Why young people should consider construction as a career

The UK construction industry is facing a skills ‘time bomb’, with 20% of the workforce set to retire in the next 5-10 years. As a result, recruiting and ret...

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Is DIY a lost art?

Although the UK DIY sector is still worth a fairly healthy £5.8bn per year (Lloyds Bank, 2016), its value is 14% lower than it was a decade ago. Increasingly...

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Why wooden frame construction is returning to the UK

Wooden frame construction went out of fashion across much of the UK in the 1980s. However, it’s now enjoying a revival, with timber frames currently accountin...

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Bricks and Blocks - will 2017 see more supply issues?

The building materials industry has long been a volatile one, suffering periodic shortages. But with builders having endured nearly four years of supply issues...

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Awards for Alsfords!

A huge congratulations and well done to the whole team at Alsford Timber for winning not one but two awards within the last few weeks! On Friday we scooped t...

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