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Sky’s The Limit for Pool Designer

A swimming pool designer who built his first pool aged nine has received enquiries from across the globe after one of his designs went viral. Designer Alex Kemsley’s company Compass Pools made headlines around the world recently with their proposals for Infinity...

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Balfour Beatty announces 2019 half year results

Build to Last delivers increased profitability backed by strong cash performance   Highlights On track to deliver full year performance in line with market expectations Underlying profit from operations (PFO) increased 9% to £72 million (2018: £66 million) PFO...

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Retirement fund is top saving priority for Brits

Over half (58%) of Brits wish they had invested in their future and retirement at an earlier age, according to new research by savings and mortgage provider Nottingham Building Society, known as The Nottingham. The survey of 2,000 UK adults looked at the biggest...

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Selco colleagues put best foot forward to raise £8k

Colleagues at a leading builders merchant raised thousands of pounds by trekking 26 miles along the banks of the River Thames. Twenty-five staff members from five of Selco Builders Warehouse’s south-east branches – Romford, Chelmsford, Enfield, Tottenham and Beckton –...

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FEATURE: THE FUTURE OF STONE MASONRY

One of the earliest professions in civilisation, stone masonry has come a long way over the decades, producing stunning engineering feats, advancing technologies and more customer personalisation, all whilst remaining true to its beginnings. Testimony to the longevity...

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Bears aid Selco’s charity push for Macmillan

Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its eye-catching fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support – with the aid of one of the country’s leading cricket teams. Selco Builders Warehouse, lead sponsors for the Birmingham Bears team in the Vitality Blast and...

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Five signs you are at risk of asbestos poisoning at work

With the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics highlighting that Britain’s death toll from asbestos is at ‘crisis level’*, it’s now more important than ever to recognise the risks of asbestos poisoning in the workplace. There were 2,709 ‘deaths by...

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Evolve announces acquisition of easyProperty.com

Evolve is delighted to announce its acquisition of the easyProperty brand and the easyProperty platform easyProperty.com. Previously owned by the eProp Services Group PLC, Evolve will complete the purchase at the beginning of August. Established in 2007, Evolve has...

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ITV documentary series features Amey sewer stars

Sewer Men - The new two-part documentary series for ITV, follows waste water workers across Severn Trent’s network as they unblock toilets and drains, going waist-deep in sewers clogged with wet wipes and fat. Filmed over three months last summer, the programme, aims...

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FREELANCE EARNINGS RALLY IN JUNE

Weekly earnings for freelance tradespeople in the construction sector bounced back last month, according to latest figures released by Hudson Contract. Analysis of June payroll data for more than 2,200 construction companies in England and Wales reveals a 6.8 per cent...

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70 YEAR OLD ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE COMPLETES MBO

Morrison Design Limited, Derby’s oldest and largest chartered architectural practice has been acquired by its management team. The deal has remained confidential until recently to ensure all clients were personally informed. The new owners and Directors will be Peter...

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Award win for Grantham based business

Harlaxton Engineering Services are delighted to announce they have been awarded the Constructionline Gold Accreditation – making them one of only a handful of companies in Lincolnshire to achieve this status.   This successful family run business which turned 21...

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