Opinion


Guttering: a property’s first line of defence against the elements image
Guttering: a property’s first line of defence against the elements
25 May, 2021
Dave Osborne, Technical Manager at Swish Building Products, highlights the importance of correct guttering system installation and offers advice on achieving the best results for both new and replacement projects.
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CCF shares business values virtually
Leading insulation and interior building products distributor, CCF, has held a virtual event to highlight its aims for the rest of 2021 and the successes from last year. Catherine Gibson, Managing Director, shares key updates from the virtual event and CCF’s future plans.
Technology cannot be at the heart of the future of construction without effective connectivity image
Technology cannot be at the heart of the future of construction without effective connectivity
Drew Morris, Sales Director at Comms365, highlights the need for construction sites to conquer the basics of connectivity to be future-ready.
Welsh timber manufacturer speaks out against unwanted burden of Brexit cost image
Welsh timber manufacturer speaks out against unwanted burden of Brexit cost
Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Archwood Group, has revealed the pressures his companies are facing from long delays and extra costs due to Brexit and urges a more ‘streamlined’ approach to paperwork.
National construction products regulator ‘an opportunity to reset the compliance bar’ image
National construction products regulator ‘an opportunity to reset the compliance bar’
The establishment of a new regulator to ensure homes are built from safe materials is ‘an opportunity to reset the compliance bar’ and further strengthen the message that products must be fit for purpose’, says SIG’s Commercial Director Andy Williamson.
New Approved Document specifies the use of  pipe collars and grommets image
New Approved Document specifies the use of pipe collars and grommets
PipeSnug has welcomed the Government response to its own consultation on the Part L of the Building Regulations, which specifies the use of pipe grommets and collars on incoming service penetrations and internal building services in new build dwellings.
Actis welcomes NHBC's report on the future construction image
Actis welcomes NHBC's report on the future construction
An in-depth NHBC report into how lessons learned from the past century can help increase the use of timber frame and other Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in the future has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis.
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Shipping goes crazy
Mike Tattam, Lakes Sales & Marketing Director and BMBI Expert, says shipping has gone crazy and we’re all likely to be hit by shortages, delays and cost surcharges, however they’re described.
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Houses for the future: constructing sustainable and durable residential buildings
In a survey by Home Quality Mark, over two thirds of respondents said sustainable features are important in a prospective property. For a home to be sustainable, it must have elements that lower environmental impact, but must also be built to last. Nick Cowley, Managing Director at Endurawood, explores how to construct sustainable and durable new builds.
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Retrofitting: the big opportunity
Content writer Grace Murphy highlights the reasons for and challenges of retrofitting old buildings.
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Saving money for your company
Content writer Grace Murphy offers some advice about how to streamline your business to save cash.
SR Timber looks back on 2020 and forward to 2021 image
SR Timber looks back on 2020 and forward to 2021
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.
What's in store for 2021? image
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.
Green Homes Grant must be backed by strong supply chain image
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.
Making the most of your digital assets image
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.
Why merchants should have a preferred truss supplier image
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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