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Jim Thompson Launches the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit

Jim Thompson Launches the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit

British entrepreneur Jim Thomson has just launched the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit by Gidgit®, which uses patented new technology to replace broken cabinet hinges and helps you avoid costly repairs. Household cabinets are used daily and over time they develop a range of problems, especially with the hinges that are designed to keep the cupboards and cabinets intact. Jim Thomson’s idea came after one of his kitchen cabinet doors was ripped out during a washer installation. When he tried to…

JLC Group Launches New Sliding Doors

JLC Group Launches New Sliding Doors

The JLC Group has developed its own design and manufactured blast enhanced sliding door systems. They are 30% larger than other comparable systems and are intended for higher traffic levels, while providing the same level of protection as smaller door systems. They combine the convenience and functionality of fully automated, glazed sliding doors with fully tested blast proofing for optimum safety. The JLC blast enhanced doors are smart, safe, and secure. They are designed to resist to intentional and accidental…

New Homes Come with Electric Cars Charging Points

New Homes Come with Electric Cars Charging Points

Springfield Properties, a private Scottish housebuilder, has introduced its latest environmental initiative, which includes the installation of cabling for electric car charging points in its new houses. It is one of the first in the UK to make the infrastructure for vehicle charging a standard feature in its future properties. The 7KW cabling will be installed in the most practical point of the new-built home. The first ones to benefit from this green initiative will be the people in Bertha…

MCR Property Group Acquires Lonsdale House in Birmingham

MCR Property Group Acquires Lonsdale House in Birmingham

Lonsdale House, the Birmingham based office complex, was purchased by MCR Property Group at a guide price of £3.5 million. Located at 52 Blucher Street, the 33,000 square feet office space over five floors is situated adjacent to Mailbox Birmingham. Fully let at the moment, it is expected to become available in December 2018. “Lonsdale House adds to our strong commercial portfolio of more than 85 key assets, including over 30 office developments, 3 million sq. ft. of industrial space,…

GTC Scotland Is Moving Its Office

GTC Scotland Is Moving Its Office

The GTC office in Scotland is moving to new premises in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, due to growing demand. GTC is UK’s largest independent provider of utility networks and infrastructure to the new-build market. Its team from Scotland works together with developers and housebuilders to deliver a full range of utilities required for new homes such as gas, electricity, ultrafast fibre broadband, water, and low-carbon district energy networks. In 2016, the firm expanded itself by establishing its first Scottish office, and…

Abloy UK Improves Its Team with Three New Appointments

Abloy UK Improves Its Team with Three New Appointments

Abloy UK, UK’s leading experts on high quality door locking and functionality, has welcomed three new members to its team – Duncan Rigby as Technical Sales and Specification Manager, Geoff Bowers as Systems Integrator Channel Manager for the North, and James Harvey as CNI Market Development Manager and Transport. Duncan Rigby will be providing technical assistance to the wider team while driving sales through specification. “I am so pleased to be returning to a company that is so committed to…

Scottish Government Working Group Developed to Help Electricians

Scottish Government Working Group Developed to Help Electricians

An influential working group has been formed in Scotland in order to explore the use of ‘Protection of Title’ for the benefit of professional electricians in order to create an inhospitable environment for a number of untrained traders posing as qualified tradesmen. The creation of this new group is the most recent development of a concentrated campaign that has been put forward by SELECT, which is the trade body for the electrotechnical trade in Scotland. The SELECT campaign asks the…

Yorkshire House investment pays off for Millfield Estates

Yorkshire House investment pays off for Millfield Estates

Millfield Estates has secured a new five-year lease with Flying Colours, a specialist wealth management consultancy practice, at Yorkshire House, Chapel Street, Liverpool. After acquiring the former bank building in May 2016, Millfield Estates embarked on a major upgrade programme, investing in the building’s common areas and vacant suites. The investment has paid off with the property now fully let following this deal for the 3,283 sq ft, third floor suite. Agents Worthington Owen and CBRE negotiated the letting on…

HRS Services Help to Install Christmas Lights at Sheffield Children's Hospital

HRS Services Help to Install Christmas Lights at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

HRS Services, the Inspection and Maintenance specialists have been working to make Christmas come early in Sheffield. The company donated their time and staff on the 18th of November in order to help out at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in order to attach this year’s festive lights to the outside of the hospital building. While this work was carried out, the staff from HRS donned a range of costumes, from festive to superhero in order to bring a smile to the…

Hesco Chief Executive Discusses Public Safety At UK Security Expo

Hesco Chief Executive Discusses Public Safety At UK Security Expo

Michael Hughes, the Chief Executive of Hesco has spoken at the UK Security Expo 2017 which took place in Olympia about the challenges faced by planners who are wanting to adopt a more integrated approach in order to tackle the threat of terrorist attacks to make city and town centres safe and open. During his speech, Michael said that the more recent mayhem caused by driving heavy vehicles into crowds, and the more established threat of suicide bombers at leisure…