Category: Construction

New checklist aims to boost solar across UK commercial rooftops

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has published a simple and clear checklist to give managers in commerce and industry the confidence to put solar on their roofs. Commercial and industrial roofs dominate the solar market in Europe, but in the

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Word of mouth polled most effective way to find tradesmen

Latest research from WaterSafe has revealed that recommendations by word of mouth to find tradesmen are more effective than advertising online. The research found family and friend recommendations came out on top with nearly two thirds (63%) citing they find

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Construction college expands

The UK’s only specialist construction college has opened a new campus to help meet industry demand for new blood. Leeds College of Building has opened the doors of its new £17m campus in Leeds city centre. The new 8,000m2 building

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Half of construction workers don’t carry DIY jobs in their own home

A new study has revealed that just under half of construction workers don’t carry out DIY jobs around their own home, despite the nature of their jobs. ‘Cannot find the time’ and ‘lack of confidence within different construction sectors’ emerged

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Construction industry confidence reaches ‘scorching hot’ heights

Construction sector output growth continued to rebound in June from its pre-election hiatus. The monthly survey of construction purchasing managers indicates another strong showing from the industry, with business confidence strengthening to its highest level for more than 10 years.

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