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SOMERSET TIMBER COMPANY GOES GREENER WITH SUPPORT FROM HSBC UK

Frome timber supplier AJ Charlton & Sons has invested in green energy with a 350 KWp solar panel system funded by a six-figure funding package from HSBC Equipment Finance (UK) Ltd. The new ‘Solar PV System’ will generate around 35 per cent of the business’s energy each day, with predicted future cost savings in excess […]Read More

GOING BEYOND GROUND FORCE

WHY ALUMINIUM MAKES FOR OUTSTANDING TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY DECKING Like fences, decking is one of those products that people immediately associate with timber. But increasingly, decking is being made from a variety of more modern high- performance materials – including aluminium. Paul Smith, Head of Marketing at F.H. Brundle, makes the case for aluminium decking, including his […]Read More

BIRKDALE TO SHOWCASE DURAPOST® AND ELLUMIÈRE AT GLEE

From the 14th to the 16th of September, Birkdale will be showcasing two of its innovative garden landscaping products at Glee 2021; its Ellumière garden lighting and the DuraPost® galvanised steel fence post system. Attendees can try out the DuraPost® system using an interactive display as well as enter a prize draw to win an […]Read More

GALVANISED STEEL: THE MODERN FENCEPOST SOLUTION

It’s always been crucial to select exterior products that offer long-term durability, but especially now, given extreme seasonal weather events are increasingly common. Here John Abernethie, Managing Director at Birkdale explains why galvanised steel fence post systems provide the ideal solution for landscaping and fencing professionals.   The impact of climate change is making itself increasingly evident across […]Read More

GATE SAFE ANNOUNCES FISS/CSCS CARD

August 2021: Gate Safe, the charity which has led the campaign for improved automated gate and barrier safety since 2010, has joined forces with the Fencing Industry Skills Scheme (FISS) and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) to enable Gate Safe accredited installers to access the FISS/CSCS Blue Skilled Installer card. Gate Safe installers who […]Read More

THORNDOWN ADDS MORE COLOUR TO GLEE

The ‘pandemic year’ saw specialist eco paint manufacturer Thorndown, continue to develop their business further, delivering to UK customers nationwide and to Europe. As Brexit dawned Thorndown began exporting to Europe where their wood paint has been very well received. Navigating new and complex trading regulations and export paperwork, pallet loads of paint have been […]Read More

GROWING DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC FENCING

With increased demand for electric fencing systems, Mark Oliver, UK Sales Manager from Gallagher believes the future is bright for partnerships between fencing contractors and quality system suppliers. “We are seeing a significant uplift in the demand for well-designed and robust fencing solutions from all sectors of the market,” he comments. In the agricultural sector, […]Read More

Small but Mi-T

Jacksons Fencing launches brand new T-shaped steel posts for timber fence panels. Fencing and security solutions manufacturer Jacksons Fencing has responded to industry demand and expanded its range of premium quality products by launching a brand new metal post product, Mi-T. These new posts reflect emerging market trends and offer a sustainable alternative to tackle […]Read More

BIRKDALE BRINGS BRANDS TOGETHER

As the company approaches its 40th anniversary in 2022, Birkdale has announced a branding refresh across its product ranges. By identifying its series of sub-brands as ‘By Birkdale,’ it will enable the company to clearly present its comprehensive suite of fencing solutions to the market.  Founded as a family-run fencing contractor in 1982, Birkdale has […]Read More

Plant and machinery theft continues to rise – a year

With SMEs most at risk according to industry experts While the UK construction sector has been one of lesser impacted industries in the pandemic, it is being hit by another ever-growing malaise – theft of plant machinery is at an all-time high according to new research. Since shocking statistics revealed that plant and tool theft […]Read More