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Volvo – fast and precise performance

Building Contractors, Harris Construction based near Exeter, Devon has purchased its first new compact excavator in the guise of a Volvo EC27C from Volvo’s utility dealer for the south west of England – Plant & Engineering Services Ltd.   Purchasing a new Volvo machine has been a new departure for proprietor Martyn Harris and a well-considered investment in his opinion. “We continually had to hire machines in for our building projects and after buying an old second hand machine for a short while we decided it made more economic sense to buy new and as we have a good relationship with...

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Don’t let worms spoil the lawn

During winter & early spring, worm casts are one of the main things that really frustrate gardeners who love their lawns. After a hot, dry summer which creates more thatch and dead grass, worm casts can become even more of a problem than normal. Ignoring casts and squashing them flat with the mower or underfoot creates an uneven surface, smothers the grass and provides an ideal seed bed for weeds to grow on. In recent years, products to control casting worms have been withdrawn from sale, but it is well known that casting worms do not like acid soils. When a soil acidifier is applied...

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Flawless decking finish

OSC, distributor of self-drilling fasteners and screws, has introduced the new CAMO Marksman Edge hidden fastener solution, specifically designed to tackle decking projects with awkward corners or angles. Handheld and designed to work with any standard drill, the heavy-duty CAMO Marksman Edge tool is perfect for no-gap deck fastening, letting you get close up to buildings, balustrades and other structures when fitting deck boards, even when working at speed. Its design means that screws are automatically lined up at exactly the right angle, with automatic spacing, even in the trickiest of...

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Rain stopped play

Duncan Ross sportsturf construction and drainage contractors has completed a major project to install drainage and renovate the pitches at Lancashire based Bolton RUFC. Four years ago Bolton RUFC would not have been able to stage a game following torrential...

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