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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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Record skills shortages in construction

  Skills shortages in the construction industry have hit record highs – particularly affecting bricklaying and carpentry trades. In its latest trade report (looking at the last quarter of 2017), the Federation of Master Builders found that more than two thirds of small-medium sized construction companies are struggling to recruit bricklayers and carpenters. At 68%, […]...
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Looking for our community focus

As mentioned in one of our previous articles, Sheriff is interested in making a more significant contribution to the community this year. To us, this means a couple of things: we want to support both the Luton community where we’ve established and built up our company over the last 13 years, but we also wish […]...
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