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Jane Carley


  • 4 CHEMICAL CLEANING An overhead monorail hoists the material into the degreaser tank before sending it to the chemical cleaning stage, using hydrochloric acid at 11 per cent concentration.

    Factory Visit: Sustainable hot-dip galvanisingSubscription

    8 October, 2009

    Hot-dip galvanising is a technique that is more than 200 years old, yet it remains highly relevant to modern building

  • Assembly on site

    Symm and Company Joinery WorkshopSubscription

    6 March, 2009

    Jane Carley visits Symm and Company’s Oxford joinery and workshop

  • Rolling and smoothing

    Ash & Lacy Building Systems FactorySubscription

    24 February, 2009

    Factory location Bromford Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7JJWebsite www.ashandlacy.comTelephone +44 (0) 121 525 1444The company now called Ash & Lacy Building Systems was founded in 1864 as an engineering company. It specialises in cladding, roofing and ancillary products. After being acquired by the Hill and Smith Group in 2000, Ash & Lacy now contributes a major proportion of t

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