Jail for Asbestos Firm Director

Serving as another warning to householders over the threat of rogue contractors and tradesmen, a seemingly reputable asbestos firm was uncovered to be an unlicensed, illegal business engaged in dangerous practices. The director was hauled before Southwark Crown Court, where on the 13th of September this year he was found to be guilty of three breaches … Continue reading

New employment contract announced by George Osborne

On the 8th of October this year, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announced a new type of employment contract, called the employee-owner contract. The purpose of the new contract is to enable a more flexible workforce, by removing a significant amount of an employee’s working rights in exchange for shares in the company. … Continue reading

Roofing and its Effects on Bats

  Work such as loft conversions, roofing repairs or a roof replacement can have a significant effect on bats that may have made the space their home. This effect is important as many bat species in the UK are protected. What this means is that if they are denizens of your property, they are landing … Continue reading

Building Companies Have a Responsibility to Ensuring Their Workers Safety

More than five years after his death on the 29th of May 2007, the building company that the young Thomas Whitmarsh, 21, was employed by has been brought to justice. Thomas was working on installing the roof of the Menai Centre in Bangor, Wales when he fell six metres through an opening to the floor … Continue reading

Roofing Racers

  The Roofing Racers are a triathlon team wholly composed of roofing contractors, experts, trade press, manufacturers and distributors; running together to support the Macmillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital charities. Their ‘Raising the Roof’ scheme has already raised enough money to help build a new Neurosciences Centre in the Ormond Hospital. Their … Continue reading