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June 2009

Issue 164


MicroPro • IAE Celebrate 40 Years
 uncombe Sawmill
The colour just gets better Celebrate Winning an Award
• Jock Bryce is on a Mission
Welcome to the JUNE
edition of Fencing &
Landscaping News
Just prior to going to press with this
issue I am outside in the garden
typing my introduction. With such
beautiful weather we are having at
present I hope it keeps going so that
you guys can get all your jobs done.

p17 p26 I have been out and about the

length of the country for this issue
visiting Jacksons Fencing in Kent
(see page 12) and then up to the
Borders to see my old friend Jock
Bryce and look around his new
MANAGING Director/ manufacturing plant (see pages 68
EDITOR and 69).
Simone Gallon Congratulations to IAE who are
Tel: 01274 610 101 celebrating 40 years trading and McVeigh Parker who are celebrating
30 years trading. Thanks also to
AssiStant Editor McVeigh Parker for the invitation to
Chris Berry their horse racing evening (see pages
Tel: 01274 610 101 35 and 71).
Feature WRITErs We also visited the Chelsea Flower
Peter Walters, Chris Berry, Show, which as usual was extremely
Peter Mepsted, Rob Wilkinson, busy. However, we didn’t manage
Phil Read, Victoria Poolman to ‘spot the celebrities’ in the same
p35 way as Nigel at M and M Timber!
Sales/Subscriptions He bumped in to Cilla Black, Cliff
Manager Richard and even shook hands with
Ben Walton Jeremy Clarkson! (My Hero)!
Tel: 01274 610 101 contents Summer is now here and the show
season is upon us once again. I hope
Advertising Account Ringfenced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 that if you are coming to the Great
ManagerS Yorkshire Show you will find the
What’s On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Nicola Robson time to come and see us. We have
News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 14, 23, 41 2 stands this year - 657 and 267
Tel: 01274 610 101 Company Profile . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 22, 44-45, 52-53, 58-59, 67 - and we are giving prizes away! We
Company News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . also have a stand at Driffield Show
Grahame Kraft . . . . . . 15, 17, 19, 20-21, 24, 26, 35, 37, 49, 56, 63, 66, 68-71, 73 where the new Fencing Competition
Tel: 01757 229 630 will be taking place - if anyone woud
Health & Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 like to enter please give me a call.
Contractor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 32-33, 60-61
Congratulations must also go to our
Admin/sales New Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 50-51 very own Ben (Walton) who managed
Christian Gallon Sawmills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31, 48 to win our golf day. Thanks to all of
Tel: 01274 610 101 you who attended, as we managed to
Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 47 raise £200 for Marie Curie.
Timber Update. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39
Design Chelsea Flower Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 Have a good summer and see you
James Ockelford in the August edition
Landscaping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Machinery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 72, 74-77 .
fencing & Landscaping News Kind Regards, .
Fencing People. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-79 Simone .
40 Stockhill Road, Greengates
Bradford, BD10 9AX Buyers Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-82
Tel: 01274 610 101
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 fencing news June 2009


Timeless Timber takes GreenMech win 2nd

decking to a higher level
Queens Award
GreenMech Limited, conditions safely and effectively.
the Warwickshire based GreenMech’s SAFE-Trak range
manufacturer of wood is available throughout the UK
through a specialised dealer
chippers and vegetation
network who have been selected
management equipment, for their individual knowledge of,
have been awarded their and commitment to the industry.
second Queens Award Machinery is also available for
for Enterprise. The first short term contracts from both
award, in 2005, was for national and independent hire
International Trade. This outlets across the country.
second award has been Commenting on the award,
made for Innovation. GreenMech’s Chairman Tony Turner
The Innovation award is for said, ‘I am immensely proud of the
GreenMech’s development of the efforts of the whole team whose
SAFE-Trak system fitted to their hard work have enabled us the
Timeless Timber, the quality value and character to a property,
win our second Queens Award
offering an alternative option when tracked wood chippers and to the
decking brand from BSW for Enterprise. It is especially
a traditional patio or garden is not recently launched MULTI-Task
Timber, has launched a tracked tool carrier. These machines gratifying that this Queens Award
viable. Many people are attracted
high performance, elevated offer contractors the opportunity is for innovation - an area that we
to the idea of having a living space
balustrading system for out in the open and with this new to significantly reduce costs by particularly focus on.’ He went on
both light commercial and product, we are able to give our facilitating the safe transport to explain that an idea was only the
domestic use. customers even more choice when and stable operation of the wood start of a long process of getting
chipper or Multi-Task, on slopes a successful new product to the
The Axxys Hi-Level range, , is ideal considering renovating their outdoor
of up to 35º, where vegetation market place. Following the launch,
for cafes, hotels and bars looking to space.
clearance work is undertaken. The the company’s after market and
add a stylish outdoor setting to their “The high level decking not only
SAFE-Trak system offers a greatly customer care procedures ensure
establishment. The range also gives serves its purpose as a hardwearing
increased stability and access that product development and
home owners a greater selection balcony but can transform outside
to difficult terrain and keeps improvement can be implemented
when deciding on what kind of spaces into a unique area to enjoy
the operators out of the danger where appropriate. Tony Tuner
decking to choose for their outdoor the longer lighter evenings as we
zone when working on railway or emphasised the importance of
project. approach the summer months.”
motorway embankments. listening to customers: “ Many
Strength tested by Trada to BS With a 20 year warranty the high of the ideas that have led us to
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Timber decking is recognised by the
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Timber Decking Association (TDA)
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elevated decks of over 600mm. niche in the Utility sector, where its rise to our customers expectations
‘DECKMARK’ certified stamp of
durability and ease of maintenance has been a huge factor in this
Bryan Crennell, marketing manager quality- ensuring long and lasting
make it ideally suited to tree works Award.’
for BSW Timber: says “BSW’s enjoyment of your outdoor space.
on railway cuttings, roadside
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fencing news June 2009 


Brooks Show
their Curves
Brooks were approached by
a local client who needed a
supply of specially ‘Contoured
infill bars’ for a job they were
working on.
The project was fulfilled drawing
on the Brooks Forgings wealth of
knowledge and experience gained
over many years of working with
various materials, and processes
particularly in this market sector. by the stress generated during the
Our craftsmen fully understand that bending process.
materials can react in different ways
The bars, made from 50 x 10mm
especially when comparing between
solid steel, had to be bent in several
one source of supply to another. All the
positions along their 2.4m length
raw materials used in the fulfilment
with up to 3 Tonnes being used to
of this project were hardness tested
complete the project.
before the manufacturing process
commenced to ensure consistency The finished bars were stacked
throughout the production run. carefully side by side to help check
and maintain their exact shape during
The proposed contours were drawn
transit and installation so the curves
up on site and approved by the client
would be visually consistent from bar
prior to the manufacturing process
to bar when welded into place. And
commencing and our engineers
they look great.
were asked to develop and produce
‘adjustable tooling’ which we made They were also successfully delivered
in-house to help alleviate non- to out clients within a 10 day
consistent spring-back imposed turnaround.


Finalist for the IFSEC Security Also on display and a contender for of the system. new XT range of transmitters which
Industry Awards, FAAC (UK) IFSEC’s access control product of are available with either Rolling
FAAC’s extensive technological
showcased its new range of operators the year was the E124 control board Code or Self Learning Hopping code
expertise is perfectly demonstrated
for automatic gates, barriers and which is compatible with all FAAC with FAAC patented transmitter to
in the high performance C720 which
doors at this year’s IFSEC 24V swing gate systems transmitter programming functionality,
uses almost half the power required
exhibition last month. and will also control other allowing them to be used with existing
by other operators currently available.
brands of operators. systems.
The new range includes the Based on the FAAC patented speed
Unlike any other FAAC
latest swing gate operators, reduction principle, the 24V C720 has With more than 40 year’s experience,
control board, the E124
the award nominated S418 a mechanical efficiency of over 80 per FAAC is a world leader in gate and
has 50 different power
and the hybrid powered cent and reduced noise and vibration door automation.
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S450, along with the C720 make it the ideal choice for residential
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adding to the flexibility Also on the stand were the stylish

 fencing news June 2009

what’s on

TIMBER FIRM PLAYS Driffield Show 2009

FAIR WITH LONG-LIFE This summer, the long farmers to professional contractors.

traditions of The 134th Driffield Show has moved on to meet
Driffield Show, are set to the challenges of 21st century farming
be continued in the most and, while other shows have to some
appropriate manner by the extent moved away from their rural
Midlands timber specialist M&M M&M Timber has backed its Driffield Agricultural Society. roots, Driffield Show has retained its
Timber returns to PlayFair, the investment in the new process agricultural backbone.
forthcoming two-day exhibition with the installation of a drying The Driffield Agricultural Show, which
will take place at the usual venue David Tite of Driffield Agricultural Show
of play, sport and leisure activity kiln and associated sanding line
(Driffield Showground, East Yorkshire) is delighted with the new addition to
equipment (23-24 June), with costing in excess of £200,000 at
will fall on Wednesday 22nd of July the show. “We are constantly looking
a revolutionary new treatment its 22 acre site at Clows Top, near
2009. It is one of the biggest one-day at new ideas and I am looking forward
process that extends the life of Kidderminster.
agricultural shows in the country, and to the Fence Contracting Competition
its timber structures for at least
Developed in the USA by leading visitors to the event are sure to enjoy becoming a major attraction this year
15 years.
wood preservatives specialist all the traditional features of an English and for many more.”
Showcasing a range of play Osmose, the MicroPro treatment agricultural show with the many added The show has always taken place at
timbers, gazebos and pavilions at has been welcomed by farmers, the attractions of quality trade stands and the Driffield Showground, in the midst
the Stoneleigh Park showground fencing-landscaping industry and retail outlets. of July, and with a five year average
near Coventry, M&M Timber is the rural community in general.
Driffield Agricultural Society relies on a footfall of 22,000 people, the show
anticipating a huge response to
range of well-renowned sponsors from offers a maximum impact to a large
its new micronized timber from
within the agricultural field and this captive audience from both rural and
visitors, including local authority
year, we at Fencing and Landscaping urban communities. Big enough to
and commercial play providers,
News and Farmersmart will proudly be offer a fun and full day out for all the
teachers, PTAs and child
a Silver Sponsor. As we were bronze family and small enough to have a
development professionals.
last year, this is no doubt a progress friendly atmosphere; it is surely a must
M&M Timber treated to BS 8417 and we are hopefully looking forward on the calendar.
guarantees to extend the service to getting our hands on gold next
life to a minimum of 15 years. year. The show will also welcome the To enter the fencing competition .
This new MicroPro technology has Yorkshire & North of England Fence or exhibit in the fencing area .
already made a significant impact Contracting Competition for the first please call Simone on .
on the company’s sales of garden time, and it is anticipated that there
Nigel Poyner, MD 01274 610101 or email.
and landscaping products. will be several classes from young

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 fencing news June 2009

what’s on

Fencing News
on the catwalk
The seven finalists for the
new Model Young Farmer
competition at this year’s
Great Yorkshire Show have
been announced and our
own Christian Gallon is
amongst them!
The competition, which makes its
debut this year, takes place on the
first day of the event and is part of
the stunning catwalk shows in the
Skipton Building Society Fashion
Pavilion. The Great Yorkshire Show,
which each year attracts more than
130,000 visitors, runs from Tuesday
14 – Thursday 16 July and is held at
the Great Yorkshire Showground on
the edge of Harrogate.
As well as the fashion shows, the
attractions at what is one of the UK’s
largest farming and country events Christian, Simone’s nephew .
include international showjumping, a (very proud)
flower show, thousands of animals,
displays and plenty of fun for all really look the part.
the family. She said: “Even professional models
All seven shortlisted contenders can find it daunting when they first
will strut their stuff on the catwalk take to the runway and walk out in
during the four fashion shows on front of an audience, so I’m really
the Tuesday. The winner will be impressed with these guys for being
announced after the 2.30pm show willing to give it a go.
and will receive £300 from the “I’m helping as much as I can so
sponsors, Skipton Building Society they will know what to expect and
and a crate of Black Sheep beer. I’m sure that when the time comes
Each of the other finalists will they’ll all step out confidently and
receive £50. show everyone what they can do.
Bill Cowling, Honorary Show We’re lining up some fantastic
Director said: “The fashion shows designer outfits for them, too, so
are certainly amongst the most they’ll look fabulous! Good luck to
popular attractions at the event. all of them.”
In the past we’ve concentrated on The fashion shows are free and take
female fashions but this year we place in the Skipton Building Society
wanted to add a different dimension, Fashion Pavilion at the north west
and link it to farming. Involving side of the showground. Times each
the Young Farmers Movement day are 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm
does just that, and I’m sure it will and 4pm. Please note the Model
be very well received, and who Young Farmers will only be appearing
knows, it might lead to new career in the Tuesday shows.
opportunities which would certainly
be diversification with a difference!”
Fencing and Landscaping .
Bernadette Gledhill of the Louise News have 2 stands at the .
Morton Model Agency and the show this year. We are giving
fashion show co-ordinator, is helping away prizes plus special offers
the contenders learn the essentials on subscriptions. Come and
of catwalk modelling, offering see us on stand numbers 657
professional advice and guidance on and near the cattle ring 267
how they need to walk and act to

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Gap yawns between the sick and the

healthy in UK Fencing market
The latest report of almost 7% this time last year.
However there is much changing
Profitability reorganisations are already leading
to an increase in profitability.
from Plimsoll
Overall profitability is slim, with
amongst the players in the market
most companies reporting profits However for those that have yet to
as they jostle for precious sales,
of less than 1%. This is largely come to terms with this changing
The first snapshot of how the fencing highlighted by the huge gap in
in line with last years figures market, times are tough and they
market is changing as a result of the performance.
as the early signs of recession risk falling further behind the
UK economic slowdown has just were already taking an effect. successful competition unless they
been released by industry analysts O 211 firms have seen However the gap between the respond to this changing market.”
Plimsoll Publishing. their sales decline, some very profitable and those missing The Plimsoll Analysis- Fencing
The findings suggest that the brunt by as much as 20% out is widening. analyses each of the 800 companies
of the slowdown is being felt by in the industry individually and
almost a quarter of the companies O 415 firms have seen their rates each company on their
in the market. Surprisingly, over a P 
360 firms have seen their profits fall, with one in three financial performance.
third of those surveyed have been sales increase, some currently losing money
largely unaffected, maintaining by as much as 15%
their financial strength, margins and Copies of the complete .
some managing to even increase analysis the Plimsoll Analysis
David Pattison, Senior analyst P 
385 firms have increased –Fencing are available to .
at Plimsoll, explains the reasons profitability, some reporting order by calling Clair Sherwood-
The study surveyed the UK’s Top behind the changing market. margins of over 5% Parkin on 01642 626422.
800 Fencing firms, based on “The recession seems to have
A PDF version of the report .
their latest financial performance. accelerated a shift in the market.
David Pattison believes this is is priced £350+VAT .
Highlights extracted from the Some companies have clearly
down to a number of factors. “The and readers can claim a .
analysis show: been affected by those that have
recession has been a good thing 10% discount.
swapped to low cost alternatives or
Market direction for a number of companies, it has
by the loss of a key client. Others
sharpened their management and
Overall the market is showing no are clearly benefiting from this
improved the accountability of the
overall growth, compared to growth move.”
directors, so much so that these

fencing news June 2009 11

company profile

THE Big company with family

business values
SIMONE visits and takes a look at how
Jacksons Fencing has grown in the past
seven decades
When Harry Sands Jackson
and his son Ian started up
Jacksons Fencing to serve
the needs of the farming
community in Kent, with
chestnut stakes and fencing
over 60 years ago, little could
they have thought just how
large the company would
Today this wonderful family business realise that it is people who count,
has retained its roots of quality service whether they be staff or customers.
and supplying the right product every And it shows in our team, many of
time whilst growing into a company whom have been with us for over 20
that now employs over 220 staff, years. Indeed when we looked at our
including a sales team of around 40. sales and advisory team alone we
They are now a worldwide concern were amazed that it has amassed over
and recently supplied 4200 metres 300 years of experience.’
of security fencing for a prison Personalities like Danny Daniel, who Richard Jackson
in Singapore as well as supplying has worked for some 37 years in the
security fencing for another prison Jacksons timber workshop, now as
on St Vincent in the Caribbean. The Tattenhall near Chester. steel fencing with a Contracts Team
its Production Manager, Dennis Firth,
British Consulate in Basra in Iraq and operating throughout the country
with 36 years, now responsible for the Quality products in the fencing industry
an oil company contract in Siberia are and the installation of gate and
quality control and despatch of export are only as good as the people that
just two more of their global business barrier automation with an in-house
orders, and Rob Parsons, 34 years in install the fencing and that is where
wins. They even supply traditional team of 11 specialists carrying out
finance and IT management. Jacksons also score heavily with their
garden fencing to customers in Japan! EU Machinery Directive compliant
Expert Installer programme.
‘Some companies put profit above installations.
Back on the UK mainland they have everything else, however whilst we ‘We introduced the Expert Installer
won prestigious work for blue-chip Jacksons Fencing is still very much
are the first to recognise that profit programme covering timber fencing
companies such as Walmart (ASDA) a family company too with Peter
is a necessity to continue trading, we because we want every one of our
at their flagship store in Hinckley, Jackson as security sales director,
believe that it is products and customer residential customers to benefit from
Leicestershire, numerous schools and Richard’s sister Liz Warren as quality
service that are paramount. That’s the product we supply, and that can
Local Authorities and are involved manager, and daughter Tammy
why we invest so much into design, only happen if we are using quality
with leading designers exhibiting as product marketing manager on
plant and training in order that we installers,’ says Richard.
at the Chelsea and Hampton Court security solutions. Other directors in
maintain and enhance our reputation Over 90 such installers are now
Flower Shows. the Jackson Fencing team are Ken
in the industry’, says Richard. approved as such by Jacksons Buckfield marketing, Neil Jordan
Their business encompasses every The 8-strong design team, who Fencing and recently the company finance , and Andy Tune operations.
manner of fencing from timber and steel Richard describes as the ‘best in the ran its inaugural 3-day event and
to high security, including automated Jacksons Fencing is ISO 9001
business’, utilises the very latest in conference at their head office with
gates, and they are presently one of certified, a Secured by Design Licensed
CAD technology, and the introduction installers attending from as far afield
the UK’s leading suppliers of acoustic Company and one of a handful of
of robotic technology in the workshop as Cumbria.
fencing and barriers. Their Jakoustic companies with high security fencing
has also enabled Jacksons to retain ‘We have developed a customer
timber barrier systems have won systems tested and approved by The
their position at the head of the field charter which establishes a code of
many plaudits reducing noise pollution British Government.
in steel fencing. practice expected from a Jacksons
from railways and highways by up to
Both Jacksons timber and steel Expert Installer and the customers’
32 decibels, whilst also providing an For more information contact.
products, which make up a roughly expectations from them. Everything
attractive and pleasing façade. JACKSONS FENCING.
even split of 50-50 of their overall we do is all about quality.’
Richard Jackson is chairman and Stowting Common, Ashford.
business, come with 25 year The agricultural connections remain
chief executive officer of this highly KENT TN25 6BN
guarantees. This is as a measure of strong to this day and the company
professional company and he tells of their confidence in the processes and Tel: 01233 750393.
is currently working with National
how his father’s and his grandfather’s systems they operate through their Fax: 01233 750403
Farmers Union in raising awareness
spirit is being maintained: three sites in the UK. To complement of security issues and appropriate Email: sales@.
‘We have always believed that family their South East headquarters in products.
businesses are a special entity. Ashford they also have bases in the
South West in Chilcompton, near The same attention to a quality
Traditional values really do matter
Bath, and in the North West in installation applies to security and
here and most importantly we all

12 fencing news June 2009


UK Trade & Investment helps record

number of firms earn £3.6bn profit
Data released last month UKTI’s customers, of which tradeshows abroad. This financial They include the ‘Big 5’ construction
shows that UK Trade & 90% are small and medium- year, grants are available for over show in Dubai, an offshore oil & gas
Investment (UKTI) is helping sized businesses, estimated that 400 trade shows in many markets. show in Brazil, a broadcast media
UKTI helped their show in Beijing and the Medica
hundreds more companies
businesses to life sciences show in Germany.
than ever before to export. generate £3.6 billion “Solo” TAP grants are also available
The latest quarterly survey in additional profit, for companies wishing to exhibit
shows that a record 20,700 up from £3 billion independently at events not listed
businesses were helped last year. on the UKTI website.
to generate £3.6 billion in Changes that came Under the new rules, the number
additional profit. into effect this month of grants available to businesses in
UKTI customers were interviewed mean that UK Trade their lifetime will double to six per
in early 2009 as part of the & Investment is able company, with the proviso that the
independent Performance and to offer more help to company visits at least two different
Impact Monitoring Survey (PIMS). UK businesses. markets. And for businesses that
While they reported that the global have already benefited from the
From 1 April, UKTI
economic downturn had affected TAP programme, the slate has
doubled the number
their businesses, over half (51%) been wiped clean, and previously
of grants that
were experiencing increasing awarded grants will not be taken
individual businesses
demand from abroad. into account.
can receive for its
The survey confirmed that UKTI Tradeshow Access
had shot past its target of helping Programme (TAP). UK Trade & Investment is
20,000 businesses in twelve encouraging businesses to .
Each year, over
months. It said that 20,700 UK register on its website .
3,000 UK businesses
firms had received “significant (
receive TAP grants
assistance” from UKTI, an increase to find out more about the
of up to £1,800
of 1,400 companies on the previous Government help on offer.
to participate in

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company news

BRETT GAINS CHARTER In order to ensure that Brett the AGM of British Precast Concrete
Landscaping continues to remain at Federation on 12th May 2009.
the forefront of sustainable operations,
This latest accolade comes on top of
it has now committed to a range of
the company securing the BS EN ISO
ambitious principles for its business.
14001 standard earlier in the year
These will ensure that it continues
and highlights the commitment Brett
to monitor and use its resources as
has to minimising its impact on the
efficiently as possible and reduce its
carbon footprint year on year.
Chris Droogan, Managing Director For more infomration on .
of Brett Landscaping was presented Brett Landscaping visit
with a Charter Member certificate at

Leading concrete paving This achievement acknowledges a

manufacturer Brett commitment of going beyond current
Landscaping now has even legislation to ensure that its products
and operations are sustainable.
more to celebrate on its
Inspectors particularly recognised the
100th anniversary after community liaison initiatives being run
passing the first Precast by Brett at its Cliffe site. The company
Sector Sustainability Charter will be rolling out similar initiatives at
Audit. its other sites later this year.

fencing news June 2009 15

health and safety

Health & Safety A-PLANT LAUNCHEs

Executive issue NEW THIRD SERIES
Peter Mepsted of PHP individual employees. A-Plant, one of the leading a clean and professional look, with
Health and Safety Ltd non-operated plant and eye catching and innovative literature
According to the HSE, the new
reports; tool hire companies in the and artwork including posters, and a
poster and leaflet are “modern,
comprehensive 56 page Health and
At work, we probably see one eye catching and easy to read. UK, has launched a new
Safety handbook.
everyday. However, if you ask They set out in simple terms, using enhanced third edition of
anyone what it says and they will numbered lists of basic points, the company’s Site Safety The new pack gives a wealth of
probably not have a clue, despite what employers and workers Pack, incorporating the information on a range of subjects,
must do, and tell you what to do including:
it being a legal requirement to latest updates to health and
if there is a problem.”
display the information! safety legislation particularly • Hand Arm Vibration Safety
Of course, I am referring to the Although the new versions were Noise at Work and featuring • Complying with Work at Height
Health and Safety Law Poster - if introduced in April 2009 there a new user-friendly design Regulations
is no requirement to change
you had not already guessed. and layout. • Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls
the existing versions until 5th
Normally I notice that the April 2014 as the HSE have Available free-of-charge from A-
• Safe Manual Handling
poster is either partially (or allowed for a five year phasing Plant, the Site Safety Pack has
fully) covered by other items, in period. been very successful in helping and • Fire Safety
dog eared, grimy, and generally informing customers on how to work • Noise at Work Advice
overlooked. Additionally it is Copies of the new style poster
with ever evolving and expanding
very rare to find one with the and leaflets can be obtained • Personal Protective Equipment
Health and Safety legislation on
details of the enforcing authority from HSE Books (Tel: 01787
construction sites. To request the • And much more…
and the Employment Medical 881165) and easy read and
new pack, anyone interested can
Advisory Service completed. large print versions are also The comprehensive fleet of safety
call the dedicated A-Plant health
This is despite the requirement available. In addition the HSE products from A-Plant forms part of
and safety hotline on 0870 050
under the ‘Health and Safety are providing Welsh language what is believed to be one of the best
9991 or e-mail healthandsafety@
Information for Employees issues. hire services in Europe as reinforced
Regulations’ for the poster to by the company’s website www.
In my opinion, this is a move
As part of A-Plant’s very strong, providing a definitive
be displayed in a prominent in the right direction as the old
ongoing commitment to improving online guide for the equipment hire
position or for the issue of the poster was unattractive and
health and safety standards in the industry. The ongoing investment
equivalent leaflet. was not seen as an appealing
hire industry, the new edition of the in the A-Plant fleet ensures
But all that is changing, as the document to read. Most workers
Site Safety Pack has been given a that customers can always hire
Health and Safety Executive also perceived that the poster
refreshing facelift in terms of its equipment which meets or exceeds
(HSE) have published new was for the employers benefit
design and colour. Now enclosed the required safety standards. A-
versions of the poster as well as and had no relevance to them!
in a new white and green folder; the Plant is part of FTSE 250 company,
the alternative leaflet. Despite not needing to replace corporate colours of A-Plant, the Ashtead Group plc, the leading UK
I should mention that for some the existing posters for five fully integrated Site Safety Pack has and US equipment outsourcer.
workers, the nature of their years, I think that this presents
work makes it impractical to itself as a good opportunity to
display the full size poster and an revamp your notice board and
alternative method of providing demonstrate that you are keeping
the information can be achieved health and safety at the forefront
by issuing these leaflets to of your business.

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company news

All in a day’s work

UPM Tilhill volunteers complete school grounds makeover
A ten-strong team of forest by undertaking the initial clearance Pupils from Lindale Primary School plant a tree in their
managers and administration works,” said John Deakin, District school grounds helped by Guy Warren, UPM Tilhill
staff from UPM Tilhill’s Manager, UPM Tilhill. “This was
an ideal project for our
north west England office at
Community Action Day
Kirkby Lonsdale took up the initiative and by the day’s
challenge to help transform end, with plenty of help
the grounds of Lindale Pre from the school pupils,
and Primary Schools at we had completed the
Lindale, Grange over Sands, challenge”
Cumbria on Friday 30th The team cleared an
January. overgrown outdoor area
As part of UPM Tilhill’s UK-wide to the front of the pre-
Community Action Days initiative, school; created three
the team set to work to clear, plant planters and planted them
and fence the school grounds. with a range of suitable
Children from reception to year shrubs, courtesy of UPM
6 volunteered enthusiastically to Tilhill, and erected a
help the team clear unwanted trees wooden trellis along a
and ground cover from the school’s boundary wall. At the
overgrown beech maze. back of the primary school, the Peter Middleton, Commercial teachers of the school will get much
team cleared an existing hazel Director, UPM Tilhill, said: “Well pleasure from their school grounds’
“When we heard that one of our
and beech maze in preparation for done to the north west England ‘makeover’. “
local primary schools had secured
future landscaping works planned team for rolling up their sleeves
funding to create an interactive .
by the school and supplied and and taking on the first Community
garden area, we offered to help For more information visit.
planted two ornamental trees to a Action Day challenge of the year.
stretch the grant funding further
grassed area. I hope the pupils, parents and

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Turning their hands to anything

Chris Berry talks with Dave Bradner of DB Fencing Contractors
Dave Bradner considers that I spent 18 months on a deer farm Whilst Dave is, like most in the here and figure I’m quite a lucky man
himself a very lucky man. owned by Robin Hanbury Tennyson industry and in business, always keen to be able to work in an environment
He thoroughly enjoys what who is a quite a well known man in to do any job, he is also very realistic that I both understand and get a lot
these parts.’ about plans for the future and how out of.’
he does and that is probably
the economy is at present.
why DB Fencing Contractors When the deer farming job came to
is now one of the most an end Dave started working full- ‘There are some who are paring back INFORMATION.
respected fencing companies time in the fencing sector, firstly for their prices considerably. We offer DB FENCING CONTRACTORS.
another local fencing contracting a quality service and a competitive Silverton, Exeter.
in the South West.
company before starting DB Fencing price, and we can turn our hands Tel: 01392 860907.
‘We have been trading for six and a Contractors. to anything, but we won’t do it for Mob: 07785 268589
half years, but the business really nothing. I really enjoy what we do
‘I’ve been full-time on fencing since
started taking off five years ago.
May 2001 and started up DB
We’re not having a bad year at
Fencing Contractors in 2002. There
present and have just invested in a
are three of us presently, myself and
new Bryce Suma post driver. That’s
another two, and we do everything
our second major purchase.’
from stock fencing to gardens and
Whilst DB Fencing Contractors are industrial, including both steel and
based in Silverton, Exeter, Dave is timber. The business volume is largely
from nearby Cornwall originally. His shared equally between agriculture,
father used to work for a local farmer/ residential and industrial, but we do
contractor undertaking fencing work seem to be undertaking quite a lot of
and Dave has followed a little in his stock fencing at the moment. That
father’s footsteps, whilst taking things seems to be what is providing the lion’s
further by running his own company. share of the business just at present.
‘I’ve been fencing since I left school, Stock netting with two strands of wire
so I guess it is engrained into me. I is very popular around here.’
went to Duchy College in Cornwall Dave is married to Lisa and this
where I studied for my National September sees their 10th wedding
Certificate in Agriculture and then anniversary. They have two children
went on to study for my NCFM. After – Thomas (8) and Ellie (5).

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company news

Berinsfield Community Business

accredit to the industry
Berinsfield Community Business independent accreditation service
(BCB) was founded in 2001 on the provider to the public sector market.
basis of an Innovation and Good
A business with Exor accreditation
Practice project in partnership with
has to be financially stable,
Soha Housing, and now offers
compliant with legislation relevant
an extended range of property
to the work carried out by the
management services with a customer
business, and reliable, with a trading
base which includes over twenty
history checked by the sourcing of
Parish Councils in Oxfordshire.
independent references.
The company provides a whole range
BCB has also been accredited by
of maintenance services to hundreds
Oxfordshire County Council under
of properties and has maintenance
their ‘Buy with confidence’ scheme.
deals with three out of the four local
Accredited members are subjected to
housing associations including Soha
stringent checks by Trading Standards
and Cottsway Housing Association.
staff to ensure their trustworthiness
BCB has now been accredited by and compliance with the law. Levels
Exor following an extensive check of consumer complaints against
on health & safety procedures and members are also monitored on a
was done to support their work for regular basis.
Cottsway Housing and Vale Housing. BCB Business Director Mark cheapest quote will not necessarily
The aim of the Buy with Confidence
Exor accreditation standards are scheme is to provide a list of reputable Williams commented, ‘We went be the best one’.
recognised as the highest in the country local businesses in a wide range of for these accreditations to help us
and only suppliers and contractors different trades. Member companies compete on quality rather than just
For further details call .
that attain and maintain the required have been independently checked price and to help customers have
01865 343715 or .
high standard can gain admission to by staff from the local authority confidence in our staff and services.
the Exor approved supplier database. Trading Standards Service against In these difficult times we offer real
It is now recognised as the leading the Scheme rules. value for money so remember, the

fencing news June 2009 19

company news

Magna-Latch® & the world’s safest gates

The MagnaLatch® magnetic Invention” applies to a company, worse, should the gates they were Because the top-selling MagnaLatch
safety gate latch was D&D exemplifies the story. installing not latch securely. ‘Top Pull’ model has the release
invented in Australia in the knob positioned above the gate, well
D&D’s owners had been frustrated Since those early days D&D
out of reach of toddlers, it is ideal
1990s by a fencing company, by cheap and traditional metal gate Technologies has gone on to become
for use around childcare centres,
which went on to become the latches that would not latch safely a worldwide success in all aspects of
nurseries, creches and playground
design and manufacturing and reliably for any reasonable length innovative gate hardware – latches,
areas. In places like Australia, New
company D&D Technologies of time. The company, which was a locks, hinges and accessories. Today
Zealand, California, Florida and
specialist in child safety gates at the the company is the world’s leading
Pty Ltd. southern France, MagnaLatch is the
time, was not only worrying about designer and manufacturer of safety
D&D Technologies’ story is one of No. 1 choice of swimming pool gate
the integrity of latches that worked gate latches and hinges, and has
remarkable success. If ever the fabricators.
“some of the time” but also the offices in Sydney, Los Angeles and
adage “Necessity is the Mother of possibility a child could be injured or The Netherlands, not to mention Being key-lockable, the latch also
a web of distributors in numerous provides householders and childcare
countries. providers some extra peace-of-
mind. The multi-award-winning
With its patented magnetic latching
MagnaLatch is manufactured to
principle, the MagnaLatch incurs no
exceed most relevant international
mechanical resistance to closure,
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and so suffers none of the jamming,
sticking and friction of many All latch models are backed by D&D
conventional “mechanical” gate Technologies’ exceptional Lifetime
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models to suit different types, styles phone +31 (0)30 291 9847, .
and sizes of gates. When matched fax +31 (0)30 291 9998,
with D&D’s TruClose® Safety Gate or e-mail Cathy Elliott
Hinges it is billed by the company at
as “The world’s best safety gate

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company news


On target for yet another the right price, is important in resources to anticipate changing
record year, leading today’s market,” says Ian. “Our market trends. The timely
garden and landscape customers expect good service introduction of the extremely
and appreciate the special popular ‘Veggiebed’ for grow-
timber specialist M&M
efforts our staff are prepared to your-own vegetable gardeners is
Timber is fast becoming make, however large or small the typical of the company’s ability
the independent garden consignment.” to meet changing customer
centre’s No.1 choice demands. Since its introduction
A ‘credit crunch’ on prices has
supplier. in January more than 25,000
also helped to boost new season
Sales of garden and leisure ‘Veggiebed’ kits have been sold
sales for trade outlets and garden
timber products have rocketed as through garden centres up and
centres. At the start of the
the Worcester based company’s down the country.
year, the Midlands timber firm
newly structured sales regions announced price cuts across its Midlands garden centre giant
continue to attract new accounts entire range of popular products, Webbs of Wychbold, voted
with retail outlets. More than with extra ‘Star Buy’ discounts on ‘Garden Centre of the Year 08’
50 garden centres have been specially selected lines. and ‘UK Specialist Retailer of the
signed up in the last three Year 09’, has already notched
months, bringing M&M Timber’s ‘Veggiebed Phenomenon’ up sales of around 1,200 of the
tally to well over 300 stockists M&M Timber’s wide ranging all- units, prompting their delighted
nationwide. British product line-up is noted Senior Buyer Alan Docherty to
According to Sales Director Ian for its quality and innovative dub the sales rush as a ‘Veggiebed
Rickhuss, the success is all down style. All products are designed Phenomenon’.
to the efficiency of the company’s and manufactured in-house,
service levels. “Delivering the and supported by a dedicated
For more information visit.
right products on-time, and at development team with the M&M’s Sales Director Ian Rickhuss

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company profile

Generations move family firm forward

Peter Walters talks with Shropshire-based LG Roberts
The firm LG Roberts based office and his son-in-law is also part of
in Wem in Shropshire is truly the labour force.
a family business with three When Len started the business
generations of the family very he developed it from tree felling to
much ‘hands on’. planting, much of which was done
on motorway projects. This then
Len Roberts is a real Shropshire
extended to private estates. When
lad who spent his early years in the
the tax rules changed in 1992,
forestry industry, tree felling what he
making forestry less attractive, Steve
describes as ‘big’ hardwoods. This
then saw the need for the company
subsequently led to replanting and
to look in other directions and used
fencing, starting around 1966 and
his skills to develop the fencing side
as the business grew Len’s son Steve
of the business.
joined him in 1981 so that dad could
teach son ‘from the butt end of the Steve continues to increase the
tree to the Latin names’, giving Steve a fencing operation and is retained by Kerry, Steve, Len and Lee Roberts (left to right)
sound and fundamental knowledge of local authorities over a wide area, the
the way to run the growing business. National Trust, English Heritage, major
condition on board to avoid delays forward to expanding the areas in
constructions companies and house
Len is still involved and is a great source and therefore maximise a day’s which they work and adding to their
builders. This requires the company
of knowledge and experience. Steve production. existing customers
to have a trained and certificated
has the responsibility of controlling the The relationship the company has .
workforce to be able to provide and
business, estimating and buying the built up with many of their customers For more information contact .
fix any form of wood, metal and any
large range of materials the company has led to L G Roberts being asked LG Roberts & Son.
other type of fencing system.
uses and dealing with the customers to to provide a total landscaping package Unit 19 Hardwick Stables.
maintain the relationship the Roberts Steve takes pride in providing all
including turfing, paving and also Hadnall, Shrewsbuy,.
company have built up over the years. installers with their own dedicated
moving back to Len’s starting point of Shropshire SY4 4AS
Steve’s son Lee works on the sites so vehicles, plant and equipment. What
tree planting.
that he has the full experience of site that means is that when they leave Tel: 01939 210889
work. Steve’s daughter Kerry runs the the yard in the morning they know From their purpose built workshops
they have all the equipment in good and office, the close knit family look G.S. & P.A. Reeves Ltd

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22 fencing news June 2009


World’s first centre for carnival SNOW in

arts in Luton IS NOW open... the north
The world’s first purpose- west
built centre for carnival arts
and training is now open for
Barbara Follett, Minister for Culture,
Architecture and the East of England,
and musician Levi Roots, famed for
his Reggae Reggae sauce, formally
handed over the keys to the centre
on Tuesday 24 March.
Supported by the East of England
Development Agency (EEDA),
the UK Centre for Carnival
Arts (UKCCA) creates a new
architectural and cultural landmark
in the heart of Luton. Snows Timber have appointed
teaching rooms, construction space and we are delighted that our vision Paul Cairns as their first
The state-of art-building will become and community areas. inspired by carnival communities to North West of England sales
a national and international base create a national centre for carnival representative. Based from their
for performing and training. It will The design and build of the £7.3
arts has today become a reality in Kingswinford (Dudley) branch,
also regenerate part of the town by million centre is inspired by the
the heart of Luton.” Paul’s appointment is a further
improving skills and providing space themes of spectacle, creativity and
improvisation of carnival and the A spectacular carnival launch event sign of Snows determination to
for new businesses. replicate the successful business
project team endeavoured to mirror to celebrate the opening of the UK
Funded by the EEDA, Arts Council the ephemeral and bespoke nature Centre of Carnival Arts in Luton is model achieved in the south of
England, East, GO-East, European of carnival. planned for 3 May. England.
Regional Development Fund and . Paul Cairns has over 20 years
Luton Borough Council, the centre Paul Anderson, the chief executive
of the UKCCA, said: “This has been For more information visit . experience in the timber industry
covers 1,402 square metres with and is well known in the area.
performance and rehearsal areas, more than six years in the making
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company news

JB Corrie staff of 25 years…

Loyalty of JB Corrie staff recognised
Loyal staff who have worked
for a Petersfield fencing
company for 25 years or
more have been honoured in
a special ceremony by their
Long-serving employees at JB Corrie &
Co Ltd, were treated to a long slap-up
lunch as a reward for their dedication.
During the meal they were each
presented with a gold watch and a
certificate to say thank you.
Sales and marketing director Maurice
Hickman said: “we felt that it was
time with the amount of staff that
have served 25 years or more.
“We are a good family owned company
and we set strong store by staff. “They
are our best asset really – you can
have as much modern machinery as Mynett and Paul Albery, drivers stay six weeks or 60 years with,” Mr Petersfield in 1946, employs 104
you like but it is your staff that makes Imants Knops and David Strachan, Hickman said. “We do try to look staff and specialises in manufacturing
it happen, no doubt about it.” operator Phillip Broadbridge, business after people and we do get the loyalty and installing high security fencing.
development manager Colin Galway, back – most of the guys who are
Office and admin worker Angela That’s what we call loyalty.
chairman Richard Corrie and Mr management have worked their way
Bridger, fence erectors Nigel Farren, Hickman himself were all recognised up from the shop floor.” .
David Cotton and Michael Greenough, during the ceremony. For more details visit.
contracts manager Peter Terry, welder The company, which originated
Edward Cowdrey, fabricators Michael “We are a company that you either in Middlesbrough and came to

24 fencing news June 2009

company news

Sawmill saviour is named

Entrepreneur of the Year
A businesswoman who – it means a huge amount to me. a traditional rural business can be
helped rescue a century- All of us at Duncombe Sawmill have made to thrive by an entrepreneur
old traditional sawmill from worked hard over the last five years with drive and imagination.”
and I would like to thank the team
certain closure has been The entrepreneur award was sponsored
here for all their support.”
named entrepreneur of the by Leeds law firm Clarion Solicitors.
year at an awards ceremony The Yorkshire Rural Awards, now Partner Richard Moran, presenting the
highlighting Yorkshire’s best in their third year, are organised by award to Mrs Woods, said: “Yorkshire
Dalesman magazine and backed has a long heritage of producing
by leading business people and individuals with innovative ideas and
Emma Woods, who bought community groups across the county. the ability to carry these through to
Duncombe Sawmill, in Helmsley, They were established to honour the develop a successful business. In the
less than six years ago, received the men and women who have made their current economic climate, this is more
Yorkshire Rural Business award on mark on the Yorkshire countryside. important than ever and, as a firm Emma Woods
Thursday night during a glittering rooted in, and committed to the region,
Emma added: “It is wonderful that
dinner at the Pavillions, in Harrogate. we are delighted to be sponsoring
there is such an enterprising group of stock and equipment at the Sawmill
The event was hosted by BBC Look the Entrepreneur of the Year Award
people at the Yorkshire Rural Awards Lane site in Helmsley.
North presenter Harry Gration once again.”
and the Dalesman who are actively
and addressed by William Hague, Earlier this year Duncombe expanded
promoting rural businesses in the The runners-up were Stuart and
Richmond MP and Shadow Foreign with the acquisition of a former
whole of the region. The awards are Brenda Price, of the Dales Bike
Secretary. competitor in Pickering, taking on two
a great boost for companies – like Centre, near Reeth in Swaledale, and
Mrs Woods ¬– an antique silver Duncombe Sawmill – that are based Gail Thomas of McConnell Thomas, new staff at the Whitby Road branch.
expert who numbers cataloguing the in the countryside.” which has stores in Kirkbymoorside Duncombe offers timber cut to any
Queen’s Buckingham Palace silver and Hovingham. size, bespoke gates and fence panels
Journalist Terry Fletcher, chairman
collection among her previous jobs made to any style or size, as well
of the judges, said: “Duncombe Holmfirth’s Ashley Jackson, painter
– said: “I feel very honoured to have as offering timber treatment and an
Sawmill is an object lesson in how and tireless ambassador for Yorkshire,
received such a prestigious award installation service. Most of its timber
was named Yorkshireman of the Year
at the awards, receiving his trophy is Forestry Stewardship Council-
from William Hague. certified and comes from within a
30-mile radius.
It was a good night for Helmsley: the
farm business award this year went to
Beadlam Grange Farm Shop, which Duncombe Sawmill is at .
was set up by diversifying farmers Sawmill Lane, YO62 5DQ
Mark and Jenny Rooke just outside (telephone 01439 770234) .
the town. and Whitby Road, just north .
of Pickering town centre, .
Since rescuing Duncombe Sawmill YO18 7HH (01751 472777).
and saving the six jobs of its dedicated
employees – some of whom have Both sites are open Monday .
been there for 30 years – Emma to Friday, from 8am-4.30pm. .
Woods has overseen steady growth Online shoppers can visit .
and overcome the trials of serious
flooding in June 2005, which ruined

Emma with Harry Gratian and Richard Moran of Clarion Solicitors

26 fencing news June 2009

new products

Tornado Wire set to launch ‘strongest and

safest’ horse fence at Royal Cornwall Show
Leading fencing company
Tornado Wire unveiled.
a pioneering new range of
horse fencing at the 2009
Royal Cornwall Show,.
this month.
Tornado has joined forces with US
fencing expert Centaur HTP® to
bring the revolutionary patented
Centaur HTP Fencing System to the
UK market, providing horse owners
with a long-awaited alternative to
wooden post and rail fencing.
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There’s Snow everywhere

Fencing News tells of a growing company with a rich history
They may well have a history
stretching back over 170-
plus years but they are by no
means resting on any laurels
at Snows Timber.
Last year they were awarded the
Timber Trades Journal accolade
of Softwood Trader of the Year
which they received off the back of
reliable service, consistent quality
and friendly staff, and their current
approach to business sees them
promoting themselves as the fastest
growing timber company in the UK.
That’s a heady claim but one which
seems justified when you take into
account the series of events that have
gathered even greater momentum in
the past two decades.
After a 150 years they implemented
a new strategy in the 90’s which
was to expand operations and move Further expansion came in 1996 to the whole of Southern England now well recognised Snows Trade
the business to one which supplied with the acquisition of FJ Reeves and into Wales. The bases at Pack brand.
machined timber to timber and in Andover in Hampshire, which Glastonbury and Andover saw a
In February of last year Snows then
builders merchants, rather than included a modern high speed core range of machined softwood
acquired WJ Handrahan & Sons, a
purely its earlier role as a timber machining operation and this duly in sets of around 1.25 cubic metres
Midlands based specialist machining
supplier to the construction market. extended their geographic area launched and marketed under the
company with sites near Dudley in

30 fencing news June 2009

sawmills / contractor
also gives them a purchasing power Today Snows’ customer base covers
of over 210,000 cubic metres of virtually the whole of England and
imported softwood, along with nine Wales. Their fleet covers most areas
high speed machining lines, and at least twice weekly. They do not
many smaller moulders. All in all see themselves as a supplier of larger
this means Snows are now able to loads of sawn fencing timber, having
offer a competitively priced range firmly made their mark with the small
of machined sections from stock, and medium sized fencing merchant.
whilst also providing special profiles They also provide an infill service to
to order. merchanting groups who are looking
for quick and smaller deliveries that
Each branch carries an identical core
their nominated supplier has been
range of ready-machined sections
unable to provide.
including the unique SnowDEK
range of decking and components All stock products are nearly always
which are available in trade packs of delivered within two working days.
around 1.25 cubic metres or in loose
runs where required. The company
For more information contact.
policy of regional distribution allows
local management to carry stocks of
Andover 01264 735371.
profiles traditionally demanded in
Dudley 01384 279211.
West Midlands and Huthwaite near nationwide delivery service through their respective regions and by not
Glastonbury 01458 836400.
Mansfield. their fleet of more than 50 owned adopting a one size fits all approach
Mansfield 01623 513108
vehicles. This means they can supply to stock ranging they are able to
This now brings Snows Timber to a
machined softwood sections to cater for all requirements. They also
milling capacity of 150,000 cubic
group companies and buying groups provide a cross cutting facility.
metres per annum and they offer a
who are looking for national deals. It

The phone doesn’t stop ringing

Chris Berry talks with Nick Green
of NJ Green Fencing & Plant Hire
Dorchester-based Nick CAT excavator, as well as a number
Green believes that the of dumpers and dump trailers.
combination of fencing and Nick’s background is in farming
plant operation is the ideal and he attended Kingston
mix for his business. Marward agricultural college
where he studied for his NDA
‘We started out as NJ Green
(National Diploma in Agriculture).
Fencing & Plant Hire five years ago
His working life began with an
and haven’t looked back. The two
agricultural contractor before
sides of our company fit really well
venturing out on his own to serve
together as the plant work comes
the needs of the agricultural and
into its own in the Summer months
equestrian community.
when the fencing work traditionally
trails off a little.’ Nick is married to Nicki (So you
would imagine things can get a
Not that this will be the case this
little confusing at times!) and at Nick Green - look the Fencing News Wallplanner does work!
year. Nick has a full order book
the time of going to press they had
for all of the post and rail, stock
no children. This is highly likely to
fencing and domestic work and he
have changed by the time you read
has no thoughts of recession.
this as Nicki was only one week
‘The phone doesn’t stop ringing. away from giving birth to another
We’re really pushed at the Green!
moment but we’re certainly not
Seems as though it’s not just their TRACKED POST DRIVERS – A ONE MAN FENCING MACHINE,
complaining.’ SAVE LABOUR, FUEL AND TIME!!
business that is busy!
The Green team includes Nick’s
father, Paul, as well as three other
For more information contact. WE ARE PLEASED TOP BE
men. They run three post drivers, ASSOCIATED WITH
two of which are Protech and the N. J. GREEN FENCING &
other a Parmiter. Their business is PLANT HIRE
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with the rest being a mix between Mob: 07968 198015
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throughout Dorset and Somerset. PLEASE CALL HARTPURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL19 3BG
The plant used includes a 3-tonne ON 07971079751 fax: 01386 750772
Kubota mini digger and a 13 tonne

fencing news June 2009 31


Husband and wife duo get it

together in Pocklington
Chris Berry talks with Bill & Julie Ashworth of York Vale Fencing
Family values are at the installing are featured on their
heart of Pocklington-based website (www.yorkvalefencing.
fencing contractors York These currently include
Gard Roadway barrier systems,
Vale Fencing, which Bill
Urbaco rising bollards and VER
Ashworth established in garage door operators. York
1991. They offer a full Vale Fencing specialise in the
consultancy service with complete installation of the entire
expert advice totally free, Urbaco range.
ensuring that customers
Bill and his wife Julie have recently
have a full choice of service started working together in the
to enable them to select business, and they are already
the correct fencing for. reaping the rewards from doing so.
their needs.
Bill has been involved in the
Fencing and gate work includes fencing industry nearly all his life
everything from guard rails, estate having started with a company in
fencing, post and rail, wooden and Thorpe Underwood before moving
metal. Chain link security fencing, to another in Wetherby.
steel bollards, barriers, welded
mesh panels, agricultural, steel ‘I started out from a friend’s farm Julie and Bill Ashworth of York Vale Fencing
palisade, high security gates and at Sutton upon Derwent before
agricultural gates are all included. moving to our Pocklington base
two years ago. I have developed other staff in addition to ourselves. and 40% in agriculture. We fit a
Many of the latest products Bill the business over the years and the Today I would say around 60% of lot of post and rail fencing for the
and his team are involved with way it is today we now employ four our business is in security fencing rural and farming sector and many

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different mesh systems for those fencing is safe and secure.
needing security fencing. We have
One of the main areas Julie has
recently completed a crimp mesh
looked at since the pair teamed up
panel system for York Marina which
full-time is ensuring that their CHAS
was in the region of 350 metres
accreditation was up to date.
and involved numerous gates.’
‘Julie has done a fantastic job in
Some of Bill’s customers have
getting it all sorted out,’ says Bill.
been with him for many of the
‘It is extremely important to have
past 16 years, including the likes
accreditation. In fact it is probably
of councils, health authorities,
one of the most important things
builders and Network Rail.
we need.’
‘We have a good customer base.
Bill realises that the economic
I find that if you look after your
downturn could have had an impact
customers they look after you. I’ve
always run the business on the
in recent times but he is optimistic Welded Mesh Fencing Systems
about the future.
back of providing every customer Standard and Bespoke Railings
with the very best service, and the ‘We are in the best position that
Barbed Tape
very best products.’ we have been in for some time and
the products we are putting in are Architectural Metalwork
Those products include security
improving all the time too.’
fencing which is both long-lasting Bi-Steel Posts
and affordable. The panels have Gates and Barriers
square, hollow-section verticals,
heavy duty channel horizontal rails
and are supported by RSJ posts.
For more information contact
Tel: +44(0)1952 410020
All York Vale Fencing is hot dip
galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 or The Old Airfield. Fax: +44(0)1952 411144
galvanised and polyester coated. York Road.
Standard heights are 1800, 2000, POCKLINGTON.
2400 and 3000mm and can be YORK YO42 1NS
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Tel: 01759 306783.
tops. Special angle and cleats are Mob: 07850 856833
supplied to allow the panels to be
We are pleased to be associated with
stepped on site, whilst domed head
bolts and Permacone security nuts
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fencing news June 2009 33



Enigma Vehicle Systems PLC The company’s
has launched the Skyline goal was simple:
999 system, a new solution to provide market
leading products
for the recovery of stolen
and services and
vehicles and construction thus reduce vehicle
plant. and plant theft.
Encapsulating the knowledge gained At that time,
from over 17 years’ experience tracking, for stolen
in this market, Skyline 999 vehicle recovery,
complements Enigma’s successful was in its infancy
Skyline advanced GPS tracking and and the technology
telematics system and provides was used to provide
several features and a level of user additional layers of
interaction not previously available security for more
in stolen vehicle and plant recovery traditional products
systems of this type. such as immobilisers
Supported by flexible purchase and alarms.
plans, Skyline 999 is a compact Throughout the
package suitable for use on all decade, Enigma
vehicles or construction plant and grew with an
incorporates a power management expanding base of
system for increased battery life. customers, of all
Unlike other comparable asset sizes, who turned to
protection systems, Skyline 999 the company for advice and products become one of the market leading the company’s global partners.
provides users with visibility of their to improve their security. Enigma’s systems for the vehicle fleet,
vehicles and plant through Enigma’s expertise and service expanded with Going forward, Enigma is investing
construction, utility and plant rental
on-line interface. In addition, Skyline a national, mobile engineering team, heavily in new technologies
industries. In the area of stolen
999 provides twice daily location 24 hour service, ISO 9002 and to provide greater control and
plant, in particular, Skyline has been
updates to give users peace of mind Vehicle Security Installation Board information over remote assets.
so successful that, to the end of
that the system is working and can (VSIB) accreditation. These technologies include satellite
2007, over £42 million of plant had
send alarm alerts by email or SMS. communications, active and passive
During this time, Enigma worked been recovered using Skyline.
The system offers the additional RFID tagging, personal/portable
benefit of a 24/7 bureau monitoring closely with operators, Security Growth, both in the UK and tracking and improved data analysis
service and a log download option for Consultants, Police, Insurers and Worldwide has been rapid with modules. The latest version 6.1
accident analysis, checking speeding the VSIB. The company continues partners in Latin America, Europe, of Skyline continues to evolve and
offences and so on. The system also to value and develop these Africa and a new subsidiary, based has the flexibility needed to support
has the advantage of being easily relationships today. in Dubai, UAE, serving the Middle these new technologies, providing
upgraded to a full Skyline system In 2004, Enigma made a major East region. With over 20,000 new products and applications for
where enhanced security features advance, when the company vehicles monitored and close to customers.
and fleet management are required. commissioned the Skyline advanced 1,000 customers enjoying the
vehicle tracking and security benefits of Skyline, Enigma Vehicle
Skyline 999 from Enigma is the All sales enquiries for Enigma:.
system. The intention was to offer Systems can be regarded as one of
latest product from a company that Tel 0844 800 9926.
a world class security, tracking and the leading businesses in the remote
started business in 1992 in answer Fax 0844 800 9952.
fleet management system with the asset management field. The
to a growing market demand for Email
flexibility to use products appropriate business has doubled in size each
solutions to combat a high level of
for the application. Skyline has year as customers recognise the
vehicle and construction plant theft.
value of Skyline, Enigma or one of

34 fencing news June 2009


Down to earth approach the key to

manufacturing success
Chris Berry talks with Richard Harper of IAE
Forty years ago ‘that Pole’ today’s world sees tremendous
started what has today business challenges and as
become one of the UK’s competitive a market place as there
has ever been IAE still believes in
leading fencing, agricultural
taking things one step at a time.
and equestrian equipment
manufacturers. That’s when ‘We have always had a policy
Frank Klucznik set up under of learning not to run before we
can walk, so when this site was
his own name.
purchased we did nothing with it
The world has changed inexorably for the first two years. That was for
since Frank came to England as two reasons. Firstly, this site was
part of the armed forces during previously Coal Board land and
the second World War, and drove there was a pit here. The pit needed
out with his Bedford truck liveried to be filled in before we could build.
out with the slogan ‘It’s that Pole Then, following the purchase, we
from Leek’, in response to the many wanted to make sure that we were
customers who couldn’t remember still providing the necessary income
or pronounce his name. Today his to be able to invest in the plant and
son David heads up the company machinery necessary.’
which has become known for trading
Having achieved their goals, with the
purposes more simply as IAE and
considerable help of a very committed
runs a whole fleet of lorries.
workforce, IAE’s progression has
‘David has really taken us forward duly included the galvanising plant
since he took over in 1990,’ says and sheet metal works. They have
Richard Harper, one of the seven- also added the latest in robotic and
strong team of directors, who laser technology, including even
has been with the company for more recently investment in a new
over 20 years. ‘The commitment flat bed laser machine, all of which
the company has made to the the company believes will help keep
galvanising plant and many other costs down and quality up, and in so
developments, particularly by doing pass on those benefits to their
bringing the manufacturing down to customers.
just two sites, has built on the solid
Four robotic machines are in use at
foundations laid down by Frank back
the present and there is an on-going
in 1969.’
policy of ensuring the company’s
Until three years ago IAE was techniques and systems are the best
operating from five sites all within a in the business. That’s because they
radius of 15 miles, but the purchase believe in moving forward rather
of the Longton site, near Stoke on than standing still. They are arguably
Trent, ten years ago has formed now the largest manufacturer of
the catalyst for what is now taking steel railings and mesh fencing which makes a comprehensive range want to get on with the job, and
shape. The manufacturing site has systems in the UK, as well as of products from kissing gates to all provide quality products. I believe
recently been extended and a new the leading agricultural livestock manner of access gates, all with the that over the next decade we will be
office complex is planned. handling equipment manufacturers, intention of providing easy access to manufacturing many more products
But this isn’t a company that believes but they also understand all about rights of way. There is an additional from here. We are looking at new
in overstretching itself and thereby complacency. sector within Centrewire that markets all the time - cycle shelters
creating future problems. Whilst They purchased Centrewire in 2006 manufactures benches and tables are our latest range and our policy
from recycled plastic and it runs as is never to say never about anything
a separate entity within IAE. we might make in the future.’
But IAE is in no way getting ahead Fencing News congratulates IAE
of itself. The 450-strong team that on its 40th anniversary and wishes
makes up the company carries the the company every success in the
same down to earth spirit that Frank future.
Klucznik started with 40 years ago
when he started using the slogan that
originally made his name. Richard For more information .
reckons that is what keeps their feet contact IAE.
firmly on the ground no matter how Tel: 01538 755888.
large the company grows. Fax: 01538 751300.
‘We are down to earth people. All
of the directors and everybody in
the company are just people who

fencing news June 2009 35

For all your fencing needs
An independent supplier • All types of fencing and gate timbers
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Well placed for the future

NWT Distribution builds on past successes
Andrew Green and Jonathan and sawn fencing products and can
Auld, sons of the founders supply specialist sizes to order. All
of Northern Wood Terminals products can be supplied untreated
if required for customers with their
Limited, are actively
own treatment facilities and most
engaged in building up the products can be supplied in either
supply base and broadening redwood or whitewood as desired.
the product range of NWT The company also supplies a wide
Distribution Limited, a sister range of products for the construction
company originally set up in industry including kiln dried graded
1985 to service the fencing carcassing and tile battens.
industry. NWT Distribution Limited would like
In the current economic climate and to take this opportunity to thank all
with the benefit of long standing its customers for their support and
connections new supply lines are looks forward to continuing and
being established in readiness for expanding on these relationships in
the recovery to more normal levels the future.
of timber consumption.
Like many industries, the timber For more information contact .
fencing and round timber products ideally situated to take advantage
trade that emerges from the current NWT DISTRIBUTION
to include the production of of regular shipping from its major
recession is likely to look very the company’s own dedicated supplying countries with excellent The Gate House.
different from that which entered supply base in Sweden which will transport links allowing nationwide Westbank Terminal.
it. However, relationships that have supplement the established lines distribution. Its close proximity to Port of Ipswich.
endured through family connections from the Baltics to a substantial the Port of Felixstowe allows the Wherstead Road.
will still substantially underpin the expansion in the supply of timber company to incorporate products Ipswich IP2 8NB
future activities of the company. products to the merchant trade. from less traditional sources.
These will range from an expansion Tel: 01473 687686.
in the supply base of agricultural The company, which operates from The company stocks all of the Fax: 01473 687688
a terminal at the Port of Ipswich, is mainstream peeled, machine round

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Osmose MicroPro
The Colour
Just Gets Better!
A Revolutionary New Wood
Preservative Technology
Ian Rickhuss Sales Director M&M
Timber, “We showcased our products
at the 2008 Play Fair exhibition
held at Stoneleigh Park and the
micronized timber was very well
received by manufacturers, specifiers
and purchasers. The consistent
fresh colour was a big attraction and
comments such as “Makes wood look
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more natural” were made. One year
on the colour has enriched and the
product has weathered beautifully.
Micronized Copper is a revolutionary
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solid form. Wood products treated
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with the MicroPro preservative
and more natural in appearance which
system are known as Micronized
enriches over time.
timber™, and offer the consumer
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Osmose MicroPro Sets
• Lighter, Consistent, Fresher
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In the United States the Osmose
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• Pigmented colour options been recognised by the international
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Micronized timber has a fresher
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38 fencing news June 2009

timber update

Don’t Compromise On Quality

There is plenty of talk • Thirdly (and finally) MAKE SURE
about prematurely failing IT’S 4!! All in ground contact
fence posts and the various applications must be treated to
hazard class 4 – something we
“new”steps suppliers are
insist on, but don’t hear about
taking to ensure this doesn’t much from the competition – nor
happen in the future. indeed from specifiers!
One supplier is even offering a With these 3 criteria satisfied, there
significant guarantee on products should be virtually no prematurely
treated with Osmose Micro Pro failing fence posts.
– leading people to perhaps believe
that alternative treatments are Our customer base includes utilities,
not as effective! But it should be the rail network, leading fencing
noted that any bona fide chemical contractors and thoroughbred stud
treatment – be it from Osmose, farms – where quality is king and
Arch, Wolman etc. or even creosote price - though important - is not the
from Koppers – will be ineffective if deciding factor. We pressure treat
the pre-requisites for proper timber thousands of wood poles, railway
treatment under pressure are not sleepers and fence posts every year
met. all to the same exacting standards
which is why our products stand the resources that when harvested from resource that is available to us as a
• Firstly the timber MUST be dry – test of time. sustainable resources ticks all the result.
at or near 28% (fibre saturation right boxes.
point). There are, of course, many other We may not be the cheapest, but
suppliers of treated timber who take Why, therefore, compromise? you can be assured that when it
• Secondly, if the final application the requisite care, but sadly there are comes to quality, service, and whole
entails in-ground contact (fence We at Calders & Grandidge hold both
also many who work to a price and life cost, we are definitely at the
posts, stakes, gravel boards FSC and PEFC chain of custody,
compromise standards as a result. forefront!
etc) then the timber should be Sector 4 Scheme approval for the
This not only proves very expensive treatment & supply of highways
redwood. Redwood absorbs in the longer term, but also does
treatment radially, thus allowing fencing, ISO:9000 and ISO:14001.
treated timber a disservice. For more information visit.
ALL the sapwood to be treated. We are also part of the Saint-Gobain
Timber is one of our only true natural group, benefiting from the vast

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Netpave, a porous paving root growth. Alternatively it can
solution with a proven track be filled with gravel. The cellular
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prevent loss, displacement or rutting
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of the aggregate infill.
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company profile

New acquisition for Torry Hill

Victoria Poolman travels to Milstead in Kent to find out more about the latest developments
Tucked away in a beautiful wood, it’s a complete cycle with
corner of the Kent countryside the regrowth occurring so quickly
lies Torry Hill Farm, an estate that it’s mature and ready to be
harvested again in around 14 years.
which has been in John
So given that I’ve got this resource,
Leigh-Pemberton’s family it makes perfect sense to make the
for generations. most of it.”
With the majority of his 2,500 acres And John is doing just that, with his
devoted to livestock, arable and recent takeover of local business D.
orchards of cherry and plum trees, Wood and Sons:
you’d be forgiven for thinking that
Torry Hill was all about agriculture, “We used to supply chestnut as
but with 850 of those acres being standing wood only, so all we did
coppiced chestnut woodland, John was grow it. However, in the nineties
is seizing the opportunity to grow his it became necessary to sell products
business at the same rate he grows ourselves, making pales and fence
his trees. posts to supply wholesale to fencing
Despite being around since the
Romans came to Britain, chestnut’s One of which was D. Wood and
popularity dwindled during the late Sons, just four miles down the road
eighties and early nineties but is in Rodmersham. Business was
now back at the forefront; a product looking promising for Torry Hill, but everyone more, as John kept all the This further investment was made
whose time has come again, with when D. Wood made the decision staff and even employed three others possible thanks to a grant from the
the company processing fifty acres to let the premises for another use from the area to kick-start the new South East Economic Development
per year. and sell up, John was grieved to be initiative, applying his own family- Agency (SEEDA) along with support
losing such a good customer. So, he run ethos to the company. John has from the Forestry Commission, who
John tells me, “It’s greenest wood took the initiative and bought the since erected a beautiful 10,000sqft contributed to the building costs in
possible – what other timber actually company. building panelled with his own larch, order to aid woodland management
wants to be cut? Once we use the
The solution couldn’t have suited in which the business can grow. and encourage rural employment.

• Chestnut Fencing
• Chestnut Rose Arches
• Bespoke Chestnut Products
• Chestnut Hop Poles
• Post & Rail
• Hurdles

Tel: 01795 886 020

The Chalkpit, Lade Wood Hill,
Doddington, Kent, ME9 0ED

44 fencing news June 2009

company profile
“We recently sorted an issue with Indeed, for satisfied customers and
bank erosion from boat wash at a sturdy fences that go the distance,
lake in Red Bridge Lakes, Woodford, chestnut is the way forward.
Essex. By applying the same
Perfect for temporary or permanent
principles as we did to canals in
fencing, flexible, durable, split along
Holland, we came up with the idea
the grain for strength and with
of putting an 18inch fence inside
pointed tops to shed rainwater and
the water line to take the impact out
keep the end grain from rotting, the
of the wash.” However, by his own
two Johns’ are clearly paving - or
admission, by far most interesting
rather, fencing - their way to a very
job to date was supplying Star Wars
successful future. As John Gambell
with timber for their treehouses.
Delivering to Pinewood Studios? It’s
all in a day’s work for this team. “Our chestnut fencing is strong,
secure, economic and unbelievably
And with the profile of chestnut on
light – which makes it easy for one
the up, Torry Hill is set to be in for
man to erect an entire fence, thus
even more interesting orders.
saving a good deal of time and
The popularity of this wood may well money.”
be down to the recent preservative
Indeed, fencers should bear this
issues circulating within the industry.
company in mind if they’re looking
As chestnut is full of tannins, it
for a traditional and attractive
requires no treatment. As John
fencing material to please both
Leigh-Pemberton explains: “I have
their customers and their pockets
just replaced a spile fence around a
– because both chestnut and Torry
park that’s lasted 42 years, we also
Hill are certainly names we’ll all
George Wood have a section of chestnut fencing
being hearing a lot more.”
around the orchard that was put up
just before the Second World War
Currently in the process of moving, in what remains to be a traditional, – and it’s still hanging on!” For all enquiries regarding .
it really is a brand new start for family-run enterprise based in a chestnut products please .
And if that wasn’t reason enough,
the employees of D. Wood and small community. contact John Gambell or .
given the current need to be green,
Sons, with all their machinery being Linda Lumsden on .
With the turnover increasing to wood that regenerates so quickly is
updated in order to improve the 01795 886020, fax
mirror the popularity of chestnut, another selling point , as is the fact
quality of the finished products. 01795 886196 or email
Torry Hill is now supplying cleft, that the industry helps to maintain
John Gambell, fencing manager, hurdles, post and rail and other Kent’s famous bluebell woods.
has been at the forefront of the new quirky pieces, such as miniature
changes. He fills me in: hurdles, throughout the midlands
and the south of England, also using
“I started out with D. Wood 18
the benefits of their location to
years ago. My wife, Denise, is the
export into Europe.
daughter of the late Dennis Wood
who started the enterprise back in Business is really taking off, with
‘67. He came from a family of wood Torry Hill having recently designed a
cutters and we’re all really pleased rustic picket fence for Ightham Mote,
to be working for John and carrying owned by the National Trust, as well
on working within the community as as supplying 1313 rolls of chestnut
a family.” fence to a large pipeline contract
near Twickenham - that’s 7½ ,miles
Indeed, amongst those I meet as I’m
and 66 tonnes worth of fence – and
shown around the sites, is George
with all 98,000 pales having been
Wood, who has been making gates
hand split and tipped, quality really
for 58 years (quite good, considering
is guaranteed.
he’s only 21), and whose father and
grandfather before him had notched John Gambell doesn’t just supply
up similar figures in their trades. the fencing, he’s also quite good at
It’s wonderful to see such a future problem solving:

Manufacturers and suppliers

of quality railings/palisade
/mesh systems/gates.

Contact in the first instance

Mr. Ian Darlington

L M Bateman & Company Limited

Island Works, Cheddleton, Staffordshire ST13 7HN

Telephone: 01538 361326

Facsimile: 01538 360803

fencing news June 2009 45

An unexpected 25% increase in security measures and many are now which moves if anyone attempts to
personal thefts and a 4% rise in finding that one of the most powerful climb over it.
domestic burglaries in the official defences is Vandgard, an advanced

Manufactured from a technically
quarterly crime figures published anti climb guard for fences walls gates complex high tensile alloy, Vandgard
yesterday confirmed predictions that and roofs. is strong, durable and completely
the recession and rising joblessness corrosion resistant. This corrosion
Vandgard is designed to slow down the
will fuel a rise in property crime. resistance means that it has a very

intruder, hinder break-in and increase
Writes Alan Travis of the Guardian long life and is also particularly
the time the intruder spends trying to
But the rises have yet to reach the get over a fence or wall. Just seeing a suitable for exposed areas and those
levels estimated by Home Office security fence topped with Vandgard vulnerable to pollution. In addition, its
superior corrosion resistance means

internal projections. Based on crime is often enough to turn away most
rates during the last recession in the casual intruders because the premises that the material stays bright and so
early 1990s violent crime rose by 19%. are too difficult to get into. maintains deterrent effect throughout
Increases on this scale have yet to be its life.
Vandgard’s design is unique,
reflected in the official crime figures. .
consisting of a series of curved vanes,
For more information visite.
To tackle these trends the national each revolving freely around a central
agenda is focused on robust physical shaft to create an unstable barrier

fencing news June 2009 47


JAMES JONES’ £22.5m investment

Scotland’s largest independent production speeds, using three
sawmiller, James Jones dimensional laser technology to
& Sons Ltd, is pleased to scan each log and calculate optimal
cutting patterns.
announce that construction
of its new £22.5m state. Joint Managing Director of James
of the art sawmill, at Lockerbie Jones and Sons, Mr Ian Pirie
in South Scotland is at an comments:
advanced stage. “The site is one of the most
advanced in Europe, and gives
Designed to complement and enhance
us great flexibility in meeting our
existing on-site infrastructure and
customers’ future needs. This
wood processing capabilities the new
sizeable investment represents
“super-site” establishes Lockerbie
James Jones’ firm commitment
as one of the UK’s largest timber
to British sawmilling and timber
processing sites.
processing whilst further enhancing
When production begins in Autumn our product portfolio as a group
2009 Lockerbie 3 will have a overall.”
single shift capacity of 150K m³
He continues:
sawn, more than doubling the
capacity of James Jones’s existing “This is the largest single
sawmill in Dumfries which it will development project the company Installation of second edger at James Jones Lockerbie Sawmill
replace. Output from Lockerbie 3 has undertaken to date and has
will primarily focus upon carcassing progressed very smoothly. This
approximately £40m, and the entire and the Forestry Commission, will
timbers although it will incorporate reflects the long term partnerships
Lockerbie complex will employ 90 exceed 500,000m3 per annum.
added flexibility to offer a range of we have with all of our contractors
people working on two high speed
specifications for the construction, and suppliers. We are confident of .
saw lines, and a highly efficient
fencing, pallet & packaging markets opening on schedule in the Autumn For more information contact.
secondary processing line.
which complement the existing with production due to start around James Jones & Sons Ltd.
product portfolio. 1 October.” When fully operational the site’s total Tel: 01324 562 241 .
annual roundwood requirement, Fax: 01324 558 755 .
Lockerbie 3 will also deliver Site investment, upon completion
sourced from both private growers or visit
improvements in quality, yield and of the new sawmill, will total

Head Office: 30 Prothero Works, Bilport Lane,

Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 0NT
Tel: +44 (0)121 556 6345
Fax: +44 (0)121 556 9737

Established nearly 20 years ago in the heart of the West Midlands manufacturing Metropolitan has become
the name on everybody’s list when it comes to palisade fencing and gates. Metropolitan offer an unrivalled
24-48 hour delivery service on pallisade fencing ranging from 1.8 to 3 metres high.

Palisade Vertical Welded Bar

Fencing Strong and durable, Vertical Welded Bar railings are able to withstand
Available in a wide variety of specifications. great impacts and are extremely resistant to vandalism.
Metropolitan can offer a fencing range that Aesthetically pleasing, it is the perfect product for securing and
is both flexible when it comes to meeting segregating public and private areas.
your requirements and extremely secure

Bowtop Fencing
Palisade Gates Bowtop fencing provides a pleasing appearance to all areas
Metropolitan can also offer a wide range of purpose made and stock gates ranging from pedestrian
where a lower security risk is perceived.
access up to large plant vehicle access. All gates are available to match fencing from 900mm to
3.6 high and up to 12m wide. They also come complete with a sliding latch and lockable drop bolts. Metropolitan Fencing has recently invested in machinery
to manufacture Bowtop railings on site. Independent
Rails from Metropolitan’s other systems, this allows us to offer
50 x 50 mm. Steel Angle Rails connected with 12mm cup sq. bolts & Permacones. All rails are fully short lead times on this extremely high quality and popular
punched for pale attachment and are optional available with one or two fee per day. fencing.
Posts The lower heights offer a favourable solution in the segregation of
102 x 44 mm. Available with optional base-plates, wall mounting or cranked option. children’s playgrounds, parks, gardens, schools
Posts are also available manufactured for use with three strands of barbed wire. or areas that require demarcation.
D Profile : 3m (general purpose), 3.5mm (security) Finishes
W Profile : 2mm (standard), 2.5mm (general purpose), 3mm (security)
Self-colour For self applied Finish
Fittings Galvanised Hot-Dipped galvanised
Rivets and Collars. Bolts and permacone nuts: M8 (‘snap-off’ / anti-vandal) Galvanised & Polyester Powder Coated to any RAL or BS Colour

48 fencing news June 2009

company news

It looks like wood, feels like wood

Chris Berry finds out more about Wood-Grain
There is a new fencing system Grain its texture and appearance and summer. Been a women I can even guarantee that using wood grain will
that is already gaining friends the manufacturing process ensures help with the offloading and fixing save you money.”
through out the fencing that every piece is different just like of this product with its lightweight
timber. properties.
industry. Wood grain is what For more information please .
its all about the new range Sales are really taking off and the ““I think an endorsement like that says contact Danny Walls.
from supalite. most important and gratifying aspect it all and really sums up wood grain” WOOD-GRAIN .
of it all is that customers who did have FENCING SYSTEMS.
Danny walls is the general manager If any customers would like to see a
a bad experience in the early days are Tel: 01977 689111.
and he along with a growing list of full size post and gravel board just
now coming back to us.
customers are convinced that wood give me a call. I can assure you, you
grain is the alternative to concrete They can see the benefits it has to will not be disappointed and can
posts and gravel boards and now even offer, like so many people did when
timber with the uncertainty of timber it was first introduced in 2002. One
treatments. such customer is the well known
chain of merchants Naylor Myers who
Danny adds “we took over supalite have 10 branches.
in 2005 since then we have come a
long way and I would be the first to Lisa brown their marketing manager
acknowledge that some people did adds
have a bad experience with supalite What a wonderful product!!! The
before we took over, but all that is product was displayed at Brighouse
behind us now. Branch without my knowledge, I
Wood grain is not a foil wrap like the walked straight past it thinking it was
ones you see on doors and windows it a wooden panel and post’s, it never
actually does feel and look like wood occurred to me that this product was
and just to prove it we have provided plastic. We now are producing signage
a sample with this months issue of to ask people to touch the product
fencing news” along with pos to explain that this is
not wood. A wonderful product that I
It is the unique formula that gives wood Feel the sample product inserted in the mag. You won’t believe it!
know I will be using on my garden this

fencing news June 2009 49

new products


Rob Wilkinson watches the innovative new Scot Fencer roll out in England!
You could cut the tension
with a knife, or more
precisely you could roll the
tension with a Scot Fencer,
an innovative new product
that’s just received a very
enthusiastic thumbs up to its
first project in England!
Designed by Clive Houldey of DCH
Farm Sales and developed by
agricultural engineer Chris Thompson
of BoM Agriquipment, this simple
and after discussions with Chris “We’ve also installed two lines of much of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire
steel frame, tractor mounted
came up with the Scotfencer. barbed wire around the perimeter and specialises in the installation of
solution has recently rolled out at a
which again was handled with ease post and rail.
small horse paddock in Crowle near “I can’t give it enough praise as
by the Scot Fencer!
Scunthorpe and, according to Belton- it’s made our job so much easier!” North of the border the Scot Fencer
based fencing contractors Pearson enthused Dave Pearson “and we “We’ve worked with Chris for the is already at work on a number of
Brothers, it really does the business estimate that it’s reduced the time last two years and use his post hole sheep farms in the Borders as Chris
cutting down installation time by at we’re on site by around half for this borer for most jobs so we were only explained: “In Scotland there are a
least 50% and saving on the real particular project in Crowle. It’s just too pleased to test trial this new few Scot Fencers at work and it’s
back breaking work! a case of rolling it out and stapling it product. from a trial up there that it got its
to each post. name.
Clive imported a wire tensioning “Even though this is a small project
machine previously and saw an “The consistency and quality of the for a local land owner it’s proved a “We decided to develop this
opening the market for a front wire tension in the fencing all the way around really successful test case for the tool in 2008 and spent a few
dispenser that could load on to the the 350m border is outstanding and it Scot Fencer and it’s transformed how months manufacturing prototypes
front of a tractor and get into the would be tough work to replicate this we work,” added Dave who travels before arriving at this design. We
corners and tension from either side standard by hand. with his brother Anthony across manufacture all Scot Fencers in

50 fencing news June 2009

new products
house and have taken it to a number
of exhibitions including the Highland DCH - Farm Sales, .
Show,” added Chris. The Dods, Lauder TD2 6SD.
Tel 01578 722272 / .
B.o.M. (Agriquipment) Sales was
07703 488277.
established in 1984 to specialise in
Front Linkage, P.T.O. and also Tractor
Mounted Auger Feeder Mixers. They BoM (Agriquipment).
also manufacture a range of single South Grange Farm, Burringham, .
and twin auger animal feeder mixers Scunthorpe DN17 3AB.
for mounting on telescopic handlers Tel: 01724 783887 / .
and have developed sawdust and 07738 321262.
straw spreader attachments for
similar machines.
Pearson Brothers.
The tension will continue to mount Tel: 01427 872867 /
for Chris and BoM on the strength 07770 238631
of this performance. The Scot Fencer
has truly arrived!

DCH Farm Sales

The Dods - Lauder - Berwickshire - TD2 6SD
Tel: 01578 722272 Fax: 01578 722229
Mobile: 07703 488277

New revolutionary
fencing machine
Erect wire left or right
Pull tight in to corners
and against hedgerows

fencing news June 2009 51

company profile

Redefining Borderland
With a website that’s about to Mike Jarvis
be launched and the complete
redevelopment of their site in
Southampton, big things are
happening for Borderland
Fencing – changes that will
ensure their name is top of
the pile, wherever you are in
the South.
Making the most of a lull in the
construction industry, the company
is seizing the opportunity to play
catch-up, rebranding in order to
collect all separate sides of the
business under one umbrella. This
will put a name to the fencing empire
which has grown under Mike Jarvis,
consisting of Borderland Fencing
contractors, the Golden Larch retail
site in Fareham, Concept Metalcraft
for steel fabrication and Southern
Timber Products for all wooden fence
With so many facets to the company,
Mike’s business took off almost panels and putting them up the next “We really grew up with Barratt’s
it’s incredible to think that only fifteen
immediately: day. The next step came when we and they have gone from strength to
years ago MD Mike Jarvis was just
inherited Ace Fencing’s site, which strength - when we first got involved
setting out building garden furniture “To start with, we were working providing us with about 25 units on they had about 80 units a year, and
in his parents’ shed. Having had a go in a polytunnel at a local nursery, a social housing development. That last year they completed on 700
at making panels and erecting them, spending the evenings making was my first taste of contract work which is testimony to their success.”
and I realised that volume was the With Borderland being Barratt’s only
way to go, so we started writing to fencing contractor on the books, it’s
local developers and one by one, we a match made in heaven.
began to win the contracts.”
Now having been busy for a decade
There’s one particular contract that and achieving a turnover of £5m (of
Mike has to thank for his success, which Borderline alone contributes
with Barratt’s Southampton branch £3.5m) a slow in trade has given
originally providing Mike and his Mike the opportunity to update their
team with a whopping 60% of their brand and bring the sites up to mirror
work. That’s now down to 20% of the growth the company has seen.
the total workload, which remains to Offices and a new retail site are
be a colossal contract of which many currently being put into place at the
are envious. Having maintained such Borderline site in Swanwick and the
a strong relationship with Barratt’s company has splashed out on hiring
- a company known for their high a salesperson as well as getting a
standards - for an impressive ten marketing team onboard to help
years, it’s certainly something to be secure contracts and ensure that the
proud of. Mike explains: company continues to grow.

We are pleased to be associated with

Borderland Fencing Ltd and wish them continued
success for the future.

T 01455 290 780 F.P. McCann Ltd, Cadeby Works

F 01455 292 189 Brascote Lane, Nr Nuneaton
W Warwickshire CV13 0BB

52 fencing news June 2009

company profile

“Up until now, we’ve done very little manager, Chris Church, as one of the business. It’s the best incentive supplying everything from sleepers
marketing as most of our work has the best moves he’s made: “Chris to get people working hard and and lap panels to decking and sawn
come through word of mouth, but has worked here for seven years - gaining financially as a result of their posts, we’re a one-stop-shop and I
at times like these we’re starting when he joined he had a great deal own efforts.” would like to see the company having
to explore other avenues and put of knowledge within the industry and a prominence within the whole of the
And all those efforts have certainly
ourselves out there. Despite the he worked hard to help triple our south of England.”
paid off - having “grown from
industry taking a bit of a blow of late, turnover in the space of a year, so I
nothing”, Mike’s blossoming Ambitious? Yes. Achievable?
I’m very confident about the future, have a lot to thank him for.”
enterprise is both professional and Absolutely. And if the last fifteen years
and though the kind of work we do is
On top of Chris’s efforts, Mike puts his successful, yet he remains down to are anything to go by, Borderland
both competitive and demanding, we
success down to having trustworthy earth and constantly striving for the Fencing’s mission looks set for world
have a solid reputation that will see
staff and adopting a policy of giving further development of his business. domination...
us through the next year or so until
equity stakes in the business for his
things get moving again,” says Mike. “My five year plan is to develop the
employees: “It is an initiative that’s
retail sites. Having stayed away For more information,
And he’s certainly got a good team done wonders for Borderland. By
from that side of fencing for so long, call 01489 885018
behind him, employing sixty people encouraging people who work for the
we’re now looking to replicate what
over the four sites he owns. Indeed, company to invest in it, they have a
we have at Fareham and at this site,
Mike pinpoints hiring his contract personal interest in the success of

Brennans TCS Ltd is a new venture based in

Cumbernauld Scotland, We are suppliers of all types
of steel fencing supplies from palisade, weldmesh,
chainlink to razor wire and individual nuts and bolts
to motorway barrier systems.

We can offer to the contractor from stock first class

products at very competitive rates, we are also
happy to sell single posts/rails or anything else in the
quantities the client wants instead of having to buy
complete sections. Brennans TCS Ltd.
8 Napier Way, Wardpark
In our depot we carry most things in stock but if
we don’t have it we will Endeavour to get it within 2 Cumbernauld, G68 0EH
working days.

The range of weldmesh fencing we carry is second

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and is for the month of June on special with prices
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Please call for prices or further information

01236 725 077 Office
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fencing news June 2009 53


Chelsea Show 2009

Victoria Poolman gives an overview of this year’s show
With some amazing designs,
beautiful gardens and
stunning products, there was
no sign of a depression at this
year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Sponsoring the event for the third year
running, Marshalls was back with
designer Ian Dexter and an urban
design to support the company’s
Campaign for Better Landscapes.
The Marshalls Living Street received
a silver-gilt award and proved a huge
success with the public, following
last year’s child’s play theme with a
street-scene display of four terraced
houses, each surrounded by western
red cedar fencing and landscaped to
Though each garden was rather
modest in terms of space, Ian’s
design was testimony to how much
can be done with a small urban area, Marshalls took the opportunity landscaping can be personalised, generating fantastic publicity for
including fitting in room to grow to incorporate a series of ideas even where space is limited. their full range of hard landscaping
vegetables, plant flowers – and park and styles into one garden. Giving and natural stone products, and
Aside from their garden, Marshalls
the car. attention to green issues whilst demonstrating how these can be used
had a great presence at the show:
highlighting the forgotten spaces at to be both creative and functional.
With each garden tailored individually supporting a number of award-
the front of houses, Ian reflected how
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piles and rows so neat and precise papers was that of James May’s
you could spend hours marvelling at plasticine garden - an original and
the detail. fun design, full of vibrant colours.
And for those who prefer something a
When it comes to imagination, an
little darker, along with the support of
undersea reef garden courtesy of
Harley Davidson, Domoney Ltd and
the Cayman Islands’ Department of
King’s Landscapes brought a brilliant
Tourism brought a new perspective to
biker theme to their garden, giving a
visitors. With the hull of a boat on the
touch of hells-angel to all those pretty
roof and a beautiful blue light filtering
daffs and lilies.
through to the rockeries below, it
really did impress. Dotted amongst the stalls were
a number of companies selling
Another of the thirteen show gardens,
innovative garden furniture and
and one of the most impressive,
buildings. When it comes to art, vast
came from the makers of toilet roll –
bronze sculptures attracted much
yes, really. The Quilted Velvet Garden
attention, particularly the designs
was pure luxury, with a beautiful bed
of Will Wilson, who brought several
of pink Busy Lizzies, grass-topped
of his giant bronze snails, each
cubes and ferns, and a decadently
weighing half a ton, all the way from
cushioned snug scooped out of the
Oz to get Willie Wildlife Sculptures on
grass verge in purple and violet, to
the map.
complement the scheme.
Quercus Fencing and Oak Leaf
And for all those out of work stock-
Gates remained to be the only
brokers and bankers who abandoned
representatives from the fencing
Jeremy Kyle to attend the show, there
industry, but with plenty of hard
was a series of themed credit-crunch
landscaping ideas, this year’s show
gardens, including The Off-Shore
proved to be every bit as inspirational
Garden with its turquoise pool and
and innovative for designers,
miniature floating yacht. This project
landscapers and keen gardeners
was another delivered with the help
show include Jersey Farmers Union’s inspirations. Expectations were high, of Marshalls - designed at the last
spectacular display of vegetables, following the fantastic floral display minute following the cancellation of
showing off the produce of the of bursting pipes last year and they Flemings, whose depot was badly For more information,
Channel Islands in its full colour and certainly didn’t disappoint, with a damaged as a result of the recent visit
glory. Similarly, NFU managed to cycle of colours portrayed with fruit, bush fires in Australia.
create a masterpiece using foodie vegetables and flowers – arranged in One display which dominated the

fencing news June 2009 55

company news

Even in the tough times...

Northpoint knows how to compete
As the recession has knocked
the economy customers are Clients have dedicated Account the products used in the coating production and logistics facilities
increasingly looking for ‘best Managers to ensure that needs and process, the ease of access to meaning we can respond to the
value’ from all areas of their supply requirements are fully understood, information through the dedicated trends in coating requirements
chain. Decision-makers are more appreciated and conveyed internally Account Manager and importantly without any difficulty, in turn we
cost conscious, and although the to the logistics and production reduced capital costs through use have become a benchmark for the
deal is important customers are departments. All paperwork of risk free products. coatings industry generally.” He adds
still focused on reducing their is entered onto the easy to use “You have to build your credentials
Philip Dawson, Northpoint’s
on-going operating costs through computer system with original carefully, and Northpoint have
Technical Director says “Northpoint
sustainable investment in high documents scanned providing a made considerable commitment
remains the largest applicator of
quality products and services. 100% traceable system should the to meeting the challenges of the
powder coatings to galvanised
need arise. fencing market through state of the
Enter Northpoint as the powder and mild steel fencing solutions
art plant, an educated workforce
coating applicator of choice for In all Northpoint remove the in the UK today. We benchmark
and a willingness to meet client
many of the major players in UK uncertainty of the final stages ourselves against the exceptionally
cost requirements without loss of
steel perimeter systems market. of manufacture and differentiate high standards recognised within
quality or service.”
Northpoint are able to compliment themselves through independently the automotive industry and do not
clients through the provision of a audited quality management find ourselves wanting. We have .
fast and responsive powder coating systems, the quality standard of high levels of investment into the For further information .
service. Northpoint operate a fleet about the range of services
of HGV’s collecting and delivering offered by Northpoint visit .
product on the UK mainland. The .
polyester powder coatings applied We benchmark ourselves against the or ring on 0161 – 330 4551 .
asking for either Philip .
exceptionally high standards recognised
all meet the requirements of BS
1722 pt 16 regardless of whether Dawson, Howard Tomes or
the 10 year warranty products or
the 30 year warranty products have
within the automotive industry... Garry Marshall, all of whom
will be able to help with
information and quotes.
been purchased. Philip Dawson, Northpoint’s Technical Director

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company profile

When a company prides
itself on looking after the
community, preserving
tradition and crafting quality
products from sustainable
wood, it’s always good news
to hear of an expansion. So
when Clinton Devon Estates,
home to Victoria Sawmills,
launched a new business, it
came as no surprise to hear
how quickly the venture had
taken off.
William explains: “We’ve been
building gates since 1887, so it’s
not an entirely new idea! Originally
we built them just for ourselves; for
our various Clinton Devon Estates’ we decided to set up Clinton Gates, working days, and are also keen to Council (FSC) Chain of Custody
properties and to help with the to supply wholesale quality softwood take on bespoke projects. Certificate confirming our commitment
management of the 25,000 acres gates all over the UK.” to environmental sustainability - and
With a large percentage of the
of estate land across North and East in 2005, the estates were also the
Offering a huge range of gates timber used to make Clinton Gates
Devon. recipients of The Queen’s Award for
for a wide variety of functions, coming directly from the estate, it’s
“Soon enough, we began making including agricultural and equestrian, of huge importance to William that
gates for other people locally. They driveways, and even lytch gates and the company’s raw products are As if that wasn’t enough to give Clinton
were so impressed with the quality manorial entrances, the company sustainably sourced: Devon Estates their credentials,
of the design and construction that can deliver stock items within five they have also been included in the
“We hold a Forestry Stewardship

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company profile

Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to them in ways which care for the “There is plenty going on at the economic downturn.
Work for, as well as being involved in countryside and assist the wider moment to really build up the new
At the Fencing News, we wish
the Investors in People scheme. For community’, which is a policy they enterprise, enabling us to cope with
William the best of luck with the
such a traditional company, having a clearly stand by. large orders. We’ve just recently
continued success of Clinton Gates.
sense of community has always been invested in new machinery to
But not everything is about doing it We’ll be back soon to see how those
highly valued, as William says; “The improve our efficiency and with trade
the traditional way, with the company expansions are coming along…
estate’s currently employ sixty-five increasing quickly, I’m now looking
focusing on updating their technology
people and by working together, we to take on an apprentice, as well as .
and ensuring that the Clinton Gates
all want to maintain and develop the developing ideas for expansion in the Welcoming new customers .
name is out there for people to see.
estates so it is here for generations near future”, William concludes. from both retail and trade, .
And with the new web-site, www.
to come.” Clinton Gates looks forward to, proving to be a A positive story amidst all the
hearing from you. .
Indeed, the company’s mission big success already, William is keen recession blues: it’s good to hear
Tel: 01395 562555 or
statement is: ‘To secure the long to promote Clinton Gates for their that such strong values and quality
term prosperity of the Estates and quality, durability and attractiveness. workmanship are helping Clinton
the people who live and work on Gates to flourish, regardless of the

fencing news June 2009 59


At Home in the Country

Andy Taylor talks to Victoria Poolman about his niche market
There’s a lot to be said for
sticking to what you know,
and in Andy Taylor’s case, it’s
done him very proud indeed.
Based in Pelynt near Looe in
Cornwall, Andy’s business, AW Taylor
Fencing, serves the needs of farmers
in his area. As a fencing contractor,
he erects good quality fences to the
best of standards and as a supplier
he provides fencing products, gates
and agricultural equipment such as
cattle crushers and feed barriers, to
both customers and trade alike.
“I started up about fifteen years ago
– I was doing a bit of fencing for the
young farmers’ when a chap asked me
how much I charged. That started me
thinking, and I soon started borrowing team and an abundance of work to on in Cornwall, so the recession “Trying to get our hands on the timber
my father-in-law’s tractor and doing a keep everyone busy. Indeed, since hasn’t hit too hard, and the farming we need isn’t always easy as there
bit of fencing at the weekends. At the the Fencing News met Andy back community still have the same needs isn’t a great deal of forestry going on
time I was working for a farmer, but in 2006, he’s taken on another man as ever.” down here. Even if there is harvesting
gradually the fencing took over and I and has more work than ever: going on, at the moment they are
Though work may still be in
went full time.” doing second and third thinnings and
“Things may be a bit slower in abundance, one problem which
no stakes are coming out, and with
Now working alongside Martin Dunn, pace down here in Cornwall, but in does stem from working in the West
large orders to meet, it’s difficult for
with Dan Bullock and John Venning uncertain times we are less affected Country is sourcing wood, as Andy
our local sawmills.”
fencing part-time and Andy’s wife than the rest of the country. Not a tells me:
doing the books, he’s got a nice great deal of manufacturing goes With timber treatment concerns,

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customers are aware and becoming helps everyone else out – and that’s
more discerning about what they what makes it such a nice niche in
ask for, as Andy tells me, “a lot are which to work.”
requesting Douglas Fir or Japanese
Andy is extremely highly-regarded
Larch at the moment as the
and trusted, and his skill earned
redwoods respond so much better to
him four second place awards at the
treatment - if I could get that every
Tornado wire competition. “I’m going
time I would happily pay for it just
to have second place written on my
to ensure I’m providing the absolute
gravestone, but as a friend told me
best products.
– you’re not second, you’re just the
“A friend in Somerset showed me first loser.” But by his own admission,
a sample of a creosoted redwood “you’ve got to have a laugh to make
stake and it really was fantastic the day go quicker.”
– there must have been a pencil’s
With costs stabilising in agriculture,
width in the centre of the post which
Andy has a busy summer ahead
the treatment hadn’t reached, but
and though he has enough work for
I have to think about my lads and
another gang, Andy would rather
it’s such horrible stuff to work with,
manage the work himself to ensure
particularly in the summer. I just
the high-quality trademark of AW
want good product at a fair price that
Taylor Fencing continues.
doesn’t impair the enjoyment of our
work – and most importantly of all, I Andy concludes, “I’m not going to
want our customers to be happy.” make a fortune doing what I’m doing,
but i’ll earn a decent living and be
Andy’s ethos is genuine and he
happy doing it. With everything going
doesn’t just spout about putting the
on at the moment I look around me
customer first, he means it - and he
and I’m so thankful for what I’ve got
has to, working within the farming
going.” With such a great attitude,
community and relying solely on
we’re looking forward to the next
Tornado championships – because if
As he puts it: “Farmers can view as anyone deserves a first, Andy does.
many shiny adverts as they like, but
it’s all word of mouth and if you let
For more information, call
one person down you let everyone
Andy on 07771561675
down. The silver lining is that
because we all know each other, if
there’s ever a problem then everyone

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Marshalls has recently launched
its national ‘Campaign for Better
Landscapes’ which calls for both
public and private bodies, as well
as individuals, to seriously consider
the societal and individual benefits
of creating ‘better landscapes’ in our
towns, cities, public spaces and our
private gardens.
Research from the UK and the USA
continues to show that communities
with higher quality built environments is essentially the basis for the drive
lead a better quality of life, regardless towards sustainable development
of affluence or whether they are urban and highlights the need for 21st
or suburban neighbourhoods. century built landscapes to work with
Chris Harrop who leads on natural surroundings and influence
Sustainability at Marshalls our management of the landscapes
acknowledges that the social, that we create.”
economic and environmental As the UK embraces the ‘good life’,
benefits to be realised from creating Marshalls is calling loud and clear
better landscapes are complex and for everyone to join its Campaign
all inextricably linked, and believes for Better Landscapes and to make
that many of the problems now educated decisions when deciding to
facing the globe can be attributed to make changes to the landscape for
the breakdown between people and which they are responsible.
their environment. He says: “It has
been identified that human beings
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Guaranteed extra life for Estate

Fencing from ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal Sheffield is now celebrating its 25th year of production of
high quality wire fencing
Uniquely, the Estate Brand fencing the consumer, they are again trying
they make is manufactured from to reduce the cost to the farmer
wire that is guaranteed to last 2 and contractor alike offering a high
times longer than wire galvanised to quality fence, with ease of erection
BS EN 10244 Class A. and now an even longer guarantee
on the life of the wire.
This guarantee has been proven in
the field in all corners of the UK All Estate stock fencing is all
and Europe; if you want a wire made with truly centreless cores
fencing product that will last in all which also allows for the easiest
environments; be it on exposed roll out. There are deep crimps in
hills or headlands, or you just want the horizontal wires to allow for
the longest life and the lowest cost expansion, contraction and to assist
Estate fencing is sure to fit the job. with erection. This is something
that will be seen by all entrants at
With the Estate brand of High
the Yorkshire and North of England
Tensile Fencing you can you be sure
Fence Competition at the Driffield
of an even longer service life. Both
show on 22nd July this year.
the top and bottom wires are made
from 4Life wire which is guaranteed As with posts and stakes, there has fencing, yet all are made from wire .
to last at least 4 times longer than been a large number of conflicting For more information and .
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last TWICE as long.

fencing news June 2009 63


Combilift Puts on a Show at Ligna

A highlight of this year’s Combilift routine set to Irish music. money it represents, as using just this
stand at the recent Ligna show one truck is an economical solution,
The Combi-CB is a compact, 4-way
in Hannover was the hourly particularly when you factor in the
counterbalance truck, launched in
performance of the Combi-CB extra overheads for maintenance,
the autumn of 2008, and designed
“dance”, which attracted large insurance and training that are
for operations that handle palletised
crowds and perfectly demonstrated incurred when using multiple types
loads as well as longer length
the unrivalled manoeuvrability of of forklifts.”
products such as packs of timber. LP
Combilift’s latest model. Combilift
Gas and diesel and electric powered
drivers Sam Moffett and Philip Combilift Ltd., Co. .
models are available. “Sales of the
Condell left onlookers in no doubt Monaghan, Ireland.
CB are going very well, in spite of
of their expertise as they deftly UK Tel: 0044 7815 314 990. .
the current economic situation,”
manoeuvered the two Combi-CB’s .
says MD Martin McVicar. “We put
within inches of each other in a
this down to the excellent value for

Stenner Alive
and Well!
The continuation of the Stenner and having had a very positive
name is now assured following a start to Ligna where an order was
management buy out of the business. placed by 11 am on the first day,
The buy out consists of ex Stenner look forward to a strong first year of
Directors Fred Harding, Syd Mather trading. Francis Dalton said “We are
and Doug Richardson together with delighted to have played our part in
Brian White of Twyford Engineering the rebirth of this high profile brand
and long time distributors Daltons. and to have a significant role in its
future. The Stenner range of stand-
“This has given us an excellent
alone resaws are an important part
opportunity to realign the business
of the Daltons sales portfolio and as
to survive and prosper during these
main UK and Ireland distributors it
difficult times and our intent is to
is our intention to not only maintain
occupy the same premises as we
but strengthen the Stenner name
did previously with the same
within the timber using and
contact details such that we
merchanting industries”.
can continue to provide our
Both Fred Harding and
customers at home and
Syd Mather would like
abroad with our renowned
to thank the members
spares and service as well
of the trade for their
as manufacturing the
messages of support
extensive range of wide
which were key in
band resaws”
making this bold
commented Syd
move to preserve
Mather. Stenner
what is an icon of
are currently
British woodworking
recruiting to ensure
m a c h i n e r y
that the necessary
skills are retained

64 fencing news June 2009



Highland Colour Coaters, solution, which returned them to “When it comes to exterior steelwork of the item and will greatly increase
one of the UK’s leading their original state and they are now you really can’t take any shortcuts as the life expectancy of the substrate.
galvanizing and colour guaranteed to resist corrosion for it’s important that it complements
“We don’t hand out 25 or 50 year
over 50 years. the surrounding environment and
powder coating firms, is guarantees without good reason.
adds to the aesthetics of the locale.
helping a Scottish local Colourgalv incorporates all the
There can be nothing worse than
Our coatings have been developed
authority to significantly benefits of galvanized steel plus over the course of 30 years and
having unsightly, rusting rails and if
reduce its maintenance an extra durability and abrasion- have undergone strict, thorough,
we had opted to simply re-paint the
resistance that paint-based systems independent testing and that’s why
costs by providing a unique pedestrian barriers they would’ve
cannot match. Akzo-Nobel approved East Lothian Council will not have
corrosion protection for applicators for a galvanized substrate,
started corroding again within a
to worry about wasting money to
pedestrian guardrails. Highland Colour Coaters is one
maintain East Linton’s pedestrian
East Lothian Council appointed of only two UK-based companies “By using Highland Colour Coater’s barriers for 25+ years.”
Highland Colour Coaters to refurbish with the necessary accreditation to Colourgalv, the rails will remain
over 600 metres of the pedestrian deliver such a service and is the only corrosion free for 50+ years, and
For more information contact
barriers on the outskirts of the plant in Scotland to provide a ‘one- will not have to be re-coated in
village of East Linton, and in doing stop-shop’ for galvanized corrosion the first 25 years of that period, Highland Galvanizers.
so the Council has saved thousands protection and powder coated during this time saving the Council Pinefield Industrial Estate.
of pounds in maintenance costs. decorative finishes. thousands of pounds.” Elgin, Moray IV30 6FG

The guardrails, which are situated David Northcott, senior structures Paul McCafferty, sales director at T: 01343 548855.
on a footway/cycle path that officer at East Lothian Council’s Highland Colour Coaters, added: F: 01343 545551
runs the length of the A199 as a transport division, said: “There “When specifying coatings for Highland Colour Coaters Ltd.
protection to a retaining wall, were will always be pressure on local steelwork, people simply don’t Tower Road.
in danger of falling into a serious authorities to keep maintenance appreciate how important it is to Blairlinn Industrial Estate.
state of disrepair. East Lothian costs to a minimum while at the use the right coating. For exterior Cumbernauld G67 2JH.
Council appointed Highland Colour same time deliver the best possible applications, galvanizing before T: 01236 731444.
Coaters to refurbish the rails using solution and this, at times, can be a coating will ensure that corrosion F: 01236 731555
the company’s unique Colourgalv difficult balancing act. is not a problem in the service life

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COMPANY profile


In 1970, Gwyn Lewis was
made redundant from his job
working for an agricultural
feed company. Now, almost
forty years later, he runs Farm
And Pet Place, one of the
most successful independent
fencing and agricultural
merchants in the North Wales
area with four depots ( a fifth
due to come on line shortly)
and a portfolio of over 20,000
different lines.
Today, Gwyn is still very much hands end of the Seventies, and when the trained and knowledgeable staff. A pet food ‘Dr Green’ and is looking to
on with the day to day running of law changed prohibiting the sale of glance at the company website gives expand all the time. As well as the
the company and, when I met him animal health products from vans, he you an insight into the professional new shop planned for Mold, Gwyn
recently at his Llanrwst head office, he bought his first site in Abergele near way Farm And Pet Place go about is toying with plans for poultry and
was full of optimism for the future of the coast. doing things. poultry feed and is always on the look
his business. out for any new ideas to complement
Gwyn’s father had been a farmer Gwyn again. “We are completely
“Being laid off all those years ago was and timber merchant in the region computerised and this includes an the existing business.
probably one of the best things that and both he and his brother had automatic re-ordering system, so In days when talk is of ‘cut backs’ and
happened,” he told me. “As I really worked alongside him whilst still at theoretically we should never run out ‘down turn’ it’s very refreshing to see
knew the feed business well, I decided school producing stakes and timber of stock of items. We are constantly a company that are looking forwards
to work for myself and I identified a products from wood hauled from the looking to improve what we do – buying and planning for ever larger horizons.
niche market in the area where I lived small areas of forestry his father was larger premises to accommodate
and set myself up in business with constantly buying. more stock and make it easier for For more information contact.
a small van selling dog food and the our customers to see what we do, we Farm And Pet Place
Having a yard at Abergele gave Gwyn
like to the numerous farmers in the import such things as pet accessories
the chance to expand the range of Llangefni Depot, Unit 1 – 4 .
vicinity.” from all over the world and we like to
products he offered and introduce a Industrial Estate Road.
greater range of fencing. think we offer something for everyone
Gwyn is a shrewd businessman and Llangefnill77 7ja.
from the house owner in the domestic
he had chosen his market well for over The original Abergele site is still Tel:01248 724465.
market right through to the stable
the next decade he prospered better operational but much larger now (even Fax 01248 724012
owner or busy farmer. Be it fencing
than even he could have expected. He so it is currently the group’s smallest or clothing you should be able to come Gledrid Depot.
expanded from farms to cattle markets location which is indicative of how Gledrid Industrial Estate.
to us and go away with everything you
and from a small van to a big van from things have changed) and there are Gledrid Ll14 5dg.
require. Our policy is to offer what
which he sold fencing, animal health also yards at Llangefni, Gledrid (near Tel: 01691 770084.
the customer wants and if we haven’t
products, dog food, footwear, clothing Chirk), a pet shop in Ruthin and a new Fax: 01691 778298
got it, then we simply make sure we
and just about anything anyone in the site planned for Mold. get it!” Abergele Depot.
agricultural business could require. It
was in effect a blue print for the ‘one Not bad really, for someone who It’s a sound policy and has seen Farm Rhuddlan Roundabout.
stop stores’ he was to set up in the started selling from a van! And Pet Place go from strength to Abergele Ll22 7hz.
future. As he became better known strength over the years. Currently they Tel: 01745 823188.
The product range is vast. Square and
in the North Wales area he suddenly run twelve vehicles and use contract Fax 01745 823189
round fencing timbers are sold along
found he was running six vans and with all associated products for the hauliers for larger loads to distant Llanwryst Head Office.
employing people to help him out. agricultural and equestrian markets. venues. The business splits nicely Tel: 01492 643020
He moved from home working to his The company employs 115 people, into thirds – farm and agricultural,
or visit.
current office in the market town of has its own H.R. officer and each Equestrian and pet in equal amounts.
Llanrwst in the Conway Valley at the depot has a manager and team of well The company has its own branded

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company news

Jock Bryce: Man on a Mission

Jock Bryce is a man on a But Jock and his team really have
mission - and he’s taking no something to crow about with this
prisoners! His award-winning latest one. It is definitely the right
machine for the job. Compared
Bryce Suma post drivers
to the previous machine this is a
have won him worldwide tremendous advancement. The
recognition. hammer comes down more quickly
Now, in order to ensure that Bryce too. It is truly a top-flight machine
Suma Post Drivers exclusively and with Jock’s team’s excellent
incorporate Jock’s own design back-up service I have been very
improvements and that his own impressed.’
Patented improvements are built to Jock understands why customers
his quality standards, he recently like Henry will be pleased:
commenced manufacturing in
Scotland. ‘It’s all about getting the job done
well and in good time. I have spent
And that’s not all! He has also made countless hours ensuring that every
a considerable number of brand- part of the Profi Supreme is better
new, unique design features to the than before. The build quality has
latest machines – the Suma Profi been enhanced and the features
Supreme and Powershift Range. include a fully automatic hammer
‘Our new Profi Supreme has so that travels the full length of the
many great qualities and, what’s mast at all times. No other manual
more important though, is what our or mechanical means are needed
customers think – and I can tell you to alter the length of the hammer
they are impressed.’ stroke, and in my view this makes Jock Bryce
it without doubt the simplest,
Fencing contractor Henry Bennett
tidiest and most efficient telescopic and backshift.’ Patents have also additional features of the SUMA
has used Suma post drivers for a
mast on the market. We have also been granted on the Independent PROFI SUPREME:
number of years, and he feels this
applied for a Patent for the mast Hydraulic Jack Legs and Mast Tilt
latest machine is Jock’s best yet: The hitting height is now 3.5m under
lubrication system, as well as a Ram Bracket.
‘Suma machines are worth their Patent also pending for the rotary the post cap with the hydraulic legs
weight in gold for what they can do. wear pads fitted to both sideshift Here are just a few of the other jacked up; there are new faster,

Bryce Powershift HD1 - a big step-up from the The Bryce Powershift HD1 Super, pile-driving to The new Profi Supreme c/w Rock Spike Transfer
previous model offered, includes automatic prevent erosion of riverbanks - 500kg hammer. System & Towbar. Tool boxes can be fitted.
telescopic mast and mast lubrication system
from the new Profi Supreme.

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smoother and safer state of the
art hydraulics; new mast tilt ram
geometry which offers increased
mast tilt both in and out; new
giant super skids on hydraulic legs,
affording less vibration and more
flotation; plus a new and once again
unique post cap which has been
fully certified and tested.
‘I have always had a busy and
enquiring mind and that is what
has led to not just these post driver
improvements but many more
designs, and other machines. As
far as I am concerned the brakes are
now well and truly off. We’re moving
forward and we mean business,
even more than ever before.’
As well as manufacturing the BRYCE
SUMA post drivers Jock and his able
team also undertake converting
tracked dumpers into fencing
machines. These are stripped down,
3 point linkage fitted complete with
de-mountable load platform, full Of course the best endorsements are rapid business which I desired. wife Jennifer took up the challenge
width toolbox etc. etc. – anything a those that come from people who You cannot fail to be impressed of making a living based on the
customer wants. He has fenced for have used Jock’s machines. The by the post driver’s features - the highest ideals.
35 years himself so making bespoke following is a letter which arrived engineering, durability and ease
As we went to print it was announced
machines comes naturally, giving totally out of the blue: of use – but there are additional
that Bryce Suma has won the silver
him a great deal of pleasure and advantages. The excitement and
‘There was never any doubt in award, yet again, from the Royal
satisfaction. interest that this piece of equipment
my mind that the BRYCE SUMA Highland Agricultural Society. Well
BRYCE post drivers have won many provokes in customers is undeniable.
PROFI was the right post driver for done!
awards over the years and with the Such is the reputation of BRYCE that
Robertson Fencing. I investigated
latest innovations now taking place, farmers, foresters, land owners and
the surrounding area and beyond,
Bryce Post Drivers continue to win many more recognise that a fencing BRYCE SUMA POST DRIVERS.
looking at the equipment other
Industry Awards. contractor using a BRYCE SUMA Designed & Manufactured .
fencing contractors used. I looked
PROFI really means business!’ by BRYCE.
‘By controlling the whole business to the companies with outstanding
reputations, those who worked in Now that’s a recommendation and a Linton Hill, Morebattle.
ourselves from design to point-of-sale
extreme conditions and those who half! But as Jock says, he isn’t ready Kelso, TD5 8AE
we have no middle men, allowing us
to keep prices considerably lower left an excellent job behind them. to rest on his laurels. Tel: 01573 440314.
than post drivers of this quality There was one common factor Fax: 01573 440616.
Scotland’s lads ‘o pairts are
would normally be. I never rest on – BRYCE POST DRIVERS. With Email:
renowned worldwide. In Jock Bryce
my laurels and have a continuing great confidence I purchased my Website:
I met one of them and can only
policy of always trying to make first PROFI in 2008. The increased
say how grateful the UK Fencing
something good even better.’ output was staggering, leading to
Industry should be that he and his

Our own Bogmaster crawler with new Profi Supreme.Having worked on Tracked Dumper converted to a fencing machine c/w 3 point linkage,
very steep and boggy ground all my life, I can offer customers advice and demountable load platform, toolbox etc Dual controls are offered as
help on choosing the right machine to suit their working conditions. another option together with any specific requests.

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company news


Clackmannanshire is the smallest heavily pedestrianised areas.”
Council in Scotland but has an
Again, with the children’s safety in
ambitious programme to provide mind, a circular post was chosen; the
more purpose-built Nursery Schools. 50mm diameter posts were finished
As a stylish and contemporary with an additional polyester powder
alternative to bow-top, Orsogril UK coating to add colour to the scheme.
were asked to supply the boundary
fencing from their range of trademark The staff and children are delighted
grating fences for the play areas of with their new school and Orsogril
the first new schools at Menstrie UK hopes to be able to work with
and Banchory. the Council on many more projects
in the area.
A 1200mm high Sterope fence
system with a 62x132mm aperture .
was chosen to create a secure Estate Sawmills
and attractive environment for the Thorncliffe Works
children. A combination of finishes Midland Road
for the panels and posts was decided Bradford
upon as an economical solution West Yorkshire
with a pleasing aesthetic. As it was BD8 7DQ
important to eliminate any sharp
edges which can naturally result from Established in 1984, supplying and manufacturing quality
the galvanizing process, the panels timber, fencing, decking and landscaping products.
were thoroughly checked and fettled
before delivery. As Jamie Mitchell
who manages the contracts said, Tel: 01274 487 882
“We demand the highest possible
standards from our galvanizers and
Fax: 01274 492 006
we always take extra care with the
finish on fences which we supply
to schools and residential sites or

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A Day at the Races

Graham kraft attends the mcveigh parker racing day

Stuart studying the form, Pete ran out of money

McVeigh Parker got their 30th year Grahame Kraft was present to working towards and we are keen We will be celebrating 30 years of
celebrations off to an flying start by witness what was certainly a very to demonstrate our commitment to McVeigh Parker throughout the year
inviting some key customers based enjoyable day. – as well as being quality, environmental, ethical and ahead, and who knows you could
in the Midlands to a race meeting in amongst the winners! safety standards. With the market be at the next venue. See us and
the charming surroundings of Ludlow increasingly demanding this type our products at South of England
At the Races Michael McVeigh
in Shopshire. Despite the current of accreditation we see it as key Show , Royal Welsh, New Forest
and Brian Parker were presented
economic situation the company to retaining our current clients and and Burwarton shows where a
with certificates of registration
wanted to thank them for their loyal winning future opportunities. complimentary drink awaits!
on successfully becoming an
support and past business. The
accredited company to BSEN Anyone interested in stocking .
sixteen guests and Directors that
ISO 9001: 2000 , BSENISO Diamond brand and X fence If you would like to know .
attended had a great evening with
14001:2004 and OHSAS:18001 products should enquire to Chris more please contact .
some newcomers to racing doing
. Mr Peter Ladums acknowledged Hambridge chris@mcveighparker. 0845 1207 755 or email:
exceptionally well for their first
the achievemens of the company: The current catalogue has
time. Fencing News’ photographer
‘This is something we have been 60 very special offers too.

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Bobcat Introduces New 8-tonne

Crawler Excavator
The new Bobcat E80 crawler operator and maximum operating
excavator, which forms efficiency. The hydraulic joystick
the latest extension to the levers have comfortable grips
that allow the operator to perform
range of Bobcat excavators,
smooth, precise operations. A boom
has been designed to safety valve and overload warning
offer optimum value to device are standard equipment.
the customer through
The dipperstick cylinder is sized
high performance with
to provide enhanced excavating
fuel efficiency, durability, force and jack up performance.
operator comfort and easy The swing bracket and the size of
serviceability. the boom swing cylinder ensure
Equipped with a cab, standard powerful and stable boom swing
dipperstick and steel tracks, the performance.
E80 has an operating weight of The space in the operator cab of
8380 kg. Equipped with a cab, the E80 excavator is similar to that
standard dipperstick and the found on bigger machines. The
optional rubber tracks, the E80 cab has a large entrance and exit,
weighs 8330 kg. The maximum giving good access to get into and
digging depth of the E80 is 4150 out of the machine. The interior
mm, the maximum dump height is of the cab has been designed to
4720 mm and the maximum reach optimise operator comfort, and
is 6965 mm. A long dipperstick is The large-capacity radiator engine oil and fuel filter attached to
the openness of the cab provides a
available as an option. enables performance in severe and the engine body extending out for
wide field of view and excellent all
continuous operations. Access easy maintenance.
The E80 is designed for easy, around visibility. The cab lighting,
to the radiator and cooler is easy, .
precise controllability. The controls sun visor and side mirror contribute
making cleaning simple. The For more information visit.
have been arranged to ensure to a safe and convenient working
various parts of the engine can be
convenience and comfort for the environment for the operator.
accessed from the side, with the

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company news


Gripple Limited, the Multi-award winning Gripple’s Gripple wire joiner and is now in the US is also good news for the
innovative Sheffield-based fencing and trellising products chairman of the company, said: wider Aurora community as more
manufacturer of the world lead the agricultural and viticulture “Gripple continues to grow on the employment opportunities become
sectors and the pioneering Gripple strength of its focus on innovation. available and sales revenue grows.
famous Gripple wire joiner,
Hanger System has changed the We have recently appointed our
has celebrated the official face of the construction industry. first innovations director who will
opening of a new facility in For more information on .
Last year, its 20th birthday, Gripple concentrate on developing new
Aurora, Illinois, just west of Gripple please visit
recorded the sale of 300 million products within his specialist
Chicago which will enable Gripples to 85 countries, with department which has made
the company to increase its overseas sales representing 80 per Gripple a market leader.
US production by more than cent of turnover.
“I wish everyone in Aurora good
50 per cent this year. Under the leadership of Mark luck with their exciting operation
Now the headquarters of Gripple Edmonds, who now heads up the which, given their commitment, will
Inc, first established in 2001 as a Gripple organisation worldwide, be another superb success.”
sales operation office in Batavia, Gripple Inc has grown rapidly into a
In Gripple tradition, the opening
Illinois, the 1,600 sq ft building multi-million dollar business with an
was marked with the presentation
representing a $1.6 million 18-strong construction sales team
of $2000 to Fox Valley Toys 4 Tots
investment, incorporates office, covering all the US and Canada.
which helps local underprivileged
manufacturing and warehousing Hugh Facey, who invented the children. The growth of Gripple Inc

“Gripple continues to grow on the

strength of its focus on innovation.”
Hugh Facey, chairman of the company

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ANDREW HOOPER fax: 01386 750772
ON 07971079751

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The substantial investment
in and development of Work
at Height safety training at A-
Plant has won the company
the prestigious Access
Industry Training Award at
the inaugural International
Awards for Powered Access
held in Dublin in Ireland in
April 2009.
Organised with the support of
the International Powered Access
Federation (IPAF) to celebrate good
practice, professionalism and quality
in the access industry, the Access
Industry Training Award was one of
ten Awards being competed for by
companies around the world and one
of three categories in which A-Plant
was nominated. 3700 employees, and held over and the Contribution to Safe Working is at the forefront of industry practice
4500 training days for its 2000 at Height – Rental Company Awards and certification, offering Health
The Award Judges commented on
staff. Further to this the company with close to 400 access industry and Safety training to the highest
A-Plant’s win: “A-Plant’s win has
also invested in a new state of the art professionals attending the, first ever standards possible.
been realised due to the fact that the
National Training Centre.” International Awards for Powered .
company has made itself one of the
Access ceremony (IAPAs). For more information visit.
UK access industry’s most successful As well as the Access Industry
‘one stop shops’ for training. In Training Award, A-Plant was Substantial and continual investment
2008, the company trained over nominated for two more awards: the in the Health and Safety market, in
Access Rental Company of the Year particular, has ensured that A-Plant

Faster – Tighter – Easier – Safer

• Four strand barb wire unroller, will take 4x2000 mtr rolls
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• Available with postdriver backshift.
Choice of Masts
• Bryce, Malone, Wrag and others
• All machines will take 2 x500 mtr or 2 x300, or 3 x100, rolls of net
• Horse and Deer version available
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• 7 day money back guarantee (subject to terms and excludes return carriage)
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Power equipment in the a brand new machinery dedicated The ABEI machines are a must- Wear and Teesdale valleys very well,
North East of England is website, updated daily We already have for councils and authorities but there is great scope for future
arguably stronger than have significant experience in the alike because they are the only business and that is what excites
market place through our franchise machines available in the UK that Philip and his team at Spennymoor,
ever before, following the
with Hayter at both our Barnard can cut on a 60 degree angle. You that is headed up by Alastair Rowell,
recent acquisition of JM Castle, Morpeth and Hexham just cannot go to where they go on a who was previously managing
Raine by one of the North of depots, but this is even greater proof normal tractor.’ director of JM Raine. Alastair is now
England’s leading agricultural of our intent to grow this very specific Groundcare Sales Manager for Carrs
‘Where the business is situated
companies, Carrs Billington. market place whilst complementing Billington based at Spennymoor and
is perfect too. It’s not far from the
With a portfolio that already our other centres.’ is relishing the new challenge.
A1 and ideal for anyone to get
includes feed mills, farm supply and Philip believes the combination across from Newcastle or Teesside ‘We have always worked well as a
agricultural machinery equipment of great products, friendly and very quickly, plus because of our team. Many of the staff have been
centres, and a healthy balance sheet professional service and a highly rural location parking is absolutely here a number of years and we have
and profits level, Carrs Billington has accessible location are the major no problem and we also have all developed great relationships with
extended its involvement in the power factors that convinced Carrs a significant dedicated area of our customers who use us regularly.
equipment market in the biggest way Billington that their decision to buy land where equipment can be We are all looking forward to
it possibly could at this time. was extremely well vindicated. field-tested.’ expanding the business even further
‘The whole purpose of the acquisition with the strength and professionalism
‘When you look at the franchises The business has traditionally been
was to enhance and entrench that come from being involved with
that are already here. Honda, Stihl, split fairly evenly between three
ourselves in the groundcare market Carrs Billington.’
Husqvarna and MF Groundcare, to main sectors:the domestic sector for
in particular,’ said Philip Sharman name just a few, and the business those requiring high quality garden .
Regional Branch Manager of JM Raine has attracted over the equipment backed with quality For more information call:
Carrs Billington. years there is no doubting the advice and support; the professional 01388662266.
‘JM Raine is a well-established name quality or their success. Back that contractors requiring the same, but Visit:
that has a solid reputation and we with some of the most unique and a more varied range up to the highly
intend to build on that even further. exciting products on the market mechanised and more discerning
In fact we are doing exactly that such as ABEI and you have very local councils and sports clubs .J
already with increased staffing and much a winning team from the start. M Raine particularly serves the

13hp Honda Engine Attachments: Buckets

20hp Honda Engine Augers
19hp Kubota Diesel Trenchers etc.

For more information please contact:

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GreenMech launch the BOXER mini

skid steer loaders in the UK
GreenMech are proud to
announce the latest addition
to their product range.
The company has formed
an alliance with Compact
Power Inc., of Fort Mill,
South Carolina to distribute
the BOXER range of mini
skid steer loaders and
GreenMech will distribute the
products in the UK, France and
Germany. Introducing on the BOXER
range, GreenMech chairman Tony utilisation of resources both in terms Efficiency is the key to the woodchipper. The BOXER range is
Turner said that..... “the BOXER of machinery and staff.” effectiveness of this type of currently attracting interest from
products are of high quality designed equipment. The BOXER product the hire trade, the landscaping and
There are two models available in
to deliver outstanding performance sees itself as a ‘Swiss Army fencing industry as well as forestry
the UK. The BOXER 322D and 532
in the most demanding market knife’ machine and features more and arboriculture.
DX series; both machines feature
sectors, they are complementary than 50 attachments. These
diesel engines, are fitted with rubber .
to the company’s existing range of include various loading buckets,
tracks and operator riding platforms. For more information contactr
chippers and shredders.” Speaking cultivators, augers, a backhoe and
The 322D is less than 34’’ (876mm) Greenmech Ltd.
of the alliance, Compact Power a range of landscaping and grounds
wide and is fitted with a 22hp Tel: +44 (0) 1789-400044 .
Inc. President Michael Edwards maintenance accessories. Stump
Kubota engine, while the 532DX Fax: +44 (0) 1789-400167 .
observed that, “the combination grinders, chippers and tree forks
features the 32hp Kubota engine Email: .
of GreenMech and BOXER creates also feature and the 532DX is
and a variable track width capability.
a compelling product suite for particularly suited to the GreenMech
The machines offer 3.2 and 3.6 psi
customers, offering a cost effective EC150TMP 6’’ hydraulically driven
of ground pressure respectively.

fencing news June 2009 77


Golf Day 2009 The Results! THE oldest

the golf course and at the bar, with
a great atmosphere on the dinner

pilot in the
tables afterwards, but it was plain to
see that the real winner once again
was one of our own.
The champion of this year’s golf day
was our very own Ben Walton, who world
managed a fantastic score of thirty-
six points, coming in joint second
place with thirty-four points each
was Bill Lander and John Barclay.
Coming in third was David Twigg
with a score of thirty-three points.
The longest drive was one by Nick
Ambrozejczyk, and nearest to pin
on par three winner was Ed Webster
in two shots. Nearest to pin in two
shots on a par four, was won by
John Barclay. Peter Chantler founder of
Chantler Timber has applied to
So, another year has flown. The event fell on Thursday 7th May Special thanks go out to everyone
the Guinness World Records to
by and yet another successful and once again was held at the who took part and all the sponsors
Henley in Arden Golf and Country become, at 83 years of age, the
Fencing News golf day is on the day, and a big thank you to
Club. All in all, it was a great turn out, oldest solo helicopter pilot in the
over. Osmose and Arch for there continued
with thirty-two golfers competing for world. A number of years ago
help and assistance throughout the
This is the forth annual golf day, and a variety of awards and records. The Peter handed over the day to
event. We would also like to thank
one must say, the eagerly anticipated day commenced at half nine, with day running of Chantler Timber
our very own Christian Gallon for
outing was well worth the fervor the first round being one of bacon Limited to his son Michael and
organising such a great day.
when it finally arrived. With a really butties and coffee for all, and by half co directors Chris Hyde and Ian
excellent standard of golf being . Symons, but is still involved in
ten we had teed off and were well
played, coupled with beautiful For those who missed out on . the business in an advisory/
sunshine and fantastic company this brilliant day – get it in . consultancy capacity.
The competition produced a few your diary for next year!
– the day went magnificently, Peter who lives close to
winners, but when mixing with such 6th May 2010
with everyone involved having a Tarporley in Cheshire, made his
a great, enthusiastic crowd both on
thoroughly enjoyable time. attempt to become the oldest
solo helicopter pilot in the world
to be included in the Guinness

Fence company staff get on

Book of World Records on 8
April 2009, and once Peter’s
application is completed, it is

their bikes for charity

only a matter of time before he
goes down in history.
The current record for ‘oldest
STAFF at a Dorset fence company completed the 50-mile route, one of in Wimborne. solo helicopter flight’ was held
raised £500 after getting on their three available to riders. by Irishman David Tyndall, 82,
The ride, organised jointly by the
bikes for charity. before he died last year.
“This is the fifth time we’ve done Dorset Cycling Development Group
An eight-strong team from Parley- this particular cycle ride for charity. and the British Heart Foundation, Chantler Timber Ltd .
based The Fencing Centre was It’s a great cause and we’re proud is expected to raise more than Tel 01782 750507 / e-mail.
among a record entry taking part in to back it,” said Mr Randall who £70,000.
the annual British Heart Foundation finished despite suffering a puncture
Great Dorset Bike Ride. during the ride.
The team, including Managing A total of 1,628 cyclists took part in
Director Steve Randall and fellow this year’s event which started and
director Steve Toomer, successfully finished at Queen Elizabeth School

78 fencing news June 2009


‘MUCKING ABOUT’ In the Hot Seat...

TO SAVE LIVES richard jackson

AGRICULTURE students at Kingston we know, often work in remote and

Maurward College have been isolated places.
‘mucking about’ to help keep a life-
“With no motorway in Dorset it’s
saving service airborne.
such a valuable service, so we felt it
The second year national diploma was the right charity to support.”
students spread manure across 20
The students were able to complete
hectares of fields, ploughed them
their muck spreading challenge
and drilled maize, to raise more than
within only ten hours thanks to
£1,500 for Dorset & Somerset Air
the generosity of local companies
which lent them the machinery and
As part of their fundraising challenge, clothing needed.
ten of the students had also pulled Name: Richard Jackson And the worst?.
. A range of gates that could be
a tractor a quarter a mile through Company: Jackson Fencing
The BTEC National Diploma stylized by our customers - that
Dorchester town centre.
in Agriculture is a two-year proved to be a total disaster!
Married: Yes
Student, Izzie Place, said: “Safety programme. For more details
is a big issue for farmers who, as call 01305 215104. Position in the company: CEO Where do you plan to be in 10
years time?.
Previous employment: . Running the most successful
Can’t remember it was fencing company in the
that long ago! UK in terms of profitability
What do you consider the main and reputation.
issues affecting the fencing and What do you like about Fencing
landscaping industries?. and Landscaping News?.
There are lots of issues, for The breadth of articles that
example, the state of the cover a wide spread of topics
construction sector, the threat of in fencing and landscaping.
bad debts, the time it takes to get
orders placed (and for invoices Favourite Film?.
to get paid), a return to the bad I’m not really into films but
old days of beating the subbie to probably something with a lot
make a profit or to reduce a loss, of action - Rambo or the like.
people cutting corners to match a
Beer or wine? .
price and compromising on quality;
Both. Beer first then wine.
certainly more than enough to keep
everyone on their toes for a while! Favourite food?.
Good old fashioned British
What has been your best idea?.
grub and not so British
Do I only get to nominate one?
sesame prawn toast.
Seriously, it’s a difficult choice
between raising standards across Favourite saying?.
the entire business in terms of Go for it!
design, materials, processes and
If you were stranded on a desert
service to allow us to offer the
island what 3 things would you
unique Jakcure 25 year Guarantee
take with you?.
on timber and the 25 year Service
My horse Trio to keep me fit.
Life Guarantee on steel products
A supply of good beer and wine.
and the introduction of a steel
Loads of books of any sort
fencing range. On balance, I
think it would have to be the Newspaper? FT
leveraging of our expertise in
timber fencing in the development Favourite sport? Dressage
of the capability to design and Pound or euro? Pound
manufacture steel fencing along
with all of its associated products.

fencing news June 2009 79

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Supalite Fencing 01977 689111 Sales Quality Plastic Post and Gravel Board Manufacturers
Alexandra Security Products 08708 501112 Sales Steel security fencing, anti-climb devices, pipe clamp
Brennans TCS Ltd 01236 725077 Office All types of security fencing available
C and W Fencing 01255 871300 I Kettle All types of fencing, gates, railings, ironwork
Guardian Wire 01616 246020 Sales Dept Full range of security fencing available
IAE Fencing 01538 755888 Sales Office Full range of mesh & railing systems
J.B. Corrie & Co 01730 262552 Maurice Hickman Steel security fencing
John Chirnside and Sons 01732 882367 Sales Steel security fencing
Orsogril UK 0131 441 1255 Sales Office Grating fences, mesh, louvred, stainless steel, railings, ballparks and gates
Loaninghill Fabrication Ltd 01506 858466 David McGowan All types of Security Fencing, gates, railings and ironwork
L M Bateman & Co 01538 361 326 Ian Darlington Palisade, bowtop vertical bar & mesh systems

07801 303764
Procter Concrete & Fencing Products 0113 2862586 Jason Torvill Wide range of Security Fencing and Gates.
Steel Stud 01803 316161 Nigel Atkin Palisade Security fencing. D&W Profile Fencing all to BS
William Bain Fencing 01236 457333 Sales Manufacturers of Lochrin Palisades,plus gates,rails & safety barriers
NINS Trading (UK) 01656 842 400 Sales Manufacturers of Security Steel Palisade Fencing
A & J Scott Ltd 01668 217288 Ian Barfoot Sawmill producing quality fencing & landscaping timber.
Balcas Timber 02866 323003Ireland Sales Office All types of sawn fencing, square & round. Nationwide.
01606 737507 UK
Batsford Timber 01985 219 555 Sales Full range of round & sawn timber, plus special orders
01608 651096
John Brooke 01664 823103 Sales All types of sawn and round timber pressure-treated
BSW Timber 08005 878887 Sales
Corwen Forestry Timber Products 01490 440316 Sales All types sawn and round FSC registered
Chairworks 02082 473700 Office All types of garden products. Many hurdles, trellis & other types of borders
Crowthorne Fencing and Timber Supplies 01234 273077 Sales Office Full range of timber components & carcassing
ETC Sawmills 01691 622441 Sales Dept Fencing materials. All n/w delivery
Ellis Timber 01603 755321 Mervyn Ellis All types of sawn timber/OSMOSE pressure treatment
A.E. Evans (Rounda) 01978 710445 Sales Office Machine rnd/half rnd peeled, sawn timber
R.F. Giddings 02380 813157 R Giddings
GWR Agricultural Fencing Supplies 01939 234880 Sales Round and half round peeled timber. Sawn and machined timber
James Davies Ltd 01239 682 477 Sales All types of sawn timber and both peeled and machined round timber
01269 850 689
Linnel Bros 01327 857217 Roger Linnell Sawn mach & round timbers. Panels gates and fittings
Gwyddelwern Sawmills 01490 412241 Haydn Best Brit quality. Waney edged slats, battens, caps & feather edges
Lewis Tyler and Sons 01707 268523 Alan Tyler Fencing panels, timber gates, pressure trtd sftwd fncng
M&M Timber 01299 832611 Sales Dept Unipost machined rond & half round fencing
Charles Ransfords Sawmills 01588 638331 Sales Dept Complete range of general fencing and specialist machined materials. Nationwide delivery.
FSC registered.
Scanland UK 01519 222254 Sales Suppliers of pallet and fencing timber
South Bucks Estates 01494 671921 Ian Caldwell All types of sawn and round fences
Swan Timber 01892 611673 Andy Swan All sawn timber, peeled & machine rounded, contract (pressure) treatment
Western Log Group 01639 896715 Robert James Peeled and machined turned fencing & sawn timbers
Walford Timber 01989 563614 Gerry Smith All sawn fencing, stakes, gates, pressure treatment
Jon Walker Timber Products 01159 655150 Jon Walker
Victoria Sawmills 01395 568060 Sales
Calders and Grandidge 01205 358866 Sales Office All types of sawn timber
James Davies (Abercych) 01239 682477 Sales All types of sawn timer – pressure treated
A.J. Charlton & Sons 01373 812521 Sales Treated softwood fencing – buy direct from the sawmill for best prices
Taylormade Timber Products Ltd 0191 372 0524 Sales Every size of Sawn Softwood machined pressure treated.
Alexandra Security Products 08708 501112 Sales All types of steel gates, rising arm barriers
C&W Fencing 01255 871300 I Kettle All types of gates, railings, fencings, iron works
IAE Fencing 01538 755888 Sales Office All types of steel swing/sliding gates
J.B. Corrie & Co 01730 262552 Maurice Hickman All types of steel gates, fencing & general fabrications
John Chirnside & Sons 01732 882367 Sales All types of steel gates, fencing and general fabrications
Procter Concrete & Fencing Products 0113 2862586 Jason Torvill Hinged, Tracked Sliding and Cantilever Sliding Doors
Specialist Fencing UK 01519 334011 P Farrell

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Timb-a-Haul 01603 754781 Graham Froud English oak beams, any size
Calders & Gradidge 01205 358866 Sales Office Extensive range of softwood poles – pressure treated
Liniar 01332 883900 Sales Easy to assemble Pickett style. FENCING (STEEL)
Guardian Wire 01616 246020 Sales Dept Full range including MESH panel systems
British Gates & Timber 01580 291555 Sales Office High quality timber gates – all types, manufacturing for over sixty years
John Brooke 01664 823103 Sales Timber gates of all descriptions
A.J. Charlton 01373 812521 Sales Craftmanship and perfection in all types of gate
Corwen Forestry Timber Products 01490 440316 Sales Timber gates to your requirements
Crowthorne Fencing & Timber Supplies 01234 273077 Sales Office Full bespoke service available
Gatecraft 01245 401078 A Wright Timber gates of all description
Lewis Tyler & Sons 01707 268523 Alan Tyler Fencing panels, Timber gates, Pressure trtd sftwd fencing
Suffolk Gate Co 01284 388399 Hugo Corrie Timber gates of all descriptions
John Walker Timber Products 01159 655150 Jon Walker
Calders & Grandidge 01205 358866 Sales Office Timber gates soft/hardwood. Bespoke service
A. Hingley & Son 01773 550055 John Hingley New railway sleepers any quantity – nationwide
A & J Scott Ltd 01668 217288 Ian Barfoot Sawmill producing New Softwood Sleepers
John Brooke 01664 823103 Sales New railway sleepers of all size
Corwen Forestry Timber Products 01490 440316 Sales All sizes – new sleepers
Crowthorne Fencing & Timber Suppliers 01234 273077 Sales Office New/Used. Hard/Softwood sleepers.
James Jones & Sons Ltd 01324 562241 Sales Office New, first quality, mixed softwood or redwood landscape sleepers
M & M Timber Co Ltd 01299 832 611 Sales All Types of Railway Sleepers
Sleeper Supplies 01302 888676 Sales New/Used. Hard/Softwood sleepers.
South Bucks Est. 01494 671921 Ian Caldwell 8’ 6 x 9’’ x 6’’ pine sleepers
A. Hingley & Sons 01773 550055 John Hingley Hard/Softwood sleepers.
Jon Walker Timber Products 01159 655150 Jon Walker
Calders & Grandidge 01205 358866 Sales Office New and Landscaping sleepers in soft and hardwood
Timber Playground CentrEs
KDM International Ltd 01473 276900 Sales Importers, Stockist and Distributors of Timber Playground Centers
Batsford Timber 01985 219555 Sales Tanalised E pressure treated timber, creosoted treatment also available

01608 651096
John Brooke 01664 823103 Sales Osmose Green/Brown & wax
Calders & Grandidge 01205 358866 Sales Office Pressure treatment creosote and Green/Brown to SS4
Corwen Forestry Timber Products 01490 440316 Sales Pressure Treatment Green/Brown
A.E. Evans (Rounda) 01978 710445 Sales Office ARCH oxide BS4072/5589
Linnel Bros. 01327 857217 Roger Linnell Pressure treatment Green/Brown
Postsaver Europe Ltd 0845 6434089 Richard Sadler Tough dual layer sleeves that prevent ground rot in fence posts.
Pressure Treatment Services 01536 373806 Sales Office Pressure treatment Green/Brown solvent
Charles Ransfords Sawmills 01588 638331 Sales Dept Pressure treatment Green/Brown to BSEN Standards, Sector Scheme 4, HA Specification
South Bucks Est. 01494 671921 Ian Caldwell Green/Brown to British Standards
Western Log Group 01639 896715 Robert James Pressure treatment to BS4072/5589
Jon Walker Pressure Treatment 0115 965 5150 Jon Walker Pressure treatment to British Standards. Green, brown and Double Vac.
WJ Timber Treatments 01482 338 950 Mark Eggleston Green/Brown and Double Vac.
Ashton Plant Hire 01902 661151 Rick Ashton ARMCO Safety fences, new or secondhand
D & C Fencing Contractors 08005 424037 David Fisher All safety fences, new or secondhand including ARMCO
Proctor Concrete & Fencing Products 01132 862586 Jason Torvilll Welded mesh and Chainlink rolls, mesh panel fencing
J & H Rosenheim 01270 585959 Debbie Fencing ring clips, tool, staples, BS443, Stainless Steel etc.
Rodbaston College 01785 712209 Training for Fencing Industry, Fencing NVQ’s and Legislative Requirements NPTC,
City and Guilds and Lantra Courses
TQ Exel Ltd 01934 750066 Training Dept. Training many Lantra Sector Schemes including general, boundary and vehicle safety

fencing NVQ’s, CITB plant, City & Guilds streetworks and alth & Safety Courses.

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