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How construction industry employers can help safeguard men's mental health image
How construction industry employers can help safeguard men's mental health
14 June, 2021
As Men's Health Week gets underway, industrial tool supplier Zoro shares actionable tips for employers to protect the wellbeing of their staff. 
Building professionals urged to visualise landscaping opportunity  image
Building professionals urged to visualise landscaping opportunity
Consumers are more likely to spend disposable income on ambitious house moves or home renovations.
Supply chain crisis. What supply chain crisis? image
Supply chain crisis. What supply chain crisis?
Dan Grimshaw, design and construction specialist at Beam Development, argues that the current supply chain crisis could ultimately hasten the modernisation of the construction sector.
With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, EU scientists suggest fundamental policy changes  image
With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, EU scientists suggest fundamental policy changes
To live up to their climate pledge under the Paris agreement, EU lawmakers must ensure all 250 million existing as well as all new buildings in the EU become nearly zero greenhouse gas emitters. In a new report, experts nominated by EASAC’s member science academies call for far-reaching policy action.
UK housebuilding under pressure from global timber shortage image
UK housebuilding under pressure from global timber shortage
Global timber shortages have put the UK housebuilding industry’s supply chain in the eye of a perfect storm – with faltering availability and rapidly rising costs of basic materials such as roofing batten.
You’ve missed a bit: CMO identifies most common project pitfalls image
You’ve missed a bit: CMO identifies most common project pitfalls
CMO is keen to work with its customers to help them get their projects off to the best start and keep them on track.
Expert tips on soundproofing your WFH space on a budget image
Expert tips on soundproofing your WFH space on a budget
With searches for ‘soundproofing home’ going up 128% from last April to now, Johnpaul Manning, MD of Insulation4Less, offers his insights into the best ways to soundproof a home office space on a budget.
BMF Supplier & Service Forum: engaging and communicating key to success image
BMF Supplier & Service Forum: engaging and communicating key to success
The BMF Supplier & Service Forum, which took place on 14 April 2020, was the highest attended virtual forum hosted to date with 101 participants.
BMF Marketing Forum - Spring 2021 image
BMF Marketing Forum - Spring 2021
The spring 2021 edition of the BMF's Marketing Forum was chaired by Mark Mallinder, Marketing Director of EH Smith, and took place on 31 March 2021.
The top three causes of flooring installation failure image
The top three causes of flooring installation failure
Setcrete has revealed the top three reasons for flooring installation failures when using floor levelling compounds and adhesives to install textile, resilient or wooden floorcoverings.
Maximising timber sales  image
Maximising timber sales
International Timber, the UK's leading importer and distributor of bespoke and sustainable timber, highlights effective ways that builders’ merchants can increase timber sales.
Weather records call for more robust roofing components image
Weather records call for more robust roofing components
The unpredictability of the UK climate is highlighting the need for safer and more breathable roofing solutions, advises roofing and ventilation components manufacturer, Klober.
Klober looks at what is next for the roofing industry image
Klober looks at what is next for the roofing industry
According to the National Federation for Roofing Contractors, in the final quarter of 2020 41% of roofing contractors reported a strong recovery in workload and 29% of firms confirmed a rise in enquiries. Stuart Stockley, Managing Director at Klober Group, shares how the business plans to help the industry succeed, as the country edges closer to a post-pandemic future, despite the fact all manufacturers have struggled to meet demand due to worldwide materials shortages.
Budget 2021: The construction industry reacts image
Budget 2021: The construction industry reacts
Organisations from the industry comment on the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget Statement 2021 to the House of Commons.
Budget 2021: What it means for the industry image
Budget 2021: What it means for the industry
Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has delivered his budget statement for the year 2021, which includes measures that will impact the construction and merchanting sectors directly. Here is a list of some of those measures.
Going green: New research shows big shift towards sustainable construction in 2021 image
Going green: New research shows big shift towards sustainable construction in 2021
New research by Roofing Megastore reveals UK homeowners are increasingly opting for more eco-friendly building materials.
How has the builders' merchant sector coped with Covid-19? image
How has the builders' merchant sector coped with Covid-19?
Content writer, Grace Murphy, asks how has Coronavirus impacted the builders’ merchant industry?
How is technology transforming the builders’ merchant sector? image
How is technology transforming the builders’ merchant sector?
Content writer, Grace Murphy, highlights three ways in which technology has pushed the builders’ merchant sector to new heights so that business owners have a better understanding of how they can leverage technology to further their own business goals.
Roof covering market hit by Covid 19 but ready for recovery image
Roof covering market hit by Covid 19 but ready for recovery
The effect of COVID-19 on the roofing market has been significant, with an estimated 20% decline in market value in 2020, but there is hope for the future.
All I want for Christmas: Scottish industry experts reveal their wishlist for 2021 and beyond image
All I want for Christmas: Scottish industry experts reveal their wishlist for 2021 and beyond
Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wishlist for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum.


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