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How plastic pipes help deliver value through offsite construction innovation
14 September, 2020
The pandemic has highlighted the benefits of offsite construction, where modular systems from bathroom pods to drainage inspection chambers can be safely manufactured away from a construction site and delivered as complete units.
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Kerridge offers new digital routes to market
Kerridge Commercial Systems explains how it has helped customers trade profitably and safely during the pandemic.
Case studies: h&b members expand and thrive despite covid restrictions image
Case studies: h&b members expand and thrive despite covid restrictions
H&B partners report strong trading and many members are successfully carrying out growth, acquisition and expansion strategies, despite the restrictions imposed on trade by COVID-19 regulations.
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Modular homes: Building an end to homelessness
Nick Cowley, Managing Director at Euramax, explores how the construction industry can help provide a solution to the UK homeless crisis.
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Underfloor heating and smart control questions answered
Heating specialists must be prepared for the growing popularity of smart control technology in residential and commercial building heating systems, according to <i>Warming The Next Generation</i>, a new downloadable guide from REHAU.
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How do you switch your way of working to a more online business model?
Lockdown has prompted many companies to think about switching to a more online business model. Such a move has a profound impact on all aspects of a builders’ merchants’ business, not least its communications. Its PR team must now drive online leads and enquiries, but how? Louise Findlay-Wilson, Managing Director of Energy PR, highlights some things those teams need to think about
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How door hardware selection can help protect against infection
With the spread of infection now at the height of concern, Karen Trigg, of Allegion UK, highlights how door hardware can lend a hand in helping to slow the spread of bacteria
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Getting the most out of your marketing post COVID-19
Rachel McHugh, Managing Director at creative marketing and PR agency, Clear B2B, shares her thoughts on how those in the building and construction industry can get the most out of their marketing activity post-COVID-19
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Lockdown sees surge in demand for artificial grass
Easigrass explains why it is an ever-growing market in the UK and why are people rejecting traditional lawns
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BMF Forum: Ensuring health and safety during Coronavirus
The Builders Merchants Federation held its Health & Safety Forum via a webinar run by health and safety consultancy, Southalls, on Wednesday June 10. BMN reports
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Klober marks 60 years with message of support to industry
This summer, roofing ventilation and accessories manufacturer, Klober, was set to celebrate 60 years of serving the building and construction industry. Now, with the COVID19 pandemic turning the world on its head, UK Managing Director Stuart Stockley takes a moment to reflect and share a message of support to the industry
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How to offset lost income during the pandemic
Rodney Laws, Editor at Ecommerce Platforms, highlights the alternative revenue streams business can explore following the Cornoavirus
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Supporting customers through COVID-19
Linde Materials Handling explains what it is doing to help customers through COVID-19, including information on social distancing, truck maintenance and regulatory compliance
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How to be 'COVID-secure' while working in other people's homes
Andrew Sanderson and Elliott Kenton, experts in health and safety law at European law firm Fieldfisher, look at homes guidelines which apply to anyone performing work in other people's homes including employees, self-employed individuals and agency workers
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Managing a safe return to work
Security and safety specialist VPS UK highlights six measures every employer should be ready to adopt
Effectively soundproofing your home through your windows image
Effectively soundproofing your home through your windows
Quickslide explains why soundproofing the home through windows is a great choice for many homeowners as well as the materials that manufacturers can use to prevent noise pollution
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Working in dangerous working environments
Reece Safety highlights how to keep safe while using machinery during construction
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Keep heating systems safe with preventative maintenance
Andy Green, Technical Director at Baxi Heating, offers advice on how to protect the heating system through a building lockdown
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Starting a new role amidst the pandemic?
If the first week in your new role involves working remotely, SRS Recruitment Solutions offers some ways that will help you do just that.
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Only one third of trades think the industry has a good reputation
So, what does this mean in a turbulent market?


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