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How to give a home a new lease of life and save on stunning windows

As the UK looks to another scorching summer, one expert; Jay Parlane reveals a shortcut to saving on stunning windows.

Predictions for a heat wave have been bandied around recently and temperatures are hotting up. Whilst this is great news for sun worshippers, UV damage is one of the biggest reasons for causing uPVC windows and doors to discolour and fade. As home prices continue to soar, uPVC expert Jay Parlane advised homeowners to consider refurbishing their windows. "Many people don't realise that uPVC actually has a fairly short life span of about 20 years. The sun can damage its appearance, but it's nothing that a re-spray won't fix."

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Great response to local industrial supplies product catalogue

Local Industrial Supplies, the website that is backed by the THS Tools Group, has had a great response from engineers and contractors since it was launched just over three months ago.

The website is backed by a new product catalogue, which features 2,000 branded hand and power tools, with 19 dedicated sections, including Maintenance & Consumables and PPE & Workwear. 

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Institute of Groundsmanship celebrates 80th anniversary

A large group of Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) staff, Board members, Life Members and winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards have celebrated the IOG’s 80 Anniversary.  

Eton College generously hosted the event and provided a fitting backdrop as it was the workplace of head groundsman WH Bowles - one of the founding members of the National Association of Groundsmen in 1934, which became the Institute of Groundsmanship in 1969.

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NASC launch TG20:13 eGuide Android App

The NASC has launched a Google Android App version of its TG20:13eGuide, which will provide a mobile, digital good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding.

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Construction Summit to help fuel economic growth

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first Greater Manchester Construction Summit this summer to assess the current state of the industry and its importance for the region’s economy. 

Estimated to be the largest event of its kind outside of London, the Summit will include a keynote speech from Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser to the Government, as well as panel discussions from the UK’s leading experts on key areas impacting the construction industry. Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council and James Wates, Chairman of the Construction Industry Training Board, are also confirmed to speak.

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