Who We Are!

We have finally got our new company video finished and hope you enjoy watching it! We wanted to give our clients and everyone we work for, and with, a little insight into who we actually are and what things are important to us. During the course of making this film there were a large number … Continued

Awareness of Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health is the way in which people think, feel and overcome situations; it is part of their psychological and emotional wellbeing. For years the subject of mental health has been ignored, and it is only recently that there has been a concerted drive to remove the stigma associated with poor mental health and to … Continued

Champagne + Fromage – Women in Construction

Szerelmey hosted its first “Women in Construction” event this week at Champagne + Fromage in Covent Garden, which was great fun. We had a lively group of ladies and it is fair to say the champagne went down very well (and quickly)!! Although the issues surrounding Women in Construction are serious and finally very present … Continued

Christmas Jumper Day

Today is Christmas Jumper Day, which meant the Szerelmey team jumped at the opportunity to don their festive knitwear (and assorted Christmas accessories). The most striking outfits included a human Christmas pudding and an appearance from Santa Claus! The whole team looked great and are now well and truly in the mood for Christmas.   … Continued

Working at Height

Working at height is often unavoidable in the construction industry. Whether installing stone via a scaffold, surveying and restoring facades from mast climbers and abseils, or even working on and from vehicles and MEWPs, our operatives are exposed to the dangers of working at height. Falling from height is the most common cause of workplace … Continued

New Scotland Yard and the British Museum win RIBA Awards

New Scotland Yard, formerly the Curtis Green building, has recently won a RIBA London Award and a RIBA National Award in the 2017 competition. The building, located on the Thames Embankment a short distance from the Houses of Parliament, has undergone a remodelling, restoration and extension to turn it in to the new headquarters of … Continued

Dragon Boat Challenge

On 22 June, the ‘Szerelmey Scuttlebutts’ took to the water as part of the CRASH charity Dragon Boat Challenge. The event saw 40 teams from across the construction industry descend on Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre to compete in a series of 100m sprints in the Chinese-inspired boats.    After the first “warm-up” race, the … Continued

Stone Federation Heritage Launch

The Stone Federation’s Heritage Launch In May the Stone Federation GB launched the new Stone Heritage Group at the Royal College of Surgeons. The evening began with a drinks reception and a chance to talk with exhibitors and Stone Federation members. The presentations were opened by our very own Bernard Burns, Chairman of the Stone … Continued

New Scotland Yard

The New Scotland Yard building just down the river Thames from Westminster has recently had its new extension and stonework completed, and has featured quite heavily in industry press. The original building was designed by architect William Curtis Green in 1935, and finished five years later. It was originally used as an extension to the … Continued

The Dangers of Silica Dust

Writing in the fourth century BC, the Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates noted how miners would become breathless from breathing in dust. Fast forward to the 1930s and the US Department of Labor undertook a study that highlighted the hazards of respirable crystalline silica after a spate of worker deaths. Yet despite this precedent, today the … Continued