Industry News

Mind the Gap!

tackling industry age gap is key for hire industry Attracting the younger generation to careers in the tool, plant and equipment hire sector is the biggest challenge to businesses in the short to medium term says Hire Association Europe (HAE).

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The future of wood-burning - TODAY

The SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) recently used the services of a research company, Kiwa Gastec whose report shows that modern clean burning Ecodesign stoves, including those in the Charlton & Jenrick range, can reduce particulate emissions by up to 90% compared to an open fire, and 80-84% compared to an old stove.

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Industry Welcomes New Japanese Knotweed Code of Practice

The UK trade body dedicated to the UK Invasive species industry INNSA (Invasive Non-native Specialists Association) has launched a new Code of Practice for managing Japanese Knotweed, which has been welcomed by national remediation specialists

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Customer care is king for kitchen installers

Customer satisfaction and care, rather than ease of work and time spent on the job, are top priority for kitchen installers according to the latest research from kitchen and bathroom worktop manufacturer, Maxtop Quartz Ltd.

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Bond Bryan shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year and Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Bond Bryan are delighted to be shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Education Estates Awards. These awards focus attentionon some of the most important issues within the Education sector and recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects – sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results.

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Sika Liquid Plastics appoints new product manager, Gavin White

Preston based Sika Liquid Plastics – a leading manufacturer of high performance liquid roofing membrane technology - has strengthened its team following the appointment of Gavin White as Product Manager.

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UVEX SAFETY (UK) LTD Partners with North American Safety Innovator HexArmor to Expand PPE Offerings in the UK

Following the announcement in October 2016 that the uvex safety group had acquired a substantial interest in HexArmor enabling its re-entry into the North American safety market, uvex and HexArmor are pleased to announce their partnership in the United Kingdom.

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Leicester Based WorkStuff UK Launch Brand New Website

WorkStuff UK, a leading supplier of high quality workwear and personal protection equipment for over 20 years, have just launched their brand new website to meet the growing needs of their customers.

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Irwin Tools says thanks to tradespeople up & down the country

IRWIN® Tools, a leading manufacturer in hand tools and power tools accessories, is celebrating the UK and Ireland’s trade professionals with the return of its National Trade Appreciation Day.

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Snickers LITEWork Working Clothes for Summer

The innovative new fabric in these working clothes makes them a must for the summer months.

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Helifix dixie micro-piles support award winning Chelsea Garden

Best Show Garden at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show was awarded to the M&G Garden, for which Helifix supplied some unseen, but critical, components.

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Ibstock offers one lucky builder the trip of a lifetime

Builders are being offered the chance to win a trip of a lifetime worth £2,000 as part of a nationwide competition from Ibstock to celebrate the upcoming launch of two new bricks to its Tradesman range.

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Wolfcraft Scoops top German Award

Proud to distribute award-winning German tool brand as wolfcraft scoops top gong. Available in the UK through Hyde, tool manufacturer wolfcraft has won the prestigious German Brand Award 2017.

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Bostik becomes official partner of Tour de France

Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years.

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Trade body awards celebrate top flight acoustic performance

The skills and ingenuity of UK-based acoustic professionals working on national and international projects across a variety of environments were celebrated at a trade body awards.

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VEKA reservist soldier celebrates Reserves Day with Certificate of Commendation

Mark Schofield, a VEKA employee who also serves in the Army Reserve has been commended for his Distinguished Service as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.

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Polypipe embarks on exciting three-year partnership with Help for Heroes

Polypipe has confirmed a three-year partnership with Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes, which will see the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic piping, rainwater systems, and underfloor heating help raise funds to support those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

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Builders at Risk Due to Lack of Health and Safety Knowledge

 A new survey released today to mark Health and Safety Week (19-23 June) has revealed that 16% of builders have had an accident at work, putting themselves at risk of serious injury and missed earnings due to a lack of health and safety knowledge when on site.

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Tried, tested & trusted

Low maintenance building products manufacturer, Kalsi Group is offering customers and specifiers peace of mind with the testing and assessment of its products, securing British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification and Kitemarks across its ranges.

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BASF launches new generation of eco-friendly spray foam insulation

In a wide range of projects – new buildings, restorations, and interior finish – there will be a big demand for progressive and sustainable products.

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W30 – the slimmest steel windows complying to current Part L building regulations

Designed for energy efficiency, W30 steel windows from Steel Window Association members are the slimmest steel options currently on the market which comply to current Part L building regulations.

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Aggregate Industries Extends Lafarge Packed Cement Offering

Aggregate Industries has extended its packed products offering with the introduction of six new products to the Lafarge Cement range.

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Era has security sussed with top detective, Jacqui Hames

Home security expert ERA has partnered up with former Crimewatch presenter and law enforcement expert, Jacqui Hames in a bid to promote safer living and security standards amongst homeowners nationwide.

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