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Recent posts

  • From apprentices to business owners: the tale of two builders

    Leigh Wood and Andy Brayshaw of LA Building and Joinery, Leeds, certainly know the path of an apprentice. Both Leigh and Andy started their careers off with a three-year apprenticeship through Leeds College of Building. Unfortunately, after completing their apprenticeships and gaining a few years’ experience, the company they worked for made them and others redundant which left them wondering, what next?
  • Q&A with Sarah Beale, Chief Executive Officer, CITB

    Diversifying our construction workforce is the key to meeting the UK’s future skills needs. We must stop fishing from only half the pond, widen the talent pool and encourage those who traditionally haven’t joined construction, like women, people from BAME or LGBT backgrounds and those with disabilities.
  • Sub-standard plywood: staying safe

    While there are many potential hazards to check on site, there’s one you can remove by asking the right questions when buying from your builders’ merchant. No-one wants to expose themselves or their staff to falling through a sub-standard piece of plywood, so it’s important to check you have the right product for the build situation.
  • Building a better future

    At the British Building Conference a wide range of people ... will come together to discuss and debate some of the greatest threats and opportunities facing our industry
  • A Smarter Approach to Building

    Build Aviator offers a range of services for each stage of the build process. From support with your product specifications, to assistance with testing upon completion, to help you with a smooth route to building control sign off.

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