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Three quarters of builders suffer from cowboy clients

6 November 2017 - Uncategorized - admin - No Comments

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Three quarters of construction SMEs say ‘cowboy clients’ are hampering their business, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s UK-wide research into the impact of ‘cowboy clients’ – clients who delay or withhold payment without good reason or make completely unreasonable demands – on small […]

Construction worker finds hidden room during renovation (Video)

16 October 2017 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Construction worker finds hidden room during renovation (Video)

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A construction worker was renovating a house has filmed the moment he found a secret room hidden above the garage. The contractor found the room swapping an air-conditioning system in a house in Florida USA. After an initial inspection of the ducting system he noticed a vent leading somewhere so followed it this is where he […]

Unexploded WW2 bomb found on building site in London

3 March 2017 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Unexploded WW2 bomb found on building site in London

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An unexploded World War Two bomb has been found on a building site in north-west London the 500lb (227kg) device was discovered in The Avenue, Brondesbury Park, shortly before midday by builders excavating the site. All homes within a 200m radius and a nearby nursery school were evacuated after police and fire crews were called to […]

Construction sector slips into recession for first time in four years

11 August 2016 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Construction sector slips into recession for first time in four years

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The construction sector has officially slipped into recession for the first time in four years according to the ONS the data shows in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2016, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 0.7% compared with Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2016. Downward pressure on the quarter came […]

Giant self erecting crane stands 146 meter’s over mearsea

1 August 2016 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Giant self erecting crane stands 146 meter’s over mearsea

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The new Movable Scaffold System (MSS) – which will be used to build the south elevated approach viaduct connecting Runcorn’s main road network to the Mersey Gateway bridge, was lifted into place over two days this week. Two giant cranes – one 700 tonnes and one 750 tonnes – were used in a tandem lift […]

North Devon engineer undertook false gas safety checks

3 July 2016 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on North Devon engineer undertook false gas safety checks

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A gas engineer undertook gaswork despite his registration with Gas Safe Register (GSR) lapsing and produced false documents claiming the work had been completed by a member of Gas Safe Register. Peter Strudwick, 58, appeared at Barnstaple Magistrates’ Court after undertaking servicing of commercial catering gas appliances at a mobile catering van in February 2015 […]

Mass vandalism at new Edinburgh Gateway railway station

11 June 2016 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Mass vandalism at new Edinburgh Gateway railway station

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A spate of mass vandalism to excavators and other machines and buildings has been reported at the new Edinburgh Gateway railway station.The damage by the vandals is estimated to be around £60,000.   Balfour Beatty started work on the £25m scheme in April 2015 . British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after the rampage […]

HSE hire private investigators to find demolition boss

13 April 2016 - Demolition, Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on HSE hire private investigators to find demolition boss

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A Hertfordshire based contractor has been found guilty for a series of safety failings across two separate sites. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received a complaint in March 2014 from a member of the public living close to the former Chesham Community Hospital site in Buckinghamshire, concerning activities taking place on the premises. When […]

Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward

25 March 2016 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward

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Jail for banned building company director

16 February 2016 - Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Jail for banned building company director

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As a result of two insolvency offences, Robert Porter, aged 67, a company director from Hampshire, has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment following a hearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court. Mr Porter pleaded guilty to 1 count of being concerned in the management of a company whilst disqualified from doing so and 1 count of […]


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