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Canopies, coping & cills from Rainclear Systems

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater, roofline and drainage solutions is now also offering contemporary Aluminium Canopies, Wall Coping and Windowsills on its website in 26 Standard RAL colours. 

To celebrate, we are giving one lucky winner an Anthracite Grey 1000mm Kensington Canopy. Just send us your esig (with your contact details) in April to be entered into the draw.

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Constructionarium's net zero agenda continues

Constructionarium, a not-for-profit organisation which traditionally provides experiential learning to students studying built environment courses, took the opportunity at the start of the pandemic to launch its NetZero activities. This was through the launch of its Lexicon, published on its website www.constructionarium.uk – listing a collection of activities that are being undertaken by organisations throughout the UK, alongside developing and delivering bespoke corporate webinars. The webinars are delivered as corporate programmes for executives and senior leaders across contracting and consulting organisations and are focused on upskilling delegates on the complex subject of climate change. They can be delivered as a one-off session or linked to corporate strategy and policy as a programme of activities.

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Yorkshire brickmaker’s award highlights fight against slavery

0n7989A leading Yorkshire brickmaker has been honoured for its high ethical standards - as the brick industry fights back against the widespread use of child labour and slavery in South East Asia.

The Easingwold-based York Handmade Brick Company, the largest independent brickmaker in the north of England, has been awarded the brand-new Brickmakers Quality Charter to underline its moral standards and green credentials.

The award comes from the Brick Development Association, the trade association for the UK’s brick industry.

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ASFP appoints new CEO

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Davies as its new Chief Executive Officer. Having joined the Association on 1 March, Steve will officially take the reins at the ASFP’s AGM on 28 April, when outgoing CEO Niall Rowan will stand down. 

A Chartered Mechanical Engineer “by trade”, Steve brings a wealth of experience in senior leadership, as well as technical and operational capability from a range of industry sectors. He is a skilled trade association CEO with a strong track record of advancing and growing the reach and profile of such organisations, as well as developing and improving member support and services. 

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Scotframe expands its self-build operation

Leading timber frame specialist Scotframe - with a presence in Inverurie, Dundee and Cumbernauld - has demonstrated its confidence in the growing numbers who plan to build their own homes, with the creation of a dedicated self-build division supported by state-of-the-art showroom facilities.

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Revolutionary Hinowa TeleCrawler 13 gets first UK buyer

Access Platform Sales has supplied the first groundbreaking Hinowa TeleCrawler 13 in the UK to access rental company Elavation.

The Hinowa TeleCrawler 13 is the first tracked spider platform in the world to have all-electric drive.

Access Platform Sales (APS), Hinowa's UK and Ireland authorised distributor, delivered the eco-friendly platform to Elevation's HQ in Wolverton, Milton Keynes.

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in Yorkshire housing development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a new and prestigious North Yorkshire residential housing development.

The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied 262,000 specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Ferrensby, near Harrogate.

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ASFP supports calls for funding to address tall building fire safety failings

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire protection sector, is supporting calls for greater funding to address identified fire safety failings in tall buildings. The move comes following the Government’s announcement of its five point plan to address unsafe cladding issues and the defeat in Parliament of an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, which sought to prevent fire safety and cladding remediation costs falling on leaseholders.

While welcoming the announcement of additional funding for cladding remediation on tall buildings, the Association believes the scheme does not go far enough since it offers no assistance to pay for other identified fire safety failures, such as problems with fire doors and other compartmentation measures.

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Seven tips for hearing protection

David Ford, Compliance Lead at CHAS highlights seven areas to pay attention to prevent work-related hearing loss.

Exposure to elevated levels of noise at work can lead to irreversible hearing damage and it remains one of the commonest occupational health complaints, accounting for 75% of all health-related civil claims in industry according to latest HSE data.

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Futurebuild launches The Lost Sessions - webinars to outline climate change plan

Because they don’t want the pandemic to result in lost time in the fight against climate change, Futurebuild is launching The Lost Sessions. The series of webinars will take place from March 2 to March 4, the original planned dates for the physical Futurebuild 2021 show and will identify the actions needed to achieve net zero.

In partnership with the Edge, The Lost Sessions: Positioning ourselves for COP26 and beyond – a plan for the built and natural environment will take place from 12:00pm to 1:15pm each day. Each webinar in the series will explore the key issues the industry must address to trigger systemic change and create a plan for the future of the natural and built environment.  

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Hinowa platforms spearhead hirer's sustainability revolution

Pioneering sustainable access provider 4Hire has taken delivery of a second lithium electric Hinowa spider platform as it powers ahead with plans to create one of the UK's most eco-friendly plant and machinery fleets.

A lithium Hinowa Lightlift 15.70 Performance IIIS was the first machine on the order book two years ago as 4Hire pledged to make itself one of the most sustainable plant hire specialists in the UK.

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