Construction News: Taking Drone Usage to the...

In the past decade, the usage of drones in construction has proven that it can take construction quality, productivity and efficiency to new levels. Drones can be used for many jobs such as building or site surveying and progress monitoring. Drones allow site or building surveys to be accomplished up to 400 times quicker than by traditional methods. In order for the usage of drones to push construction efficiency and effectiveness to new levels, the regulations for drones needs to change. Currently, Commercial drone usage... Read more

Deciding if a Front Garden Conversion, into...

If you are someone that has to fight for parking on a regular basis, if you have the option, you may want to seriously consider turning a front garden area into a drive, to help ease your burden. Off-street parking can also really add considerable value to your property, especially for housing in expensive urban areas. This is an ideal solution for anyone that needs extra parking space due to limited free parking or families with multiple vehicles. One excellent advantage for homeowners is, that... Read more

The Importance Of Using Waney Edge Cladding

If you have ever constructed a home, shed or summerhouse before, you have likely used cladding. This is the material that goes on the outside of a home or building. It is able to protect that structure from the natural elements which will include rain, snow and wind. It also acts as a deterrent for noises on the outside, and can also insulate people that are in the interior of these structures. From an hour perspective, cladding is going to give a very aesthetic appeal... Read more

Residential Roofing Material Options

Does your roof need replacing or are you considering upgrading to something new? There are quite a few different roofing materials and you need to know what they are, so you can choose what will suit your home. 1. Baked Clay Tiles: extremely solid, heavy tiles with a long lifespan 2. Plain Tiles: are flat without ripples 3. Concrete Tiles: less expensive than baked tiles and have more variations and colours 4. Natural Slate: expensive but look great and last a long time 5. Artificial... Read more

Commercial Roofing Materials: What are the Options?

There is a wide range of variation in commercial roofs but they typically are broken down into three types: Flat Roofs, Low-Sloped Roofs and Pitched Roofs. The most common being a flat roof and is usually used for smaller structures. Flat roofs are also typically on the lowest end of the cost scale, whilst being the easiest and quickest to build. Low-sloped roofs are usually chosen for large-scale buildings, are low cost and easy to install and repair. Pitched roofs have the best drainage and... Read more

Should You Buy or Lease a Crane?

A crane can be an incredible asset in the construction world and there are certain occasions when they are absolutely necessary. If you are on the fence about whether you should buy a crane your biggest determinants will be your current or near future project scope, workload and long-term business plans. You will need to consider your daily, weekly and monthly needs and ascertain if you have the time, energy and manpower to own and operate a crane. If the need for a crane on... Read more

Top 3 mistakes made when working at...

Working at heights is a high-risk task whether it’s something you do regularly or ad-hoc and the safety precautions you take should be taken very seriously. Unfortunately, accidents do still happen, sometimes due to factors out of your control but sometimes due to careless mistakes. We have listed the top mistakes made when working at heights. Insufficient or incorrect PPE. PPE such as safety harnesses is there to protect you. Carrying out any task high up carries big risks. PPE is there to protect you... Read more

Risk Analysis in construction

Risk management in the construction industry is one of the most important aspects of all projects. Without appropriate risk management plans in place, you can leave yourself, your staff, and the general public in danger. There is a certain process that you will have to follow and this generally is broken down into two sections, the first step for every project will be risk analysis. Risk analysis is broken down into two steps – Step 1 – Identification – this is a base of your... Read more

Self-employed support extended for 3 months

During the worldwide pandemic, many businesses and individuals have taken a huge loss of earnings due to lock down this has seen many employees placed on a scheme called furlough. The government has been paying 80% of all employee’s wages that are placed on furlough this is to ensure businesses don’t go under due to the current crisis. All self-employed people have been offered 80% of lost earning too under a scheme called SEISS (self-employed income support scheme) all self-employed individuals who lost earnings due... Read more