Fancy a go at Furniture Upcycling

posted 24.11.2014

Here at Community RePaint Wirral we meet lots of people that are getting involved in the currently growing trend to upcycle old furniture. We thought we would post some tips if you want to create your own shabby chic look. Obviously firstly use the right paint… chalk paint is all the rage with brands such as Annie Sloane creating specific chalk paints to make your old furniture look a little ...

Category: community, Mike Close, Our News

Calling all painters and decorators!

posted 28.01.2014

Calling all painters and decorators! Did you know that donating your leftover, reusable paint to Community RePaint Wirral can help you to save money on disposal costs? With the New Year still relatively young, why not take this opportunity to take stock of your paint tins and donate any leftover or surplus reusable paint to your local Community RePaint scheme here in Wallasey.  Not only will yo...

Category: Business Help, community, DIY, general, industry, Mike Close, Our News, Third Sector, Third Sector

Resource – this year at Ecobuild

posted 28.01.2014

A further growing testament to the construction industry?s growing awareness of the importance of resource security has been marked by the announcement of this years Resource event co-located at Ecobuild this year. Resource will be the first major conference focussing exclusively on circular economy principles and will run from March 4th to March 6th. The theme of the event will be how resource...

Category: industry, Mike Close, Our News

Surplus Food Centre Opens in Yorkshire

posted 13.01.2014

Here at Recipro we are dedicated to redistributing surplus resources for the benefit of the wider community. Our construction surplus centres (ReciproCties) have been able to help many people to access building materials at low prices. Now it appears that the first surplus food ‘social supermarket’. The ‘supermarket’ located in Goldthorpe, sells food and drink for up to 70% less than on t...

Category: environment, general, Mike Close

Highest Ever BREEAM score awarded

posted 17.12.2013

The highest ever BREEAM sustainability score has been achieved at PWC?s headquarters at One Embankment Place, London. The score of 96.31% surpasses all previous BREEAM sustainability ratings. The previous highest score was achieved by the The Co-Operative Groups new head office last month which was awarded 95.16% in the BREEAM assessment. Both projects have achieved previously unheard of ratings...

Category: industry, legislation, Mike Close

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