Fencing News Blog

DHF RECEIVES ASSURED ADVICE ON GARAGE DOOR SAFETY

For many years, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has been advising the garage door industry on the interpretation of the standards for garage door safety and the legislation surrounding their use. A key part of the safety message, relating to the use of ‘hold-torun’ controls, has proved to be controversial, with some manufacturers and installers […]Read More

MAKITA LAUNCHES NEW TWIN 18V BRUSHLESS DISC CUTTER

Suitable for dry and wet cutting, the Twin 18V DCE090 Brushless Disc Cutter is Makita’s latest addition to its world renowned LXT range. Powerful, compact and packed with safety features, this new construction tool is ideal for heavy-duty applications. The new cordless DCE090 Brushless Disc Cutter features a powerful 36V brushless motor with a no-load […]Read More

COVID HEROES GRIPPLE RECOGNISED BY ROYALTY

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has recognised Gripple as a UK Business Hero for its efforts to brighten and counter the bad effects of the pandemic on local and business communities – and HRH The Countess of Wessex approves! Sheffield Chamber of Commerce chose Gripple from the city companies nominated and 19 were forwarded […]Read More

GROUND CONTROL NAMED AS ONE OF THE UK’S BEST SMES

Ground Control has been identified as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020. The report recognises the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized businesses, highlighting the regional and sector diversity of the UK’s SMEs and the entrepreneurial spirit shown by these companies. To be featured in the […]Read More

UP THE GARDEN PATH

Louise Tomlin takes a look at planting spring bulbs and encouraging the gardeners of the future… I hope you are all doing okay as things continue to be difficult for everyone? At least there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon, all I’m going to say is my fingers are firmly crossed. I’ve been looking […]Read More

FATHER-OF-FOUR HELPED BY BAND OF BUILDERS

A father-of-four suffering from a rare neurological disorder has regained his independence thanks to a group of tradesmen and women from national charity Band of Builders. Chris Joy, 42, was left struggling to get in and out of his home without help after he was diagnosed with rare degenerative neurological condition Cerebellar Ataxia. The condition, […]Read More

DECKING DRAINAGE GOES WITH THE FLOW

Interest in landscaping has grown significantly over the course of 2020, reflected in a report from Aviva earlier this year that found that 52 per cent of home improvement projects during the first lockdown period focused on the garden. Hardly a surprise given that most of us have been spending far more time at home. […]Read More

EXPANSION FOR BSW

The BSW Group has recently acquired timber harvesting firm Dick Brothers Forestry Ltd. Established over 25 years ago and headquartered in the Scottish Borders, the business boasts state-of-the-art forestry equipment and market leading capabilities to harvest some of the largest and most complex forests in the UK. Davy Dick, Managing Director of Dick Brothers, said: […]Read More

STUMPBUSTERS HIT 500 TRUSTPILOT MILESTONE

Stumpbusters has reached 500 reviews on review site Trustpilot with a 96% ‘Excellent’ rating. The company which was founded in 1991 has over 41 franchised territories, run by 20+ franchisees, and forms part of Darren Taylor’s ‘Taylor Made Franchising’ group. Taylor himself was a Stumpbusters franchisee for many years before buying the business in 2013. […]Read More

FACT SECURES FUNDING FOR THE BLUE FISS CSCS CARD

Fencing & Construction Training Ltd (FaCT) has secured new funding to support people to gain the blue FISS CSCS card for skilled installers. The programme includes the Level 2 Diploma in Fencing and a package of additional training including the HS training and testing needed for the blue FISS CSCS card, plus CAT & Genny; […]Read More