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I am pleased to announce that Regency Contracting have passed an independent inspection of our work carried out by the British Board of Agrèment on behalf of the Federation of Master Builders.

Now the first question you are going to ask is am I sure I have the spelling right for “Agrèment”. The second will be what does that mean?


Some will say that engineering isn’t a laughing matter but I’m not sure they are right. To support my claim seven engineers recently took to the stage at a London venue and put on an engineering themed evening of comedy.

The show was called Engineering Showoff and was part of the Science Showoff initiative. It is sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and has seen over 500 people take to the stage in the last four years to promote and communicate science in a variety of different ways.


I was interested to learn that construction work has begun on what will be the tallest dam in the world.

Situated on the Varkesh River in Tajikistan, the dam will be 335m high and is part of the Rogun hydropower project (HPP). When it is complete it will double the power production in the country.


Civil works is the name given to a variety of important construction projects which include road building, bridge construction, installing water supply and distribution all the way up to laying airport runways and dock workings. It can also cover more minor but still vitally important projects such as the groundworks of domestic and industrial buildings.

Regency Contracting has been undertaking civil works on numerous projects, both large and small over a number of years.


More and more of us are working from home these days. However, it isn’t always practical to use a room in the house. You may need peace and quiet or you may disturb others with your racket! If you’ve got a reasonably sized garden, however, you could always have a garden room built.

A lot of people will immediately think ‘shed’, but these days’ garden rooms are so much more than that. They can incorporate electricity, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. They are also suitable for a variety of uses.


I am sure I am not the only person aware of the speed with which modern buildings are adapted and converted to other uses. This year’s warren of partitioned offices is next year’s open plan boardroom and chairman’s office.

I am proud to say that Regency Construction has great experience in carrying out conversions in existing commercial and industrial premises throughout Gloucestershire. We can fulfil even the most complicated contracts.


Wayne Smith has been convicted at Sheffield Crown Court of defrauding clients and customers out of some £170,000.

Smith was described as the ‘controlling mind’ behind two construction companies, despite being banned from being a company director after a previous bankruptcy. He conspired to defraud 14 victims by taking deposits for construction work which was never carried out or starting but nor completing jobs which he had been fully paid for.