04 Jan
5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site

5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site

Every building site is full of characters. So much so that you could write a whole article about them –  so that’s exactly what we did. From the guy that stumbles into work every morning smelling of Smirnoff’s finest, to the class clown that always takes the joke a bit too far, this is the…

5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site
03 Jan
What are the Different Types of Bricks?

What are the Different Types of Bricks?

When you think of a brick, you’ll most likely think of the traditional burnt clay brick used for the exterior of most houses. And while the burnt clay brick is the most abundant brick type, there exist many more varieties that are used for a range of applications. Each of these bricks has their own…

What are the Different Types of Bricks?
21 Dec
Common Building Project Management Mistakes

Common Building Project Management Mistakes

Construction is a complex business at times, with every project throwing up its own challenges and obstacles.  That’s why project management is so important, but it’s a big undertaking for any single person – no one wants to be the reason something isn’t finished on time or to be left holding the can when things…

Common Building Project Management Mistakes
04 Oct
Average Salary For Tradespeople In The UK

Average Salary For Tradespeople In The UK

DISCOVER THE AVERAGE SALARY FOR TRADESPEOPLE IN THE UK Statistics are taken from the UK’s Office of National Statistics in the year 2020. Painter/Decorator — £25,591 Painters/decorators improve the appearance of a building’s interior and/or exterior. Plumber – £32,495 Plumbers specialise in installing and maintaining a range of systems, including those used in: Drainage Heating…

Average Salary For Tradespeople In The UK
28 Sep
Top 10 Building Site Snacks

Top 10 Building Site Snacks

Working all day on a building site is hard graft. It can be difficult balancing breakfast, lunch and snacks when you’re spending your day balancing bricks, scaffold and steel beams.  But snacks are important for keeping your energy up, and they give something to look forward to during a hard day on the job. If…

Top 10 Building Site Snacks
22 Sep
What’s Happening With Material Prices?

What’s Happening With Material Prices?

It’s been over 18 months since Boris Johnson announced the first COVID-induced UK lockdown, yet material prices continue to rise. The pandemic has produced ripple effects that are still impacting supply chains today, but it’s not only COVID that has had an effect. It has been suggested that prices may continue to rise for quite some time,…

What’s Happening With Material Prices?
17 Sep
A Guide to Plaster and Plasterboard

A Guide to Plaster and Plasterboard

Plaster or plasterboard? It’s the age-old question that has plagued man for centuries (okay, since plasterboard was first introduced in 1916). The truth is that both plaster and plasterboard have their advantages and disadvantages. If you’re attempting some DIY work on your home, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the most suitable material for…

A Guide to Plaster and Plasterboard
24 Aug
How to Check Your Timber Before Buying

How to Check Your Timber Before Buying

Timber is one of the most versatile and useful types of wood, making it ideal for a range of building projects. But you don’t just want to use any old timber — you want to make sure you’re using the best in the business. If you’ve picked up weaker or defective timber, your building project,…

How to Check Your Timber Before Buying
24 Aug
Bank Holiday Hours

Bank Holiday Hours

All our yards will be closed for the bank holiday (30/08/2021). For information about deliveries or to make your order ready for the Bank Holiday, please contact your local branch! 

Bank Holiday Hours
14 Jul
How to Get a Job in Construction

How to Get a Job in Construction

Many construction jobs employ entry-level candidates with little or no experience, making it an ideal industry to move into if you’re eager for a career change. And because there are so many different areas within the construction industry, you’re bound to find one that fits your skills and interests.  If you’re looking to get a…

How to Get a Job in Construction