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UK construction redundancies fall to lowest figure since records began
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UK construction redundancies fall to lowest figure since records began

Dominick Sandford, Managing Director at IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect, said:  “During the first few months of the pandemic, the job security of construction workers was thrown …

Revealed: the UK cities where builders are most in-demand
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Revealed: the UK cities where builders are most in-demand

Brits search for local builders on Google 162,238 times a month and now new research has revealed where they are most in-demand.  The study, conducted …

Revealed: the local authorities investing the most in construction funding
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Revealed: the local authorities investing the most in construction funding

Despite Covid, local authorities spent over £100 million more on construction in 2020/21 than in 2015/16  Welwyn Hatfield Council increased its construction funding the most (5,482%)  On average, each local authority …

Industry innovation: UK construction companies increase R&D spend by £70 million
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Industry innovation: UK construction companies increase R&D spend by £70 million

Construction firms spent £1.36 billion on research and development in the first part of 2018/19 – more than in the whole of 2017/18  The average …

85% of tradespeople aren’t sure how to use social media effectively
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85% of tradespeople aren’t sure how to use social media effectively

Half of tradespeople say social media gets them more work, but most don’t know how to maximise its potential  A quarter say that Facebook and …

2020 review of the construction industry
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2020 review of the construction industry

Marco Verdonkschot, Managing Director at IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, reviews the construction industry in 2020 and looks ahead to next year:  “2020 has …

Expert comment: impact of the new lockdown on UK construction
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Expert comment: impact of the new lockdown on UK construction

Marco Verdonkschot, Managing Director at IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, has commented on the potential impact of a second lockdown on the construction industry:  “With …

Revealed: how long it takes to break even when starting a trade business
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Revealed: how long it takes to break even when starting a trade business

 Joinery businesses are the cheapest trade to set up, costing around £6,600 Self-employed plumbers recover their start-up costs the quickest – under six weeks Joinery …

UK recession - outlook for the construction industry
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UK recession – outlook for the construction industry

Marco Verdonkschot, Managing Director at IronmongeryDirect & ElectricalDirect, has commented on the latest furlough figures for the construction industry:   “This morning, the Office for National …

UK recession - outlook for the construction industry (expert comment)
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UK recession – outlook for the construction industry (expert comment)

Charlie Carlton, Head of Digital at IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of ironmongery, has commented on the UK economy entering a recession and the outlook …