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New faces at HQ

SMD welcome two new employees to our Head Office in Poole, although their faces will be familiar to many.  …

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Julia’s House

Staff at SMD, have been spending the summer busily fundraising for a very worthy cause. Teams of cyclists and walkers…

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2017 Award Finalists

The industry has spoken and chosen its best places at which to work and the best companies to do business with for…

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Embracing a New Company Structure

SMD Ltd is in the throes of completely restructuring work practices to provide a better service for clients.   Celebrating…

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MP’s praise at SMD

SMD has been praised by an MP for its contribution to the UK’s manufacturing industry.   Poole MP Robert Syms…

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Life as an apprentice at SMD

Nineteen-year-old Kyle Grigg has been an apprentice with SMD since 2015 and is a big advocate for the scheme. He…

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Staff steel themselves for charity efforts

To donate, follow this link   Staff at SMD are steeling themselves for a series of exhausting charity efforts this summer….

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A Keane Start!

SMD appoints Kevin Keane as its new national sales manager. Kevin, who has 23 years’ experience in the industry and…

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TGN Online launched

The increasingly successful TGN Manual is now available in a Wiki-style area of the SMD website. This format allows the user to…

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30 Years in Construction!

The birth of a construction company in the year Everton FC won the 1st Division, Madonna and Bon Jovi hit…

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Crushed end floor deck sheets

TR80+ Floor deck sheets can now be provided with crushed ends. This process of closing the end of the sheet…

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Concrete Technical Report 75

SMD provides noteworthy contribution as part of the editing group involved with producing the newly publicised Concrete Society Technical Report…

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Finalist for Dorset Business Awards 2016

2016 saw SMD entering the Dorset Business Awards for the first time, many people within the DBA were amazed that…

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Construction Enquirer Awards

It was with a mixture of in trepidation and excitement when SMD accepted the invite to the inaugural Construction Enquirer…

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Safety Awards from BSG

SMD pick up ‘’Sub-contractor of the year’’ and ‘’Member of the year, Highly commended for the South West’’ Awards at…

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Safety Award Nominee

We have been nominated for a Building Safety Group (BSG) H&S Award which is being held on 19th October 2016….

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Technical Guidance Notes RELAUNCHED

Based on the success of our Guidance Notes section in our previous Technical Brochure, we have spent a considerable time updating the…

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VoidSafe™ Protection System

Site solutions with added value With a large range of solutions to site safety, protection, services and access products available…

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The nominees are…

Over the past 29 years, we have developed established relationships with many clients and subcontractors, working together to produce some…

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Quality recognised

A huge congratulations to all the SMD site operatives who have been working on Building 6 at First Street, Manchester,…

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Estimating 100 miles of pain!

The “Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride”, is a daunting 100 miles of rolling hills and roads, when Jim Brokenshire (SMD Estimator)…

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London to Manchester

The Scalpel, 52 Lime Street, London (Pictured) It started with the Gerkin, then followed by the Walkie Talkie and then…

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New Midlands Logistics Centre

The new home of the Midlands Logistics Centre (MLC) has undergone a huge transformation since the start of 2016, with…

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SMD & HILTI testing of gas fixing tools

April saw testing of the suitability of gas nails and the use of the HILTI GX-3 tool at Lincoln University….

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SR Roof deck range increases!

Following the launch of our roof deck profiles in January 2016 (SR30+, SR35+, SR60+ and SR100), we are proud to announce that…

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In its Element!

Following the launch of the rebranded version of SMD Elements 1.2, March 2016 saw the highest monthly number of downloads…

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Design services for calculations & reinforcement

To ensure we continue to offer the most comprehensive products and services right from design through to construction, we have…

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Galvanised coil producers increase price

During the last 18 months the steel industry has experienced a period of stability in relation to galvanised coil prices…

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High Durability (HD) floor deck option

In response to demand, our floor deck profiles are now available with a Higher Durability coating. The programme and economical benefits…

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