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Inspiring gender diversity (International Women’s Day)

Today (March 8th) is International women’s Day. This year, more than ever, there’s a strong call to action for the progression of gender equality, with the #PressforProgress being used to unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be more gender inclusive. So, where does the construction sector sit within this debate? Well, […]...
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Staying safe in freezing weather

heaThe calendar may be about to flip over to March, but it seems Spring has been put on hold for a while! With the UK gripped in a cold blast being dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’, parts of our region are contending with significant snow accumulations, sub-zero temperatures and hard overnight frosts. In such […]...
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What makes a good brickie?

A few weeks back, we reported on the record skills shortages faced by the UK’s construction sector right now, with 68% of small to medium companies finding it difficult to fill bricklaying jobs. So, this week, we thought we’d focus a bit more on those elusive skills and qualities and ask the question: what exactly […]...
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Key questions to ask when buying a new home

Buying a new home can be an exciting time but, as anyone who’s ever been there will tell you, it can also be quite stressful and frustrating. If it’s a brand-new property you’re going for, you might be forgiven for thinking that would eliminate a lot of the stress. You’ll get exactly what you want […]...
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Enter the smart world of construction

The ‘smart’ revolution has entered the world of construction with some key developments being made to both the machines and the materials we use on a day-to-day basis. From intelligent machine-controlled excavators and intelligent JCBs to shapeshifting metals and self-healing products, scientists and engineers are turning what was once thought to be the stuff of […]...
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