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DELTA DRIVES SUPPLY CHAIN ENGAGEMENT AT CPD EVENT

What do you get if you combine a BMW i8 with an in-house testing rig and an invited audience of construction sector delegates keen to engage with their supply chain? An amazing day of ideas sharing and learning, that’s what. As part of our Delta Academy initiative, which aims to drive learning both within Delta… Read more »

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CUT THE COST OF CALL BACKS WITH EARLY ENGAGEMENT

Getting a project completed within the designated programme and available budget is an increasingly tough challenge for contractors. Margins are tight and experienced site personnel are hard to come by, so the last thing a contractor needs is a call back to site to address safety, quality or buildability issues. Call backs can be costly… Read more »

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BALUSTRADES PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN THE OFFICE RENAISSANCE

Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall…some style icons live forever. In the property sector, however, from lifestyle gurus to inspirational architects, it would appear that there is a queue of experts lining up to declare the death of the traditional office. While it’s clear that workplace requirements are changing, driven by more collaborative approaches to… Read more »

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DELTA WELCOMES WILLMOTT DIXON DELEGATES

Delta Balustrades welcomed a delegation of 9 personnel from Willmott Dixon’s Oldham and Birmingham offices this week as part of our commitment to ensuring improved standards of balustrade design and installation. Willmott Dixon is among our corporate partners; construction companies that have recognised the essential safety role of balustrades within contemporary buildings. The company is… Read more »

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DELTA SHINES LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH

This week is Mental Health Week (8th-14th May) and there’s been a fantastic response from across the construction sector, where we’re finally discussing an issue that has had a significant impact on workers at all levels. That conversation, along with the openness of public figures such as Prince Harry, Prince William and Lady Gaga, is… Read more »

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MANAGE SAFETY RISK BY WORKING WITH A SPECIALIST

While we’re dedicated to enhancing the aesthetics of buildings with our systems here at Delta Balustrades, we always ensure their purpose as edge protection is front of mind with specifiers and end users. That’s why it’s important that our customers understand any risks associated with specification decisions – no matter how small – so that… Read more »

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IS THERE A HIGH PRICE TO PAY FOR COST CUTTING PROCUREMENT?

Design and build contracts have revolutionised the way that many construction schemes are delivered, streamlining the process for the client, with accountability for both specification and delivery sitting firmly with the main contractor. But what impact has that had on the integrity of the specification? Despite the inevitable value engineering involved in most projects to… Read more »

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DELTA IS TOP CHOICE FOR TFL

With the London Underground alone handling 4.8 million passengers a day, Transport for London (TfL) has to it ensure it is using the highest quality resources, that’s why we’re proud to announce our nDura™ handrail coating is TfL approved. Because of the safety demands of the Underground environment, the nDura™ handrail coating was tested for… Read more »

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NEW KITEMARK SET TO RAISE SAFETY STANDARDS FOR BALUSTRADES

While aesthetics will always be an important part of any balustrade specification, the main function of balustrades is safety.  So, when it comes to ensuring your balustrade is as safe and robust as possible, you need every possible assurance that it meets the highest safety standards of design, manufacture and installation. That’s why BSI (The… Read more »

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ALL CHANGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE BUT THE SAME DELTA QUALITY IN THE UK

With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the year.  And what a funny old year it’s been! Not only is a billionaire businessman set to become President of the USA in January, but it seems that 2017 will also mark the year that the UK triggers article 50 to… Read more »