Tackling the skills shortage

Lisa Tomlin, CEO of flooring and floor coverings distributor, CFS, considers what the flooring and wider construction industry must do to tackle the skill shortage

The natural choice for new-build

When burnt correctly, wood can contribute to increased energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint in new-build properties. With the stove industry forging ahead of its EcoDesign schedule, Ian Sams of Specflue discusses the logistics and benefits of high-efficiency eco-stoves in new-build properties.

Future trends in kitchens

Following recent research from Caesarstone, the designer and manufacturer of premium quartz, into the key trends influencing the global interior-design market, Jon Stanley, VP marketing for Caesarstone, explores the four definitive concepts for commercial and residential kitchen interiors.

Making bathrooms inclusive

From continence issues to religion, Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Closomat, explores why toilet accessibility extends beyond disability

Stone solultions

Brian G Newell from cladding specialist, Shackerley, compares the use of natural stone with contemporary alternatives that are now being used in ventilated façade systems

From grey to green: The importance of GI in today’s built...

With environmental issues such as climate change and urbanisation presenting more and more challenges, Sean Robinson, business development director – specification, Polypipe, discusses the importance of green infrastructure in today’s built environment

Concrete evolution?

Gary Billington, managing director of Eco-Readymix, the producer of ready-mix concrete, mortar and floor screed, discusses how responsible sourcing and production techniques can help reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of concrete.

Construction and EU Procurement in No-Deal Brexit – has the government...

Kathrine Eddon, head of public procurement and Michelle Essen, managing associate in construction at Womble Bond Dickinson discuss Brexit and the impact of a No-Deal Brexit on UK businesses

The Wonder of Wood

At a time when the construction industry is under increased pressure to build quickly and sustainably, Jeremy English, sales director at Södra - Sweden’s largest forest-owner association - explains how timber is perfectly placed to solve the UK’s housing crisis.

Feel-good glass

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager for Pilkington United Kingdom, discusses how glazing and coated glass can support the health and wellbeing of building occupants