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NASC and CISRS exhibit at Network Rail events

NASC and CISRS exhibited at two key Network Rail safety events at the end of January, with the assistance of safety and training experts, Simian Risk Management Ltd. This is part of an ongoing NASC/CISRS 2015 events campaign which aims to spread the safe scaffolding message of both organisations.  

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New generation website for online metal guttering specialist Rainclear

Online retailer Rainclear Systems, the UK’s largest stockist of metal guttering systems and rainwater goods, has just launched a fresh new website. The site at www.rainclear.co.uk makes navigating through the company’s huge range of guttering and drainage products and all the options on finishes, size and colour even more straightforward for their customers.

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BALI reaches membership milestone with 800th member

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is today celebrating welcoming its 800th member –Wakefield-based landscape contractor Freshscaped Ltd. This is a major milestone for the UK’s largest trade association for landscapers, grounds maintenance contractors, garden designers and affiliated industry product and service suppliers, and confirms its place as the representative voice of the landscape industry.

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Renewables had a great year, according to NAPIT

In January last year, NAPIT predicted that 2014 would be the year of renewables and, with many positive predictions being made over the last 12 months, it seems this forecast was indeed accurate.

In November, a report stated that worldwide solar PV capacity could treble by 2020. This came at a time where the Solar Trade Association (STA) predicted that solar will become cheaper than gas by 2018. The positivity in the solar industry was evident throughout 2014 and solar PV installers can look forward to an even brighter year in 2015.

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University signs agreement with international construction group

An agreement has been signed by Nottingham Trent University and Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, to explore ways of working together.

With a shared interest in Building Information Modelling (BIM) the two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding which will see them explore ways to collaborate on research, shared lectures, placements and more.

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PM announces US/Anglo £400 million development in Chesterfield

A £400 million tourism development, that will bring more than 1,300 jobs to Chesterfield, has been welcomed by the North East Derbyshire town.

News of Peak Resorts was formally announced by the Prime Minister David Cameron during his tour of America this week. The investment is a partnership between a UK development company and US firm Grand Heritage Hotel Group. 

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School reinforces branding with Heckmondwike's bespoke entrance area

Crestwood School in Kingswinford, West Midlands, has chosen bespoke entrance area carpet from Heckmondwike FB to create a striking entrance to the main school building.

The school took advantage of Heckmondwike FB’s bespoke design service which can be used to customise entrance areas with logos or mottos.

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Principal contractors selecting NASC Member companies

Principal contractors are increasingly stipulating only NASC Member companies to carry out their scaffolding and access contracts on construction sites across the UK.

In two out of their three regions in the UK, major UK contractor Wates Living Space are specifying the use of NASC member companies only for their access and scaffolding requirements.

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Minus7 wins Energy Efficient Product of the Year Award

The Minus7 hybrid energy harvesting system, that provides hot water and heating for homes, has received recognition by winning the prestigious award for Energy Efficient Product of the Year in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC+R) category at the 2014 Energy Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on December 2nd and was hosted by comedian Alun Cochrane.

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Design for Deconstruction by Nottingham Trent University

A modern era truism is that "Waste is a design flaw". Consequently true, the demolition industry does not create waste but handles that which others put there.

Construction will never be truly sustainable until consideration is given, during design and planning, to the deconstruction legacy.

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Massive 30% off all metal guttering products in January

To kick start 2015, Rainclear Systems, the UK’s largest stockist of metal rainwater products has announced an impressive 30% off all metal guttering and rainwater products during January.

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