Construction Blogs

 

Insulate Britain’s motorway protests push the government’s green building strategy into the spotlight

Posted: Monday, October 4th, 2021  

Insulate Britain has pushed its eco-agenda onto centre stage, and annoyed thousands of people in the process, but how realistic is to insulate 29 million ageing homes, and what is the government's plan? 

 


 

GMB Union blasts government for skilled-worker shortages

Posted: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021  

Union secretary urges government to act to address shortage of skilled labour in the trades 

 


 

Tory MP vows to continue campaign for tougher tool theft laws

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021  

Last year over 32,000 powered hand tools were reported stolen in London – just 1% of those tools were ever recovered by the police. Nicked tools have typically been sold in carparks, and now via eBay, Facebook and other digital platforms. Greg Smith, Conversative MP for Buckingham wants to shut down thieves fencing stolen tools through the internet 

 


 

Rising costs for skilled tradespeople are a symptom of a broken labour model

Posted: Friday, September 24th, 2021  

In August the cost of hiring skilled labour rose by nearly 3%, but wage inflation across the industry is an indicator of more fundamental problems in the construction sector.