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ASFP announces passive fire protection training dates

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced several new Spring and Summer dates for its Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection. The 7-day classroom-based courses will take place in Leeds, commencing on 21 March; East Midlands and Dublin starting on 9 April and Watford commencing on 11 June. 

The courses offer a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection. Individuals who undertake the training can study towards an examination leading to a Level 3 qualification in Passive Fire Protection provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) awarding organisation, which is regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA. 

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Imperial Bricks confirmed as Best Social Media Support at Jewson Live

Imperial Bricks is delighted to announce its award of ‘Best Social Media Support’ at Jewson Live 2018, a 2-day trade event organised by the national merchant. 

After an intense round of voting, including Jewson branches, sales teams, category teams and the Executive team, Imperial was recognised for its strong partnership with Jewson in helping to expand its range of traditional handmade bricks, regionally-matched to each branch area. At the annual event, Imperial showcased its range of 50+ traditional handmade, pressed, waterstruck and wirecut bricks, and brick slips. Imperial also exhibited its brand-new Brick Tiles range suitable for interiors / creating authentic interior feature walls. 

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Broker firm launches property division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the launch of its new property arm, MAF Property Finance. 

The team, comprising of six members of staff, will oversee all aspects of property finance, including commercial owner-occupier mortgages, property investment and property development.

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Construction employees build on career prospects with Degree Apprenticeship

Four employees working in the construction industry are the latest to benefit from studying a Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Wolverhampton.

Jacques Deneys, Ryan Smith, Robert Chihaia and Alan Seeby are all employed by Barhale, one of the largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists in the UK with over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry.

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Wimpole welcome project by Mick George Ltd

A significant ‘welcome project’ is underway at Wimpole Hall Estate in Cambridgeshire to address the current shortcomings of the transportation, parking and arrival presented at the Grade 1 Registered Parkland.

Local construction specialists; Mick George Ltd are completing Earthworks on behalf of principal contractor Brooks and Wood Ltd, contributing towards the new car-park and visitor welcome building that are being created. 

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New Pallet Truck Tag increases equipment safety

With the new Pallet Truck Tag and Powered Pallet Truck Tag from Brady Corporation, companies can increase legal compliance, support better pallet truck checks and share inspection results on the equipment itself to improve pallet truck safety.

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Thomson linear actuators offer advantages over fluidpower cylinders

With the recently announced increase in maximum dynamic load from 10 kN to 16 kN for stroke lengths to 500 mm, and with static loads to 18 kN, Thomson’s Electrak® HD series linear actuators are now an even more compelling alternative to hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders for positioning tasks on heavy-duty machinery and equipment. Available in the UK, with full support from Heason Technology, the Electrak HD range covers six load-rated models with stroke lengths from 100 mm to 1 metre (in 50 mm increments). With 12 or 24 VDC operation, a wide choice of built-in control options include J1939 CANbus, open or closed loop positioning, analogue and digital position output, axis synchronisation and PLC compatibility. These combine with a comprehensive choice of mechanical interfacing options to make application integration and operation straightforward.

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Tips to consider when buying a newly built property

The best part about buying a property that you can immediately move into is that you do not have to worry about anything. Once you close the deal and the construction is over, you can move all your things into that property and start a new life.

You face several choices though, and it is not always easy deciding which property is worth purchasing. You need to take care before buying a new build property by checking its location, cost and features. These tips will help you.

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Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2018 award winner

The Structural Concrete Alliance has announced Volkerlaser Ltd as the winner of the 2018 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment for its repair and strengthening of a marine quayside at King George Docks, Hull. The award was presented by broadcaster,  Huw Edwards, at the Concrete Society Awards Dinner held at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Wednesday 21st November 2018. 

The repair and strengthening works to 12 Quay at King George Docks in Hull presented an extremely challenging project for Volkerlaser. It involved the use of concrete repair, sprayed concrete, cathodic protection and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) strengthening, to provide a unique solution.

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Stylish and long-lasting - galvanised and colour coated steel now with 30% off

Rainclear Systems, the specialist metal rainwater stockist and online retailer, is offering an incredible 30% off its list prices for galvanised and colour coated galvanised steel range throughout March 2019.

Its Infinity Galvanised Steel range offers customers a sustainable and eco-friendly choice without compromising on good looks and durability. The manufacturers of Infinity supply, buy and use sustainable and ‘long life’ goods in the production of this rainwater system. Waste heat in the production process is recycled to heat the production facilities and water emissions are reduced to 0%, with all water being recycled within their plants. Cardboard packaging is recycled as filling to protect products in onward deliveries. At the end of its useful life (the manufacturer offers a 15year warranty) the rainwater system is easy to uninstall and recycle.

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Cygnus alarm system protects Copenhagen’s new science institute

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is expanding into the European market further, after securing a contract in Copenhagen. 

Working alongside distributor, Lindpro, the Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been installed in Niels Bohr Building, a new science institute which is part of the University of Copenhagen.

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