Festival of trees

A spectacular display of Christmas Trees will adorn the historic Holy Trinity Church in Broadgate Coventry, commencing Wednesday 7th December to Wednesday 4th January. The inspiration for this festival came from a Parish Church in Melton Mowbray, which has displayed trees for 13 years and is visited by thousands. The Rotary Club of Coventry is… Read more »

Reaching new heights

Robert and Jack Villette have recently completed IPAF training and passed with flying colours. Robert was re-accredited and Jack passed the course for the first time. A mix of theory and practical training, this course is designed to enable operators to manoeuvre, drive and position the machine safely and proficiently. It can be undertaken on… Read more »

Back the bid!

Coventry’s City of Culture bid was showcased to a wider West Midlands audience at The Birmingham Hippodrome and FPM was invited to attend. The purpose of this particular event was to encourage Coventry’s neighbours to show its support for the bid and enlighten them of the associated benefits. Inspiring presentations were given and incredible artists… Read more »

Waterproofing in time for winter

FPM’s Robert and Jack attended a training day at local company Rubber4Roofs to learn about the benefits of one of the latest products on the market for waterproofing roofs. Elastathane 25 is a polyurethane liquid system, ideal for complicated roofs where a membrane may not be an option. This system can be laid onto many… Read more »

Presidential Role at Rotary for FPM Managing Director

Robert Villette has been appointed Vice President of the Rotary Club of Coventry. In this role he will support President Kevin Vaughan in carrying out his duties. Robert will, in turn, be elected President next July. Rotary helps people of all ages locally, nationally and internationally. Being part of Rotary is more than just giving… Read more »

Apprentice moving forward

Congratulations to Jack Villette who has successfully completed his level 3 technical apprenticeship. His course was in two parts: BTEC Diploma Level 3 Construction in the Built Environment and NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Construction Contracting Operations. He is keen to develop his skills further and has now enrolled on a Foundation Degree course in… Read more »

Be aware of changes in air conditioning legislation

Ignorance is no excuse – Be aware of changes in air conditioning legislation. Legislation on air conditioning gases changed at the beginning of the year. It is no longer legal, under the Montreal Protocol, to use reclaimed R22 refrigerant due to its ozone depleting properties (ODP). The new regulations have been introduced to improve energy… Read more »

Our 5 preventative maintenance checks before the winter sets in

Preparing your building for the winter Forecasters are predicting a severe winter so make sure your building is ready for all weathers and avoid potential disasters: Take a look at FPM’s top five preventative maintenance checklist for you to carry out before the winter sets in: Check roofs for missing and slipped slates Check ceilings… Read more »

Introducing our new apprentice

FPM looks to the future by taking on Jack Villette as a technical apprentice. Robert Villette, Managing Director of FPM is a strong advocator of apprenticeships, believing that key skills will be lost forever unless we return to the traditional route of passing knowledge on to the next generation. Robert began his own career as… Read more »

Can you benefit from the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme?

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme plays a major part in the Government’s programme to manage climate change. It allows businesses to claim tax relief on investment in equipment purchased to help reduce energy consumption. If you are looking at improving the energy efficiency of your building, we recommend that you check through the Energy… Read more »