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Strong RMI Boosts Travis Perkins Sales Growth Even as Prices Rise

IN THE FIRST trading update of its year, Travis Perkins reports a positive start to 2021 driven by strong RMI demand. Group sales, excluding...

Construction Output Sees Sharpest Growth Since September 2014

THE RECOVERY IN UK construction output gained momentum in March, supported by rises in house building, commercial work and civil engineering. Adjusted for seasonal influences,...

A New Era of Supply and Demand in Roofing

Victoria Ramwell from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses how recent events such as Covid-19 and Brexit have had an effect on roofing...

Forcing Construction Workers onto Bikes is Dangerous warns Unite, following TfL’s...

FORCING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS in London onto bikes is potentially dangerous, warns Unite, the UK’s construction union. The union issued its warning after Transport for London...

Skilled Tradesmen at Higher Risk of COVID Death

SKILLED TRADESMEN are shown to be at higher risk of death from Covid-19 than average, in new figures published today by the Office for...

Selco To Crack Down on Face Covering Policy

SELCO BUILDERS WAREHOUSE today confirmed it will adopt a strict ‘no face covering, no entry’ policy at its 69 branches across the UK. The builders’...

New Business Minister Writes to All Construction Workers Following Lockdown

THE NEW BUSINESS minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, has written to everyone working in the UK’s construction sector repeating that all of the industry should remain...

Should Roofers Continue to Work During Social Distancing? UPDATED

THE PRIME MINISTER declared another national lockdown on Monday 4 January, responding to the higher transmissability of the new COVID-19 variant. However, as was the...

How to Make the Most of Furlough

THE LATEST LOCKDOWN announced on 4 January means employers and employees will be depending on the furlough scheme until the scheme’s end date, currently...

Construction and Trades Keep Going Through Lockdown 3

THE PRIME MINISTER last night announced the third national lockdown in England in an attempt to slow down the spread of the new variant...