How to upgrade your home this year

YOUR home is the centre of your life. It is where you come back to every day after work; where you and your family relax after a long day; where your friends come to hang out; and where you live with the people you love.

When your home is this important, you need to put the time and effort into making it great, so that it is a place you still look forward to spending time in.

To help you to put your home back in the spotlight, this handy guide is going to give you four great ways to make your house the home of your dreams.

Office renovation tips

RENOVATING an office complex is one of the more common tasks for a construction company.

It is also one which needs a tremendous amount of thought, care and attention as you will want to deliver offices that are suitable for that particular business so no two projects will be the same.

There are a few key areas that always require extra attention, however, so make sure that you know exactly what is required and carry the work out with extra care and precision.

How important is saving for a pension in the construction industry?

WHEN you work in the construction industry, it can be hard to look past the project you are currently working on as there will be so much to focus on.

While it is smart to be focused on the task at hand, it is important to plan for the future particularly when it comes to retirement and your pension.

A pension will provide you with more money to enjoy when you finally decide to ‘pack it all in’ and start to lead a life of luxury.

JCB Finance: five-fold increase in Annual Investment Allowance opens window of opportunity for purchases

WITH so much disruption on the UK’s political landscape it may be difficult to see the wood for the trees.

Tucked away in the Autumn 2018 budget was a valuable temporary tax relief which has gone largely unnoticed but which could allow businesses to invest and grow - effectively benefitting from £1 tax relief for every £1 spent on plant and machinery purchases.

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) relief allows expenditure on plant and machinery purchases up to the AIA limit to be set against company profits in the year the expenditure occurs.

Immigration White Paper shows government is not listening, says FMB

THE Immigration White Paper shows the Government is not listening to the business community as it sets out a post-Brexit immigration system that would devastate the construction industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Commenting on the Immigration White Paper, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The Government seems hell-bent on ignoring the business community when it comes to its immigration policy, as demonstrated by this disastrous White Paper.

The technology helping to prevent construction industry accidents

THE CONSTRUCTION industry continues to thrive throughout the world, with the global market expected to grow in value by 85% to $15.5 trillion (currently valued at £12.2 trillion) by 2030.

Yet while the industry flourishes, one of the biggest issues is that of safety in the workplace, where the number of injuries and fatalities caused by accidents on worksites continues to cause alarm.

In the UK, just over 2.73 million people are employed in construction sector jobs.

Great British Bake Off finalist uses Triton tools to create cakes

THE Great British Bake Off finalist Richard Burr has returned to the kitchen for his latest culinary creation, but ditched the traditional utensils in favour of power tools.

To mark the return of the popular television programme, North London-based Richard made gingerbread in the shape of tools and a tool box, but left his whisk and spatula in the cupboard.

How to protect your construction business

IN ANY business, the protection of your assets is as important as achieving adequate profits, drumming up trade and increasing your capabilities.

It is no different in construction, where projects require good planning, foresight and cash flow measures in order to be completed on schedule. This article takes a sweeping overview of a construction business and points out the weak spots you might want to consider bolstering to avoid disastrous disruption to your business.

Tips for setting up as a tradesperson

LIFE as a tradesperson grants a good amount of freedom, varied and enjoyable work, and the ability to hone important and sought-after practical skills.

It is truly a job for life, and that is why so many people take on apprenticeships after their time at school, which fast-tracks individuals towards a fulfilling career working a trade.

If you have just emerged from your apprenticeship and are eager to set up your self-employed career as a tradesman, you will find the following tips invaluable to get you off your feet.

Gear

WATCH: Gas Safe's new video highlights carbon monoxide as the silent killer

THIS week is Gas Safety Week (17-23 September), so the organisation, Gas Safe, are highlighting how to stay gas safe by raisning awareness about the ‘silent killer’, carbon monoxide poisoning.

Gas Safe Register has found people are much more likely to own a smoke alarm (76%) than an audible carbon monoxide alarm (47%) despite the fact that carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer as you cannot see, taste or smell it.

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