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Five benefits of using water bowsers on site

2SlBjAFPortable water tanks are the perfect solution for managing on-site water requirements. With Garic's broad selection of water storage solutions, you can efficiently and conveniently store water on-site. Static or mobile, Garic has the ideal solution to fulfil the specific needs of your site. Here are five key benefits of using water bowsers on-site:

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NASC improves its open and transparent membership application process

nasclogoNASC, the premier scaffolding and access industry body, that sets scaffolding and access standards. Has today announced its new application process allowing prospective members who meet the standards of membership to join within four weeks. Previously the process could take between four weeks and 12 weeks to complete.

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Finding your home's sweet spot temperature

pMkE8DnHomeowners and tenants alike constantly struggle to find the right indoor temperature. Given the varying weather, the needs and preferences of individual tenants, and the diverse thermal properties of various dwelling constructions, creating a comfortable indoor climate is challenging. It is possible to determine the sweet spot temperature for your home, a level of thermal comfort that is both energy-efficient and palatable to most household members, by taking into account various factors and depending on actual data.

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Free training hits new heights from leading body

David Brown e1696865826101NASC is on target to have given over £120k in 12 months to support scaffolding and access businesses train their staff. With a further £180k available to businesses if they apply before November 2024!

The training pot was secured by and is the vision of NASC President, David Brown in an attempt to boost recruitment and plug the labour shortages rife within the scaffolding sector and wider construction industry.

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Industry leaders and innovators celebrated at 2023 Offsite Awards

Offsite Awards 2023 all WinnersBringing together the best of the best businesses and leaders at the forefront of offsite construction, the 2023 Offsite Awards shines a light on the ideas, innovations and products driving offsite and MMC technology further than ever before.

A year of progress and change, 2023 has seen offsite construction make impressive leaps forward in technology, engineering and design. With more focus on better performance, streamlined manufacturing and the delivery of safer, greener structures, offsite is helping to advance a better, more sustainable UK construction landscape.

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Lanes is on the road to the Highways Awards

Lanes CleverScan highways Apr 2023 MED 002Drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group plc has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Highways Awards 2023.

It has been recognised in a joint submission with supplier WinCan for its innovative use of highways drainage inspection systems.

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Building Safety Act: What you need to know ahead of 1st October

Minett0008From 1st October 2023 a number of new regulations will come into force under the Building Safety Act 2022, and they don't only affect high-risk buildings. Alex Minett, Head of Global New Markets at CHAS highlights some of the key changes.

The Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023 covers a series of new reforms. However, while these reforms might seem more heavily weighted towards ensuring the safety of higher-risk buildings (HRBs), the new regime introduces fresh terminology, roles, responsibilities and other criteria that are important to understand for all projects that fall under building regulations.

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ASFP to exhibit at UK Construction Week Birmingham

PR 294 UKCWT600 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading trade association for passive fire protection, will be exhibiting on stand T600 at UK Construction Week (UKCW) at the Birmingham NEC on the 3 - 5 October.

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GSHPA expresses concern over the phase-out of fossil fuel boilers

Picture 1Ken Gordon, CEO of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) wishes to express our deep concern on behalf of our members regarding the delay to the phasing-out of fossil fuel boilers. This decision poses significant challenges to the UK’s 2050 climate targets and the growing but fragile heat pump industry.

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National Eye Health Week: Understanding the role of the dispensing optician

uvex prescription eyewearTo coincide with National Eye Health Week which takes place from 18th - 24th September 2023, Clair Weston marketing manager at uvex, takes a look at the essential role of dispensing opticians in ensuring workers get the right prescription safety glasses.

Dispensing Opticians (DOs) play a key role in ensuring workers have access to prescription eyewear that delivers optimal protection and comfort. At uvex, we partner with high-quality opticians all over the country to provide customers with perfect prescription PPE.

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Outreach - Construction International - Think sustainable. Think solar

c4AzjaOIn an era where sustainability has become a pressing global concern, innovative solutions are constantly emerging to address environmental challenges. Garic has developed eco-friendly versions of its ever-popular welfare vans and units.

By doing so, they provide a practical solution to promote green practices on-site. By integrating solar power into their welfare facilities, Garic can unlock a range of benefits for the environment and the people who rely on these facilities.

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