Keeping workers and customers safe – ensuring health and safety in builders’ merchants

Who is responsible for health and safety at work? Employers and employees all have a responsibility for ensuring health and safety at work. ...

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Top 10 tips on keeping your van secure

As a small business, your van and its contents are essential to your livelihood. While the best way to protect your tools is to empty your van at the end of eve...

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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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