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  • Industry must demand quality and accreditation to maintain UK Building Standards October 12, 2020 - The pressure is on for the construction industry to deliver and meet the Prime Minister’s challenge to ‘build, build, build’ the country out of recession. In order to achieve the government’s 300,000 new homes per year pledge to tackle the long-standing property shortage, time and cost-efficiency will be key to satisfying this demand, but build quality must not be sacrificed… Read more
  • Energy certificate with house model isolated on white - rendering Energy Efficient Design – Addressing Thermal Bridging in Steel Lintels September 15, 2020 - If buildings are designed to meet Part L regulations and carbon reduction targets, then it is essential specifiers understand the impact of thermal bridging. With a traditional steel lintel potentially creating a major thermal bridge in a building, correct lintel specification can have a significant impact on a building's fabric efficiency. Ben Cheetham, National Specification Manager at Keystone Lintels, looks… Read more
  • Ben Cheetham National Specification Manager Keystone Lintels Want an efficient home? Make it Fabric First September 7, 2020 - More energy-efficient houses are high on the UK’s agenda, particularly when considering energy use in homes accounts for around 14% of total UK emissions. With the Committee on Climate change report ‘UK housing: Fit for the future?’ highlighting that energy use in homes is increasing, and also with proposed changes to Part L Building Regulations on the horizon, how will… Read more
  • rachel davies lbs What makes an Independent Builders Merchant tick? An interview with Rachel Davies, Director at LBS July 31, 2020 - Not many merchants in the UK address their customers in two languages but Rachel Davies, Director, at LBS is proving that serving the local market is no barrier to setting industry standards.   Tell us a bit about LBS and how you got involved in the business? I’m the fourth generation of the family business established in 1931. I joined… Read more
  • sophie turner international womens day Celebrating Women in Construction and the Importance of Creating a More Diverse Workforce March 6, 2020 - Ahead of International Womens Day, we look at what the construction industry is doing to attract more women to a career in construction. Pippa Latham, Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants and Sophie Turner, Founder of Yes She Can explain the great benefits of creating a diverse workforce. Pippa Latham, Master Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) Tell… Read more