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National protests planned for Scunthorpe scaffolders

Campaigners are set to stage protests at four Actavo sites across England, Scotland and Ireland to demand that Actavo pays scaffolders the rate for...

Leeds’ most iconic building gets makeover with help from ITP

Yorkshire-based manufacturer, ITP Ltd, has secured a contract to supply scaffold sheeting for the multi-million-pound makeover of Leeds’ most iconic building.

Scunthorpe scaffolders to strike again

Scaffolders employed by Actavo at British Steel in Scunthorpe have voted for more industrial action in 2022.

Screwbolts manufacturer backs new safety alert guidelines

Excalibur Screwbolts Ltd today announced its support of the brand-new Safety Alert Protocol from the Temporary Works Forum (‘TWf’).  Released by the TWf on 6...

PERI partners with JMAC on tunnel project

PERI is currently supplying scaffolding products to fulfil the shoring and access requirements for Tolent on the RoM Dome Tunnel.

National protests planned for Scunthorpe scaffolders

Campaigners are set to stage protests at four Actavo sites across England, Scotland and Ireland to demand that Actavo pays scaffolders the rate for...

Scaffolding supplier offers sheeting that ‘eats’ pollution

BLC Construction Supplies is offering its customers ReActivair - a special coating that eats pollution that can be used for a wide range of scaffold sheeting applications.

Building charity targets a record number of life-changing projects for 2022

Band of Builders (BoB) has unveiled ambitious plans to complete a record-breaking 12 projects in 2022 for fellow tradespeople and their families facing hardship

Leeds’ most iconic building gets makeover with help from ITP

Yorkshire-based manufacturer, ITP Ltd, has secured a contract to supply scaffold sheeting for the multi-million-pound makeover of Leeds’ most iconic building.

CITB policy director to leave in the spring

CITB boss Steve Radley who holds the position of Director of Policy and Strategic Planning is set to leave CITB in the spring. 

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

PERI partners with JMAC on tunnel project

PERI is currently supplying scaffolding products to fulfil the shoring and access requirements for Tolent on the RoM Dome Tunnel.

Layher & Mattison optimise access for high-rise refurbishment

Layher & Mattison Scaffolding partner to provide optimised access on the tallest building in Hackney.

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

Scaffolding industry titans Lyndon SGB are deploying and expertly installing a huge array of...

An Industry-First Floating Scaffold On The River Severn

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

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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...

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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...

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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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Millcroft awarded five-year HS2 scaffolding contract

Millcroft has beaten strong competition to be awarded a five-year programme of scaffolding works for HS2 in central London.

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 supplier offers sheeting that ‘eats’ pollution

BLC Construction Supplies is offering its customers ReActivair - a special coating that eats pollution that can be used for a wide range of scaffold sheeting applications.

Leach’s begin 100th Anniversary Celebrations on Scaffolder’s Day

2022 is set to be a special year for Leach’s. Not only is 14th January Scaffolder’s Day, but Leach’s will also be kicking off the company’s centenary celebrations as 2022...

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. 

TRAINING

Safety & Access expands training into Northern India

Safety & Access Ltd have recently supported AECOR International in a partnership to open yet another international CISRS Training facility.

Digital hard-hitter joins 3t Energy Group board

Leading training and technology organisation, 3t Energy Group, has appointed Elaine Safier as a non-executive director on the board. New York-born, Elaine has distinguished herself...

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.

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PERI partners with JMAC on tunnel project

PERI is currently supplying scaffolding products to fulfil the shoring and access requirements for Tolent on the RoM Dome Tunnel.
Scaffolders employed by Actavo at British Steel in Scunthorpe have voted for more industrial action in 2022.

National protests planned for Scunthorpe scaffolders

Campaigners are set to stage protests at four Actavo sites across England, Scotland and Ireland to demand that Actavo pays scaffolders the rate for the job. As previously reported over 50 scaffolders employed by Actavo...

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Subbies pay hits highest on record

Wages for subcontractors in construction have reached the highest level since December 2019 and the highest on record across many parts of the UK. According to research by the industy's...

COVID-19 Plan B announced

The Prime Minister announced that England is moving to Plan B following the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Lighthouse Christmas lunch raises £210,000 for construction community

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Christmas event has raised a massive £210,000 to help support the construction community. It was a long anticipated event in the...

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...

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...