Can I have that E type Jaguar please?

One of the most tragic and saddest sights I have ever seen occurs in the Italian Job. Let me be completely clear here, am talking about the Italian Job. No, not that Mark Wahlberg abomination, the Italian Job, with Michael Caine and Sir Noel Coward, oh and Benny Hill. You know the scene, and of you don’t I will painfully relay it. It concerns the … Continue reading Can I have that E type Jaguar please?

Why is Formula 1 still a man’s world for racing drivers?

It’s hard to believe that after 62 years, Formula 1 has only seen five women compete in a grand prix. Compare this to the 822 men who have taken part and it’s obvious that there is a serious lack of female drivers. But why? Image Credit Limited spaces With no female drivers to look up to, young women are unlikely to decide that the world … Continue reading Why is Formula 1 still a man’s world for racing drivers?

Spring into Spring with a trip to the Forest of Dean

With a few bank holidays coming up, and the clocks finally going forward, we will hopefully have some nicer weather to look forward to. With this in mind, you might start thinking about getting outdoors again, blowing out the cobwebs and enjoying the fresh air after a long cold winter indoors. After all the snow and ice we have had this year Spring will be … Continue reading Spring into Spring with a trip to the Forest of Dean

An introduction to elastomers

Elastomers are a group of rubbery elastic materials. They can be stretched and then recover their original shape. They do this because the molecules comprising them are in long wiry coiled chains that are extended when force is applied but then snap back (sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly) to their original compacted arrangements. Image Credit The word was invented as an abbreviation of “elastic polymer”. Rubber … Continue reading An introduction to elastomers

Ductwork and fire resistance: legal responsibilities

In the wake of high profile fire related tragedies like Grenfell Tower, the spotlight is turning firmly onto fire safety in our commercial and public buildings. But do you know your responsibilities as regards fire resistance and ductwork? Image Credit A legal obligation Under sections 5.3 and 5.4 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is now a legal obligation to prove that … Continue reading Ductwork and fire resistance: legal responsibilities

Choosing the best adhesive for metal to metal bonding

There are more ways to achieve metal to metal bonding than ever before, from age-old thermal joining techniques such as welding, brazing or soldering to mechanical fastening with hardware such as rivets and newer bonding options such as liquid adhesive or tape. If you have been wondering which to choose for your next metal to metal bonding project, read on, as here we look at … Continue reading Choosing the best adhesive for metal to metal bonding