltd are evacuation equipment specialists, offering a large selection of devices to suit all needs from evacuation chairs to evacuation sleds, with something suitable for everyone from premature babies to very large/bariatric individuals.

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Established in 2013 by co-founders Alex Green and Jamie Carruthers, HANDS HQ is a contemporary company specialising in the provision of intelligent technologies that assist workers in the creation of customisable risk assessments. The London-based business can ably cater to the needs of construction firms of varying sizes, offering organisations across the UK access to its uniquely developed software. The ever-changing industry has readily welcomed the new technology after realising its potential in optimising efficiency and functionality in regards to the completion of important health and safety reports. Making the documentation process quick and easy, it has been said that the solutions available from HANDS HQ cut health and safety bureaucracy for good. This is largely because the beneficial system reduces the cost of risk assessment production by up to 90% and ensures organisations can

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significantly decrease the time they spend on these forms (from hours to a matter of minutes). The cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application omits the need to compose generic and lengthy Excel and Word documents and works via a simplistic step-by-step process for better usability and convenience. In addition, the risk assessment and method statement (RAMS) app can be accessed via computer, tablet or smartphone and is suitable for operators of all abilities to ensure that perfectly formatted and company-branded documents can be produced every time. Ensure your RAMS documentation – which is legally required before operatives are able to enter a live construction site – is up to scratch by signing up to HANDS HQ today. T +44 (0)20 7754 0487


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TCFM now part of the Colonel’s secret recipe at KFC TC Facilities Management (TCFM) are now an added ingredient at over a quarter of KFC restaurants across the country. The contract being delivered by a team from TC Specialist Services, part of TC Facilities Management (TCFM), started on 8th August 2016. It will provide window cleaning services to over 200 KFC restaurants, along with Jet Washing services to sites with Drive-Thrus.


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We supply off the shelf caged or uncaged fixed access ladders/cat ladders. Most ladders are in stock, delivered to you flat packed for you to assemble on-site. Constructed in steel, generally to BS4211, the ladder and cage are supplied as a standard off the shelf ladder, bolted contruction for you to assemble on-site. Finish is hot dipped galvanised in accordance with BS EN ISO 1461.

The team from TC Specialist Services will ensure that the standards of appearance to the external of each restaurant and DriveThru will help to create a welcoming, fresh and engaging environment for customers of all ages.

Eric Dawson, Business Manager, TC Specialist Services, TC Specialist Services said, “We are delighted to become part of the team at KFC UK & Ireland. We’re looking forward to offering a fresh approach to make the dining experience, whether in the restaurant or at home, an enjoyable one”

The contract will utilise state-of-the-art jet washing technology along with innovative software which will help to deliver robust scheduling, monitoring and management reporting to KFC.

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Our steel caged or uncaged fixed access ladders/Cat ladders provide safe, easy and economical access for applications in many different environments such as Oil Rigs, Petrochemical Plants, Sewage Works, Ships, Harbour Walls, Airports, Aeroplane Hangars, Manhole access and provide an ideal solution for maintenance access in most buildings. Consistency of product comes as standard as does the level of service we work very hard maintain, we are totally committed to you the client.

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ACCON are able to provide in-depth advice and expertise during the design, construction and operational phases of all project types. Whatever you are developing, whether it is a wind farm or a major infrastructure system, and need environmental consultants with experts in a wide range of disiplines, contact ACCON UK. We offer foccused solutions to suit your individual requirements. Tel: 0118 971 0000 Fax: 0118 971 2272 Email: Unit B, Fronds Park, Frouds Lane, Aldermaston, Berkshire RG7 4LH


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Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning News

Solutions to happy, healthy homes ESS Ventilation is based in Bordon, Hampshire and cover London and South East. With a team of dedicated specialists in ventilation, condensation and mould.

Increase your attic insulation performance by up to 50% Downlight Covers have been developed to be fitted over downlights which are situated in ceilings, to loft/attic. Downlights are a weak point in the fight against heat loss.

Preferred installer of choice across London and the South East, we are renowned for our leading range of premium quality ventilation equipment, working with several major manufacturers.

This is due to several factors that include these weak areas were not insulated and the light fittings are not air-tight.

With over 15 years experience, our engineers are all qualified to BPEC standards in installations, commissioning and servicing of different ventilation units suitable for corporate and home usage.

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As an industry expert, ESS can suggest which ventilation systems are most suitable for individual applications. A properly ventilated house will not just keep the occupant happy, it will also help care for the building itself. A poor system will make a residence feel draughty or airless due to the moisture being retained and the inadequate air flow, which will in turn lead to dampness and a build-up of indoor air pollutants from household

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Doors & Windows News

1ST FOLDING SLIDING DOORS LTD Sliding Folding Doors are a national company, based in London offering the supply and or installation of specialist concertina style doors which open up a room in a way that traditional patio and French doors cannot achieve. Our staff have many years experience behind them and are proud to offer a personal service, handling the project from concept to completion. When choosing a new door, we have our own in house fitting teams to ensure the installation is carried out with the minimum disturbance. Alternatively, we can supply doors and you can arrange for the installation to be carried out yourselves. We can arrange a free site survey to offer advice on designs and will follow that up with a quotation with no obligation to yourselves. Our showroom is open Monday - Friday from 07.30 to 16.00 and Saturday’s from 07.30 to 12.30. For visits outside of these times please call for an appointment. For directions, please call or email. We have over 20 sets of doors on show from Sunflex, Aliplas, Schuco and Easislide.

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Landscaping, Renewable Energy & Drainage News Access all areas with Tubosider If you are specifying one of their most a stormwater system, innovatively-designed speak to Tubosider. drainage products yet. Tubosider are The development of committed to finding this new WRc-approved customers the most range was driven solely effective valueby a desire to make life engineered solution, easier for customers, designed specifically after Tubosider’s design to meet the site brief. team recognised its They are the leading potential in helping to UK manufacturer save time, costs and of corrugated steel reduce health and WRc’s Frank Moy with pipe for WRcsafety issues compared the accredited access approved stormwater to installing modular management and systems. chamber he approved attenuation tank systems, culverts and tunnels – including Fabricated from galvanised steel, the their WRc-certified Singlestore range, uniquely-designed access chamber and their patented Twinstore System. is able to be lifted entirely into an excavation. A lifting ring certified to the All Tubosider’s systems are designed required weight is secured by three by their expert team of problem solvers incorporated slinging points that are and made to order in their factory. Their part of the chamber design. The lifting approach of meeting challenges headring is designed to remain attached to on means they regularly design bespoke the chamber so that it can simply be systems and even new products to meet dropped into place, typically reducing their customer’s requirements. installation time to just an hour or two. It was this ‘customer first’ focus that lead them to develop their new range of access chambers, which rank as

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Renewable Energy Specialists ESP Energy Renewable Energy has become mainstream and affordable in recent years and should be considered for heating and lighting in new build and renovations projects in both commercial and domestic situations. Here at ESP energy, we work with clients in many sectors including construction, new home development, retail development, hotels and public building contracts. ESP energy are MCS accredited, ensuring that your project will be implemented to the highest standards. Our experience of over three hundred commercial installations has included the following – Heat Pumps, Solar Panels, Underfloor Heating, Biomass Boilers, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and District heating schemes. We have recently completed a 2.2MW scheme in the picturesque tourist attraction ‘Portmeirion’ in N Wales. This comprised of 1MW of biomass boiler and 1.2MW of oil boilers. A total of 27 properties have been linked together

Neo Environmental – The fastest growing environmental consultancies in the UK Neo Environmental is one of the fastest growing environmental consultancies in the UK and Ireland, with offices in Glasgow, Warwickshire, Belfast and Kildare (Republic of Ireland).

onto one district heating scheme with over 3.5 miles of underground pipework. These properties were running on either LPG, oil or electricity, and included the hotel and castle. This project tested our skill and ingenuity, as the village is spread over a 70m height difference from the castle at the top, to the hotel at the bottom, we encounter many areas of pure rock to dig through and as the buildings were of delicate ornate Italian architecture, gaining entry into for the pipework required great care. T +44 (0)1743 718003

Neo’s staff have completed environmental and technical assessments for over 50 residential developments in Scotland, England and Ireland, as well as for major road projects, retail developments, utilities, extraction sites (such as quarries), infrastructure and energy projects. With a number of offices now established, the company has extensive geographical coverage across the whole of the UK and Ireland. They have been commissioned to complete works for public sector organisations and on industry research projects with academic institutions. The team consists of experienced multi-disciplinary consultants, including EIA Project managers, landscape architects, ecologists, heritage and archaeological

consultants, environmental engineers, acousticians, hydrologists, geophysical surveyors, graphic designers and specialist technicians. Neo’s various environmental and technical consultants provides market leading expertise, which has resulted in an enviable track record in helping clients attain consent and discharging conditions. T +44 (0)141 773 6262

Bituchem returns to exhibit at Landscape Show 2016 The Bituchem Group, a UK specialist in attractive and innovative hard-landscaping solutions, is returning to exhibit at The Landscape Show at Battersea Park this September. The company, creators of Natratex and Colourtex, two materials which have been widely adopted in landscaping and development projects across the UK, will be exhibiting at the show with its team of specialists on hand to discuss the various landscaping solutions available. So far this year Bituchem’s flagship Natratex and Colourtex materials have been used to create new and exciting landscapes at Hertfordshire University and Butlins, as well as several primary schools, housing developments and local highways. Bituchem’s stand at the show will primarily demonstrate the versatility of the products, which can be used for all landscaping requirements, with tailored products available for heavy duty and sustainable drainage applications. Known for their aesthetic differences to black tarmac, Natratex and Colourtex offer a vibrant and exciting finish with the same durable qualities and performance as traditional asphalt. Both materials can be specified in a range of different colours, including buff, red, green, blue, grey and salmon to create a new landscape that

complements or contrasts with its surroundings. Natratex Cotswold has proved to be a particular favourite due to its attractive and stylish reflection of Cotswold Stone. The material has been used to create footpaths and small roadways that are surrounded by modern buildings using the light stone or a similar colour scheme. The material is created using naturallyoccurring aggregates bound with a specially formulated clear resin binder for complete compactness and long lasting finish.

Natratex Gravel is also popular amongst landscape architects as it too offers a natural stone coloured finish and offers the same qualities as the rest of the Natratex range, although uses a darker blend of colours to the Cotswold alternative. The material gives an effective illusion of gravel stones yet offers a surprisingly smooth finish that is resistant to cracks and potholes, thus making it a very safe product to use in school playgrounds, parks and other areas of the public realm.

Time Circles’ stones are wonderful natural stone garden features that take their design roots from ancient monuments all over the UK and mainland Europe. Our stones have many applications — from decorative garden stones bringing beauty and structure to gardens, to adding mystery and encouraging exploration in landscapes. They always look fantastic and will enhance any surroundings.

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The Bituchem Group, a UK specialist in attractive and innovative hard-landscaping solutions, is returning to exhibit at The Landscape Show at Battersea Park this September.

Known for their aesthetic differences to black tarmac, Bituchem’s Natratex and Colourtex offer a vibrant and exciting finish with the same durable qualities and performance as traditional asphalt. Both materials can be specified in a range of different colours, including buff, red, green, blue, grey and salmon to create a new landscape that complements or contrasts with its surroundings.

Colourtex, named for its vibrant variety of finishes, has been widely used in commercial applications that require a splash of colour. Often used to match the corporate colours of a building or to create highlighted areas in multiuse games areas (MUGA), Colourtex can significantly reduce the cost of the project by eliminating the need for surface or demarcation paints. Colourtex can also be used across the public realm to highlight safety or cyclist routes. The material uses the same clear resin binder technology as Natratex to maintain the durability of the surface. This also ensures that the vibrancy of the aggregates do not fade as a result of regular pedestrian or vehicular use.

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Last year, Bituchem expanded the uses of its products and launched a porous Natratex solution, which was introduced to the market at the Landscape Show last year. Designed to replicate the natural infiltration method of rainwater, Natratex Porous is a Sustainable Drainage Solutions (SuDS) and is best used in public areas where local flooding is a frequent issue. The material is laid on a porous receiving layer and allows rain water to permeate through the surface and find its way to a natural water course. This innovative method eliminates the need for conventional drainage systems, which have proved costly in comparison. Similarly, Bituchem has developed a Heavy Duty Natratex product which can be used in areas that see heavy vehicular use. The material is laid at a deeper thickness of 10mm for extra reinforcement so that the performance and longevity of the surface is not compromised. This particular material has been used on highways and through towns and cities and has recently been used in Redbridge as part of a resurfacing project throughout the town. The Bituchem team has developed its range of materials to offer unrivalled reliability and performance, which are just two of the many great benefits that the materials hold. Visit Bituchem at the show to find out more on how Natratex and Colourtex can be used to enhance landscaping projects. Further information is available from Bituchem on: +44 (0)1594 826768 or +44 (0)7584 311266, by emailing: or by visiting the company’s website at:

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Meet Dekster, the Coupling Man The Deks sales team was joined by an extra special staff member at IFAT, the world’s leading trade fair for water sewage waste and raw materials management. Taking pride of place on the company’s stand in Munich Germany was Dekster the Coupling Man, a three metre high sculpture created from the Deks new range of Band-Flex and Value-Flex couplings.

Buyers and distributors were curious to get a closer look of not just Dekster but also the new range of Deks couplings. All specified and manufactured to the high standard that Deks customers have come to expect. David Jones, Managing Director of Deks Europe says, “IFAT was the perfect platform for us to launch our new civils range to the worldwide market and we had a fantastic response.”

“Deks enjoys a worldwide reputation for manufacturing top quality rubber products backed up with exceptional customer service. In the UK and Europe we’re best known for our market leading Dektite range of flashings and Selkirk chimney products. “We have been looking at extending our core offer to Europe for some time and as Deks couplings are held in high regard elsewhere it made sense for us to follow suit. We’re delighted that industry expert Martin Hipkin has joined us to develop Deks’ presence in this sector.” For more information contact Deks Europe on: +44 (0)1275 858866 or email on:

Taking Glazing to a Whole New Level Based at the Telegraph Hill Industrial Estate in Minster, Architectural Vision Systems is an innovative manufacturer of high quality architectural and structural glazing systems. The business aims to remove the divides between outside and inside environments whilst ensuring that the comfort of modern living is not compromised, and this is made possible with its line of first-rate frameless sliding doors and slim line pivot doors & windows. The premium supplier has one simple vision: to ensure customers are able to see what they want; offering picturesque views as opposed to just simple windows and doors. The frameless doors and windows, therefore, are stylistically transparent to achieve a sophisticated and expensive look that will impress whilst slotting seamlessly into various types of commercial buildings and households. The sliding doors are made using glass for the purposes of longevity and stability and are further supported with double glazing and thermally broken aluminium profiles with PVCU insets. The system provides the smallest of vertical sight lines (measuring 20mm) whilst promising excellent thermal efficiency and daylight access for a brighter and airier living space that is highly desired and widely appreciated in modern architecture. Additional features include flexible doors which can slide either way, multi-point locking (for clean lines and security) and the option of opening corners, sliding into pockets and slot drainage. What’s more, the top and base of the doors have been purposefully designed for easy integration




Deks business development manager Martin Hipkin ably assisted by sales executive Josh Gregory built Dexter to showcase the versatility of just a few of the couplings from the vast Deks range available to demonstrate the fact that the products connect almost any pipe to any pipe up to four metre diameter.

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We at Powerwall Group specialise in a complete design and build service. Our designers and structural engineers work closely with the clients and come up with a designs that utilising the best building system to suit their project requirements. Light Gauge Steel & Passive Build will always be Powerwall preferred option. We can and will offer clients with other building systems such as: • TIMBER FRAME BUILDINGS • SIPS: STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS • ICF: INSULATED CONCRETE FORMWORK • TRADITIONAL BUILD: CONCRETE, BLOCK AND BRICK


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into the building fabric for a flush threshold and refined finish, and because there’s a whole host of configurations available, customers can personalise the product as they see fit. Founded out of the structural glazing market, Architectural Vision Systems has years of experience fulfilling intensive customer demands across the width and breadth of the UK. For all enquiries please contact the group today; basic and personalised quotes can be attained after specifying door/window dimensions and product preferences online, and friendly representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have over email or telephone. T +44 (0)1843 825573

Architectural Vision Systems is a company founded out of the structural glazing market, with the principles having worked on many complex projects in demanding situations. Having built many complex opening products ranging from 2,000kg opening glass rooflights to pivot opening glass facades it has become clear that there is a consistent demand. The requirement: remove the divides between outside and inside whilst maintaining the comfort of modern living. Our window and door systems realise this vision through experienced design, use of quality components and dedication to innovation with the elements that you don’t see to create less of what you do see.

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Supertouch – Celebrating 20 years in the PPE and workwear industry Entering into its 20th year Supertouch, the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Workwear specialist, is marking its birthday with the opening of a new head office at its distribution centre in Smethwick.

we feel we are well placed to take the business forward.” The National Distribution Centre (NDC), located in Rabone Park, Smethwick has over 60,000sq ft of distribution space, and employs over 75 members of staff. The site will become the official headquarter of Supertouch in October of this year.

Founded in 1996 by Parvez Akhtar and his family, the firm was originally based in Brentwood, Essex but made the strategic decision to relocate the entire business to the Midlands, to help support its continued growth and expansion.

Supertouch sells a complete range of PPE and Workwear from high-vis to flame-retardant clothing across a number of industries including: construction, pharmaceuticals, rail and manufacturing. Mr Akhtar still has an active role in the business as Chairman, together with his two sons who are part of the senior management team, led by Managing Director Sarah Bridge.

Commenting on the move and anniversary, Sarah Bridge, Managing Director at Supertouch said, “The opening of the new site in Smethwick is as much a celebration of our history as it is our future. PPE and workwear has changed over the last 20 years but the safety needs of our customer’s remains the same. As one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of PPE and Workwear in the UK, we’re proud of our rich heritage, our people and our new location in the Midlands.

Supertouch is now one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of PPE and Workwear in the UK, renowned for the quality of its products. The business has recently been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

“With such a rich industrial, scientific and cultural heritage here in the West Midlands, we are incredibly proud to call it our new home. Thanks to the impressive transport network that surrounds us and the continued investment in the area

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Supertouch, one of the largest suppliers of PPE and Workwear in the UK Established in 1996, Supertouch is now one of the largest suppliers of PPE and Workwear in the UK, renowned for the quality of its products. Headquartered in Smethwick, West Midlands the company employs over 75 people and has over 60,000sq ft. of distribution space, making it one of the UK’s largest stockholders of hand protection and workwear throughout the UK. The midlands-based distribution centre, makes delivery quick and efficient with next day delivery available. Product certification is performed on all products in the UK and is accredited at independent testing facilities. The business also has an in-house Quality Assurance team which is responsible for the audited ISO 9001 Quality Management System as well as strict quality audits on all products.

wide range of products to meet the needs of the construction sector. In addition to the standard product range, Supertouch also provide bespoke product development, and a printing and embroidery option to suit individual requirements.

From protective footwear to wet weather and outerwear to fall arrest equipment and respiratory protection Supertouch offers a

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Spa De La Mare celebrates 35 Years of innovation Whether you’ve set foot in a local day spa, or have considered installing spa facilities in your home or leisure establishment, you won’t fail to recognise the name Spa De La Mare. As industry leaders when it comes to spa pools and swim spas, Spa De La Mare is proud to celebrate 35 years leading the Swim Spa Industry. 2016 has seen our directors come together and utilise 70 years of combined industry experience to produce 5 new pools. Due to popular demand, Spa De La Mare applied particular focus on their revolutionary ‘Dual’ technology.

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each pool independently at different temperatures to ensure the ultimate in home hydrotherapy. The Cleopatra VII measures 7 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1.45 metres deep. Discover the all-new Cleopatra IV Dual Pool The pleasure and endurance of a jetted ‘Swimmer’ coupled with the sheer indulgence of a Coliseum Spa Pool. A hydrotherapy spa pool with a design that pays tribute to the great traditions of Roman architecture. Size range: 6-10 metres long, 2.5 metres wide, 1.45 metres deep

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Meet the all-new Cleopatra VII Dual Pool Technology meets design in this revolutionary Swim Spa. Spa De La Mare’s ‘Dual’ technology means that you can run

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Users create the forms they need to enable the simple and effective collection, recording and management of important information whilst on site. From a basic yes/no questionnaire or checklist, to a very complex site report or risk assessment, the individual forms store all records in one central system.

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One of the UK’s leading FCA compliance solutions providers For many firms, large or small, the burden of being Directly Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for their Consumer Credit activity is onerous, or in many cases simply does not fit with their business strategy. With ever changing and increasing Financial Services regulation this is very often the case for organisations where offering credit is secondary to their main business activity. IFAC provides a safe and simple way of you being Directly Authorised by the FCA. At IFAC Ltd, we are proud to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading FCA compliance solutions providers. Our accurate, efficient and unrivalled professional service takes the headache out of consumer credit license applications, and our on-going compliance services make sure that your business stays within the boundaries of the FCA’s regulations. Our services have been used by hundreds of businesses across the UK from a broad

Innovative and functional fashion takes a new form with GlowBeanie, stylish and comfortable coloured hats that are purposefully made to glow in the dark with a reflective thread. Tailored to your requirements they are great to assist in the hi-vis environment and can add a splash of colour to the usual fluorescent yellow, as well as keep you warm.

range of trades, including heating and plumbing, construction, retail, automotive, charities, housing associations, lenders and manufacturers. We take the hassle out of FCA compliance, leaving you free to do what you do best – run your business. IFAC has been trading for over 10 years growing from strength to strength. T +44 (0)1242 807010

Commercial Contract Administration Construction contracts have many participants, many variables and are usually run to a tight programme thus if the terms are not set up with clarity at the beginning and managed tightly throughout projects can often go off the rails with adverse consequences for everyone, including late or no payments, late handover, quality issues and costly dispute resolution procedures.

and the needs of their business at that time.

Melbury Construction Consultants Limited ‘Melbury’ understands the importance of good commercial contract management and has been providing advice to a wide range of clients (Developers, Employers, Contractors, sub-contractors and other specialists) for over 16 years.

Having agreed terms that are understood and applied will reduce risk and uncertainty and make it much more likely that the project will run smoothly and deliver all of its objectives for all of its participants.

Melbury seeks to work with clients as early as possible in the process in order to develop a strategy that uniquely suits them

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Melbury understands that solutions need to be proportionate and cost-effective so the agreed strategy will be consistent with this approach.

This experience can work for you too, why not give us a call on: +44 (0)845 604 8322? We are confident we can provide you with an expert service cost-effectively.

GlowBeanie design and create glow in the dark beanie hats and other accessories in wool and cotton from an extensive colour range. Each product is custom made to order – people really appreciate this personalised service, which makes them unique. We even provide team specials (sets of 10 identical glow beanies at a discounted price) which enable customers to save over 10% – these are perfect for companies, clubs, sports teams and hen and stag parties. We say if you are out training, on the school run, walking the dog, nipping to the shops, or just going from A to B, everyone needs a GlowBeanie

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Would you like to offer credit terms for your customers? We will get you authorised. IFA Compliance is a Consumer Credit solution provider. We assist our clients in overcoming the challenges of seeking FCA authorisation and keeping a watchful eye on their on-going regulatory requirements. We undertake the FCA Consumer Credit applications on behalf of the trades. We offer competitive rates & discounts are available.

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Setting the standards

Heron Way Consultants specialise in bespoke development finance and have strategic partnerships in place to help fund new building projects for both new and experienced property developers. We can arrange: ääDevelopment Finance ääBuilding Warranties ääBuy to Let and Commercial Mortgages ääBridge Loans ääUnsecured Loans ääInvoice Discounting ääAsset Finance.

Heron Way Consultants successfully exhibited at the North England Build Show in April 2016 at Manchester Central. We were proud and surprised to be the only company offering finance to build properties. Maybe this highlights the amount of interest that the banks are showing in this sector!

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From the Stormking brand, the UK’s Largest GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) Manufacturer, comes Tempest’s new, advanced range of GRP Door Canopies. Developed to cater to the needs of the social housing, Local Authority and Housing Association market for refurbishment and new build developments, the canopies can totally transform the front elevation of a building, allowing for architectural self-expression and regeneration of any street view. These sought after products come in variety of styles and finishes from GRP flat top, apex or mono pitch reproduction tiled effect, and contemporary design polycarbonate Tempest Clearlight canopies. Each is supplied with complete fixing instructions for a quick and easy installation and are virtually maintenance free.


GET THE TEMPEST LOOK The Tempest range of canopies has been designed to cater to the needs of local authorities and housing associations, for both new build and refurbishment projects, these canopies allow architectural self-expression and can totally transform the front elevation of one building or an entire street scene.

The Clearlight canopy is manufactured in six standard sizes, in two styles and consists of a robust external quality steel frame in powder coated silver. To give you the complete contemporary look, it is supplied with a high quality clear UV stable protected 8mm polycarbonate roof. The Mono Pitched Reproduction Tiled Effect Canopy is a mono pitch, lean-to style GRP door canopy with reproduction plain tile roof, GRP lead effect flashing/ fixing upstand, GRP White moulded side cheeks, fascia and soffit. Available in 3 tile colours – terracotta, natural brown and slate grey, the canopy is supplied with a

pair of recplas gallows brackets and fixing kits to suit. Also available in 3 tile colours is the Apex reproduction plain tiled effect door canopies, with GRP white moulded fascia and soffit and which can be supplied with either a decorative spoke feature or an attractive open style with internal feature panel. Both supplied with a pair of recplas gallows brackets and fixing kits to suit. If you’re looking flat a flat canopy, Tempest provide the Flat top internal fix contemporary style GRP door canopy, the Flat Top Decorative Kneelers Door Canopy or the Door Head FLAT TOP Style and Pillasters Surround. All are equipped with reproduction lead roof, GRP lead effect flashing/fixing upstand, all internal framework, internal mild steel fixing brackets, white GRP moulded fascia and soffit. Made in the UK, all products are certified by the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001 Management Systems and meet the NHBC Technical Standards. To discuss your project requirements in more detail or place your order, call now on: +44 (0)1827 311100 or email: to arrange a call from one of our specialist advisors. Alternatively, visit the website at: to view the range of canopies for all your requirements including new build and refurbishment projects.

Made in the UK, all products are certified by the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001 Management Systems and meet the NHBC Technical Standards. Why use Tempest and Tempest door canopies: Made in the United Kingdom ISO 14001 Environmental ISO 9001 Management Systems Light weight, easy to install, and virtually maintenance free Includes all fixings and instructions Meets NHBC Technical Standards 0.71 Eco-points per ton Sustainability – We only purchase responsibly sourced timber from suppliers registered to a recognised FSC/PEFC scheme

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Mezzanine Floor Engineering was established in 1985. We have seen a considerable growth over the years and evolved it to a highly competitive storage solution provider within the industry. We are registered under the Construction Industry tax scheme CIS and comply to all relevant British Standards. Mezzanine Floor Engineering specialises in the design,supply and installation of Structural Mezzanine Floors, Partitioning, Storage Racking and Suspended Ceilings. We offer an extensive range of high quality cost-effective storage systems to give you a multitude of design options and provide the best utilisation of your space.

01206 760111

Specialists in Water Storage Tanks Drayton Tanks produces one of the largest ranges of (GRP) Glass Reinforced Plastic water tanks for both hot and cold water storage as well as chemical and other solutions. We supply and deliver to the whole of the UK.

Contact: 0871 288 4213 Email:

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We specialise in training of the NVQ 2356 and NVQ 2357 which will enable you to apply for your JIB grading (Gold Card). Available throughout the UK.

4’ x 4’ (approx) – £1.40 8’ x 4.5’ (approx) – £2.25 12’ x 8’ (approx) – £4.50 12’ x 11’ (approx) – £7.00 Large amounts of 6’ x 4’ off cuts – £1.25 Plus carriage and VAT

NTS provide solutions to all of your traffic management issues with a round the clock availability and provide a wide range of products and services to benefit you when it’s needed the most.

Unit 8 Copenhagen Road Hull HU7 0XQ Phone/Fax: 01482 226 265 Email: |

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