18 December 2014

More people rely on qualified installers as DIY skills decline

Bad news for DIY retailers but good news for merchant trade stores Lack of skills will lead to increased demand for professional tradespeople across all major industry trades such as electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and renewables. Coupled with the increased funding and opportunity schemes now available to the industry it should be considered an exciting[…]

  • 18 December 2014

18 December 2014

Skills event for newcomers to painting & decorating industry

Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Competition Crown Paints’ competition has the support and involvement of the Painting & Decorating Association and the Scottish Decorators’ Federation. It is organised in conjunction with SkillBuild, the Construction Industry Training Board backed organisation which sets out to nurture the nation’s top apprentices and trainees working in different[…]

  • 18 December 2014

18 December 2014

The right security and access control measures for asset protection

External security Security against the risk of burglary can be an extremely challenging task. There may be a number of access points to protect, and whatever measures are in place must not prevent the safe access and egress for the occupants of the building. A recent survey carried out by the Home Office1 uncovered some[…]

  • 18 December 2014

18 December 2014

Loctite Magna-Crete offers cost and time savings for concrete repairs

Benefits LOCTITE¬ 7257 Magna-Crete from Henkel superior performance and cost savings more durable, long lasting concrete repair cures in a fraction of the time taken by traditional methods possible to walk on Magna-Crete after just 45 minutes disruption to productivity is significantly minimised Quick and easy to apply Magna-Crete mixes like concrete and is quick[…]

  • 18 December 2014

18 December 2014

Skills event for newcomers to painting and decorating industry

Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Competition Crown Paints’ competition has the support and involvement of the Painting andamp; Decorating Association and the Scottish Decorators’ Federation. It is organised in conjunction with SkillBuild, the Construction Industry Training Board backed organisation which sets out to nurture the nation’s top apprentices and trainees working in different[…]

  • 18 December 2014

  • 18 December 2014

18 December 2014

CMA win for MRA Marketing with Door-Stop for Best Digital Campaign

Campaign helped deliver a 23% increase in traffic   MRA worked with composite door manufacturer Door-Stop on an integrated campaign that delivered an impressive 23% increase in traffic to the Door-Stop website, Since Door-Stop was sold to Masonite earlier this year, MRA has helped it maintain its profitable and market leading position in what is[…]

  • 18 December 2014

18 December 2014

Silva Timber wood protection for educational centre in Windermere

Tower Wood Outdoor Educational Centre, Windermere Set in 12 acres of lawns and woodland on the banks for Windemere in the Lake district, Tower Wood provides outdoor adventure experiences for a wide range of ages and groups. Locating the centre in such a position posed a concern over algae growth and moisture damage to any[…]

  • 18 December 2014

17 December 2014

Compressed air in a compact, energy efficient, towable unit from HPC

Compressed air in a compact, energy efficient, towable unit from HPC Two new portable compressors introduced by HPC KAESER quality compressed air in a towable unit compact and simple to operate dependable, efficient and environmentally-friendly Both compressors meet the requirements of the Stage IIIB emissions as standard and feature the recently developed SIGMA Control Smart[…]

  • 17 December 2014

17 December 2014

Construction industry and the hidden workplace danger of asbestos

The Hidden Danger of Asbestos in the Workplace Although asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999, and the most dangerous form of asbestos has not been used since the 1960s, more people than ever are suffering its effects. In fact, mesothelioma – a form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos –[…]

  • 17 December 2014