News / Events

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

20th Anniversary!



This year marks the 20th anniversary of Target Fixings and the 10th anniversary of sister company Target Structural. As such, Emma Spence-Herbert, Target's events coordinator, spoke to Robert Hall, Target's Managing Director to get his views on the last 20 years of Target.

Wow, so 20 years of Target! How do you feel?

To be honest the time has flown by! When Target was first set up in 1997 it was an unknown brand. I feel very proud of what has been achieved with the introduction of brand new repair solutions and introducing these to many professionals who were very sceptical as to whether they would work in the way we had proven by testing.

Absolutely. Do you have a favourite year from the last 20?

Every year has its highs - and its lows. Every year brings new challenges to come up with solutions to our various client's problems. We pride ourselves in being able to solve most problems that are requested of us. As we become better known and accepted by building professionals we are asked to take on larger, more complex projects and requests for solutions become even more of a challenge.

That's true. But do you have a favourite project that Target has been involved in?

Easy. The next one. It always brings a new challenge and problems to overcome. From a bungalow to a castle they are all favourites. I am in a very privileged position where I have visited parts of buildings where only very few people, other than the original builders, have ever been permitted to venture such as above the vaulted ceilings in churches in the Czech Republic and France as well as many historic buildings across the UK. However, despite this I still get very jealous when I hear stories about other interesting projects the rest of the team have surveyed!

What is your favourite part of Target?

The business as a whole. I am lucky enough to still have involvement with everything going on, but try not to get too involved! I am very fortunate to have several very talented teams working for the company, from our technical guys who dig up obscure projects to our warehouse team who bring new products to life and our on-site team who are consistently keeping to Target's mantra as a high quality problem solver.

But the events and marketing team is still your favourite, right?

[laughs] Of course! I see some of the interesting venues you pick and wish we could work on them!

Thanks, it's fun to find them! So where do you hope Target will be in the next 10 years?

We are just starting the rollout of our franchise operation for Target Structural, giving people the opportunity to share in our success and spread the Target name nationwide. I would love to see a number of very successful franchisees operating with as much enthusiasm and energy as I had 20 years ago! For me personally, the enthusiasm is still there but the energy is, unfortunately, starting to wane! Fortunately I have a number of younger members of staff who I can rely on that are starting to understand the business, so my confidence is high for the future progress in working with more and more building professionals and homeowners and expanding our philosophy of repairing masonry structures.

Thank you for giving up your time to speak to us Robert.

You can read interviews with other members of staff in our quarterly newsletter, which you can subscribe to online.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Event Announcement - Repairing Masonry (CPD) - Newquay

Location: Newquay      Date: 27 June 2017



You are invited to attend our popular Repairing Masonry CPD seminar that we are hosting at The Headland Hotel on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.

Bar Flex
If you have cracked walls the Bar Flex System reinforces the existing masonry, making the masonry work in tension whilst allowing for seasonal movements.

Heli Pile and Bar Flex
If you want underpinning without the standard mess our Heli Pile and Bar Flex systems create 'pile and beam' remedial systems to stabilise existing, subsidising, foundations.

Foundations
Our unique Heli Pile system allows you to build directly off steel plates to eliminate any digging and soil removal . It is ideal for buildings close to tree roots and utilities. As we have no need for heavy machinery we can also pile wherever we can walk, this enables us to pile in spaces that would otherwise be inaccessible or time consuming and expensive.

Listed Building
If you have a listed building with some structural issues our processes and products we use to stabilize and reinforce are perfect as there is minimal aesthetic change. We regularly work with the National Trust and Historic England.



Agenda


08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Repairing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Repairing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A



Venue


The Headland Hotel,
Fistral Beach,
Newquay,
TR7 1EW
Map
Venue Website








    To register for our Newquay seminar, please email our events team.

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Event Announcement - Repairing Masonry (CPD) - North London

    Location: North London      Date: 31 May 2017



    You are invited to attend our popular Repairing Masonry CPD seminar that we are hosting at The Alexandra Palace on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


    Topic Overview


    Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.

    Bar Flex
    If you have cracked walls the Bar Flex System reinforces the existing masonry, making the masonry work in tension whilst allowing for seasonal movements.

    Heli Pile and Bar Flex
    If you want underpinning without the standard mess our Heli Pile and Bar Flex systems create 'pile and beam' remedial systems to stabilise existing, subsidising, foundations.

    Foundations
    Our unique Heli Pile system allows you to build directly off steel plates to eliminate any digging and soil removal . It is ideal for buildings close to tree roots and utilities. As we have no need for heavy machinery we can also pile wherever we can walk, this enables us to pile in spaces that would otherwise be inaccessible or time consuming and expensive.

    Listed Building
    If you have a listed building with some structural issues our processes and products we use to stabilize and reinforce are perfect as there is minimal aesthetic change. We regularly work with the National Trust and Historic England.



    Agenda


    08:20 - Registration
    08:30 - Seminar - Repairing Masonry (Part 1)
    09:15 - Breakfast
    09:30 - Seminar - Repairing Masonry (Part 2)
    10:30 - Q & A



    Venue


    Alexandra Palace,
    Alexandra Palace Way,
    London,
    N22 7AY
    Map

    Venue Website








      To register for our North London seminar, please email our events team.

      Event Announcement - Repairing Masonry (CPD) - Salisbury

      Location: Salisbury      Date: 23 May 2017



      You are invited to attend our popular Repairing Masonry CPD seminar that we are hosting at Salisbury Racecourse on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


      Topic Overview


      Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.

      Bar Flex
      If you have cracked walls the Bar Flex System reinforces the existing masonry, making the masonry work in tension whilst allowing for seasonal movements.

      Heli Pile and Bar Flex
      If you want underpinning without the standard mess our Heli Pile and Bar Flex systems create 'pile and beam' remedial systems to stabilise existing, subsidising, foundations.

      Foundations
      Our unique Heli Pile system allows you to build directly off steel plates to eliminate any digging and soil removal . It is ideal for buildings close to tree roots and utilities. As we have no need for heavy machinery we can also pile wherever we can walk, this enables us to pile in spaces that would otherwise be inaccessible or time consuming and expensive.

      Listed Building
      If you have a listed building with some structural issues our processes and products we use to stabilize and reinforce are perfect as there is minimal aesthetic change. We regularly work with the National Trust and Historic England.



      Agenda


      08:20 - Registration
      08:30 - Seminar - Repairing Masonry (Part 1)
      09:15 - Breakfast
      09:30 - Seminar - Repairing Masonry (Part 2)
      10:30 - Q & A



      Venue


      Salisbury Racecourse,
      Netherhampton,
      Salisbury,
      SP2 8PN
      Map

      Venue Website








      To register for our Salisbury seminar, please email our events team.

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017

      Upcoming May Events

      New dates announced for our popular CPD breakfast seminars!

      If you would like to register for any of these seminars, please email our events team.


      CPD Seminar (Milton Keynes) - Tuesday 9th May 

      The Sculpture Gallery,
      Woburn Abbey and Gardens,
      Woburn,
      Bedfordshire,
      MK17 9WA
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Milton Keynes seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Southend-on-Sea) - Wednesday 10th May

      The Westcliff Hotel,
      18-20 Westcliff Parade,
      Westcliff-on-Sea,
      SS0 7QW,
      Map
      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Southend-on-Sea seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Salisbury) - Tuesday 23rd May

      Salisbury Racecourse,
      Netherhampton,
      Salisbury,
      SP2 8PN
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Salisbury seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (North London) - Wednesday 31st May

      Alexandra Palace,
      Alexandra Palace Way,
      London,
      N22 7AY
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our North London seminar, please email our events team.

      Friday, 3 March 2017

      Upcoming April Events

      New dates announced for our popular CPD breakfast seminars!

      If you would like to register for any of these seminars, please email our events team.


      CPD Seminar (Dartford) - Tuesday 11th April 

      Bexley Heritage Trust,
      Bourne Road,
      Kent,
      DA5 1PQ
      Map

      Venue Website
      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Dartford seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Lincoln) - Wednesday 26th April

      Washingborough Hall Hotel,
      Church Hill,
      Washingborough,
      LN4 1BE
      Map
      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Lincoln seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Hull) - Thursday 27th April

      The Lawns Centre,
      Harland Way,
      Cottingham,
      HU16 5SQ
      Map

      Venue Website
      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Hull seminar, please email our events team.

      Wednesday, 25 January 2017

      Upcoming March Events

      New dates announced for our popular CPD breakfast seminars!

      If you would like to register for any of these seminars, please email our events team.


      CPD Seminar (Basingstoke) - Tuesday 14th March 


      Red Lion Hotel,
      Red Lion Lane,
      Basingstoke,
      RG21 7LX
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Basingstoke seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Maidstone) - Monday 27th March


      Oakwood House Hotel,
      Oakwood Rd,
      Maidstone,
      ME16 8AE
      Map
      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Ashford seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Brighton) - Tuesday 28th March


      Brighton Racecourse,
      Freshfield Road,
      Brighton,
      BN2 9XZ
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Brighton seminar, please email our events team.

      Tuesday, 3 January 2017

      Upcoming February Events

      New dates announced for our popular CPD breakfast seminars!

      If you would like to register for any of these seminars, please email our events team.


      CPD Seminar (Watford) - Tuesday 7th February 


      Moor Park Golf Club Ltd
      Rickmansworth
      Hertfordshire,
      WD3 1QN
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Watford seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Barnstaple) - Tuesday 14th February


      Cedars Inn Barnstaple,
      Bickington Rd,
      Sticklepath,
      Barnstaple
      EX31 2HE
      Map
      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Barnstaple seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Sheffield) - Tuesday 28th February


      Tapton Hall,
      Shore Ln,
      Sheffield
      S10 3BU
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Sheffield seminar, please email our events team.




      CPD Seminar (Derby) - Wednesday 1st March


      Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club,
      Moor Rd,
      Morley,
      Derby
      DE7 6DL
      Map

      Venue Website

      Agenda
      • 08.20 Registration and refreshments
      • 08.30 Seminar begins
      • 09.15 Breakfast
      • 10.30 Seminar ends. Questions and discussion.
      To register for our Derby seminar, please email our events team.