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An Industry-First Floating Scaffold On The River Severn

A unique floating access solution on the River Severn has allowed contractors to install much-needed Eel Screens. Midlands-based Attridge Scaffolding has just completed an industry...

Lyndon SGB provides Hybrid Access at Cambridge Uni

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

Makita adds new Impact Wrench to LXT line-up

Power tool manufacturer Makita UK has announced its October collection that includes a new...

James Bond Premiere Makes Extensive Use Of Allround

The name's "Allround, Layher Allround." The highly celebrated Royal Premiere of the new James Bond...

Benchmark named Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year

Benchmark Scaffolding has scooped the Construction News Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the year award. The winners of the Construction News Specialists Awards were revealed...

Scaffolding firm fined £200K over fatal electrocution

A scaffolding company has been fined nearly £200,000 after a worker was fatally electrocuted whilst operating a lorry mounted crane.

Bouncing Back: Medway residents set for new construction careers

A celebration took place on Thursday (14 October) to mark formerly unemployed Medway residents completing a programme to enter the booming construction industry.  The graduation ceremony took place at the Dalefield Way Industrial Park base of building contractors O’Halloran & O’Brien (OHOB), which...

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Shortage of scaffolders could last for years

A major survey of building firms by the CBI has found that shortages of scaffolders, bricklayers, carpenters and electrical engineers are suffocating growth in housebuilding and civil engineering projects. The CBI now fears these shortages...

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An Industry-First Floating Scaffold On The River Severn

A unique floating access solution on the River Severn has allowed contractors to install much-needed Eel Screens. Midlands-based Attridge Scaffolding has just completed an industry...

Lyndon SGB provides Hybrid Access at Cambridge Uni

Lyndon SGB is providing hybrid access solutions on the Sidgwick College Lecture Theatres at Cambridge University, which is undergoing extensive building refurbishment and re-roofing. Working closely with main contractor SDC...

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 largest suspended scaffold that uses Layher’s cutting edge 'FlexBeam'. The most recent innovation from system scaffolding,...

SCAFFOLDERS REQUIRED/ALL GRADES

ABR Scaffolding Ltd requires experienced scaffolding gangs and individuals for ongoing new build housing...

MR Scaffolding secures large job in Oxford

We have recently been awarded a prestigious and highly sensitive job at a large...

Scaffolder /scaffolding gangs required

scaffolders required for our busy company we have been established 20 years now and...

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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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Altrad Group Acquires RMD Kwikform in £140M Deal

The Altrad Group has agreed with Interserve on a deal to buy RMD Kwikform. In a deal reportedly worth more than £140m, the French industrial...

Bilfinger UK and Bilfinger Salamis set to merge creating €400M business

Breaking: Global engineering and industrial services company Bilfinger will create a new €400 million turnover business following the merger of its two core UK...

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...

Scaffolding Robot ‘Liftbot’ Raises $5M in Further Funding

Munich based KEWAZO has raised a further $5 million in investment from a leading investor in Silicon Valley Kewazo has today announced that venture capitalists...

Makita adds new Impact Wrench to LXT line-up

Power tool manufacturer Makita UK has announced its October collection that includes a new powerful 18v Impact Wrench The new 18V LXT DTW302 Brushless Impact...

New Makita XGT Impact Wrenches

Leading power tool manufacturer Makita UK has expanded its extensive offering with two new powerful XGT 40VMax Brushless Impact Wrenches. The new TW007G and TW008G impact wrenches offer four-speed options,...

Holistic Innovation Creates State of The Art MacDeck System

The revolutionary Macdeck safety decking system is set to become even more versatile across the industry thanks to a brilliantly designed new component. It represents the perfect balance between precision...

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Engineers benefit from PERI’s first CPD event

PERI held its first CPD (continuing professional development) event earlier this month to give engineers from Richter and 48.3 Scaffolding Design Limited insight into...

Swansea Arena site to inspire city’s next generation

Swansea Arena hosted careers advisers from schools on Thursday (16 September) to show off the hundreds of different roles involved in construction. Careers advisers from schools in the Swansea...

Changes to Supervisory Gold CSCS Cards

In a bid to simplify the card application process CSCS have made changes to its Gold Cards. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) no longer...

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A unique floating access solution on the River Severn has allowed contractors to install much-needed Eel Screens.

An Industry-First Floating Scaffold On The River Severn

A unique floating access solution on the River Severn has allowed contractors to install much-needed Eel Screens. Midlands-based Attridge Scaffolding has just completed an industry first by providing one of it’s long-standing clients, Integrated Water...
Benchmark Scaffolding named Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year

Benchmark named Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year

Benchmark Scaffolding has scooped the Construction News Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the year award. The winners of the Construction News Specialists Awards were revealed at The Brewery in London yesterday (Tuesday 19 October 2021.) Hundreds...

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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 output in England had fallen...

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...

UK Construction job vacancies continue to reach new record levels

Official figures show an improving picture for the UK jobs market with vacancies hitting new record levels The number of job vacancies available in the...

CSCS Industry Placement Card Launches for New Academic Year

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched a new Industry Placement Card and a number of other partner schemes, in time for the...