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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

Three steps to getting your trade vehicle on the road for...

Zoe Price, freelance writer, looks at three ways any tradesperson can save money on their van’s running costs

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

Coronavirus: furloughed workers and what it means for business

Tina Chander, a partner at law firm, Wright Hassall, explains more to RCI readers

The sign of quality with Marley Alutec

The use of poor-quality products in any rainwater system can lead to a regular need to refurbish and replace failed systems. Here, Brian Bell, head of technical services at Marley Alutec, looks at how specifying the best quality products can minimise the requirement for maintenance and provide homeowners with the ultimate peace of mind

Mannok increases its earnings in 2020 despite challenges

Last year came with many challenges for the sector. The pandemic caused production availability issues and a lack of work put a financial strain on nearly every company. However, Mannok’s latest 2020 performance review showed a strong post lockdown recovery and a strong outlook for 2021.

Message to the new government

We are working hard to meeting the goals of the Industrial Strategy – give us some recognition in return argues James Talman, NFRC’s chief executive officer

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.

Green Homes Grant needs a radical overhaul to meet low emissions...

The recent announcement by the Environmental Audit Committee that the £2 billion Green Home Grant has seen only 20,000 vouchers issued since it opened last September, highlights that the policy needs a radical overhaul to succeed.

Improving efficiency and aesthetics

Chris Piper, sales director for housing developers at Ibstock PLC, discusses why roofing contractors should choose interlocking concrete tiles to increase on-site efficiencies and overall build quality.