When it comes to making vital decisions regarding building work, women are twice as likely to have the final say on the style and scope of the project, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
In advance of Mother’s Day this Sunday, the FMB also asked female home owners if they have ever carried out a range of basic DIY tasks around the home and the results were as follows:
Another strong set of results for the final quarter of 2016 completes a further year of growth in sales of building materials through UK builders merchants. The latest figures from the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) https://www.bmbi.co.uk/the-index-quarterly/ Q4 report show that generalist merchants generated annual revenues in excess of £5.44bn with sales value growth of 5.2% on 2015.
New apprenticeship funding proposals announced today by the Government a ‘fair settlement for small employers’, say the FMB.
The Chartered Institute of Building is calling for construction companies and clients to do more to eradicate unfair labour practices.
As part of the UK Construction week, at a forum on the 26th of May at Grimshaw Architects, a worldwide architectural practice, a mixed panel of industry experts were invited to discuss the realities of a Brexit to the Construction Industry.
Jonathan Pearce, head of marketing at Northgate Vehicle Hire looks at how to avoid the pitfalls of tumultous weather
by Ishan Kalra, Director, DK Tools
There has been a notable shift among DIY consumers in the past few years that we have adapted to in order to help our retailers remain competitive in the industry.
Brand Manager Graham Godfrey is feeling confident about the next 12 months.
A Woodsman, Author and National Eco Builder, whose Woodland House is one of the great success stories of Channel 4's Grand Designs. Ben talks to Peter Brett about his home, his methods and staying true to his principles.