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Professional roofers set – make easy work of slate and metal trimming

When it comes to tools, every good roofer knows that the quality of what you work with is one of the key elements of good work. There’s no point buying a cheap, poorly made product for it to break shortly …

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Q & A with Warren Goodall, Business Development Manager, Midland Lead Healthcare

In this blog I give my top technical tips when working with multiple trades on installing shielding within large construction projects. We’ve worked with a number of dry-lining contractors on large projects over the years, and one thing our experience has …

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The Fukushima Disaster – 6 years on

On the 11th March 2011 ‘The Great East Japan Earthquake’ triggered a powerful tsunami which lead to the deaths of over 15,000 people, the total destruction of 120,000 buildings and catastrophic damage to three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi …

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Why Midland Lead invests in employee mental health

At Midland Lead, we put our employees at the heart of everything we do and realise the importance of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. As a family-orientated company, we see it as our responsibility to make sure …

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Pride in manufacturing

In our last newsletter, we looked into the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) report on the final quarter of 2016 and offered our thoughts on what to expect in roofing in 2017. It seemed like the sector had a positive year …

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How green is your lead roof?

Despite its age-old use, lead is not old news and is more relevant in the construction industry than ever before. Often specified for its aesthetic merits, it’s also in high demand with contractors, architects and roofers for its long-lasting and …

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How apprenticeships can help address the skills gap

At Midland Lead, we believe that one of the key ways to address the current construction skills gap is to support apprenticeships. It has been reported that between 2015 and 2020, the industry will need an extra 230,000 construction workers …

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Go hands-free with your hammer

Many a building professional will tell you that the hammer is one of their most frequently used tools. But no matter how pivotal they are to projects, there’s no denying they’re not the easiest of things to move around with. …

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SRP Annual Conference – Aberdeen

We headed to Aberdeen in May for the annual SRP Conference. It was the second time we exhibited at the conference and it didn’t disappoint with enquiries including personal protective equipment in healthcare, the development of workstations within nuclear medicine, as …

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Inside the world’s largest hospital

Healthcare in China has traditionally been the monopoly of the central government.  However, recent reforms to the healthcare system and relaxed rules on private investment has seen an explosion in the number of private facilities and the building of super …

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