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Johnstone’s Trade announces new partnership with Leeds Rhinos

Yorkshire-based leading paint manufacturer, Johnstone’s Trade, has announced a new partnership with another of the area’s popular institutions – the Leeds Rhinos rugby league club.  Johnstone’s Trade are now the official paint partner for Leeds Rhinos for the remainder of the 2019 rugby league season. Established in 1899, the club has continued to be a constant feature in Leeds society, ...

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New plaster research heralds the end of lime

While conservation officers and others are keen to ensure the use of traditional lime-based plasters and renders on listed and  heritage buildings; research into new technology by Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – suggests that better, more effective options are available.  The preference for lime plasters in conservation applications today is because of ...

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College’s Hunslet Campus renamed ‘South Bank’

Leeds College of Building’s Hunslet Campus has now taken on a new name – South Bank Campus. Approved by the College’s Board, the new Campus name will more accurately reflect the 21st-century vision of the institution and the role Leeds College of Building has in the regeneration of the area. Located between Cudbear Street and Black Bull Street, the first phase of ...

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Former ADY competitor is ready to take on the world

Since reaching the final of the Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition in 2017, Callum Bonner has never looked back. He’s now set his sights on the world, having secured himself a place at this year’s global WorldSkills event in Russia.  The 21-year-old from Scotland has just completed his four-year Modern Apprenticeship course at Forth Valley College in ...

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Tenant complaints could soar with Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The recently introduced Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – which came into force in March – potentially heralds a significant increase in tenant complaints against landlords whose properties fail to live up to ‘fitness’ standards according to new research from YouGov. The findings of the YouGov poll, commissioned by damp-proofing experts Safeguard Europe, show that, in the light ...

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