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Power Up with the New Makita XGT 40V Max Range

Makita XGT Free Battery

Introducing Makita’s range of highest power cordless solutions yet: XGT 40V Max. The XGT range of machines – including combi drills, grinders, rotary hammers, impact drivers, circular saws and reciprocating saws – offers high output, durability and fast charge times, keeping you working for longer without disruption. An introduction to XGT XGT 40V Max is the new stand-alone cordless battery …

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EasyBuild UK supports County Contractors with their innovative software

EasyBuild software

County Contractors is a leading refurbishment specialist, specialising in large scale, high profile projects for over 40 years. The Somerset-based commercial refurbishment company had an ageing, existing finance system that was already painfully unstable and unreliable. In order for Country Contractors to continue running a profitable business and meet new visions the company knew they needed new efficient tools. Once …

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CHAS and Checkatrade Announce New Partnership

CHAS Checkatrade deal

CHAS, the Health & Safety accreditation specialist, has signed an agreement with Checkatrade that will see the two organisations work together to help their trade members boost their accredited status and availability for work. Checkatrade is one of the UK’s leading directories of recommended, vetted and monitored trade experts, while CHAS helps construction clients to find certified contractors. The joint …

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UVC Lighting That Actively Reduces the Bacterial and Viral Charge

UVC Lighting

Humanlumen, the lighting brand with a uniquely human-centric approach, introduces the Clean Air Series, a range of UVC Air Sterilisation Units, providing a safe, reliable and sustainable solution for a safe ‘Return to Work’ for many employers and employees. The Clean Air Series is a range of efficient UVC lighting devices that actively reduce the bacterial and viral charge of the …

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Tradespeople ready to fix lockdown DIY disasters

Dickies DIY fixes

According to a survey by global workwear brand Dickies, over the coming months, nearly three-quarters of tradespeople expect to be fixing botched DIY jobs carried out by people at home during the lockdown imposed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The poll, carried out through Dickies Workwear’s Twitter feed, revealed that 72.9% of respondents anticipated spending some of their time …

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MSA Reveals Industry Insights from Hard Hat Survey

MSA reveals industry insights from hard hat survey (1)

A forward-thinking industry survey has revealed a lack of comfort as the main obstacle putting workers off wearing their safety helmets more regularly, and, somewhat worryingly, almost half of those surveyed said that they never or rarely wear a hard hat. Run by MSA Safety in conjunction with Skill Builder (a resource for the building industry promoting knowledge, news, and …

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Award winning construction software company EasyBuild launches new website

Easybuild

EasyBuild Construction Software Ltd is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website. The new website showcases a host of comprehensive ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software features and financial modules aimed at the construction sector. EasyBuild is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website. The new website showcases a host of comprehensive ERP construction features and financial modules …

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Dickies Puts Your Hero Tradesperson in the Spotlight

Dickies heroes site guy

Global workwear brand Dickies is putting the spotlight on tradespeople who are working hard to deliver essential projects during the Coronavirus outbreak. Dickies is encouraging anyone who knows a tradesperson carrying out such work to share their stories on social media – using the hashtag #dickieshero – where the company will highlight inspiring examples to its followers. “During these testing …

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Challenges of Coronavirus – 5 Steps to Take Today

Covid-19

If your business is dealing with the unprecedented challenges of Coronavirus, there is a range of government support and advice to help you through. Here are 5 key steps you can take today: 1. Get help with your finances For small and medium-sized businesses, the new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now available for applications. For more information and …

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iF Design Award for Hultafors Tools

iF Design Award

Another Prestigious Design Award for the Hultafors Group’s Workwear and Tools brands Added to the Red Dot Design Award for Workwear, the Hultafors Group has just won the iF Design Award for the Hultafors Snap-Off Knife (SRP18A) and the HDM Dry Marker. With over 7200 entries from 56 countries, the competition was intense. After much deliberation, the 78-member jury – …

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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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