New school takes shape with steel

A UK steel industry backed project to rebuild a hurricane-hit primary school is nearing completion in the Caribbean. Dorset-based John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) is leading a consortium of UK businesses which have joined forces to help reconstruct the Enis Adams Primary School on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They are Tata Steel, National Tube Stockholders, Joseph Ash … Read More

New-build homes need thermal imaging

Housing developers and homeowners could quickly identify issues with new-build properties using thermal imaging technology, according to a leading tech business. iRed, which already works with several major homebuilders in the UK, says that the technology is ideal for finding heat loss in buildings.

REIDsteel celebrates century of success

A Dorset steel company founded in 1919 by Colonel John Reid, whose first structures included aircraft hangars for the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot, is celebrating its landmark centenary year. John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) linked up with the cross-Channel airman after he crash-landed in a field in France and used a cattle shed built by the firm to … Read More

Penn name

A housing development in Poole has been named after the family who used to live on the site after one of them admired the new design. Colin Lambert lived at the Penn Hill property after his parents bought it in 1949 when he was three. The family lived there until 1978. After noticing it was being demolished Colin looked at the plans for the replacement block that were submitted by landlord DWP Housing Partnership.