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17 new garden villages and towns for the UK

In January this year, the UK government backed the development of 14 new garden villages and 3 new garden towns, which combined have the potential to deliver 200,000 new homes in the UK. The garden villages, classed as distinct settlements of between 1,500 and 10,000 homes with their own community facilities, are planned for locations […]...
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Changing face of the construction industry

The many challenges of running a company within the construction sector are well-known – there’s the rising costs of materials, rising wages and widespread skills shortages to name a few. But, despite these issues, many in the industry feel that construction is at a place where growth is still viable and innovation is at a peak. […]...
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Rise of the eco-friendly building

For today’s construction specialists, incorporating processes and ideas that help make buildings eco-friendlier is now commonplace practice. From the use of local, renewable materials and reduced energy consumption during the building process to the efficient generation of energy when completed, today’s building structures are earning their green credentials in all sorts of ways. Alongside well-known […]...
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The heat is on!

It’s not often we have to contemplate the problem of working outdoors in the heat here in the UK, but over the next few days, temperatures look set to soar! So, what are the dangers for construction workers and others who may be predominantly outdoors during this summer sizzle? Well, there’s three main problems to […]...
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Health and safety: your new favourite words

While the words ‘health and safety’ might at times bring a groan of frustration, most people would agree that modern-day regulations have made things better for those working in construction. That said, the industry is still one of the most common places where workplace accidents and injuries occur. During 2015-16 across the UK, the construction […]...
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