Investing in youth is this industry’s saviour

Dr Sachin Saigal, Avocet Hardware Group’s Managing Director, discusses how Avocet are developing the next generation of workers through apprenticeship schemes Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, COVID19 and now simply COVID. The name seems to have reduced but the impact on our industry is continuing to grow. Let’s face it, the sector is in a tailspin More...

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By winactive On Friday, September 24th, 2021
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Home improvement race not run yet

With the Government’s determination to ensure its road map out of the coronavirus pandemic on July 19 is irreversible, Andrew Scott, MD of full-service marketing agency Purplex, discusses the state of the More...

By winactive On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
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Construction worker retirement ‘black hole’

Research from trade union Unite shows construction workers face retirement ‘black hole’ as pension take-up limited The majority of construction workers are not saving towards their retirement, research More...

By winactive On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
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‘Supply chains and price increases’ by Mike Parczuk, Managing Director of Sternfenster

I speak to our installers every day. ‘Exhausted’, ‘stretched’, ‘frazzled’, probably describe how they feel best.  We’re in a boom but that’s come with a unique set of challenges, so to be More...

By winactive On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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The rise of the machines

Johnny Dobbyn of Facta discusses whether automation and robotshave an increased role to play in the future shape of the building industry At the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, construction was stuck between More...

By winactive On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Steps construction firms can take to mitigate materials shortages

The UK construction industry manufactures and uses an incredible amount of materials each year, producing around 2bn bricks, over 70 million sq m of concrete blocks and 30 million sq m of roof tiles per annum. More...

By winactive On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Huge opportunities for construction in 2021

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the UK continues its journey as the first ever nation to exit the European Union, collaboration will More...

By winactive On Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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Can high levels of demand continue into 2021?

Owen Thorogood, Sales and Marketing Director for Kestrel, looks back the turbulent months of 2020 and asks whether 2021 will see continued growth for construction. Looking back to the start of 2020, feels More...

By winactive On Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
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Carl F Groupco’s service commitment

Reflecting on a year that has been dominated by the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Carl F Groupco highlights its commitment to On Time In Full deliveries and customer support.  Despite C-19, More...

By winactive On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
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The ideal time to re-evaluate

With demand outstripping supply, firms are feeling the heat. Purplex MD Andrew Scott discusses how installers can turn consumer demand into more profitable business – and how now is the ideal time to re-evaluate Demand More...