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Putting the Pride into the Construction Industry

19 July 2018

We’ve said it before and we’re going to say it again!  The 21st Century construction industry here in the UK needs to be more inclusive in order to attract enough young recruits.  More than two years ago we reported on a Stonewall conference titled building an Inclusive Environment, in which senior figures in construction discussed problems faced by lesbian, gay and transgender employees in our sector.  At that time it was revealed that a worrying 80% of gay men and women in some parts of our

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Join the List of Builders Qualified to Work on Places of Worship in the UK

18 July 2018

Last year we took a look at Heritage Construction here in the UK – it’s certainly a great business model for construction companies that want to specialise and stand out from the crowd.  There is plenty of work available as we strive to maintain and repair our millions of traditional buildings (constructed before 1919) in the UK.  However, training in traditional skills is vital for undertaking heritage work of this type in order to be considered for repair and maintenance work on the 20% of UK pro

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Great Things come in Small Packages – Good News for SME Construction Companies

17 July 2018

Some great news for small to medium construction companies here in the UK – apparently, consumers are twice as likely to feel “very satisfied” with the quality of their new home if it was built by a small and medium sized house builder, according to new research carried out by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).  When researching satisfaction rates among those who have bought a new home in the past five years, twice as many people (36%) revealed that they are very satisfied with the quality of their new build home when purchased from a SME house builder.  That’s compared with those who

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Contractor Liability Insurance Explained for Construction SMEs

16 July 2018

Last week we brought our readers some important news on insurance, with a leading insurance broker advocating that insurance price comparison websites should be stopped from offering quotes to small construction companies.  With comparison websites a popular method of finding all types of insurance nowadays, Managing Director of Construction Insure, Mark Herbert claims that independent contractors are being tempted into buying cheap insurance deals which may not cover all of the work they

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Virtual Reality (VR) is now a Reality for Work at Height Training

12 July 2018

Here at Safety Fabrications we keep our finger on the pulse so you don’t have to – we’re always on the lookout for news of new developments that affect the construction industry so that we can keep our readers fully up to date with the current state of our sector.  In the past, we’ve reported on new technology and some welcome developments which have changed the construction industry, whether these developments are in new methods and techniques, new materials or technological progress.  With safety one of the most important issues in construction activities, making our industry safer is the

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