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Cast in concrete - truck-mounted concrete pumps with strain sensors

The trend on truck-mounted concrete pumps is for greater reach with less weight. Technical advances at Schwing are currently making it one of the market leaders in this field. In order to raise operator comfort levels on truck-mounted concrete pumps with large booms, the company has launched an innovative vibration damping system. Schwing, in partnership with Baumer Electric AG, has developed a new strain sensor with an IP69K protection rating and an exceptionally broad measuring range to provide precise signaling of deflections as they occur in the boom.

Since its formation in the 1930s, the German group of companies has been designing, constructing and selling pumps, machines and plant equipment for the production, transport and reprocessing of concrete: batching plants, truck-mixers, stationary and truck-mounted concrete pumps as well as recycling plants.

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Rainclear Rainwater Systems January Sale PLUS free fixings

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems would like to wish everyone a happy new year in 2019 starting with an extra 5% off all its rainwater systems and free fixings with every system order placed in January. 

You can request a sample of any of the cast iron, cast aluminium, modern extruded aluminium or galvanised steel, colour coated galvanised Steel, copper and quartz zinc rainwater systems, and they also have a stand on the Gable End of the Dale House inside the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) off junction 16 of the M4 where you can see the quality of each metal system for yourself.

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Mick George secure wind farm package

Since the official turf cutting back in September 2018, significant progress is being made on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project managed by lead shareholder, Innogy.

Construction specialist Mick George Ltd has now been appointed on behalf of J. Murphy and Sons Ltd to complete Earthworks at the main onshore cable site off the A16 near Stickney. 

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Demolition begins on Letchworth Garden Square

The redevelopment of Garden Square Shopping Centre, Letchworth is now underway with construction specialists Mick George Ltd contracted to complete demolition works.

The project run by the Martin Property Group comprises three elements; a comprehensive renovation of Commerce House, the demolition and rebuilding of 23-25 Leys Avenue, and a new build on Leys Square adjacent to the WHSmith store which is also part of the transformation plans. 

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Unique Weathered Original London Stock brick now available from Imperial

After several years of research and development, Imperial Bricks is delighted to announce a genuine replication of the original ‘London Stock’ brick. This traditional handmade yellow brick features a strong colour with characteristic shade variations, and an authentic coal spotted face with distinctive textures. 

The bricks are suitable for restoring, renovating and extending of buildings in and around the capital, as well as new-build developments. Weathered Original London Stock is a strong-coloured brick, also available in a standard Original London Stock, and a Dark Weathered version that was created due to popular demand. All are available in imperial and metric sizing. 

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