Opinion


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SR Timber looks back on 2020 and forward to 2021
26 November, 2020
SR Timber’s Trading Director, Shaun Revill, comments on some of the key points of 2020 for the importer of timber products and the UK’s largest importer of roofing batten.
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IBC Divisional Managers offer unique benefits to Members
IBC's Divisional Managers work tirelessly to bring unique benefits to their members, helping them grow their business.
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What's in store for 2021?
Tim Wright, Managing Director at Concrete Products at Ibstock Concrete, looks ahead to 2021 and discusses some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the construction industry.
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Pulling together
Peter Johnson, Chairman of non-combustible cladding supplier Vivalda Group, reflects on a challenging year for the facades market.
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Tips for working during a pandemic
Rodney Laws, Editor at Ecommerce Platforms, shares tips to get back to some kind of normalcy to help those mentally adjusted to a post-COVID-19 world but still struggling to work as effectively as they did before.
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Green Homes Grant must be backed by strong supply chain
The provision of high-quality insulation building products created by the £2 billion Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme will need to be guaranteed to meet demand, says CCF.
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Making the most of your digital assets
Peter Barker, Managing Director at BIM Academy and contributor to built environment event Futurebuild, explores some of the potential applications of digital twins in construction.
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Why merchants should have a preferred truss supplier
There are many reasons why you should consider having a preferred roof truss supplier. They can save you and your customer’s money, time and provide high-quality materials.
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Aluminium: Combatting construction’s carbon footprint
Nick Cowley, Managing Director at Endurawood, explains why aluminium plays an important role in making the construction industry more sustainable.
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Forklift trucks: Elevating service performance
A forklift truck is a vital tool, and significant investment, that should be regularly maintained and productively managed across its whole lifetime. But how many businesses fall short, wonders Ross Farquhar, Strategic Planning Manager at Rushlift.
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Retrofitting should become a priority for specifiers and developers
Following calls from architectural experts to save on carbon emissions by upgrading older buildings instead of knocking them down, Steve Richmond, Head of Marketing and Technical at REHAU Building Solutions, explains why retrofitting is key to more sustainable buildings.
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Giving tradesmen a climate control system this summer
Peter Dumigan, Managing Director of the Hultafors Group UK that owns Snickers Workwear and Solid Gear Safety Footwear writes :
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A window into the tiny house movement
There is no doubt that the UK faces a housing crisis. But, at the same time, we are also confronted with an environmental crisis and one of homelessness. Here, Nick Cowley, Managing Director of PVCu windows and doors manufacturer Euramax, explains how the Tiny Homes Movement could be part of the response to all three problems.
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Has Coronavirus shown that we should be driving our vans less?
The Coronavirus pandemic has restricted our daily lives, leaving many business owners twiddling their fingers to worried uncertainty. Yet, if any good can come from COVID-19 it’ll be the potential for a greener future, explains Rodney Laws of Ecommerce Platforms.
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WernerCo dispels myths around EN131
WernerCo helps to ensure tradesmen are equipped with the right information when choosing a ladder
New height restrictions: A potential barrier on the road to net zero targets image
New height restrictions: A potential barrier on the road to net zero targets
The Government's recent consultation on extending the ban on combustible materials to more building types and lowering the height restriction in England from 18m to 11m closed on 25 May. Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA) discusses how this ruling if adopted will severely inhibit our ability to decarbonise the UK construction industry.
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Ibstock welcomes safe return to work for construction industry
Joe Hudson, CEO of Ibstock Plc, explains why the Government’s latest lockdown announcement signals hope for the construction sector
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Mental Health Awareness Week should be cancelled
Lighthouse Club CEO, Bill Hill, believes more companies should engage, accelerate and amplify their efforts to improve workforce wellbeing
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How can contractors can plan ahead and work sensibly?
Adrian Buttress, Managing Director at Permaroof, shares his top tips on how traders can continue to work effectively and safely with both suppliers and customers
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COVID19 strikes a hammer blow to UK construction sector
Ragene Raithatha Construction & Infrastructure Senior Associate at global legal business, DWF, comments on the CIPS/IHS Markit construction PMI figures for April 2020


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