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New code sets new standards for flat roofing

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has published the BS 6229: 2018 - flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof covering ¬– code of practice

Fall protection cost-cutting: a step too far?

James Sainsbury, fall protection sales leader for MSA Safety, explains why a holistic approach to safety is needed, and highlights the potential risks of making ill-informed changes to a defined safety system specification

Eight tips to protect tools in vans

Van experts from LeaseVan.co.uk have revealed eight security measures tradespeople can take against criminals in their work vehicles, if forced to leave tools or equipment in vans while working or overnight

Government to give £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding: is it enough?

Stephen Horin, managing director at Bushbury Cladding, delves into the recent announcement and the reaction, and asks is it enough?

The value of U-Values: Navigating efficiency in an unregulated industry

Justin Seldis, managing director at Sunsquare, explains how to select a rooflight that will truly deliver, and reveals the secret behind effective upstands.

Why a career in construction could be the next step for...

Over 14,000 people leave the military every year, Ryan Latham, senior marketing executive for 3B Training, says that they serve as a huge talent pool for the construction industry

How employers in construction can protect their staff’s mental health

Daniel Ure from online PPE retailer, Vizwear, says that addressing mental health problems needs to be at the top of an employer’s list of priorities.

Can the UK construction sector overcome the lengthening skills gap?

There is widespread hostility to Brexit with a majority fearing Brexit will severely increase the labour shortage in the UK construction industry.

Addressing the skills shortage gap in the construction sector

Andrew Murphy, managing director at Boss Training, talks through the possible solutions for bridging the construction skills gap

Are modular homes the answer to the UK’s housing crisis?

The current housing shortage means that the UK needs to build 240,000-300,000 new homes annually until 2030