Christmas Jumper Day

On the 15th December Stonbury will be hosting Christmas Jumper Day We're encouraging all our staff and clients to don your daftest and most wonderful woollies to raise money for Save the Children. To get involved simply get 'Christmassy', pop on your pullovers and donate £2 each or text TEAMSTONBURY to 70050 to donate £5. We want all our staff to get involved, from both office and site, so dig out the Christmas knitwear and send us your photos so we can share the Christmas spirit! We would love to see all our clients join in on the fun too, send us your photos from your workplace to @Stonbury on Twitter, or email them to laura@stonbury.co.uk and we'll share the joy and donate £5 to Save the Children on your behalf. All the money raised will go to Save the Children, helping to make sure every child in the world has access to the essentials like healthcare, education, protection, and food & water.

Team Building in the North East

Earlier this month, our Yellow Team serving the North East, enjoyed their annual team day With the team recently experiencing several new recruits, what better time to reunite as one whole team and experience a range of team and competition driven activities. We're confident that our employees now have a better understanding of each other's strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Well done to Richard Helens, the shining star of the go-karting who out paced everyone by a clear 50 seconds!

Water Industry Asset and Quality Conference 2017

Stonbury were delighted to welcome over 120 delegates to the annual Water Industry Asset and Quality Conference in Burton upon Trent. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the annual conference was well attended by representatives from over 14 Water Companies across the UK and several leading Water Industry consultants. Service reservoirs and similar clean water assets play a key and crucial role in the storage and supply of drinking water. Suitably this year’s conference took a focused approach, concentrating on matters particular to service reservoirs, including methods for improving bacteriological compliance and DWI Regulation 31. The conference welcomed excellent speakers from across the industry. Amber Telford, Global Practice Leader for Water Retaining Structures (Mott MacDonald) presented an overview to the New UKWIR Publication on Treated Water Storage Assets, followed by the findings of a collaborative research project by the WRc for Innovative Modelling of Bacteriological Non-Compliance at Service Reservoirs. The introduction of a digital Q&A session, allowed the conference to be both interactive and engaging.  Guests were enabled to ask questions directly to the speaker, from the ease of a smartphone. All questions raised were answered at the end of the presentations, proving a popular method of interaction. James Stonor, Managing Director of Stonbury, addressed Regulation 31, through a presentation, ‘Lessons Learnt from a SR Water Quality Incident’. Opening with a background to the incident, delegates were encouraged to promote an open environment to share and learn from WQ incidents. The presentation was followed with a ‘Water Company Perspective’ by John McGovern, Head of Asset Investment for Northumbrian Water, emphasising the importance of working collaboratively to prevent and overcome such incidents.   In recent years, the event has developed a platform for industry innovators to showcase their latest products or services. This year saw for the first time, Geocurve - UAV Specialists, demonstrate their capabilities for asset inspection, including inspection and surveying facilities for water towers and roof tops.  Other members of the ‘Innovation Lounge’ included; Mason Clark, Polygon, Sensor UK, Gurney Environmental, and BASF. The water companies concluded the conference, providing an insight into their procedures and innovations surrounding service reservoirs. From Anglian Water, Dr Clair Dunn, Water Quality and Optimisation Manager shared an overview of using a risk based approach to improve bacteriological compliance in SRs. Finishing with an update on the progress of the Welsh Water ‘Bacti Predictor’, first introduced over two years ago by Kevin Parry, Principle Statistician, at the previous ‘Bacti Conference’. The 6th annual Water Industry Asset and Quality Conference has proven a great opportunity for networking and meeting other like-minded individuals, who face similar challenges from across the country. Martin Vickers – Head of Capital Investment Delivery, South Staffs Water “Another excellent, well organised, conference attended by a wide spectrum of professionals from across the water industry and country. The presentations were excellent with some very thought-provoking content, which will enable the whole industry to take forward some best practice common themes. To get so many industry professionals in the same room, many with the same issues and problems to address, is a fantastic achievement and testimony to the year on year growth and improvement of this event. It serves to promote and demonstrate continual development of strategies for innovation and everything that’s great about this area of solution delivery.” As always, guests were invited to finish the conference at an evening dinner, with many opportunities for networking in a less formal environment. For information or to keep up to date with details of the Water Industry Asset & Quality Conference 2018 please contact laura@stonbury.co.uk

Our Investment in Testing

Over the last 12 months, Stonbury have invested in the introduction of up to date onsite testing equipment, for the application of all coatings, especially those products that come under the umbrella of Regulation 31 We have worked closely with Elcometer, testing equipment and training providers and Polygon, environmental condition experts, to ensure the correct and latest technology is being utilised in all our ongoing and future projects.  We have invested in: Data Loggers – Constant monitoring of temperature and humidity Dew Point Meters – Live readings of surface temperature, relative humidity, air temperature, dew point Pull-Off Test Kits – Measure the adhesion of coatings onto the parent substrate Holiday Testers – Identifies defects within the coating system DFT Meters (dry film thickness) – Measures the thickness of coatings onto steel surfaces Elcometer 500 – Measures the thickness of coatings onto cementitious surfaces Moisture Meters – Measures the level of moisture within cementitious substrates All the above are critical to ensure that not only Stonbury, but the client too, can be confident that all the materials have been not only applied, but cured all as per the manufacturers Information-For-Use documentation.

EN1090 Accreditated

We are delighted to announce that we have passed our recent EN1090 audit This CE accreditation allows us to produce metal fabrications, up to Level 3 execution class within our workshop in Crewkerne. This coupled with our ability to produce bespoke timber fabrications, such as bridges and jetty’s and much more from green oak, means we can offer a full range of services to any client.

Stonbury Annual Football 2017 - Round 1

This month saw the first of our annual Stonbury 'North vs South' company matches kick off The South are currently our reigning champions, with an impressive 14-1 win.  Always time for the North Team to turn things around in Round 2.  Stay tuned for the full match review!