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Our blog provides tips and insights to help you understand and get the most out of your buildings and systems. Written by our experienced team, these articles cover a range of topics to help you understand the importance of regular maintenance and building upgrades. Got a question? Speak to our team today.

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What is an M&E contractor?

And what’s the difference between M&E and MEP? Within building and construction management, mechanical and electrical (M&E) contractors are vital when it comes to the successful completion and operation of any modern building project, including educational facilities, retail properties, and health and leisure buildings. At Cooper Weston, we are accredited and experienced M&E contractors. Our…

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Do We Need A Facilities Management Company?

When considering the operational efficiency and overall well-being of your business, you might ask, ‘do we need a facilities management company?’ The expertise, cost-effectiveness, and specialised services offered by facilities management experts may hold the key to addressing critical aspects of your company’s infrastructure. Before making a decision, it’s essential to weigh the benefits of…

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What Is An EV Charger?

If you own an electric vehicle, you’ll need to use an EV charger to recharge its battery. So, what’s an EV charger? Simply put, an EV charger is a device that supplies electric energy for the recharging of electric vehicles. These chargers come in various types, including home chargers and public chargers. The installation of…

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Importance Of Regular AC Maintenance

Our daily lives can depend on the comfort and reliability of air conditioning units. Whether in residential, commercial, or industrial settings, air conditioning is essential for maintaining a comfortable environment, especially during hot summer months. Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure that air conditioning units function optimally. Air conditioning maintenance involves inspecting, cleaning, and servicing…

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Importance of Regular Testing for Emergency Lighting Systems

Emergency lighting testing is a systematic process of inspecting, evaluating, and verifying the functionality of emergency lighting systems within buildings or facilities. These systems are designed to provide light when normal lighting fails during a fire, power cut, or other emergencies to assist in safe evacuation and emergency response. Such lighting systems include escape route…

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5 Benefits of Structured Data Cabling

Structured data cabling is the backbone of modern IT infrastructure. It’s a standardised and organised system for designing and installing cabling infrastructure in buildings. It includes cables, connectors, and components that provide a reliable and scalable foundation for data, voice, and video communication. This organised approach simplifies management, ensures reliability, and supports various applications in…

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What is PPM in Maintenance?

Planned Preventative Maintenance is a key concept in many industries. It serves as a proactive strategy to ensure that your equipment and assets remain in pristine working condition, preventing the nightmarish scenario of unexpected and costly breakdowns. In this article, you’ll discover the basics of PPM, how it works, its benefits over reactive maintenance, and…

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What Is A Net Zero Strategy?

A net zero strategy has become an essential consideration for businesses across all sectors looking to reduce their environmental impact and demonstrate sustainability leadership. But what exactly is “net zero” and why does your business need a net zero strategy? Put simply, net zero refers to achieving a balance between the carbon dioxide emissions your…

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