Insights

  • Is your commercial building winter-ready?

    Winter's on its way bringing all the potential joys of burst pipes, flooding gutters, and heating issues. We’ve created a quick checklist of the main winter maintenance pitfalls.

  • The 5 main causes of warehouse fires

    A recent article by the Safety and Health Practitioner has revealed some rather sobering statistics about the leading causes of warehouse fires. Find out the 5 main causes of warehouse fires.

  • Do you need a Fire Risk Assessment?

    Last year alone fires in non residential premises in the UK resulted in 17 fatalities and 1061 non-fatal casualties. If you’re responsible for a commercial property it could be you who needs to meet the various obligations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure the safety of anyone using the building.

  • Asbestos removal at Croydon warehouses

    D Hammond recently carried out the refurbishment of two warehouses in Croydon where the Asbestos Refurbishment or Demolition Survey identified asbestos containing materials (ACM), which had to be removed by one of our approved specialist sub-contractors.

  • Do you need an asbestos survey?

    If you’re responsible for the maintenance of commercial premises where asbestos is present, even those that are vacant or derelict, you have a ‘duty to manage’ it, failure to do so could result in a significant fine or prison sentence.

  • Download our Happy Building Health Check

    We've identified 12 areas of essential maintenance for keeping commercial property compliant and created a Happy Building Checklist. If compliance is your responsibility download it and check that your building complies.

  • 4 reasons why improving your EPC rating will make you happy

    If you’re responsible for a commercial building there are four very good reasons to improve the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of it, which could all benefit you in some way - reduced energy costs, saving the planet, attracting tenants and not getting fined.

  • Summertime is painting time

    Scaffolding is up in Portland Place where Darenth Valley is carrying out an exterior refurbishment at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

  • LED Lighting – join the bright future

    Switching to LED lighting can reduce impact on the environment, help to achieve carbon reduction commitments and improve the working environment.

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