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Christmas Lights at Wakehurst

22 November 2017 Email this article

Ardingly’s giant redwood tree has been adorned with 1,800 lights with a lantern on the top, made by local school children. The dressing of the tree marked the start of preparations for Wakehurst’s most popular event of the year, the Glow Wild lantern festival. The decorating of the 110ft (33m) tall Redwood began when the facelift Bront 61 & Bronto 50 truck mounts arrived at Wakehu ... more

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

22 November 2017 Email this article

Facelift have been putting up the Christmas decorations on the Cartier building in London. Using a 34m Bronto, 22m and 18m Ascendant. ... more

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Facelift provides the right vantage point for the Countryfile team

31 October 2017 Email this article

While the Facelift team are no strangers to being behind the camera, we find ourselves in front of it rather less often. However, it was our time to shine last month when we were commissioned by the BBC’s Countryfile to allow them to film West Sussex’s Wakehurst Place estate from above for a piece commemorating the infamous storm of October 1987. On that fateful day – and ... more

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IPAF's MEWP controls research goes on the road

31 October 2017 Email this article

A special Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) control test rig from IPAF has been travelling the world in a bid to gather data to help the global standards body make recommendations as to the best way to standardise MEWP controls worldwide. Rupert Douglas-Jones, Technical & Safety Officer at the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), has been braving all weathers this autumn in a m ... more

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Scheme to fast-track future home builders launched

31 October 2017 Email this article

A new pilot scheme launched by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is set to close the skills gap in the home-building market by by fast tracking qualified construction college leavers into their specialist job area and getting them prepared for the world of work in key regions of the country. In doing so, it will reduce the risk of them falling away from the sector or unemployment. P ... more

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Automation could wipe out 600,000 construction jobs by 2040

31 October 2017 Email this article

Consultancy and construction firm Mace has conducted research which suggests that some 600,000 jobs in construction could be wiped out by 2040 due to automation. It’s not all bad news though. The firm also estimates that as a result of productivity gains, an added £25bn will be added to the UK economy. Discussing the findings, Mace chief executive, Mark Reynolds commented: “ ... more

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Red flags for construction sector as growth continues to slow

31 October 2017 Email this article

Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey, a quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME construction sector, found that ·       Q3 2017 was the 18th consecutive quarter of positive ... more

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Facelift flashback: We carry out crucial repair work at one of Cheltenham's oldest churches

31 October 2017 Email this article

Back in the autumn of 2014 the Facelift team once again played its part in helping to preserve the heritage of our nation, as we were called in to repair the roof of one of Cheltenham’s oldest churches. St Philip and St James’ Church needed urgent repair work after the roof and stone works were damaged in winter storms which left the Grade II-listed building no longer wind or water ti ... more

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Book PASMA training for Tower Safety Week

31 October 2017 Email this article

For this year’s Tower Safety Week (13th-17th November), we’re offering £20 off per person for PASMA training courses booked to take place before Friday 22nd November. This offer applies to the Standard Tower for Users Course and the Combined Tower Course only. Both courses cover issues such as tower assembly, stability, regulations and standard and care and maintenance and will ... more

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Suspended sentence for contractor after worker seriously injured

31 October 2017 Email this article

A contractor from London has t been given a six month prison sentence suspended for eighteen months after an employee fell from height. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 November 2016, James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor. The worker fell through the hole measuring approximately 1.5 metres by 3 metre ... more

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