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. However, in a year where the construction industry has faced unprecedented challenges owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Brexit process, More...

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By winactive On Friday, January 15th, 2021

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

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

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

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...

By winactive On Thursday, November 19th, 2020

‘There’s something of a perfect storm brewing’ believes Mila’s Richard Gyde

Even without the Coronavirus pandemic, this is peak season when it comes to importing freight from Asia. Black Friday, Thanksgiving and Christmas combine to drive huge spikes in demand, and logistics businesses More...

By winactive On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Minister and CICV Forum urge construction industry to keep following safety guidance outside work

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has joined the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum in reminding the sector’s workers to stay COVID smart in their social lives and when travelling to and More...

By winactive On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Everyone needs a ‘magic mirror’

Everyone needs to hear the unvarnished truth and see themselves as others see them, says Mike Rigby, CEO of MRA Marketing & MRA Research In the story of Snow White, the Evil Queen has a magic mirror. More...

By winactive On Monday, September 7th, 2020

Navigating trademark confusion – Giovanni Laporta, inventor and innovator of Smart Ready®

It’s fantastic to see more and more fabricators and installers beginning to promote their Smart offering as they realise its potential as our industry’s next big opportunity. But in light of some recent More...

By winactive On Thursday, August 13th, 2020

It’s all about the OTIF

Why suppliers need to do more to help customers cope with demand by Richard Gyde, Managing Director, Mila I write a regular blog on the Mila website at Over the years, it’s More...