Construction makes urgent new year bid to recruit and retain talent

Industry vacancies bounce back, with available jobs 8% ahead of pre-pandemic levels 28,000 construction industry roles available Government-backed recruitment platform, the Construction Talent Retention Scheme, helps get candidates and employers matched online While a range of industries such as hospitality, leisure and retail continue to reel from the impact of Continue Reading

The Extra Green Mile – Aggregate Industries Completes UK’s First Carbon Neutral Pavement Scheme

?        Innovative asphalt recycling generates landmark 43% carbon reductions on UK’s first carbon neutral pavement scheme ?        Aggregate Industries team recommended an innovative Foamix approach to A590 M6 J36 to Brettarg Holt resurfacing project ?        Scheme also used the recently launched SuperLow range of asphalts – the only Carbon Neutral asphalt available in Continue Reading

Transformation unveiled as scaffolding comes down on £5.4m Gosforth Regent Centre apartments

A new look has been unveiled for a Newcastle former office block as scaffolding is removed by Kapex Construction. Eldon House at Gosforth’s Regent Centre is undergoing a £5.37million transformation to redevelop the former vacant office building into 66 luxury apartments. Construction work is three months ahead of schedule and Continue Reading

Analysing Lockdown: Home Improvement In 2020

Originally posted: https://www.mytoolshed.co.uk/blog/post/lockdown-2020-home-improvement “DIY” and “How-To” related searches increase over 40% during lockdown. Searches for “Paint” increased by 77% between March and April. Inside, the kitchen was the UK’s most redecorated room during lockdown. Search volumes for “Fence Paint” increase by 196%. “House Extensions” see huge drop in April-May then Continue Reading