Refurbishing and building on new ‘best practice’ guidelines

New ‘best practice’ guidelines have been published addressing bedroom and bathroom accessibility in multi-occupancy buildings- be it new build or refurbishment. Simultaneously, Britain’s leading provider of disabled toileting solutions, Closomat, is announcing new developments that enable hotel, residential and care home operators and communal/supported housing providers to comply, stylishly, with a unique package from specification, through fitting to future service…

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How to kickstart a new recycling strategy

With the UK’s environmental pressures continuing to mount, recycling and waste management strategies have never been so important. FMs therefore need to think carefully about the services and expertise they offer to clients if they are to ensure both compliance and a greater sustainability stance. Here, Jonathan Oldfield, managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery, advises how to kick-start a new…

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JPC cleaning contract extended at former BBC Television Centre

Television Centre takes on new life … Regent Samsic premium London service brand JPC has had its contract to provide cleaning services to White City’s former BBC Television Centre extended to include all common areas within the site’s new residential development. JPC has been awarded more work by property management group Broadgate Estates at the BBC’s landmark former HQ which…

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Jablite Garage Floor System Wins Product Approvals

Premier Guarantee and LABC (Local Authority Building Control) have both approved the Jablite Garage Floor System. These approvals follow on from the BBA (British Board of Agrément) accreditation. With acceptance already from the NHBC, the Garage Floor System has approval from all the leading residential new-build warranty providers. These structural warranties recognise that Jablite’s Garage Floor System meets the robust…

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Mitsubishi Electric goes large in Belarus

Mitsubishi Electric has commissioned its largest ever 80” diagonal DLP cube video wall in Europe. The 11.2m wide by 3.5m high video wall was installed in the National Dispatching Centre of the Republican Unitary Enterprise ODU, the organisation that manages the national unified energy system of the Republic of Belarus. A total of 21 Mitsubishi Electric VS-80PE78UA 80” DLP cubes…

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SYAM The Log Book Company

SYAM’s FAB/16Z Fire Alarm Log Book has been updated to the latest edition of BS5839 Part 1: 2017.  This Standard requires more information to be recorded in the log book than its previous versions so that engineers conducting periodic inspections have the information in the log book rather than having to second-guess the designer’s original intentions. These changes include areas…

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Horbury secures contract with Nottingham Community Housing Association

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) has appointed Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, to provide fire safety services across its property portfolio. The contract, which started in April with the potential to run for three years, will see Horbury Property Services providing fire door and fire compartmentation inspection and remediation services. Richard Sutton, General Manager at Horbury Property…

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Total Motion named Leicester Mercury Company of the Year

Vehicle management company Total Motion is celebrating further awards’ success after being named Leicester Mercury Company of the Year 2018. The rapidly-expanding firm, based at Meridian Business Park, fought off fierce competition to take the coveted title in the Leicester Mercury Business Awards. It received the accolade in recognition of its phenomenal sales growth, ongoing job creation, commitment to corporate…

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