Kingspan

Taking a Stand

Following significant concessions on carbon emission targets in the Approved Documents L to the Building Regulations in both England and Wales, there were serious concerns that Scotland would choose to follow suit with the revisions to Section 6 (energy) of the Building Standards. Instead, the Scottish Government has chosen...
Haagen

Fire Extinguisher Training

How to ensure your employees are prepared to deal with emergencies in the workplace? The most important thing is having a fire extinguisher training program in your actual workplace. Focus your training on the type of emergencies employees may really face. When it comes to fire extinguisher training, nothing compares to...
JCB Finance

JCB Finance launches £60m fund to support Britain’s builders

JCB Finance today launched a new £60 million fund to support construction machinery purchases as a survey reveals UK builders are at their busiest for 20 years. The new scheme offers customers purchasing plant and machinery the opportunity to buy now and pay later on plant delivered by the end...
JCB Finance

JCB Finance launches £60m fund for buy now pay later scheme

JCB Finance launches £60m fund to help customers’ cash flow, when acquiring plant and machinery, with a buy now and pay later scheme to cater for pause payments until March 2015.  Paul Jennings – Managing Director, JCB Finance said ‘The months of December and January are traditionally quiet months...
behaviours

Workers Behaving Safely

Applicable across a wide variety of disciplines, Behavioural Safety is a proven process for reducing injuries and incidents by eliminating unsafe behaviours in the workplace. It is known to produce many business benefits that include fewer incidents, improved communications, reduced bottlenecks and lower operating costs. Case Study One A large upstream...
Kingspan

Think Modern

For many years, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have been the product of choice where thermal performance and construction predictability are an absolute priority. The highly insulated panels can be installed in a matter of weeks, kick-starting a project and creating a building shell which is highly airtight and has...
Callsafe Services

CDM2007 Design Risk Management Course

Association for Project Safety (APS) CDM2007 Design Risk Management Course The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM2007) require a cultural change in the management of health and safety by the construction project team, but particular emphasis is placed on the requirements for competence of designers, design co-ordination and communication of...

Retrofitting to the Next Level

Solid walled properties make up almost 30% of Britain’s housing stock and with many of these dwellings built long before limiting CO2 emissions became a concern, they are often draughty and poorly insulated. The simplest method of improving the building envelope performance of these properties is to install external...

An overview of the latest changes to Approved Documents L

For domestic new build, Approved Document L1A (ADL1A) 2013 requires an aggregate uplift of 6% over 2010 standards, and for non-domestic new build, ADL2A is looking for an aggregate 9% improvement.  Refurbishment remains largely untouched, although there are some improvements to building services on the non-domestic front in ADL2B.   These...
rural

NPPF – a failure to protect our ‘green lung’?

Paul Miner, Senior Planning Officer at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) highlights the findings of a recent report that shows planning reforms are putting rural England under siege. The government’s planning reforms are unnecessarily damaging the countryside and undermining local democracy, while failing to prioritise brownfield land and...

NPPF: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – part 2

Suzan Yildiz, Head of Planning at Olswang LLP considers the emerging case law on the proper interpretation of key housing policies in a decision making context and concludes perverse consequences can flow from over-simplification of national planning policy… In an uncertain planning world the NPPF certainly continues to surprise. 2013...
Callsafe Services

Training for safety

Callsafe Services Limited has been providing health and safety advice, assistance and training to our clients, and our clients’ projects, since 1987. Our clients have included many central and local government organisations, as well as private industry clients, designers and contractors. Association for Project Safety (APS) CDM2007 Design Risk Management Course The...

Asbestos victims to get increased compensation

The government is increasing payments from £115,000 to £123,000 for a new compensation scheme starting in April. Victims of the fatal asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma who can’t trace a liable employer or an employers’ liability insurer will soon be able to apply for compensation packages worth an average of £123,000. The...
hs2

Stoke-on-Trent’s HS2 vision

Local government leaders in Stoke-on-Trent say that the transformational growth potential of the city’s HS2 proposals will play a major role in filling the growing economic divide between north and south. The innovative vision for a high speed rail station in the city has the potential to not only double...

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