Snickers New Body-Mapping Micro Fleece Jacket @SnickersWw_UK

This new fleece jacket takes working comfort and good looks on site to a whole new level.

It’s advanced workwear made from a stretchable micro fleece fabric with an advanced body-mapping design – just the job for the fast paced professional, who’s always on the go.

Warm, light and flexible, the jacket is made from a quick-drying ‘AIS’ (Advanced Insulation System) material, which is high-functionality and ideal as warm first layer garment or lighter second layer protection.

Welsh Slate shipments clock up the miles @WelshSlateLtd

Shipments of decorative aggregate within Europe are continuing to grow and evolve for leading UK manufacturer Welsh Slate, part of the Lagan Group.

A total of seven shipments totalling almost 14,000 tonnes were made in 2017 from “Port Penrhyn” at Bangor, near to the manufacturer’s main Penrhyn quarry at Bethesda in North Wales, to feed the continuing demand for decorative aggregates.

There had been four shipments in 2016 – three to Redsun Garden Products, one of the largest producers of precast products in Germany, and one to UK distributor Long Rake Spar via Rye in East Sussex.

High performance curtain walling from Reynaers creates eye-catching façade @ReynaersLimited

Reynaers’ cutting-edge aluminium curtain wall system for facades and roofs has created new angles for a modern office building.

French company Groupama opted for maximum transparency and benefit from superb thermal efficiency for its premises in Charters, southwest of Paris.

Its building was designed by architects Agence Franc Gérard and covers 4,400m2, with an envelope in pre-oxidised copper panels. The impressive staggered façade curtain walling, created from Reynaers’ CW 50 multi-level product, incorporates vivid coloured glass inserts.

SafeStart announces Human Error Reduction workshops this March for the UK and Ireland. @SafeStart

SafeStart, the world’s leading safety training programme, invites companies to attend its latest discovery workshops. The events will take place in Windsor on Tuesday 13th March, Manchester on Wednesday 14th March and rounds off on the 15th of March in Dublin, Ireland.

Created for health and safety leaders, operations and HR managers, the workshops are intended to address key workplace safety issues including human error, recurring injuries, lack of employee engagement, and the perceived conflicts between production and safety. These “common safety pain points” are issues that every manager encounters at one time or another and experts at the event will outline the factors that lead to these issues and provide insight into how they can be solved.

METSEC AWARDED NEW KITEMARK FOR BIM OBJECTS @MetsecUK

The UK’s largest specialist cold roll-forming company, voestalpine Metsec plc, has been awarded the BSI Kitemark BS8541 for library objects for architecture, engineering and construction from the British Standards Institution (BSI). The Kitemark relates to the management and production of BIM objects and associated product data in accordance with BS 8541-1, BS 8541-3 and BS 8451-4.

After becoming the first tier two organisation globally to receive Kitemark PAS 1192-2 for BIM in late 2016, the certification now makes Metsec the first cold roll-forming company globally to be awarded both Kitemarks, proving the company’s commitment to helping customers deliver projects at the design and construction phase, saving time and costs.

HOME OF THE FUTURE POWERED BY INNOVATIVE NORTH WEST FIRM ELe IS UNVEILED @ExtremeLowEnerg

A low-energy, eco-friendly, home of the future has been unveiled by West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper at the headquarters of Extreme Low Energy (ELe) in Skelmersdale.

The firm, which recently won the Energy Institute Innovation Award for its ground-breaking low-energy technologies, has installed a replica modular home in the reception area of its new offices, fully equipped and powered by ELe systems, and built by sustainable building company Simply Modular Ltd.

The company’s award-winning technologies use Ethernet cables to power a whole range of domestic and commercial appliances using DC-power, having identified huge energy and carbon savings that can be made by eliminating the AC/DC conversion.

RINNAI ANNOUNCES PRICE HOLD FOR SECOND YEAR, OTHERS HAVE PRICE INCREASES OF UPTO 5% REPORTED…..

Rinnai, the UK leader in hot water heating units and systems for all commercial and residential sites, has announced that it is holding its price for the second year in succession – in the face of reports that some other manufacturers are increasing prices by almost 5%.

Two other manufacturers are reportedly ghosting through price rises of between 3 – 4.5%.

“We see no justification whatsoever to submit price increases and seek to stabilise market prices for our customers. We offer what we believe is a first-class product proposition of energy efficiency, economic cost in use, limitless hot water on demand where you only pay for the fuel you use to heat the water, completely compliant with all existing or pending UK and EU legislation”, says Rinnai Managing Director Tony Gittings.

VictoriaPlum.com—leading the way in trade bathrooms

Established in 2001, online bathroom retailer VictoriaPlum.com has grown rapidly to become one of the leading names in UK bathrooms. The company has stuck to its principles, operating exclusively online without expensive showrooms or salespeople, and passing these savings on to its customers. VictoriaPlum.com designs and sources many of its own products, but also supplies big brand names such as Grohe, Bristan, Mira Showers and Jacuzzi, with a growing range of over 4,000 products.