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HB42 ‘All-in-One’ Sealant & Adhesive

HB42 All-in-One Sealant & Adhesive

Roger Bisby thinks he knows why, historically, we had so little faith in adhesives and why it has now changed. During my many years in the building industry, there has been a long and steady improvement in adhesives but I don’t think I am alone in thinking that for much of that time the promises and claims made by manufacturers …

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The Heat is on – Hot Work Fires on the Rise

Avoiding Work Fires

Hot work fires on construction sites are on the rise. CHAS, the supply chain risk management experts, explain what you need to remember when undertaking this type of work. More than a quarter of all accidental fires on construction sites are sparked by ‘hot work’, according to Freedom of Information data obtained by insurer Zurich. Combustible materials can be easily …

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NEW – EMMA Safety Footwear Added to the Hultafors Group PPE Portfolio

EMMA Safety Footwear Added to the Hultafors Group

As customer demands for accreditation, safety, quality and value increase, the Hultafors Group continues to stay one step ahead of the competition. The Hultafors Group’s PPE portfolio already includes market-leading tools, workwear and protective wear brands such as Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety footwear, Hellberg Safety and Hultafors Tools. The acquisition of EMMA Safety Footwear considerably enhances …

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Makita Expands CXT Range with 12v WR100DZ Ratchet Wrench

Makita WR100DZ Ratchet Wrench 12v

Makita’s new cordless ratchet wrench is a versatile, compact and lightweight tool suitable for use across a wide range of applications and ideal for accessing tight spaces. With a number of innovative features included, the WR100DZ has been designed to ensure optimum efficiency and operator productivity. The WR100DZ ratchet wrench utilises Makita’s CXT Compact eXtreme Technology (CXT), making this an …

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Plane Sailing – Makita DKP181 18V Brushless LXT Planer

Makita DKP181 Planer

Makita has launched an exciting new range of products, including the DKP181 18V Brushless LXT Planer (82mm). Combining the speed and capacity of a corded planer with the convenience of cordless, the tool is part of Makita’s expanding 18V series, the world’s largest cordless product line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion battery. With a 12,000rpm brushless motor providing power equal to …

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Growing Evidence Linking Indoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Problems in Children

Indoor Air Pollution

There is growing evidence that respiratory problems among children may be exacerbated by indoor air pollution in homes, schools and nurseries, according to a joint report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of Physicians. The report, informed by a RCPCH commissioned a systematic review of 221 studies, presents evidence linking indoor air pollution to …

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BiKBBI Welcomes Victoria Plum Trade as Corporate Sponsor

BiKBBI & Victoria Plum logos

The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) announced that VictoriaPlum.com (Trade) have become that latest blue-chip brand to become a Corporate Sponsor of the organisation. Founded in 2001, VictoriaPlum.com have been at the forefront of online bathroom buying for nearly 20 years, pioneering new and innovative ways to help make life easier for their customers. As a …

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Perovskites – Ideal for Optoelectronic Applications

Goodfellow Optoelectronic cables end

Huntingdon, UK … 8 January 2020 … Goodfellow is pleased to announce the availability of their new range of Perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications.   Perovskites have a unique and versatile crystal structure that consists of a variation in the chemical formula ABX3. Many Perovskites occur as oxides (ABO3), where A and B are …

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Research Identifies Sustainable Infrastructure Choices for Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc

Aerial view of United Kingdom

The Oxford University-led Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) has developed globally unique methods for simulating future population, housing growth and demand for infrastructure services. The methods explore how the necessary infrastructure can be provided affordably, securely and sustainably. In a significant report published today, the ITRC, led by the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, has deployed these methods to reveal a series of insights to inform the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc – one of the UK’s largest …

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Construction Industry Shows Support for New Common Assessment Standard

Female worker on rooftop.

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process.   According to CHAS, who was the first recognised assessment body to certify companies against the new Common Assessment Standard, over 30 of the construction industry’s biggest names have announced their support for the scheme since it was launched in May 2019. …

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Snickers Workwear’s NEW Hoodies and Sweatshirts

Snickers Hoodie Sweats

The new range of Hoodies and Sweatshirts for craftsmen and women are probably the most comfortable we’ve ever designed. The ‘Full Zip’ or ‘Overhead’ Sweatshirt and Hoodie choices are ideally combined with Snickers’ First and Second Layer Undergarments and can comfortably be worn under a jacket on chilly days. Street-smart and great for on-site or leisure activities there’s a range …

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Bushboard Evolve Chosen for Solar Powered Narrowboat

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When Tim Knox, founder of Mothership Marine, wanted a stunning kitchen for his company’s remarkable solar-powered narrowboat, he chose Evolve Caldiera for the worksurfaces. The Mothership Electric Narrowboat concept is the first of its kind.  She is a purpose-built solar-powered boat with an electric motor supported by a backup generator.  The idea born of many uncomfortable water-based outings like sailing …

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Hultafors Group Acquires Custom LeatherCraft – the USA’s Leading ‘Work Gear’ Innovator

Custom LeatherCraft

The Hultafors Group which owns Snickers Workwear has acquired CLC. The leading brand in the USA since 1983, CLC is North America’s premier designer, developer and marketer of ‘work gear’ for professional tradesmen and women. It’s a product range that includes softside tool carriers, nail bags, tool pouches plus personal protective equipment. Custom LeatherCraft, or CLC as the brand is …

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Hellberg Safety – SECURE Active – Active Listening Headsets

Hellberg Safety – SECURE Active

Hellberg Safety specialist PPE products include highly advanced hearing protection products, face protection and communication solutions for personal wellbeing on site. The SECURE ACTIVE headsets enable workers to communicate safely with colleagues, hear signals and other important information while protected from hazardous noise. The built-in, level-dependent microphones provide perfect directional hearing with an electronic protection system that limits all sounds …

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