Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The Hot Topic – What is Sustainable Construction & Why is it Important?
When we think of the construction industry, we think of extensive material use and large contributions to carbon emissions within the built environment, but what if that could change? During 2019, with climate change rife on everyone’s agendas, Theresa May committed the UK Government to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 whilst Parliament passed a climate […]
Friday, November 6, 2020
The Hot Topic – Breaking Down the Sustainability Barrier Built by the Construction Industry
The construction industry is considered to be one of the most unsustainable sectors in the world. Statistics show that the construction industry contributes to around 23% of air pollution, 50% of climate change and a further 50% to landfill waste. Whilst also consuming 400 million tons of raw material every year causing major damage to […]
Friday, August 21, 2020
Timber Hoarding vs. Composite Hoarding – What’s the Difference?
When many people think of a hoarding system, they often consider timber solutions or more specifically plywood hoarding. This is the main reason why hoarding construction systems are overlooked for security sectors due to the market dominated by plywood solutions. But that’s about to change with the latest advancement in hoarding construction systems, FenceSafe Hoard, […]
Monday, August 10, 2020
Product Spotlight – FenceSafe Hoard
Normally hoarding wouldn’t be a product that would be considered in the security sector but thanks to the research and development team at CLD Fencing Systems, their new FenceSafe Hoard can now provide sites with a secure temporary solution to protect assets and the public. As the United Kingdom’s largest manufacturer of Rigid Mesh Fencing […]
Monday, June 8, 2020
The Hot Topic – What Will the New Normal Look Like for Construction?
As March the 26th hit and the UK went into lockdown to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry was hit with another setback; as many non-essential construction sites were forced to postpone projects and securely close their sites for the foreseeable future. When looking at the monthly IHS Markit/Cips snapshot, it shows the […]
Monday, April 27, 2020
The Hot Topic – Can the Construction Industry stand the cost of COVID-19?
One thing is for certain, the world will never be the same after the COVID-19 crisis, but as we enter our fifth week of lockdown a number of areas need to be looked at. Whilst, the construction industry as a whole has come in for some bashing over recent weeks due to comments in the […]
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Construction Security – Crimes Against Construction
The Home Office reports that in 2015 over one fifth (21%) of all business in the Construction Sector experienced crime; mostly vehicular theft (7%), burglaries (6%) and thefts (6%). In total there were 141,000 crimes against construction premises over the 12-month period of which 81,000, almost 60% were made up of burglaries, vandalism, robbery and theft, a shocking statistic. With over 64% of these crimes […]