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The Health & Safety Award Winner!

A huge well done to Scott Moreton on winning our weekly award for health and safety, for his diligence in tending the welfare on site.

Keep up the great work!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Check out our fire points that are made here at SBS HQ!

Our latest batch of Como Group fire points dispatched today for the fit out of the Money Supermarket offices in London. These are designed, manufactured and serviced in house at Starkold Building Services HQ for each project. Please get in touch should you be interested in these for your projects!

Starkold are looking for labour within the Cheshire area, if you're interested, please get in touch!!

Check out our timber hoardings at IKEA Nottingham

Recent photo's of our free-standing timber hoarding supplied and installed on a well known flat pack furniture store in Nottingham for RG Group. Using our extensive supply chain, we continue to provide a top quality product at any location in the UK!


Another Health and Safety Award Win!

Huge congratulations to Michael Uzell and Stuart Chapman who have won this week’s health and safety award on our RG Group upcoming student accommodation site at Chaucer House, Portsmouth for their hard work and health and safety compliance. 


On-ground Timber Hoarding completed on our first project for a few years with ISG plc

On-ground Timber Hoarding completed on our first project for a few years with ISG plc on a Morrisons new build in Cambridgeshire. With the system being installed with no excavations, it can be dismantled and removed quickly near project completion without the requirement for remedial works.




Pre-Painted Hoarding at International House Birmingham

A new hoarding installed to a pedestrian tunnel for RG Group at the new UNITE International House student accommodation in Birmingham today. Constructed from pre-painted offsite FSC timbers, this reduces the installation time and saves any risk of wet paint on site.


Health & Safety Awards

A huge congratulation’s to both Mark Churlish and Darren Powell for collectively winning July and August’s Health and Safety Awards.

Mark, our site supervisor, has just recently moved to our Ikea Nottingham project. Never the less, he has already made an excellent impression by displaying his exceptional safe working practices in all that he does.

Darren has currently been working on our John Lewis Project in Westfield London. He continuously delivers consist high standards and sets an outstanding example for all the other guys on site.

 Well done to Mark & Darren – keep up the hard work!:)



Check out how our hoarding works are progressing at SSL Stevenage!

A recent example of an onground fully certified FSC chain of custody timber hoarding system installed on a Sainsbury's in Stevenage. Using the onground system, this ensures no repair works are required to the store car-park upon completion, saving time and money. 

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Adrian Leanca is our Safety Award Winner at our ongoing John Lewis Project, Oxford!

A huge congratulations to Adrian Leanca in winning this month’s health and safety award at our John Lewis project in Oxford.

Adrian has been consistent in delivering a high standard during both John Lewis schemes and is extremely conscientious in everything he does.

Well done, Adrian!! 



Work is progressing nicely at our new large project in Oxford!

We've been working closely with a major client of ours, to create a temporary site setup in a basement carpark on a new large project in Oxford, without fixing to the base or the head of the carpark. This free-standing system was designed and installed fully in-house and includes a floor covering, partitions, some temporary ceilings and doors. 

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Starkold's joiners have been busy in Bristol!

Starkold Building Services's joinery team have been on hand in Bristol last week, boarding over windows and doors to secure another building for future student accommodation development. 

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Starkold Top Monthly Contractor’s H&S League

Starkold are winners of 'Invesco monthly contractor’s H&S league' for March 2017.

The award is given based on the company’s overall H&S performance and is judged by the main contractor based on various criteria, including Leadership, Standards, Engagement, Behaviour and Work Environment.

This is a great achievement – not only for the site team, lead by Ovidiu Craciun, but also for the field based contracts manager, Anthony Maylett, who’s addition to the company this year has no doubt had a positive effect and aided the overall performance of our site teams this year. This is also a reflection of the efforts of all the office based staff that continue to provide the support network that enables our site teams to succeed.

Congratulations to all the team!

Our hoarding and joinery team have been keeping busy!

Our site hoardings and joinery team have been busy recently turning their hand to pretty much anything the client asks for! Please get in touch should you require any hoarding or site joinery works pricing!

Sunny productive day down Crown House Sheffield!

Sunny productive day down the Crown House Sheffield site. Works are progressing!


UNITE Student Accommodation hoarding Complete in Portsmouth!

Starkold have recently completed this free-standing pre-painted off site timber hoarding on a new UNITE Student Accommodation in Portsmouth for RG Group.


Environmental team take up Carbon Management training!

This week our Environmental Team, Kirstie and Ellie , participated in Carbon Management and Accounting training with True North Sustainability.

 Participating in the training outlined the importance of calculating and reporting Carbon Footprints. We engaged in various activities during the day from identifying and assessing Starkold’s potential risk factors to climate change to calculating an example company’s carbon footprint based on relevant case study information.

 Furthermore, we were able to recognise how impacts of becoming 4°C warmer by the end of the century will have devastating knock on effects not just to our planet but to the entire population.

 “Every day we are polluting our planet with invisible greenhouse gases. Every company, no matter how big or small, should consider calculating their carbon footprint and set targets” -  Ellie 



Starkold on Facebook

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Italian Job Charity Bike Ride

As the Starkold Italian Job charity ride gets closer, we have some further details of the ride including some of the picturesque locations along the route. All donations received in support of the event will go to the children's charity Heel & Toe based in the North East.

Head to our Charities section for a full details.



Italian Job Charity Ride - START

The Starkold Italian Job charity cycle event has begun today with Darren and the rest of the riders embarking on the journey to Bari, Italy ready for the first stage tomorrow. Tees Valley Motorhomes have kindly provided the support vehicle which will take all the bikes and kit to the start where they will be assembled and checked to ensure they have no problem completing the near 400 mile gruelling challenge that lay ahead.

The ride will raise money for Heel & Toe Childrens Charity, details of what they do and how to donate can be found in our charities section so be sure to have a look.

Regular updates of Darren and the team's progress through Italy will be on here so keep checking in to find out the latest!



Italian Job Charity Ride - DAY 1

Day 1 of The Italian Job is currently underway with the first stage starting from Bari on the coast of the Adriatic Sea then traveling south to Policoro which is situated on the coast of the Ionian Sea. The route promises to take in some of Italy's finest scenery as well as some challenging rural climbs to summit. More to follow...



Italian Job Charity Ride - DAY 1 Review

We've been tracking Darren and the rest of the riders progress from the Starkold office where we can see all the data throughout their journey.

Today was the first stage of the ride starting at Bari and finishing at the overnight stop at Policoro. The 105 mile leg of the trip was a gruelling challenge for everyone involved with only the night to rest up ready for the 79 mile stage to Altomonte tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more news on how the group are getting on.



Italian Job Charity Ride - Day 2

Day 2 on the Italian Job Charity Ride see's the group continue their journey from Bari to Reggio di Calabria. Temperatures are currently around 30 degrees C which will be tricky when ascending the challenging climbs into the Italian Hills. A full photo gallery of the ride will be updated daily so head across to our charities page, click more details on the Italian Job to see some of the picturesque scenery the participants are riding through each day. Let's hope the group can continue their good progress through today and tomorrow.



Italian Job Charity Ride - FINISH Review

The Italian Job Charity Ride 2014

I think anyone given the opportunity to ride through Italy would most certainly jump at the chance as I did, cycling over 100 miles each day in soaring temperatures up to 36 degrees along with soaring hills you would probably think twicee, unlike myself!

It started with a gentle strole around Bari a bustling town and then we eased our way through rolling countryside seeing some of Italy's finest, on small minor roads, dirt tracks and even goat tracks, no joke.

We climbed up to the beautiful mountain villages such as Altomonte where we experienced exceptional food, wine and warm hospitality. This set us up well for the next day seeing the group take on a 15km, 1000m climb with an exhilarating decent down to the West Coast.

The week ended with riding the undulating coast line, through small fishing hamlets and finally back to Villa San Giovani for the ferry to Sicily.

The team were also a great bunch, with some great craic being shared throughout the ride.

I have to say that this was a most memorable experience,

Sponsorship is now being collected.

Darren Grooms.



Starkold Coast 2 Coast - News Update

I hope you all enjoyed the Yorkshire Grand Depart, if any of you were lucky enough to see the 197 riders and their entourage come through the streets, you will probably agree what a fantastic spectacle to witness it was. Which brings me onto the second Grand Depart of the year which is now only 8 weeks away, I once again hope your training is going well, after a quiet run up to this event it appears the fighting and king of the hills talk has finally started… let the games begin for you brave ones!

2014 is a big year not only for UK cycling and the Tour De France coming to Britain, but also for Starkold who are now trading into their 14th year. The annual Starkold Coast 2 Coast will this year feature custom jerseys in support of this event to help raise the profile of the challenge and also the charities involved. If anyone would like any further information or indeed clarification on any aspect of the weekend or would like to catch up for a training ride, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



From Durham to Greece - Heel and Toe Charity Challange

Starkold Building Services have a long history in supporting local charities that provide great help for much needed causes. Heel and Toe children’s charity have previously been supported by Starkold during the Italian Job challenge which was a great success with the up and coming Coast 2 Coast ride also in support of Heel and Toe.

The latest event Heel and Toe and under taking is a grueling ride from Durham to Greece…

‘In less than 2 weeks’ time a team of serving and former members of the Royal Navy will embark on an epic 2400 mile cycle ride from Durham UK to the ancient Olympic ruins of The Archea Olympia in Greece.  Setting off from Heel & Toe Children's Charity, Framwellgate Moor the team will ride in excess of 100 miles a day for 3 weeks and climb a total of 115,000 feet. The team are H2O. (Heel and Toe to Olympia).

Royal Navy Air Traffic Controller – Adam Marshall is leading the team with Kyle Ross, Andy Roberts and Matt Cairns supported by Jenny Scrivener in the support vehicle.

The route has been entirely planned by the team themselves and has never been attempted before.

The purpose of this epic 'Grand Tour' is to raise much needed funds for Starkold chosen charity Heel & Toe. For more information about the challenge visit www.h20-cycliing .com'



Starkold Hoarding - Latest Project Examples

Starkold have a vast experience in Hoarding for all types of construction project. Our hoarding can be tailored to any requirement, all finished to an exceptionally high standard. A variety of fixings and specifications can be requested, with all projects fully surveyed and approved via our structural engineer to ensure that the hoarding exceeds all safety and performance criteria.

The hoarding is fully finished in-house with all painting and signage completed prior to delivery meaning that the installation is not weather dependant avoiding paint drying times on site.



Sainsbury's Hoarding by Starkold

A recent completed hoarding example from one of our Sainsbury's sites showing how adaptable we can be in meeting all of the customers customisation needs.

From design, production to construction Starkold can fully cater for all the client's needs meeting the very high standards expected of a nation-wide organisation such as ourselves.  

For more information on Hoarding, see our Hoarding page under Services at the top of the page.



Unite-Students Hoarding by Starkold

Starkold continually adapts to customers needs through flexible design specifications of the Hoarding we produce. The Hoarding is designed and manufactured in-house by our structural engineers to exceed all safety and load standards. By implementing Offsite manufacture and construction Starkold can cut assembly and erection times as well as reducing waste which is in keeping with our environmental goals. 

For more information on Hoarding, see our Hoarding Section under Services at the top of the page.



Starkold Coast to Coast 2015 - Success!

SBS C2C 15

This year was our 7th SBS C2C ride and once again proved to be a fantastic weekend where we were joined by fourteen riders and support staff who embarked on a journey from Whitehavens Irish Sea and finishing at Tynemouth,s North Sea and covering some of Englands Finest scenery on the way.

Riders typically covered between 155 - 205 miles over three days and taking on 11500-12500ft of climbing.

A big well done to all riders in particular our two young riders Max Grooms and Joseph Hogan who also completed the three day challenge.

This years Yellow Jersey was presented to Major Iain Tait Royal Marines who showed a great display of enthusiasm and Humour most notably on the ascent to Honistor Pass.

We are now in the process of organising next years event for Friday 2nd September 2016, if you would like to join us please get in touch at the earliest opportunity.

If you would like to make any contributions to our nominated charities please go to the charity section.

Many Thanks