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December 20, 2019

Permaroof Record Most Successful Year

Permaroof Record Most Successful Year

Permaroof has completed 24,000 orders in 2019 marking its most successful year to date and the highest number of orders in its 19-year history. The significant milestone follows four consecutive record sales months and a raft of exciting investments. The company added 22,000 sq ft of warehouse space with 60,000

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Caddick Completes Work on New C4 HQ

Major refurbishment works on Channel 4’s new Leeds-based media hub has been completed by the Caddick Group. Caddick Group, a family-run property development and construction business, has finished transforming an old six-acre printworks in central Leeds into a creative complex just 15 minutes from the Majestic, where Channel 4 will

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10 ideas for modern living

There are countless magazines devoted to modern living but many are filled with ideas that are simply out of reach for most of us. So we’ve decided to condense the top trends and make them more achievable with these 10 ideas for modern living. Consolidate Your Furniture Modern design is

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5 Occasions That Require a Car Accident Lawyer

In recent years, New Jersey has seen a considerable increase in the number of cars on the roads. This increase has also seen a rise in the number of accidents. Many auto accidents live behind them grave effects on those affected. In some instances, people are left nursing serious injuries.

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December 20, 2019

Sunday Times Fast Track ‘Ones to Watch’ recognition for Alpine Fire Engineers

Bury based Alpine Fire Engineers have proudly announced that they have been ranked in the Sunday Times Fast Track ‘Ones to Watch’ 2019. This achievement follows on from a year of successes for the privately owned company and is a well-deserved recognition for the Alpine team and their growth achievements to date. Earlier this year Alpine celebrated a strong year for the business, including a 30 per cent year-on-year growth with sales hitting more than £19m, as the business also relocated its office to accommodate its 60-strong and growing workforce. The Sunday Times annual Ones to Watch feature aims to identify the next stars among the UK’s fastest-growing private companies. This year Alpine was one of only three companies that were chosen that provide business services, the other seven operate in the consumer goods sector. The decision to list Alpine as ‘Ones to Watch’ was based upon a number of factors, including past sales, growth forecasts, expansion, branding and investment. Louise Plant, Service & Business Development Director, who joined the company 12 months ago, commented; “We look forward to an amazing 2020 reducing risks to people and property with our bespoke fire suppression systems.” “Our forward thinking and growing team are delighted to receive this iconic recognition”

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Permaroof Record Most Successful Year

Permaroof Record Most Successful Year

Permaroof has completed 24,000 orders in 2019 marking its most successful year to date and the highest number of orders in its 19-year history. The significant milestone follows four consecutive record sales months and a raft of exciting investments. The company added 22,000 sq ft of warehouse space with 60,000 sq ft of racking to its Derbyshire head office in early 2019, allowing the addition of new product lines, as well as increasing its sales force by eight to form a nationwide team of 37. Adrian Buttress, managing director of Permaroof, said: “This has been a stellar year for Permaroof in terms of the growth of our team, services and products. The resulting sales figures are testament to the quality of our staff and the service they offer, as well as the strong relationships we’ve built with merchants and contractors nationwide. “I’m incredibly proud not just of the number of sales but the types of projects we’re now working on. As we’ve recently launched into the commercial sector, we sold our largest roof to date at 12,000 m2. I’m similarly delighted that we trained more than 500 professionals through our in-house courses; working to improve standards of installation and the reputation of the flat roofing market throughout the UK.” The business also acquired The Skylight Company and became the sole distributor of Permafence in 2019, reflecting its strategy of offering high-quality, permanent solutions to age old building and DIY problems. Adrian continued: “Next year will see continued investment and growth; something that’s vital to continue the excellent support of the merchants and the contractors who work with us. We are looking to double our sales force to build even stronger ties across our customer network, launch a range of new, innovative products, and celebrate our 20th anniversary in style.”

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Caddick Completes Work on New C4 HQ

Major refurbishment works on Channel 4’s new Leeds-based media hub has been completed by the Caddick Group. Caddick Group, a family-run property development and construction business, has finished transforming an old six-acre printworks in central Leeds into a creative complex just 15 minutes from the Majestic, where Channel 4 will be opening its new headquarters. Acquired by Caddick Group in October 2017, the site will now host 110,000 sq. ft. of studio space after extensive refurbishment, including the demolition of the Petty House office building and removal of abandoned plant machinery and asbestos. New landscaping and access points have been provided, along with charging points for electric vehicles. Local contractor CBM Construction carried out the refurbishment. The history of the former printworks spans almost 150 years, starting in 1865 when Petty & Sons family printing company first opened its doors. In 1981 it was acquired by Robert Maxwell, who used it for his British Printing and Communications Corporation. The site subsequently changed hands a number of times before finally shutting for good in December 2014 with the loss of 250 jobs. A fire which broke out on 07 October 2016 destroyed the old Bindery building and the site was then abandoned. Caddick has already secured Opera North as a tenant for a 9,000 sq ft. unit on the six-acre site which is being using for storage and rehearsals. The remaining space will be occupied by studio operator Leeds Studios, who are subletting the property from Leeds City Council after a landmark deal with Caddick Group that saw the local authority take the head lease. Leeds Studios will now undertake internal fitouts of the six units they occupy, with the facility due to open in May 2020. Leeds’ media scene is booming, and the city is the UK’s fastest growing, with the largest professional and financial services cluster outside of London and now an emerging creative cluster following Channel 4’s decision to relocate to the city. Completion of refurbishment works at the Polestar Petty site follows the start on-site at New York Square. The official ground-breaking ceremony took place in the nearby Leeds Playhouse earlier this month and involved live performances from local artists and musicians. Offering 515 apartments designed and built exclusively for rent, New York Square is the largest city centre residential project to begin construction in Leeds this year and will be developed and managed by Moda Living, Caddick Group’s rental housing brand. Sister company Caddick Construction is the main contractor. The 515 homes mark the first phase of Caddick Groups’ SOYO neighbourhood, a £300m mixed-use development, in Leeds city centre right next to Leeds Playhouse, Northern Ballet, Leeds College of Music and BBC studios. In addition to the Moda Living apartments, SOYO will provide further residential, a hotel, restaurants, bars as well as new high-quality public realm and green space that will host outdoor activities throughout the year. Caddick Group has a £5bn development pipeline spanning residential, industrial/logistics and mixed-use city centre regeneration projects. Johnny Caddick, director at Caddick Group, said: “There is huge demand for studio space across the UK and in Leeds particularly thanks to the arrival of Channel 4. The broadcaster’s move will prove a massive boost to the city’s economy and Caddick Group is proud to be part of that growth story by transforming a derelict site into a world-class film and TV complex.” Tony Bashforth from CBM Construction, said: “The refurbishment of the former Polestar Petty works has received a lot of interest locally, due to the connections many in Leeds have to the site. Our works have helped transform the old warehouses into a modern workspace for the 21st century, including new electric car charging points and upgraded services to power the studios. It’s great to have been involved in this project bringing the space back into employment use.” Dawn Carlisle, partner in the commercial property team at Shulmans LLP, who represented Caddick Group on the granting of the lease, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Caddick Group and, as two Leeds-based organisations, it has been a pleasure to have played a role in this significant cultural project, Channel 4 in Leeds, which will help to bring wider economic benefits to the region in 2020 and beyond.”

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10 ideas for modern living

There are countless magazines devoted to modern living but many are filled with ideas that are simply out of reach for most of us. So we’ve decided to condense the top trends and make them more achievable with these 10 ideas for modern living. Consolidate Your Furniture Modern design is minimalist. You only have as many chairs or tables as you need. However, you can further maximize space with multi-functional furniture like coffee tables that double as bookcases and footrests with hidden storage inside. Get rid of a flimsy nightstand and put in one large enough to do more than hold up a lamp. Or use a wooden stool as a work table next to your bath or bed. Minimize Your Wardrobe A large chest of drawers standing against a wall is big intrusion. Installing a walk-in wardrobe or built-in unit will simplify the lines in the room. So not only will you have a smooth visual flow for the space and more storage, but you may even save yourself from stubbed toe as you walk into the room late at night. Choose a Simple Layout Forget separate groupings of furniture in most rooms. Choose a simple layout. Have the bed at the center of the bedroom, and locate a single plush chair in the corner. That’s enough to relax with a good book or to sit on while getting dressed. Maximize Height in Small Spaces There are a number of tricks to maximize height in small spaces. Curtains that extend from floor to ceiling is one example. A good two tone paint job is another. But the universal solution is getting rid of clutter and excess furniture to give you as much space as possible. Declutter First, purge the stuff you really don’t use so there’s less to organize in the first place. Next, invest in organizers that sit under the bed or hang in the closet, and get any clutter off the floor. This won’t only make the room look better, but will also reduce your stress level. You’ll sleep easier and your bedroom will become a peaceful retreat. Bring in the Light Maximize natural light. If new windows or solar tube aren’t options, changing your window dressing to let in more daylight is a good first step. Also put mirrors on the walls opposite your windows to maximize light. Go with Basic Colours, Then Add Accents To avoid a colour scheme that will date quickly and is too expensive to change, decorate in basic neutral colors like white, gray, black and beige. This doesn’t mean you can’t have colour. Add accents like paintings, throw pillows and blankets draped over the couch. If you do decide to change the colour scheme, these items are easier to replace. You can also mix and match them as your color palette changes. Bring the Outdoors Inside As high tech living becomes the norm, we’re placing a bigger emphasis on nature. This has led to a literal growth in houseplants. Yet we haven’t seen a return to a love of gardening and hard work. This has resulted in low maintenance succulent plants becoming a popular choice. They need relatively little light or water, but they add a dash of color. Mount the Lights The trend toward mounted lights has occurred for practical reasons. If your lights hang from the wall or ceiling, you don’t need night tables or stands, freeing up floor space and reducing the odds they get damaged. Old Is New Again The trend toward eco-friendly materials and natural materials has resulted in a wave of recycled and repurposed products. It’s more than timber from old buildings being turned into furniture, though that is part of the trend. Before you spend money on these handcrafted items, look for antique and historic items in your own family you can use instead. Baker’s racks with wood board can serve as kitchen storage. Wicker baskets can be turned into hanging storage baskets.

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5 Occasions That Require a Car Accident Lawyer

In recent years, New Jersey has seen a considerable increase in the number of cars on the roads. This increase has also seen a rise in the number of accidents. Many auto accidents live behind them grave effects on those affected. In some instances, people are left nursing serious injuries. In some other cases, your car may be written off entirely. After the occurrence of such accidents, it is crucial to look for a lawyer to help you in with legal issues. Rosengard Law Group specializes in offering legal services to victims of auto accidents. In case you did not incur any medical expenses or the damage from the crash was minimal, you may not need a lawyer. However, there are instances when it will be advisable that you get a lawyer. This article discusses some of those instances when you should contact a lawyer. Seeking Compensation for Serious Injuries or Damages If you have been involved in an accident and gotten severe injuries or your auto got serious damages, you may want to claim for compensation. Without legal experience, it would be challenging to determine what compensation is right for you. A professional person will be of great help in such a situation. A lawyer is the best person to is the best person to negotiate on your behalf instead of doing it by yourself. They will also handle all the paperwork and communication with insurance companies on your behalf. With the help of an experienced Accident Attorney, you can rest assured that your rights and interests are being properly represented. When the One on the Fault is not Known Sometimes after an auto accident, the police report may not accurately establish who is on the wrong. In such instances, you can mistakenly be termed as the guilty. As such, it is highly recommendable to look for a New Jersey attorney who is well-versed with auto accident matters to represent your case. Usually, the actual fault in an accident is what determines who is responsible for the damages caused. Therefore, always ensure you are clear on who is liable after an accident. Knowing the person responsible gives the case a better flow as well as quicken the results. When Your Vehicle is Severely Damaged Usually, the party at fault or their insurance company is responsible for compensating any harm done to your vehicle. However, following up on the compensation on your own may be very overwhelming, and you may end up losing it. Therefore, it is advisable to get an auto accident attorney who can help you recover the entire amount worth the damage to your vehicle. When the Compensation Being Offered for Damages is Insufficient Sometimes, the insurance company may offer compensation that is too low to cover the entire damages fully. In such a case, you need an attorney who will help you get full compensation through the right legal procedures. When the Insurance Company is Unwilling to Release Compensation One challenge that you may face in your attempt to claim for your rightful compensation has to do with the insurance company. At times, insurance companies try to look for excuses to avoid paying the full recovery amount. If you decide to pursue the claim on your own, you may end up not getting what you deserve. To avoid being lied to or denied your rightful compensation by the insurance, employ the services of a lawyer. In conclusion, if you are in New Jersey, you can get legal services from Rosengard Law Group. Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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A Basic Cleaning Guide for your Business: How to Keep your Restroom Facilities Clean

A well-kept restroom highlights the cleanliness of a business. It also publicises a hygienic establishment that demonstrates how seriously health and safety are considered in their workplace. It goes beyond just keeping a good appearance, by successfully cleaning and managing public restrooms you also aim to reduce the risk of infection or disease. It is important that cleaning staff and management have consistent restroom cleaning procedures in place and adhere to them on a regular basis. An organised cleaning rota will not only limit cross-contamination but it can also improve labour time making staff more efficient when it comes to completing cleaning tasks. We have put together some important tips on how you can keep your restroom facilities clean and free of germs. Preparation Preparation is key when it comes to keeping your public facilities clean. Firstly, review the cleaning supplies checklist and set up your cleaning cart with the products and equipment needed to carry out the tasks, any cleaning chemicals for restrooms, mops and other cleaning tools, as well as toilet paper and hand towel dispenser refills can be used to fill the trolley. When the correct items and cleaning products have been selected load them onto the cart and be sure that all chemicals are diluted accordingly. It is good practice to follow a chemical management system to ensure that products are diluted properly making your job more efficient. Be sure to load the trolley with the correct caution and wet floor signs to clearly display when performing cleaning tasks. Some restrooms will need to be closed to the public before any cleaning is carried out. Safety precautions Knowing how to use cleaning chemicals for restrooms is essential to staying safe when tidying and operating any equipment that you might need for the job. It is the employer’s duty to make sure their employees know about any chemical hazards within their place of work. Be careful not to use cleaning chemicals on any surface for which they are not intended, and never mix chemical products as some may result in serious injuries. It is imperative that the appropriate personal protective equipment or PPE is worn at all times when exposed to cleaning chemicals. This may include protective gloves, face masks and goggles to prevent any splashes and contact with the skin and eyes. Some situations might require extra precautions especially when it comes to cleaning any bodily fluids or soiled materials that could contain toxic substances. Cleaning the floor Floor cleaning chemicals for restrooms are designed to deal with the most complex issues. There is a range of professional floor cleaning products from reputable manufacturers such as Jangro to provide you with the best results when cleaning commercial floors and restroom areas. It is important to read all instructions carefully and seek any advice on products should you need to, either online or by contacting the manufacturer directly. Commercial Cleaning is a profession that should be done right. It is always best to make sure you have the right contractors involved for this process. Cleaning toilets and urinals This is usually the most unpleasant area to clean, but by applying appropriate disinfectant to the bowls and leaving them for a period of time can make your job less troublesome and often give much cleaner results. Encourage hand washing By implementing a variety of straightforward and efficient cleaning practices such as handwashing, you can aid your public restrooms to stay clean and tidy and reflect a positive image for your business. It is important to make the public using your restrooms aware of the risk of spreading infections due to not washing their hands and how to prevent this from happening. Cleaning surfaces, mirrors and glass Lastly, be sure to take extra care when cleaning any mirrors or glass surfaces. Use glass cleaner to remove any stains and germs from sinks and mirrors and wipe away obvious rubbish and mess like paper towels from surfaces before spraying or using any robust disinfectants or chemicals. Hopefully, this basic cleaning guide has helped with keeping your businesses’ restroom facilities clean and in good working order for the public to use.

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