Category: Property & Construction

  • Becoming a voice of reason during a time of crisis

    The UK currently faces a perfect storm of supply chain issues more severe than those experienced for decades, with The Guardian reporting that major retailers’ stock levels are at their lowest since 1983. Arguably, there has never been a time when the lines between opportunity and threat have been…

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  • The Construction Playbook – we get our clients’ views

      The Construction Playbook has been causing a great deal of discussion throughout the construction industry over recent months. Published in late 2020, it outlines how the government will strengthen the financial assessment of all the suppliers it works with to make sure that projects are delivered on time…

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  • Interior tricks and trends: From home to hospitality and everything in between

    The past year has forced us all to think about the space around us. A study by OnePoll…

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    What does 2021 look like for the property and construction industry?

    There is no denying that 2020 was a challenging year for every business in the UK and across the globe. However, the property and construction industry fared better than most with the UK government relying on it to prop up the economy. Senior account manager Charlotte…

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  • What do the latest social value measures from the government mean for the construction industry?

    The idea of social value has grown tremendously since the introduction of the Public Services (Social Value) Act (2012), which brought in the requirement for public buyers to consider how they could secure social, economic and environmental benefits as part of their procurements.   However, it’s recent years…

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  • Planning reform – a system unfit for purpose

    The English planning system is ‘no longer fit for human habitation’ according to the recently released government white paper Planning for the Future which lays out plans for the most radical reforms since WW2, aimed at removing red tape and making it easier to bring forwards development projects across…

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  • How can contractors work safely on site?

    Construction sites are now getting back up to speed, but especially for sub-contractors and independent builders working on domestic projects, it means a very different way of working. Our building products specialist Rose Hayes spoke to Adrian Buttress, the managing director of leading EPDM rubber roofing distributor…

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