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August 1, 2019

Bull Products protects new homes next to Buckingham Palace

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is protecting the construction of one of London’s most prestigious residential developments, No. 1 Palace Street. Due for completion by 2020, the 3,900 sq m luxury apartment development comprises 72 apartments in a six-storey Grade II-listed building. Located opposite Buckingham Palace,

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M6 Highway Plans Are Moving Forward

A £78 million upgrade project on the M6 at Walsall is moving forward with a new junction built at Walsall to replace the bridges over the motorway. This junction 10 will increase capacity at the traffic bottleneck and improve safety, bringing smoother journeys for the thousands that use the route every

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August 1, 2019

Bull Products protects new homes next to Buckingham Palace

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is protecting the construction of one of London’s most prestigious residential developments, No. 1 Palace Street. Due for completion by 2020, the 3,900 sq m luxury apartment development comprises 72 apartments in a six-storey Grade II-listed building. Located opposite Buckingham Palace, this development will be the only residential building to directly overlook the Palace gardens. The full residential scheme involves the refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed building, construction behind the retained facades as well as the build of a four-storey basement offering additional luxury facilities. Bull Products has supplied its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System combined with its 3G Auto Dialler for heightened out of hours protection. The Auto Dialler ensures that the site manager is notified if an activation or intrusion has occurred onsite. It allows the user to identify the cause of the alarm, whether it be a fire, first aid or intrusion emergency to ensure a quick response. A major innovation in wireless emergency fire, first aid and intruder alarms for construction sites, the Cygnus alarm is the most successful and adaptable system on the market. Bull has also supplied its Fire First Responder Stations – a fully customisable and central point for all fire safety equipment including fire alarms, extinguishers and signage. Bradley Markham, Director at Bull Products, says: “Our proven ability to protect listed buildings and construction environments in busy city centres means we are well suited to protecting this prestigious development. Given the high-profile location near Buckingham Palace, No. 1 Palace Street required superior security and fire protection which our Cygnus alarms and Auto Dialler have provided.” For more information, please visit www.bullproducts.co.uk

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‘MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU’ CHANDLERS BUILDING SUPPLIES UNVEILS ‘PIMPED UP’ THREE-WHEELER FOR CHARITY

Chandlers Building Supplies unveils a fully ‘pimped up’ and refurbished Reliant Rialto for its entry into the Pavestone Rally 2019. The family-owned builders merchants bought the 1986 classic three-wheeled car on Ebay for £200. It has been at Hastings College’s Automotive Training Centre since March, where 43 students worked on rebuilding the engine and over hauled the bodywork to create a daring Darth Vader-mobile. Rally driver, Trevor Mudd from Chandlers Building Supplies is taking the wheel for his fourth consecutive year competing in the event.  Trevor said: “The enthusiasm and marvelous engineering work done by the students on the car is exceptional. This is an amazing piece of workmanship. I can’t wait to rev her up! Part of this project’s challenge was to also allow the car to be easily adapted to a new creative theme every day of the rally, with themes including ‘Underground’, ‘Superheroes’ and ‘Back from the Dead’. Trevor, who is being accompanied by Sam Hanks of Cembrit, said “This challenge is our most daring yet and we are delighted to have had such young talent supporting us. The input by the students will make a huge difference in getting us across the finish line, raising lots of money for charity and hopefully bring the trophy home. We aim to make the students proud!” Jamie Nash, 17, a student on the project, said: “I loved working on the car and thinking about how each element could be achieved. We even made a working prototype of a luminous green water jet cannon and a working light sabre for the Darth Vader theme.” Fellow student, Bailey Reed Simmonds, 16, said: “This was fantastic. I’d love to be going on the Rally myself. It was a great team effort by everyone here at the college – challenging and great fun.” Sue McKinney, head of marketing at Chandlers Building Supplies said: “We have a great relationship with the college due to our existing in-house apprenticeship schemes and, as a business, we are always keen to support young apprentices in every vocational field. Taking part in the rally is just one element of our business’s commitment to supporting charitable initiatives.” Chandlers Building Supplies has entered the Pavestone Rally for the last three years, finishing in first place in 2016, and second in 2017 and 2018 – the team also won Best Dressed Car and Best Dressed Team last year. 

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M6 Highway Plans Are Moving Forward

A £78 million upgrade project on the M6 at Walsall is moving forward with a new junction built at Walsall to replace the bridges over the motorway. This junction 10 will increase capacity at the traffic bottleneck and improve safety, bringing smoother journeys for the thousands that use the route every day.  It will also help facilitate growth at the Black Country Enterprise Zone in Darlaston and improve accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians. “We are delighted to announce that John Sisk & Son have been appointed to lead this important scheme which will tackle congestion at a very busy junction at the heart of the country,” said Highways England Project Manager David Reed. “This is a significant milestone for the project which will ultimately bring smoother and safer journeys for the many thousands of drivers using junction 10 every day.” Construction firm Sisk has been appointed to design and build the new junction on behalf of Highways England and Walsall Council. Preparation work is expected to get underway in the autumn with construction work beginning in January. Work is due to be completed by summer 2022. “With junction 10 on our doorstep, Walsall has excellent connectivity and is an attractive place for investment. Reducing delays and increasing capacity at this vital interchange will play an important role in strengthening our economy and improving the accessibility of our town centre,” added Councillor Adrian Andrew, Deputy Leader of Walsall Council.

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