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Construction product manufacturers given clear blueprint for the future at NBS Industry Summit image
Construction product manufacturers given clear blueprint for the future at NBS Industry Summit
14 February, 2020
The focus at the NBS Construction Product Leaders’ Summit was firmly on how digital construction information can revolutionise the sector by boosting building safety and improving overall quality.
How small e-commerce businesses can improve their offer image
How small e-commerce businesses can improve their offer
Andy Bojko, MD of clothing retailer Hidepark, gives three simple tips to better online retail.
Six tips to prepare for an unpredictable winter image
Six tips to prepare for an unpredictable winter
Peter Fane, founding director of grounds maintenance specialists, Nurture Landscapes, offers his top six tips to ensure that construction sites remain safe and operational through the dark, winter months ahead.
Climbing the proverbial ladder: how Bobtrade CEO Shneor Crombie hopes to transform the building supplies market image
Climbing the proverbial ladder: how Bobtrade CEO Shneor Crombie hopes to transform the building supplies market
As procurement platform Bob Trade completes its beta testing and becomes ready to fully launch, we take a look at the company's unique roots and how its CEO, Shneor Crombie, set up the business.
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How to improve lighting safety
David Boultbee, Technical Consultant at Ultra LEDs, discusses how LEDs can help improve safety when lighting new buildings.
Four things that can make your work van a target for theft image
Four things that can make your work van a target for theft
Your van is crucial to your livelihood as a builder or merchant, but with tool theft on the rise, it's important that you know how to protect your vehicle and the equipment inside.
Seven advantages of sourcing materials from liquidators image
Seven advantages of sourcing materials from liquidators
Requirements to stay within the proposed budget means that project managers must spend money smartly to minimize costs. Jeson Pitt, from D&F Liquidators, explains why one of the best ways of doing that is by sourcing the construction materials from liquidators.
The expanding decorating sector: How can merchants make the most of it? image
The expanding decorating sector: How can merchants make the most of it?
Keeping up with today’s rapidly evolving decorating sector can be a real challenge for merchants.
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“The future is modular”
Wayne Oakes, Director at civil and structural engineering practice, Dice, explains why he thinks modular homes are the answer to the housing crisis.
Is DIY dead? image
Is DIY dead?
Simon Fleet, Group Commercial Director at W.Howard Group, asks whether the golden age of DIY is over as younger homeowners prefer to call in the experts.
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Issues women face in the workplace
A new survey conducted by theknowledgeacademy.com has studied the way women feel in the workplace, with 69% of women saying they have been addressed in a less than professional way at work.
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Foundations for equality
Lawyers Sarah Wales, Fiona Graham and Curtis Fox explore how the construction sector can promote inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Sustainable water softening
Increased consumer demand for eco-friendly options has resulted in the next generation of sustainable water softeners, says Kevin Johnson, Managing Director of Monarch Water and Technical Director of the UK Water Treatment Association,
Revealed: Where most homes are being built  image
Revealed: Where most homes are being built
According to data shared by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, there are 162,000 houses under construction in England with the South East leading the way.
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Create a circular supply chain
W.Howard’s Group Commercial Director Simon Fleet reveals how MDF can play its part in creating an environmentally friendly circular supply chain.
Revealed: Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from building information modelling image
Revealed: Professionals reveal how they are benefiting from building information modelling
Sellhousefast.uk surveyed 602 architects, engineers and construction professionals to identify what they think are the biggest benefits of using building information modelling (BIM).
Connected future: smart home tech Brits expect to own in five years image
Connected future: smart home tech Brits expect to own in five years
Interested in connected living, property specialists FastSaleHomes.co.uk analysed the latest findings from accounting firm Ernst & Young, which surveyed 2,500 UK households to identify which smart home devices/appliances they plan to definitely own in five years’ time.
Plastic-free July: How merchants can reduce their plastic footprint image
Plastic-free July: How merchants can reduce their plastic footprint
As a means of helping the construction industry lessen its plastic usage, Insulation Express has uncovered the practical solutions merchants can utilise on a day-to-day basis:
UK’s care-home buildings present fire risk to our ageing population image
UK’s care-home buildings present fire risk to our ageing population
Karen Trigg, Business Development Manager at Allegion UK, discusses the importance of addressing fire safety in buildings that house elderly residents.
Survey reveals high job satisfaction amongst UK tradespeople  image
Survey reveals high job satisfaction amongst UK tradespeople
Almost three quarters of tradespeople in the UK are happy in their work, despite working long hours and regular weekends, according to a new survey.


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