Protec supplies protection to the famous former HP Sauce factory in Birmingham.

In May 2006, Heinz announced plans to switch production of HP Sauce from Aston, Birmingham to its European sauces facility in Elst, the Netherlands, ironically only weeks after HP launched a campaign to “Save the Proper British Cafe”.

The site is now being converted into a Cash & Carry wholesale warehouse.

As you will know from our Charity work we have some special ties with Hungary :)

We thought we would share this news snippet with you from Construction News.

Hungarian photographer wins Art of Building competition

2 August, 2011 | from Construction News

A Hungarian photographer has taken first prize in the Chartered Institute of Building’s 2011 international photography competition.

The judges, which included writer and broadcaster Maxwell Hutchinson, writer, broadcaster, photography critic and editor Sue Steward and photographer Matt Wain, described the winning image in the Art of Building competition as “surreal” and “intriguing”.

The Last Tower by Zoltan Balogh also secured 26 per cent of the public vote online – 180 clear of the next most popular picture.

He said about his photo: “I captured the image on a cold and silent morning at the bend of the River Danube, in Esztergom, Hungary. I went there with my friend to see this old boat loader building and take some images.

“The subject is a well-known structure which has also captured the imagination of many other Hungarian photographers. I wanted to create my own take on it. What I like about the photograph is the environment and mood it creates, especially the loneliness of the tower in the water.”

Mr Balogh wins £1,500.

CIOB Art of Building manager Saul Townsend said: “We are delighted that Zoltan’s photograph and the other eleven fantastic images that reached the final have inspired people to visit the website and vote for what they believe most encapsulates the art of building.”

Waste Action PlanNew action plan which aims to halve the amount of construction demolition and excavation waste sent to landfill by 2012 has been published by the Strategic Forum for Construction.

This means that around 6.275 million tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste will be diverted from landfill, which is the equivalent of 66.5 tonnes per £million of construction output.
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Proplex Sheeting for Guinea Pig farmContinuing the list of amazing varied uses of our Proplex Sheeting, this tiime we’ve been asked to supply sheeting to the Orkney Islands to be used to weatherproof a Guinea Pig farm.

They used 2mm standard proplex sheets, cut and shaped to cover Guinea pig houses and protect from bad weather, including rain and wind.

Our Proplex Sheeting is ideal for covers and protects large surface areas quickly. Strong, durable and lightweight, Proplex is resistant to compression, puncture and impact, making it suitable for a whole host of environments.

Our cake making skills have yet again been put to the test, when we have been asked to donate our much loved Wickedly Sinful Belgian Chocolate Fudge cakes and American Style Orange and Carrot cakes for the – Tea for the Two Bees charity event.

The charity event supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer (specifically the research team at Christie) and the Birdhouse Fund (part of the Manchester Community Foundation Group Charity), and we’re proud to have helped raise money for these two very worthwhile charities.

After the implementation of our SMS delivery confirmations, we will soon be moving onto email confirmations on all orders placed with Protec.

So if you already have an account with us, all orders, whether received via phone, email, fax or post will receive an email confirmation detailing delivery date, price, delivery address and contact details, so you can ensure your orders are in good hands.