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Brakel Group acquired by Kingspan

Brakel Group, parent of UK smoke control specialist Brakel Airvent – and one of the biggest names in European ventilation, fire safety and daylight access for 40 years – has been acquired by Kingspan, to sit within the Kingspan Light ...

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Lanes wins contract with Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has selected Lanes Group to maintain the drainage systems at all its police stations. The force has awarded Lanes a contract to carry out planned and reactive maintenance for the next three years covering all drain and sewer blockage ...

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White paper published to raise standards across property guardianship industry

A white paper which sets out the legal & safety obligations for guardians and property owners has been published to drive up standards, and to help inform and safeguard the interests of both property owners and guardians. Issued by seven leading ...

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BESA launches ventilation hygiene elite scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate their competence, quality and standards. With building owners and operators becoming more aware of the fire risks posed by poorly cleaned and maintained systems, ...

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Mixed signals

If you’re finding it tricky to get a mobile phone signal in your office building you’re not alone, says Ian Smith, IBC Business Manager at Redstone Connect in London. But just who is responsible for mobile coverage in your workplace ...

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Public buildings and electrical compliance

Tim Beardsmore, Commercial Director of Calbarrie Compliance Services, explains the particular challenges faced when managing the electrical compliance of public buildings Electrical safety testing in the public sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that the public are safe the services ...

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Crown appoints new director of workplace

Crown Worldwide Group has appointed Simon Gammell as the new Director of Crown Workplace for UK and Ireland. In his new role, Gammell will be responsible for overseeing the restructure of Crown Workplace and its strategy for growth in workplace ...

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The art of the possible: new Pyroguard Product Catalogue released

Showcasing an expansive range of high performance glazing solutions, a new product catalogue has been launched by Pyroguard, a specialist manufacturer of fire glass. As well as debuting new product ranges, the new catalogue features quick-reference selection guides to make ...

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G&H scores maintenance deal with DW Sports and Fitness

G&H Maintenance, part of the mechanical and electrical G&H Group has been appointed by DW Sports and DW Fitness to oversee 12 sites across London and Yorkshire. The contract will see G&H Maintenance carry out planned preventative maintenance works to ...

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Planned review of building regs welcomed by BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Chief Executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up ...

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