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#11 ~ Attitude & Work Ethics

Attitude & Work Ethic

Have you got the right mental attitude and work ethics in the workplace? Roger and Robin, fresh back from their summer holidays, jump back into podcast action and tackle the subject of having the right attitude and work ethics. We’ve worked with some great people and some shockers, some of who are described in this episode. Find out what Roger …

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Is Off-site Construction the Future?

Is Off-site Construction the Future of Construction

What is off-site construction? Off-site construction is the completion of elements or components for a structure at another location in a factory environment. Sometimes these components are assembled before being delivered to site. The off-site construction factories can either be permanent factories or ‘flying’ factories. ‘Flying’ factories are temporary facilities set up for a specific project and then moved once …

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The Modern Slavery Act – What You Need to Know

Modern Day Slavery handcuffs

You’ve probably heard of the Modern Slavery Act but you might be unsure about whether or not it affects your organisation. If you are part of any kind of supply chain the likelihood is it does and acting now can protect your business and ensure you don’t lose contracts in the future. This article from CHAS (The Contractors Health and …

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5 Ways Builders Can Boost Their Online Presence

5 ways builders can boost their online presence

Caroline Pegden from TempaGoGo, an online temporary recruitment marketplace helping construction companies and builders find temporary staff easily, describes five ways builders can boost their visibility online. What distinguishes the construction sector from other UK industries? Its sheer number of workers who are self-employed. According to a 2018 Briefing Paper from the House of Commons, self-employed jobs in construction account for …

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#10 ~ Keeping Track & Organisation

Keeping Track & Organisation

Robin & Roger are back with another podcast episode to help you in your everyday work life and we’re looking at getting organised and keeping track of materials, time and even ‘people’. We’ve managed to get to 10 episodes without mentioning Brexit but we slipped in this episode so sorry about that, it’s only a little bit! Transcript to follow.

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#9 ~ Mental Health & Dealing with Stress

Podcast 9 - Mental Health

The podcast is back and we’re tackling mental health, depression and anxiety. The building industry has a huge problem with mental health issues and its workforce suffers more than average. Let us know how you’re handling your demons and share any advice and tips that help you in your day-to-day life. Some good articles worth reading: 10 Best Ways to …

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#8 ~ Dealing With Disasters & Insurance

Dealing with disasters

So far in the Skill Builder podcast, we have talked about how wonderful and clever Roger and Robin are so it’s time to embrace the power of vulnerability. In episode 8 the guys talk about their worst nightmares coming true in jobs that didn’t go according to plan. The two Rs also have a bit of a ding dong over …

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#7 ~ How to Find a Good Builder

Finding a Good Builder

We know from the comments on our YouTube channel that many of you find it hard to track down a good builder for your extension projects and general building work. In this episode, we offer some solutions beyond the usual first port of call for most people which are the trades recommendation websites. If you prefer to find your builder, …

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#6 ~ Fly Tipping & Getting Rid of Rubbish

Podcast #6 ~ Fly Tipping, a Load of Rubbish!

Another subject that fires-up Roger and Robin is fly-tipping and the irresponsible disposal of waste material from the building site. Responsible waste disposal is not cheap, so what can you do?

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#5 ~ Dealing With Customer Complaints

Dealing With Customer Complaints

Dealing with customer complaints can be the hardest part of any job, so it’s time for Roger and Robin to share their experiences and tips on how to handle customer complaints.

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