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Environmentally Friendly Gardening

Posted on March 16, 2017

Creating an environmentally friendly garden is a major step towards reducing your carbon footprint. While many of us are starting to realise the importance of eco-living, our gardens often go ignored and untouched. However, with so much emphasis on environmental issues, now is the perfect time to start taking more control. Composting Tips Creating your […]

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Spring Lawn Care Tips

Posted on March 9, 2017

Spring is a very important season for looking after your lawn and your lawn care program. After the rigours of winter it needs careful attention as soon as the days start to lengthen and the grass starts to grow. Giving the lawn the care it needs now will ensure the best possible results throughout the […]

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Communal Gardens Ready for Spring

Posted on March 1, 2017

Ten Tips to get your communal gardens ready for spring With the clocks springing forward and the delight of longer, brighter days ahead, there couldn’t be a better time to take a look at your communal gardens outdoor space. If you don’t use professional garden maintenance contractors to look after your communal gardens, we have […]

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Is Planned Preventative Property Maintenance Better than Reactive Maintenance

Posted on February 17, 2017

The maintenance of complex buildings and portfolios can be a major and unpredictable cost headache for property and facilities managers. Here we look at the benefits of planned preventative property maintenance. Taking control of the process to secure adequate funds in advance, and then directing them to the optimum effect in meeting property needs, calls […]

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Five Questions Every Property Manager should ask a Waste Contractor

Posted on January 25, 2017

Protech have compiled five questions everybody should ask before contracting a waste contractor: 1. Are they registered with the Environment Agency? It’s a basic point but one that is often, rather worryingly, overlooked: only organisations that are registered as waste carriers with the Environment Agency should be used to remove waste. Carriers that aren’t registered […]

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Property Waste Clearance. Landlords Advice.

Posted on January 5, 2017

Being a landlord can sometimes be rubbish (please, excuse the pun). When it comes to rubbish and waste clearance, it can get serious. We’ve seen several properties where tenants vacate and they leave an almighty pile of rubbish to clear up. Property Waste Clearance When a tenant vacates a property and they leave behind all […]

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Slips and Trips Costs

Posted on December 7, 2016

Slips and trips – the costs According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are the single most common cause of injuries at work, and account for over a third of all major work injuries. They cost employers over £512m a year in lost production and other costs and account […]

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COMMON WINTER PESTS & HOW TO PREVENT AN INFESTATION

Posted on December 2, 2016

When we think of pests, we often think of summer. The hotter months are associated with an abundance of wasps, ants, and other creepy crawlies – however, the winter months are not entirely pest-free. Here we outline some of the most common winter pests we find in the UK during the cold season and what you can […]

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Building Regulations – Part P (Electrical Safety)

Posted on November 15, 2016

Part P of the Building Regulations which introduce building control requirements in relation to electrical safety came into effect on the 1st January 2005. Part P applies to electrical installations in a dwelling (including a flat); in the common parts of a building serving one or more dwelling/flat (excluding power supplies to lifts); in a […]

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How to manage trees, leaves & climbers

Posted on November 15, 2016

Here are our tips to manage trees, leaves and climbers. Autumn and winter bring challenges with trees, leaves and climbers. Some management now can save time and effort later, when you may have to repair unnecessary damage. Leaves – clear them Clear leaves as soon as you can; waiting until the end of autumn is […]

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