Aerial image of a housing estate

Following the recent General Election, the Labour Party has secured a five-year term and set the stage for potential changes in the residential construction sector.

But, with ambitions that include the construction of an average 300,000 new homes each year set against a decline in the numbers of people employed in our industry, there are questions about how such target-driven progress can be achieved? Read on for a brief overview of the current situation and the new government’s plans.

Image showing houses being built on a building site in Basildon

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the first of our ‘Shout out to our suppliers’ blog series, in which we are recognising some of the brilliant suppliers who have been supporting Sheriff over the years.

While our first blog focussed on roofing and safety systems, today we’re turning our attention to two suppliers who, between them, are providing us with most of our masonry requirements. Keep reading to find out who they are.

Sheriff Construction has recently introduced the Causeway ‘Donseed’ digital workforce management system across both our brickwork and roofing divisions.

Usually used by companies much larger than us, we took the decision to keep up with this latest technology, which is giving us greater control of our sites, improving safety and increasing efficiency. Find out more in this week’s blog.

Arriving on the construction scene as a small gang of builders back in 2005, we have grown into a much larger enterprise that now comprises of two construction companies (Sheriff Construction and Sheriff Brickworks) plus two property development companies.

We could not have managed this level of growth without the fantastic suppliers that have supported us along the way, often for many years. So, we thought it was about time we used our blog to shine the spotlight on some of them. Read on for part 1 of this ‘shout out to our suppliers’ series.

Image showing a construction site using the modular G decking system

Falling from heights is the number one cause of fatal and non-fatal incidents in the construction sector in the UK. That’s why it’s really important for construction companies like ours to keep up with advancements in safety technologies.

Among the numerous innovations that are happening in our industry, G decking has emerged as something of a game-changer, not only reducing the risks associated with working at heights but also streamlining workflows and boosting overall productivity. Read on to find out more.

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This week (10th – 16th June) is Men’s Health Week. Organised by the Men’s Health Forum, the week seeks to encourage all men to talk about and address any health concerns they may be experiencing.

When we think about health risks in construction, we usually consider things like physical injuries, musculoskeletal disorders or lung issues caused by exposure to dust and pollutants. But did you know that construction also has the largest burden of occupational cancer amongst the industrial sectors? Please read this week’s blog for some advice on what you can do to reduce the risks and/or catch cancer early.

Image showing an early-stage building site in a city environment (a brownfield site)

With the housing crisis consistently listed among the top five issues facing the UK, it’s been interesting to note what the two main political parties are saying about this in the run up to the general election.

While the conservative party have not revealed many housing-related plans as yet, Labour are promising to build 1.5m new homes in the first five years of a labour government and say that brownfield sites will be the number one priority. As a subject that’s close to our business, we thought we’d use this week’s blog to explore the pros and cons of building on brownfield sites.

In case you missed it, Radio 1’s Big Weekend just came to our home town, Luton – entertaining over 100,000 people during three days of fantastic live music – including performances from Rudimental, Raye, Chase & Status, Ella Henderson, Olly Alexander and, of course, Sunday’s stunning headliner, Coldplay.

While the performances and tunes are still whirling around our heads, we think there are also a few lessons we can all take from how well this event was executed. Take a look at this week’s blog for more.

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After witnessing a local girls football team that’s backed by Sheriff Construction triumph just a couple of weeks ago, this weekend we were thrilled to see two more of our sponsored teams soar to the top of their game.

Both FC Polonia (Luton) U11s and Stevenage Futsal Ballers U12s have achieved some amazing results throughout the season, culminating with Cup Final wins this Sunday! Take a look at our quick-read blog for more.

Image showing someone's leg and foot as they lace up their trainer with a blurred forest in the background

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week began on Monday 13th and will run through to Sunday 19th May 2024. The theme, set by the Mental Health Foundation, is ‘Movement: moving for our mental health,’.

Acknowledging that being physically active is great for our bodies and minds, the campaign calls on everyone to find and do something that gets you moving. Read on to find out more about why movement is so important for mental health.

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