Maintenance & Equipment News for Churches, Schools and Leisure

your gateway to equipping and servicing communal buildings including: Church, School, Leisure, Conference Centre and Hospitality Sectors

Crown Wood Publications Limited, established in 1985, publishes online and traditional magazines, newsletters and supplier directories for the benefit of building and maintenance officers.

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Maintenance & Equipment News

Church and School Maintenance News Magazine

Schools Equipment News Direct

Schools Equipment News Direct

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Featured Articles

Church Featured Articles

Care and repair of church floors

Care and repair of church floors

When people enter an old building, step onto a churchyard path or walk down a street in an ancient town their natural inclination is to look up – at a moulded plaster ceiling, at glorious stained glass windows or at panelled walls. We rarely look down.

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An Open Invitation!

An Open Invitation!

Over the past few years, care homes across the United Kingdom have opened their doors on the third Friday of June, inviting all members of the public in to see for themselves how reputable care homes are really operating.

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In worship services

In worship services

The word ‘volunteer’ brings two different ideas to mind. One is someone who offers to fulfil a role rather than being forced into it. The second is someone who receives no money to carry out a task as opposed to someone who is paid for the work.

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School Featured Articles

A Lesson in Handwashing

A Lesson in Handwashing

ENCOURAGING hand hygiene best practice in schools should be seen as a cornerstone of wellbeing policy, and can set children up to continue healthy habits later in their lives.

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ACTION FRAUD recently released an alert to schools about cold-callers posing as “Department of Education” officials. The fraudsters ask for the headmaster’s email address, and then send an email containing a ransomware virus disguised as an attachment.

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Mary Hare benefits from Sagetech

Mary Hare benefits from Sagetech

SAGETECH has scored another success with the sale of one of its ZM vertical panel saws to the highly regarded Mary Hare School near Newbury, which specialises in the education of deaf children.

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I have been looking at your past magazines on the website to look for previous articles. Thank you for getting back to me. I have been on John Truscotts website and I have found the articles I was looking for (along with many others!). Thank you for replying so quickly and getting that sorted. Keep up the good work!

Administrator, Trafalgar Road Baptist Church

We recommend ‘Maintenance & Equipment News’ to all our parishes. It is an extremely informative and useful publication.

Duncan Green

Archdeacon of Northolt

Thanks for a very useful publication!

Mr P N Brooks

Church of the New Jerusalem

Thank you for the winner’s cheque. I appreciate this very much. I always enjoy tackling the crosswords as they are quite challenging and informative.

Clive Pearce

I just wanted to let you know how excellent your online publication is!

Drew Aitchison

Custodian of Bath Abbey

Yesterday I attended a day conference at Westminster Central Hall and at one of the breakout sessions a delegate from the north mentioned my articles re hymns and commended M&EN to the group – I introduced myself to him during a coffee break.

Reverend Eric Thorn

Free Church (Baptist) Minister and M&EN article contributor

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