Thursday, 19 December 2013

Merry Christmas from all at Dunbar and Boardman!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Lifts Are Safe!

A short explanation on why lifts are safe! 

Friday, 25 October 2013

October Updates

We approach the winter quarter by confirming the appointment of Adam Divall who has joined our London team. Adam previously worked at TKE and we look forward to Adam's contribution to the team effort.

There seems to be a positive stream of new work confirming a welcome pick-up in the market's activity both locally and Internationally - long may that continue.

Tom Bates will retire in December - Tom has been with D+B for 13 years - having previously working for Express and Kone. We thank Tom for his efforts and wish him well for his retirement!

We held our September conference in Warrington and enjoyed contributions from Stuart Rose of FHPess discussing Dilapidations and related issues, David Wright discussing MF1 contracts and implications in relation its application and finally thanks to Gareth Bendlow and Simon Thompson from HSBIL for their insights relating to Statutory Inspections and processes.

Onwards and upwards!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Lift industry

2013 is going to be a vintage year for Vertical Transport innovation.

Otis announce last month that they are prepared to employ ‘triple-deck’ lifts (three connected cars travelling together). This, along with their Compass control system enhancements, is game changing.

Kone announced this week that they are employing hybrid / carbon fibre ‘ropes’. This reduces the general mass in the suspension system enabling the car travel distance to be more than doubled. Therefore uninterrupted travel for 1000 metres. Pressurised cars will be required…..more on this in due course.

Schindler will respond in the autumn with their latest offering so there will be lots to think about for the future.

The idea of vertical villages is certainly an increasingly viable proposition.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

June Update!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

D & B Get Behind the INSPIRE! Campaign

Peter Boardman has become an ambassador for the INSPIRE! campaign to help save St. Brides Church. 

The aim of the campaign is to help raise circa £200,000 towards restoration of this iconic City of London Landmark. The building, just off Fleet Street, managed to survive the Blitz and has been standing for over 300 years, however is now in serious need of restoration. 

This is a cause that Dunbar and Boardman feel strongly about, mainly because this is a Sir Christopher WREN building; and we’ve recently been tweeting our support to @stbrideschurch