Government Contract Failures

I recently read this article on the FM World website and would like to share a few of my thoughts: http://www.fm-world.co.uk/news/fm-industry-news/government-clearly-failing-to-manage-contracts/ The contracting out of public contracts is a closed shop to most private companies and to practically all SMEs.  In light of the fact that the

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Major lighting works completed in Newcastle

The Building Maintenance Company recently completed a large lighting project in Benfield Motors new spares warehouse. The warehouse was an empty shell when Benfield moved into it and asked BMC to create a lighting system that would work with their racking.  We were sent a drawing of

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Winter ground preparations

Maximising  that all important customer footfall through your doors can be the life blood of any business. Winter can dramatically affect this, and while we all know that snow and ice can cause access problems, how many of us actually prepare in advance for this almost inevitable

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Peeling paint in the kitchen

When decorating a kitchen that has had problems with peeling paint we  have a top tip for you. Some kitchens can suffer from peeling and/or flaking paint even though there is no obvious cause, such as a damp problem.  You may not notice anything when the paint

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New Altius accreditation achieved by BMC

We recently achieved accreditation from Altius to add to our existing certifications from Safecontractor, Constructionline, CHAS and NICEIC.  A lot of work goes towards preparing for assessment but companies that do achieve them are instantly recognised as having met high standards in health & safety as well

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Grounds maintenance – start planning now

Now that Autumn is just round the corner it’s a good time to start thinking about grounds maintenance.  Some of you will have found that the hot summer was too much for some plants and bare patches have appeared in some borders Autumn is the ideal time

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BMC celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Building Maintenance Company is celebrating 25 years in business this year.  Some of our customers have stuck with us for the entire time and we would very much like to thank them and all our customers for their continued business. The Building Maintenance Company (BMC) was

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New fleet hits the road

 The Building Maintenance Company has just completed the transfer to a new fleet of company vehicles for our engineers. We looked at the rental cost of each van vs. its green credentials as part of the overall process as we were very keen to be as green

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Planned and preventative maintenance explained

Planned preventative maintenance is often a taboo subject to owners and tenants of buildings.  The very words planned maintenance and especially preventative maintenance to many are words that simply spell unnecessary expense or at best represent a utopian state. As a professional property maintenance business owner, while

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