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Since schools closed in March, families in some of the most deprived areas have been hit the hardest, as the digital divide opened up between the haves and the have nots. In many cases, children who are homeschooled during the pandemic have been sharing a mobile phone to carry out their homework, whilst schools struggle to get the government grants...
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Project Highlight - Cornish Academy raises the roof with Condition Improvement Fund

Brief The Pool Academy, nestled in the west of Cornwall, has been a long-standing education provider, catering to over 600 11-16 year olds in the local area. Over the years, the facilities team had made their best efforts to remedy the growing number of waterproofing issues across the site with quick-fix repairs. Due to substantial leaks and relent...
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High Performance Reinforced Bitumen Projects Shortlisted for NFRC Roofing Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Garland UK has been shortlisted for 2 projects in the much anticipated NFRC Roofing Awards 2021 . Judged by a team of esteemed independent industry experts, the awards will take place online this year, with the results announced online and via social media.   The Midland Hotel - Reinforced Bitumen Membrane cat...
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Project Highlight - The Midland Hotel, NFRC Roofing Awards Finalist

ROOFING TRANSFORMATION FOR MANCHESTER'S ICONIC MIDLAND HOTEL BRIEF Manchester's iconic, The Midland Hotel, sits in the heart of the city centre and has been a well-loved retreat for visitors since opening its doors in 1903. Operated by the Jurys Inn Group, the hotel showcases a range of luxury suites, conference rooms and award-winning spas and res...
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COVID-19 UPDATE - JANUARY

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on the 4th January of a third national lockdown, we have been closely monitoring the latest Covid-19 Government guidance for the construction industry. We'd like to assure you that during this time, we are taking every measure to reduce the risk to our staff, clients and contractors and plan to operate, w...
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Project Highlight - Bespoke Tapered Insulation System and Multi-Layered Bituminous Roof Replacement Scheme For South Wales School

CHALLENGE Garland were contacted by Rhondda Cynon Taf Country Borough Council and Bruton Knowles property consultants on behalf of Ysgol Llanhari school in Pontyclun to identify the source of extensive internal water ingress which over recent months had affected the use of several classrooms. Following a comprehensive survey conducted by the Garlan...
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COVID-19 UPDATE - AUGUST

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update August 2020 Following the latest Government announcement and guidelines, we are pleased to announce that we are no...
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Project Highlight - Pitched Asbestos Tiled Roof Replaced with High-Performance Built Up Membrane System

Garland's StressPly Flex and R-MER CLAD installed to restore schools complex roof structure and provides peace of mind with a single point guarantee for 25 years Garland we contacted by Southmead Primary School in Braunton Devon following reports of multiple areas of water ingress across the schools buildings. The unique design of the school includ...
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Metal Roof Rehabilitation: Knowing Whether To Retrofit, Recoat Or Replace

If you are reading this article, you likely know how truly beneficial metal can be as a roof or wall covering. Aside from the strength, beauty, aesthetic and geometric design opportunities that it provides, it is 100% recyclable, comprised of a considerable percentage of recycled content, can provide a wide array of reflectivity, and by design, req...
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Covid-19 UPDATE - 13th May

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 13/05/2020 Following the latest Government announcement and guidelines, we have made the decision to increase our ...
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Covid-19 UPDATE - 14th April

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 14/04/2020 We are continuing to process weekly deliveries of full pallet orders only. Orders must be placed by 12 ...
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Covid-19 UPDATE

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 06/04/2020 As the Coronavirus crisis continues and following the decision made last week to temporarily suspend da...
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Covid-19 UPDATE - 25th March

Due to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and recent Government guidelines our business practices have changed to ensure the health and safety of our staff and also our customers. Please see updates below: Update 25/03/2020 In light of the Government announcement to close certain businesses and limit travel where possible, Ga...
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Project Highlight - New Insulated Roofing Solution for Bristol Academy

Stoke Park Primary is an academy school based in the picturesque suburb of Lockleaze in north Bristol. The site backs onto the historic Grade II listed Stoke Park and Garden and is one of seven schools run by Bristol's prestigious Cathedral Schools Trust .  The local Garland Technical Manager was contacted to upgrade the school's multiple roof...
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Roof improvement scheme for Best Buy Hospital performing like new

Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon is one of 6 Best Buy hostpitals across the UK. The Department of Health Best Buy Hospital system originated form the late 1960s with an aim to provide the Best Value hospital design for a changing population. With budget in mind, several construction techniques have led to issues across the site since it's comp...
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Protect Your Building This Winter - Autumn Roof Maintenance Tips

Temperatures have plumetted in recent days and with much of the country still feeling the effects of the heavy rains over the last couple of weeks, now is the time to think about protecting your roof assets for the harsh winter ahead. The cold temperatures, icy northern winds and the potential for snow all increase stress on your roof systems. Duri...
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Project Highlight - Lakeland House

Garland's R-MER CLAD trapezoidal metal system used to restore rooftop structures for large residential building on the northwest coast Garland were approached by surveyors Leeming Associates on behalf Homestead Consultancy Services , the estates management team for Lakeland House, a residential premises situated on the Marine Road at Morecombe Bay,...
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Project Highlight - Wade Road Depot

Garland R-MER LOC standing seam metal system delivers new lease of life to council unit and provides peace of mind with 30 year warranty Garland were contacted to conduct a full roof survey of the existing roof structure at Wade Road Depot near Basingstoke. The council owned property had numerous tenants many of which had reported multiple leakages...
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Project Highlight - Stringers Department Store

Complete roof replacement provides opportunity to build modern penthouse style office space for local department store. Stringers is an independent family run department store in the heart of Lytham, Fylde. Established back in 1852 and owned by the Clarke family since 1952, the building has seen many changes in its long history. However, one area t...
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BBA Certification for Dura-Coat Cold Applied Liquid Waterproofing System

Garland are pleased to announce BBA Certification for the Dura-Coat cold applied liquid waterproofing system. After months of rigerous testing, the British Board of Agrément ​have awarded full certification with a durability and life expectancy of at least 25 years. BBA certification is recognised by architects, building planners, Loca...
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