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The first rule of Trade Club...

Historically, a Mick George ‘Credit Account’ meant that savings and credit terms could be achieved on the business’s core services, most notably Skip Hire, Concrete and Aggregate orders, as well as Commercial Waste and Contracting services. 

But that is all about to change, with tradesmen’ up and down the country set to benefit.

Having launched its online platform last year, originally permitting tradesmen’ to order materials at convenience without the need for interrupting there working-day, the business has dramatically improved the offering, appealing to a much wider trade audience.

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Top five reasons to consider wireless fire alarms

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has protected some of the largest construction projects across the UK including Big Ben, Elephant Park, and Embassy Gardens, thanks to its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System.

A major innovation in wireless emergency fire, first aid, and intruder alarms, the Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has raised the bar in the industry, and is the most successful and adaptable temporary alarm system for use in the construction industry. 

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Riverside Inverclyde to co-host LinkedIn learning session

Riverside Inverclyde (ri) is delighted to announce the co-hosting of a LinkedIn learning session with UK specialists - LinkedIn Success Systems. 

The session will take place on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at the iconic Custom House in Greenock.  The event is free to attend and open to all individuals and businesses across the West Coast of Scotland. 

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Changes to MCS guidelines - top tips for ground source heat pump installers

In order to be eligible to claim for quarterly payments from the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, ground source heat pump installations must be compliant with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). The MCS is an independent scheme designed to evaluate heat pump systems and installers against robust criteria, providing greater protection for consumers.

At the end of October 2017 the MCS standard MIS3005 ‘Requirements for MCS Contractors undertaking the Supply, Design, Installation, Set to Work, Commissioning and Handover of Microgeneration Heat Pump Systems’ was updated.

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Alumasc bring deck deflections back to tolerance quickly and effectively

Alumasc Roofing SystemsMonoscreed is a fast-curing, solvent and isocyanate-free PMMA-based compound screed that can be cold applied to concrete decks (3mm - 50mm) to reduce deck deflection/back-falls and bring deck levels back to tolerance - i.e. zero falls. 

FAST CURE TIME

Unaffected by ambient temperatures, the system is rainproof within 15 minutes of being applied and will fully cure in circa 45 minutes, thus offering significant programme benefits when compared with more traditional screeds.

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Peacock Engineering awarded major schools contract

Peacock Engineering has won a contract with Carillion to provide an asset management solution for their Irish schools Bundle 5 PPP contract. 

As part of the 27 year concession, Carillion will deliver the support services to five schools and an institute of further education across Meath, Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford.  To help them to effectively manage the assets during this period, they will be using an IBM Maximo system provided by Peacock Engineering. 

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How much are delays costing the UK construction industry in 2017?

In the United Kingdom, the IHS Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Purchasing Managers Index measures the performance of the construction sector and is derived from a survey of 170 construction companies.In August 2017, the index dropped to a one year low of 15.1 down from 15.9 the previous month and well off the expected 52 that was forecast.

A significant drop in commercial work created the drop in the index but this was offset by a rise in house building.

There are graphs and statistics to back this up on this page.

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School awarded for achieving Secured by Design crime prevention standards

A primary school development in Kilmarnock, Scotland, which brings together two schools on a new site, has been recognised for achieving high standards of security in its layout and landscaping as well as its physical security.

Secured by Design (SBD) trained Designing Out Crime Officers worked with architects Keppie Design (Glasgow), and Morrison Construction, a leading Scottish contractor, from the initial planning stage through to final construction to incorporate many proven crime prevention techniques into the £12.4million Whatriggs Primary School campus.

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Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year shines at Skills Show

Outstanding talent from the next generation of painting and decorating professionals was on display at the recent Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Competition. 

The prestigious competition, held at Birmingham’s NEC as part of the national Skills Show, showcased the skills excellence of eight regional finalists vying for the title as well as promoting careers in the industry to more than 80,000 young people who visited the three-day event from November 16-18. 

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Bull Products protects world’s most famous clock, Big Ben

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has won a major contract to supply its renowned Cygnus alarm systems during the £61 million restoration of Big Ben. 

Having already supplied more than 30 of its Cygnus alarm systems, more alarms are to be installed next year. The temporary alarm systems will be installed around and outside of the 96-metre-tall building, and will ensure the building is protected against intruders, whilst protecting workers on site over the next four years. 

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Glasgow gears up for Scotland Build Expo

Scotland Build Expo 2017 opens its doors to the construction and design industry next week. Scotland's biggest construction show is taking place at the SEC Glasgow on 22nd and 23rd Nov.

You can register for free today - tickets are still available online at  www.scotlandbuildexpo.com.

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