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Renovations at the RSC

To mark the 400th anniversary since William Shakespeare’s death, the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon has been conducting some extensive renovations at the The Other Place and the Swan Wing of its iconic theatres. The Swan Wing project has seen a widespread renovation of both

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Why Tarmac’s Facilities Manager uses cosmetic repair

Chris Bates is the Facilities Manager for Tarmac’s Central & Wales Regional Head Office at Granite House in Syston, Leicestershire.  With over 40 years experience in building and facilities management, Chris has seen a wealth of change and industry developments during that time.  One thing

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Barratt values VisibilITy repair reporting system

The Group Procurement Manager for top housebuilder Barratt, Jon Walker, offers his perspective on VisibilITy and the value of Plastic Surgeon’s repair service. As one of the country’s largest developers of residential property, active across the regions, the FTSE 100 company, Barratt has enjoyed great

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Marble repairs and restoration

Andy Keenagh of Plastic surgeon explains the subtleties of marble as a natural stone that offers beauty, but demands special care. MAKING THE MOST OF MARBLE Two of the ancient world’s most famous sculptures can help us to understand the level of fascination that marble

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Render repair service

Due to the fact they are both applied by trowel, the general public and even some property professionals tend to confuse plasterwork and render. It is understandable to an extent, despite the fact they are very different materials, and if they have been damaged will

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University and school maintenance and repair

There may be discord between Michael Gove and the teaching unions over changes to the curriculum priorities, and even over the appointment of a new head for Ofsted, but for all the banner headlines about cuts in education spending when the Coalition took over Government,

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Specialist property repair

Buying a home remains the biggest single expenditure most of us will make in our lifetimes, while the fluctuations in property values since the financial crisis of 2008 and the continuing difficulty in securing mortgages mean that people’s expectations of quality are higher than they

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Sustainable repair for social housing – whitepaper

Author: Bruce Meechan, B.Sc Civ. Eng. Executive Summary The work of the affordable housing sector and its building industry partners, towards achieving the Decent Homes standard, and of maintaining the stock as a whole has seen many billions spent on repair, replacement and upgrade; and

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Sustainable repair for FM – whitepaper

Author: Bruce Meechan, B.Sc Civ. Eng. Executive Summary As a respected profession having upward of 80,000 members, and with many more people performing at least some similar functions, facilities managers are integral to the continuing performance of properties during their service life, and are also

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Sustainable cosmetic repair – whitepaper

Author: Bruce Meechan B.Sc. Civ. Eng April 2013 Executive Summary As the UK’s most proactive and only truly national cosmetic repair specialist, Plastic Surgeon sees its position in the country’s construction industry as not only a key service provider, but also a thought leader, upon

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Even badly damaged uPVC products can be repaired

Rob Mouser, Managing Director of the nationwide surface repair professionals, Plastic Surgeon, explains how even badly damaged uPVC products can be saved from the scrapheap. UPDATE YOUR PROFILE? Social networking media such as Facebook and Twitter have not only got half the population hooked on detailing

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