Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

Insurance Associaton calls for overhaul of Building Regulations including a ban on combustible cladding

ban on combustible cladding

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called for a change to the confusing and outdated fire safety regulations and a clearer framework of responsibility for all those in the protection of buildings from fire. Responding to Independent Review on Building Regulations and Fire Safety, led by Dame Judith Hackitt, the ABI says action is required by the government to …

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DeWalt Mega Kit giveaway & Faithfull Screwdriver Set review

Faithfull Screwdriver Set review

Skill Builder has once again teamed up with Real Deals for You to take a look at a selection of products from their Christmas campaign and bring you news of a major competition; Real Deals for You is giving away 12 DeWalt Mega Kits worth £1899 each.  In the first installment of this series Roger Bisby provides details of how …

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Construction workers spend 130 hours a year drinking tea

drinking tea

A survey of UK workers in the construction industry carried out by household appliances retailer, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, has revealed that builders spend on average 130 hours annually taking tea breaks. This is 20.34 hours more than the average British worker who spends 109.66 hours annually making tea. The research, which looked in to the building workplace eating and drinking habits, found …

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Hard hat or bump cap?

Hard hat or bump cap

What’s the difference between hard hats and bump caps and how do you know when to wear each one? Test your knowledge in our Skill Builder quiz in association with Scott Safety.   

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Construction workers think Brexit will hit government infrastructure projects and ‘intensify skills crisis’, research shows

Construction workers

More than 80 per cent of construction workers believe Brexit will damage the UK’s industry and prevent high-profile government infrastructure projects from being delivered, a new study suggests. Researchers at Birmingham City University have been examining the views of people working in the sector to see how they believe jobs, projects and industry will be impacted by Britain’s withdrawal from …

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Solecco Solar launches solar roof tile at UK Construction Week

solar roof tile

Solecco Solar is launching its solar roof tile solution at UK Construction Week this week. The eco-conscious brand has also chosen the event to launch its new website www.soleccosolar.com. The Solecco Solar solution is integrated into roofing via a unique interlocking method, with tiles fitting flush and seamlessly on up to 98% of roof surface area. The zero-glass system has …

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Why the UK housing market is broken and what can be done about it

UK housing market

Michael Holmes, property expert and spokesperson for The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show (3-5 November 2017, HCC, Harrogate), offers some thoughts on the state of the UK housing market. “The cause of the housing crisis in the UK is simple enough for any GCSE economics student to understand: there are too many people chasing too few homes to either buy …

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Snickers catalogue

Snickers catalogue

The latest full colour Snickers Workwear Catalogue can now be downloaded free of charge from www.snickersworkwear.co.uk The 148 page Snickers catalogue has all you need to know about the Snickers range of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women. According to the company, this workwear will work hard on site all year round, whatever the working environment you’re in. What’s …

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Three quarters of Brits are fearful of connected homes

connected homes

Research undertaken by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite possible cost savings. 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns about connected homes include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by …

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Put a spring in your step

Revolution Infinity

The Revolution Infinity safety shoe from Solid Gear comprises a high degree of cushioning and comfort and has a ‘bounce back’ mid-sole which is designed to give a 55% energy return that will put a spring in your step to reduce fatigue and stress on the back, legs and feet. The shoe’s stretchable upper with Cordura is water-resistant and is said to offer excellent performance when it …

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