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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.

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

Five handy apps and tools designed for tradespeople

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

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.

Living roof fire safety: what you need to know

With the spotlight on building fire safety, Mark Harris, chairman of the UK Green Roof Organisation and Jonathan Brown, Fixfast’s living roofs expert, explains what architects and contractors need to know to design and install safe living roofs.

Contractors and developers embrace the protective Top-2000 S finish

Rodney Hogg, national roofing manager at Crest Nelskamp, shares some of the feedback the company has received about the micro concrete surface technology used on its Double Roman and Double Pantile roof tiles

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

Building better mental health

Mental health is something of a taboo subject in the workplace, particularly in construction. Stuart Russell, commercial manager at CPI EuroMix, discusses the steps construction companies can take to remedy the symptoms of stress and poor mental health before the afflictions can take full effect.

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