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One of the biggest enemies of your roof is actually Snow or Ice.

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In no way try to fix a roof when it is raining, snowing, or even the weather is freezing. When your roof is wet or slippery, you might stop up slipping, leading to significant personal injury as well as death. If you are undertaking your own roof covering yourself, work on this when it is sunny and also dry outdoors and you also use the correct PPE and also Obtain equipment.

Whenever adding new roof tiles which can result in your roof vulnerable, make sure they fit as snug as a bug in a rug. If they’re sometimes slightly loosened, water can easily seep inside them by means of capillary action, causing you headaches you don’t need. Pick the best size to spare by yourself with problems in the future.

By no means attempt to repair your roof while the conditions are hazardous. Your roof can wait until the weather conditions improves, and you need to be more concerned with your own basic safety than the state of your home’s roof. Any thunder or wind storms could cause further damage anyway, there really is not much use in trying fix it until finally it all ends.

When you are considering a roof contractor learn about their expertise. Try asking for how long they’ve been in business. If they have been doing business for a minimum of several years, that usually shows that they have been established and they also have a solid understanding of roofing systems and techniques check if they’re accredited to any professional bodies , definitely not those you simply pay a subscription to.

Have a leak in your roof covering? Check out your gutters. Your gutters of your house can easily come to be blocked, and could be a major cause of leakages, particularly if they haven’t yet recently been cleaned out fairly recently. If you see they are filled with debris, like leaves, be sure to call MaxiVac who will clean them out with there brand-new rain gutter cleaning system.

Ensure that you hire a roofing company who has a locatable, permanent business address definitely not generally there home address. Should you hire a roofing company who does not currently have a permanent place of business, you face being scammed. Additionally, when the roofing contractor you actually hire does a great job, it can be helpful to possess said contractor’s permanent contact details on hand when you have any further issues with your home’s roof in the foreseeable future.

To avoid a typical rip-off roofing companies engage in, don’t pay anything to your contractor in advance, definitely not even for supplies, just about any legitimate roofing company really should have the cash flow to complete the work. Some companies will ask for a down payment in advance to pay for the supplies, you actually should pay them on completion of the work and you have received all the warranties and Building Control paperwork (part L required by Law).

Lead roofs certainly are a very expensive alternative. However, if you’re able to have the funds for the Lead roofing materials, this can be a very beautiful alternative. As the Lead ages, the Lead turns a Dark Grey coloration that accents most residences very well. Even though this is an expensive alternative, anyone that sees your house will be amazed.

In the wintertime, make sure your roof comes with ice shields, snow boards to protect conservatories and extensions. Also, make sure it’s got proper ventilation. Your house is heated and requires ventilation to prevent condensation to the interior of rooms.

When choosing any roofing company to work on your own property, make sure they’ve got Public liability and Employee insurance for at least 10,000,000.00. For starters, if your roofer provides this type of insurance, you will be confident that they’re trustworthy. Secondly, should anything happen to your roof because they’re working on it, their insurance will pay for just about any problems.

If you currently have any kind of roof issues please don’t hesitate to make contact with Maxiflow on 01244 330019 or kevin@maxiflow.co.uk

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Maxiflow win Considerate Constructors Silver Award 2014

Considerate Constructors Silver Award 2014

We at Maxiflow Ltd are proud to announce that we have won a Silver Award at Considerate Constructors’ National Company Awards 2014!

This marks the third year in a row in which Maxiflow have won an award from the UK’s leading regulatory body for the construction industry. In 2013 we received a Bronze Award, and last year we won both a Gold Award and the top prize of the ceremony – The Most Considerate Company Award 2013.

The awards were once again held at the prestigious Plaisterers Hall at One London Wall. We appreciated the opportunity to catch up with some of our friends and peers in the construction industry, as our volume of work tends to prevent us from hobnobbing!

We were also honoured to see our Most Considerate Company Award win from last year prominently featured at the ceremony, including on this banner:

We would like to sincerely thank all of our clients for providing us with the opportunities and support that make our continuing success possible, and in particular we would like to thank Cheshire West & Chester Council and Norland Managed Services. We will continue to strengthen and grow as a company and hope to recapture the gold next year!

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Maxiflow wins Most Considerate Company 2013 at Considerate Constructors National Company Awards

Considerate Constructors National Company Awards 2013 Maxiflow Certificates and Trophy

We at Maxiflow are extremely proud to announce that we have won TWO prestigious awards at the Considerate Constructors 2013 National Company Awards.

We have been declared Considerate Constructors’ Most Considerate Company 2013, in addition to receiving a Gold Award!

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is dedicated to improving the image of the construction industry in the UK. The scheme works alongside hundreds of companies nationwide, engaging its members in an ever-evolving conversation about public responsibility. The scheme has had great success helping companies to fully realise their responsibilities to worksites and their neighbours.

Considerate Constructors Most Considerate Company 2013 Trophy and Certificate

Maxiflow has been registered with the scheme since 2009, and we have enjoyed a succession of positive audits and site inspections from the organization over the years. This year, Considerate Constructors praised Maxiflow for the “culture of support for the community [that] runs throughout the company”. We consider this sentiment to reflect aspects of our company such as our recently-launched Accesswatch scheme, which aims to keep members of the public informed about our access-impairing works.

At the 2012 National Company Awards, we won a Bronze Award, which was a great source of pride for everyone in the company. In a statement following that win, Maxiflow Contracts Director Warren Beatty declared that “[We] are aiming for a Gold Award next year!”. This was an ambitious assertion, given the relatively small size of our company, a family-run company from Chester, compared to some of our competition. We returned to Plaisterers’ Hall at One London Wall for this years’ ceremony with a realistic hope that we could match our previous achievement. Naturally, we were blown away when they announced our name for both awards.

Considerate Constructors - Most Considerate Company and Gold Award 2013

Maxiflow Building Foreman Kevin Beatty, Contracts Director Warren Beatty and Mechanical & Electrical Manager Anthony Drury celebrate at the ceremony.
(Photo courtesy of Considerate Constructors)

In a statement, Maxiflow Managing Director Kevin McLeod has said:

All of us at Maxiflow consider winning a Gold Award and being named Most Considerate Company to be incredible achievements. We are truly honoured to have been considered as contenders for both awards, and the fact that we took home double gold is astounding. I would like to personally thank Warren for his dedication, his motivational skills and for being the driving force behind the works that have earned these honours. I would also like to thank each and every member of our team for the daily, ongoing commitment that has produced such amazing results. This win instils us with great confidence in our direction as a company, and is a confirmation that our community-focussed approach is one of our greatest strengths.

Kevin McLeod, Maxiflow Managing Director

In a statement on their website, Considerate Constructors said the following about Maxiflow:

Although this was a particularly short duration project, the company demonstrated its real commitment to delivering a quality product to considerate standards. The work area was particularly restrictive, but the insertion of a discrete door lock to prevent dementia-suffering day care patients inadvertently entering the area was commendable, as was the use of the zipped dust sheet affixed to the door frame. With the addition of innovative directional signs, exceptional cleanliness and a highly co-operative stance, the operation demonstrated that even a small site can do something special.

In addition to the company itself supporting various local organisations, the Scheme Monitor noted several examples of local fund-raising activities carried out by individual employees, showing that the culture of support for the community runs throughout the company. Combined with elements such as supporting staff in gaining additional qualifications and offering a number of health services, this company’s considerate effort was of an exceptionally high level and a great example to the industry of what can be achieved on the smallest projects.

Considerate Constructors

Considerate Constructors Most Considerate Company 2013 Trophy

We would like to thank every one of our clients and affiliates for their work in making this achievement possible, with special thanks extended to Norland Managed Services and Cheshire West and Chester council. We would also like to once again sincerely thank Considerate Constructors for this honour, and we hope to return to the awards next year.

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Maxiflow receive award at Considerate Constructors 2012 National Company Awards

Considerate Constructors National Company Awards 2012

We at Maxiflow are proud to announce that we have received another top industry award in recognition of our tireless efforts to provide our customers with the highest possible service!

We are honoured and gratified to have been awarded a Bronze Award at the recent Considerate Constructors 2012 National Company Awards!

Considerate Constructors 2012 bronze award winner

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the UK’s premier initiative in improving the image of the construction industry.

Through a series of rigorous inspections, audits and regular site visits, the scheme aims to ensure that its members uphold a consistently high standard of practice.

With over 350 companies registered nationwide, Considerate Constructors have a high profile across the building sector, with its members being increasingly recognised for their commitment to quality.

Maxiflow has been registered with the scheme for a number of years, and have previously received commendations and glowing reports for our dutiful efforts in vital areas such as health and safety, site presentation and conservation.

Maxiflow Considerate Constructors Bronze Award 2012

Maxiflow Contracts Director Warren Beatty (left) and Building Foreman Barry Cooper

Considerate Constructors’ annual National Company Awards was held on Thursday 29th December 2012, an event which aims to recognise companies “for their hard work and dedication towards improving the image of construction”.

Maxiflow representatives Warren Beatty (Contracts Director) and Barry Cooper (Building Foreman) attended the award ceremony, held at the prestigious Plaisterers’ Hall at One London Wall.

Accepting the award on stage, Mr Beatty gave a short speech thanking his fellow team members for their exceptional hard work and extended his gratitude towards the Considerate Constructors Scheme for their generosity in recognising Maxiflow’s achievements.

The fact that we have earned this award is incredible. We are a family-run, local company who are nowhere near the size or scale of some of the companies accepting awards at this event. Yet, we are being recognised as an equal peer on a national stage. We would like to sincerely thank Considerate Constructors for this award and are aiming for a Gold Award next year!

Warren Beatty, after the ceremony

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Shaping construction’s future with Apprenticeships and Work Experience schemes

Apprenticeships Working Together Celebration

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Maxiflow family! We are currently engaged in two important schemes which are helping to introduce young people to the construction industry.

The National Apprenticeship Service has helped us to discover talented young individuals from West Cheshire College and Mid-Cheshire College who have shown a passion for building and joinery.

We are proud to report that our apprentice Floyd has completed his first year with us, and his first year at West Cheshire College! We have featured his progress throughout the year on this blog, from his introduction to the company through being named Employee of the Month back in October.

Pictured below is director of Maxiflow Building Services Warren Beatty presenting Floyd with his Level 1 Key Skills in Communication certificate, a well-deserved celebration of a year’s hard work.

We would like to publicly congratulate Floyd and thank him for his excellent job performance!

Apprentice Floyd City and Guilds Certificate Presentation

At any age, it can be difficult to figure out a career for yourself. It can be especially tricky in high school, when the working world seems a million years away!

In conjunction with Working2gether we are delighted to reveal that we have undertaken the first stages of a brilliant new work experience scheme.

The term ‘work experience’ can conjure images of high school students arbitrarily assigned to shops, offices and other industries which may be entirely unsuited to their interests. This scheme aims to match students to a wide range of business types, which can help to foster their hobbies into professions.

The scheme is designed to encourage young people to apply their skills to a practical working environment. This is especially useful to students who are interested in jobs within the building trade, as the satisfaction that comes from creating something with your own hands can be appreciated first-hand.

This week, we have taken aboard a student named Tom from Upton High School in Chester. Tom has a keen interest in construction, particularly joinery and other forms of woodworking.

During his induction, Tom successfully completed two of our online training modules, achieving 86% in Asbestos Awareness and an incredible 100% in Manual Handling!

We will do our best to encourage Tom’s obvious natural talent during his time at Maxiflow and wish him the best of luck!

Work Experience Training

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