The debate between graffiti as art or vandalism has been running rampant for decades. It wasn’t until the lead up to the 2012 Olympics, however, that police around the UK decided to side firmly with the latter. They began clamping down on graffiti artists for causing ‘criminal damage’ and handed out lengthy prison sentences to … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Graffiti Vandalism; The Rise of Criminal Damage to Property in London
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Banksy once again stole the headlines in October of last year, as one of his paintings sold for a mammoth $1.4 million — before shredding itself (almost) entirely into pieces. The proceeding news coverage swept the nation. Banksy had simultaneously become the most well-known, yet unknown, human on the planet. As Banksy’s notoriety periodically spikes, … Continue readingPosted in News, Vandalism | Comments Off on Broken Window Theory and the Problem of Graffiti
With similar names and styles of operation, the terms ‘shot blasting’ and ‘shot peening’ are often conflated. In reality, shot blasting and shot peening provide two entirely different functions. This article is going to explain exactly what shot blasting and shot peening are, and the differences between the two. Abrasive blasting Before delving into each individual process, … Continue readingPosted in Blast Cleaning, News | Comments Off on The Difference Between Shot Blast Cleaning and Shot Peening
When hearing about pollution in London your mind will likely turn to dreary grey clouds of smoke spewing out of the chimneys of factories and homes alike. However, pollution does not always entail pollution of the air, and another type of pollution is quietly becoming a serious issue across the boroughs of London. Noise pollution … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on London’s Growing Noise Pollution Problem
With graffiti costing the country roughly £1 billion a year, it’s a very real problem for councils, businesses and homeowners. Not only is graffiti often a blight on the property of law abiding citizens, it also makes people feel vulnerable and targeted. This month, we’re going to talk you through the process of getting rid … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Graffiti removal – is your business squeaky clean?
Whether your building is used for business purposes or is government property, staining of external brickwork and features is a common occurrence. These stains often mean that even the most impressive buildings look dirty. With such a range of stains – from the naturally occurring to the stains we create ourselves – it is sometimes … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Common building stains & how to remove them
If vehicles are a part of your business, whether you use them as delivery vehicles or you have them assigned to your staff so they can go on call-outs, it’s important to look after them. Keeping fleet vehicles clean and in top condition will allow your staff to take pride in their day to day … Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged fleet vehicles, vehicle refinishing | Comments Off on Five ways to make your fleet vehicles look and feel new
In retail, first impressions count for a lot. Shoppers aren’t always aware of it, but the look of a store and its layout can have a huge impact on subconscious decision making, as well as the customer’s perception of a store or a brand. As such, visual identity is more important than ever, with stores … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Shopfitting – Bring Your Brand To Life
The walls of your home or commercial property perform a number of crucial functions. Primarily, they are the structure of the building, creating its perimeters, holding it up and protecting it from the elements. As such, it is vital that they are structurally sound, well-designed and properly maintained. Aside from the obvious practical functions, … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Causes of Brickwork Damage
When a building is in disrepair and in need of some TLC, there is often a train of thought that ultimately leads to demolition. This is a rash decision that is taken to clear away the perceived problems with property, but it isn’t the only answer. Demolition or Restoration? In this article we’ll argue against … Continue readingPosted in Hints & Tips, News | Comments Off on Demolition or restoration?