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You can now buy Skyline online

Did you know you can now buy Skyline Aluminium Fascia & Soffit on the Rainclear website www.rainclear.co.uk?

Rainclear are known as the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems and continue to add to the ranges they offer on their ecommerce website where you can pay securely with PayPal or credit card. In addition to the unrivalled range of metal rainwater systems in cast iron, aluminium, Galvanised Steel, Copper and Zinc you’d expect to find on their site, you will also find cast iron soil pipes, roof drainage products, water butts and rainwater diverters, capping and coping solutions.

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Record year for Mobile Mini

Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has reported record results for its UK business.

Mobile Mini’s turnover reached £66.6 million during the 12 months to December 2017, an 11.3 per cent increase on the previous year.

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New Safetrak for faster equipment inspections

With Brady's new Safetrak, time consuming paper based equipment inspections can become a lot faster. Planning, inspecting and reporting can be streamlined, customised and largely automated in the Safetrak app to save time.

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Top tips to improve your Construction lock-out tag-out programme

Having a lock-out tag-out programme is extremely important in all construction trade companies, in order to ensure that dangerous machines are properly shut off once work is complete. The procedure is also used to ensure that machines are unable to restart prior to the completion of work. To keep this procedure as up to date and therefore as safety conscious as possible, there are some tips to consider: 

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Deans Farm demolition by Mick George

A former agricultural site known as Deans Farm in Leighton Buzzard is set for major redevelopment, transforming the existing landscape in to a £3.6m commercial premises.

Construction experts Mick George Ltd on behalf of Parkway Construction (MK) Ltd will shortly commence Demolition of the existing office / store buildings and two bungalows, making way for an impressive warehouse, loading bay, sorting shed, service-yard, office and vehicle-parking facility, on this 1.79-hectare site off of the A505.

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Addagrip STARPATH - lighting the way

Introducing Addagrip STARPATH – our innovative light-emitting resin bound surfacing incorporating the latest photoluminescent technology.

Addagrip STARPATH transforms our resin bound surfacing systems Addaset, Addabound, Terrabound and Terrabase Rustic into light responsive, sustainable pathways. By harnessing UV energy during the day, the surface includes charged composite granules which emit ambient lighting for up to 10 hours during the night.

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St. George brought to the ground

The popular St. Georges Retail Park on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre is currently undergoing construction works to enable the installation of three new units, extending the site to 189,095sq. ft and 14 separate retailers.

Planning permission for the scheme was initially granted back in 2015, with the project originally scheduled for opening in Autumn 2017, but after some delays, the development is now underway.

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Safe and compliant temporary works

Brady Corporation's new Temporary Works Tag enables companies to increase compliance and workplace safety by communicating vital information on the temporary works where it can be seen by all workers.

Increase compliance

Complying with the British Standard 5975:2008 for temporary works becomes easier with the Temporary Works Tag. On the tag's removable insert, inspectors can place the date and time of their inspection, along with their signature and the company they work for. The insert also includes information on who erected the temporary works, when it was erected, who is coordinating it, and what the maximum load is of the temporary works.

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Construction’s finest prepare to be honoured at National Site Awards

The very best performing construction sites registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme are getting ready for the prestigious 2018 National Site Awards in April. 

The National Site Awards recognise those registered sites that have shown the highest levels of consideration towards the public, the workforce and the environment. 

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Free advice to redress balance of power from construction giants

UK commercial law firm, Al Bawardi Critchlow, today launched a range of legal services specifically designed to enable smaller contractors and subcontractors in the construction sector to negotiate fairer contract terms with their larger employers. These services include free-of-charge, half-day workshops to educate subcontractors in the clauses commonly included in construction giants’ contracts, which could – if enforced – impact their cash flow, endanger their business operations, or even threaten their solvency. 

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250 workers protected during work on Bond Street station

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has won a contract to supply its prestigious alarm system during work on Bond Street tube station. 

Bull’s Cygnus Wireless Alarm System replaced a previously installed system that couldn’t deliver what the contractors required for the project – a high-connectivity alarm system with a powerful radio frequency which was strong enough to work underground. The previous system took two minutes to send an alert to the panel from alarms situated underground at platform level. Once installed in place of the old system, the Cygnus System received an alert instantaneously when an alarm was raised.

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