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Crusader Vans to Showcase Fleet Solutions for the Fencing Industry

Crusader Vehicles Ltd, a well-respected family-owned Van Leasing Company with 20 years of industry expertise, is set to make an appearance at Fencex 2023. The event is scheduled for October 11th, 2023, and will be hosted in Hall 1 at the Stoneleigh Exhibition Park. With a steadfast mission to make vehicle acquisition hassle-free, Crusader Vans […]Read More

The growing demand for tradeswomen

The trade and construction industry has traditionally been predominantly male but according to a report by My Local Toolbox, a company which matches homeowners with tradespeople, things are about to change. My Local Toolbox analyzed online search trends, official government data and conducted their own research to discover if there is a growing trend to […]Read More

Heras makes Sharpe appointment

Heras – Europe’s leading end-to-end supplier of permanent and mobile perimeter protection solutions – has made another key strategic appointment as it continues to expand its team and build for growth. The Doncaster-based company, which is the only UK perimeter protection specialist with a full product portfolio and nationwide coverage, has appointed Jason Sharpe as […]Read More

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