Work is underway to consult on whether to ban combustible materials on residential buildings over 18 metres. Whatever the outcome of this consultation, it only looks at one small aspect of what it is that makes a building safe in the event of a fire, says Adrian Pargeter, head of technical and product development, at Kingspan Insulation
Bob Richardson, head of technical at the NFRC, explains what sub-contractors installing industrial roofs should consider when taking design responsibilities.
When it comes to procurement, the supply chain is regularly asked to price first and discover the true extent of the works and the attendant risks later. This can mean spiralling costs and potential problems on a project down the line for everyone. Paul Richards, managing director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, discusses why outcome-led procurement should be considered more frequently to raise productivity and profitability in the construction industry
Jayne Fergusson, operations director at National Construction Training Services, discusses how a lack of education and enthusiasm for a career in construction teaches the industry a harsh lesson
With the UK’s vaccine rollout proving to be successful so far, what could this mean for the construction sector and what will be next for the industry to focus on? Andrew Richardson, a copywriter at Mobile Mini, finds out more in this article.
With energy efficiency and environmental concerns hot topics with homeowners, Richard Kendrick, marketing manager at SIG Roofing, discusses how roofers can support customers looking for cost-effective, viable solutions that will boost their home’s green credentials.