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SAFETY ACCESS & TOOLS Get unlimited construction law advice RCIMAG.COM FEBRUARY 2018 101 Zink Copper Stainless Keep warm on-site with Snickers Snickers says its new fleece jacket ‘takes working comfort and good looks onsite to a whole new level’. The advanced workwear, made from a stretchable micro fleece fabric, with an advanced body-mapping design, is said to be just the job for the ‘fast-paced professional who’s always on the go’. Described as warm, light and flexible, the jacket is made from a quick-drying Advanced Insulation System (AIS) material, which is said to be ideal as a warm first or second layer garment. According to Snickers, the jacket delivers an effective balance of insulation where it matters, and ventilation for your body when it’s needed. What’s more, with its natural anti-odour treated and quick-drying fabric, it is said to keep you dry, fresh and comfortable ‘all day long’. It also has an added checked fleece lining for enhanced breathability and mesh fabric in the armpits for extra ventilation, plus a zipped arm pocket for added convenience and a high collar for extra warmth and protection. www.snickersworkwear.co.uk 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk BLM Roofing Tools is a collaboration between BLM British Lead and Monument Tools. Both companies have worked together to create a brand that replicates its respective traditions and core values, to bring you the British-made specialist leadwork and roofing tools. The companies share a rich history and heritage in their industries, dating back over 85 and 130 years respectively, and aim to build on existing strong reputations for product quality, outstanding service, knowledge and expertise. BLM Roofing Tools strives to provide a comprehensive range of leadwork and roofing tools including lead dressers, shaping sticks, bossing mallets, chase wedges and many more. The range of tools is said to cater for all construction professionals, whether they are installing occasional flashings right through to complex leadwork detail. All BLM Roofing Tools products have been tried, tested and approved by the Lead Sheet Association (LSA) and come with a lifetime material defects warranty. Russ Taylor, sales development manager at BLM British Lead, explained: “It was clear from our conversations with end-user customers that no credible range of high quality leadwork tools were readily available. This followed a chance conversation with our friends at Monument Tools about supply and the development of the brand. Collectively we worked together with the LSA on R&D, which resulted in some tool handles being re-shaped to give extra clearance for knuckles, as well as the development of new tools including the Bossing Mallets, Quick Flash Tool, Finishing Paddle and Lead Shave. The result of which, is BLM Roofing Tools, which is its own trading brand, but will be available to merchants as part of the BLM British Lead ancillary products range. “The collaboration between us and Monument Tools was a natural fit. We share many things in common, particularly around product quality, service and expertise, as well as our vision for the future of BLM Roofing Tools as the leading brand for leadwork tools. The initial feedback has been extremely positive in terms of product quality, which is confidently backed up by our lifetime warranty against material defects.” BLM Roofing Tools aims to invest time to continually research and develop new high quality specialist tools for the leadwork and roofing sector. Russ added: “The work doesn’t stop here; we have an extensive list of new products we are developing that will add further depth and specialism to the range.” www.britishlead.co.uk/blmroofing tools BLM British Lead announces partnership with Monument Tools The National Legal Consortium (NLC) is celebrating the first anniversary of its legal subscription service. Having spent many years wrestling with legal costs and writing off many thousands of pounds due from clients who were simply unable to pay their bills David Jackson, Solicitor and managing director of the NLC decided to change the way his company charged for legal services. Clients pay a monthly fee based on the turnover of their business, which can be as little as £150 plus VAT per month for a small business. David explained: “In return for the monthly fee, clients get unlimited construction law advice. They can take proceedings, defend proceedings, get advice on contracts, problems on-site – whatever they need! “There are some sensible restrictions on the service – for example clients must pay court fees and other disbursements, while the service pays for the solicitor’s time.” The scheme provides access to proceedings to companies that would not otherwise be able to afford them. It allows companies to take advice at an early stage so that proceedings may be avoided all together. Clients know that they will not be charged for doing so, and can seek advice without worrying about the costs of doing so. Clients also get to use the scheme’s logo on their notepaper and website to show others that they are part of the scheme. The growing number of testimonials on the NLC’s website shows that the service is popular and new clients are joining every month. David added: “Once I offer to undertake work at £240 plus VAT an hour or for £150 plus VAT a month, clients usually do not hesitate to join the scheme. Why would they pay by the hour when they can have the same service for a small monthly fee?” www.nlcuk.net


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