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the tiMber treAtMent DebAte continueS

A bright future for. wALforD tiMber. further growth. for knight fencing.

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Welcome to the FeBRUARY edition
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. i. hope. you. all. had. a. wonderful. christmas.and.new.year . we. have. had. a. brilliant. start. to. the. year. and. i. have. to. say. nearly. all.the.people.i.have.spoken.to.are. very.positive.about.2012 ..it.showed. when.we.visited.lamma.as.it.was. jam.packed.with.the.best.turn.out. of.both.visitors.and.exhibitors.–.see. page.58.for.more.details .

MANAGING DIrector/ eDItor. simone.gallon. tel:.01274.610.101. simone@fencing-news .co .uk AssIstANt eDItor. Kate.cragon. tel:.01274.610.101. kate@fencing-news .co .uk FeAture WrIters. peter.mepsted sAles/subscrIptIoNs MANAGer. ben.walton. tel:.01274.610.101. benwalton@fencing-news .co .uk ADvertIsING AccouNt MANAGer. nicola.Robson. nicola@fencing-news .co .uk. damien.downing. damien@.fencing-news .co .uk. tel:.01274.610.101 DesIGN. James.ockelford fencing.&.landscaping.news. 40.stockhill.Road,.greengates. bradford,.bd10.9aX. tel:.01274.610.101. fax:.01274.621.730. web:.www .fencing-news .co .uk
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we.also.attended.Kdm’s.open.day. which.was.a.great.success.despite. the.extreme.cold!.they.showcased. all.their.new.products.for.the.coming. year-.for.more.details.see.page.12 . we.also.have.received.replies.from.the. december.edition,.about.the.ongoing. timber.treatment.debate,.which.give. excellent.advice.from.all.areas.of.the. timber. industry. so. please. read. in. detail. and. we. welcome. your. input. for. the. next. edition-. see. pages. 18. to.26.for.more.details . on.a.light.note.congratulations.to.our. very. own. ben. and. Rachel. walton. who. have. had. a. little. boy. archie-. the.only.down.fall.is.he.is.a.leeds. fan!.see.page.73.if.you.want.to.see. a.right.cutie! we.have.also.received.a.great.response. for.the.fencing.competition.to.be.held. this.year.at.driffield.show.on.the.18th. of.July.and.there.are.no.restrictions. on.entries.as.we.have.plenty.of.space. so.keep.them.coming-.see.page.56. for.more.details . Have. a. great. early. spring. and. we. will.see.you.in.april Kind.Regards. simone. (simone@fencing-news .co .uk)

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Ringfenced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 news . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73-75 company.news. . . . .13-16,.27,.30-35,.37-39,.44,.53-54,.70,.72 HealtH.and.safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 . Kdm.open.day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . pRoducts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,.55 timbeR.tReatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-26 company.pRofile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29,.42-43,.64-65,.66 industRy.update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 foRestRy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,.49,.69 landscaping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-48,.59-62,.68,.71 contRactoR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51,.67, fencing.competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 wHat’s.on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-58 macHineRy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-81,.87 fencing.people. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-85 .

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m&m timBeR PRomise BetteR mARGins With neW PRicinG stRUctURes
midlands.garden.and.landscape.timber. products.specialist.m&m.timber.opens. its. new. year. account. with. a. new. competitive.retail.pricing.structure .. “our. new. pricing. structure. will. give. independent.garden.centres.and.trade. outlets.the.margins.they.aspire.to,”.says. managing.director.nigel.poyner ..“it.will. also.demonstrate.to.the.end.customer. that.m&m.timber’s.retail.prices.are.in. many.cases.lower.than.those.found.in. the.larger.multiple.stores .” m&m.timber.is.to.back.its.claims.with. a.new.24.page.retail.price.brochure,.the. first.the.company.has.ever.produced .. this.will.be.linked.to.a.new.schedule. of.attractive.trade.pricing,.which.will. be.held.throughout.next.season . since.the.company’s.successful.preglee.open.day.the.sales.team.has. recruited. a. further. 16. retail. outlets,. bringing.the.total.to.date.to.more.than. 350 ..the.company.forecasts.a.15%. growth.in.new.retail.outlets.over.the. next.twelve.months .. a.new.agent,.gary.dyson,.has.been. appointed. to. cover. wales. and. the. north.west.with.particular.emphasis. on.increasing.m&m’s.retail.business. in.these.regions .

For more information please contact M&M Timber on 01299 832611 or email to sales@mmtimber.co.uk.

tAYloRmAde timBeR UPGRAde theiR södeRhAmn eRiksson edGeR line
söderhamn.eriksson.are.very.happy. to.announce.that.they.have.received. an. order. from. taylormade. timber. products.ltd.for.a.new.‘edgar’.High. speed.optimising.edger.line.for.their. sawmill.near.durham ..as.part.of.the. total.order.their.existing.edger.will.be. upgraded.at.the.same.time .. Jilly.wentworth,.taylormade’s.managing. director.commented.that.“this.important. investment. is. part. of. a. significant. expansion. of. the. sherburn. sawmill. that.will.see.annual.production.reach. 185,000m3 .. we. are. pleased. to. be. able.to.take.this.opportunity.to.upgrade. the.existing.edgar.to.incorporate.the. improvements.that.are.such.an.important. feature.of.the.new.‘edgar’ .”. delivery.and.installation.will.take.place. in.the.first.half.of.2012 ..

taylormade. are. a. major. producer. of. sawn.timber.in.the.uK ..darren.oldham,. managing. director. of. söderhamn. eriksson. ltd. says,. “it. is. good. news. given.the.times.we.are.in.to.see.that. such.an.important.production.company. and.employer.in.the.timber.industry. are.not.standing.still.and.are.looking. positively.to.the.future .”.

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scottish msPs siGn UP FoR WoodlAnd investment
more.than.30.msps.from.all.political. parties.have.signed.up.to.a.scottish. parliament. motion. supporting. investment. in. the. scottish. timber. industry.–.and.calling.for.sustained. investment.in.the.sector.through.longterm.woodland.expansion . the.motion.was.lodged.at.the.end.of. november.2011.by.dave.thompson,. msp.for.skye,.lochaber.and.badenoch,. recognising.the.commitment.by.bsw. timber.in.investing.in.its.mill.operations. in.fort.william.as.part.of.a.£50.million. five-year.investment.programme . the.motion.“recognises.the.important. role. played. by. the. sawmill. industry. in. the. scottish. economy”. and. calls. for.a.“need.to.grow.the.resource.to. sustain.investment.in.the.sector.through. appropriate. productive. woodland. expansion”. whilst. recognising. that. “timber.products.have.a.critical.role. in.the.construction.of.low-cost.and.lowcarbon.homes.across.scotland .” dave. thompson. msp. says,. “i. am. pleased.that.my.parliamentary.motion. has.attracted.such.widespread.support .. this.shows.the.importance.msps.of.all. parties.place.on.the.health.of.such.an. important.source.of.environmentallysustainable.employment .” www.bsw.co.uk

comBisAFe estABlishes A hiGh sAFetY stAndARd At tRAininG centRe
when.industrial.and.commercial.roofing. and.cladding.contractor.curtis.moore. (cladding.systems).ltd.were.faced.with. creating.a.safe.working.environment.for. its.site.operatives.working.on.the.£36. million. strathclyde. fire. and. Rescue. academy.on.the.outskirts.of.glasgow,. they.turned.to.a.range.of.products.from. leading. provider. of. safety. at. height. solutions.combisafe.international . specified.as.a.fall.prevention.solution. approved.combisafe.installer.one.stop. Roofing.supplies.installed.nearly.600. metres.of.its.lightweight.and.versatile. steel.mesh.barrier ..the.system.was. installed.to.the.steel.frame.using.the. combisafe. steel. clamp,. a. secure. attachment.which.has.the.added.benefit. of.being.attached.either.to.the.top.or. bottom.flange.of.a.steel.beam . .“curtis.moore.is.pleased.to.be.associated. with.the.strathclyde.fire.and.Rescue. project,. working. in. partnership. with. lend. lease,. and. our. supply. chain,”. said.yvonne.devlin,.financial.director. at.curtis.moore.(cladding.systems).ltd .. “Having.been.involved.in.the.design.and. development.of.the.combisafe.system. with. one. stop. and. lend. lease,. we. are.pleased.to.see.its.continued.use. on.many.projects .”

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BsW mAkes it An ‘eAsi’ neW YeAR!
timBeR mAde eAsi cAmPAiGn set to ‘tRAnsFoRm’ comPAnY’s PRodUct PoRtFolio
bsw.timber.is.hoping.for.an.‘easi’. new.year.with.the.launch.of.a.major. marketing.campaign.in.2012.promoting. the.company’s.wide.range.of.quality. timber.products . bsw’s. new. ‘easi’. range. has. been. expanded. to. include. construction,. fencing. and. decking. products,. as. sleepers,.pallets.and.packaging ..

using.the.distinctive.‘timber.made. easi’.branding,.bsw.hope.the.new. campaign.will.transform.their.product. portfolio. by. simplifying. the. supply. process.for.customers.across.a.wide. range.of.market.sectors . the. timber. made. easi. campaign. brings.with.it.a.revamped.sales.and. technical.support.process,.fronted.by. a.new.website.–.www .easi-timber . co .uk ...point.of.sale.packs.are.now. available.for.all.customers.and.will. be.delivered.by.the.bsw.sales.team .. . a.series.of.‘easi’.open.days.will.be. held. at. customer. premises. across. the.uK.throughout.the.year .

eve. Johnson,. marketing. manager,. bsw. timber,. said,. “timber. made. easi.is.a.hugely.exciting.campaign.for. us ...it.is.set.to.transform.the.way.we. promote.our.products.by.raising.the. profile.of.branded.timber.amongst.our. customers.and.end.users.alike .”.

Customers wishing to book an Easi open day should contact marketing@bsw.co.uk.

Winds BRinG incReAsed BUsiness
sales.of.osmose.fence.panel.colouring. systems.are.well.ahead.of.budget.in.the. first.month.of.2012 ..the.recent.high. winds.have.led.to.a.surge.in.demand. for. their. quality. fence. panel. dipping. products. as. manufacturers. strive. to. meet.demand.and.contractors.report. increased.order.books .. osmose.have.a.range.of.high.quality. fence. panel. dipping. products. in. a. range.of.attractive.colours.which.are. manufactured.in.the.uK.to.iso.9001. Quality. assurance. and. iso. 14001. environmental.management . osmose. europe. is. a. leading. timber. technology.provider.who.supply.timber. preservative.systems.for.use. in. the. timber. frame. and. landscape.sectors.along.with. specialist.fire.retardants.and. stabilising.oil.processes.which. can.be.pigmented.for.enhancing.timber. such.as.cladding.and.decking .. For more information phone 01628 486644 Email: info@osmose.co.uk www.osmose-europe.com

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c.k mAGmA AWARded Gold FoR hAnd tool oF the YeAR And voted PRodUct oF the YeAR BY tRAdesmen
carl.Kammerling.international.has.received. the. gold. award. for. Hand. tool. of. the. year.for.its.ground.breaking.c .K.magma. technician.tool.case,.at.the.diy.week. awards.2011 . the.diy.week.award.joins.recognition. from.the.readers.of.professional.Heating. &. plumbing. installer. magazine,. who. collectively.rated.the.c .K.magma.range. as.one.of.the.top.products.of.2011 ... of. the. 110. entries. to. this. year’s. diy. week.awards,.the.c .K.magma.technician. tool.case.was.a.clear.winner.amongst. judges.of.the.Hand.tool.category,.who. commented,.“the.tool.case.is.designed.for. the.professional.maintenance.engineer,.but. this.c .K.magma.technician.tool.case.is. a.big.hit.with.diyers.as.well.–.our.judges. reported.that.it’s.selling.very.well ..masses. of.storage.space.and.compartments.for. everything.you.could.think.of .” Vanessa.troupel,.brand.manager,.c .K. magma.said:.“we.are.absolutely.delighted. to. have. been. awarded. both. of. these. amazing. accolades .. to. receive. such. recognition.from.the.industry.and.trade. professionals. for. our. efforts. is. simply. phenomenal!” For more information on the C.K Magma range or to find your local stockist, please visit www.ck-magma.com or call 01758 704704

Which mAkitA chAinsAW is toP oF the loG Pile?
the.makita.uc3520a.electric.chainsaw. has.proved.the.best.possible.buy.in.a. multi-brand.chainsaw.test.run.by.britain’s. leading.consumer.magazine’s.review.of. home.and.garden.products ..the.makita. uc3520a.scored.67%,.the.highest.score. of.the.14.machines.tested,.which.covered. thorough.trials.of.branch.cutting,. logging,. vibration,. noise,. balance,. manoeuvrability. and. convenience .. in. fact,. taking. into. account. the. 16. individual.tests.carried.out.to.assess. convenience,.the.makita.chainsaw.beat. the.rest.hands.down . the.uc3520a.proved.to.be.one.of.the. fastest.chainsaws.in.all.of.the.impartial. and.in-depth.tests,.even.beating.some. of.the.petrol.models,.proving.that.it.will. power.through.more.work..even.faster .. it.cuts.harder.wood.consistently.well. and.without.struggling,.the.test.reports,. which.also.compliments.the.light.weight. of.the.makita.model.in.comparison.to. other.competitor.brands ..this.means. that.the.makita.uc3520a.chainsaw. is. not. tiring. to. use. so. work. can. be. carried.out.for.longer.periods .. with. winter. now. here. the. makita. uc3520a.electric.chainsaw.would.prove,. without.question,.to.be.a.useful.and. efficient.help.around.the.grounds .

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PUWeR PARt thRee!
in.the.past.two.issues,.i.have.attempted. to.provide.a.flavour.of.the.important. parts.of.the.provision.and.use.of.work. equipment.Regulations.1998.(puweR) .. unfortunately.this.has.only.got.us.to. Regulation. 5. of. the. 28. Regulations. contained.within.puweR,.so.in.an.effort. not.to.labour.this.subject,.i.will.make. every.effort.to.progress.this.subject.to. its.conclusion . Regulation.6.relates.to.‘inspection’.and. effectively.formalises.the.system.of.inhouse.checks.already.existing.in.most. organisations ..it.requires.inspection.of. all.work.equipment.(with.a.few.specific. exceptions.such.as.lifting.equipment). based.upon.initial.installation,.moved.or. relocated.and.where.working.conditions. could.cause.deterioration.(power.tools. are.an.example) ..inspections.must.be. carried.out.at.periods.dependent.upon. how. the. equipment’s. use. leads. to. deterioration,.ahead.of.safety.problems,. by. a. competent. person. and. records. must. be. kept .. one. other. important. item,.is.the.requirement.for.proof.of. inspection.(verifying.it.is.safe.to.use),. accompanying. any. equipment. being. used. outside. (i .e .:. away. from). the. employers.business . ‘specific.Risks’.is.the.title.of.Regulation. 7.and.this.deals.with.restricting.the.use. of.equipment.to.those.who.are.trained. in. the. use. of. the. equipment. and. in. the. specific. risks. involved .. although. this.appears.to.refer.to.training.(dealt. with.later),.what.it.actually.requires.is. that.employers.examine.the.use.and/or. repair,.modification,.maintenance.and. servicing. of. equipment. and. identify. specific. personnel. only. to. carry. out. these. functions .. implicitly,. they. will. need.to.demonstrate.suitable.training.is. in.place.and.management.systems.to. prevent.unauthorised.use ..within.this. Regulation,.the.hierarchy.of.controlling. risk.is.highlighted.and.the.use.of.a.‘safe. system.of.work’.to.deal.with.residual. risk.becomes.significant . the.Health.and.safety.at.work.etc.act. 1974,.requires.employers.to.provide. employees. with. information. and. instruction.to.safeguard.their.health.and. safety ..Regulation.8-.‘information.and. instruction’.reinforces.this.requirement. with.particular.emphasis.to.equipment .. there. are. a. large. number. of. factors. to. consider. in. this. Regulation. and. some. thought. needs. to. be. given. in. how. information. and. instruction. is. delivered ..additionally,.two.groups.of. people.need.to.be.considered; • Those using the equipment • Those supervising or managing the work equipment the.delivery.of.information.will.depend. upon. individual. situations. and. the. following.items.need.consideration; • Employee’s level of skill • Their training • Their experience • How much supervision is in place • How complicated and long their job is written. instructions. are. supplied. by. manufacturers. and. suppliers. and. normally.in.the.form.of • Instruction sheets or manuals • Instruction panels affixed to the equipment • Warning notices • Training manuals all.very.well,.however.the.information. needs.to.get.to.the.operatives.and.they. need.to.understand.the.information .. an. instruction. leaflet. is. no. good. if. filed. away. in. a. cabinet. in. the. office. or.given.to.a.person.who.does.not.have. understanding.of.what.is.written! as.mentioned.in.Regulation.7,.‘training’. is.the.subject.of.Regulation.9.and.as.i. cannot.précis.the.requirements,.quote. as.follows;

PeteR mePsted continUes the joURneY thRoUGh the WoRk eqUiPment ReGUlAtions
1 .. . very.employer.shall.ensure.that.all. e persons.who.use.work.equipment. have. received. adequate. training. for.purposes.of.health.and.safety,. including.training.in.the.methods. which.may.be.adopted.when.using. the.work.equipment,.any.risks.which. such.use.may.entail.and.precautions. to.be.taken . 2 .. . very.employer.shall.ensure.that.any. e of.his.employees.who.supervises.or. manages.the.use.of.work.equipment. has.received.adequate.training.for. purposes. of. health. and. safety,. including.training.in.the.methods. which.may.be.adopted.when.using. the.work.equipment,.any.risks.which. such.use.may.entail.and.precautions. to.be.take . Here,.the.extent.of.those.affected.does. not.just.mean.employees;.it.also.refers.to. others.on.the.premises.with.permission,. such. as. contractors,. suppliers,. representatives,.service.engineers.and. technicians ..if.these.persons.need.to. use.the.employer’s.equipment,.then.the. employer.must.consider.their.safety.and. ensure.they.receive.adequate.training .. unfortunately,.no.definition.is.given.for. ‘adequate.training’.and.it.is.left.to.the. employer.to.evaluate.the.training.needs. necessary.to.ensure.the.various.levels. of.competence.required . unfortunately,.space.has.once.again. defeated.my.attempts.to.get.through. this.subject ..in.order.to.give.everyone. a.break,.i.will.deal.with.other.matters. in. the. next. issue. and. welcome. your. feedback.on.whether.to.continue.with. this.set.of.Regulations.in.future.editions. –.there.is.still.much.to.cover!

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neW dhF GUide helPs sPeciFieRs jUdGe lonG-teRm PeRFoRmAnce oF dooRsets
the. door. and. Hardware. federation. (dHf).has.published.a.new.specification. for.enhanced.lifetime.performance.of. hinged.and.pivot.doorsets . the.dHf,.which.represents.the.uK’s. door,. hardware. and. architectural. ironmongery. sectors,. developed. the. technical.specification.ts.006.so.that. its.members.could.prove.to.specifiers. the.long-term.performance.and.fitness. for.purpose.of.their.doorsets . the.specification.was.developed.jointly. with. chiltern. dynamics,. the. testing. and. certification. organisation,. and. exova. warringtonfire,. which. tests. a. broad. range. of. doors,. windows. and. hardware.products . using.knowledge.gained.from.chiltern. dynamics’.cdtm01.test.programme,.as. well.as.exova.warringtonfire’s.experience. of.steel.doorset.testing,.the.ts.006.dHf. enhanced.specification.for.doorsets. has.increased.some.of.the.performance. requirements.called.up.in.the.published. british.and.european.standards . the. test. programme. covered. highperformance.hinged.doorsets.made.from. all.materials.including.steel,.composite. and.timber ..the.specification.for.doorsets. includes.a.wide.range.of.performance. criteria,.including: • • • • • • • • • Vertical load Static torsion Soft and heavy impact Hard body impact Slamming shut Slamming open Closure against obstruction Resistance to jarring and vibration Abusive force on handles • • Operating forces Cycling (1,000,000 opening and closing cycles). performance.against.these.characteristics. allows. the. door. to. be. classified. in. terms.of.its.duty ..‘severe’.is.the.most. demanding.classification.and.relates. to.the.wear.and.tear.typical.of.crosscorridor.locations.in.hospitals,.schools. or.large.offices . said.dHf.general.manager.and.secretary. michael.skelding,.“there.is.a.need.for. precise. performance. criteria. to. help. specifiers.judge.whether.a.doorset.is. fit.for.purpose.in.situations.of.long.term. heavy.use ..our.new.ts.006.specification. for.enhanced.lifetime.performance.of. doorsets. will. help. building. owners,. contractors,.specifiers.and.buildings/ facilities.managers.identify.the.most. appropriate.doorset.for.their.particular. application .”

technical. manager. of. chiltern. international. fire/chiltern. dynamics. Vincent. Kerrigan. added,. “demand. from. specifiers. for. proof. of. fitness. for.purpose.is.raising.the.bar.for.the. whole. industry .. it. is. refreshing,. too,. that.here.we.have.an.example.of.two. highly.respected.uKas-accredited.test. laboratories.working.together.to.assist. the.dHf.to.develop.a.significant.test. standard.for.this.sector .”

www.dhfonline.org.uk

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kDM oPen DAy

FencinG neWs visits kdm’s WAkeField dePot oPen dAY
ipswich. based. softwood. timber. importers,. Kdm. international. ltd,. held.their.annual.open.days.at.their. wakefield.depot.on.the.25th.January. and.bury.st ..edmunds.depot.on.the. 1st.february ..the.combination.of.strong. winds.and.mild.January.temperatures. has.resulted.in.the.2012.season.starting. early.and.at.a.blistering.pace ..Kdm’s. open.days.at.wakefield.and.bury.st .. edmunds.provided.the.ideal.opportunity. for.all.customers,.both.established.and. new,.to.view.their.extensive.range.of. high.quality.garden.products.for.the. 2012.season ... delivery.when.our.customers.require. them ..we.are.extremely.happy.with.the. turnout.at.both.depots.and.appreciate. the.effort.customers.make.in.coming. to.our.open.days,.especially.when.the. market.is.busier.than.expected .” Jim.menzies.added,.“we.continually. develop. our. range. through. the. introduction. of. new. products. or. improvements.to.existing.lines.so.we. can.only.hope.customers.return.with. enthusiasm. and. new. ideas. for. the. forthcoming.season .” with.the.positive.start.to.the.new.year. the.overriding.feeling.amongst.some. of. the. uK’s. top. timber. retailers. and. manufacturers. was. one. of. optimism. for.the.2012.season ..let’s.hope.they. are.right .

Kdm.were.keen.to.exhibit.their.new.and. improved.products.for.the.2012.season. and.continued.commitment.to.supplying. timber.garden.products.manufactured. to.the.very.highest.standards ..the.stock. holding. facilities. and. levels. of. stock. are.very.impressive.and.show.a.clear. commitment.Kdm.have.to.this.market .. as.ivan.walshe.explained,.“the.garden. products.market.can.be.very.volatile,. therefore.we.need.to.be.proactive.in. ensuring.all.products.are.in-stock.and. available.for.immediate.collection.or.

If you would like to receive further information on KDM’s product range please contact them on 01473 276900 or email sales@kdm.co.uk

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coMPAny newS

designed.specifically.for.terminating.endpost.wires,.the.gripple.t-clip.continues. to. make. a. huge. impression,. with. its. special.adaptation.of.the.world-famous. gripple.plus.mechanism ..using.patented. technology,. the. single-channel. t-clip. grips.the.wire.with.a.corrosion-resistant. ceramic. roller,. securing. your. fence. speedily,.effortlessly.and.neatly . it’s. the. quick. and. easy. way. to. start. and. end. your. fence,. proven. to. be. at. least. four. times. faster. than. ungainly. knotting ..simply.twist.the.t-clip.onto. the.line.wire,.loop.the.wire.around.the. end-post.and.push.it.through.the.entry. hole.-.it’s.as.straightforward.as.that .. what’s.more,.it’s.especially.useful.in. tight. spaces. and. on. multi-line. mesh. and. netting,. always. creating. a. tidy,. professional.finish .

the eAsiest WAY to stARt And end YoUR Fence

care,. who. use. the. gripple. t-clip. to. terminate.high-tensile.horse-mesh ..the. lincolnshire-based.fencing.contractor. feels.the.product.is.a.masterstroke.of. design ..“i.can’t.fault.it,”.he.said ..“as.a. product,.it.does.the.job.perfectly .” in.the.past,.John.would.knot.the.wire. around.the.fence-posts.to.terminate.a. run,.but.this.was.both.laborious.and.timeconsuming ..“our.biggest.consideration. is.time,.so.it’s.a.big.plus ..it.used.to.be. awkward.when.it.came.to.the.end-posts.

–.the.difficulty.in.knotting.the.wire.often. meant.tempers.would.fray,.but.the.t-clip. has.eliminated.all.of.that.stress .” the.gripple.t-clip.was.also.the.source. of.much.attention.at.the.lincolnshire. agricultural.machinery.manufacturers. association.(lamma).show,.renowned. for.being.the.largest.show.of.its.kind.in. the.uK,.and.the.second.largest.in.europe .. this.year.saw.the.show.reach.its.31st. year,.attracting.over.600.exhibitors.and. thousands.of.visitors,.many.of.whom.

praised. the. t-clip. for. its. speed. and. ease-of-use . also.showcased.was.the.new.contractor. tool. for. tensioning. fence. wires. in. conjunction. with. the. gripple. plus. range .. the. brand-new,. all-metal. tool. was.well-received.by.contractors.and. hobby.farmers.alike .

utilised.on.a.variety.of.projects.-.including. the.perimeter.of.the.lion.enclosure.at.the. yorkshire.wildlife.park.and.on.barbed. wire.fencing.at.the.international.sheep. dog.trials.in.wales.-.it’s.also.a.favourite. of.John.clayton’s.professional.paddock.

For more information visit www.gripple.com

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jon WAlkeR timBeR instAlls £64,000 PlAY AReA
after.twelve.months.consultation.with. neighbours.and.residents.of.bingham. town,.Jon.walker.timber.successfully.won. the.contract.and.carried.out.a.£64,000. order.of.children’s.play.equipment ... the.order.included.a.devil.island.swing,. ucon.log.roll,.Jacobs.ladder,.pillar.of. Hercules,.hogs.back.scramble.net,.a.set.of. junior.swings,.litter.bins,.mini.roundabout. and.springy.racing.car.and.supergrass. safety.surfacing.all.installed.to.comply. with.en1177.and.en1176 ... Jon. walker. timber. also. installed. dog-proof,.metal.bow.top.fencing.in. environmentally.friendly.forest.green,. maintenance.gates.and.two.self.closing. gates .... Jon.walkers.says,.“we.are.pleased.with. the.play.area.as.we.find.it.compliments. the.diversification.of.our.product.range .. . it.is.an.area.of.the.business.which.we. are.continuing.to.develop .” Jon.walker.timber.products.ltd.is.a. family.business.founded.in.november. 1954 .. Jon. has. been. trading. in. his. own.name.since.1998 ..the.company. offer.a.wide.range.of.products.which. they. manufacture. including. chestnut. fencing. and. panels,. hurdles,. gates,. tanalised. timber. and. children’s. play. equipment ... www.jonwalkertimber.co.uk Phone: 0115 9655150

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simPle Yet eFFective
Having. trialled. postsaver. in. the. summer.of.2011,.brian.noble.fencing. contractors.are.now.recommending.the. sleeves.to.all.of.their.customers ... brian. noble. and. his. team. began. using.the.sleeves.when.carrying.out.a. fencing.contract.for.broadacres.Housing. association.last.year,.after.broadacres. found.that.a.lot.of.their.fence.posts. were.crumbling.after.a.short.amount. of.time ...Having.completed.the.job,. broadacres.were.very.happy.with.the. unobtrusive.sleeves.that.were.used. and.since.then.brian.noble.fencing. contractors. have. used. them. for. numerous.other.council.contracts . lesley. of. brian. noble. fencing. contractors,.says,.“they.are.such.a. simple.idea,.yet.very.effective ...they. are.inexpensive,.easy.to.use.and.are. hardly.noticeable.once.the.posts.have. been.erected ...we.now.recommend. the. postsaver. sleeves. to. all. of. our. customers. and. they. are. becoming. quite.popular .” brian.noble.fencing.contractors.was. established.in.1985 ...Having.worked. in.the.fencing.industry.for.so.many. years,.they.have.witnessed.the.huge. changes.in.timber.treatment.that.have. occurred.over.the.years ...Having.trialled. many.different.timber.treatments,.brian. noble.fencing.contractors.have.found. that.the.postsaver.sleeves,.combined. with. treated. timber,. offer. added. prevention.of.crumbling.timber .... postsaver,. as. featured. on. dragons. den,. are. bitumen. sleeves. which. prevent. ground. rot. in. timber. fence. posts .. . they. work. by. holding. in. preservatives.and.keeping.out.decay ..

ProDuctS

BRiAn noBle FencinG contRActoRs ltd sPeAk hiGhlY oF PostsAveR
the.sleeves.are.simply.heat.shrunk. onto.the.posts.before.use.and.protect. the. vulnerable. ground. line. area. of. the.timber ....postsaver.sleeves.can. even.be.used.on.fencing.erected.in. stony.ground ... “customers,.both.new.and.old,.are. turning.to.postsaver.to.prolong.the. life.of.their.fencing,”.lesley.continues .. “we.have.been.so.pleased.with.the. results. so. far. that. we. are. proud. to. be.one.of.the.many.contractors.using. postsaver .”

Postsaver www.postsaver.co.uk 0845 643 4089 sales@postsaver.co.uk Brian Noble Fencing Contractors www.noblefencing.co.uk 01642-711454 noblefencing@AOL.com

Welsh ministeR discUsses sectoR’s vAlUABle Role
minister.for.business,.enterprise,. technology.and.science,.edwina. Hart. am,. recently. met. with. representatives.from.the.forestry. and. forest. products. sector. to. discuss. the. significant. role. played.by.the.sector,.in.terms. of. its. economic,. social. and. environmental.benefits ..... the.meeting,.which.was.arranged. by. the. uK. forest. products. association.(uKfpa).and.hosted. by.Kronospan.ltd.at.their.plant. at.chirk,.provided.an.invaluable. opportunity. to. showcase. the. sector.and.to.highlight.its.contribution.to. the.welsh.economy ..the.sector.provides. some.18,500.direct.and.indirect.jobs. and.contributes.some.£841.million.to. the.welsh.economy.annually .. mrs. Hart. said. the. visit. had. been. very. instructive,. “this. sector. makes. a.significant.contribution.to.the.rural. economy.throughout.wales,.providing. important. job. opportunities. that. in.

Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Government Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science. turn. help. support. sustainable. local. communities .. Kronospan. is. a. major. employer.in.the.area.and.it.was.good. to.hear.about.their.investment.in.new. plant.and.equipment.that.will.ensure. its.future.competitiveness” . fencing news february.2012 17

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stAndinG the test oF time
dR tonY kellY oF ARch timBeR PRotection, A lonzA comPAnY
when.we.take.a.look.back.more.than.50. years.to.key.issues.regarding.preservative. treated.timbers,.they.are.not.too.different. than.what.we.have.today . ‘Round,.sound,.in.the.ground’.was.the. strapline.to.a.tanalitH.preservative. treated.timber.advertisement.from.the. late.1950s.extolling.the.‘unprecedented. long.service.life’.of.tanalitH.preservative. treated.poles.and.posts.in.ground.contact. applications .. fast.forward.to.today.and.one.of.the.key. talking.points.within.the.industry.is.still. the.performance.of.treated.timbers.in. ground.contact.applications,.particularly. fence.posts ..in.today’s.industry,.since.the. restrictions.on.traditional.cca.products,. all. modern. wood. preservatives. are. different .. they. have. been. developed. by.the.individual.preservative.suppliers. and.have.very.different.formulations.and. consequently.very.different.performance. characteristics . arch.timber.protection’s.tanalitH.e. wood.preservative.is.the.backbone.of. tanalised. pressure. treated. timber. today ..first.introduced.in.the.early.1990s,. tanalitH.e.is.based.on.a.unique.copper/ triazole.formulation.that.now.has.almost. 20.years.of.proven.commercial.use.around. the.world ..developed.by.our.own.research. and.development.teams,.it.provides.the. very.best.protection.for.a.wide.range.of. end.users,.but.particularly.for.use.class. 4.ground.contact.applications . the. active. ingredients. in. tanalitH. e. provide. the. foundation. for. this. performance .. they. are. formulated. to. ensure.a.user-friendly.and.robust.product. for. both. treaters. and. consumers. of. preservative.treated.timber ..it.is.a.product. that.delivers.the.critical.requirement.–.long. term.protection.against.the.wide.range. of.organisms.and.insects.that.can.attack. timber . the.new.bs.8417:2011.preservation. for.wood,.code.of.practice.is.now.in. place.and.demands.more.focused.and. rigorous.testing.requirements.and.decisive. results.for.modern.wood.preservatives,. particularly.for.ground.contact.applications .. the.compulsory.field.testing.of.wood. preservatives,. as. opposed. to. short. term.laboratory.testing,.is.now.a.firm. requirement ..we.have.always.placed.a. priority.on.the.full.testing.of.our.products. in.realistic.field.conditions–.it.is.the.only. way.to.ensure.long-term.durability,.the. key.characteristic.of.any.treated.timber .. bs.8417.now.reflects.this.thinking.and.is. a.very.positive.move.for.the.industry ..

PeRFoRmAnce = PRodUct + APPlicAtion + instAllAtion
this. formulation. for. success. is. now. being.given.to.our.treatment.customers. and.the.timber.markets ..the.eventual. performance.of.any.preservative.treated. timbers.comes.down.to.the.quality.and. credentials.of.the.preservative.product. used,.the.quality.of.the.application.of. that.product.into.the.timber.and.finally,. but.just.as.important,.how.professionally. those.treated.timbers.are.installed .. we.are.totally.confident.that.tanalitH.e,. with.its.unique.formulation.and.established. commercial.reputation,.is.the.unrivalled. product.on.the.market.for.preservative. performance .. to. add. to. this. we. are. working.even.closer.with.our.customers. in.terms.of.the.application.process.to. help.ensure.the.final.treated.timbers.are. the.best.they.can.possibly.be .. every. treater’s. timber. and. treatment. operation. is. different. and. our. field. technical.team.can.investigate.and.advise. on.individual.requirements.to.help.achieve. the.best.application.results ..many.of.our. customers.are.also.investing.in.autotreater,.our.leading.edge.computerised. plant.control.and.management.system,. which.helps.them.achieve.the.most.cost. effective.and.consistent.treatment.results. possible ..we.are.also.developing.specific. pre-treatment.conditioning.programmes. with.each.customer.to.suit.the.timber. species.they.use.and.the.end.products. they.deliver .. incising. of. ground. contact. timbers. is. nothing.new.and.is.a.common.practice. in. many. overseas. markets .. However,. previous.incising.systems.have.not.been. very.successful.in.achieving.a.consistent. and.continuous.preservative.envelope. around.the.outer.surfaces.of.the.timber,. especially.where.the.resistant.heartwood. of.species.such.as.spruce,.douglas.fir. and.larch.is.exposed ..with.this.in.mind. we.have.been.working.for.some.time. with. a. number. of. incising. companies. to.develop.innovative.incising.solutions. including.some.which.we.have.patented .. this.is.now.producing.greatly.improved. and.consistent.incision.patterns.on.a.range. of.species.and.profiles.while.leaving.a. visually.appealing.surface.appearance. to.the.timber ..we.intend.to.bring.these. innovations.to.the.market.in.the.very.near. future.to.help.our.customers.make.the. most.of.their.home.grown.timbers .. finally,.just.as.with.any.product,.treated.

incisinG oF GRoUnd contAct timBeRs Will helP Achieve consistent tReAtment ResUlts

timber.has.to.be.used.correctly ..with. exterior.fencing.and.agricultural.treated. timbers.there.are.a.few.considerations. that.are.particularly.important.for.any. contractor/installer.to.consider . •..ndustry.standards,.such.as.bs.1722,. i relating.to.the.installation.of.timber. fencing.should.be.closely.followed ..there. is.now.an.nVQ.accreditation.for.fencing. installation.which.is.designed.to.raise. the.quality.of.installation.practices .. •.. ny. cuts. or. notches. made. to. the. a treated. timbers. must. be. treated. with. an. appropriate. brush-on. end. grain. preservative. to. maintain. the. integrity. of. the. protection .. these. products. are. usually. available. from. the.companies.supplying.the.treated. timber.products . •.. ence.posts.must.not.be.pointed.after. f treatment . •.. ny.pressure.treated.timbers.which. a are. further. processed,. e .g .. planed. or.rip-sawn,.must.be.returned.to.the. supplier.for.re-treatment . in.summary,.modern.wood.preservatives. have. different. formulations. and. consequently. different. performance. properties ..it.is.therefore.so.important. to.find.a.supplier.you.can.trust,.who.is. supplying.a.treated.product.that.is.up.to. the.job.and.that.you.can.have.absolute. confidence.in ..the.treatment.supplier. you.choose.should.have.all.of.the.above. good.operational.practices.in.place.to.do. the.job.properly ..finally,.the.end.user/ installer.of.the.treated.timber.needs.to. be.instructed.in.its.proper.use.to.ensure. the.most.durable.end.result .

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UndeRstAndinG timBeR tReAtment
the enviRonment
following.the.move.from.cca.timber. treatment.chemicals.several.years.ago. to.environmentally.advanced,.low.hazard. copper.and.organic.biocides,.effective. . timber.treatment.is.now.the.responsibility. of.the.specifier.and.timber.treater .

chemicAl sUPPlieR
timber.treatment.chemical.suppliers. specify.the.treatment.chemical.loading. requirement.needed.to.achieve.timber. treatment.to.a.certain.use.class.(ie.uc3. above.ground,.uc4.in.ground)..and. desired.service.life..(15.,.30.&.60.years). as.detailed.in.bs8417:2011.preservation. of.wood.–.code.of.practice .

for.that.timber.is.going.to.be.achieved .. . bs. 8417:2011. details. the. chemical. . penetration.and.loading..requirements..in. permeable.(pine)..and.resistant.(spruce). . wood.species ...obviously.for.use.class. 4. (in. ground. contact). the. chemical. loading..requirements.are.significantly. more.than.those.required.for.use.class. 3.(above.ground) .

the tReAteR
based. on. chemical. suppliers. recommendations.and.sample..testing. of.different.timber.species,.the.treater. is.able.to.establish.a.safe.relationship. between.the.treatment.process,.timber. species. and. use. class. required .. . with.this.information.the.treater.can. confidently..provide.the.end.user.with. a. timber. treatment. . that. will. satisfy. the. desired. service. life. expectations. of. timber. products,. whether. it. be. a. fence.post.or.decking.board .

the WPA (Wood PRotection AssociAtion)
the.wpa.has.recognised.that.the.end. users.of.treated..timber.products.need. to.have.confidence.in.the..treatment. process ...the.wpa.benchmark.Quality. assurance.scheme..has.been.introduced. to.help.specifiers.and.buyers.of.treated. timber..identify.timber.that.has.been. treated.in.accordance.with.bs8417.and. treaters.that.have.established.a.safe. relationship.between.their.treatment. process.and.the.species.of.timber.that. they.are.treating .

in sUmmARY
to.summarise,.treated.timber.is.fit.for. purpose.but.it.requires.the.specifier.and. buyer.to.make.sure.that.the..timber. species. . they. ask. for. is. capable. of. delivering.the.desired.service.life.when. treated ..

the sPeciFieR oF tReAted timBeR ( BUYeR)
the.correct.specification.of.timber,.for.its. end.use,.is.essential.if.the.desired.service.

Mark Eggleston WJ Timber Treatments www.wjcomponents.co.uk

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heRe is one contRActoR’s vieW on the PRoBlems FAcinG timBeR tReAtment At the moment.
i. feel. that. the. problems. we. are. experiencing. today. are. partly. due. to. timber.suppliers ..firstly.they.do.not.seem. capable.of.grading.stakes,.insisting.in. including.several.sub.standard.specimens. in.each.bundle,.mainly.in.the.centre .. secondly,.they.do.not.seem.able.to.point. the.posts.in.the.centre.so.they.drive.in. sideways. and. thirdly. they. often. peel. them.badly .. with.regard.to.treatment.i.don’t.regard. any.current.form.of.tanalising.as.suitable. for.long.term.use.and.the.policy.of.kiln. drying.home.grown.post.is.again.flawed. as.this.procedure.makes.posts.brittle ..i. think.it.is.only.a.matter.of.time.before. someone.is.seriously.injured.driving.in.one. of.these.posts ..i.have.had.several.shatter. especially.when.ground.is.hard .. i.have.been.fencing.for.30.years.and.the. only.posts.i.will.use.now.are.pressure. treated,.creosoted,.imported.redwood. from.calders.and.grandidge ..i.have.never. broken.one.of.these.posts.with.my.bryce. suma.or.my.protech,.even.when.the. ground.is.hard ..they.do.cost.more.but. you.don’t.have.customers.moaning.in.5. years.that.they.have.rotted ..like.most. things. in. life,. you. get. what. you. pay. for ...a.poorly.treated.softwood.post.is. also.damaging.to.the.environment.as.it. needs.cutting,.peeling,.pointing,.treating,. transporting.and.installing.-.all.this.uses. fuel ..after.all.this.it.may.need.replacing,. sometimes.in.as.little.as.3.years .. i.also.wonder.what.the.guarantee.on. uc4.posts.is.worth.-.will.the.supplier. cover.the.costs.incurred.if.they.rot.off. in.ten.years.and.what.if.this.post.failure. causes.stock.to.escape?.who.will.be.to. blame.especially.when.the.contractor. has. passed. on. the. guarantee. to. the. customer?.i.hope.no.one.ever.has.to. find.out . (eds.note:.this.is.a.view.of.a.contractor. and.not.a.view.of.fencing.news)

A contRActoR’s vieW

We hAve Received A hUGe ResPonse FRom oUR timBeR tReAtment qUestions Which FeAtURed in the lAst issUe oF FencinG And lAndscAPinG neWs, PAGe 26. AnsWeRs hAve Been sent FRom A Wide mix oF PeoPle, FRom tReAteRs And contRActoRs to timBeR meRchAnts, All involved Within diFFeRent AReAs oF the timBeR tReAtment indUstRY.

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qUAlitY timBeR tReAtment – the keY to sUccess
basf. wolman. is. increasingly. being. asked. to. share. its. competence. and. experience.in.quality.treatment.due.to.a. number.of.reported.cases.of.premature. failures.of.treated.timber ..High-quality. treatment.and.state.of.the.art.quality. control.is.the.most.promising.way.to. increase.the.trust.in.treated.timber ..

WolmAn – YoUR comPetent PARtneR in Wood PRotection – since 1911
non-PRessURe methods
BRUshinG sPRAYinG diPPinG sURFAce to enveloPe tReAtment

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essentiAl cRiteRiA
High-quality.treated.timber.must.fulfill. two. basic. criteria. for. a. long. service. life:. the. required. loading. and. an. adequate. penetration. of. the. timber. with. the. wood. preservative .. both,. the. preservative’s. required. retention. level.and.the.required.penetration.depth. depend.on.the.final.application.of.the. treated.timber,.the.wood.species.and. the.wood.preservative .. depending. on. the. application. of. the. timber.–.expressed.in.use.classes.–.the. exposure.to.fungi.and.insects.differs ..

Uc 2 Uc 3

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PRessURe methods
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tiMber treAtMent
it.is.pretty.simple:.the.higher.the.use. class.the.higher.the.required.penetration. of.the.timber .. fencing. poles. are. in. ground. contact. exposed.to.severe.wetting.and.attack.of. fungi,.so.need.a.protection.suitable.for. use.class.4,.which.means.ideally.a.full. sap-wood.penetration.is.required . High-quality. wood. preservatives. are. complex. chemical. formulations. of. different.active.ingredients,.co-biocides. and.additives.in.order.to.achieve.the. highest.performance ..the.most.crucial. performance. properties. are. a. high. efficacy.against.wood.destroying.fungi. and.insects.as.well.as.the.preservative’s. ability.to.penetrate.the.timber .. the.cost.performance.of.different.wood. preservatives.should.be.compared.on. the.basis.of.‘treatment.cost.in.£.per. m³’.only,.which.can.be.obtained.by.the. basic.formula.of.wood.protection:. FUll sAP-Wood PenetRAtion With WolmAnit cx onlY PARtiAl PenetRAtion leAdinG to PRemAtURe FAilURe tReAted sAmPle With UnsUFFicient sAPWood PenetRAtion AFteR 5 YeARs oF exPosURe non-corrosiveness. of. the. wood. preservative. is. important. to. reduce. maintenance. cost. for. the. treatment. plant ..last.but.not.least,.the.toxicological. and.eco-toxicological.foot-print.influence. the.buying.decision.of.end.consumers. and.are.key.to.position.treated.timber. as.sustainable.and.eco-friendly.building. material .. independent. test. as. a. major. step. to. increase. confidence. in. treated. timber a. very. successful. example. how. to. establish. a. high-quality. brand. for. treated.timber.and.lift.the.end.consumer. confidence. is. the. well. know. ntR. scheme ..the.scandinavian.ntR.quality. scheme.was.introduced.already.some. 20.years.ago.and.has.established.itself. as.the.most.strict.and.well.accepted. quality. scheme. for. treated. timber. worldwide . the. scheme. requires. data. of. more. than.two.independent.in-ground.tests. over.at.least.five.years.for.use.class. 4 .. independent. auditors. do. regular. quality. audits. of. certified. treatment. plants,.taking.treated.timber.samples. to. analyze. retention. and. penetration. of. the. preservative,. and. samples. of. the.working.solution.to.ensure.proper. solution.strength ..if.the.required.quality. criteria.are.not.met,.ntR.expects.the. standards.to.be.met.within.a.short.time. frame ..if.they.fail,.the.ntR.certificate. is.withdrawn . basf.wolman.is.driving.the.ongoing. discussion.to.establish.a.transparent. quality. system,. a. first. step. being. independent.tests.of.wood.preservatives. under.practical.conditions ..the.technical. group.within.wpa.is.working.with.bRe. to. design. such. an. independent. test. for. treated. timber. starting. in. 2012 .. benefits.for.treaters.include.a.higher. transparency. regarding. preservative. performance. making. it. easier. to. achieve.the.desired.quality,.durability. and.service.life.of.their.products.in.a. cost.efficient.way .

tReAtment cost (£ PeR m³) = PRice oF the chemicAl (£ PeR kG) x necessARY Retention (kG PeR m³)
. the.necessary.retention.‘kg/m³’.varies. for.the.different.wood.preservatives.and. use. classes .. usually,. the. necessary. retention.level.is.determined.for.different. use.classes.in.scientifically.proven.and.

independent. biological. field. tests .. in. most.countries.–.with.the.uK.being.an. exception.–.the.retentions.being.derived. from.the.biological.tests.are.published.by. the.respective.authorities.or.independent. institutes.to.increase.the.transparency. for.the.treatment.industry .. on.top.of.the.cost.performance.there. are. a. number. of. further. important. criteria.for.treatment.plant.operators. when.choosing.their.wood.preservative .. as.mentioned.above.the.penetration. properties.of.the.preservative.are.key. to. achieve. a. high. quality. treatment .. However,.different.timber.species.have. got. different. penetration. properties .. some. wood. species. like. spruce. or.

doug.fir.are.very.difficult.to.penetrate,. while.others.like.pine.are.much.easier. to. penetrate .. incising,. which. is. the. mechanical.perforation.of.the.timber,. is. a. good. possibility. to. increase. the. penetration.and.to.extend.the.service. life.of.treated.spruce.and.fir . a.high.quality.wood.preservative.should. be. stable. over. a. long. storage. time. under.different.temperature.conditions. to. ensure. a. proper,. homogeneous. distribution. of. the. active. ingredients. in.the.treatment.solution.and.finally.in. the.timber ..precipitation,.decomposition. or.foaming.can.negatively.affect.the. visual.appearance.of.the.timber.and. lead. to. unstable. plant. operations .. .

exAmPle : sUmmARY oF PenetRAtion ResUlts 2010

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Total cross samples Wolmanit® CX-8 cu.triazole acQ ccp 2% 5% 16% 22% 98% not.approved.cross.samples approved.cross.samples 95% 84% 78% 2,385 345 663 350

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time to BenchmARk timBeR tReAteRs
ReAdeRs oF “qUestions FoR timBeR tReAteRs” (FencinG neWs dec.2011) miGht Get the imPRession thAt not A lot is BeinG done in ResPonse to mARket conceRns ABoUt the PeRFoRmAnce oF tReAted Fence Posts this WoUld Be WRonG.
ever.since.reports.about.the.premature. failure.of.fence.posts.started.to.emerge.in. 2008,.the.wood.protection.association. (wpa).has.taken,.and.continues.to.take,. actions.designed.to.help.preservative. suppliers. and. treaters. restore. buyer. confidence. in. treated. wood. used. in. ground.contact .. These actions include: • Investigating reports of fence posts failures in 2008 and publishing a “Fact File” of the findings. • Publishing additional guidance on achieving the best results with spruce – a species not only classified in British Standards as resistant to preservative impregnation but for which consistent achievement of adequate penetration patterns is difficult. • Launching “Make Sure Its 4”, a communications initiative to help the industry raise buyer awareness about the need to specify the correct treatment for timber destined for ground contact applications. • Developing the WPA Benchmark quality assurance scheme for treated wood (Fencing News Dec 2011) that is focused on a third party assessment of specific components and the treatment plant and preservative used to produce it. A condition of certification under Benchmark is that components are identifiable as being produced under the Benchmark quality scheme and, as in North America and Scandinavia, this will result in individual piece marking or labelling as evidence of the quality. • A new programme of performance trials with treated spruce in ground contact is being set up by WPA at BRE to provide additional long term field test data on efficacy. Incised material will be included. The prospect of extending the scope for use of this important UK timber species through achieving consistent deeper penetration of preservatives in incised material should be welcomed. • The WPA Technical Committee is currently reviewing all durability data relating to pine, Douglas fir and larch treated with copperorganic preservatives including sawn timber posts where heartwood may be exposed. Performance in service, for example in Scandinavia and in the UK, of such material is generally good but the committee wishes to ensure that treatment recommendations, especially where desired service life is greater than 15 years, are sufficiently robust. It is also looking at producing more detailed guidance about the benefits to service life of mechanically incising timber whose sapwood and/or heartwood is classed as resistant to treatment. Much of the technical output of the WPA influences the content of British Standards and the association will not hesitate to lobby BSI if evidence supports a change to the guidance in BS8417. information on • Specific recommendations for treatment with the different preservatives used by the treatment industry is not publicly available in the UK but at the end of 2011, the WPA board took a decision to introduce a WPA product approval scheme that will list key performance recommendations such as preservative loadings for each individual preservative listed under the scheme.

this.wpa.approval.scheme.will.bring. benchmark. closely. in. line. with. the. quality.schemes.of.other.major.treated. wood. using. countries .. the. details. of. individual. preservatives. will. be. listed.in.the.wpa.wood.preservation. manual.“industrial.wood.preservation:. specification.&.practice” ..this.manual. has,.for.many.years,.been.the.principal. reference.for.uK.specifiers.and.treaters. seeking.to.source.and.produce.fit.for. purpose. treated. components .. the. benchmark.quality.scheme.is.based. on.the.guidance.set.out.in.this.manual. and.in.particular,.the.establishment.of. what’s.known.as.the.“safe.relationship”. between. the. species. to. be. treated,. its. condition,. intended. application,. preservative.solution.strength,.and.plant. pressure.cycles ....the.safe.relationship. is.specific.to.an.individual.treatment. plant.and.requires.extensive.analytical. work. to. establish. in. collaboration. with. the. preservative. supplier .. it. is. time.consuming.work.but.necessary. to. achieve. the. quality. consistency. required. to. satisfy. customers .. benchmark. accreditation. provides. third.party.endorsement.of.a.treated.

component’s.quality.and.is.open.to. any.timber.treater.whether.they.are. members.of.the.wpa.or.not ... there.will.always.be.several.sectors. with.different.price.points.in.any.market. and.the.fencing.market.is.no.different .. the.price.of.a.component.will.almost. always.have.a.direct.relationship.to.its. quality ..and.often.the.buyer/user.has.no. means.of.knowing.if.the.product.they. have.can.be.expected.to.meet.their. service.life.expectations ..benchmark. provides.a.quality.assurance.scheme. that.is.both.credible.and.relevant.to. the.needs.of.the.market ..every.treater. with.a.long.term.interest.in.the.fencing. and.landscaping.sector.would.be.well. advised.to.consider.adopting.it .

Steve Young, Director, Wood Protection Association 5 Flemming Court, Castleford West Yorkshire WF10 5HW e-mail enquiries: info@wood-protection.org

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A Timber merchAnTs View
The timber trade is very complex and after 50 years of it I am still learning! The world is changing and production of Softwood is vital to our very existence. Softwood is the only product which can boast “that to produce 1 tonne of timber the softwood tree will absorb 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide and emit 1 tonne of oxygen”- that is why it is vital. Softwood is a crop and should be regarded as such just the same as wheat or beef. Sustainability is not a problem as all the major softwood producing countries have for the last 40 years or so run balanced production programmes giving continual stock growth. and concentrate on supplying quality. Quality which is controlled so that it commands that “commercial price.” As chemical compositions change it has become necessary to give closer control to our treatment methods and procedures. Under BS8417 there is no differentation between specie, the standard concentrates on depth of penetration, and retention of chemicals. Different specie of timber accepts treatment differently and in order to meet BS they must be handled differently. 1. What the future process is? The Treatment Processor must know beforehand the grade of treatment required. Then they should know the specie of timber to be used and its condition. If the timber supplied for treatment is not in the right condition then it should not be treated! 2. How it’s audited. The treatment processor must keep accurate records in respect of specie, volume, condition and clearly calculate and show that the required uptake of preservative has been achieved according to the known criteria. These records should comply with standard control methods, and be audited by outside sources to ensure correct standards are maintained. 3. How Moisture and Treatment Levels are measured. Moisture content is expressed as a percentage and today is normally measured by passing and electrical current through 2 metal probes and the resistance measured and expressed as a percentage. If the cells of the timber contain too much moisture how can they receive preservative? There are tables to show how many litres of fluid should be absorbed by a known volume of timber according to specie. Water is the carrying agent and when it dries out naturally it leaves behind the preservative. As the timber dries out it will crack. Penetration levels must be achieved to ensure that no untreated timber will be exposed within the cracks. 4. What type of Timber should be used? The way in which the specie of timber is treated is more important than the specie itself. However it is true to say that some species are more durable than others and that some species are easier

to obtain the correct levels of retention than others. 5. What type of ground conditions effect desired life? Ground conditions will not affect correctly treated timbers according to the specification required 6. What Spray Chemical reacts with the Treatment which effect service life. Copper is the main ingredient of both timber preservatives and most pesticides so affects may only occur if the crop is sprayed excessively. To my knowledge in this this does not happen country. 7. What certification should accompany each purchase? How can the end user be able to identify the premium product? Goods produced under the WPA Benchmark Treatment Scheme will be marked either as an individual piece or as a pack. This together with the suppliers written guarantee and accompanying invoice will ensure whole life value and give peace of mind.

Production by growth is part of the process but when the timber for “in ground contact” is correctly treated the sustainability issue becomes a little easier. The longer it lasts the less we need to produce. This however will go against the school of thought which wants to sell as much as possible and probably at the lowest price possible. It is time we “smelt the roses” and paid a commercial price for a quality commercial product. Stop fighting between ourselves over prices in a static market

QuAliTy wood PreserVATion is The only wAy ForwArd
Good Preservation Practices Success in achieving effective and long term wood preservation requires several key factors to all be in place together : · Appropriate selection & correct preparation of wood, particularly moisture content · Use of an effective wood preservative at the correct strength · Selection of appropriate impregnation process parameters, to suit the species and intended end use · Correct installation of the final treated product Failure in any of these areas can undermine the whole process and lead to a reduction in service life. Clear guidance on all aspects is available, both from chemical suppliers and the Wood Protection Association. To allow some home grown species, when treated, to reach their full service life potential in ground contact incising may be required. Incising is a tried and tested technology and has been used for decades on the west coast of the US and Canada. Osmose has been working closely with our north American colleagues and specialist equipment suppliers to tap into this experience and adapt it for UK species. We see the advent of incising in the UK industry as a potentially very significant development and, as a result, want to call for an industry forum to be convened, between all interested parties, to discuss and agree clear and consistent marketing messages concerning the features and benefits of incised, treated wood, so that the industry can speak with one voice on this important issue. Quality Programmes Warranty programmes should be regarded as an indicator of quality providing confidence to the purchaser. Treaters who have provided such

by Gordon ewbAnk, osmose uk commerciAl direcTor

warranties under pinned by audited quality procedures are now well placed to meet the independent requirements of the Benchmark programme set up by the Wood Protection Association (WPA), many have already achieved and moved to this standard. Andrew Hodge Osmose European Marketing director states "Osmose is a firm believer in the WPA Benchmark programme and encourages interested

parties to join the WPA and engage with this quality programme to help create recognised industry standards. The WPA Benchmark scheme will add to consumer confidence by providing an independent third party inspection of the whole process. The Fencing News has provided a useful forum to industry for debate to improve the standard of treated wood products which should be applauded".

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the imPAct oF moistURe content on timBeR’s PeRFoRmAnce
tRada.estimates.that.more.than.80%. of.the.in-service.problems.associated. with.wood.are.in.some.way.related.to.its. moisture.content ..the.amount.of.water. present.in.timber.can.affect.its.weight,. strength,.workability,.susceptibility.to. biological.attack.and.dimensional.stability. in.a.particular.end.use . tRada.technology’s.wood.information. sheet.(wis).moisture.in.timber.provides. basic. information. for. the. specifier. and.user.on.the.key.facts.and.issues. concerning. moisture. content .. for. example,.timber.below.approximately. 20%.moisture.content.is.not.considered. to.be.at.risk.from.fungal.decay . timber. does. not. shrink. or. swell. lengthwise.along.the.grain,.but.as.it. loses.water.below.the.25%-30%.fibre. saturation.point.it.will.shrink.laterally ..in. constant.conditions.of.temperature.and. 26 fencing news february.2012 relative.humidity,.timber.will.eventually. reach.a.constant.moisture.content.-.the. ‘equilibrium.moisture.content’.(emc) .. ‘movement’.is.the.term.for.dimensional. change.that.results.from.changes.in. emc.that.occur.after.the.initial.shrinkage. has. taken. place .. movement. occurs. because,.in.practice,.a.stable.emc.is. never.reached . moisture.in.timber.is.available.in.pdf. format.free.of.charge.from.the.tRada. website ...the.cost.is.£12 .00.for.nonmembers ..

To order visit www.trada.co.uk/ Bookshop. The WIS has been updated for ease of downloading online.

coMPAny newS

cAldeRs & GRAndidGe hit the RoAd!
following. the. launch. of. their. 2. new. websites,.calders.&.grandidge.is.aiming. to. increase. customer. awareness. by. having.a.full.time.representative.out. on.the.road . Rick.windley,.who.is.already.well.known. to.several.key.customers.assumes.this. new. role. from. 1st. february,. and. is. relishing.the.task.ahead . Rich.has.spent.some.years.as.a.desk. based. fencing. sales. exec. covering. a. wide.range.of.customers ..in.his.new. role,.he.will.be.targeting.a.lot.of.the. merchants.(not.least.Jewson).and.letting. the.farming.fraternity.know.where.they. can.buy.creosoted.timber . since.creosote.won.the.day.over.eu. opposition.some.months.ago,.there.is. still.the.perception.that.it.cannot.be. used!.Rick.will.therefore.be.going.on.an. ‘education’.tour.around.the.country . He.will.also.be.promoting.our.range. of.entrance,.field.and.handgates.–.all. pressure.treated.either.green,.brown. or.black.(black.dipped.or.creosoted),. and.our.established.range.of.fencing. for. the. farm,. paddock. and. home .. green.and.brown.treatment.is.osmose. naturewood . Rick.is.from.a.farming.background,.so. is.fully.aware.of.the.benefits.properly. treated. timber. can. offer .. as. a. wpa. benchmark.treater.–.one.of.only.a.select. few.in.the.country,.he.can.be.confident. that. the. materials. he. is. offering. are. truly.fit.for.purpose! if.he.happens.to.knock.on.your.door,. a. warm. cup. of. tea. would. be. most. welcome!.(eds.note:.yorkshire.tea)

www.caldersandgrandidge.com

Rick WindleY
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soUth eAst FencinG comPAnY deliGhted to AnnoUnce tie With lonG estABlished BelGiAn mill
Having.a.strong.background.in.the.timber. industry,.andy.swan.established.swan. timber.in.1998 ...swan.timber.offer.a. supply.only.service.of.fencing.products,. in.particular.timber.in.the.form.of.peeled. fencing.stakes,.machine.rounded.timber. and.all.types.of.sawn.softwood ...swan. also. offer. a. full. pressure. treatment. service,.both.green.and.brown,.as.well. as. morticing. using. a. gang. mortiser,. round.topping,.aris.rail.ending.and.are. specialists.in.the.supply.of.stakes.for. orchard.use.in.the.fruit.growing.areas. in.the.south.of.england ... started.as.a.two.man.operation,.swan. timber. now. have. a. turnover. in. the. region.of.2.million.pounds.per.annum .. . they.now.employ.5.full.time.employees. and.5.self.employed.ontractors.who. are. called. upom. during. the. season .. . swan.timber.relocated.to.the.warren,. crowborough.in.2000.and.are.still.in. this.location.today ...

“i. established. the. business. to. peel,. point.and.treat.fencing.stakes.but.the. business.has.evolved.over.the.years,”. andy. explains .. . “we. now. treat. and. stock. sawn. fencing. and. all. ancillary.

products ...from.1982.to.1989.i.worked. in.timber.harvesting.and.between.1989. and.1998.i.was.director.of.a.business. with.two.peeling.plants.and.a.sawmill,. along.with.five.treatment.plants.and. .

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“Regarding.15.year.desired. service.life.treated.timber,.the. latest.paper.chase.designed. by.the.wpa.does.not.address. the.problem,.it.just.transfers. the.blame.from.the.chemical,. which.after.all.has.had.the. active.ingredients.removed,. to.the.treatment.business .. we.also.believe.that.certain. soil.types.leach.the.copper. from.the.timber,.again.this. means. the. blame. can. be. attached. to. the. treatment. company.when.the.timber. is.tested.after.the.chemical. has.leached.out . “i.believe.this.is.not.the.way. for.the.chemical.companies. to. treat. their. customers .. i. simply. do. not. believe. you. can.treat.a.kiln.dried.4ex.log. fence.post.or.a.half.round. fence. stake. and. get. any. penetration. into. the. heart. wood .. our. domestic. customers.do.not.want.a.one.ex.log. post.that.will.twist,.warp.and.split,.and. we.are.not.allowed.to.supply.creosoted. posts.for.domestic.use . “this.left.us.with.the.problem.of.the. orchards ..during.2009.we.started.using. creosoted.tree.stakes.from.a.belgium. mill,. Huet. bois .. this. company. have. been.producing.creosoted.stakes.for. over.60.years.with.great.success ..the. quality.and.service.are.first.class ..we. were.delighted.to.be.able.to.develop.a. range.of.creosoted.peeled.stakes.for. the.agricultural.market .”. during. november. 2011. swan. were. also.delighted.to.be.appointed.as.sole. uK. supplier. for. all. creosoted. stakes. both.for.the.orchard.industry.and.the. general.agricultural.market ..swan.have. faith.that.these.stakes.will.last.many. years.and.the.total.life.cost.of.a.stock. fence.erected.using.these.stakes.will.be. much.less.than.treated.stakes.which. will.fail.earlier . “my.youth.was.spent.on.my.fathers. farm.in.northumberland,”.andy.explains,. “in.1967.we.soaked.untreated.spruce. in.creosote.for.a.few.days ..we.replaced. this.fence.in.2007,.40.years.later ..the. treated.stakes.and.gate.posts.which. replaced.this.fence.lasted.3.years .” in.the.first.year.swan.will.have.a.limited. supply. of. stakes. and. strainers. and. will. be. looking. for. a. limited. number. of.stockists .

became. obvious. that. the. modern. generation.chemicals.do.not.work.in. traditional.british.conditions ..we.had. had.no.problems.using.cca,.but.during. 2007. we. had. claims. against. us. for. thousands.of.tree.stakes.in.the.orchards .. at.that.time.we.were.importing.large. volumes.of.treated.stakes.as.well.as. untreated.ones.that.we.were.treating. ourselves .. “the.rot.problem.was.quite.consistent,. it.did.not.seem.to.matter.which.supplier. or. which. chemical. brand. was. used,. the.stakes.simply.started.to.rot.after. two.years ..this.problem.was.so.huge. at. one. stage. it. threatened. the. very. existence.of.the.business ..to.date.we. have.had.over.three.hundred.thousand. failures.and.the.figure.is.still.rising ..it. is.common.in.all.species.and.for.fruit. farmers.the.effects.are.dramatic . “it.costs.around.£30,000.per.hectare. to.establish.a.modern.high.wire.orchard .. this.is.generally.costed.over.a.fifteen. year.life.span.of.the.modern.fruit.trees .. these.trees.need.support.for.the.full. fifteen.years ..the.despair.of.some.of. these.farmers.when.the.orchards.started. to.collapse.after.two.or.three.years.was. heartbreaking ..it.was.obvious.that.action.

needed.to.be.taken,.both.for.domestic. customers.with.closeboard.fencing.and. the.fruit.farming.industry . “in.2007.we.decided.to.form.a.sister. business,.longerlife.posts.ltd.and.this. specialises.in.the.fitment.of.postsavers. to.sawn.posts.for.domestic.use.and.the. manufacture.of.waney.and.closeboard. panels ..a.recent.addition.is.mobile.field. shelters.supplied.and.erected.across. the.south.of.england ..we.started.fitting. postsavers.in.2008.and.have.not.had. a. single. failure .. during. this. time. we. have.replaced.many.posts.from.other. sources.that.have.only.lasted.two.or. three.years . “the. only. postsavers. we. have. had. returned.were.some.that.were.three. years.old.and.had.been.hit.by.a.car .. they. had. snapped. two. feet. above. ground.-.the.post.in.the.ground.was. 100%.sound .” longerlife.posts.now.has.6.staff.and. a. projected. turnover. this. year. of. £1. million. approx .. andy. says,. “Having. been. involved. in. treating. timber. for. many. years. i. believe. this. to. be. the. answer ..it.is.cost.effective.on.a.bay.of. closeboard.fencing,.adding.only.a.few. pence.per.metre.to.the.fence .

Swan Timber, The Warren, Crowborough, East Sussex. TN6 1UB Tel/Fax 01892 611673 swantimber@hotmail.co.uk

P Irving & Sons Ltd of Hutton Roof Sawmills are pleased to supply . Swan Timber with their homegrown FSC softwood fencing material. We wish them continued success now and for the future.

contact us: 015242 71510 www.pirvingandsons.co.uk

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hAmPton steel mAkes A move on eURoPe

growth.in.exports”.said.peter.matten,. sales.manager . Hampton’s. marketing. team. have. developed. a. cohesive. marketing. and. pR.campaign.that.not.only.sees.more. involvement.with.new.media.but.also. works.closely.with.a.variety.of.sector. magazines.both.on.and.offline.to.maintain. both.brand.and.product.awareness .. “we.are.focusing.on.a.proactive.campaign. supported.by.an.increase.in.attendance. in.exhibitions.underpinned.by.a.fantastic. brand.and.a.great.team ..it’s.essential.that. our.core.message.is.conveyed.in.all.we. do,.which.is.bRitisH.wiRe.fencing. you.can.tRust”.said.louise.grayson,. marketing.manager .

as.the.owners.of.the.first.x.knot.machine. in.europe,.uK.wire.fencing.manufacturers,. Hampton.steel.ltd,.have.reported.uK. sales.of.their.new.Xnet™.product.as. exceeding.forecasts.and.are.welcoming. the.increased.interest.they.are.receiving. from.european.distributors ..the.staged. roll.out.of.Xnet™.to.both.new.sectors. and.new.markets.is.being.supported.by. a.busy.year.of.shows.both.in.the.uK. and.overseas ..customers.can.expect.

to. see. Hampton. at. many. of. the. big. events.where.they.will.be.welcoming. both.existing.and.new.distributors.to. come.and.witness.for.themselves.the. superior.strength.and.increased.versatility. offered.by.the.Xnet™.fencing.system .. following.on.from.the.success.in.the. uK.at.lamma.in.January,.Hampton.will. next.be.seen.at.wire.2012.in.dusseldorf,. from.26th.to.30th.march ..

“there.was.such.a.buzz.at.lamma.for. Hampton’s.and.not.just.around.Xnet™ .. we. had. some. great. introductions. to. new.customers.but.similarly.had.some. excellent.feedback.from.existing.ones. regarding.the.quality.of.our.product.and. the.overall.rebranding.of.Hampton.steel .. the.wire.show.in.dusseldorf.has.over. 37,000.visitors.over.five.days.from.40. countries.so.we.are.extremely.excited. about.what.that.will.contribute.to.our.

Visit Hampton Steel on their stand at ‘Wire 2012’ in Dusseldorf, 26th – 30th March, Hall 16 G64 or go to www.hamptonsteel. co.uk where you can view their entire product range.

chestnutfencing ltd

torryhill

The Chalk Pit, Lade Wood Hill, Doddington, Kent ME9 0ED • FSC Certified Chestnut Fencing • Chestnut Pale Fencing • Post & Rail • Hurdles • Panel Fencing • Border Panels • Chestnut Picket gates

Tel: 01795 886020 Fax: 01795 886196 Email: chestnut@torryhill.co.uk Visit our website: www.torryhill.co.uk
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cAteRPillAR joins FoRces With PARAmoUnt to PRotect PRodUcts And stAFF
the.internationally.renowned.caterpillar. brand.is.well.known.for.its.contractors. machinery.and.plant ..the.caterpillar. name.serves.customers.in.more.than. 180.countries.around.the.globe.with. more.than.300.products ..more.than. half.of.caterpillar.total.sales.fall.outside. of.the.united.states .. the.company.has.branched.into.many. new.market.sectors.over.the.last.few. years,.including.generators.and.power. generation . one. of. the. key. facilities. within. the. uK.market.is.the.cat.energyst.plant,. located. near. wolverhampton. in. the. west. midlands .. the. midlands. plant. specializes. in. manufacturing. high. capacity. generators,. specialized. cooling. and. heating. equipment. and. power. generation. systems .. the. manufacturing. facility. supplies. equipment. specifically. for. the. uK,. and.is.the.preferred.solution.for.many. hospitals,.communication.companies,. and.defence.applications . the.business.identified.that.protection. was. needed. from. different. types. of. security. risks,. including. theft,. staff. protection,. health. and. safety. and. visitor.management . the.security.manager.identified.that.a. number.of.systems.would.be.required. to.fulfill.all.of.the.needs.and.provide. a.satisfactory.solution.to.mitigate.any. significant. risks .. it. was. agreed. that. a. wide. policy. of. both. physical. and. electronic.solutions.would.be.best.to. suit.the.site .. perimeter.palisade.fencing.would.be. installed.around.the.perimeter.of.the.site. to.provide.boundary.protection ..two.new. automatic.safeslide™.sliding.gates. would.be.required,.controlled.through. a.proximity.card.access.system,.which. could. in. turn. integrate. with. a. cctV. system. capable. of. being. monitored. remotely ..the.building.structure.could. be.protected.by.a.commercial.intruder. alarm,. but. the. protection. for. staff. members. would. need. to. be. fulfilled. by. the. use. of. individual. man. down. protectors,. predominantly. to. protect. workers.and.operators.during.the.night,. as.the.site.operates.24hrs.a.day .

after.careful.consideration.of.a.number. of.possible.suppliers,.paramount.security. group.were.chosen.to.provide.a.fully. integrated.solution,.including.remote. monitoring. to. their. 24hr. central. monitoring.station . the.project.took.6.weeks.to.complete,. and. was. based. on. an. ip. (internet. protocol).solution,.allowing.the.client. to. have. easy. access;. to. any. of. the. security.systems.from.any.location .

simon.simpson.from.paramount.sg,. commented.that.the.project.had.been. successful.in.fulfilling.all.of.the.clients. requirements,.and.it.also.allowed.for. easy. expansion. to. other. sites. in. the. future .

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A neW RAnGe oF timBeR disPlAY And stAGinG Units, PURPose desiGned FoR shoWinG oFF GARden centRe PlAnts And PRodUcts to theiR Best AdvAntAGe, is the lAtest in PRomotionAl meRchAndisinG eqUiPment AvAilABle FRom GARden And lAndscAPe timBeR PRodUcts mAnUFActUReR m&m timBeR ltd.
pressure. treated. for. long. life,. either. indoors.or.out,.the.display.range.includes. benching.for.bedding.and.houseplants,. trellis. panels. and. dividers,. product. display.tables,.promo.end.units,.and. hanging. basket. trees .. in. addition. to. the. standard. layouts,. m&m. timber. also.offers.a.bespoke.design.service. and.will.even.carry.out.the.installation .. individual.display.units.can.be.custom. made.to.order.in.any.configuration,.and. finished. in. a. wide. choice. of. colours. and.finishes ..

m&m timBeR tAkes centRe stAGe in GARden centRes

now.regularly.supplying.around.400. independent. garden. centres. around. the.uK.with.a.whole.range.of.timber. garden.products,.m&m.timber’s.decision. to. add. robust. timber. merchandising. displays.to.their.product.line-up.was. a.natural.progression . “we. have. a. tremendous. design. and. manufacturing.facility.at.our.disposal. here. at. the. manufacturing. centre. near. Kidderminster,”. says. managing. director.nigel.poyner ..“so.when.we.

started. receiving. enquiries. from. the. retail. trade. for. display. benches. and. staging,. we. didn’t. hesitate. in. taking. the.opportunity .” midlands.based.webbs.of.wychbold,.one. of.the.country’s.leading.garden.centres,. was.amongst.the.first.to.place.an.order. with.m&m.timber ..they.will.shortly.be. taking.delivery.of.350.merchandising. units.to.replace.their.existing.display. structures .

For more information on the extensive range available, garden centre owners can call M&M’s sales team on 01299 832611 or see the website at www. mmtimber.co.uk for more details.

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Aso sAFetY solUtions disPlAYs innovAtive tRiPle-PlAY At the R+t
aso.safety.solutions.from.salzkotten,. germany,. will. present. its. products. for.the.automation.of.door.and.gate. applications.in.a.few.weeks.when.the.R. &.t.show.opens.in.stuttgart,.germany .. the.R+t,.the.most.important.trade. show.of.the.door.and.gate.industry,.is. known.for.its.high.density.of.innovative. products .. “we.don´t.think.of.ourselves.as.just. a. supplier. but. rather. as. a. partner .. with.our.solutions.for.safety.on.gates,. we.offer.the.full.range.of.customized. sensing.edges,.reliable.gate.controls. and.our.inductive.signal.transmission. system ..aso.can.provide.you.with.a. carefree.package.from.a.single.source .”,. says.Helmut.friedrich,.president.of. aso.safety.solutions . the. time. saving. assembly. system. for. sensing. edges. ,. plug´n´sense,. was. introduced. to. the. market. in. 2011. and. the. response. has. been. extremely. positive .. with. the. gate. control.dRico.slife,.aso.introduces. a.product.that.can.be.customized.to. almost.all.wishes.of.door.and.gate. manufacturers ..due.to.the.frequency. converter,.even.heavy.doors.and.gates. can.be.moved.easily ..the.inductive. signal. transmission. system. indus. vertical.for.overhead.doors.completes. the.picture ..it.is.maintenance-free,.is. not.influenced.by.other.signals.and. does.not.need.any.batteries .. From 28th of February, visitors are invited to have a closer look at the ASO products in hall 6 booth 6A87.

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select FeW GRABBinG All the GRoWth in the Uk FencinG indUstRY
a. new. study. by. industry. analysts,. plimsoll. publishing,. has. identified. a. group. of. 39. emerging. companies. in. the. uK. fencing. industry .. in. the. last. year.these.companies.have.increased. sales.by.an.average.19%.and.are.taking. further. control. of. the. market. as. we. start.2012 . over.the.last.2.years,.growth.in.the. market.has.been.sporadic,.averaging. -10%.two.years.ago.and.7%.last.year .. However,.these.high.growth.companies. have.managed.to.grow.much.faster .. the.table.below.highlights.how.they.are. grabbing.market.share.at.the.expense. of.the.rest .. of.the.661.companies.analysed.in.the. just.published.plimsoll.analysis,.32.were. found.to.be.suffering.the.consequences. of.these.high.growth.companies ..they. saw.their.own.sales.fall,.on.average. by. -10%. in. the. same. period .. david. pattison,. author. of. this. new. market. study.states,.“this.is.absolute.evidence. that.whatever.growth.there.is.in.the. market.is.being.captured.by.a.select. group.of.companies .” so.what.have.these.companies.been. Growth companies No of companies Average growth 39 19% Affected companies 32 -10% Rest 590 4% Industry 661 7% as. the. table. shows,. growth. is. still. being.achieved.by.a.number.of.small,. innovative.companies.(as.well.as.some. of.the.majors) . the.new.plimsoll.analysis.provides.a. full.financial.analysis.on.the.top.661. companies.in.the.uK.fencing.industry .. their. full. financial. performance. over. the. last. 4. years. is. presented. in. the. publication ..the.analysis.is.designed.for. the.busy.manager.who.needs.to.spot. trends.in.the.overall.market,.identify. and.understand.threatening.competitors .. for.those.looking.for.quick.growth,.the. analysis.can.also.be.used.to.seek.out. acquisition.prospects . copies.of.the.full.661.paged.analysis.are. available.now.in.pdf.format,.priced.at. £350.(+Vat) ..we.would.be.delighted. to. offer. readers. of. fencing. news. a. £50.discount.if.they.quote.reference. pR/aa10 Turnover of oF Growth co’s Affected co’s the GRoWthco comPAnies in the Uk FencinG indUstRY £500,000 5 2 1 13 10 5 39 3 4 4 5 6 10 0 32 £1,000,000 £3,000,000 £5,000,000 £10,000,000 £50,000,000 over.£50.million total 2

doing.to.create.this.growth?.pattison. offers.the.following.explanation,.“it’s. clear.that.the.market.is.changing ..the. revenue.and.growth.streams.companies. took.for.granted.a.couple.of.years.ago. have. changed .. frankly,. it’s. the. one. question. that. we. all. want. to. know.

the.answer.to,.‘where.is.the.market. heading?’.these.39.winning.companies. seem.to.have.the.best.idea .” despite.concerns.to.the.contrary,.this. is.not.just.a.case.of.larger.companies. forcing.out.their.smaller.competitors ..

Contact Christopher Evans at chris@plimsoll.co.uk or visit www.plimsoll.co.uk for more information.

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Ae evAns – investinG in the FUtURe
although.ae.evans.has.enjoyed.many. years.of.stability.and.growth,.they.are. a.company.not.content.with.resting.on. their.laurels ..they.are.not.only.looking.at. ways.to.improve.the.product.and.service. they.currently.provide,.but.are.always. exploring.ways.to.develop.and.grow.the. business.through.investment,.growth.and. diversification ..not.satisfied.with.being. one.on.the.uK’s.leading.producers.of. quality.traditionally.peeled.and.machine. round.fencing.and.landscape.timbers,. ae.evans.also.design.and.produce.their. own.range.of.high.quality.timber.and. steel.playground.equipment ..and.if.this. was.not.enough.they.produce.the.timber. components.for.many.of.the.uK’s.leading. playground.companies . operations.director.malcolm.williams. explains,.“we.are.never.complacent;. we.are.always.striving.for.improvement. whether.this.be.product.range,.quality. or.customer.service .”.He.goes.on.to. explain. “it. is. down. to. the. focused,. professional”.and.sometimes.he.admits. “dogged.approach.that.we.have.seen. an.unprecedented.increase.in.demand. for.our.range.of.playground.equipment. and.the.components.we.make.for.the. industry .. so. much. so. that. we. have. invested.heavily.in.a.new.warehouse,. large.enough.to.hold.our.extensive.stock. of.Radiata.pine.and.also.the.finished. play.products.awaiting.dispatch.to.as. far.away.as.the.scottish.Highlands .” their.approach.to.the.fencing.market.is. as.focussed.as.it.is.with.the.playground. equipment.and.it.is.easy.to.see.why.they. are.as.busy.as.they.are ..ae.evans.has. a.very.loyal.and.consistent.customer. base. Head. of. sales. and. marketing,. paul.Jenkins.explains,.“during.the.busy. periods,.especially.spring.time,.we.never. lose.focus.of.our.core.customers.and.we. always.look.to.ensure.our.supply.can. meet.their.demand ..working.together.as. we.do.has.enabled.us.to.minimise.the. peaks.and.troughs.on.demand.which. is.so.common.in.the.fencing.industry. giving.our.customers.the.level.of.service.

WARehoUse the.new.generation.treatments.available. on.the.market,.tanalith.e.already.had.a. proven.track.record ..Having.researched. other.products.available,.this.was.the. only.one.that.offered.us.clinical.field.trial. data.giving.us.the.confidence.the.product. worked .”.with.arch’s.guidance,.a.proven. product.in.tanalith.e.and.ae.evans’. meticulous.approach.to.the.treatment. process.it.is.understandable.why.arch. has. no. hesitation. in. recommending. them.when.approached.by.the.fencing. market . in. these. times. of. cuts. and. austerity. measures,. where. play. equipment. especially. is. seen. as. ‘non-essential’,. it. is. refreshing. to. see. a. company. who. are. investing. and. growing. and. looking.forward.with.both.enthusiasm. and. optimism .. ae. evans. are. clearly. masters.of.their.own.destiny.and.it.easy. to.see,.looking.at.the.professional.and. meticulous.way.they.approach.every.day,. the.future.is.very.bright.indeed .

moistURe ReAdinG and.reassurance.they.need.in.securing. a.consistent.quality.supply .” the.recent.investment.does.not.stop. with.the.new.warehouse ..ae.evans.has. installed. two. separate. timber. drying. rooms.to.aid.and.accelerate.the.drying. process.for.uc4.(in.ground.contact). timber. fence. posts .. mill. manager,. andrew. evans,. explains,. “there. has. been.concern.within.the.market.place. regarding. preservative. treatment. of. ground.contact.timbers ..this.is.why.we. are.very.pro-active.in.how.we.approach. our.treatment.operations,.working.very. closely.with.the.field.technical.team. from.arch.timber.protection.in.terms. of.timber.preparation.and.achieving.the. best. possible. treatment. results .”. He. goes.on.to.explain.“when.we.looked.at.

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toRnAdo lAUnches neW online ResoURce FoR cUstomeRs
leading.fencing.company.tornado.has. launched.a.valuable.new.online.resource. providing.the.latest.information.and. advice. for. its. customers .. accessed. via. the. company’s. existing. website,. the. tornado. centre. of. excellence. has. been. created. to. set. the. ‘gold. standard’. with. extensive. after-sales. support,.best.practice.guidelines.and. product.information,.all.at.the.touch. of.a.button . kennY cAmPBell a.key.feature.of.the.site.is.a.real-time. ‘ask.the.experts’.resource,.which.allows. users.to.get.instant.free.advice.from. one.of.tornado’s.technical.specialists .. available. to. anyone. from. fencing. contractors. to. merchants. and. end. users,. the. service. will. be. on. hand. to.help.with.a.wide.range.of.issues,. from.advice.on.how.to.complete.tricky. installations,.to.assistance.choosing. the.best.product.for.the.job . tornado. md,. Kenny. campbell. comments,.“we.started.life.as.fencing. contractors.more.than.40.years.ago,. so.we’ve.always.had.a.unique.insight. into. what. customers. need. and. the. market.environment.they’re.operating. within .. the. new. tornado. centre. of. excellence.builds.on.our.existing.free. after-sales.service.to.offer.a.central. resource. providing. customers. with. instant.access.to.the.most.up.to.date. information.and.advice.available ..there’s. nothing.else.like.it.out.there .”. containing. a. comprehensive. list. of. regularly.updated.faQs,.instructional. installation. video. guides,. product. specs,. hints. and. tips,. the. tornado. centre. of. excellence. can. be. found. at.www .tornadowire .co .uk/centre-ofexcellence . the. tornado. centre. of. excellence. is. part. of. tornado’s. new. ‘end-toend.excellence’.initiative,.which.will. also. see. the. roll. out. of. new. quality. assurance.stamps.on.product.labels. in.2012 ..the.end-to-end.excellence. stamp.guarantees.unbeatable.quality. throughout.tornado’s.supply.chain.and. at.every.level.of.the.business ..

For more information about the Tornado Centre of Excellence, Tornado’s end-toend excellence guarantee, or any products in the Tornado range, please contact the sales team on 0845 071 0890 or visit www.tornadowire.com

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cliFFoRd jones timBeR lAUnch neW PRodUcts FoR 2012
clifford.Jones.timber.ltd.is.a.family. business.that.has.provided.high.quality. timber. products. for. over. 60. years .. with. over. 100. employees. spread. over.two.sites.in.wales.and.scotland,. clifford.Jones.timber.is.renowned.for. producing.exceptionally.high.quality. timber.products.for.the.fencing,.garden. and.landscape.industries ..founded.in. 1948.as.a.local.timber.haulier,.the. company.has.gone.from.strength.to. strength.with.major.investments.in.plant. and.equipment ..clifford.Jones.timber. can.also.claim.many.uK.exclusives,. being. one. of. the. largest. processors. of. round. timber. in. the. uK,. and. is. capable.of.producing.one.of.the.largest. diameter. machine. rounded. timbers. available. at. 250mm .. these. quality. timbers,.manufactured.from.quarter. sawn.redwood.are.supplied.direct.to. playground.equipment.manufacturers. and.are.increasingly.being.specified. by.landscape.designers .. clifford.Jones.timber.sources.all.of. its.timber.exclusively.from.within.the. uK.from.fsc.accredited.sources ..as. well.as.producing.timber.rounds,.this. supply.goes.into.the.manufacture.of. a. wide. range. of. fencing. and. gate. timbers,.agricultural.and.equestrian. timbers.and.engineering.components. for.bridge.construction .. the.company.also.provide.high.quality. timber.including.laminated.logs.from. scandinavian.redwoods ..the.laminate. logs. are. produced. from. Kiln. dried. scandinavian. redwoods;. this. state. of. the. art. production. helps. reduce. the. possibility. of. the. logs. warping,. twisting. or. cracking,. which. means. these.laminate.timbers.are.ideal.for. use.in.applications.such.as.commercial. buildings,.playground.equipment.and. bridges .. in. 2004,. clifford. Jones. timber. acquired. scottish. timber. processor. Hunter.wilson,.providing.an.excellent. base.to.expand.on.clients.in.the.north. of. england. and. scotland .. Hunter. wilson.also.produce.a.range.of.top. quality.machine.round.timbers.which. complement.the.existing.products.and. end.markets.at.clifford.Jones.timber .. the.timber.used.by.Hunter.wilson.is. drawn.from.the.managed.forests.in. dumfries. &. galloway,. the. borders,. Kielder.forests.and.the.lake.district .. the.scottish.site.main.product.is.timber. machined.to.rounds.or.half.rounds.in.a. range.of.standard.lengths.or.to.client’s. bespoken.specifications ..Rounds.can. also.incorporate.chamfering,.doming.and. teAm FRom leFt to RiGht: sARAh jones-smith, niGel BAcon, RichARd jones, AlAn jones, PennY lloYd

scalloping.and.all.tree.stakes.provided. are.fully.pencil.pointed .. always. an. innovator,. clifford. Jones. timber.has.also.launched.a.suite.of. new.products.to.their.range,.including. “blazers”,.an.exclusive.100%.woodchip. fuel. suitable. for. open. fires,. wood. burners. and. barbeques .. these. new. fire. briquettes. contain. no. additives. and.are.made.from.compressed.wood. chipping. from. the. welsh. site .. they. provide.a.practical.and.value.for.money. alternative.to.coal,.logs.and.coke .. in.2008,.clifford.Jones.timber.marked. its.60th.year.as.a.pioneering.family. business. by. investing. in. the. future. prosperity. of. north. wales. with. a. biomass. fuel. pellet. processing. plant .. the. £5m. plant. was. the. first. in.britain.to.use.timber.sourced.directly. from. sustainable. forests. in. the. uK,. reducing.the.global.carbon.footprint. and.conserving.resources ..the.plant. created.20.new.jobs.and.generates. enough. renewable. power. resource. through. wood. pellet. production. to. maintain.a.town.of.ten.thousand.homes!. company.chairman.alan.Jones.said. “we. at. clifford. Jones. timber. strive. to. be. the. best. at. what. we. do .. our.

pellet.plant.has.enabled.us.to.expand. the. business,. especially. our. export. division ..we.know.we.can.meet.the. demand.for.renewable.energy.sources .. wood.pellets.are.much.cheaper.than. conventional.fuels.and.we.are.helping. to.put.wales.on.the.map.as.a.world. leader.in.fuels.of.the.future .”. also.recently.launched.from.clifford. Jones.timber.is.blue.Ribbon.Horse. bedding .. using. 100%. virgin. wood,. blue.Ribbon.Horse.bedding.is.easy.to. handle,.uses.no.additives.and.is.both. eco-friendly.and.fully.biodegradable .. the.compressed.wood.pellets.are.an. excellent. alternative. to. other. types. of.horse.bedding ..this.100%.natural. virgin.wood.is.fsc.certified.from.uK. sources.and.is.guaranteed.to.produce. less.waste.which.means.less.mucking. out,.greatly.reduced.muck.heaps.and. resulting.in.more.time.to.ride .. the. most. recent. product. launched. by.the.company.is.cJ’s.premium.cat. litter,.which.is.an.ultra-absorbent.wood. pellet,.made.from.100%.virgin.fsc. wood.at.the.large.state.of.the.art.pellet. mill ..cJ’s.cat.litter.is.up.to.5.times. more.absorbent.and.more.effective.at. controlling.odours.than.other.cat.litters. currently. on. the. market .. the. wood. pellets.are.made.from.100%.natural. wood.fibre,.which.is.compressed.into. wood.pellets.and.needs.no.glues.or. additives ..

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GlA PRessURe incReAses on ministeR
confor.is.working.with.members.to.urge. politicians.across.the.uK.to.write.to.Jim. paice,.the.westminster.forestry.minister,. calling.on.him.to.exclude.forestry.from. gangmaster.licensing . one.of.the.key.recommendations.of.the. forestry.Regulation.task.force,.set.up. by.Jim.paice,.after.calls.from.confor,. states,.“the.task.force.believes.that. the.act,.when.applied.to.the.forestry. sector,.is.an.excessive.burden.given. the.risk ..Removing.the.forestry.sector. from. the. scope. of. the. gangmasters. licensing.act.would.free.up.resources. within.the.gla.which.could.then.be. directed.at.ensuring.compliance.within. the.highest.risk.sectors . “the.forestry.sector.is.low.risk,.with. small. businesses. operating. on. low. margins ..licensing.is.having.a.negative.

impact.on.jobs.and.we.are.calling.on. Jim.paice.to.remove.this.damaging.and. unnecessary.burden”,.explained.confor’s. head.of.policy,.Rupert.pigot . in.recent.weeks,.confor.has.coordinated. calls.from.the.devolved.parliament.and. assemblies . in.scotland,.alex.fergusson,.scottish. conservative.rural.affairs.and.environment. spokesman,.has.written.to.Jim.paice.and. david.mundell,.the.parliamentary.under. secretary.of.state.for.scotland . in.wales,.antoinette.sandbach,.shadow. minister.for.rural.affairs.has.written.to.Jim. paice.and.to.John.griffiths.the.minister. for.environment.and.sustainability.in. the.welsh.government . in.northern.ireland,.paul.frew,.chair.of. the.agriculture.and.Rural.development. committee. has. written. to. Jim. paice. and.all.eight.of.the.democratic.unionist. mps ..ian.paisley.Jnr,.has.pressed.the. secretary.of.state.for.northern.ireland,. owen. paterson,. on. this. matter. and. asked.him.to.talk.to.Jim.paice . confor.has.already.secured.the.support. of.forestry.trade.unions.and.has.written. directly.to.westminster.mps ..it.hopes. that,.with.the.overwhelming.support. of.the.devolved.administrations,.Jim. paice.will.appreciate.that.forestry.is. being. unnecessarily. penalised. and. exclude.it.from.the.requirement.to.be. licensed . “excluding.forestry.from.licensing.will. not.negatively.affect.workers,.indeed. it.will.free.up.gla.resources.to.focus. on.more.high.risk.sectors”,.concluded. Rupert .

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the FUtURe looks BRiGht FoR WAlFoRd timBeR
the. last. time. fencing. news. spoke. to.walford.timber.in.2009,.we.were. impressed.by.all.they.had.to.offer.in. the.timber.market.and.were.excited.to. hear.about.their.future.plans ...since. our. last. visit,. walford. timber. have. developed.their.permatimber.brand,. meaning.their.timber.now.comes.with. a. 15. year. guarantee .. walford. were. also.the.first.uK.company.to.be.wpa. benchmark.approved.and.have.been. iso9001.accredited.for.2.years .... set. in. the. picturesque. surroundings. of. the. Herefordshire. countryside,. overlooking.goodrich.castle,.walford. timber.remains.at.the.same.12.acre.site. that.was.purchased.by.Herbert.smith. in. 1939 .. although. the. location. may. be.the.same,.a.lot.has.changed.since. the.business.was.started.by.Herbert. in. 1945 .. george. smith,. Herbert’s. grandson,. having. taken. over. from. his. father. and. Herbert’s. son,. gerry,. is.now.managing.director.of.walford. timber ..george.began.working.full.time. for.the.family.business.in.2000 ..gerry,. although. retired,. is. still. chairman. of. the.company .... “up.until.2008.we.did.a.lot.of.business. with.contractors.working.for.housing. developers,.but.when.the.recession.hit. we.knew.we.needed.to.change.our.target. market. for. the. company. to. survive,”. explains.george ..“now.approximately. 80%. of. our. sales. are. in. the. fencing. sector,.with.10%.in.agriculture.and.the. remaining.10%.in.manufactured.products. supplying.everyone.from.stockists.to. local.authorities ..we.have.roughly.40. stockists.around.the.uK.which.have. helped. to. provide. a. good. spread. of. customers .” GeoRGe smith (centRe) With tRAde coUnteR stAFF PeteR And john

simone visits WAlFoRd timBeR in WAlFoRd, heReFoRdshiRe FoR A comPAnY UPdAte

WAlFoRd tReAtment PlAnt oPeRAtive dAvid “dicko” BARnARd

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attwood,. also. known. as. ‘atty’,. has. worked.at.walford.for.36.years.and. Julian.has.been.with.the.company.for. 33.years ..as.well.as.dicko.there.are. another.2.members.of.staff.who.work. in.the.timber.treatment.area.with.nVQ. level.3.in.timber.treatment ... one. of. walford’s. biggest. projects. at. the.moment.is.their.trial.for.treating. spruce. timber .. walford. are. trialling. the.treating.of.spruce,.in.conjunction. with.osmose,.with.the.aim.of.being. able.to.offer.the.timber.with.a.15.year. guarantee ..“osmose.are.brilliant.to.work. with.and.they.have.very.high.standards,”. explains.george ..“it.would.be.fantastic. to.be.able.to.offer.spruce.posts.with.a. 15.year.guarantee.to.compliment.the. redwood.that.we.sell .” “we.pride.ourselves.on.being.able.to. provide. excellent. quality. goods. and. service .. a. combination. of. years. of. experience. in. the. timber. trade. and. dedicated,. hard. working. staff. mean. that.we.can.constantly.strive.to.provide. the.best.quality.products .”.Having.been. established.for.over.66.years.walford. timber.has.experienced.all.kinds.highs. and.lows.within.the.timber.industry,. but. are. still. stronger. than. ever .. “we. have.adapted.with.the.times.and.are. always.looking.to.improve.what.we.do .. in.the.timber.trade.it’s.not.just.a.case. of.what.you.do,.it’s.that.way.that.you. do.it.that.really.counts” fencing. news. wish. walford. timber. all.the.best.and.look.forward.to.our. next.update.to.see.what.they.achieve. next .

WAlFoRd’s neW WAdkin xe220 moUldeR heRBeRt smith (leFt) comPAnY FoUndeR With is FiRt ccA PRessURe tReAtment PlAnt in 1977 rails.etc,.which.should.see.us.through. the.next.10.years.at.least .” walford.timber.offer.a.wide.range.of. products.including.fencing,.gates,.decking,. cladding.and.sawn.timber,.footbridges,. kissing.gates,.tools,.fixtures.and.fittings,. as.well.as.many.other.products ...they. also.have.a.bespoke.service.for.timber. and.gates.and.provide.a.packaging.and. storage.service.on.site . part. of. what. makes. walford. timber. such.a.successful.business.is.their.long. serving.staff ..including.the.cheltenham’s. 7.employees,.the.company.has.a.team. of. 32,. five. of. who. have. worked. for. walford.timber.for.over.30.years ... as.well.as.their.walford.branch,.walford. timber.also.have.a.site.in.cheltenham. which.opened.in.2004,.employing.7. members. of. staff .. the. cheltenham. branch.supplies.mainly.the.domestic. market.and.is.going.from.strength.to. strength,.making.a.third.of.the.business’. turnover ... one.of.walford’s.newest.investments.is.a. new.fence.panel.assembly.line,.installed. last.october ..“the.new.machine.will. stack.panels.automatically.which.helps. speed.up.the.manufacturing.process .. the. older. machines. still. produce. a. perfectly. good. panel,. but. stacking. them.can.be.hard.work ..we.are.now. producing.approximately.400.panels.a. day,.which.is.twice.as.many.as.we.were. producing.before.the.machine’s.arrival .. we.have.also.had.a.daltons.wadkin. Xe220.moulder.installed.in.november. to.produce.our.decking,.t&g,.capping. david.barnard,.better.known.as.‘dicko’,. has.been.walford’s.timber.treatment. guru.for.35.years ..Having.worked.in. the.treatment.industry.for.such.a.long. time,.dicko.has.seen.a.lot.of.changes. over.the.years.and.has.moved.with.the. times. to. make. sure. walford. timber. provides.only.the.best.treated.timber .. dicko.also.has.an.nVQ.level.3.in.timber. treatment.and.is.in.the.fencing.news. Hot. seat. –. see. page. 82 .. Raymond.

Walford Timber Ltd Tel - 01989 563 614 The Sawmills, Walford, Ross-onWye, Herefordshire HR9 5QS Cheltenham Fencing Tel - 01242 526 946 Hayden Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 0SN www.walfordtimber.co.uk

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BAlcAs timBeR ReAdY FoR sPRinG FencinG RUsh
northern.ireland.based.sawmill.balcas. timber.are.busy.building.fencing.stocks. to.service.the.needs.of.the.u .K ..market. in.the.approaching.spring.period ..with. supply. expected. to. be. difficult. and. shortages. expected,. sales. director. Richard.greenaway.is.keen.to.ensure.that. balcas.are.at.the.forefront.of.the.home. grown.fencing.market.with.balanced. volumes.of.‘ground’.stock.ready.to.go,. as.the.seasonal.surge.to.fill.yards.up.and. down.the.county.begins ..“we.are.one. of.the.largest.u .K ..based.producers.of. fencing.material,”.Richard.told.fencing. news,.“we.service.the.whole.of.the. united.Kingdom.and.are.always.keen. to.talk.to.any.new.buyers.of.treated.or. untreated.fencing.products .”. balcas. has. been. a. leading. fencing. supplier.for.the.last.decade.and.their. name.is.already.familiar.to.many.people. within.the.fencing.industry ..the.purpose. built. mill. at. enniskillen. in. northern. ireland.is.a.state.of.the.art.facility.that. can.produce.large.quantities.of.square. and.round.fencing.material.and.balcas’s. ‘permapost’. brand. of. treated. round. stakes.is.a.‘known’.trademark.in.the. agricultural.sector.with.a.reputation.for. quality.and.durability ..the.company.has. on-site.facilities.to.treat.both.green.and. brown.and.they.have.been.a.long.term. user.of.lonza/arch.tanalith.e.supported. knowledgeable.staff.who.will.be.happy. to. help. you. build. your. requirements. into.shippable.loads . STEVE GOODIER Mobile: 07740 479144 steve.goodier@balcas.com RICHARD CAVANAGH Mobile: 07788 106830 richard.cavanagh@balcas.com MARTIN BATTS Mobile: 07710 998699 martin.batts@balcas.com by.lonza.auto.treater.technology .. as. well. as. standard. post. and. rail. material,.balcas.also.carry.stocks.of. featheredge. and. component. fencing. material.as.well.as.sleepers.and.boards .. posts.can.be.pointed.or.weathered.and. the.company.always.aims.to.keep.a. good.mix.of.finished.material.on.the. ground.which.can.be.loaded.onto.trailers. and.shipped.to.customers.rapidly ..the. core. market. supplied. is. the. fencing,. landscaping,.agricultural.and.garden. supply. sectors. with. the. company’s. name.being.seen.on.stock.in.yards.from. scotland.to.the.west.country ..balcas. are.bulk.suppliers.specialising.in.quality. artic.loads.of.material.that.can.be.one. size.or.mixed.between.various.sections. giving.customers.the.opportunity.to.buy. on.a.‘just.in.time’.basis.for.their.yards .. balcas.also.encourages.larger.buyers. to.‘book.ahead’.and.cover.their.needs. for.the.coming.year.with.the.mill.and. are.more.than.happy.to.schedule.in. annual.programmes.of.requirements ..all. in.all,.this.makes.the.company.a.very. versatile.producer.and.supplier.for.anyone. involved.in.the.fencing.industry.to.be. talking.to ..balcas.can.be.contacted.on. the.numbers.below,.where.you.will.find. NORTHERN IRELAND SALES OFFICE ANN LOUISE CARNEY DIRECT LINE 02866411041 annlouise.carney@balcas.com DAVID HUMPHRIES DIRECT LINE 02866411028 david.humphries@balcas.com BALCAS MAIN SWITCHBOARD 02866323003 www.balcas.com

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inteRnAtionAl comPetition is A WAlk in the PARk FoR lectUReR
a. landscape. architecture. practice. run.by.a.Kingston.university.lecturer. has. been. shortlisted. for. the. task. of. designing. one. of. the. largest. urban. parks.in.america . ed.wall’s.practice.is.up.against.four.other. firms.–.including.aecom,.the.company. that.designed.london’s.2012.olympic. park.and.recently.won.the.contract.for. the.Rio.olympics.in.2016 ..the.finalists. are.competing.to.reshape.a.1,500.acre. site.–.more.than.four.times.the.size.of. london’s.Hyde.park . waterworks. park. in. iowa. is. on. the. Raccoon. river,. a. tributary. of. the. mississippi ..the.Raccoon.has.supplied. water.to.the.nearby.city.of.des.moines. for.more.than.a.century ..the.whole.park. is.owned.by.the.local.water.company. which,.in.the.1920s.and.‘30s,.bought. up.the.land.around.the.river.to.protect. it.from.development . Rather. than. producing. an. allencompassing. scheme. for. the. park,. ed.wall’s.plan.relies.on.taking.onboard. ideas.and.observations.from.the.people.

oPen sPAce visUAlisAtion 2 FoR WAteRWoRks PARk, BY joe sAndeRs FoR ed WAll

ed WAll, kinGston UniveRsitY

who.use.the.park.and.who.work.there .. “there.are.lots.of.flows.of.information. we.can.tap.into,”.he.explained ..“we’ll. be.using.some.hi-tech.gadgetry.and. scientific.reports.into.water.quality,.for. example,.but.we’ll.also.be.monitoring. blogs.by.bird.watchers.and.tweets.from. outdoor.enthusiasts ..we.can.use.this. information. to. create. new. ways. of. designing.and.managing.the.park .”

nineteen.firms.entered.the.competition .. mr.wall.visited.the.site.in.november,. along.with.representatives.of.the.other. five.shortlisted.firms ..all.five.went.back. to.exhibit.their.plans.at.the.des.moines. art.center.and.deliver.presentations. to.the.panel.of.judges,.before.a.final. decision.is.made . the.lecturer.put.together.a.trans-atlantic. team.to.prepare.his.submission,.including.

consultants. from. london,. new. york. and. des. moines .. three. Kingston. graduates.worked.with.him.alongside. several.teaching.colleagues.from.the. university ..“it’s.an.unusual.park.because. its.primary.purpose.is.to.protect.the. river.–.not.to.provide.recreation,”.mr. wall.said ..“it.means.i’ve.had.to.draw. on.different.peoples’.expertise.-.i’ve. been.working.with.engineers,.ecologists. and.architects.among.others .”

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BRett lAndscAPinG RelAUnches APPRoved instAlleR scheme
brett.landscaping,.a.leading.supplier. of. hard. landscaping. products,. has. relaunched.its.brett.approved.installer. scheme.to.offer.installers.even.better. marketing,. technical,. training. and. service.support . speaking.about.the.relaunched.scheme,. Rob.Hardes,.general.manager.at.brett. landscaping.said,.“approved.installer. schemes.are.highly.valued.by.customers. who. demand. superior. levels. of. skill,. support.and.service.from.tradesmen .. also,.tradesmen.facing.stiff.competition. in.a.difficult.economic.environment.are. better.placed.to.secure.work.because. they. have. visible. supplier. support. coupled.with.marketing.tools.to.reassure. customers. of. their. professionalism,. service.and.backing . “the.assessment.and.monitoring.criteria. for.installers.already.on.the.scheme,.as. well.as.for.those.interested.in.joining,. are.rigorous,.but.our.scheme.stands.or. falls.on.the.strength.of.its.representatives. in.the.field.–.the.approved.installers. themselves .“

Richmonds BloWs AWAY WinteR WoRRies
as.winter.tightens.its.grip,.Richmonds. wisconsin. can. offer. convenient,. effective. solutions. for. snow. clearance . from.the.wisconsin.range,.rapidly. becoming.known.amongst.groundsmen. for.its.exceptional.build.quality.and. user.friendliness,.including.electric. start,.the.Hotshot.1230.multi.power. unit.can.be.used.with.a.wide.range. of.attachments ..

the.yetti.76cm.(30in).snow.blower. tool.attachment.for.the.Hotshot.1230. is.a.heavy.duty,.high.output.machine. fully.capable.of.commercial.use .. with.a.heavy.duty.auger.slip.clutch. to.work.in.demanding.conditions,. the.yetti.snow.blower.uses.a.double. serrated.chain.driven.auger.to.quickly. clear.snow.from.footpaths,.pavements. and.drives,.piling.it.up.via.a.heavy. duty.all-steel.chute . operation. is. a. breeze. using. the. Hotshot. 1230’s. patented. push. and.go.drive.control.–.simply.push. the.bar.forward.to.go,.and.pull.to. reverse . Richmonds. wisconsin. also. offers. heavy.duty.tractor.mounted.blowers,. the.yetti.120.and.140.with.1 .2.and. 1 .4m.working.widths.respectively ..the. yetti.blowers.are.an.essential.addition. to.any.golf.club,.local.authority.or. sports.club’s.fleet .

included.in.the.new.improved.scheme. is.a.points.based.reward.structure.for. installers,.with.marketing.support.which. includes. co-branded. work. wear. and. marketing.materials,.training,.technical. help. lines,.design. support,. and. lead. generation.from.brett.landscaping ..the. scheme.also.enables.installers.to.offer. their. customers. guarantees. covering. both.the.manufacturer’s.product.and. installation .

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conFoR Welcomes inteRim RePoRt FRom enGlAnd’s FoRestRY PAnel
the.interim.report.of.the.expert.panel. provides.a.good.basis.for.further.work,. according.to.confor . “i.am.absolutely.delighted.to.see.so.many. of.confor’s.key.policy.issues.identified. in.this.report,.meaning.that.the.panel. has.taken.on.board.and.understood.their. fundamental.importance.to.forestry.as.a. whole,.in.england”,.commented.caroline. Harrison,.confor’s.england.manager .. “it.gives.us.some.optimism.that.there. will.be.useful.recommendations.in.the. final.report .” the. independent. panel,. set. up. by. the. secretary. of. state,. caroline. spelman,. during. the. public. outcry. over.the.consultation.on.the.future.of. the.public.forest.estate,.has.issued.its. interim.report,.focusing.on.its.findings. gathered.from.submissions,.meetings. and.interviews.during.2011 ...a.final. report.of.recommendations.will.follow. in.the.spring ..confor.finds.much.food. for.optimism.in.this.first.report . “clearly.there.is.a.lot.of.time.and.work. between. now. and. the. final. report,.

expected. in. the. spring .. However,. if. the.panel.builds.on.these.points.we. could.see.final.recommendations.that,. if. delivered,. would. make. a. material. difference.to.sustainable.forestry.and. wood-using. businesses. in. england”,. caroline.added .

www.confor.org.uk

encoURAGinG siGns FoR the FUtURe oF FoRestRY

countryside.champions,.the.campaign. to.protect.Rural.england,.welcome.the. forestry. panel’s. progress. report. on. their.vision.for.the.future.of.england’s. forests. but. emphasise. the. need. for. stronger.protection.for.trees.in.national. planning.policy . emma. marrington,. Rural. policy. campaigner.for.cpRe,.says,.“we.are. pleased.the.forestry.panel.agrees.that. the.benefits.of.woods.and.forests.are. greatly.undervalued ..the.government. were.wrong.to.see.forestry.commission. land.as.just.another.asset.to.sell.off .. this.report.makes.it.crystal.clear.that. the.benefits.provided.by.the.public.forest. estate.offer.value.for.money .”

the. final. recommendations. by. the. independent. panel. on. forestry,. due. in.april.2012,.will.come.at.a.vital.time. for.the.future.of.england’s.countryside .. the. final. national. planning. policy. framework. is. expected. around. the. same. time. and. if. this. is. not. greatly. improved,. it. is. likely. to. leave. much. of.our.countryside.as.an.easy.target. for.development .. emma. marrington. concluded,. “the. government.must.listen.to.the.forestry. panel’s.recommendations.and.ensure. that.a.secure.future.if.planned.for.the. public.forest.estate .”

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meetinG the demAnd FoR YoRkshiRe FencinG
Having.been.involved.in.agriculture.all.of. his.life,.andrew.letten.began.his.business,. chevin.fencing,.in.2005 ...before.this.he. ran.farms.across.the.north.of.england,. as.far.north.as.cumbria ... “it.was.the.death.of.my.father.which. really.pushed.me.to.be.my.own.boss,”. andrew. explains .. . “i. had. carried. out. fencing. work. here. and. there. before. starting.the.business,.and.having.grown. up.on.a.family.farm.i.was.used.to.the. agricultural.side.of.fencing .”.. chevin. fencing. offer. both. fencing. and. landscaping. services,. although. andrew. has. noticed. a. huge. increase. in.fencing.contracts.over.the.last.few. years ...“we.mainly.carry.out.agricultural. and. domestic. fencing,. we. don’t. tend. to. get. a. lot. of. commercial. contracts .. . chevin. fencing. covers. otley,. leeds,. grassington,. Halifax. and. surrounding. areas .. . we. receive. so. much. work. in. these.areas.that.we.haven’t.ever.needed. to.travel.any.further.for.jobs . “at.the.moment.we.are.carrying.out.an. equestrian.contract.at.a.farm.in.adel. which.includes.a.diamond.shaped.copse,. fencing.and.both.timber.jumps.and.water. jumps ...we.are.also.renovating.their.drive .. . the.majority.of.our.work.is.fencing.based,. but.we.do.pick.up.a.lot.of.landscaping. work.through.fencing ...the.two.fit.well. together.and.allow.our.customers.to.rely. on.fewer.separate.contractors.to.carry. out.their.work .” not.phased.by.more.unusual.contracts,. previous.work.chevin.fencing.have.carried. out.includes.building.horse.stables,.ponds. continUes PAGe 51

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investing.in.a.new.piece.of.machinery. for.2012 ..“we.had.a.really.great.visit. to.lamma.last.month.and.saw.some. impressive.machinery ...a.protech.post. driver.on.tracks.caught.my.eye,.but.we. are.hoping.to.trial.the.machine.before. making.any.decisions ...the.show.was. a.great.way.to.see.what.new.machinery. there.is.on.offer . “we.aren’t.aiming.to.expand.in.terms.of. staff,.but.i.wouldn’t.rule.it.out ...i.think. investing.in.good.quality.machines.is. definitely.a.good.way.to.progress.as.a. business ...we.have.been.very.busy.over. the.last.few.months.and.i.am.hoping.that. this.continues.throughout.2012 .”..

tom And AndReW and.memorial.gardens ...chevin.fencing. have.also.built.a.ménage.for.midgley. motors.and.have.built.schooling.areas. for.horses ... chevin.fencing.is.a.family.run.business,. with.andrew’s.partner.debs.looking.after. the.business’.paperwork.and.andrew’s. ten.year.old.son.Jacob.helping.out.on. some.jobs ...for.the.majority.of.contracts,. chevin. fencing. carry. out. their. work. as.a.two.men.strong.team.of.andrew. and. tom .. . tom. joined. the. business. two.years.ago.and.has.helped.to.make. sure.that.chevin.fencing.is.carrying.out. as.much.work.as.possible ...“tom.has. been. a. great. asset. to. the. business,”. andrew.explains,.“He.has.brought.in.a. lot.of.work.over.the.time.he.was.been. working.for.chevin.fencing.and.he.is. a.great.guy.to.work.with .” with.only.a.small.working.team,.andrew. credits.his.fencing.machinery.as.a.great. help.for.not.needing.to.run.a.large.gang. of.workers ...“we.have.a.Quickfencer.and. a.protech.which.help.massively.to.speed. up.the.work.we.do ..Having.upgraded.to. these.bigger.and.better.machines.we.are. now.able.to.carry.out.contracts.which. in.the.past.would.have.required.more. workers.to.finish ...this.means.that.we. save.the.customers.money .” chevin.fencing.relies.solely.on.word.of. mouth.and.their.website.for.business .. andrew.says,.“a.lot.of.our.clients.are. repeat.business ...we.pride.ourselves.on. never.leaving.a.job.until.the.customers.is. 100%.satisfied.with.the.work.we.have. done,.because.of.this.we.haven’t.yet. had.to.return.to.a.job.to.fix.something. that’s.not.lasted.or.that.isn’t.right ..one. of.our.larger.jobs.was.for.agricultural. fencing.carried.out.for.a.farm.in.Halifax .. the.customer.was.so.pleased.with.our. work.that.we.were.also.asked.to.install. fencing. for. another. of. their. farms. in. dumfries .”.. Having.paid.a.visit.to.lamma.show. last.month,.andrew.is.now.looking.into.

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2011 sAW RecoRd sAles FoR A&j scott
one.of.the.uK’s.leading.independent. home. grown. sawmills. is. shaping. up. for.further.growth.after.reaching.record. output.and.sales.during.2011 .. northumberland.based.a&J.scott.supply. sawn.home.grown.timber.to.customers. in.the.fencing.and.outdoor.products. sectors ..during.2011.the.company’s. long. term. investments. in. increased. production.capacity.helped.it.to.achieve. its.best.ever.sales.output .. now.the.company.plans.further.growth. with.a.new.management.appointment,. which. sees. adrian. Howden. moving. into.a.new.role.as.sales.and.business. development.manager ..Having.been.a. sales.executive.for.a&J.scott.for.the. last.3½.years,.adrian.will.now.focus. on. researching. and. developing. new. growth. areas. for. the. business. as. it. continues.to.focus.on.product.quality. and.service .. following.last.year’s.record.output.and. bolstered. by. a. 50%. increase. in. the. company’s.timber.treatment.capacity. after. installation. of. a. new. pressure. treatment. vessel,. this. appointment. further. demonstrates. a&J. scott’s. dynamic. approach. to. expansion. in. the. ever. changing. and. competitive. uK.sawmilling.industry ..
QU IC AP K F PR EN OV CE ED R

AdRiAn hoWden

managing.director,.Robert.scott,.said,. “we.are.delighted.with.our.progress. during.2011.and.excited.by.the.future. prospects. for. the. company .. we. are. determined. to. position. ourselves. to. anticipate. market. developments. by. strengthening. our. product. range. to.

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PUlsesecURe sAves £50k A YeAR FoR cARAvAn centRe
one.of.wales’.most.successful.caravan. companies,. newport. caravans,. is. prospering.and.saving.at.least.£50,000. a. year,. thanks. to. the. latest. electric. security.fence.technology.from.Harper. chalice .. the. pulsesecure. system,. installed.by.owl.security,.is.not.only. preventing.thieves.and.vandals.from. getting.into.the.site,.it.is.also.saving. the.company.thousands.of.pounds.on. unreliable.security.patrols . “we’re.delighted.with.the.system.-.it. paid.for.itself.in.the.first.nine.months,”. says.director,.Rob.lynch ..“it’s.really. reliable.and.having.great.security.has. given.us.the.confidence.to.get.on.with. building.our.business .” newport.caravans,.which.is.a.major. retail.centre.for.leading.caravan.brands. including. swift. and. sterling,. had. previously.been.depending.on.guarding. services,.but.found.them.costly.and. not.always.reliable . so.as.well.as.saving.money,.newport. caravans.is.now.better.protected.by.its. new.electric.security.fence.system ..not. only.does.the.british-made.pulsesecure. ‘hit.back’.at.would-be.criminals,.it.gives. reliable.early.warning.at.the.very.moment. when.somebody.attempts.to.get.into. any.site ..it.can.be.mounted.onto.fences,. walls.and.even.roofs,.and.because.the. system.is.not.prone.to.‘false.alarms’,. any.alert.can.be.trusted.as.genuine,. so.an.immediate.response.by.police. or.security.staff.is.triggered . “the. systems. never. sleeps,. it. never. misses.anything,.and.it.never.makes. mistakes,”. says. Julian. baker. whose. company. owl. security. installed. the. technology . in. fact,. as. well. as. helping. local. businesses,.pulsesecure.is.also.being. used.at.some.of.the.highest.security.sites. around.the.country.–.from.well-known. visitor.attractions.and.city.centre.sites,. up.to.nuclear.power.stations . it.has.been.extensively.tested.by.official. agencies.to.prove.its.effectiveness.under. attack,.and.it.is.also.approved.under.the. police.‘secured.by.design’.programme. (police.preferred.specification) . “we.have.real.peace.of.mind.with.this. system,”.adds.Rob.lynch ..“there’s.no. question,.i.would.recommend.it.to.any. business.worried.about.crime .”

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new ProDuct

homePAck lAUnch neW And imPRoved seAled BAGs
Homepack. limited. is. an. aggregate. supplies. business. based. in. northamptonshire,.supplying.a.range. of.businesses.nationwide.with.pre.packed. aggregate.and.cement.products . in. 2007. Homepack. launched. their. postkwik.drymix.rapid.set.concrete,. which.is.a.grit.based.concrete.for.fencing. and. other. concreting. applications .. the. drymix. product. has. proved. to. be.very.popular.but.has.experienced. some. difficulties. with. it’s. packaging. at.times . to. improve. packaging. and. further. enhance.the.success.of.their.postkwik. drymix,. Homepack. have. worked. to. commission. a. new. packing. facility. which.now.packs.drymix.in.fully.sealed. bags,. thus. eradicating. the. problems. experienced.previously ..the.‘drymix’. just. needs. to. be. added. to. water. for. a.rapid.finish.setting.in.less.than.10. minutes . Homepack.are.now.confident.that.sales. of. postkwik. drymix. will. continue. to. develop. in. the. knowledge. that. the. undoubted. quality. of. the. product. is. backed.up.with.strong.packaging.along. with.good.customer.service . other.products.in.Homepack’s.range. include. aggregate,. portland. cement,. plaster,.dried.sand,.salts,.mortar.and. concrete.mixes.and.offer.nationwide. coverage.for.small.minimum.order ..loads. of.up.to.27.tonne.are.also.available.at. competitive.prices .. all. of. Homepack’s. premium. quality. products.are.packaged.in.weatherproof. packaging,. giving. customers. the. confidence. that. they. can. be. stored. outside.without.fear.of.damage .. for.more.information.please.contact. gary.osborne.on.01604.812288

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secURe YoUR PlAce FoR FencinG neWs’ FencinG comPetition 2012
entries.have.been.flooding.in.for.this. years.annual.fencing.news’.fencing. competition ...last.year’s.competition. was.bigger.and.better.than.ever.and. the.competition.looks.set.to.keep.on. growing . the.competition,.which.has.been.running. for.four.years,.puts.fencers.to.the.test,. challenging.them.to.build.a.fence.using. only.hand.tools.and.materials.provided. in.an.allotted.amount.of.time ...with. one.of.the.biggest.fencing.competition. prizes.in.the.uK.up.for.grabs,.there.is. every.reason.to.enter ... both.reigning.champion.charlie.Hubbard. and.2009.and.2010.winner.mike.ford. will. be. returning. to. compete. for. the. fencing.title ...to.see.highlights.of.the. 2011.competition.you.can.watch.our. video. of. the. even. at. www .fencingnews .co .uk ...

the comPetition Will Be held At dRiFField shoW on the 18th jUlY. to secURe YoU PlAce in the FencinG comPetition oR to sPonsoR the event e-mAil simone@FencinG-neWs.co.Uk

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timBeR exPo 2012 – tAkinG the lonGeR-teRm vieW
tRAdA chieF execUtive AndReW ABBott
an.important.new.platform.for.tRada,. its.members.-.and.indeed.for.the.timber. industry. as. a. whole. -. to. deliver. key. messages.to.specifiers.and.clients.is.the. tRada.technology-backed.exhibition. timber.expo ..the.launch.event.in.2011. was.an.acknowledged.success,.with. over.140.exhibitors.taking.part.-.a.solid. foundation.on.which.to.build .. coming. into. 2012,. the. economic. outlook,.admittedly,.is.not.bright.and. tRada.recognises.that.it.has.to.strike. a.balance.in.its.activities ...we.need. to.work.hard.to.continue.to.support. our.members.during.tough.times,.yet. must.also.take.a.longer-term.view.to. ensure.that.timber.maintains.and.grows. its. market. position .. timber. expo. is. an.important.aspect.of.that.forwardlooking.strategy . if.the.focus.of.our.marketing.for.the. launch.event.was.to.bring.exhibitors. on. board,. in. 2012. we. will. have.the. visitor.firmly.in.our.sights ..more.than. 4,000.industry.professionals,.including. architects,.engineers,.contractors.and. local. authorities,. attended. timber. expo. 2011. and. feedback. has. been. very.positive ... we. will. not. lose. sight. of. the. fact,. however,.that.the.creativity.of.exhibitors. was.one.of.the.reasons.for.the.show’s. success ..the.design.of.the.tRada.stand. for.2012.is.still.under.wraps,.but.as.a. key.feature.of.the.show,.it.will.capture. the.essence.of.timber,.demonstrating. its.structural.and.design.potential .. and.underlining.exhibitors’.satisfaction,. timber. expo. 2012. is. already. more. than.60%.booked.or.reserved.–.on.a. show.which.will.be.50%.bigger.than. the.launch.event ...international.timber,. with.sister.company.pasquill.timber. engineering,. have. reconfirmed. their. platinum. sponsorship,. while. James. latham. has. stepped. up. from. silver. to.gold,.alongside.accsys.technologies. and.arch.timber.protection .... the.two-day.programmes.of.seminars. and.tutorials.in.three.theatres.–.sponsored. by.bm.tRada.group,.frame.wise.and. uK.sip.association.-..will.be.carried. forward.to.2012.and.we.will.be.looking. for. high. calibre. speakers. to. analyse. issues.and.trends.and.to.share.technical. information ..the.design.of.the.theatres. themselves.will.be.as.much.a.talking. point.as.the.presentations . a.feature.unique.to.timber.expo.was. the.timber.buyers.forum,.which.linked. exhibitors. with. major. contractors,. developers.and.clients.and.this.again. will.be.repeated.on.a.grander.scale .

AndReW ABBott one.of.the.key.components.of.timber. expo. is. networking .. even. in. this. electronic. age. there. is. no. substitute. for.face.to.face.discussion.and.timber. expo. 2012. will. provide. even. more. opportunities. for. exchanging. ideas. and.doing.business ..

Timber Expo 2012 takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 25th & 26th September - visit www.timber-expo.co.uk

Be PARt oF oUR seventh AnnUAl GolF dAY
we.are.still.accepting.entries.for.our. 7th.annual.fencing.and.landscaping. news.golf.day ...the.event.will.be. held.on.thursday.3rd.may.2012.at. the.Henley.in.arden.golf.and.country. club.and.the.cut.off.date.for.all.entries. is.friday.20th.april . awards.will.be.given.for.the.three. highest.placed.participants,.and.prizes. will.also.be.awarded.for.the.nearest. the.pin.on.a.par.3,.nearest.the.pin. in.two.shots.on.a.par.4.and.for.the. longest.drive ... coffee. and. bacon. butties. will. be. available. on. arrival. at. 9:30am,. followed.by.18.holes.of.golf ...once. the.last.group.of.golfers.are.back.in. the.clubhouse.there.will.be.a.meal. and.the.awards.and.prizes.will.be. given .. we.have.announced.a.new.charity. for.this.year’s.event ...all.proceeds. raised.will.be.given.to.a.charity.for. autism ...we.are.currently.looking.for. golfers.of.all.abilities,.good.or.bad,. to.enjoy.this.great.day.out ...

For more information contact Ben Walton on 01274 610101 or email benwalton@ fencing-news.co.uk

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Good WeAtheR, And A RecoRd nUmBeR oF Both exhiBitoRs And visitoRs mAkes lAmmA 2012 A GReAt sUccess
the. open. weather,. combined. with. a. record.number.of.over.750.stands,.played. their.part.in.attracting.the.largest.crowd. in.the.more.than.thirty.year.history.of. the.lamma.show ..over.the.two.days,. more.than.40,000.visitors.from.all.parts. of. the. uK,. and. much. further. afield,. were.able.to.browse.around.the.very. impressive.volume.and.wide.range.of. equipment.and.services.on.display,.with. many.new.products.making.their.debut. on.the.uK.market .. in.addition,.to.the.major.multi-national. manufacturers.represented.at.the.show,. there.was.a.large.number.of.innovative. ideas.and.products.from.the.many.small. manufacturers.and.service.providers.who. were.able.to.take.the.increasingly.rare. opportunity.to.display.their.products.to.a. national.and.rapidly.growing.international. audience . this. big. increase. in. the. number. of. exhibitors. over. the. past. two. or. three. years,.has.brought.with.it.a.very.much.

greater.diversity.of.products,.which.in. turn.means.that.there.is.something.to. interest. arable,. livestock. and. mixed. farmers. alike .. in. fact,. reports. from. exhibitors.in.the.fencing.sector.indicated. that.good.business.was.done.on.both.

days.and.many.leads.for.future.follow-up. were.collected . “in.general,.i.am.a.firm.believer.in.the. old.maxim.‘if.it.isn’t.broken.don’t.try.to. fix.it’,”.says.lamma’s.sales.&.marketing. director,.cliff.preston ..“the.founding. principles.of.the.lamma.show.have. remained.the.same.throughout.its.thirty. year.history;.low.costs.for.exhibitors,. free.entry.and.free.parking.for.visitors .. However,.we.are.also.acutely.aware.of. the.need.to.manage.traffic.flows.and.it. is.the.growing.attraction.of.the.‘earlybird’.breakfast.offer,.first.introduced.for. lamma.2010,.together.with.the.decision. to.officially.open.the.show.at.7 .30.am .,. on.both.days,.which.is.helping.to.smooth. out.traffic.flows.during.the.local.‘home. to.work’.peak.travel.period ... “the. original. ethos. of. the. event. has. changed.little.over.the.years ..However,. the.growth.in.exhibitor.numbers.and. diversity.of.products.on.show.has.resulted. in.much.greater.numbers.of.exhibitors.and. visitors.placing.the.lamma.show.very. high.on.their.list.of.favourite.shows.for.

the.agricultural.and.associated.industries .. long.may.that.continue!” the. organisers. would. like. to. thank. all. visitors. who. contributed. to. the. charity.collection.for.the.lincolnshire. &.nottinghamshire.air.ambulance ..the. helicopter.was.based.at.the.showground. for.the.two.days.of.the.event.and.the. frequency. of. its. departure. to. attend. incidents,. over. both. show. days,. highlighted.the.important.contribution. air.ambulances.across.the.country.make. to.the.response.times.of.the.accident. and.emergency.services,.particularly.in. time.critical.or.remote.situations ..the. collection. raised. a. sum. in. excess. of. £18,600.–.once.again.a.big.thank.you. to.all.who.made.a.contribution . the.thirty-second.lamma.show.will. take.place.at.the.newark.showground. on.wednesday.16th.&.thursday.17th. January.2013 .

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mARshAlls Unveils neW PRodUct RAnGe FoR 2012
marshalls,.one.of.the.uK’s.leading.hard. landscaping.manufacturers,.has.launched. a.host.of.new.additions.to.its.domestic. product.range.for.2012 . each. year,. marshalls. develops. its. new. product. range. through. extensive. customer.research.and.in.field.testing. –.and.2012.is.no.different ..marshalls’.new. products.for.2012.are.designed.to.help. customers.produce.the.most.beautiful. and.complementing.domestic.landscape. projects.while.creating.an.environment. that.enhances.their.ability.to.live,.play. and.grow . marshalls’.senior.product.manager.claire. blake.commented,.“i’m.delighted.with.the. new.additions.to.our.range.as.i.think.there’s. something.in.there.for.everybody ..we. were.keen.to.explore.new.sizes,.textures. and.colours,.so.i’m.particularly.pleased. with.our.new.drivesett.tegula.size.and. the.textured.surface.of.driveline.elise,. which.is.an.entirely.new.product ..we.were. also.keen.to.extend.our.popular.ethically. sourced.fairstone.range.for.2012 ..we’re. continuing.to.work.very.closely.with.a. local.voluntary.organisation.(Hadoti.Hast. shlip.sansthan).on.the. ground.in.Rajasthan,. india,. where. these. materials.are.sourced .. marshalls.has.funded. eight.free.schools.and. four.free.health.centres. for.workers.in.that.area,. so.we’re.actively.looking. to.improve.the.lives.of. the.workers.and.their. families.in.our.quarrying. regions .” marshalls.has.worked. hard. to. extensively. broaden.its.fairstone®. range.of.products.for. 2012.and.continues.to. comply.with.the.ethical. trading.initiative’s.(eti). base.code.of.practice. including.ensuring.that. all. marshalls. fairstone®. sandstone. products.are.fully.ethically.sourced.which. means.no.exploitation.has.taken.place. in.their.manufacture . the.new.product.range.for.2012.also.

brings. with. it. benefits. for. builders. merchants.with.the.introduction.of.new. project. pack. sizes .. the. size. flexibility. of.materials.means.merchants.are.able. to.save.valuable.yard.space.whilst.also.

being.able.to.reduce.any.unnecessary. on-site.wastage .

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BRett BRochURe PAves lAndscAPinG sUPPlies comPAnY RemAins loYAl the WAY to insPiRe homeoWneRs in 2012 to the kRAmeR BRAnd
brett. landscaping. has. launched. its. gardens.&.drives.brochure.for.2012,. designed. to. make. gardening. and. landscaping.accessible.for.everyone .. this.free.glossy.magazine,.which.will. be.available.at.merchants.across.the. country,.is.not.only.aimed.at.driving. sales. for. stockists. and. business. for. brett’s. approved. installers,. but. to. inspire. and. encourage. homeowners. to. make. the. most. of. their. gardens. and.driveways . there. is. something. for. everyone. in. this.vibrant.new.guide.which.features. stunning.photography.of.landscaping. projects.undertaken.by.brett.approved. installers.during.2011 ..information.for. consumers.on.what.they.need.to.do. when.planning.home.improvements,. including.how.to.get.in.touch.with.brett. approved.installers.and.what.they.can. do.to.help.is.detailed.in.a.new.section. called.“out.&.about” . new.for.2012.is.a.double.page.spread. showcasing.brett.landscaping’s.awardwinning.flower.show.gardens .. Jane.campion,.Head.of.marketing.at. brett. landscaping. said:. “our. 2012. brochure.is.an.eclectic.mix.of.design,. practical.advice.and.motivating.ideas. which.we.are.certain.will.encourage. consumers. to. take. to. their. gardens. and.transform.them.in.to.places.that. all.the.family.can.enjoy .” a.buckinghamshire.based.landscaping. supplies.company.has.just.taken.delivery. of. its. fourth. Kramer. wheeled. loader. since. being. established. by. michael. bryant.some.20.years.ago . country. supplies. of. High. wycombe. currently.handles.in.excess.of.25,000. tonne/annum.of.materials.such.as.topsoil,. bark. and. aggregates .. this. material. is. delivered. to. customers. within. an. approximate.50.mile.radius.of.the.base. using. its. own. fleet. of. nine. vehicles. ranging.in.size.from.18.to.26.tonne . commenting.on.the. new.Kramer.loader,. mr ..bryant.said:.“the. 780.model.i.chose. this.time.is.proving. to. be. the. perfect. size. for. working. within.our.cramped. two. acre. site. as. it. has. the. necessary. power.and.capacity. to.handle.up.to.300. tonnes.of.material.on. a.busy.day .” mr ..bryant.particularly.likes.the.rigid. chassis.and.4-wheel.steer.layout.found. on. all. Kramer. machines. because. it. provides.high.levels.of.stability ..“it.is. this.combination.of.features”,.continued. mr ..bryant,.“as.well.as.the.excellent. service.provided.by.our.local.dealer,.that. has.kept.me.loyal.to.the.brand .”

For further information or to download the new Gardens & Drives brochure visit www.brettpaving.co.uk

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PAcked PRoGRAmme At dennis/ sisis GRoUndsmAn seminAR
dennis.&.sisis.concluded.their.2011. series.of.educational.events.with.the. recent.groundsman.cricket.seminar.at. essex.county.cricket.ground ...with. stuart.Kerrison,.Head.groundsman.at. essex.ccc,.as.the.host,.the.programme. took.on.a.slightly.different.format.to. previous.seminars.as.it.extended.into. the.evening.and.included.a.floodlit.tour. of.the.ground .. the. seminar. was. promoted. as,. ‘by. the.groundsman.for.the.groundsman’. and.it.certainly.lived.up.to.its.name .. there. were. presentations. from. both. ends.of.the.scale.with.a.‘grass.Roots’. local. groundsman. talking. about. the. problems.facing.a.small.village.club,. ‘first.class’.groundsmen.talking.about. the. maintenance,. logistics. and. cost. of.putting.on.county.cricket.matches. at. outground. venues. and. their. roles. in.general .. the. seminar. was. attended. by. over. 120.grounds.professionals.from.cricket. clubs,.local.authorities.and.contractors. and.delegates.came.from.11.different. counties ...during.the.day.there.was.a. practical.demonstration,.on.the.county. square,. of. deep. spiking,. introduced. by.Keith.exton.Head.groundsman.at. glamorgan.cricket.club ... Roger.moore.of.dennis.&.sisis.promises. they. will. endeavor. to. stage. more. successful.seminars.in.2012 ...

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it’s.apparent.now.more.than. ever.that.crime.does.not.go. on.holiday,.especially.during. the.summer,.and.in.these.hard. economic. times. ,. it. seems. we. will. have. to. be. more. careful. than. ever. to. protect. our. property. from. burglary. and.theft . many. now. find. that. one. of. the.most.powerful.defences.is. Vandgard,.an.advanced.anti- 300m oF vAndGARd Anti climB GUARds BeinG climb.security.barrier.for.walls,. instAlled oveR the chRistmAs holidAY to PRevent theFt FRom netWoRk RAil. gates.and.fences .. durable.and.easy.to.install,.it. provides.an.inexpensive,.yet.effective,. solution.to.property.protection .. an. unassailable. barrier. to. would-be. thieves.and.vandals,.Vandgard’s.design. is.unique,.consisting.of.a.series.of.curved. rotating. vanes,. which. roll. off. anyone. who.attempts.to.climb.over.it .. Visually.it.is.a.clear.warning,.but.it.is.not. designed.with.intent.to.cause.serious. harm.and.so.it.can.be.safely.used.in. public.places ..unlike.broken.glass.or. razor.wire,.which.can.form.mantraps,.or. impaling.spikes.which.are.often.illegal.and. can.also.present.a.dangerous.hazard.to. employees.working.overhead.or.nearby .. Vandgard.is.inherently.safe.and.so.does. not.contravene.either.the.Health.or.safety. at.work.act,.cosHH.regulations.or.any. other.civil.or.criminal.laws ..

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kniGht FencinG keePs on exPAndinG
Having.just.opened.an.office.in.a.new. location,.Knight.fencing.is.a.business. that.is.growing.by.the.year ...the.family. run.company,.which.has.been.running.for. twenty.years,.have.found.that.despite.the. economic.climate,.they.are.still.becoming. busier.each.year ... Knight.fencing.was.founded.by.Richard. Knight.who.retired.from.the.business. three.years.ago,.his.son,.danny.Knight.is. managing.director ...danny.has.worked. for.the.family.business.for.18.years.and. has.gained.a.wealth.of.experience.in.the. fencing.industry.over.the.years . the. business,. which. carries. out. contracts.for.commercial,.industrial.and. domestic.fencing,.also.offer.a.bespoke. manufacturing.service,.building.fencing. and.gate.systems.to.exact.specifications,. as.well.as.bespoke.garden.furniture ... “despite.the.economic.problems.over. the.past.few.years,.Knight.fencing.has. experienced. good. growth. in. a. tough. climate,”.danny.explains ...“being.able. to. open. a. new. office. at. the. start. of. 2012.is.a.great.sign.that.the.business. is.growing.in.size.each.year .”. Knight.fencing’s.head.office.is.based.in. chichester.and.covers.west.and.east. sussex,.Hampshire,.surrey.and.the.Kent. borders ..with.a.new.office.being.opened. in.plymouth,.Knight.fencing.are.now. able.to.offer.their.services.to.the.west. country ... the. plymouth. office. was. opened. on. the.3rd.January.and.has.just.taken.its. first.order ...the.west.country.division.is. being.run.by.longstanding.Knight.fencing. employee. terry. dearlove .. . terry. has. worked.for.the.company.for.14.years.

kAte cRAGon tAlks With dAnnY kniGht, mAnAGinG diRectoR oF kniGht FencinG, BAsed in chichesteR, West sUssex

and.will.be.using.his.extensive.knowledge. of.the.fencing.industry.to.build.on.the. domestic.side.of.the.new.division,.with.the. view.of.adding.commercial.and.industrial.

fencing.and.gates.to.the.west.country. product.range.in.the.near.future .... Knight.fencing’s.clients.include.west.

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Littlewood are pleased to support Knight Fencing and wish them continued success

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sussex.county.council,.asda,.guinness,. lidl.and.Rolls-Royce ...“we.have.carried. out.contracts.for.newly.built.academy. schools.in.the.area.erecting.sports.and. perimeter. fencing,. as. well. as. fencing. for.the.mental.health.unit.at.st.mary’s. Hospital,”.says.danny ..“we.have.a.wide. client.base.which.means.our.contracts. cover.a.wide.range.of.different.kinds.of. fencing.and.gates ...our.bespoke.service. allows.Knight.fencing.to.cater.to.each. client’s.individual.needs .” the.Knight.fencing.team.is.made.up.of. five.head.office.staff,.five.manufacturing. staff.and.fourteen.installers.who.work. in.seven.two-man.gangs ..advertising.on. checkatrade,.local.radio.and.through.their. website,.facebook.and.twitter,.Knight. fencing.have.moved.with.technology. to.keep.their.business.current ...Regular. testimonials.and.news.updates.are.added. online.to.keep.their.customers,.new.and. old,.up.to.date ..... also.new.for.Knight.fencing.in.2012. is.their.10.year.anti-rot.guarantee.on. all. fence. posts .. . unlike. many. other. guarantees.being.offered.for.fence.posts,. Knight’s.guarantee.covers.not.only.the. cost.of.materials.needed.for.replacement,. but.also.the.installation.costs ... “we.are.now.using.postsaver.sleeves. on.our.fence.posts,.with.the.view.that. they.will.offer.our.customers.the.added.

reassurance.of.longer.lasting.fence.posts,”. explains.danny ..“many.businesses.are. offering.a.guarantee.for.the.fence.posts. they. install,. but. very. few. are. willing. to. cover. the. labour. costs. required. to. install.a.replacing.fence ...using.treated. fence.posts.in.conjunction.with.postsaver. sleeves,.we.are.confident.in.offering.a. 10. year. anti-rot. guarantee. to. all. our. customers .”.. Having.expanded.the.business.to.the. west.country.and.introducing.a.new. guarantee.in.the.first.month.of.2012,. Knight.fencing.have.achieved.more.in. one.month.than.many.businesses.achieve. in.a.year,.and.the.expansion.for.Knight. fencing.is.set.to.continue ..“our.plans. for.2012.are.to.continue.to.grow.our. new.office ...over.the.last.two.to.three. years.our.turnover.has.doubled,.so.we. are.confident.there.is.still.room.in.the. market.to.continue.to.grow .”..

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Visiting.H .J .webb.and.sons.you.are.not. only.immediately.greeted.by.friendly.and. welcoming. staff,. but. also. their. huge. variety.of.stock.in.both.their.yard.and. shop ...situated.at.southdown.farm,.in. the. beautiful. oxfordshire. countryside,. H .J .webb.and.son.is.ideally.located.in. an.idyllic.location.with.easy.access.to. both. swindon. and. oxford,. positioned. on.the.a420 ..

not YoUR AveRAGe timBeR meRchAnts
father,.John,.took.over.the.business.in. the.1960’s,.turning.it.into.H .J .webb.and. sons ...my.brother.pete.and.i.now.run. the.business.together .... the.family.run.timber,.building.and.fencing. merchant.has.grown.over.the.years.to. become. virtually. a. one. stop. shop. for. anyone.looking.for.timber,.wire.products,. gates,.fixtures.,fittings.and.a.wide.range. of.fencing.products ...you.name.it.and. H .J .webb.and.sons.will.do.their.very. best.to.source.it ... “the.business.began.as.m .K .webb,.which. was. a. builders. merchants. started. by. my.grandfather,.monty,.in.the.1930’s,”. Jez. webb. explains .. . “from. his. yard,. monty. used. to. sell. surplus. materials,. which. were. mainly. plywood,. and. the. business. has. grown. from. there .. . my. “my.father.grew.the.business.through. supply.and.demand.basis,.which.has. led.to.both.the.timber.yard.and.shop. becoming.stocked.with.a.wide.variety.of. products ...even.if.we.don’t.stock.something. a. customers. is. looking. for. we. will. do. everything.we.can.to.find.that.item.for. them.at.the.most.competitive.price .” webb’s. stock. all. round. and. square. fencing,.gates,.wire.products,.security. fencing,.building.timber.and.also.offer.a. bespoke.service,.to.cater.for.individual. requirements ...Jez.says,.“it.is.important. that.we.can.offer.a.bespoke.service.to.suit. each.customer’s.individual.requirements. at.the.most.competitive.prices .” H .J .webb.and.sons.team.is.made.up.of. 14.members ..including.Jez.and.pete,.the. business.also.employs.shop.manager.steve. davidson,.transport.manager.seb.cooke,.

kAte cRAGon visits jez WeBB oF h j WeBB And sons in shRivenhAm, oxFoRdshiRe

the h j WeBB And son teAm jezz FAR leFt And Pete FAR RiGht delivery.drivers.pete.whitewood,.James. florey,.fiona.florey.and.ali.Riggs,.sales. experts.adam.durham,.andy.barr,.bobby. pearce.and.dave.Halsall.and.secretaries. sarah.griffiths.and.alex.gilbert-lee .... Jez.and.pete’s.parents,.John.and.isobel. are.partners.in.the.business ...John.carries. out.machinery.maintenance.and.isobel. carries.out.the.banking ..Jez.says,.“one. of.the.main.reasons.we.are.where.we.are. today.is.because.of.our.hard.working,. loyal.team.-.so.our.customers.benefit. by.getting.so.much.knowledge ...i.think. that.being.a.family.business.also.helps,. at.it.shows.we.have.been.established. for. many. years. and. the. passion. and. experience. keeps. getting. shared. and. passed.on .” most. of. H .J .webb. and. sons. timber. is. machined,. peeled. and. treated. off. site.at.James.e ..smith.timber.ltd.in. birmingham ..“James.e ..smith.have.really. helped.H .J .webb.to.grow.as.a.business,”. Jez.explains ..“they.provide.an.excellent. service.and.are.very.reliable .”.. as. well. as. regularly. delivering. timber. and. fencing. to. wiltshire,. oxfordshire,. buckinghamshire,.berkshire,.Hampshire. and.gloucestershire,.H .J .webb.and.sons. offer.nation.wide.deliveries.on.certain. sized.orders ...“H .J .webb.and.sons.can. deliver.anywhere.in.the.uK ...we.have. sold.and.transported.a.lot.of.creosoted. fencing.to.customers.in.france.&.belgium. as.well.as.supplying.timber.products.for. the.beijing.olympics.in.2008 ..we.have. also.sold.timber.to.contractors.working. for. madonna,. tony. mccoy,. sting. and. Jeremy.clarkson.to.name.but.a.few! “we. have. definitely. noticed. a. huge. increase.in.the.demand.for.creosoted. fencing.products.and.we.are.now.a.huge. stockist.of.creosoted.fencing ..also.the. fencing.market.in.swindon.seems.to.be. doing.especially.well.on.the.domestic. side.of.things ..there.has.also.been.a. growth. in. our. diy. customers,. buying. products. to. carry. out. their. own. work. at.home .” in.keeping.with.their.progression.mindset,. H .J .webb.and.sons.have.an.excellent. website.where.you.can.find.up.to.date. product.lists.and.prices,.testimonials.and. special.offers ...“the.website.is.definitely. a.great.tool.for.the.business,.i.think.it.is. where.more.people.are.turning.to.when. they.want.to.find.suppliers ....we.also. receive.a.lot.of.business.through.word.of. mouth.and.we.advertise.in.the.fencing. news.buyers.guide .” based. in. the. ideal. location,. with. a. dedicated.knowledgeable.team,.it.seems. there.is.little.for.Jez.and.pete.to.improve. on.for.2012,.“we.would.like.to.continue. as.we.have.been.doing.although.in.2012. we.are.firmly.committed.to.stocking.more. creosoted.products ...this.market.is.rising. so.we.rise.with.it .”

H.J.Webb & Son
Building - Timber - Fencing Merchants
Largest stockist of building, timber & fencing supplies in southern England. ‘H.J. Webb & Son have done all of our pressure creosote fencing and it’s top quality. We use Webbs for everything, no one beats them on quality, price & reliability’ A.P. Mccoy - BBC Sports Personality 2010 Southdown Farm, Shrivenham, OXON SN7 7UA

www.webbswood.co.uk 01793.783.879. 01793 783 887 Southdown Farm, Faringdon Road (A420), Shrivenham, Longcot, OXON, SN7 7UA Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 5pm Saturday 8am to 12 noon

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Having been running since 1982, Allan Froggatt Fencing is a well established fencing business with a good reputation for quality service and finish. Mike Hitch, long time employee and new owner of the business, explains this was the main reason for taking over the company. “I’ve worked for Allan Froggatt Fencing for many years now. I started out helping Allan on a few odd jobs in 1981. Having farmed since I was 10 years old and working in the mechanics industry for a few years, I returned to the business to fence full time. As I had worked for the company for eighteen years, when Allan said he wanted to sell the business I couldn’t think of a reason why not to buy the company from him.” With a new start to the year, Mike took over the business on the 1st January 2012. Working with him are two of Allan Froggatt Fencing’s long standing staff, Alistair Vickers and Robert Nicholson. “I have worked with Alistair for eighteen years - we work very well together. All three of us know the fencing industry well and have many years experience which we use to make sure every job we do is of the highest standard. “We do a lot of work in very remote and inaccessible areas so we have turned to the help of Pennine Helicopters. Using helicopters to airlift materials to remote locations means we are able to carry out fencing in otherwise inaccessible locations in the surrounding countryside. It’s not your usual fencing job but it’s nice to do something a bit different!” As well as working in some of the more remote parts of the Peak District, Allan Froggatt Fencing also carry out contracts for Nottingham Wildlife Trust, Haddon Estate, The National Trust, local councils and landowners United Utilities and Severn Trent Water., to name but a few. The majority of the work carried out are in the surrounding areas of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield. Allan Froggatt, founder of Allan Froggatt Fencing is also the inventor of the popular wire unrolling, laying and tensioning machine, ProFencer. Having worked in the fencing business for over 30 years, with many years running Allan Froggatt Fencing, Allan used his experience to create the ProFencer, a machine designed to help install wire netting. Having run both businesses simultaneously for many years Allan is now concentrating solely on ProFencer, now that Mike has taken over the fencing business. Allan Froggatt Fencing’s machinery includes a King Hitter post driver, a Mercedes MB Trac, an Agricat and also use of Allan’s own invention, the ProFencer, when required. Mike and his team do also have to use hand tools from time to time, when working on contracts in more remote places as it just not possible to get machinery to these locations. With both Allan and Mike coming from agricultural backgrounds, the majority of the fencing work carried out is agricultural. “We mainly do agricultural fencing as it is what we know. Domestic fencing contracts seem few and far between, so we do what we know best. I am from a farming background, having farmed for 10 years,

KAte CrAgon tAlKs with MiKe hitCh, new owner of AllAn froggAtt fenCing
so I understand the importance and requirements of agricultural fencing.” When asked about his plans for the business for 2012 Mike replied, “I aim to keep the business running as normal, maintaining the business’ reputation. I don’t have any plans to change or expand at the moment. With things the way they are, it is great that contracts keep coming in and we are kept busy. It wouldn’t be the right time to change too much at the moment.”

Allan Froggatt Fencing Mike Hitch 07831 172479 ProFencer Allan Froggatt www.profencer.co.uk info@profencer.co.uk 07785 700952

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bridge. college,. operated. by. north. west.charity.the.together.trust,.and. the. manchester. college. are. hosting. an.exciting.competition.to.give.budding. landscape.designers.the.chance.to.see. their.designs.exhibited.at.the.prestigious. Royal.Horticultural.society.(RHs).flower. show.at.tatton.park ..bridge,.a.specialist. college.for.young.people.with.learning. difficulties,. disabilities. and. complex. needs,.is.relocating.in.september.next. year.to.a.new.site.in.openshaw.shared. with.the.manchester.college .

colleGes cAll FoR GARden desiGneRs
be.dedicated.to.promoting.horticulture. in.an.urban.setting .. building. on. bridge. college’s. silver. gilt.award.at.the.RHs.flower.show. in.tatton.in.2010,.the.winning.design. will.be.selected.by.a.judging.panel.of. students.and.staff.from.both.colleges,. and.will.be.created.on.site.by.a.team.of. manchester.college.and.bridge.college. students ..the.judges.are.looking.for. vibrant,.artistic.and.creative.designs. that. will. reflect. the. two. institutions. coming.together.to.give.young.people. with.complex.needs.access.to.some. of.the.best,.most.innovative.services. in.the.uK .. david. marriott,. chief. executive. of. the.together.trust,.said:.“by.sharing. their.knowledge.and.expertise,.bridge. college.and.the.manchester.college. have. created. an. exceptional. unique. and.exciting.education.project,.so.we’re.

members. of. the. general. public. are. invited.to.submit.a.design.for.the.project,. which.will.be.used.to.celebrate.the.two. colleges’.partnership.in.the.construction. of.a.new,.state-of-the-art,.education. facility.for.students.with.highly.specialist. needs ..the.new.bridge.college.is.due. to.open.in.september.2012.and.will. be.a.centre.of.excellence.for.learning. support ..a.substantial.area.of.the.site.will.

A 21st centURY BUildinG in A GARden lAndscAPe to Be Used And develoPed BY stUdents looking. for. designs. that. will. reflect. and. celebrate. this. groundbreaking. partnership .. i’d. encourage. everyone. with.an.interest.in.gardening.or.design. to.get.involved .” carl. miller,. from. the. manchester. college,.said:.“we.want.to.give.garden. designers.an.opportunity.they.might. not.otherwise.have,.and.the.RHs.show. is.a.fantastic.opportunity.to.show.off. their.skills ..last.year,.a.student.from. the.manchester.college.designed.our. garden.and.those.from.the.Horticulture. and.construction.teams.built.it,.and. they.managed.to.win.a.silver.medal. in.the.process .”

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lAtest sttA stUdent PRize in timBeR enGineeRinG
the.scottish.timber.trade.association. (stta).has.continued.its.sponsorship.of. student.prizes.at.the.centre.for.timber. engineering.within.the.forest.products. Research.institute.at.edinburgh.napier. university.and.its.most.recent.award. has.just.been.announced . the.prize.for.the.best.performance.in.a. timber.related.masters.dissertation.in. 2011.has.been.awarded.to.cecilia.alonso. for.her.dissertation.entitled.‘structural. performance.of.a.mechanically.laminated. timber.arched.suspension.bridge’ .. for.her.dissertation,.cecilia,.who.is.a. graduate.from.the.msc.timber.engineering. course,.focussed.on.the.development.and. examination.of.the.structural.performance. of.a.flat.bridge.deck.suspended.from. two.screw-laminated.timber.arches ..a. mechanically.laminated.composite.timber. arched.bridge.with.suspended.flat.deck. was.designed.as.a.half-scale.of.a.12. metre.span.bridge.for.pedestrian.use.and. was.subjected.to.a.series.of.analytical. and.experimental.investigations.under. static. loading. conditions .. the. results. showed.that.the.timber.bridge.behaved. elastically.well.beyond.the.design.load .. in. addition,. a. finite. element. model. was. developed. using. a. commercially. available.analysis.programme ..the.close. relationship.between.the.analytical.and. experimental.results.demonstrated.that. the.structural.behaviour.of.laminated. timber. structures. can. be. accurately. predicted.using.linear.elastic.analysis .. this.study.clearly.demonstrated.that.large. span,.stiff.and.strong.structures.can.be. successfully.constructed.by.using.short. lengths.of.uK-grown.timber ..... stta.president,.Russell.paterson,.said. “stta.is.very.pleased.to.continue.its. support.for.the.valuable.work.undertaken. by.students.and.staff.at.the.centre.for. timber.engineering.at.edinburgh.napier. university ..with.the.unique.characteristics. and.attributes.of.wood.and.wood.products. gaining.wider.recognition,.which.is.very. encouraging,.it.is.all.the.more.important. that.timber.engineers.and.specifiers.of. the.future.are.given.every.encouragement. to. utilise. wood. and. wood. products .. we.send.our.congratulations.and.best. wishes.to.cecilia.and.hope.that.she.will.

A modeRn stRessed-lAminAted timBeR BRidGe AcRoss the AchRAY WAteR, neAR ABeRFoYle. enjoy.a.fruitful.and.fulfilling.career.in. timber.engineering,.which.is.an.exciting. discipline .” the.scottish.timber.trade.association. awarded.three.prizes.to.students.within. the. centre. for. timber. engineering. at. the. university. during. summer. 2011,. to.douglas.drewniak,.mark.brain.and. ivan.pacheco .

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eFiA memBeRs meetinG hAiled A GReAt sUccess
Zaun.ltd.of.wolverhampton.generously. played. host. to. the. efia. members’. meeting.last.week ..following.coffee.and. bacon.rolls.upon.arrival,.the.morning. began.in.earnest.with.a.presentation. for. retiring. efia. general. secretary. bob.Jennings .. the. incoming. general. secretary. bernard.Kilbride.told.the.assembly. that,. “there. have. never. been. any. salaried.positions.within.efia.–.by.far. the.bulk.of.the.member.subscriptions. are. given. back. to. the. membership. as. benefits. and. services .. Rather,. efia. is. run. and. managed. by. a. group.of.committed.and.enthusiastic. professionals.who.volunteer.their.time,. experience.and.resources.for.the.benefit. of.the.organisation.and.the.industry .”. presenting.bob.Jennings.with.a.gift. on. behalf. of. the. membership. he. announced.that,.“no-one.has.given. more.to.efia.than.our.founder.bob. Jennings,.who.has.given.tirelessly.of. his.time.and.expertise.for.the.past. 30.years .”. bernard. Kilbride. continued. by. highlighting.the.many.new.member. benefits.and.services.that.efia.has.to. offer,.including.free.cHas.assessments. for.full.members,.an.inflation-busting. reduction. in. membership. fees. for. the.coming.year,.and.downloadable. health,.safety.and.business.document. templates ...Kilbride.also.gave.a.virtual. tour.of.the.new.efia.website.(www . efia .co .uk).demonstrating.significant. areas. of. technical. support. now. available,.such.as.the.new.and.unique. fencing.wind-loading.calculator,.and. how.to.benefit.from.the.efia.fencing. trade.portal .. the.host,.paul.painter.md.of.Zaun,. next.gave.a.presentation.about.his.own. company.and.their.involvement.with. pssa.(perimeter.security.suppliers. association). which. represents. specialist. companies. who. provide. equipment.and.services.offering.the. highest.levels.of.physical.protection. against.terrorist.attack ..pssa.works. with.testing.bodies.such.as.tRl.and.

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runs.a.product.verification.scheme.to. promote. and. maintain. high. quality. product.standards.for.the.industry .. following.his.presentation.paul.painter. lead.the.attendees.on.a.guided.tour. of.their.wolverhampton.factory . the. final. part. of. the. morning. gave. the. members. an. opportunity. to. shape.the.future.of.efia.through.an. interactive.mesH.analysis.workshop. ran.by.efia.strategic.development. manager. alison. payne:. members. first. identified. current. and. future. problems.and.issues.facing.the.fencing. industry. under. the. topic. headings. marketplace,.enterprise,.skills,.and. Health,.safety.and.environment;.and. secondly.members.sought.potential. future. action/initiatives. by. efia. to. mitigate. and/or. take. advantage. of. these.issues.for.their.members . efia.exists.to.represent.and.promote. its.members.interests,.and.as.such. can.only.be.as.good.as.the.quality.of. its.members.input.and.participation .. all.members.were.fully.engaged.at.the. efia.members.meeting.which.was. a.great.success.providing.significant. feedback. as. to. what. this. industry. wants. and. how. efia. should. direct. its.efforts.in.future ..

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john Woods nURseRies PARt oF stUdent shoWcAse At the 104th ideAl home shoW
John. woods. nurseries. is. playing. its. part. harnessing. some. of. this. country’s. best. young. horticultural. talent.by.becoming.an.integral.part. in. the. ‘ideal. young. gardeners. of. the. year. 2012’. competition. which. is.being.run.in.association.with.the. prince’s. foundation. for. the. built. environment . this.prestigious.competition.throws. together.six.uK.colleges.whose.students. have.been.challenged.with.creating. inspirational. and. sustainable. show. gardens.which.will.be.exhibited.in.the. forecourt.of.earls.court.during.next. year’s.104th.ideal.Home.show,.running. 16th.march–.1st.april.2012 .. the.suffolk-based.company.has.been. chosen.by.organisers.to.supply.some. of.the.plants.for.the.gardens,.which. will.be.judged.by.a.panel.of.experts. including. John. woods. nurseries’. managing.director,.John.lord . md. John. lord. said:. “so. far. two. colleges.have.visited.our.nursery,.writtle. college.from.chelmsford.near.essex,. and.capel.manor.college.in.enfield,. middlesex,. who. won. the. inaugural. 2011.competition,.and.whose.garden. was. visited. at. last. year’s. show. by. HRH,.the.prince.of.wales . For more details on the 2012 ‘Ideal Young Gardeners Competition’ and the participating colleges visit www.idealhomeshow.co.uk The Ideal Home Show will open its doors for 17 days from 16th March 16th to April 1st 2012, at London’s Earls Court. Tickets can be booked online via www.idealhomeshow.co.uk

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PlAscoAt ARe FinAlist FoR BcF coAtinG cARe 2011 AWARds
lindA hUGhes plascoat,.the.global.market.leader.in. thermoplastic.powder.coatings,.received. a.finalist.award.at.the.coveted.bcf. coating.care.2011.awards ..plascoat. and.eight.other.companies.were.selected. as.award.finalists.from.an.initial.list. of. thirty. award. entries,. during. the. prestigious. event. in. nottingham .. plascoat.was.the.only.powder.coating. manufacturer.to.be.shortlisted . the. british. coating. federation. (bcf).coating.care.award.evaluates. performance. across. a. range. of. manufacturing. performance. indicators . . the.bcf.coating.care.judges.says,. “plascoat.systems.in.farnham.is.the. sole.powder.coating.manufacturer.on. the. coatings. care. award. shortlist,. and. thoroughly. deserves. its. place. with. an. excellent. safety. record. and. demonstrable.improvements.in.both. energy.utilisation.and.waste.reduction. over.the.past.year .” david.Hine,.plascoat.Health.&.safety. dAvid hine With the BcF AWARd manager.said.“i.am.personally.very. pleased.to.have.been.given.this.finalist. award. from. bcf. especially. given. the.fact.that.we.were.also.awarded. oHsas. 18001:2007. Health. and. safety.accreditation.in.october.2011 .. it. is. a. real. testament. to. everyone’s. hard.work.in.making.plascoat.a.safe. and. environmentally. friendly. place. to.work .”

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the neWest memBeR oF the FencinG And lAndscAPinG teAm
our.sales.and.subscriptions.manager,. ben.walton,.and.his.wife.Rachel.are. pleased.to.announce.the.arrival.of.their. son. archie. wright. walton,. born. on. the.23rd.January.2012.at.5:52am,. weighing.6lbs.8.ounces ..simone.and. team..send.them.their.love,.joy.and. happiness.for.the.future (eds note: the next time YoU see ARchie he Will hAve A Red one!)

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“mAGniFicent 7” shoRtlisted FoR PRestiGioUs AWARds
three.horticulture.students.are.among. seven.from.oatridge.college.in.west. lothian.who.have.been.shortlisted.for.the. last.stage.of.scotland’s.most.prestigious. landbased.industries.awards . with.ages.ranging.from.17.to.33,.the. seven.will.now.be.interviewed.by.expert. panellists.to.decide.if.they.go.forward.to. the.final.round.of.the.lantra.landbased. and.aquaculture.learner.of.the.awards. and.a.glittering.presentation.ceremony. in.march.2012 .. they.follow.in.the.footsteps.of.former. oatridge.students.who.have.taken.the. overall.title.six.times.in.the.last.seven. years ...the.three.horticulture.hopefuls,. who.face.stiff.opposition.from.all.around. scotland,.are.joined.by.two.equine.students. and.two.landbased.engineers . the. youngest. of. the. seven. is. adam. melville,.a.pupil.of.glencryan.special. school.in.cumbernauld.near.glasgow,. who.has.been.nominated.by.the.college. for.overcoming.a.severe.form.of.word. blindness.to.excel.on.a.skills.for.work/ Rural. skills. horticulture. programme .. adam,.a.keen.swimmer,.previously.won. the.sports.category.of.the.young.scot. of.the.year.competition . david.smith,.is.a.welsh-born.is.29.year. old.who.has.set.up.and.is.running.his. own.successful.gardening.business.at. plean.in.stirlingshire,.after.completing. a.landscaping.course;.and.dylan.taylor,. is.an.18.year.old.modern.apprentice. in. Horticulture,. who. is. one. of. only. two.staff.looking.after.the.nationally. important.gardens.at.torosay.castle.on. the.island.of.mull,.since.the.property. was.put.up.for.sale the.other.students.to.be.shortlisted.are. mature.student.samantha.(sam).condie. from. Kelty. in. fife,. Kim. boyle,. a. 19. year.old.equine.student.from.carluke.in. lanarkshire,.liam.gunn.from.edinburgh,. who.is.19.and.Rhys.murdoch.aged.20. from.girvan.in.ayrshire . oatridge.principal.david.James.says,. “the.college.has.a.marvellous.record.in. the.annual.lantra.scotland.awards,.but. this.is.the.first.time.that.we.have.seen. seven.of.our.students.short-listed ..the. competition.is.always.fierce.and.it.has. got.tougher.every.year,.so.we.are.very. proud.of.all.of.our.nominees ..they.have. done.incredibly.well.to.get.this.far.and. everyone.at.oatridge.will.be.keeping. their.fingers.crossed.that.they.will.be. among.the.winners.in.march .”

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at. the. Rental. show. in. new. orleans. from.5-8.february.2012,.doosan.will. be.exhibiting.the.company’s.dX225lc. crawler.excavator.equipped.with.a.clamp. bucket ... with. specifications. that. include. a. maximum. digging. depth. of. 6 .11. m,. maximum.digging.reach.at.ground.level. of.9 .3.m.and.a.maximum.dump.height. of. 6 .83. m,. the. dX225lc. excavator. combines. high. performance. with. an. excellent.working.range.for.a.machine.of. this.size ...the.dX225lc.has.an.operating. weight.of.21,500.kg.with.standard.boom,. arm.and.0 .51.m3.bucket ...the.bucket. breakout.force.is.149.kn.while.the.arm. breakout.force.is.123.kn ... like. all. doosan. medium. and. heavy. excavators,.the.dX225lc.features.an. electronic.power.optimising.system.(epos). that. maximises. machine. productivity. while.minimising.fuel.consumption ...the. epos.connects.the.excavator’s.hydraulic. system.and.engine.controls.via.a.data. transfer. link .. advantages. include. the. availability. of. a. power. mode. and. a. normal.operating.mode.for.maximum. efficiency.under.all.conditions;.electronic. control.of.fuel.consumption;.automatic. deceleration.for.even.more.fuel.savings;. and.regulation.and.precise.control.of.the. hydraulic.flow.rate.required.by.various. machine.components . easy-to-operate.joystick.controls.make. precise.machine.movements.easy,.while. supplementary.buttons.are.available.for. control. of. additional. equipment. such. as.the.clamp.bucket,.grabs,.crushers. and.grippers ...operator.fatigue.is.also. minimised. by. the. sound-suppressed. cab,. which. keeps. machine. noise. as. low. as. possible .. . the. noise. level. at. the.operator’s.ear.is.73.dba.while.the. noise.level.for.bystanders.is.a.very.low. 103.dba .

For more information about Doosan construction equipment visit: www.doosanequipment.eu

zAReBA secURitY & simtec solUtions movinG FoRWARd
after.Zareba.securities.successful.six. year.partnership.with.simtec.solutions. for.the.uK.and.eire.for.exclusive.sales,. marketing.&.support,.the.relationship. has.now.moved.forward ..this.results. in.simtec.solutions.now.becoming.an. acredited. installer. of. Zareba. security. products.from.the.start.of.2012 ..this. is. a. natural. evoltionary. step. for. both. companies.which.we.both.believe.will. be.of.mutual.and.collective.benefit . the.relationship.has.clearly.benefited. both. companies .. Zareba. security’s. product.development.including.Zareba. securities.advanced.ip6000.electrified. permimeter.detection.system,.has.been. greatly.enhanced.with.the.input.from. simtec.solutions,.and.in.particular.from. John.simm.&.steve.buckleys’.years.of. experiance . the. ip6000. system. is. now. well. established. in. the. market. place. and. has.gained.an.excellent.reputation.for. reliability.and.low.false.alarm.rates ...in. recent.governement.testing.this.gained. the.highest.score.for.false.alarms.against. all.competition,.which.adds.considerable. competitive.value.to.existing.and.potential. customers ..Zareba.security.will.continue. with.the.development.of.their.product. ranges.along.with.technical.support.from. their.own.in-house.engineering.team,. plus.their.accredited.installers . managing.director.for.Zareba.security,. simon. Ragdale. says. ‘we. are. looking. forward.to.building.a..continued.long. term.working.relationship.with.simtec. solutions,.who.now.join.Zareba.securites’. team.of.high.quality,.professional.and. loyal.installers ..this.also.allows.simtec. solutions. the. additional. freedom. to. resource.other.security.avenues’ .

Martin Armstrong Security Systems Manager Zareba Security Systems www.zarebasecurity.com

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BoBcAt comPAct eqUiPment At the RentAl shoW
bobcat.will.be.showing.a.cross-section. of. products. from. the. company’s. market.leading.compact.equipment. range. at. the. Rental. show. 2012,. including. the. new. e26. 2 .6. tonne. compact. excavator .. . ideal. for. use. in. the. rental. industry,. the. bobcat. range. of. compact. excavators. and. loaders.will.be.represented.by.the. e26.and.e35.compact.excavators,. the.mt55.mini.tracked.loader.and. the.s650.and.s175.skid-steer.loader. models,.equipped.with.buckets,.pallet. forks.and.other.products.from.the. comprehensive. bobcat. range. of. attachments .... bobcat.has.launched.the.new.2 .6. tonne.zero.tail.swing.e26.compact. excavator. to. target. the. 2-3. tonne. market.segment ...the.new.e26.is. powered. by. the. 15 .5. kw. Kubota. d1105-e2b-bcZ-2. diesel. engine. and. has. a. new. air. intake,. cooling. and. exhaust. system,. helping. to. reduce.noise.for.both.the.operator. and.bystanders . the.s650.model.is.part.of.the.new. generation. of. bobcat. skid-steer,. compact.tracked.and.all.wheel.steer. loaders ...the.s650.is.a.vertical.lift. path.loader.with.an.operating.weight. of.3777.kg,.a.rated.operating.capacity. of. 1220. kg. and. a. tipping. load. of. 2440.kg .

www.bobcat.com www.therentalshow.com

Experienced Estimator/Contracts Manager
This will be a permanent position based at our head office in Harrow Middlesex. Duties will include : • Pricing work from Bills of Quantities • Managing the successful delivery of fencing contracts. • Controlling costs. • Management of site staff. • Liaising with our clients and developing new opportunities. • Must be computer literate and have a clean UK driving license. An attractive package will be offered to the successful candidate. Applications including CV to be in writing to: Mr T O’Connell operations Director Boundary Fencing Contractors Ltd 2 College Hill Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 7HH

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PAtent PRotection GRAnted FoR UniqUe Post dRiveR desiGn
a.unique.combination.of.adjustments. on.bryce.suma.profi.post.drivers.has. been.granted.patent.protection.for.the. way.it.enables.fence.posts.to.be.driven. in.tight.field.corners.and.other.awkward. situations.inaccessible.to.conventional. machines . the.new.Quadshift.feature.moves.the. mast. in. an. arc. behind. the. tractor;. in. combination. with. sideways. and. backwards.mast.adjustments.it.gives. the.machine.unique.flexibility . “it.can.be.difficult.positioning.the.mast. just.right.in.a.narrow-angle.field.corner. or.where.trees.or.other.obstructions.get. in.the.way,”.notes.fencing.contractor. and.manufacturer.Jock.bryce ..“with. Quadshift,.the.operator.can.move.the. mast.in.an.1100mm.arc,.giving.a.lot. more.flexibility.to.get.it.just.where.you. want.the.post.to.be .” in. common. with. most. fence. post. drivers,. the. mast. on. a. suma. profi. can.be.adjusted.in.two.directions.to. get.it.perfectly.upright,.even.when.the. tractor.is.standing.on.a.steep.slope . Hydraulic.sideshift.and.backshift.can. then. be. used. to. position. the. mast. precisely. without. having. to. make. small. movements. with. the. tractor .. Quadshift.adds.a.new.dimension.to. these. adjustments. to. help. position. the.mast.in.awkward.locations.–.as. recognised.by.the.intellectual.property. office.in.granting.a.patent.on.the.threeway.combination . “i’m. really. pleased. with. this. latest. patent.because.it.acknowledges.the. innovative.features.of.the.suma.post. drivers.and.emphasises.my.ownership. of. the. design,. both. legally. and. morally,”. says. Jock. bryce .. “i. hope. anyone.tempted.to.copy.the.unique. combination. of. features. covered. by. this.patent.will.respect.the.intellectual. property.rights.it.confers .” the.newly-granted.patent.(gb2474758). is.the.latest.in.a.series.of.successful. applications.recognising.the.innovative. features.that.mr.bryce.builds.into.the. suma. profi. heavy-duty. post. drivers. to.make.them.more.productive.and. easier.to.use . the.new.Quadshift.feature.is.standard. equipment. on. the. top-spec. suma. magnum. post. driver. and. an. option. on.the.profi.max.and.profi.supreme .. these.machines,.which.generate.an. impact. force. of. up. to. 81. tonnes,. come.with.a.half-tonne.hammer.on. feature.–.it.allows.both.sides.of.the. mast. to. be. lubricated. without. the. operator.having.to.clamber.on.to.the. machine’s.frame . “i.design.and.build.post.drivers.from. the. perspective. of. someone. who’s. spent.35.years.erecting.agricultural. fences.across.difficult.hill.country.in. scotland,”.mr.bryce.explains ..“i.set. out.to.make.them.easy.to.use,.highly. productive,.durable.and.safe.to.operate,. with.parts.and.service.back-up.that. will.keep.a.machine.in.good.working. order.for.many.years .”

seen FRom ABove, the neWlY-PAtented qUAdshiFt sYstem, Which moves the mAst in An ARc As Well As BAckWARds And to one side, Gives the BRYce sUmA mAGnUm, mAx And sUPReme UniqUe veRsAtilitY When dRivinG Posts in AWkWARd locAtions.
a.patented,.fully-automatic.telescopic. mast.with.a.hitting.height.under.the. post.cap.of.3 .6m . “the.telescopic.design.with.its.twin. rope. pulley. arrangement. allows. the. operator.to.shorten.the.mast.to.reduce. the.impact.force.if.necessary,”.says.mr. bryce ..“it.also.reduces.overall.height. to.avoid.overhead.cables.or.branches. when.working.amongst.trees.and.during. transport .” other.unique.features.for.which.patent. applications. have. been. submitted. include. the. rock. spike. transfer. and. mast.lubrication.systems . a.steel.rock.spike.is.used.to.create.a. pilot.hole.in.very.hard.or.stony.ground,. or.through.concrete.if.necessary ..on.all. other.post.drivers,.this.heavy.steel.rod. is.attached.to.the.mast,.adding.to.the. one-sided.weight.of.the.machine . on.bryce.suma.drivers,.the.spike.is. stowed.opposite.the.mast,.where.it. adds.to.the.counter-weight.effect,.in.a. swing-round.cradle.that.the.operator.can. easily.move.to.the.working.position.with. no.heavy.manual.lifting.involved . “carrying.the.spike.in.this.way.means. it.is.always.there.when.you.need.it. because.it’s.permanently.attached.to. the.machine,.not.forgotten.back.at.the. yard,”.mr.bryce.points.out ..“also,.it. takes.weight.off.the.mast.kingpin.and. sideshift.assembly.to.reduce.wear.and. tear,.and.leaves.the.machine.properly. balanced. when. moving. on-site. and. between.jobs .” the. mast. greasing. arrangement. is. another. convenience. and. safety.

For more information, please contact: Jock Bryce, Bryce Suma, Linton Hill, Morebattle, Kelso TD5 8AE Tel: 01573 440314 Email: sales@brycesuma.co.uk www.brycesuma.co.uk

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when.agricultural.contractor,.Jeff.ling,. was.introduced.to.profencer.he.realised. that.his.work.could.be.made.a.lot.easier. by.the.unrolling,.laying.and.tensioning. machine .... “i. have. been. fencing. on. and. off. throughout.my.life,.since.i.was.about. 16,”.Jeff.explains ...“over.the.last.few. years. i. had. been. struggling. to. carry. out.as.much.fencing.work,.as.straining. wire.was.taking.its.toll.on.my.back .. . it.was.in.June.2011.when.i.decided. it.might.be.worthwhile.investing.in.a. machine.which.would.help.make.fencing. that.bit.easier . “i. decided. on. the. profencer. ii. after. being.impressed.by.a.demo.of.allan. froggatt.using.the.machine ..not.only. would.it.save.me.a.lot.of.lifting.and. straining.the.wire.by.hand,.it.also.meant. i.could.complete.contracts.in.a.much. shorter.space.of.time ...

PRoFenceR mAkes FencinG eFFoRtless

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unroll.the.wire.is.marvellous.and.the. straining.can.be.done.in.minutes ...one. of.the.biggest.benefits.of.the.profencer. is.that.you.don’t.have.to.rely.on.the. tractor.clutch.to.strain.the.wire,.it.is. instead.done.with.a.hydraulic.forward. and.back.shift ... “i. have. found. that. the. profencer. is. particularly. useful. on. hill. work. and. other.more.awkward.jobs ...it.is.clear.

“the.profencer.ii.means.i.can.use.larger. roles.of.wire.which.saves.on.money. and.time ...the.speed.in.which.it.can.

that. a. lot. of. fencing. experience. has. gone.into.creating.what.is.a.superior. fencing.machine ...although.i.am.not.a. full.time.fencer,.buying.the.profencer. ii.has.been.a.great.decision.and.was. well.worth.the.investment ...not.only. has.it.saved.me.a.lot.of.time,.it.has. also.meant.that.at.59.i.can.carry.on. fencing.for.many.more.years .”

ProFencer www.profencer.co.uk info@profencer.co.uk 07785700952 Jeff Ling Agricultural Contractors 07860429153

Proven In The Field By A Professional Contractor
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For more details contact Allan Froggatt Mobile: 07785 700952 Email: info@profencer.co.uk www.profencer.co.uk
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AUGeR toRqUe Becomes tRUlY GloBAl
auger.torque,.the.gloucestershire. based.earth.drill.manufacturer,.often. hears.about.unusual.locations.where. their.products.get.used.throughout. the.world ..in.January.this.year,.the. company.was.proud.to.see.one.of. its. earth. drills. appear. in. a. bbc. news.report.working.in.one.of.the. most. demanding. locations. on. the. planet .. a.3000tc.with.a.specially.designed. auger. was. chosen. by. the. british. antarctic. survey. as. part. of. the. equipment. for. the. lake. ellsworth. exploration. project. in. antarctica .. the. company’s. earth. drill. range. was. chosen. for. its. reliability. and. performance.in.extremely.demanding. conditions .. steve. white,. Head. of. Vehicles. engineering.for.the.british.antarctic. survey.said.“accessing.lake.ellsworth. is.a.fantastic.opportunity.to.unlock. the. biological. secrets. of. this. vast. continent .. being. so. remote. and. having. only. a. narrow. window. of. opportunity.to.sample.the.lake.means. we.need.to.know.that.the.equipment. will.be.100%.reliable” . back.home.in.the.uK,.their.innovative. and.versatile.products.are.also.highly. regarded. by. the. landscaping. and. fencing.industry .. the.company.is.currently.promoting. an.offer.on.their.drill.&.mix.fencing. package ..by.supplying.a.mixer.bowl. attachment. along. with. an. earth. drill.and.3.augers,.fencers.working. with.a.mini.excavator.or.skid.steer. machine.can.leave.their.traditional. mixer. behind .. peter. Rogers. from. auger. torque’s. uK. sales. division. stated,.“swapping.from.earth.drilling. to. mixing. takes. only. minutes. and. the.mixer.bowl.can.be.carried.on. the.machine.easily,.saving.time.and. manpower” . manufactured.in.the.uK.and.australia,. auger.torque’s.products.have.many. innovative.features,.such.as.shock. lock. teeth. on. the. augers,. which. allow.easy.fitting.and.avoid.tooth. loss.in.the.hole ..the.company.also. manufactures.a.range.of.hydraulic. trenchers.which.have.a.cutting.depth. of. up. to. 1 .5m. deep. and. 350mm. wide . despite.the.economic.downturn.the. gloucestershire-based.company.has. enjoyed.healthy.growth.over.many. years.resulting.in.investment.in.new. jobs.and.expansion.of.its.production. facility.near.cheltenham .. Through its network of dealers the company is able to ship its products or wear parts to almost any location, quickly and efficiently - full details are available from their website www.augertorque.com or call 01451 861652 and ask for a free product brochure.

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RichARd Weston oF RichARd Weston FencinG Gives his vieW on the PRotech P300s +

A GReAt All RoUnd mAchine
Having. previously. owned. a. protech. p300. Richard. weston,. of. Richard. weston.fencing,.decided.to.upgrade. his.post.driver.to.a.p300s.+ ... “i.was.very.pleased.with.the.p300.so. it.made.sense.when.i.was.looking.to. upgrade.to.see.what.protech.had.to.offer .. . i.have.had.the.p300s.+.for.nearly.three. years.now.and.i.am.still.very.happy.with. the.machine,”.Richard.explains ...“one. of.the.main.reasons.for.upgrading.was. to.have.a.rock.spike.on.the.post.driver .. . this.has.been.an.invaluable.addition.to. the.machine,.making.driving.posts.in.hard. and.stony.ground.much.easier ...the.rock. spike.has.also.made.installing.gates.in. made.up.ground.much.easier.too ... “another.benefit.of.the.upgrade.is.that.the. p300s.+.has.hydraulic.legs,.which.makes. driving.posts.on.hills.and.other.awkward. areas.much.easier.to.complete ....the. Hydraulic.slew.also.provides.120.degree. movement.so.there.are.very.few.places. you.can’t.reach.with.the.protech ... “protech.machines.are.very.easy.to.use. and.really.speed.up.the.amount.of.time. spent.on.each.job ...i.use.the.machine. on.every.fencing.job.i.do.and.i.wouldn’t. be.without.it ...they.are.great.value.for.

money.and.the.investment.in.the.machine. is.easily.paid.off.by.the.amount.of.money. and.time.they.save .”..

the.p300s.standard.features.250-350kg. driver.weights,.remote.lever.control.valve,. hydraulic.slew.and.mast.crowd,.35.degree. either.side.mast.angle.tilt,.3 .3m.mast. working.length,.quick.release.300mm. throat.width.gripper.plate,.maintenance. free. rope. pulleys. and. close. coupled. transport. position .. optional. features. include.added.rock.spike.attachment,. hydraulic.rear.leg.and.also.an.800mm. telescopic.slew.arm ... although. more. than. happy. with. his. protech.upgrade,.Richard.is.looking.at. what.other.protech.machinery.he.may. invest.in.next ...“Having.bought.the.best. tractor.mounted.post.driver.protech.have. to.offer,.i.am.now.looking.at.buying.a. protech.track.mounted.post.driver .”

www.protechmachinery.co.uk 07971079751 Richard Weston Fencing 07866762100

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FOR PROTECH SALES PLEASE CALL ANDREW HOOPER ON 07971079751
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WOOLRIDGE FARM, GLOUCESTER ROAD HARTPURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL19 3BG e-mail: protechmachinery@yahoo.co.uk fax: 01452 700983 www.protechmachinery.co.uk

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AvAnt comPAct loAdeR Used All YeAR BY hAmPshiRe GRoUnds cARe contRActoR
since.taking.delivery.of.an.avant.750. compact.loader.in.august,.cutting.edge. grounds.maintenance.of.winchester. has. built-up. a. complete. package. of. attachments. to. enable. it. to. tackle. a. variety. of. jobs. from. grass. cutting. and.flailing.to.boring.post.holes.and. carting.logs .. established. 10. years. ago. by. chris. fouch,.cutting.edge.is.delighted.with. the. versatility. offered. by. the. avant. concept. by. which. a. single. machine. can.undertake.many.different.tasks,. simply.by.switching.one.attachment. for.another . “it’s.a.brilliant.piece.of.kit,”.enthused. mr ..fouch,.“and.the.key.feature.for.me. is.its.ability.to.be.used.throughout.the. year.so.that.when.we.have.stopped. mowing.we.can.change.the.grass.tyres. to. standard. tractor. profile. ones. and. continue.to.use.it.for.lots.of.other.jobs. or.even.hire.it.out .” mr .. fouch. continued,. “what. also. appeals. to. me. is. its. uncomplicated. construction.with.no.fancy.electronics. to.go.wrong.which.makes.it.very.easy. to. maintain. ourselves. in. conjunction. with. excellent. support. from. avant’s. norfolk.base .” the. avant. is. now. in. full-time. use. anywhere.within.a.60.mile.or.so.radius. of.winchester,.sometimes.much.further. afield.when.pressed.into.service.by.sister. company.cutting.edge.tree.surgeons ..for. this.application.the.log.grab.attachment. comes.into.its.own . the. 750. model. chosen. by. cutting. edge. is. powered. by. a. Kubota. 4cylinder.diesel.engine.developing.36. kw.(49.hp),.driving.through.a.2-speed. hydrostatic.transmission.which.provides. . a.useful.maximum.speed.of.25.km/h .. the.articulated.machine.is.just.1050. mm.wide.and.can.handle.loads.of.up. to.1 .4.tonne .

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Name: david.John.barnard.(dicko) Married/Children? married.to.wife.Jenny Position/Company: walford.timber.treatment. plant.operator.(for.35.years) Previous Employment: woodville.Rubber.company What do you consider the main issues effecting the fencing and landscaping industry: probably.the.timber.treatments .. when.i.started.treating.timber. back.in.1977.we.used.cca. treatment ..Having.to.change.our. treatment.(by.law).we.looked.at. all.the.options.and.decided.to.go.

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niGel cARteR joins AvAnt tecno
compact. wheeled. loader. specialist. avant. tecno. of. thetford. in. norfolk. has. announced. the. appointment. of. nigel.carter.as.business.development. executive,. who. will. be. responsible. for. expanding. the. brand. into. both. established.and.new.markets .. for.the.last.nine.years.nigel.has.been. group.sales.manager.for.the.executive. Hire.news.magazine,.with.a.particular. involvement.in.its.successful.february. hire.exhibition ..prior.to.this.he.spent. three. years. with. well. known. hire. company.Hss.where.he.was.responsible. for.business.development.and.event. hire . commenting. on. his. appointment,. nigel.said,.“i.am.thrilled.to.be.joining. the. avant. team. and. look. forward. to. broadening. the. market. for. the. company’s.highly.successful.range.of. compact,. articulated. loaders. which. offer. outstanding. versatility,. thanks. to. a. choice. of. over. 100. different. attachments .”

Manufacturers of Timber Drying Kilns for over 30 years

Over the last three years, the fencing sector has become an increasingly important market for Kiln Services Ltd. With many companies installing kilns to ensure they obtain the correct penetrations and chemical loading by drying down to fibre saturation point prior to treatment. This helps to ensure that the preservative impregnation standards of BS8417:2011 can be achieved and in particular where the minimum desired service life of 15 years defined in the Standard is required for components destined for Use Class 4 (ground contact) applications. The lack of preservative penetration and loading is almost always related to a high mosture content in timber prior to treatment. When drying species that are classed as “resistant to treatment” such as spruce, care should be taken not to dry below the fibre saturation point; a final moisture of 33% usually provides the best results. Drying programmess should be modified to ensure maximum temperatures do not exceed 65º centigrade, with relative humidity no lower than 55%. These programmess will extend the drying time but avoid the outer layers drying too quickly leading to pit closure and a resistance to penetration.

Tel: 01953 714896. sales@avanttecno.co.uk www.avanttecno.co.uk

peter.latham,.the.chairman.of.leading. timber.merchants.James.latham.plc. and. pefc. uK,. has. been. awarded. an.obe.in.the.new.years.Honours. list ..Recognised.for.services.to.the. uK. wood. industry,. peter. latham. has.spent.over.20.years.dedicated. to. sustainable. timber. sourcing. and. forest.management ..

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Although there is obviously a cost in removing a proportion of the moisture content prior to treatment, this is minimal when compared with the replacement and installation of a failed product, but just as important, the possibility of customers turning to other less sustainable materials due to a misguided lack of confidence in timber, for those companies producing waste wood by products, the renewable heat incentive also opens up new opportunities for reducing drying costs. For more information please contact Kiln Services Ltd.

.as.well.as.heading.one.of.britain’s. oldest. timber. companies. –. James. latham.began.importing.hardwoods. into.liverpool.in.1757.–.peter.latham. is.a.former.chairman.of.forests.forever. (the.environmental.committee.of.the. timber.trade.federation),.a.member. of.the.council.of.the.commonwealth. forestry. association. (the. world’s. longest. established. international. forestry.organisation).and.chairman. of.pefc.uK .. throughout. his. long. career. in. the. timber. industry,. peter. latham. has. demonstrated.a.strong.commitment. to.sustainable.forest.management.by. advocating.that.the.uK.timber.industry.

should.commit.to.only.sourcing.legal. and.sustainable.timber.products ..He. has.constantly.advocated.that.if.forests. are.to.continue.to.deliver.the.full.range. of. benefits. that. people. and. nature. rely.on,.they.need.to.be.conserved. and.managed.properly .

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on coURse FoR A AdAs Uses neW BUmPeR Btme 2012 APPRoAch to AttRAct
btme,. next. January,. is. set. to. be. a. bumper. show. in. bigga’s. 25th. anniversary. year. and. any. company. still. considering. exhibiting. will. need. to. make. a. decision. very. quickly. as. “space.is.filling.up,”.says.chief.executive. officer.Jim.croxton ...“stand.sales.are. still. going. well. with. Halls. b. and. m. practically.full.and.quite.a.number.of. new.exhibitors.committing . Visitor. registrations. are. up. 15%. on. the.same.time.last.year.so.our.hard. work.communicating.to.the.members,. emphasising.how.valuable.a.trip.to.the. exhibition. is. in. terms. of. networking. and. sharing. best. practice,. has. paid. off.–.especially.the.continue.to.learn. programme. where. a. number. of. workshops.are.full .” bigga. celebrates. its. 25th. birthday. in.2012.and.to.mark.the.occasion.a. celebratory.evening.is.being.held.at. the. old. swan. Hotel. on. the. tuesday. evening .. by.coincidence.2012.also.marks.100. years.since.the.first.surviving.recorded. minutes. of. bigga’s. oldest. ancestor. jim cRoxton

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–.the.very.first.greenkeeping.association .. there.will.be.an.exhibition.looking.at. the. development. of. greenkeeping. associations.within.the.Halls .

in. the. past. 24. months. adas. has. recruited.25.new.graduates.through. their.graduate.scheme.to.areas.including. land. management,. gis,. modelling,. sustainability,.waste,.agriculture,.farming. systems,. livestock,. crop. physiology,. soils. and. hydrology .. . they. are. now. recruiting. for. graduates. to. start. in. autumn.2012. “our.approach.to.recruiting.has.changed. to.reflect.the.need.to.attract.not.only. suitably.qualified.science.graduates.but. also.those.with.the.right.communication. and.interpersonal.skills,”.Jill.bamford,. adas. group. HR. director. explains .. . “candidates. successful. at. the. initial. technical.interview.attend.a.two.day. assessment.centre.where.we.test.a.

range.of.non-technical.skills.focusing. on. communication,. attitude. and. adaptability .”.. the.other.key.aspect.of.the.graduate. recruitment. is. that. those. who. are. successful. join. adas’. specifically. designed.two-year.graduate.training. programme ...this.programme.with.onthe-job.training.and.mentoring.provides. the.graduates.with.an.understanding.of. the.commercial.environment.as.well.as. the.technical.and.wider.communication. and.interpersonal.skills.required.to.be. an.effective.consultant .

www.bigga.org.uk

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jon osBoRn tAkes on WideR Bm tRAdA GRoUP Role
Jon. osborn,. chief. operating. officer. (coo). of. chiltern. international. fire. (cif),. will. extend. his. role. to. cover. sister. company. tRada. technology .. as.part.of.the.bm.tRada.group,.the. two.companies.work.closely.together. and.have.an.obvious.synergy,.with.both. providing.uKas-accredited.testing.and. consultancy . an.environmental.toxicologist.with.a. degree.in.applied.biosciences,.mr.osborn. joined.cif.in.1996.and.was.appointed. coo.in.2007 ..He.now.represents.cif. on.various.national.and.international. technical. committees,. mainly. in. fire. safety ..commenting.on.his.new.role. he. said,. “across. the. group. we. have. considerable.expertise.in.the.construction. sector ..although.catering.for.different. product.ranges,.all.bm.tRada.group. companies.have.the.same.ethos.and.aim. to.build.a.consistent.customer.experience .. common.processes.across.the.group. aim.to.look.after.the.best.interests.of. 84 fencing news february.2012

the. customer,. while. information. can. easily.be shared. between. the. two. businesses. because.they.are.in.house .”

www.trada.co.uk

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PeRFectlY BAlAnced noRth West keePs on PRoGRAmme At heAdlAnd GRoWinG thAnks to the Rhs AmenitY seminAR
Headland. amenity. recently. held. a. very.successful.turfgrass.information. &. demonstration. day. at. the. oxfordshire. golf. club .. . over. 60. grounds.professionals.attended.the.day. which.included.technical.presentations. from.Headland’s.mark.Hunt.and.guest. presenter.Kate.entwistle ... one.of.the.delegates,.steve.Horwood. of.chiltern.forest.golf.club,.found. the.day.to.be.very.informative.and. useful ...“i.thought.the.seminar.was. very.good.–.sometimes.these.things. can.be.a.bit.heavy.on.the.technical. side.but.i.felt.that.the.content.of.this. one.was.just.right .” after.the.presentations.there.was.a. demonstration.of.a.new.cost.effective. way.of.removing.surface.fibre,.one.of. the.key.drivers.of.turf.disease ...steve. comments:..“it.was.good.to.see.this. piece.of.kit.in.action ...it’s.something. that.may.well.be.of.interest.to.me. in.the.future .”.. iain.Richardson.of.Headland.amenity. was.delighted.with.the.attendance.at. the.seminar ...“a.lot.of.time.and.effort. goes.into.organising.these.days.and. it.is.always.rewarding.to.see.a.good. level.of.attendance ...we’ll.definitely.be. doing.more.of.these.in.2012 .” the.Royal.Horticultural.society.(RHs). has.appointed.lucy.smith.as.its.new. Regional.campaign.for.school.gardening. advisor. for. the. north. west,. to. help. thousands.of.children.across.the.region. get.into.gardening . working.as.part.of.the.RHs.campaign.for. school.gardening,.lucy.has.been.in.post. since.september,.funded.by.manchester. airport ..she.is.already.supporting.ten. local. schools. in. the. development. of. their.gardens ..early.in.2012.she.will. start.work.with.a.further.five.schools. in.greater.manchester . the. RHs. campaign. for. school.gardening,.supported. by. waitrose,. launched. in. 2007. and. now. has. over. 14,500.registered.schools. and.education.centres.across. the.uK . explaining,. lucy. says,. “working. with. schools. in. the.north.west,.i.hope.to. inspire. everyone. with. the. belief.that.having.a.school.

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garden.is.necessary.for.helping.children. to.learn.to.care.for.their.environment. and.to.give.them.skills.which.will.help. them.achieve.their.full.potential.in.the. future .’ the.RHs.campaign.for.school.gardening. is.free.to.join.and.each.member.regularly. receives.packets.of.seeds,.planting.guides,. lesson. plans. and. a. wealth. of. online. help.and.support .

www.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening © Rhs

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RolAWn APPoint neW cUstomeR seRvices mAnAGeR
emily.Kirkland.has.been.promoted.to. customer.services.manager.having. previously. worked. for. Rolawn. as. both. a. sales. administrator. and. customer.services.co-ordinator .emily. commented,.“i.am.looking.forward.to. the.challenge.offered.by.my.new.role,. ensuring.we.provide.market.leading. levels.of.service.in.support.of.both.the. Rolawn.and.Hallstone.brands” . Jonathan. Hill,. sales. &. marketing. director,.commented,.“our.policy.of. internal.promotion.for.staff.members. who.demonstrate.outstanding.skills. and.an.excellent.work.ethic.is.perfectly. summed. up. by. emily’s. promotion .. we.are.delighted.that.she.has.taken. on. this. important. position,. which. is. vital. in. the. way. we. support. our. customers” ..

RolAWn BoARdRoom PRomotion
Rolawn. limited. have. promoted. Jonathan.Hill.to.sales.and.marketing. director.at.the.company ...Jonathan,. previously. national. sales. manager. has.been.with.the.company.for.over. 8.years . paul. dawson,. managing. director. said,.“Jonathan’s.appointment.as.a. director.is.a.key.part.in.achieving.the. demanding.objectives.we.have.set.as. a.company ...we.are.all.enthusiastic. about. the. way. the. company. is. developing. in. these. challenging. times. and. Jonathan’s. experience. and.enthusiasm.will.be.invaluable.in. achieving.our.objectives” .

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Horticultural. students. from. oatridge. college. in. west. lothian. are. to. be. offered.the.chance.to.use.their.talents. to.help.in.the.rehabilitation.of.service. personnel.seriously.injured.in.afghanistan. and.other.war.zones .

hoRticUltURAl helP FoR heRoes
thomas.meenagh,.a.lecturer.at.oatridge,. whose.soldier.son.scott.was.injured.in.an. improvised.bomb.explosion.in.Helmand. province,.hopes.that.his.own.students. and.others.will.get.involved . thomas. visited. Headley. court. rehabilitation.centre.at.epsom.in.surrey,. to.give.advice.on.how.horticulture.can. be.used.to.help.with.rehabilitation ..after. being.“volunteered”.by.his.son,.he.spent. three. days. demonstrating. gardening. techniques.to.injured.patients.and.their. occupational.therapists . horticultural.students.to.do.the.design. work .” the. project. is. at. an. early. stage,. but. already.thomas.has.full.backing.from. oatridge.for.his.involvement .. anyone.interested.in.helping.with.the. Headley.court.activity.garden.project. can.contact.thomas.meenagh.by.email. at.tmeenagh@oatridge .ac .uk. “they’ve. got. a. site. which. they. want. developed.into.an.activity.garden.for.the. patients.to.improve.their.mobility.skills. and.suggested.it.might.have.potential. as. a. student. project,”. says. thomas .. “i’m.thinking.that.i.could.get.oatridge.

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PEART FENCING PLANS TO RAKE IT IN 2012
After a consultation process lasting in excess of 12 months, North East manufacturer Peart Fencing has announced significant additions to their range of Railings products. The process of developing the new systems started with a comprehensive review of all UK and European railings products. The existing Peart railings range, whilst popular with contractors, did not cover all their requirements. So developing the range wasn’t just part of a general growth strategy, but considered vital to increasing their share of the railings market. Peart Fencing is soon to unveil several state of the art adjustable rake railings systems, which will include Rospa / Playsafe compliant options, as well as a rigid tubular panel range too. The home of these new systems is the impressive 12 acre manufacturing plant in Hartlepool, where we caught up with Marcus Mitchinson who heads up their

sales and marketing operations. ‘Making a fencing system that’s attractive, competitive, easy to install, lightweight and secure is no easy task’ Marcus tells us ‘But we’ve confidently ticked all those boxes and we’re ready to compete on all four fronts with specification, product quality, service and of course price’ The new systems will be manufactured in 3m wide panels, resulting in an 18% saving on installation costs when

compared to traditional 2.75M solid bar panels. Heights will range from 900mm – 2.4M and will be available from stock in green and black for immediate dispatch. ‘These have massive potential to become flagship products for us’ Marcus added ‘we’ve a great bunch of people here that genuinely care about what they do – add some great products to the mix and it all starts to become very exciting

indeed’ Marcus concluded If the previous Peart track record is anything to go by, contractors and specifiers will be delighted with their latest offering and the North East outfit will consolidate its position as ‘The Contractors Choice’

For more info visit www.peartfencing.co.uk

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EUROPEAN FENCING SUPPLIES
daco.timber.products. Kdm.international.ltd..

FITTINGS, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES
british.gates.&.timber.ltd.. corwen.forestry.timber.products.ltd.. crowthorne.fencing.&.timber.suppliers.. procter.concrete.&.fencing.products.

GARDEN FURNITURE AND STRUCTURES
Jon.walker.timber. Kdm.international.ltd..

GENERAL FENCE MANUFACTURERS
alexandra.security.products.. akinsons.fencing.. british.gates.&.timber.ltd.. charles.Ransfords.sawmills.. . corwen.forestry.timber.products.ltd.. derek.fox.&.sons.. dJ.price.timber.&.fencing.supplies. gaurdian.wire.ltd.. gwR.agricultural.fencing.suppliers.. iae.fencing.. John.brooke.ltd.. Jon.walker.timber. a .e.evans.. western.log.group.. carron.bridge.sawmill.. stewart.timber.products.. calders.&.grandidge.. m.&.m.timber.co.ltd ... taylormade.timber.products.ltd.. . timberstore.-.beaconsfield.. timberstore.-.crawley.. watson.engineering.

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HOME OFFICES, LODGES, CABINS AND GARAGES
Kdm.international.ltd.. . 01473.276900.. . 0208.2473700.. 01538.755888.. 0115.9655150... 01473.276900.. 01344.885451.. 01234.273077.. 0115.9655150... 01777.228.219. 01299.832.611.. 0161.4770010.. 01630.672722. 01985.219555. 01608.651096 01490.440316.. 01344.885451.. 01234.275077.. 01274.487882.. 0115.9655150... 01565.650526.. 0113.2862586. 01494.671921.. 01299.832.611.. 01777.228.219. 0113.3935522. 01344.885451.. 01703.812411.. 01480.471082. 0115.9655150... 01707268.523.. 01777.228219.. 01989.562162.. 01745.860228.. 01490.440316.. 01234.273077.. 01708.25.35.45. 0115.9655150... 01977.682313. 07949.243.833. 0115.9655150... 0113.2862586. 01772.336476.. 01451.861.652. 01573.440314. . 07970.730567 01490.440316.. 01179.430500.. 0870.321.0256.. 01279.771803.. 01889.590275.. 01608.644988.. 01332.883800.. 01977.689111.. 01892.833.004... 01255.871300.. 01616.246020.. 01708.25.35.45. 01538.755888.. 01730.262552.. 01732.882367.. 0131.441.1255.. 01506.858466.. 01538.361.326. 07801.303764 0113.2862586. 01236.457333.. 01656.842.400.. 0113.3935522. 01536.762085.. 01668.217288.. 02866.323003ireland. 01606.737507.uK 01985.219.555. 01608.651096.. 01664.823103.. 01330.823366. 01490.440316.. 02082.473700.. 01234.273077.. 01691.622441.. 01603.755321.. 01978.710445.. 02380.813157.. 01939.234880.. 01239.682.477. 01269.850.689. 0115.9655150... 01327.857217.. sales. . sales.office.. sales.office.. Jon.walker... sales. sales.office.. sales.office.. Jon.walker.. sales. sales.. sales.. sales.. sales.. sales.office.. sales.office.. michael.calvert.. Jon.walker... david.godsmark.. Jason.torvill. ian.caldwell.. sales.. sales. Johnny.scott. sales.office.. R.giddings.. sales. Jon.walker... alan.tyler.. sales.. david.sainsbury.. peter.clarke.. sales.. sales.office.. sales. Jon.walker.. iain.skinner. ian. Jon.walker.. Jason.torvill. sales.. sales. Jock.bryce.. sales.. cyclone.dept.. sales.. m ..wilson.. sales.. sales.office.. sales.. sales.. sales.. i.Kettle.. sales.dept.. sales. sales.office.. maurice.Hickman.. sales.. sales.office.. david.mcgowan.. ian.darlington. Jason.torvill. sales.. sales.. Johnny.scott. tom.burbidge.. ian.barfoot.. sales.office.. sales.. sales.. James.cordiner. sales.. office.. sales.office.. sales.dept.. mervyn.ellis.. sales.office.. R.giddings.. sales.. sales.. Jon.walker... Roger.linnell.. importers,.stockist.and.distributors.of.scandinavian.and.european.Home.offices,.. lodges,.cabins.and.garages all.types.of.garden.products ..mainly.hurdles,.trellis.&.other.types.of.borders traditional.steel.hurdles.&.continuous.bar framed.willow.,.std.willow.and.hazel.hurdles.www .jonwalkertimber .co .uk. importers,.stockist.and.distributors.of.willow.and.Hazel.Hurdles paving.rockery.and.aggregate.supplies paving,.aggregates,.sleepers.and.lots.more full.range.of.round.and.sawn.lanscaping.timbers ..www .jonwalkertimber .co .uk www .listerstimber .co .uk all.types.of.landscape.products.www .mmtimber .co .uk litecrete®.full.range.of.posts.and.gravel.boards.available ..www .litecrete .co .uk. stocks.of.post,.mesh,.gates,.railings,.fittings. .

HURDLES
chairworks.. iae.fencing.. Jon.walker.timber. Kdm.international.ltd..

LANDSCAPING SUPPLIES
crowthorne.fencing.&.landscaping.suppliers.. crowthorne.fencing.timber.suppliers.. Jon.walker.timber. listers.timber. m.&.m.timber.co.ltd..

LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE
leightweight.solutions.ltd.. . .

ONE STOP SUPPLIERS
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PANEL AND SHED MANUFACTURER
crowthorne.fencing.and.landscape.suppliers.. golden.larch.. Huntree.fencing.ltd. Jon.walker.timber. lewis.tyler.and.sons.. listers.timber.. meades.sawmills.. clarke.fencing.timber..

STOCK FENCE – HIGH TENSILE AND MILD STEEL
corwen.forestry.timber.products.. crowthorne.fencing.and.timber.supplies.. f.H.brundle. Jon.walker.timber.

PLANNING CONSULTANTS
acorus.world.property.services.

PLAY SURFACES
ashlands.fencing. Jon.walker.timber.

POST AND GRAVEL BOARD MANUFACTURERS
procter.concrete.&.fencing.products. welch.fencing.. auger.torque.europe.ltd. bryce.contractors.. . . corwen.forestry.timber.products.. mcarthur.group.. microplant.. m .w ..plant.sales.. wrag.uK..

POST DRIVERS, POST HOLE AUGERS AND DIGGERS

PVCu FENCING MANUFACTURERS
duralock.performance.fencing.. liniar.. supalite.fencing..

SECURITY FENCING MANUFACTURERS
alexandra.security.products.. c.and.w.fencing.. guardian.wire.. f.H.brundle. iae.fencing.. J .b ..corrie.&.co.. John.chirnside.and.sons.. orsogril.uK.. loaninghill.fabrication.ltd.. l.m.bateman.&.co. . procter.concrete.&.fencing.products. william.bain.fencing.. nins.trading.(uK).. watson.engineering.

SHED MANUFACTURERS
albany.shed.co.

SOFTWOOD SUPPLIERS
a.&.J.scott.ltd.. balcas.timber.. . . batsford.timber.. . . John.brooke.. cordiners.sawmills. corwen.forestry.timber.products.. chairworks.. crowthorne.fencing.and.timber.supplies.. etc.sawmills. ellis.timber.. a .e ..evans.(Rounda).. R .f ..giddings.. gwR.agricultural.fencing.supplies.. James.davies.ltd.. . Jon.walker.timber. linnel.bros..

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alexandra.security.products.. c&w.fencing.. f.H.brundle. iae.fencing.. J .b ..corrie.&.co.. John.chirnside.&.sons.. procter.concrete.&.fencing.products. specialist.fencing.uK.. timb-a-Haul.. calders.&.gradidge.. watson.engineering.

STOCK FENCE
Hampton.steel.ltd......... Jon.walker.timber.

TEMPORARY FENCING (PLASTIC)
liniar. guardian.wire..

TIMBER GATE MANUFACTURERS
british.gates.&.timber.. John.brooke.. a .J ..charlton.. corwen.forestry.timber.products.. crowthorne.fencing.&.timber.supplies.. gatecraft. Jon.walker.timber. lewis.tyler.&.sons. suffolk.gate.co. timberstore.-.beaconsfield.. timberstore.-.crawley.. calders.&.grandidge.

TIMBER RAILWAY SLEEPERS
a ..Hingley.&.son. a.&.J.scott.ltd. John.brooke. corwen.forestry.timber.products. crowthorne.fencing.&.timber.suppliers. James.Jones.&.sons.ltd. Jon.walker.timber. m.&.m.timber.co.ltd. sleeper.supplies. timberstore.-.beaconsfield.. timberstore.-.crawley.. trojan.timber.ltd..... a ..Hingley.&.sons. calders.&.grandidge.

TIMBER PLAYGROUND CENTRES
Jon.walker.timber. Kdm.international.ltd..

TIMBER PRESERVERS
batsford.timber. . . John.brooke. calders.&.grandidge. corwen.forestry.timber.products. a .e ..evans.(Rounda). fleet.timber.supplies. Jon.walker.timber. linnel.bros .. postsaver.europe.ltd. pressure.treatment.services. charles.Ransfords.sawmills. timberstore.-.beaconsfield.. timberstore.-.crawley.. western.log.group. wJ.timber.treatments.

VEHICLE SAFETY FENCE SUPPLIERS
ashton.plant.Hire. d.&.c.fencing.contractors.

WIRE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS
proctor.concrete.&.fencing.products. cliptool.

WOODWORKING MACHINERY
daltons.wadkin. .

WROUGHT IRON
lecky.metal.ornaments.ltd.

TRAINING
Rodbaston.college. . . tQ.exel.ltd. . . . .

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