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900mm Boards

900mm Boards

Astins have been undertaking important collaborative research into the effect of plasterboard weight on our Operative’s health and wellbeing. The outcome of our research, we hope, may help lobby the industry by highlighting this important issue and the options available for plasterboard. Astins first began using 900mm boards at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

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2 Million RIDDOR Free Hours Worked

2 Million RIDDOR Free Hours Worked

Astins are proud to have reached an amazing 2 million hours worked without a RIDDOR accident*. This is the first time we have achieved this fantastic milestone! Gavin Palmer, QHEST Manager said, “This is the first time we have reached 2 million RIDDOR free hours. It is an excellent result and shows the dedication to […]

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Astins Apprenticeship Scheme

Astins Apprenticeship Scheme

In September Astins welcomed nine individuals onto the Astins Apprenticeship Scheme. The programme, which lasts two years, provides the apprentices with an opportunity to develop their Drylining skills and gain their NVQ Level 2 and CSCS Blue Skilled card. Based at the Astins Institute training facility in Battersea London, they are learning the basics from […]

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Astins secures work at the New Papworth Hospital Project

Astins secures work at the New Papworth Hospital Project

Astins is delighted to announce that it has secured work at the New Papworth Hospital Project in Cambridge for Skanska. The project comprises the construction and fit out of a new specialist Cardio-thoracic Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus as part of the ongoing works in and around the Cambridge area. Consisting of seven floors, […]

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Lambeth Council Training Programme

Lambeth Council Training Programme

Astins are pleased to be once again working with Lambeth Council to deliver a six week introduction to dry-lining course for people looking to get a start in the industry.  This is the third trainee programme we will have successfully delivered. On 26th October, ten previously unemployed individuals arrived at our training facility to begin […]

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Astins secures work at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Astins secures work at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Astins is pleased to announce it has secured work at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh for Brookfield Multiplex. The six storey hospital building (including basement) comprises a large atrium with a shop and café, a skylight linking both hospital entrances, a helipad on the roof and link building adjoining the adult and paediatric […]

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Astins secures work at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Astins secures work at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Astins is pleased to announce it has secured work at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Skanska. The New Clinical Building will form part of Phase 2 of the children’s hospital redevelopment project, comprising 110 new hospital beds and 2 operating theatres built within an 8 storey reconstructed and extended block surrounded by existing live […]

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London Borough of Wandsworth Construction Summit

London Borough of Wandsworth Construction Summit

John Rogerson and Rebecca Hislam were invited to attend and represent Astins at the recent Construction Summit held in the borough on 15th July. Cllr. Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, arranged the summit in order to bring together developers, main contractors and sub-contractors from the construction industry with the key aim to discuss how […]

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Astins win an award for Behavioural Safety at the Heathrow’s Supplier Health & Safety Awards

Astins win an award for Behavioural Safety at the Heathrow’s Supplier Health & Safety Awards

Astins are proud to have won an award for Behavioural Safety at the Heathrow’s Supplier Health & Safety Awards, held on 29th January 2015. This is the second time Astins have been recognised by Heathrow for their behavioural safety through these awards and furthermore Astins were the only subcontractor nominated for any awards on the […]

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Astins starts work at Kidbrooke Village

Astins starts work at Kidbrooke Village

Astins have started on site at Kidbrooke Village for Berkeley Homes, working on two low rise residential towers of eight and nine storey’s that are comprised of 114 apartments. In addition the Astins team will be delivering seven townhouses and a gym area at the project. The contract is worth £1.5m to Astins and scope […]

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