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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 to 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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Trees, leaves, climbers – how to manage them

Posted on November 15, 2016

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 too late. If you leave them on your lawn for […]

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BONFIRE NIGHT Safety Tips

Posted on November 4, 2016

The weather has turned very autumnal now and many of us will be looking forward to Bonfire Night. No matter how old you are, fireworks bring a smile to your face. Bonfire Night is not all smiles and ‘ooing’ and ‘arring’ at the beautiful array of colours shooting across the sky. For many it will […]

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Get your Lawn Ready for Winter

Posted on November 4, 2016

A straggly patch of grass or a poorly-maintained lawn are not only eyes sores but are often building up problems for later; such as large pools of water, moss and fungi. We also advise our clients to tackle their lawns now, in autumn, so that they are fighting-fit for winter and then in a good […]

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Want Garden Winter Colour? Plant now.

Posted on October 28, 2016

  In the heart of a cold, grey, rainy winter flowers can brighten up even the most dull days. If you start now, you can guarantee some garden winter colour. Here’s how to do it the pro way. Plant winter bedding Once plants have stopped flowering, remove them from beds, borders, hanging baskets and containers. […]

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