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10/10/17 DW154, BESA and the importance of quality

The UK standard for fabrication and installation of plastic ductwork is DW154, published by BESA, and recognised and used around the world. BESA is a trade association with interests across building services, and its members are audited against the specialist services they provide to ensure quality and compliance with standards. So Roperhurst as a fabricator and installer of plastic ductwork is audited by BESA, which we welcome because of the comfort it gives our customers.

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06/04/17 Roperhurst's Bob Lane joins BESA's strategic board

We are proud to announce that on 6th April 2017 Roperhurst MD Bob Lane was elected to the Board of Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

The board is comprised of four officers, the BESA Chief Executive, BESA’s Finance Director and three member representatives.

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20/03/17 Roperhurst acquires assets from LJ Construction (Plastics) Limited

Plastic pipe stockRoperhurst are pleased to announce that we have acquired 100% of the stock, and plastic welding tools and machinery from the liquidators of LJ Construction (Plastics) Limited, a long-standing plastics fabricator formerly in Ashford TW15.

As a Georg Fischer-approved stockist with a strong customer base in the water industry, LJC carried GF pipe and fittings stock (PVC, polypropylene, PVDF and ABS) in sizes ranging from 10mm to 200mm. 

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05/12/16 Roperhurst strengthens its presence in the Midlands

Glenn WilliamsRoperhurst is delighted to announce that Glenn Williams joined our expanding team on 1st December.  Glenn, who will head up our presence in the Midlands, brings a wealth of experience gained over a career spanning more than 40 years.  His substantial knowledge, particular in the areas of odour control, will deliver a range of new growth opportunities for us.

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10/10/14 Late payment continues to blight the construction industry

A survey of specialist contractors by campaign group Streetwise Subbie indicates that the government’s prompt payment initiative has completely failed in the construction industry.

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14/02/14 B&ES Wales officially launched at the Senedd

As longstanding members of B&ES, Roperhurst was delighted to attend the launch of B&ES Wales at the National Assembly's Senedd Building last night.

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11/11/13 B&ES publishes "A Client's Guide to Building Engineering Services 2014"

The B&ES has published "A Client's Guide to Building Engineering Services 2014", which covers all aspects of building management to help clients find the right contractor to deliver the job.

Included this year is an article by the Ductwork Group Chairman (and Roperhurst MD) Bob Lane introducing the new DW144, which will have a major impact in 2014 and beyond.

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04/09/13 Update on the Prompt Payment Code

Just nine members of the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) are still choosing not to commit to the government-backed Prompt Payment Code after Midas and Seddon opted to back the voluntary initiative.

Code signatories undertake to:

- Pay suppliers on time

- Give clear guidance to suppliers on payment procedures

- Encourage god practice through their supply chain

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05/06/13 Falling margins in M&E take their toll on major contractors

Emcor last week announced it was pulling out of the UK construction market to focus on facilities management services, and now outsourcing giant Mitie is quitting the M&E market.

West Midlands M&E firm Farrelly Building Services also entered administration on 14 May.  The company, which has been trading since 1995, worked for clients such as Asda and Hilton hotels, and had a framework agreement with Interserve/PriDE for Ministry of Defence projects.

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27/03/13 H&V News publishes retentions survey results

H&V News has published its retentions survey, and the results make for sobering reading.

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