• Editor’s Viewpoint: Stock in Trade

    The overall level of housebuilding activity in the country, the quality and extent of repair and maintena ...

    The overall level of housebuilding activity in the country, the quality and extent of repair and maintenance and measures to encourage occupiers to improve their properties are all vital issues for th ...

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  • Viewpoint: Happy Families

    It was one of Africa’s most famous sons, the Anglican Bishop and human rights activist, Desmund Tutu who ...

    It was one of Africa’s most famous sons, the Anglican Bishop and human rights activist, Desmund Tutu who memorably first identified the crucial role being part of a strong family unit plays in achievi ...

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  • Editor’s Viewpoint: The Golden Rule

      Over the years, it has always struck us just how many so called clichés turn out to have more than ...

      Over the years, it has always struck us just how many so called clichés turn out to have more than a ring of truth about them. Apart from, that is, that football commentator who declared that o ...

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  • Editor’s Viewpoint: Use Your Machination

    “Robots don’t ever go sick, they don’t take holidays and they never quibble about their terms and conditi ...

    “Robots don’t ever go sick, they don’t take holidays and they never quibble about their terms and conditions.” It’s a phrase we hear time and again on our regular tours of manufacturing facilities thr ...

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  • The Magnificent Seven!

    Exactly five years ago, in the darkest depths of recession, we had the brainwave to launch a totally new ...

    Exactly five years ago, in the darkest depths of recession, we had the brainwave to launch a totally new trade journal delivered through the UK’s leading construction colleges to provide the very late ...

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  • A Criminal Waste

    Forget late payment, difficult customers, red tape and unfair competition. As damaging as all of these ar ...

    Forget late payment, difficult customers, red tape and unfair competition. As damaging as all of these are in trying to run a successful small construction company, it seems that the biggest threat to ...

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  • “Sites” For Sore Eyes

    As a vision, 2020 certainly has a rather nice clarity to it. And the Government’s latest initiatives to c ...

    As a vision, 2020 certainly has a rather nice clarity to it. And the Government’s latest initiatives to create 200,000 new homes annually by that magic date will clearly have caught the blinking eye o ...

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  • What Price Progress? The Double Edged Sword of Cheaper Materials

    What effect is the artificially low cost of building materials having on the building industry? Can we re ...

    What effect is the artificially low cost of building materials having on the building industry? Can we really sustain an industry based on a price promise that seems a little too good to be true? At f ...

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  • RICS Skip Score highlights confidence in the wider economy

    Hot on the heels, or rather wheels, of reports that white van man is taking to new vehicles on UK roads i ...

    Hot on the heels, or rather wheels, of reports that white van man is taking to new vehicles on UK roads in numbers not seen for more than six years, so the humble skip is once again landing with a res ...

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