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British Steel scaffolders enter ninth week of strike action

The boss of the leading workers union Unite, Sharon Graham, has shown ‘steadfast support’ for Actavo scaffolders striking at British Steel in Scunthorpe.

Study finds 60% of Scaffolders love their job

New research shows that almost two-thirds of UK scaffolders enjoy their job and nearly a half of scaffolders say they are proud of the work they do.

Chemicals plant scaffolders call off strike after pay victory

Scaffolders employed by Altrad at the Mitsubishi Chemicals plant in Billingham, Teesside, have called off strike action after accepting a pay deal, Unite the union, said today.

2021 NASC Awards Winners Revealed

Some of the best, and most respected firms and members of the scaffolding and access community came together to celebrate in Wales on Friday for the NASC Annual Ball & Awards 2021.

SkillBuild gold medallists excel at “UK’s Construction Olympics”

The winners of SkillBuild ’21 - the “UK's construction Olympics" – have been described as having “the skills everyone is crying out for”. Fifty-three competitors...

Brogan Group launch Christmas Game

Brogan Group, the Scaffolding and Powered Access Contractor are running a Christmas Game this December where players in the UK and Ireland have a...

British Steel scaffolders enter ninth week of strike action

The boss of the leading workers union Unite, Sharon Graham, has shown ‘steadfast support’ for Actavo scaffolders striking at British Steel in Scunthorpe.

CHAS urges construction sector to embrace building safety scheme

CHAS, the supply-chain risk management expert, has become a registered signatory of Building a Safer Future and is encouraging other members of the built environment sector to do the same. 

Double success for City Scaffolding firm at industry awards

Edinburgh based City Access Scaffolding is celebrating its double success at a major industry awards event in Wales.

Study finds 60% of Scaffolders love their job

New research shows that almost two-thirds of UK scaffolders enjoy their job and nearly a half of scaffolders say they are proud of the work they do.

Alcumus faff-free winter webinar 

Shorter days, bad weather, increased illnesses with added pressures of a pandemic and Brexit will make winter difficult for many businesses Now is the time...

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Budding scaffolder Todd Scanlon wins more awards

A budding scaffolder with Downs Syndrome has been named Achiever of the Year at the Constructing Excellence South West (CESW) Awards. The awards were held at The Marriott City Centre Hotel in Bristol on 17...

PROJECT

‘Our Town Hall’ the UK’s largest commercial scaffolding project

Scaffolding industry titans Lyndon SGB are deploying and expertly installing a huge array of complex access solutions for one of the country’s most prestigious...

An Industry-First Floating Scaffold On The River Severn

A unique floating access solution on the River Severn has allowed contractors to install...

Lyndon SGB provides Hybrid Access at Cambridge Uni

Lyndon SGB is providing hybrid access solutions on the Sidgwick College Lecture Theatres at...

I-Scaff erects UK’s largest suspended scaffold using Layher’s FlexBeam

Working on the Forth Road Bridge I-Scaff Access Solutions Ltd have installed the UK's...

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Part 1, Part 2 and Advanced Scaffolders required in the following areas; Based in Lincolnshire,...

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Due to current expansion and the award of further projects, NASC members JDC Scaffolding...

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Due to the award of further prestigious projects, NASC Members M R Scaffolding Services...

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Part 1 or Part 2 scaffolder required. Must hold valid CISRS card. Driving licence required. Immediate start...

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GKR Scaffolding are currently looking for a competent operative to carry out, but not...

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QFS Scaffolding is currently looking for COTS Labourers and scaffolders of all abilities for...

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Is it Time for a Degree in Scaffolding Engineering?

Billy Jones, Managing Director of Millcroft, discusses why a degree in scaffolding engineering is vital for attracting talent and professional respect for the sector For thousands of construction sites up...

Dare to be different: we are all different, so let’s embrace it!

There’s no doubt about it: increasing diversity in the construction industry in general and the scaffolding trade in particular, makes a positive difference, explains Des Moore, TRAD Group CEO...

Feeling the heat: Tips for working in hot weather

Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at CHAS, shares some tips for working well in hot weather. While temperatures have been variable in the UK this summer, the UK's...

Training is the Ticket to Rail Sector Success

Billy Jones, Managing Director of scaffolding specialist, Millcroft, discusses why the right training and collaborative approach are critical to the efficient delivery of rail projects. In the scaffolding sector, we’re...

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Small Business Commissioner calls on big firms to help SME’s reach net zero

Slow paying customers could stop SME's reaching a greener future says the Small Business Commissioner.

Phoenix Brickwork continues its strong growth

The fast-growing national brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork continues its strong growth with a £2.4m project, delivering services to create over 170...

JR Group introduces new scaffold inspection service

The JR Group has launched a new scaffold inspection service as part of its new training services division. The service will provide a thorough seven-day...

Scaffolding designers celebrate 10 years in business

The engineering design consultancy firm, Independent Design House, (IDH), has reached the milestone of 10 years in business.   To mark the occasion, the company, which has bases in the UK,...

Stay safe on-site this winter

Winter is on the horizon and if recent years have taught us anything, we must prepare for the unexpected in terms of weather. 

TRAD UK launches Hybrid System for TradDeck

The TRAD Group (TRAD), which is one of the UK’s leading scaffolding and access companies, has launched its latest addition to its TradDeck system.

Alimak Group launches new Scaffolding Transportation System

The Alimak Group has launched a new scaffolding product for the construction industry, making the scaffolding process as efficient and safe as possible.

TRAINING

3t Energy Group strengthens leadership team with new appointment

Leading training and technology organisation, 3t Energy Group, has appointed a new director of strategic projects to support the business as it enters its next exciting growth period.

SIMIAN to launch Layher CISRS Advanced Scaffolder course

UK Scaffolders are set to benefit in 2022 by learning advanced techniques and building complex structures with Layher the world’s bestselling and most widely used scaffolding system.

Construction College Midlands launches new NVQ qualifications

‘You’ve got the experience, now get qualified’ is the message from Construction College Midlands (CCM) to all operatives, supervisors and managers.  The Birmingham-based college which...

CONSTRUCTION

SkillBuild gold medallists excel at “UK’s Construction Olympics”

The winners of SkillBuild ’21 - the “UK's construction Olympics" – have been described as having “the skills everyone is crying out for”. Fifty-three competitors from across the UK took part in SkillBuild, the annual...

Brogan Group launch Christmas Game

Brogan Group, the Scaffolding and Powered Access Contractor are running a Christmas Game this December where players in the UK and Ireland have a chance to win £150 in Amazon Vouchers operating a Jetpack...

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SkillBuild gold medallists excel at “UK’s Construction Olympics”

The winners of SkillBuild ’21 - the “UK's construction Olympics" – have been described as having “the skills everyone is crying out for”. Fifty-three competitors from across the UK took...

CHAS urges construction sector to embrace building safety scheme

CHAS, the supply-chain risk management expert, has become a registered signatory of Building a Safer Future and is encouraging other members of the built environment sector to do the same. 

Construction output continues to decline

Data suggests that the industry's post-Covid recovery now looks to be over. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that in August 2021 construction...

Trade body welcomes new £300m funding for UK housebuilders

The UK's largest scaffolding trade body has welcomed new funding that will provide £300m to UK housebuilders and secure work across the construction sector. The...

NASC President re-elected on to Build UK board

Scaffolding boss and current NASC president, Lynn Way has been re-elected as a Specialist Contractor Director of Build UK. The first-ever female NASC president will...

SearchLand launches new search tool for permitted development sites

Proptech startup SearchLand has launched a new tool to allow developers to search for permitted development (PD) sites. SearchLand is used by developers, investors, architects and anyone...

2020 saw construction charity deliver nearly £1.3M in charity giving

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has just released its 2020 Impact Report which demonstrates the vital support they provided in 2020. Against the backdrop of...