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Timber in Construction Roadmap a starting gun image
Timber in Construction Roadmap a starting gun
15 May, 2024
Paul Cave, Sales Director at Koppers, explains why now’s the time for timber in UK construction.
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Five ways to upskill as a HGV fleet manager
Training expert Driver Hire Training has put together its top tips for fleet managers to advance their careers.
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Construction needs to drive data-driven decisions
RedSky IT details how technology is rapidly improving construction efficiency.
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Sustainability in machinery
Forklift expert, PHL, highlights the many environmental benefits buying a used forklift over a new one can provide from reduced carbon footprint to less waste and less downtime.
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An efficient supply chain Is a cost-effective one
Jane Marsh, Editor-in-Chief of Environment.co, highlights ten ways to build fuel efficiency into the supply chain.
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A three day weekend for construction workers: is that possible?
Jack Bristow, Managing Director of property funding and insurance firm J3 Advisory, shares his views on whether a four-day working week could ever realistically work in the construction industry.
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Impactful marketing accelerating grow ready businesses
Claire Briars, Founder of Out-Do and former Head of Marketing at E.Tupling, discusses her unique blend of marketing life experience and why making it widely available through impactful consultancy drives her to help businesses to grow.
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Workers warned not to ignore risks that cause long-term back problems
Health and safety expert at Blue Trolley, David Davies, shares his advice for what employees and employers should watch out for to prevent back problems at work.
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Five tips ahead of landscaping season
Talasey has issued five tips to help merchants and landscapers make the most of landscaping season – and buck the trend at a time when the UK economy and the general construction sector are facing challenges.
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Net zero: redefining the sustainable future of construction
Following a 136% rise in online interest in 'sustainable business practices' in the last six months, asset disposal specialist BPI worked with a range of experts to illustrate actionable strategies for construction businesses to champion sustainability in 2024.
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A win for the top and bottom line
Lara Gilman, Co-lead iwocaPay, explains how alternative trade credit options can help builders’ merchants thrive in 2024.
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Building a greener tomorrow: Construction's race to decarbonisation
One of Britain’s largest contributors to climate change is at a turning point. The construction industry, responsible for 18% of the country’s large particle pollution, is now taking steps towards sustainability. But how soon can the industry realistically achieve this?
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Upholding and extending plumbing excellence
Tom Reynolds, Chief Executive at the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, outlines the urgent measures required to address plumbing skills.
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From struggling student to thriving construction apprentice
For 18-year-old Ollie Harper Nash, living with an undiagnosed learning difficulty made for a rather challenging journey through secondary school.
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Why having a reliable HVAC supply chain is a must
Jane Marsh, Editor-in-Chief of Environment.co, highlights how the residential building Industry can address the HVAC supply chain.
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Stock up on heating season essentials
Suggestions to help merchants stock up and be ready for the specific demands the heating season brings.
Lauren Haines reflects on 50 years working for Elliotts Builders Merchants image
Lauren Haines reflects on 50 years working for Elliotts Builders Merchants
Typing pools, stencilling price sheets by hand and making phone calls from a phone box – just some of the things that were the norm when Lauren Haines started working as a typist for Elliotts Builders Merchant in December 1973.
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Job hunting when facing redundancy
Have you just been made redundant? Or fear you might be at risk of redundancy? Stirling Warrington, specialists in recruiting specialists, offers some extremely useful tips and advice on what to do for your next steps.
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Apprenticeships deliver double benefits in learning and life experience
Sixteen-year-old Rory McAinsh shares his journey from school to the world of work.
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Keeping homes cool is vital
With climate scientists predicting that this year could be even hotter than record-breaking 2023, ensuring our homes stay cool is essential for our health and comfort, says insulation specialist Actis.


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