Competent Person Schemes and the benefits they bring to the public.

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Competent Person Self-Certification Schemes, which are often referred to as just Competent Person Schemes, have been present in the market for 13 years now. They were introduced by the UK Government with a view to simplify the existing certification processes and help individuals and enterprises save on time and local authority fees incurred during the … Continue reading

Ventilation Definitions Guide

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Air permeability is a measure of how much air leaks out of your building. It is measured in cubic metres per hour per square metre (m3/hr.m-2). What this means is that it measures the volume of air that is leaking per square metre of your buildings outer walls & roof each hour. When designing a … 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

New Chairman of BWF forum Appointed

The British Woodworking Federation has appointed Sharon Gorf to lead their forum dedicated to the training of new woodworkers, carpenters and joiners. The goals behind the forum are to attract new tradesmen, especially young people that are among those hardest hit by the ongoing recession, and provide them and others with the training and qualifications … Continue reading