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Five handy apps and tools designed for tradespeople

Handy apps for finding work, staying organised, managing contractors and getting paid

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

Promoting the positives for a career in construction

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

Are your construction tools affecting your hearing?

If you work in construction, the sector has the second highest rate of people developing occupational deafness

RoofCERT: roofing’s route to professionalism

The RoofCERT accreditation programme could be a gamechanger, but we need the whole industry to get involved says Mike Wharton, head of business development at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

How the skills gap has affected the government’s homebuilding targets

Industry experts at Vizwear explore what problems the skills shortage in construction is causing for the government’s homebuilding targets — and what companies can do to help fill key positions

Tips on tackling a trade show

Lynn Lambe, director of Little Lambe Consultancy outlines some key elements to consider before your next trade event

What’s next for the UK softwood timber market?

Nigel Buckley-Ryan, UK sales director at Södra Wood, reflects on the current state of the softwood timber market and the UK outlook amid continuing Brexit uncertainty.

Cut edge corrosion

Tom Armitt, specification manager at HD Sharman, talks to RCI about cut edge corrosion, its origins and how Seamsil can prevent this

Having Will-power

Around 60% of the UK population does not have a Will, including a third of those aged over 55. For a business owner, dying without making a Will can have a devastating effect, not only on the family but on the business too. Adam Bernstein explains more