The UK construction sector is booming at the moment. With such a high demand for construction projects, we’re finding our customers are facing a number of key challenges: Skilled labour shortageUK employers are currently facing the worst staff shortages since the late 1990s. The increased demand for labour has been compounded by a shrinking supply.… Continue reading Top 3 issues affecting construction companies
As the UK has slowly opened back up after a year of lockdowns, the construction industry is seen to be at the forefront of the economic recovery and is literally booming. The knock-on effect though, has meant that some building materials are now in short supply. Here’s a quick summary of what’s been happening and… Continue reading How to get the products you need during a global building material shortage
If you’re looking for an effective way to reinforce soil or grass, then geogrids could be the answer. Here’s a useful guide to what they are and how they work. What are geogrids? A geogrid is a geosynthetic material used to stabilize soil. Geogrids are a material which is formed in a grid-like structure. Geogrids… Continue reading Beginner’s guide to geogrids
When constructing a new car park, a stormwater management system should be considered to prevent localised flooding. As one of the UK’s leading stormwater specialists, we are experts in this field. Here is a recent example of a stormwater attenuation system we supplied and installed for construction company, Henry Williams and Son (Roads) Ltd, when… Continue reading Install of a stormwater attenuation solution for a car park at an NHS Hospital
It’s Mental Health Day this month and it’s something we feel, now more than ever, needs highlighting. Especially as our sector (construction) is considered one of the worst industries when it comes to people suffering from mental health issues. So far it’s been a hell of a year and one we’ll all be glad to… Continue reading Construction workers highlighted as sufferers of mental health
In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, the government has come back fighting with plans to invest record amounts in the construction sector as a means to turbocharge the economy. Boris wants us to “build build build”. On Tuesday, the prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed the government’s commitment to an immediate £5bn package of capital investment… Continue reading Good news for construction sector in wake of Coronavirus
Due to customer demand, we now have the following building products in stock, ready for immediate collection. Gravel / Shingle 10mm weatherproof 25kg plastic bag All In Ballast weatherproof 25kg plastic bag Hanson multicem cement weatherproof 25kg plastic bag Hanson fast set postfix maxi-pack 20kg plastic bag Building sand weatherproof 25kg plastic bag Gravel /… Continue reading New products in stock – gravel, shingle, cement, sand etc.
Today the government pledged to raise infrastructure spending to its highest in decades. This is fantastic news for our customers, who are set to benefit from such a massive investment in the construction sector. In today’s budget, the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, promised hundreds of billions of pounds to infrastructure projects, such as roads, railways,… Continue reading Record amounts of investment for the construction sector
There’s no question about it – the weather is taking a turn for the worse. In recent years severe storms and flooding have become commonplace, and even if they hadn’t, winter is just around the corner – with floodwaters threatening potential long-term damage to buildings and infrastructure. So how can you protect yourself from the… Continue reading What is Stormwater Attenuation & Why Do You Need It?
With the recent government announcement of £500bn investment in new infrastructure, particularly in the transport, telecoms, flood defence and housing sectors, Stormwater Attenuation is becoming more and more prevalent within the construction industry. Why do I need Stormwater Attenuation? Attenuation is the process of water retention on site and slowly releasing it in a controlled… Continue reading Stormwater Attenuation: The construction industry’s answer to flooding