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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

Building a better future: transforming construction

Construction is a significant part of the UK economy. However, we could be getting more from our built environment. There are a number of issues within the sector that are holding us back. What are the problems? What causes them? What’s the solution? Here’s a closer look at transforming construction.

Addressing the skills shortage gap in the construction sector

Andrew Murphy, managing director at Boss Training, expert providers of construction health & safety training across the UK, talks through the possible solutions for bridging the construction skills gap

How the skills gap has affected the government’s homebuilding targets

Industry experts at Vizwear explore what problems the skills shortage in construction is causing for the government’s homebuilding targets — and what companies can do to help fill key positions

EPS: A versatile alternative

Adrian Walker, sales manager at Sundolitt, discusses the benefits of expanded polystyrene as a fill material

Want to know if your customers are satisfied? Commission a CS...

Roy Kemp, managing partner at Synergy Group Media, a specialist marketing agency to the building and materials sector, outlines the benefits of good customer communication and why talking to your customers and understanding what they say can improve your business.

The importance of planned maintenance

Designing and installing effective fire safety systems for a new build or refurbishment is vital to the safety of occupants, however this is only the first step. John Harris, national sales manager at Fire Design Solutions discusses why it is paramount that once installation and commissioning is complete, experts carry out maintenance regularly

A splash of colour

Brian Bell, head of technical services for Marley Alutec discusses the importance of colour when considering a rainwater system and how the vibrancy and uniformity can be maintained throughout the building’s life

Five tips to cultivating a happier workforce

Mental Health Awareness week launches today and Willmott Dixon gives you five steps to help retain a happy workforce

Key opportunities and challenges facing the construction industry

What does Brexit have in store for the UK construction industry, particularly when it comes to the development of newbuilds? Asks Jerald Solis, business development and acquisitions director at Experience Invest