Date archive forAugust, 2012
By Editor On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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UK suffers from 6.7 million blocked drains in past year

Over 6.7 million British homes suffered from blocked drains in the past year alone, according to new findings from the AA’s Home Emergency Response Service as part of its research series “AA State of the Nation’s More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Rochdale Borough Council asks for residents views to help develop 15 year plan

Rochdale Borough Council wants wants its residents’ views on major plans to develop the borough over the next 15 years. Public consultation has started on a revised ‘Core Strategy,’ the council’s plan More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Council home sell-off would kick-start house building

A think tank has argued for expensive council houses to be sold when vacant and reinvest the money in building cheaper homes. The Policy Exchange’s comments have been welcomed by many in the building industry More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
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Revolutionary safety device proves invaluable to CRH Group

CRH is an international leader in building materials and currently uses a fleet of over 200, 2.5t to 8t engine counter balance trucks in its UK operations alone within Ibstock Brick, Forticrete and Supreme Concrete. The More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Robertson wins maintenance contract for Blackwood Homes

Robertson, the infrastructure, support services and construction group, has won the contract to deliver maintenance for 520 Blackwood homes across northern and central Scotland. Robertson’s facilities management More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Fun day raises awareness of Care and Repair service

A fabulous fun day was held at Howden Park recently to raise awareness of Care and Repair West Lothian and raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. The sun shone on outdoor activities including pony rides and a Titanic More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Kier rolls out repairs app to tenants and leaseholders

Following the successful launch of its smartphone application earlier in the year in Harlow, Kier, a leading construction, services and property group, has rolled out the Kier Repairs app to tenants and leaseholders More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Cedral Weatherboard’s whole-life solution at fertility centre

Fibre cement Cedral Weatherboard from Marley Eternit has been specified as part of a whole-life cost model on The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine. Cedral Weatherboard was initially selected because of More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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Manufacturing investment at Elliott Off-Site Building Solutions

Elliott Off-Site Building Solutions has announced that it is creating several new jobs and increasing production capacity at its 13-acre Carnaby site in North Yorkshire. Expansion of the company’s off-site manufacturing More...

By Editor On Monday, August 6th, 2012
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Association for Specialist Fire Protection AGM a resounding success

Speakers representing the fire service, primary contractors and the export sector provided welcome recognition of the vital role played by passive fire protection in maintaining life safety and property protection More...