Are you mechanically minded?

You may be wondering what it means to be “mechanically inclined” or “mechanically minded” as a person, but what does it mean? Well, this means that your aptitudes are such that you find mechanical and physical tasks to be intuitive and intellectually attractive. You may also be comfortable handling tools and gear that you can easily understand. So basically, being mechanically minded is having a natural interest in understanding mechanical processes and it’s often related to the construction industry. If you feel as though you... Read more

Maintaining a safe working environment within a...

You probably have heard of accidents on building projects, which have left workers with permanent injuries or some even dead. It’s so sad to know this still takes place even with health and safety precautions and state of the art equipment. With the increased number of mega building project being undertaken by both government and private sector, the number of victims is expected to rise. Construction is by it nature a high hazard business, and the risks are known, because the job itself involves a... Read more

The importance of cranes in the construction...

Cranes are machines that rely on a pulley and cable system to lift large and heavy loads. When it comes to the construction industry, cranes are precious assets as they make it particularly easy to work with large and heavy construction materials, so no construction site would be complete without a crane, especially large developments in major towns and cities. Cranes have made it extremely easy for construction workers, and if we think back to the years without them, it was so difficult to undertake... Read more

Are builders under threat from Cowboy Customers?

Many builders talk about cowboy customers, and these are essentially individuals who delay or withhold payment without good reason or make completely unreasonable demands. It’s a growing problem in the UK and it has even been reporting on in the media very recently, so with that in mind, what can be done about cowboy customers? Well, there are so many horror stories out there, and it’s difficult for builders to receive payment up front without any work being complete, which is fair in some cases,... Read more

Avoid hiring a dodgy builder

When it comes to finding a builder to complete a private home construction project, it is important to find someone that can be trusted. There are many horror stories of tradesman doing poor building jobs and charging over the top prices for their work. Before you decide on a particular builder it is vital that you do your research first. Start by checking reviews online and see what their previous clients have said about their work. You should be able to see examples of their... Read more

Finding a trusted trader to complete private...

If you are looking to renovate your home and will require a professional builder or construction worker to complete the job, it is important that you find a company that can be trusted. Finding a reputable trader for the building work you require is vital, as you want a good quality workmanship, all for a reasonable price and not being over charged. With many traders around, one of the easiest ways to get an insight into their work is online. The web will allow you... Read more

Keeping the noise to a minimum during...

If you have a large construction project underway, it is recommended that you keep noise to a minimum. If the project is in a residential area, you should respect your surroundings by assigning the ‘louder tasks’ to during normal working hours. These jobs should not be carried out before 9am on a weekday, nor after 4pm and this work should not be carried out at all on weekends and bank holidays. You will not only please the neighbours around you but also, gain a good... Read more

Your journey to becoming a crane operator

Even though the job market is tight, there are always openings for skilled workers. In some occupations, skilled contractors are in high demand because there are not as many workers in that field that have the proper training or licensure needed to do those jobs. In construction, especially high rise construction, crane operators are often in high demand because of the precise skill needed to hoist tons of steel in the air and place it exactly where it is needed. A wrong move during this... Read more

Safety during a construction business

It is hard to argue with the fact that safety is one of the most important prerequisite in pretty much everything that we do. It is safe to say it has become a basic need of every human being on this planet. Neglecting the value of safety can have serious results that could lead to injuries or even deaths. So if you are someone who owns a business, then you have to address the issue of safety for everyone. But if you can’t address the... Read more