Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Expertise, Industry News | Posted on 03-04-2013
If you regularly hire skips on behalf of your customers you should be aware that Landfill Tax is increasing by £8.00 to £72.00 per tonne from midnight on the 31st March 2013. Plus, this rate is expected to increase to £80.00 per tonne in 2014!
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Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 20-03-2013
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist in the Sustainable Company of the Year category for the 2013 Construction News Awards. Read full article »
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 19-03-2013
We’re delighted to say that Cairn Housing Association has appointed Jewson as its preferred supplier in the Highlands. Read full article »
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 12-03-2013
We’re delighted to have received the Award for Energy at the Sustain Awards this month for our new web-based gas control system. Jewson works hard to reduce our energy use and the new system helps us to do just that.
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Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 09-11-2012
We’re delighted to be working alongside Wirral Partnership Homes as one of their preferred suppliers on a four-year contract. We’ll be working alongside the team to deliver improved efficiencies and help them achieve value for money.
With approximately 12,400 properties, Wirral Partnership Homes is the largest Registered Provider of affordable housing in the Wirral. As a socially responsible, not-for-profit organisation, WPH aims to work in partnership with residents and other organisations to build sustainable communities.
For more information visit www.jewson.co.uk
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 13-08-2012
As of this week, all authorised Green Deal Assessors and Installers can now register for the new Green Deal Quality Mark, to demonstrate compliance with the Green Deal Standards. This is to protect customers from rogue traders, as only registered businesses will be able to use this mark.
With this in mind, if you’re not already an authorised installer/ assessor under the Green Deal, but are looking to become one – make sure you don’t miss our one-day Green Deal awareness days at the Greenworks Training Academy, taking place on the 15th, 23rd August, 4th, 10th, 24th and 28th September.
Following on from these sessions you will also be able to book onto certification training courses to become an accredited Green Deal energy assessor or installer.
Sessions cover the practical measures of carrying out a Green Deal Assessment or installation and the software required to report on the findings. All participants then undergo assessment, in order to become Green Deal certified. Greenworks will then be able to submit the details of the assessors and installers they’ve certified to the new Green Deal standards for approval.
For more information about Green Deal Training visit: www.greenworks-training.co.uk or call 0121 328 9150
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 03-08-2012
We’re delighted to be supporting the £58 million Orkney Islands Schools Investment Programme with a range of materials from our Jewson Orkney branch.
Due for completion later this year, the local Orkney community is going to benefit from a new arts centre, grammar school, primary school, halls of residence and an updated leisure centre.
Brian Kynoch General Manager at Jewson’s Orkney branch commented: “So far we’ve supplied all of the sites with a range of building materials including underground drainage, reinforcement and associated products, bulk cement, blocks, insulation and Chain of Custody certified timber and over 2000 OSB3 sheets. All of which were delivered directly to the sites in a timely manner – keeping to key project timelines. From the outset, we have enjoyed an efficient working partnership and will continue to do so until the projects complete.”
For more information about our tailored services for the public sector visit: www.jewson.co.uk
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 16-04-2012
According to the Environment Agency, East Anglia, the South East of England and South and East Yorkshire are in drought. This is why seven water companies across the South & East imposed a hosepipe ban last week. Further restrictions are expected to follow into West Yorkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
While this may seem like bad news in the first instance it’s not all doom and gloom! There are many water saving products available, ranging from rainwater harvesters to water butts, which will help during this time of shortage. Now is the ideal time to brush up on these products and to highlight the benefits of them to your homeowner customers.
If you want to learn more about our water saving products pop into your local branch. A new water management guide will also be available at the end of the month to help!
Visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk for more info and advice on the areas affected by the drought.
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 28-03-2012
Did you know that the construction industry produces almost three times more waste than all UK households combined? When it comes to waste management, we’re proud to lead the way in the industry and are thrilled to have won a Sustain Award for our efforts.
We scooped the award for our own waste management initiative, during which we tackled our branches on a one-to-one basis. We worked with Biffa to reduce in-bound packaging and the re-use of waste materials, which is now seen as a benchmark example of recycling in the industry.
The overall reduction in waste to landfill speaks for itself and shows just what can be done when we all work together!
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 26-01-2012
We’re delighted to have been appointed by the APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) to supply universities and colleges throughout Scotland with a range of building materials. What’s more, we’ll also be extending our offer to include product-training sessions, work experience opportunities and branch tours for any students taking construction related courses.
We’ve decided to offer this as we all know at the end of the day – you can’t beat ‘hands on’ training. It’s important for students to get a well rounded education in all areas of construction and hopefully by learning in the classroom and with practical sessions – the future of the construction industry will be in good hands!
For more information click here.