Construction Talent Retention Scheme remains free to use

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has confirmed its continued commitment to supporting the Construction Talent Retention Scheme (CTRS) for the industry and is working with CITB and others to support its ongoing development, including a new ‘Talentview’ early careers offering to support the attraction of new talent into the construction industry. The Continue Reading

Building Better Futures

Housebuilders are you ready?  The Housebuilder Challenge is BACK!  The days are getting longer, the first signs of spring are showing, and the outdoors is calling.  It’s time to turn off your screens, escape the four walls of home working or the dust of the building site and dig out Continue Reading

What are aerated blocks used for?

Aerated blocks are a type of innovative concrete blocks that contain more than 80 percent air. They are also called autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). Aerated concrete is a group of materials you would describe as lightweight concrete. Previously, lightweight concrete is an arbitrary term; however, aerated concrete blocks have numerous Continue Reading

New report reveals the liquidation rate of businesses around the UK from the past year

New report reveals there have been over 8,000 company insolvencies since March 2020 Construction industry hit with the most company insolvencies since March 2020 Report reveals the liquidation rate of businesses around the UK Businesses in Yorkshire most likely to undergo an insolvency event  Business Rescue Expert has analysed data Continue Reading


SPÄRKA, a leading provider of high-quality architectural ironmongery and specialist supplier of fire-rated door hardware, has expanded further by appointing a sales representative into its team. Jack Samples has joined the team as a Sales Development Representative to promote the full range of SPÄRKA products and develop relationships with builders’ Continue Reading

New guide to conformity marking and third-party testing published by GAI and DHF

A new technical briefing has been launched to keep door hardware professionals at the forefront of changes to conformity marking. The Guidance on conformity marking, third party testing, assessment and certification technical briefing, written by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), gives a comprehensive overview of the changes door Continue Reading

Care Homes market suffer short term effect from Covid-19 pandemic

The care homes industry was hugely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020, with mortality rates disproportionately high amongst the care home population and the UK’s older age groups (those aged 70+). This led to a sharp drop in the care home population and hence occupancy levels during 2020. Total care home sector revenue in 2020/2021, Continue Reading

Experts in connected safety, FireAngel, launch the most technologically advanced gateway in the safety market

Continuing to fulfil its mission to protect and save lives with innovative, cutting-edge home safety technology, FireAngel has launched its New Generation Cellular Gateway enabling social housing landlords to offer a level of protection and prevention measures never seen before in fire safety. Using FireAngel’s Smart RF technology, the New Continue Reading