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Fine margins: delivering financial sustainability in UK construction?

A new report by the CBI provides interesting insight into the health of the UK construction sector.  Whilst it highlights that the construction industry is a vital part of the UK economy, it reinforces that the business models that underpin this are breaking.

The report starts by drawing out the importance of the sector noting that every £1 spent on UK construction creates £2.92 of value to the UK. The industry employs 2.3 million people directly – supporting over 3 million more indirectly – and construction activity contributes 6% of GVA.

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‘Made to Order’ radius gutter from Rainclear - true cast or mitred

Sometimes you need to replace a radius gutter (guttering that follows the shape of a circular roofline) on a conservation or renovation project and it needs to be ‘like for like’. The original pattern for ‘sand casting’ of that specific Cast Iron radius gutter may be long gone, but we can use the pieces you still have to create new ‘patterns’ and cast new matching radius gutters for you. This is known as a ‘True Cast’ Radius Gutter.

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SOCOTEC launches bespoke health and safety training day for new recruits

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has launched a bespoke health and safety training day for new starters within its Ground Investigation division.

Ground Investigation staff will be required to complete this training day early on within their employment and prior to them undertaking other accredited courses, such as the Site Management Safety Training Scheme and/or Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme. Every new recruit will be required to participate, even if they have completed health and safety training in a previous role. 

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Bull maximises fire safety during major London demolition

Bull Products, a leading manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has been selected to supply its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System to protect the demolition of London’s Landmark House and Thames Tower.

Commencing in January 2020, the demolition of the high-rise office buildings will make way for a new development that will be split into three buildings, accommodating two office blocks at six and 22-storeys, as well as a 22-storey hotel.

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Cemfloor Liquid Screed awarded BBA Accreditation announce suppliers

Mick George Concrete, official suppliers of Cemfloor Liquid Screed and Cemfloor High Performance - Self Compacting Concrete, are pleased to announce that after extensive testing by the British Board of Agrément, Cemfloor has become the first cement based liquid screed to be awarded BBA Certification in the UK & Ireland.  

Padraic McGrath, Head of Research & Development said that the Certification was “the result of a continuous commitment to ensure that Cemfloor is of the highest standard. The BBA issued this certificate after a rigorous testing period that showed the reliability and high quality of our product.”

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