From investment all the way through to hiring staff and beyond, Brexit is having a negative impact on nearly every aspect of the construction and property markets. As the Brexit deadline looms and figures are being interpreted in varied ways, Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson explores how optimism can still be found even when the outlook appears bleak.
Whether it’s a log cabin or a dream summer house, getting started on building in your garden is an exciting time. But the last thing you want is a letter through your door telling you that your lovely new fixture isn’t allowed! So, before you set off, take a moment to get familiar with these legal requirements.
Many industries, including professionals working in building and construction, rely on the print industry. It’s fair to highlight that the print industry has gathered up negative associations of being particularly destructive to the environment. This is primarily due to deforestation and the various oils which contribute to the creation of ink.
The summer months bring the peak renovation season and one of the first things many people do when thinking about fixing or renovating their property is turn to Google. That’s why comparethemarket.com has teamed up with a range of experts to answer the UK’s most searched for questions around renovations and DIY.
Founded in 1989, Traditional Clay Roof Tiles Ltd do exactly what they promise from the outset – to continue using the techniques of yesteryear to produce a top-quality product that stands the test of time. Named the ‘Most Outstanding in Handmade Roof Tiles’ by BUILD magazine in April, we took a closer look at the company with Director Jakub Kostrzewski to find out more about their methods and product.
As software continues to pave the way to more advanced and complex buildings, the question arises over the shift in skills our future builders will need. Potentially, we will require builders with more technological skills than practical skills, especially as artificial intelligence continues to develop enough to be able to take over basic labour tasks.
Artificial intelligence is weaving its way into so many industries. For the construction industry, we’re seeing the technology being deployed at every stage of design, construction, and even long after the project has been completed. From organising information for easier access to taking the role of bricklayer, artificial intelligence is proving highly effective in an industry that is usually slow to integrate new technology into its processes.
Previously, the PPE Directive was completely focused on manufacturers who placed products into the market. However, this new regulation that was put into action on 21st April 2018 will involve the entire supply chain. As a result, anyone who is part of the supply or distribution chain must abide by PPE and meet the standard requirements that have been set out — while also having an understanding that only products that meet the standards will be made available on the market.