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  • The Hot Topic – ‘Wood’ Now be the Right Time for a Sustainable Alternative to Timber?

    Back at the start of June we discussed why timber prices had increased by 80% and how many construction sites, residential projects and other jobs had been delayed and disrupted due to this issue. You can read the hot topic ‘Navigating the Increasing Timber Prices with Alternatives’ here. We are now a month on from […]

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  • The Hot Topic – Navigating the Increasing Timber Prices with Alternatives?

    “The cost of timber has gone up more than 80% in the past six months, according to the Construction Products Association.” If you’re involved in the construction industry or just interested in the subject then you know the cost of building materials, particularly timber, has risen significantly over the past year. From COVID-19, BREXIT and […]

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  • The Hot Topic – What is Sustainable Construction & Why is it Important?

    When we think of the construction industry, we think of extensive material use and large contributions to carbon emissions within the built environment, but what if that could change? During 2019, with climate change rife on everyone’s agendas, Theresa May committed the UK Government to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 whilst Parliament passed a climate […]

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  • The Hot Topic – Breaking Down the Sustainability Barrier Built by the Construction Industry

    The construction industry is considered to be one of the most unsustainable sectors in the world. Statistics show that the  construction industry contributes to around 23% of air pollution, 50% of climate change and a further 50% to landfill waste. Whilst also consuming 400 million tons of raw material every year causing major damage to […]

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  • Timber Hoarding vs. Composite Hoarding – What’s the Difference?

    When many people think of a hoarding system, they often consider timber solutions or more specifically plywood hoarding. This is the main reason why hoarding construction systems are overlooked for security sectors due to the market dominated by plywood solutions. But that’s about to change with the latest advancement in hoarding construction systems, FenceSafe Hoard, […]

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  • The Hot Topic – What Will the New Normal Look Like for Construction?

    As March the 26th hit and the UK went into lockdown to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry was hit with another setback; as many non-essential construction sites were forced to postpone projects and securely close their sites for the foreseeable future. When looking at the monthly IHS Markit/Cips snapshot, it shows the […]

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