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How to Build Yourself a Professional Website

How to build yourself a professional website

Can you learn how to build yourself a professional website? Websites are your shop front. A sleek looking website tells your customer ‘Hello, I care about looking good for you! And also I know how to use spell check!’ Therefore, it’s worth learning how to build yourself a professional website. Your website may be the first impression a customer gets …

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EasyBuild UK supports County Contractors with their innovative software

EasyBuild software

County Contractors is a leading refurbishment specialist, specialising in large scale, high profile projects for over 40 years. The Somerset-based commercial refurbishment company had an ageing, existing finance system that was already painfully unstable and unreliable. In order for Country Contractors to continue running a profitable business and meet new visions the company knew they needed new efficient tools. Once …

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#7 ~ How to Find a Good Builder

Finding a Good Builder

It's hard to track down a good builder, in this episode, we offer some solutions beyond the usual first port of call for most people which are the trades recommendation websites.

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Roofing’s Young Bloods Shortlisted for National Apprentice Final

Roofing apprentices

The country’s leading roofing apprentices are gearing up for the two-day final that will reward the best in each of the two roofing disciplines: pitched and flat roofing. BMI, the UK manufacturer and supplier of flat and pitch roofing systems, is offering the two awards backed by its market-leading brands. The Redland Apprentice of the Year will recognise the best-pitched …

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Small builders waiting over a year for bricks as material prices rocket

year for bricks

More than half of small building firms say that rising material prices are squeezing their margins and the same percentage have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Small and medium-sized (SME) building firms were asked which materials are in shortest supply and have the longest wait …

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Building contractor jailed after house collapse in Brighton

Construction boss jailed

A building contractor has been sentenced following an incident in February 2015 in which a house in Brighton partially collapsed. Hove Crown Court heard how builder Glen Peters (trading as Brow Builders) undermined the structural integrity of the house by digging out the basement. He then failed to act on the advice of a structural engineer on how to remedy …

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SKILL BUILDER PROJECT: How to build an extension

How to build an extension

In this series of videos, building industry journalist and expert, Roger Bisby provides an insight into how to build an extension by taking viewers through the build of a side and rear extension on a semi-detached property in the South East of England.  In the latest episode – Episode 9 – Roger tries out a rapid drying screeding product on …

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Capel Build Part 5 – Robin’s cladding vlog update

Cladding at Capel Build

In this fifth video from the Capel Build series Robin Clevett gives us a solo update vlog while Roger is away on holiday and we take a look at his approach to cladding. Robin is currently doing the exterior cladding for the summer house. Robin explains the importance of ventilation and airspace when assembling your tongue and groove cladding. Lots …

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Small builders are key to solving housing crisis and Government must act, says group of cross-party MPs

Small builders

A cross-party group of MPs has urged the Government to introduce a new ‘Dedicated Strategy for Small Housebuilders’ to reverse the decline in the number of new homes built by small builders, which has plummeted to just 2,500 today from 12,000 in 1998. Describing the new proposals, the MPs leading the report said: ‘We have many legitimate disagreements with each …

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Prop Pal invention offers builders some support

Prop Pal

Bricklayer and general builder Stephen Cheshire is, like many builders, often faced with the prospect of trying to hide a steel beam in the ceiling. The problem, as you will no doubt know, is not hiding the beam but how to safely  prop the wall above the upstairs floor level so you leave the ceiling void clear to place the …

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