Catrin Jones

Assistant Editor

Net Zero Carbon: What are Grant UK doing?

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Grant UK has outlined its vision for the future in a Manifesto for change. The publication, Grant UK 2030 Vision: Heating homes sustainably for future generations lays out the Company’s mission to support its customers on the journey to net-zero carbon by providing efficient, sustainable and cost-effective home heating, from …

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Graf UK’s large water tank in Essex


When it came to finding an underground firefighting water tank big enough for the job there was only one manufacturer main contractor Kier could go to – Graf UK. The sustainable water management specialist, better known for its rainwater harvesting and wastewater treatment systems, supplied a super-sized 52,000-litre recycled plastic …

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Sydenhams increase their DAF fleet as they open new premises

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The name Sydenhams has long been associated with the supply of timber products and building materials across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Avon and the Isle of Wight. The company was originally founded in 1874 by James Thomas Sydenham on a site in Poole, Dorset, where timber is still imported today. …

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CEMEX and PLA officially open new dry discharge system

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A new, £3.8million dry discharge system at CEMEX’s Northfleet Wharf in Kent has been officially opened. The building materials supplier partnered with the Port of London Authority on the investment, which will ensure a more sustainable and flexible operation. Following this investment, CEMEX’s marine dredgers, which bring sand and gravel …

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Quinn appoint new precast business development manager

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Quinn Precast continue to target growth in the GB market with the appointment of a new GB business development manager, Neil Smith. Neil joins the company with 35 years’ experience in business development and sales in the offsite construction industry, including 21 years specialising in the precast concrete market. Consolidating …

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BMI UK and Ireland launch Sealoflex liquid applied roofing range

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BMI UK & Ireland – the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions in the UK and Europe – has revised and enhanced its portfolio of market-leading flat roofing technologies with the introduction of BMI Sealoflex. BMI Sealoflex is a liquid applied waterproofing range that offers building …

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P C Henderson release two new installation videos

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Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, has released two new installation videos for its market leading range of Pocket Door Pro and Husky Soft Stop systems. Launched early 2019, Pocket Door Pro and Husky Soft Stop, although new to the market, have quickly grown to become two …

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Stelrad named supplier partner of the year by Grahams

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Stelrad Radiators has been named Supplier Partner of the Year for 2019 by Graham, the leading plumbers merchant. Stelrad supplies a wide range of radiators for the heating sector via Grahams and has invested heavily in its sector leading logistics organisation that ensures that more than 99% of all radiator …

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Aggregate Industries launch new apprentice programme for 2020

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Ahead of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 February), Aggregate Industries is committing to investing further in the next generation by launching its 2020 Apprenticeship Programme. The Programme has been specifically designed to offer people the chance to earn while they learn. Successful candidates are given the opportunity to gain …

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Union unlocks the balance between security and access control

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It often seems that specifiers face a choice between mechanical and digital access control systems, with solutions such as mechanically operated push button locksets viewed as being inferior to their electronic counterparts. Craig Birch, Product Category Manager at UNION, explains why the latest changes to BS 8607 means new, security-focused …

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