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Palmers Scaffolding reaches 100 years incorporated milestone, 1919-2019

Leading scaffolding and special access providers, Palmers Scaffolding UK Ltd has reached an epic milestone in its rich and long-standing heritage – achieving 100 years since it was incorporated as a business brand, back in 1919.

A century ago this month, Palmers Scaffolding founder, Edwin Palmer took the decision to transform the well-known scaffolding and access family business name into a company – formally founding it as the legal business structure it still is today, now under British ownership with CEO, well-known scaffolding man and entrepreneur, Colin Butt at its helm.

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Working at Height Best Practice Forum 2019

Close to 400 delegates from leading contractors, associations and manufacturers once again came together for the Working at Height Best Practice Forum on the 19th September 2019 with the aim of improving safety standards within the industry. Celebrating its eleventh year, the event has grown in size and stature to become one of the UK’s leading powered access safety conferences. This event acts as a catalyst for the development of best practice and safe use of powered access.

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Altus Safety celebrates 3 years of success

Safety at height experts, Altus Safety, is celebrating the company’s third anniversary with figures that reveal the business is on track for a £2 million turnover by the end of this year, from a standing start in August 2016.

Established by directors Simon Mealor and Mark Weaver, who met while working at one of Altus Safety’s competitors, the company has completed more than 500 safety at height installations over the past three years. The pair have grown the business from a partnership to a full-time team of 12, along with five installation teams, and Altus Safety has delivered projects for around 300 customers to date.

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Fire resistant concrete repair for vertical and overhead applications

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, with a wide range of regular uses. However, problems such as freeze thaw, spalling/cracking, carbonation, chemical attack and impact, amongst others, can all result in concrete damage. 

When a repair is needed, reducing downtime and maintenance costs are top priorities. Yet, there can be situations where applications aren’t straight forward, such as overhead and vertical repairs. Using traditional or alternative concrete repair methods can mean more time and costs associated with a repair. Formwork or shuttering is also required to mould the material into shape and provide support during and after the application. Not only does this extend the maintenance period, but also introduces further labour and material costs. 

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Later Living needs 'Hospitality'

The 'Golden Rule'

In hospitality, there is a golden rule: the customer is always right. This philosophy has underpinned the industry – and the services it provides – for nearly a century. And, in the process, has helped evolve, inform and shape the spaces and services that hospitality offers.

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