Richard Morris from door security and hardware specialist, UAP, explains what builders’ merchants need to know about letterplates to enable installers to make select secure, safe and compliant products.
After an unprecedented year that saw the Covid-19 pandemic sweep the country and Brexit finally take place, the construction industry is starting to feel the side effects in the form of material shortages and price increases. Adrian Buttress, managing director at PermaGroup, discusses his approach to the ongoing crisis and how it’s brought the importance of customer loyalty to the fore like never before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.