WaterSafe warning to use approved plumbers after ‘pink water’ costs firm thousands

Homeowners and businesses are being urged to use the national WaterSafe directory to find approved plumbers after a fruit farm was fined thousands for contaminating the public water supply. Poor plumbing landed Haygrove Ltd, based in Herefordshire, in court after the farm’s faulty pipework turned local people’s water pink. Customers are now being advised to More Info »

CIBSE Scotland hosts conference on opportunities for growth in the building services sector in Scotland.

Imagine yourself in the most fabulous building in the world. Now take away the lighting, heating and ventilation, the lifts and escalators, acoustics, plumbing, power supply and energy management systems, the security and safety systems. You are left in a cold, dark uninhabitable shell. Building Services Engineers really do “bring buildings to life”.  This one More Info »

Carillion declares insolvency: information for employees, creditors and suppliers

Information about continuity of public services for employees and suppliers. On 15 January 2018, winding up orders were made against Carillion Plc and associated companies. The court appointed the Official Receiver as the liquidator. The companies involved in the liquidation are: Carillion Plc, company number 03782379 Carillion Construction Ltd, company number 00594581 Carillion Services Ltd, company More Info »

How can a contractor protect itself against employer insolvency?

This article considers the measures a contractor may take to protect itself against employer insolvency: When negotiating the terms of a building contract During the construction phase of a development and what protection measures to put in place should the employer become insolvent. A common thread which is regularly repeated in our discussions with contractors is More Info »