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Roof covering market hit by Covid 19 but ready for recovery
19 January, 2021
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.
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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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Get automated and improve your current systems of working
Content writer Grace Murphy highlights the business operations you should look to automate.
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Growth in modular home extensions continues
Hemsec has experienced a significant growth in demand in Offsite Modular Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)-built garden rooms and home offices.
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Navigating the business landscape through Covid-19
Content Writer Grace Murphy offers seven tips to reach your merchant audience during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Getting your finances back on track
Content writer Grace Murphy explains how to deal with cash flow issues if you are self-employed.
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Crippling financial impacts of the Coronavirus cannot be underestimated
Content writer Grace Murphy explores the impact of the Coronavirus on the builders’ merchants sector.
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Why recommend a third-party certificated fire door?
Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation explains how can merchants can ensure that the fire doors they recommend to customers will perform as designed.
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Smart work from Norbord
Sanjit Dosanjh, Norbord's National Sales Manager for UK & Ireland, on helping the builders' merchants sector through current challenges and beyond.
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How eCommerce can help futureproof merchanting
Phil Davies, Commercial Manager of Border Merchant Systems, highlights some of the changes merchants have and can make using eCommerce during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Confidence in the time of Covid – why merchants are investing in the digital future
Soaring software sales suggest that merchant confidence is stabilising despite the impact of Covid and the uncertainty of Brexit, says Ten-25 Software Managing Director Ian Oldrey.
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What is the Job Support Scheme and how does it work?
Next month the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be replaced by the Job Support Scheme. Here what we know about this new initiative.
How plastic pipes help deliver value through offsite construction innovation image
How plastic pipes help deliver value through offsite construction innovation
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.
Kerridge offers new digital routes to market image
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.
Modular homes: Building an end to homelessness image
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.
Underfloor heating and smart control questions answered image
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.
How do you switch your way of working to a more online business model? image
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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