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Perimeters shortlisted for Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Perimeters has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 16th Annual Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA) in the Innovation and Resource Efficiency Categories. The awards celebrate the people, projects & organisations who are delivering environmental growth! The CSA encourage, reward, and recognise the excellent work organisations are doing to improve their own sustainability while positively growing the natural environment in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Cornwall Sustainability Awards measure improvements in sustainability of development The longevity of the CSA, is also a testament to the importance sustainability is having in more and more...

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Robust and safe kentledge hoarding from Perimeters

All Kentledge solutions are not equal

Kentledge based hoarding can be a great solution.  Using concrete ballast blocks, Kentledge as they are known, avoids digging. Also avoided are subsurface services,  ground repair and even uncovering ordinance.  Where a site is to be progressively reconfigured during a build, a kentledge solution enables the hoarding to be easily reshaped. not equally safe But all kentledge solutions are not equal.  And more importantly not equally safe.  Perimeters uses blocks weighing between 750kg and 1300kg.  The amount of kentledge we use varies according to the the demands of the situation.  A hoarding...

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Why have site hoarding? Safety, security and more

Site hoarding, why is it needed? The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the law that governs the obligations of anybody undertaking setting up a construction site.  No work is permitted to take place on a site until a secure barrier is in place around the site.  Such a barrier must enable enforcement of controlled entry to a site, in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons other than themselves or their employees are not exposed to risks to their health or safety. Why is...

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Safe fencing from Perimeters

Perimeters site specific designs ensure safe fencing

For developers having safe hoarding and fencing is essential.  Reputations rest on safety.  Injuries need to be avoided. Safe fencing requires the right partner. Who's liable? It could be you Perimeters takes the duty to provide safe fencing seriously. Others don't.  Recent distressing scenes of a fence collapse at Carrickfergus  show what can go wrong. The wrong fencing partner was chosen. A developer rents temporary fencing Fencing delivered to site and installed with site labour. It will be the developer who is liable if anything goes wrong. If an installer is used, but doesn't have the...

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Site fencing rental, it’s a thing

When planning site fencing, it's important to look at all the available options.  Site fencing rental would be the most advantageous choice for many users. What's wrong with the traditional timber hoarding, purchased outright for the life of a site?  Is your site fencing going to be in place for a year or more?  Timber boards combined  with British weather, can leave your fencing in need of a fix up that may go well beyond a coat of paint. Moldy and in need of bracing, that's timber hoarding   With...

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Hoarding wind loads not taken lightly in England’s windiest county

Managing hoarding wind loads is a key challenge for any site that requires securing.  With more than 10 years' experience in construction site hoarding in Cornwall, Perimeter's has proven again and again it is up to that challenge. According to Met Office data, Cornwall lifts the crown as England's windiest county.  In fact with average wind speeds being between 10 and 20 knots, 80% of the county has higher average wind speeds than England's windiest city, Liverpool (average wind speed 11.8 knots).   Calm isn't a  word that springs to mind considering the...

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environmental impact of timber use on sites

Environmental impact of timber hoarding and how to reduce it

On average building a house can produce 1000kg of waste wood(1).  A large proportion of this waste is contributed by single use timber hoarding.  But construction companies are obliged to secure sites from unauthorized access by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.  No work is permitted to take place until a secure barrier is in place around the site.  The act states the qualities of that barrier, but not the material.   The question is what is the environmental impact of using timber hoarding and does using plastic hoarding stack...

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Hoard Graffiti Gone with Perimeters hoarding

Hoarding Graffiti is gone with Perimeters

We all know that for a site in an urban area, hoarding graffiti is often a risk.  But how do you plan for and mitigate against the graffiti menace?  If you work with Perimeters, Graffiti will be gone as a worry. If you use Perimeters hoarding vandals are up against it. First of all Perimeters hoarding presents a smooth impervious surface. Paint drips and pens slip. Budding Banksy's will look elsewhere.  But for the less artistic, the damage is contained. However graffiti is applied, it will remain on the surface of...

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Timber hoarding looks weathered after a few months

Timber hoarding vs Perimeters’ hoarding

A picture is worth a 1000 words.  Timber hoarding weathers, distorts and buckles. Timber often needs repainting or having boards replaced. Perimeters' hoarding doesn't weather.  Instead it stays true throughout the life of a site. In the picture, we see a site neighbouring Perimeters' site for Steve Hoskin Groundworks  at PL2.  The laminated wood board is looking the worse for British weather after only a few months. Even after years, Perimeters' hoarding will stay true. Timber hoarding ends up in landfill But smarter appearance is only half the story.  The expense and bother...

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