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  • Timber Prices are Still Increasing

    Plywood prices have gone up nearly 82% on last year!   We feel like a broken record with the number of times we have mentioned this, but it doesn’t show signs of changing. We understand this is a frustrating time with projects and sites put on hold due to shortages and increasing prices of lumber. […]

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  • The Hot Topic – ‘Wood’ Now be the Right Time for a Sustainable Alternative to Timber?

    Back at the start of June we discussed why timber prices had increased by 80% and how many construction sites, residential projects and other jobs had been delayed and disrupted due to this issue. You can read the hot topic ‘Navigating the Increasing Timber Prices with Alternatives’ here. We are now a month on from […]

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  • The Hot Topic – Navigating the Increasing Timber Prices with Alternatives?

    “The cost of timber has gone up more than 80% in the past six months, according to the Construction Products Association.” If you’re involved in the construction industry or just interested in the subject then you know the cost of building materials, particularly timber, has risen significantly over the past year. From COVID-19, BREXIT and […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • A Golden Thread in Construction – From Concept to Completion and Beyond

    “The need for a ‘Golden Thread’ of information… So that the original design intent is preserved and changes can be managed through a formal review process.” – Building a Safer Future 8.4 When the Grenfell Tower incident occurred on 14th June 2017, 72 people lost their lives with more than 70 others injured. In the […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Temporary Construction Site Fencing – Manchester Airport

    Galliford Try protects their new construction project with FenceSafe Temporary Construction Site Fencing When Galliford Try started work on Manchester Airports largest Multi-Storey Car Park, they needed to deploy a temporary construction site fencing system that could be converted at the end of the project into a permanent fencing system. The 8000 space, 5 storey […]

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  • Construction Site Fencing for Manchester Metrolink

    Revolutionary FenceSafe Temporary Construction Site Fencing keeps Manchester Metrolink expansion safe and secure. Manchester Metrolink’s £350m project, which started in 2017, will expand the tramlines around Manchester which in 2017/18 saw 41.2 million passenger journeys. The new Trafford Park line will branch off from the existing Pamona stop and call at 6 new stops including […]

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  • Temporary Fence Panels – Lowry’s Crowther Street

    Wallbank Fencing protects Lowry’s Crowther Street with FenceSafe Temporary Fence Panels. When Bardsley Construction Limited started work on a new project that included the famous Crowther Street in Stockport they turned to CLD Fencing Systems Approved Contractor Scheme member Wallbank Fencing Ltd to provide them with an innovative temporary fence panels to protect the historical […]

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  • Temporary Barrier Fencing – Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

    Skanska innovate temporary barrier fencing at Glascoed WTW for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. Skanska, a capital delivery partner of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, have innovated barrier fencing and safety at the Glascoed Water Treatment Works for their staff, through the use of FenceSafe Eclipse Temporary Barrier Fencing at 1.2m high across the site. Work began […]

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  • Temporary Fencing Solution Approved by Network Rail

    CLD Fencing Systems help make Cruden Construction’s site safe for construction with Temporary Fencing Solution. When Cruden Construction looked at beginning work on their new site in Salford, Manchester they had one major concern to address before work could begin. Along one side of the perimeter backs directly onto the busy network rail Manchester to […]

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  • School Fence and Gates for London Primary School

    Manufacturing and Supplying a Bespoke School Fence Package for London Primary School. After 3 years of planning, design and construction the final stages of Garfield Primary School have been completed by CLD approved contractor ABC Fencing on behalf of J Murphy and Sons Ltd. The new school features key school fence and gate systems; designed […]

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