A.C.Beck Annual start right day

For the third consecutive year we have hosted a Start Right training day at the Dulux Academy. It is our aim to begin the year positively and at the academy centre over 45 of our decorators were put through training for airless spraying, wallpaper hanging and RepairCare application.

As an ongoing commitment to improve quality and service on site, foreman training was also carried out during the day. This was a chance to address all aspects of roles and responsibilities for our foreman.  

Dulux’s fantastic facilities allow for a great place to learn new skills whilst under the eye of their trained instructors. Once again the feedback for the start right day has been fantastic & we thank Dulux for hosting A.C.Beck.

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Lead Chimney capping installed

At our current refurbishment job in Maidenhead, there are 6 chimney stacks where the previous flaunching had eroded away. Instead of applying a mortar bedding on top of the chimney again, we decided to weld a code 6 graded Lead capping.

By using a Code 6 Lead it would be thick enough to be shaped & welded to the chimney stack, as well as providing a greater protection for many years to come.

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Improving sustainability as a company

We welcomed Brewers Decorator Centre to our head office for a seminar on sustainability. This focused on, as a company, how we can recycle all metal & plastic paint cans. This is a direct focus on helping to improve recycling and environmental performance.

Together with Brewers, we now have a procedure in place which allows us to;

  1. Order recycling sacks from branch.
  2. The branch will dispatch a quantity with the van on it’s next delivery.
  3. When the sacks are full, we will request a branch collection.
  4. Once delivered back to branch we will be issued with a Waste Transfer notice.

“As a fact, the metal recycling facilities used by Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) typically achieve a 99% recycling rate & plastic typically achieves an 85% recycling rate.”

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Exploring the benefits of a healthier lifestyle

On Monday afternoon we invited Mark Bennett from Entire Wellbeing to our office to discuss the vast benefits of implementing a healthier lifestyle. A.C. Beck takes pride in insuring the well being of it’s employee’s and is looking to offer further guidance where necessary. After an introduction into Mark’s experience and previous case studies, we then began the presentation.

Mark started to discuss the main factors that make up the wheel of health. These included diet, nutrition, sleep, stress and environmental factors. We were introduced to new techniques on overcoming issues which individuals may have within any of the main factors. It was an eye opening experience on how nutrition plays a bigger part on your day to day life than most people would expect & by making a simple change can see your health reap the rewards.

Other topics of discussion included nutritious foods, environmental issues, genes & the shocking stats that are an effect of human caused factors.




If you would like to find out more than take a look at https://entirewellbeing.com


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Putting WindowCare into practice

Since the scaffold has been erected at our latest refurbishment project (see previous post), we have been able to gain access to all features at the rear of the building. There are a number of rotten wood cills, windows & fascia’s which have required extensive Repair care works. We have to ensure we preserve the wood, apply and remould the repair care and prepare for decorating.

In the image below you can see the detailed work that has gone into restoring this fascia panel with the help of Windowcare Repair Care.

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Refurbishment project begins

After full interior refurbishment was completed over the main section of the winter period, we have begun works on a 2 phase exterior programme. Over the coming weeks we will be using our 5 lift scaffold to assist us with pointing, extensive window repairs & roofing works. This will include re- roofing, replacing slates & general maintenance.

Remember to follow our Twitter page for regular updates and images @ACBeckLtd

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Wokingham exterior refurbishment works have begun

A.C Beck are currently carrying out full exterior refurbishment works at the Grade 2 listed Montague House in Wokingham. With a 3 lift rear elevation scaffold erected, works are being carried out to over 65 windows, redecoration to full exterior, lead flashing repairs as well as roof repairs, re-pointing and general maintenance.

The new A.C Beck Cherry picker is also on its maiden outing!

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Theatre Royal Windsor video goes live!

We have completed work at the prestigious Theatre Windsor Royal. Refurbishment and full re-decoration works were carried out to the auditorium, downstairs corridors & front lobby. The project was featured in the Maidenhead Advertiser, take a look by clicking the following link – Curtain goes up on new look for Theatre Royal Windsor

Be sure to take a look at the video showcasing the work that went into bringing the theatre back to life. Why not tweet us at @ACBeckLtd with your thoughts!


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New contract secured in Reading for Gallifordtry.

We have been successful in securing the decorating package at Forbury Place Phase 2 for one of our premier clients Gallifordtry Construction. Watch the job progress on our twitter feed here @ACBeckLtd

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ACBeck wins Award for works to School Hall Library Eton College.


Amongst fierce competition ACBeck win prestigious award for Highly decorative works at School Hall Library Eton College

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