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We are Britain’s Brick Specialists

As ‘Britain’s Brick Specialists’, Michelmersh, the UK’s premium producer of bricks, pavers and roof tiles, has released a new corporate video, exhibiting the Company’s innovative brands that have become some of the most trusted names within the construction sector. With advancements in the Company’s latest technology processes, new designs and innovation, Michelmersh continues to retain its reputation for beautiful, durable and natural looking clay pieces to satisfy wider audiences.

The video demonstrates the Company’s outstanding reliability, unparalleled workmanship and high product performance to meet any design requirement. Laid in harmony with their environment, Michelmersh’s clay products command a strong character to every development and a charm that is truly deserved.

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Peacock Engineering appoints Marketing Director

Peacock Engineering, the IBM business partner specialising in construction, FM and manufacturing, has recently appointed Anna Hutton-North as Marketing Director.  This is a new role for the organisation and demonstrates a clear commitment to raising the profile of Peacock Engineering and its enterprise asset management offerings amongst both Maximo users and the wider asset management community.

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CISRS teams up with training providers to provide fully funded CPD courses

CISRS are very pleased to announce that with the collaboration of four of their approved training providers they are able to offer six fully funded (free) CPD courses across the UK in July and August.

The providers involved – LTC Training Services, National Construction College, Safety and Access Ltd and Simian Skill Ltd – have agreed to run these courses at a greatly reduced price, CISRS will be picking up the cost of the training courses, the course literature and renewed CISRS cards for all delegates attending.

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Facilities Management – the smarter choice for businesses

When we stereotype ‘the professional business’ in an idyllic sense, many of us would associate them with the utmost of efficiency, perceiving them to pay attention to every ounce of detail that could possibly effect the brand and its balance sheet.

However, it seems we’re being deceived. Although commercially minded by nature, there are many operations that aren’t functioning in such a manner, which is significantly hindering their profitability. 

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Humber Port projects shortlisted at British Construction Industry Awards

Two major projects at ports in the Humber region have been shortlisted at the 30th British Construction Industry Awards 2017.

Green Port Hull and Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal have both been shortlisted in the Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year (over £50m) category at the British Construction Industry Awards, which recognises and rewards excellence in project delivery, design, construction and delivering outcomes for society.

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Talent search comes up trumps

Earlier this year, Mick George Ltd took the lead in a unique talent search, encouraging local entrepreneurs with what they believed to be‘excellent business propositions’, to come forward for assistance. 

The business claimed that they would provide the appropriate resources required to expose the full potential of said ideas’, if they felt that the concept justified.

As anticipated, the company was inundated with individuals looking to kick-start a venture, as well as more established SME’s trying to evolve. Having sifted through endless applications and proposals, a panel of representatives coherently concluded the first ‘diamond’ in the pack worth pursuing.

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Grenfell Tower Fire: Statement from the Fire Sector Federation

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) wishes to send its condolences to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. We also wish to praise the fire service for its prompt and professional response.

Although a fire on such a scale is unprecedented in the UK, there have been a number of similar incidents both here and around the world. The FSF has long expressed major concerns about the apparent disjoint in the processes which aim to ensure fire safety within the built environment, as well as concerns about the combustibility of certain modern building materials.

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Mick George Ltd 'Image of the Industry'

One year on since claiming their first accolade at the annual Tip-Ex awards night, it’s clear to see that Mick George Ltd haven’t let standards slip, as the company was triumphant once again.

The ceremony, which was hosted at a gala dinner, from the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 2nd June, saw the biggest players in the UK Haulier industry congregate in a bid to be rewarded for their efforts.

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The wait is over for cast aluminium colours – 26 colours in 7 days

Heritage Cast Aluminium gutters and downpipes are a cost-effective alternative to Cast Iron being lighter and therefore easier to handle and fix; non-corrodible and durable with a life expectancy of 40 years and still 100% recyclable. The BBA approved in-house factory applied Polyester Powder Coated (PPC) Heritage Cast Aluminium gutters and downpipes in a choice of 26 standard colours are now consistently being delivered in 7 - 10 days.

Aluminium is already the low maintenance option for guttering but the factory applied PPC has a life expectancy of at least 15 years in heavily polluted areas and 20 elsewhere, and extends the life of the product beyond 40 years. Only periodic maintenance is advised; applying a warm soapy water solution to bring back the original appearance while checking for joint integrity and removing any accumulated debris at the same.

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Alumasc’s VAEPLAN protects stunning development

A new Alumasc VAEPLAN waterproofing membrane provides an effective, long-lasting roofing solution at Oyster Wharf, Mumbles, a stunning restaurant, retail and spa/gym development designed to transform and revitalise this prominent waterfront site at one of Wales’ most famous seaside destinations. 

A full Alumasc warm roof system, with VAEPLAN’S proven durability qualities, makes it resistant to the Swansea Bay sea air - a key factor in the system’s selection.

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Even ITV want a bit of Mick George Ltd

You would be forgiven in believing that ‘Marketing’ is not usually of prime concern to those associated with the Construction sector. However, Mick George Ltd certainly defy that theory, and with good reason when you witness the phenomenal growth rates that the business is achieving.

A justified strategy, and one that the company continues to invest heavily in. Last year, Mick George Ltd launched a new retail offering which was supported by a fully integrated campaign across all media channels, including Adsmart TV. 

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