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Marano® – handrailing made easy

Paul Smith, Head of Marketing at F.H. Brundle, explains the many benefits of Marano aluminium handrailing. Glass panel railings are a lucrative growth area for thousands of tradespeople around the country – or at least they should be. The love of sleek, elegant barriers that let in natural light and make the most of scenic […]Read More

Why You Should Renovate Your Garden With PVCu Fencing

Have you ever seen those sleek, modern, aesthetically pleasing vinyl fences on people’s properties? Have you looked at your neighbours gates with envy, wondering how to get the same look in your own garden? Well, it’s probably PVCu fencing. If you’ve been looking to spruce up your outdoor area with some style, PVCu fencing could […]Read More

Heras CEO confirms new UK plan is already delivering results

The Chief Executive Officer of Heras – Europe’s leading end-to-end supplier of permanent and mobile perimeter protection solutions – has spoken of the company’s sales upturn and its ambitions for its UK division following the introduction of a new structure and a simplification of its product portfolio. On a visit to the UK’s head office […]Read More

WPA appoints BM Certification to provide quality assurance audits for

The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has appointed BM Certification to expand provision of its WPA Benchmark quality scheme for treated wood in the EU region. The move follows significant interest in the third-party accreditation of wood treating plant to comply with changing supply chain requirements in the UK. Members of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) […]Read More

STANDARDS SHOULD NEVER DICTATE AUTOMATED GATE SAFETY

Irish case resulting in €8m settlement underpins importance of risk assessment and non-contact safety March 2022: The recent reports of a woman being awarded €8m who suffered brain damage after being trapped in an automatic gate at her workplace is another reminder of the price to be paid for an unsafe gate. For the woman […]Read More

Could UK Storm Season See a Flood of Japanese Knotweed

Days after wreaking havoc across the UK, it’s feared that widespread, severe flooding from our trio of named storms might have greater consequences than first predicted. Storms Dudley, Eunice, and Franklin, which wreaked havoc across the British Isles last week, have continued to spur flooding events that may have long-term consequences as an unintentional spreader […]Read More

RICS refines UK Japanese knotweed guidance

RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) has announced new guidance on the assessment of Japanese knotweed on residential property, which will supersede document IP27 and be implemented in March 2022. The new guidance has moved away from the risk categories 1-4, which was based on the distance of the Knotweed from the property. The new […]Read More

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