Construction output in Great Britain: September 2020, new orders and Construction Output Price Indices, July to September 2020

Main points: Construction output grew by 2.9% in the month-on-month all work series in September 2020, driven by increases in both new work (2.7%) and repair and maintenance (3.4%); this is the fifth consecutive month of growth but the lowest rise in that time. The level of construction output in Continue Reading

3 Things to Keep in Mind About Selecting the Right Plywood for Concrete Formwork

Impressive structures like the San Diego library can achieve such greatness because of expert concrete formwork. This formwork isn’t possible without the use of structural plywood forming panels. Contractors must select plywood for concrete formwork from companies like Doka Formwork Plywood to see the same high-quality result. There are some Continue Reading

Kick Start a Career in Construction – Aggregate Industries Launches its Kickstart Programme 2020

Committed to supporting the government’s pledge to provide skills and training for young people, Aggregate Industries has launched its brand new Kickstart Programme 2020, having been approved as an official Kickstart Employer. Under its Plan for Jobs launched in July, the Government introduced its Kickstart Scheme in September 2020 – a £2bn initiative to Continue Reading

Areas we need Scaffolding

At the very centre of building work is usually some form of scaffolding. Unless this has been erected, how can tradesmen possibly expect to complete their work based high above the ground? It’s needless to say that many houses, events and landmarks owe a lot to the scaffolding trade as Continue Reading

The Best Ladders for Stairs

If you’ve ever had to complete a job around the house that requires you to use a ladder on your stairs, maybe removing some wallpaper or hanging up Christmas lights, it’s safe to say the thought of falling and hurting yourself may have crossed your mind at least once or Continue Reading

£636m Market Value – A 15% drop for Panelised Modular Building Systems

The panelised modular building systems market in the UK was worth £753m in 2019. It is worth noting that due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, AMA Research are forecasting that contractors’ output is expected to be down by 20% in 2020. As a result of this downward turn, the panelised modular building systems market will also experience a decline Continue Reading