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22nd November 2018

The skills gap is a serious issue for the construction industry. In fact, earlier this year the @Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) reported that the industry will need to find 157,000 new recruits by 2021 in order to keep up with demand. Earlier this year, the @Construction Leadership Council (CLC) published its 2018 Skills Strategy and Action Plan (SSAP), but does it go far enough? This week saw @Andrew Eldred, @ECA director of employment and skills, comment on what more needs to be done to tackle the UK skills shortage. 


The Big Bristan Story: Commissioning and Servicing

With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing quality products built to last, we know that our products, when properly installed and maintained, can stand the test of time. However, factors such as incorrect installation or specification, product misuse and irregular servicing can eventually lead to issues.

For contractors, a fit and forget solution is ideal, and if it keeps the building manager and end user happy too, that’s an additional bonus.

With this in mind, Bristan has launched a new commissioning and servicing package aimed at giving contractors the peace of mind that the product they ordered is ready and able to perform as it should and will be taken care of throughout its lifespan.

So, what does the service involve?

Bristan is offering three tiers – commissioning, standard service and premium service.

The commissioning package is aimed at contractors who want to ensure that Bristan products are installed correctly and calibrated in a way that delivers optimal performance. As part of the commissioning offering, Bristan’s experts will also help to identify wrongly specified products and provide advice on the best product replacements if required. Investing a little time in having your products commissioned correctly from the start could save you a great deal of trouble in the future.

The standard service package is for those who want to take a more proactive, less reactive approach, with scheduled servicing and discounts on multiple services throughout the year. Bristan’s engineers know our products inside out and can provide genuine expertise that will ensure our products continue to function throughout their lifetime. This level also provides an extended product warranty for the duration of the service agreement.

Finally, the premium service package, which includes the commissioning service as part of the package, it also provides an enhanced level of customer support with scheduled out of hours servicing and one unscheduled call out per year – at a time when its most needed. People who opt for this service agreement will also receive an extended product warranty, plus discount on replacement products and accessories.

The annual service fee takes into account the number of products to be serviced, the number of services per year and the level of service the customer has selected (Standard or Premium).

Bristan’s nationwide network of specialist service engineers is here to make sure our products work perfectly from day one – and continue to do so well into the future.

If you are interested in a simple and cost-effective way to protect your investment, ensure duty of care and prevent unnecessary disruption, get in touch with our dedicated commissioning and service team today.

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Female hands commissioning a product

A Bristan shower valve having it's piston lubricated

A shower valve being serviced
This week, the contractor headlines have been dominated by employment issues.

Andrew Eldred, ECA director of employment and skills, commented on what needs to be done to tackle the UK skills shortage, whilst gender and ethnicity pay gap issues were highlighted in the pages of Construction News.

The construction industry requires an estimated 157,000 new recruits by 2021 in order to keep up with demand, and in order to achieve this, there not only needs to be a greater appeal to young people, but greater diversity across the board.

In positive news, deputy first minister for Scotland, John Swinney, has announced a further £1bn is to be invested into the rebuilding and refurbishment of Scottish schools, posing a massive opportunity for contractors across the country.