Cuttings News

January 31, 2024
County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex

In January Cuttings Lightning Protection were awarded the contract for the installation of lightning protection to County Hall in Chichester The new county hall in the grounds of Wren House was designed by Cecil G Stillman, the County Architect, in the Georgian Revival style, and was built between 1933 and 1936 The new Lightning Protection System (LPS) is […]

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November 9, 2023
Oak Park Dairy, Broadoak, Exeter

In November Cuttings Lightning Protection were awarded the contract for specialist lightning protection at Oak Park Dairy in Exeter. The project involves the installation of an 'isolated' protection system using High Voltage Insulated (HVI) conductors supplied by DEHN UK Ltd. This method is designed to capture the lightning current above the structure being protected and then to […]

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October 20, 2023
Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich

October saw Cuttings Lightning Protection awarded the contract on the £50m revamp of NHS Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich. Steels frames for the new ward blocks have already commenced and the project is aiming to complete by the end of 2024. Cuttings are installing a Lightning Protection system to all new buildings.

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September 29, 2023
Gascoigne Estate Phase 3B, Barking, East London

September saw Cuttings Lightning Protection win the Lightning Protection installation work on Phase 3B of Gascoigne Estate in Barking. Construction has started this summer, with homes finished by the beginning of 2026. Main Contractorr, Wates, will use modern methods of construction such as offsite production of balconies, bathrooms and utilities cupboards to reduce construction time on site.

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August 4, 2023
Marian Place, Bethnal Green, London

In another incredibly successful month of contract wins, July saw Cuttings Lightning Protection securing the work on this beauty! Say hello to Marian Place in Bethnal Green, London which will provide 555 exceptional new homes nestling in 1.75 acres of accessible public open space. Site clearance has taken place, leaving two original gasholders which will house stunning […]

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July 14, 2023
Lot M3, North West Cambridge

Works continue on the stunning Hill Partnership site in North West Cambridge. The Lot M3 development is located at the centre of the wider North West Cambridge Masterplan. This part of the development is a reinforced concrete frame incorporating 10,000 sq m of residential and commercial space over a 3,900 sq m semi-basement undercroft housing […]

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June 1, 2023
Oval Village, Central London

Works continue on the stunning Berkeley Homes site known as Oval Village. Oval Village is moments from the iconic Oval Cricket Stadium in Central London, Built on the site of the historic Oval Gasworks. Located less than 9 minutes walk to Vauxhall Station, 10 minutes walk to Oval and Kennington Underground Stations. It is developed […]

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May 15, 2023
Pentre Awel - Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village

Construction will soon begin of a £200 million wellness and life science village on the outskirts Llanelli. The long-awaited Pentre Awel scheme at Delta Lakes will comprise a new leisure centre, hydrotherapy pool, academic, research and business space, health and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living accommodation, open market and social housing, a nursing home and hotel. […]

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May 12, 2023
The Waterfront, West Quay Marina, Poole

West Quay Developments (Poole) gained planning permission in July 2016 to build 291 flats on the site, as well as retail units, car parking, and a quayside walkway all with stunning views of the marina and beyond. The company recently announced its intention to demolish the derelict existing buildings, which formerly housed City Bay Views […]

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May 9, 2023
One Eastside - Birmingham's tallest residential tower

Birmingham developer Court Collaboration has signed up JRL-owned main contractor Midgard to deliver its 51-storey project One Eastside scheme. One Eastside will be the city’s tallest residential tower at over 154m and will be Midgard’s second tallest project, after CanaryWharf’s 65-storey Consort Place. The Birmingham project, which also includes a 16-storey block, will provide 667 […]

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May 2, 2023
Former Debenhams store to be re-vamped.

The iconic former Debenhams store on London's Oxford Street is to be remodelled to provide new retail and office facilities. It will retain the existing building on 334 Oxford Street, adding new facades and three upper storeys with terraces. The refurbished building, which takes up a whole block close to Bond Street tube station, will […]

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April 21, 2023
New Waste Management Facility for Essex.

The Rivenhall IWMF and Energy Centre aims to convert 595,000 tonnes of waste through sustainable waste management. With the increasing demand for raw materials generating energy from waste is more essential than ever. The specialist team at the Rivenhall IWMF and Energy Centre will be working diligently to use waste in an energy-efficient manner to […]

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April 6, 2023
Two amazing additions to the skyline of London

Cuttings have commenced the Lightning Protection and Specialist Earthing on two amazing new buildings in the heart of the City of London. One Leadenhall and 8 Bishopsgate will each create different, but both extremely enviable, high-end commercial spaces.

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March 21, 2023
Dugganite Racing all set to go!

For 2023, Cuttings continue to support Dugganite Racing for this years Ginetta GT Championship. The car looks amazing, and we wish all the best to Ian Duggan and the rest of the Dugganite team. The first race is at Oulston Park on Easter Monday, and lets hope it's a good start to the season. Credits […]

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February 22, 2023
R C Cutting welcome Cuttings South Ltd

As of January 2023, the staff and engineers from Cuttings South Ltd have moved over to the main business of R C Cutting & Co Ltd, known to most people simply as Cuttings. Welcome on board everyone! In our 144th year, we're stronger than ever and our branch network of London, Essex, Sussex and Bristol […]

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January 9, 2023
Constructionline Gold accreditation

We are proud to announce that we have renewed our Common Assessment Standard accreditation. This year we have selected Constructionline as our assessment body, and we have obtained compliance to the Gold standard. New year, new accreditation!

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August 3, 2022
Kevin Fox official appointment as Director

We are delighted to announce that Kevin Fox has been appointed as Maintenance Director for Cuttings and has been registered at Companies House. Kevin has been with Cuttings since 2016 and he has been responsible for a 400% growth in our maintenance work whilst maintaining the high standards that Cuttings are known for. Kevin has […]

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June 20, 2022
STRIKE app goes live!

After rigorous testing, the bespoke Cuttings STRIKE app for mobile test & inspection of Lightning Protections systems goes live today. The app brings efficiency to the process on site, and the managers can immediately see, adapt, and issue the data that is received in the Strike Office Manager. Thanks to all of the development team […]

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July 28, 2021
Cutting gain award at the NBCA

We are delighted that we were recognised with an award in the Specialist Contractor category at the 2020/21 National Building & Construction Awards held on the 21st July at the Wembley Hilton. In plush surroundings, many of the top contractors in the country were represented and we are honoured to be seen as one of […]

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May 13, 2021
Cuttings are NBCA finalists

Cuttings are delighted to have been selected as finalists in the National Building and Construction Awards in the categories of Specialist Contractor of the Year and Subcontractor of the Year for the 2020 The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 21st July at the Wembley Hilton Contact us at for all your Lightning […]

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March 3, 2021
Data Centre project wins

Our Estimating teams have been having great success in the field of Lightning Protection and Electrical Earthing for Data Centres. With considerable experience we help to can deliver your Data Centre project from design, through installation, to planned maintenance. Contact our Estimating team at

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July 27, 2020
Cuttings Maintenance is setting new records.

Our Maintenance Division under the steering of Kevin Fox has seen consistent and sustained growth, even over the recent lock-down period. From individual properties to national portfolios, we can deliver on your Lightning Protection maintenance requirements. Coupled with our network of regional offices, we are able to manage and deliver national contracts both cost effectively […]

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June 30, 2020
Cuttings South are now on board

A milestone event happened in June with the completion of the merger between Cuttings and Orion Lightning Protection to form Cuttings South. This now provides an even greater opportunity for our services to be delivered both regionally and on a national basis. Jason Harfield is our Divisional Director for Cuttings South and he is available […]

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March 9, 2020
Apprentice receives award

Cuttings are proud that our apprentice Daniel Lodge received the award of his NVQ2 in Lightning Conductor Engineering at the annual ceremony on the 5th March 2020, seen here with Training Group chairman Paul Cripps and host for the evening comedian Matt Richardson. Daniel was also nominated as the best Lightning Conductor apprentice. Congratulations Daniel!

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January 27, 2020
Safety Schemes In Procurement

Cuttings are proud to have achieved their SSIP accreditation with Achilles to site alongside the Common Assessment Standard that we already hold with them.

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January 8, 2020
Kevin Fox appointed as Director of Maintenance

Having steered the division to new heights, Kevin has joined the board as Director of Maintenance, seen here being congratulated by MD John Jolly. Kevin has ambitious plans for the year ahead with growth and expansion as a target, while maintaining high customer service.

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November 27, 2019
Cuttings at London Build Expo

Cuttings exhibited at the busy and vibrant London Build Expo in November meeting hundreds of clients and contractors. The show was such a success that we’ll be there again next year. Dates to follow.

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August 12, 2019
Cuttings East opens for business.

The operation is now up and running, and headed by Adam Bateman, where they will be focussing on projects and clients in the East of England with a dedicated Estimator, Projects Manager and teams of qualified and experienced engineers.

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July 25, 2019
Common Assessment Standard (CAS)

We are proud to announce Cuttings are among the first UK contractors to be accredited to the Common Assessment Standard (CAS). This scheme will ultimately ensure that contractors only have to pre-qualify with one provider, and we chose the Achilles Building Confidence platform as our preferred assessment route. Less time on pre-qualification means that we can […]

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May 21, 2019
Cuttings East

We are thrilled to announce that Adam Bateman is joining the Cuttings family. Adam has 30 years experience in our industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge and will head up our venture known as Cuttings East. We look forward to working with Adam and developing a new regional office, from which we will deliver […]

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March 29, 2019
Temperate House, Kew Gardens update

A follow up on our work at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Congratulations to our client Halsion Ltd, and to the main contractor ISG on the spectacular refurbishment Temperate House. The Grade I listed building is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, and thousands of plants had to be removed and stored during the works. […]

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February 6, 2019
Leading the charge.

We've now taken delivery of 3 of the latest plug-in hybrid cars for our fleet We're now at almost 65% of our car fleet as hybrids, so reducing our impact on the environment. By 2020 our target is 75% and by 2022 it's 100%. Needless to say, but the electric charging points at our offices are […]

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October 31, 2018
Cuttings achieve Constructionline Gold standard

Constructionline Level 3 Gold To expand on our Constructionline accreditation, Cuttings have now achieved the Level 3 Gold standard. This adds to our ability to demonstrate our competence to our client base, where we like to think that all customers are in safe hands with us.

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October 3, 2018
A touch of class

The Waldorf, Aldwych We're delighted to be back working at this iconic hotel. As part of a phased refurbishment on this Grade 2 Listed Building, going back to 2005, Cuttings are being brought back to continue with the upgrade of the Lightning Protection System - this stage is the glorious front elevation.

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July 11, 2018
Homes for Haringey success

Cuttings are delighted to have been selected to work with Homes for Haringey. Following the tender process, we will start a 5 year maintenance programme for the borough wide housing stock, including Risk Assessments and compliance reviews. Our Kevin Fox spearheaded the tender, and has a growing team including Billy Limby (Testing Manager) and Jason Howard (Repairs […]

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June 21, 2018
Cuttings leading the industry.

The 17th May 2018 was something of a historic day for Cuttings. With the AGM's of both the Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group (SLPTG) and ATLAS being held on the same day we saw our Operations Director Paul Cripps becoming Chairman of the Training Group and our Managing Director John Jolly being elected as […]

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March 12, 2018
Birthday treat but no wrapping.

John Blanks, our manager in charge of Quality Control took delivery of his new car on his birthday. John has been with Cuttings for 28 years and looks after our post-installation inspections and operative training and development. His new car is our latest plug-in hybrid which now takes our fleet tally to over 50% of […]

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February 28, 2018
Temperate House, Kew Gardens

It's great to be working back at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew! Having undertaken a site wide programme to risk assess and install lightning protection to all relevant buildings at the site between 2012 and 2014, we are now back on site as the term maintenance contractor and are subcontracted on the ISG refurbishment […]

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September 26, 2017
Alexandra Palace

We are delighted to be working with Reed M&E and Kier to undertake Lightning Protection works at the iconic Alexandra Palace in North London. The redevelopment and refurbishment works continue thanks to contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Haringey Council.      

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September 4, 2017
Canada Court, Wembley

We are happy to announce a contract with Sisk to provide Lightning Protection at the Quintain project known as Canada Court at Wembley. This development will provide a some 700+ apartments along with retail units and shared amenity space.      

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September 4, 2017
East Slope Development, University of Sussex

Cuttings are delighted to be working with Balfour Beatty at the University of Sussex to undertake the  Lightning Protection Systems installations to the new East Slope development. This is a large scale project of some 28 buildings to provide almost 2,500 bedrooms. It is already underway and will complete in 2020.      

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July 7, 2017
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Cuttings are delighted to be working with Engie at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to undertake the annual maintenance of the many Lightning Protection Systems that are installed. We were selected in 2012 and worked directly with the Estates Management team to provide lightning protection and surge protection to many of the historic and important […]

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July 7, 2017
The Dumont, SE1

The Dumont completes the St James' trio of buildings on the Albert Embankment on the south bank of the River Thames. London's new riverfront address with direct views of the Palace of Westminster, London Eye, The City and beyond. Cuttings are proud to have been selected by St. James to work on this prestigious project.

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July 7, 2017
Upton Park Redevelopment - Upton Gardens

Located in a thriving area of the Borough of Newham, Upton Gardens will consist of 842 new properties, one, two, three and four-bedroom homes. Newham was among one of the Boroughs which played host to the London 2012 Olympics, and as a result is currently benefitting from significant urban regeneration and infrastructure investment. With West […]

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July 7, 2017
Twickenham Stadium East Stand

The Rugby Football Union is to spend £54m extending the stand outwards to add six levels for hospitality and conference events. Designed by Mott MacDonald, the redevelopment plan will double the available space on the east stand to around 220,000 sq ft but not affect the existing bowl infrastructure and seating. Mace was originally brought on board as […]

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April 4, 2017
Hendon Waterside

Hendon Waterside is an exceptionally important regeneration scheme in the London Borough of Barnet. Cuttings have been working with Barratt London on the site for several years, and we have now been awarded works on Blocks 3B & 3C. The latest phase of the Hendon Waterside development continues the regeneration of the area into a thriving and […]

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April 4, 2017
Park Crescent West, London

Park Crescent West was a prestigious Sir John Nash Grade 1 listed building located in Regents Park, substantially bomb damaged in World War 2, now due for a complete rebuild with completion in 2019. Cuttings have been appointed for the first stage of this fantastic development which includes transforming this building into 76 residences. Main Contractor […]

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April 3, 2017
OHSAS 18001

We are proud to announce that we have now achieved OHSAS 18001. This adds to our growing list of accreditations and compliance schemes. Copies of our certificates are available on request - please email us at

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April 2, 2017
Piccadilly Lights

The iconic lights in Piccadilly Circus are being upgraded and this includes protection against lightning damage which will be provided by us. The Piccadilly Lights owned by Land Securities will undertake the major upgrade from January 2017. The existing screens will be replaced with Europe’s largest single digital screen, which will retain its renowned curved […]

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