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Why fixing a pothole means more than just safe journeys

Why fixing a pothole means more than just safe journeys

We know about the damage that potholes can do to vehicles, but the knock-on impacts on people’s lives should also be considered when calculating the value of fixing them. Here’s one person’s story… During lockdown last year, Cath was on her way to hospital for an MRI...

Everybody deserves a second chance

Everybody deserves a second chance

“If you came into the depot today, and looked round, you wouldn’t know who was who,” says Dave Bamford, director at AMC (NW) Group. “Everyone is happy to be there and everyone is treated the same.” Yet, some of his team are ex-offenders. And some of them are still in...

Case study: Bath and North East Somerset Council

Case study: Bath and North East Somerset Council

The Challenge In late 2019 VolkerHighways used Thermal Road Repairs (TRR) technology to fix a test carriageway defect in the bus lane of a busy A-road in Bath. After 18 months, the repair remained intact and unchanged, at which point VolkerHighways and its client,...

Climate change – are we changing?

Climate change – are we changing?

With the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to take stock of how things have progressed since the last most significant conference: COP21 in 2015, where Governments signed up to their climate change...

Roads and renewable energy

Roads and renewable energy

Renewable energy is an important element of the Thermal Road Repairs; it uses solar power to charge up the heaters we use in the repair process, which is one of the reasons why our technology is so low carbon compared to other methods. We are not alone in our interest...

How to innovate: five top tips for SMEs

How to innovate: five top tips for SMEs

Thermal Road Repairs (TRR) has been developing and improving its thermal – and other – technology for over five years. It hasn’t been an easy journey from great idea to thriving business, but it has been a dynamic one.  Below, we share some of the lessons we learned...

Climate change: the bad news for potholes

Climate change: the bad news for potholes

Earlier this month, Scotland enjoyed its warmest day in 115 years. On Wednesday 5 September the temperature in Charterhall reached 28.6C, the highest the country had seen since 1906 when the temperature in Gordon Castle, Moray, rose to 32.2C. While people up in...

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