Week commencing 18th February 2019 – In the News

New fire protection guidelines unveiled On Monday, specialist property insurer FM Global published informative new guidelines on strategies to prevent fire damage in automated warehouses. The Protection for Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) guidelines highlights areas such as sprinkler arrangement and position. The advice comes less than a month after a fire ravaged an […]

Search Resumes at Didcot Power Station

Search efforts have resumed to find the bodies of three men, who died when part of Didcot power station collapsed in February this year. The search was halted in May when contractors reached a 50m (164ft) exclusion zone, beyond which it was considered too dangerous to continue. Yesterday morning (Sunday 17 July) a remote demolition […]

June 2016 – In the News

Renovation disaster as £700k house in Lewisham collapses during building work The renovation of a £700,000 house bought as a ‘doer-upper’ in south-east London turned into a nightmare when it collapsed during building work. Neighbours said it sounded “like a bomb had gone off” when part of the terraced house, reportedly bought just six months […]

June 2016 – In the News

Renovation disaster as £700k house in Lewisham collapses during building work The renovation of a £700,000 house bought as a ‘doer-upper’ in south-east London turned into a nightmare when it collapsed during building work. Neighbours said it sounded “like a bomb had gone off” when part of the terraced house, reportedly bought just six months […]

No One Injured in 60ft Bridge Collapse Next to M60 Barton Bridge

Investigations are continuing following the collapse of the deck of a major vertical lifting bridge beside the Manchester Ship Canal, which fell suddenly from four supporting concrete towers during construction yesterday (Monday 16 May). The huge concrete platform, next to the Barton Bridge on the M60, which is part of a new lifting bridge beside the […]