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Apprenticeships are central to filling skills shortage in timber industry image
Apprenticeships are central to filling skills shortage in timber industry
22 April, 2022
Member of Scottish Parliament Kate Forbes paid a visit to the BSW Timber sawmill in Fort William to mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week and learn about skill shortages in the industry.
Location, Location, Insulation? image
Location, Location, Insulation?
Research carried out by the Home Builders Federation to mark New Homes Week 2022 has revealed the extent to which energy efficiency is now guiding the way Brits are now making home-moving decisions.
What is next for joinery manufacturing? image
What is next for joinery manufacturing?
Timbersource Managing Director, Stuart Kemp, highlights the key challenges faced by joinery manufacturing in 2022.
Insulation and heat pumps a priority for national security, says ECIU image
Insulation and heat pumps a priority for national security, says ECIU
Better energy efficiency and a move to renewables are simple steps that could have a major impact in reducing the UK's exposure to volatile gas prices, and dependence on foreign gas, says the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit.
Keylite's new Marketing Manager talks about International Women's Day image
Keylite's new Marketing Manager talks about International Women's Day
Orlagh Bibby, the newly appointed Marketing Manager for Keylite Roof Windows, talks about women in the construction industry.
International Women's Day at Bradfords Building Supplies image
International Women's Day at Bradfords Building Supplies
As International Women’s Day 2022 was celebrated around the world, Bradfords Building Supplies profiles three of the many inspirational women who play pivotal roles within the business
Local UK supply helps Pland Stainless post positive growth image
Local UK supply helps Pland Stainless post positive growth
Steve Duree, MD of Pland Stainless, highlights the numerous benefits of UK supply at present, and asks why more buyers are not relooking at their supply chains to consider buying local from a sustainability, speed of stock and aftersales point of view.
Calls to boost insulation of UK homes image
Calls to boost insulation of UK homes
A growing number of voices are calling for the government to do more to insulate the UK housing stock in the fights against climate change and the rising cost of living.
Building the construction industry’s largest apprenticeship programme image
Building the construction industry’s largest apprenticeship programme
Travis Perkins plc is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the construction sector with over 1,100 apprentices currently working in the business.
Bridging the gap for sustainability through technology image
Bridging the gap for sustainability through technology
Jon Roberts, Senior Sales Manager at OrderWise, explores the role technology plays in supporting merchants to stay at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing practices.
Early honest conversations are best solution for materials supply issues image
Early honest conversations are best solution for materials supply issues
Consultant Ingleton Wood and contractor Horizon Construction are calling for greater transparency over timescales and costs.
Simple tips to help reduce energy usage and costs image
Simple tips to help reduce energy usage and costs
To keep you warm through a chilly January, Worcester Bosch has created a list of speedy tips to help homeowners save energy and money.
GROHE reveals 2022 kitchen and bathroom trends  image
GROHE reveals 2022 kitchen and bathroom trends
Patrick Speck, Leader LIXIL Global Design (parent of the GROHE brand) shares insights straight from the design studio that will emerge in 2022.
How builders' merchants can build loyalty image
How builders' merchants can build loyalty
Louise Findlay-Wilson, Founder and Managing Director at Energy PR, explains how customer loyalty can be incredibly valuable commercially.
Builders' merchants urged to invest in skills and digital in 2022  image
Builders' merchants urged to invest in skills and digital in 2022
The findings have been published in a new report, Builders Merchants Share Top Predictions for 2022 by ECI, a software specialist for building trade suppliers.
New Research: Get UK roofs ready for climate change now or face the consequences image
New Research: Get UK roofs ready for climate change now or face the consequences
New research by the University of Southampton for the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) Charitable Trust shows how the UK’s rooftops will be essential in mitigating the risks of flooding and overheating as the climate becomes wetter and warmer due to climate change.
Low temperature heating - everyone’s a winner image
Low temperature heating - everyone’s a winner
Shane Oxberry, MD of Renewable Equipment Solutions, explains how low temperature heating system upgrades act as an opportunity for merchants to sell more while also supporting the low carbon movement.
Plastic packaging: aqdopting a proactive approach to sustainability image
Plastic packaging: aqdopting a proactive approach to sustainability
Chris Burrows, ERA’s Head of Sales for Distribution and Smart Security, discusses the fast approaching deadline for the new Plastic Packaging Tax and answers key questions on the implications for distributors and manufacturers.
LIXIL makes a splash with UNICEF  image
LIXIL makes a splash with UNICEF
LIXIL, maker of water and housing products, and UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, have announced the expansion of their ‘Make a Splash!’ partnership.
Methven praises the spotlight on water at COP26 image
Methven praises the spotlight on water at COP26
Following COP26, the designer and manufacturer of premium showers and taps, Methven, is urging businesses to act now to get ahead of anticipated net zero targets for water.


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