15 September 2014

Self-employed contractors must review working arrangements or face investigation

Failure to provide evidence of compliance to legislation and tax regulations when working on a self-employed basis could result in workers being pursued by HMRC and being put under investigation. Contractors should ensure that the review is conducted by an impartial service provider offering all three HMRC recognised models; self-employed/CIS, employed/umbrella and PSC/Limited Company. An[…]

  • 15 September 2014

12 September 2014

The impact of the Scottish Referendum on the construction industry

Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, reviews the construction industry response to the Scottish Referendum on Independence and offers his personal view on the vote. Yesterday 100 Scottish business leaders backed the NO vote, including Sir Fraser Morrison, former Chief Executive at Morrison Construction. The overall message was that there are far too many unanswered questions if[…]

  • 12 September 2014

09 September 2014

Solving biggest roofing problem + plans for 200k new construction jobs + latest Buildingtalk newsletter

Latest products, projects stories, news and comments from Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman With pitched roofs problems being implicated in 60% of NHBC claims, the latest Buildingtalk Newsletter features a new roof putty solution that looks useful. There is also an industry debate going over the value of dry fix systems v. mortar for roofing –[…]

  • 09 September 2014

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03 September 2014

22 balconies installed in a day + Timber Expo review + latest news from Buildingtalk

Latest products, projects stories, news and comments from Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman Sapphire Balustrades demonstrate the value of offsite construction Follow the link to detailsof the Sapphire Balustrades record-breaking demonstration of the value of offsite construction, with an entire residential project’s pre-assembled balconies being installed in a single day!   We also explain the benefits[…]

  • 03 September 2014

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  • 28 August 2014

28 August 2014

Retrofit industry calls for additional government incentives

The retrofit industry is a key source of income for many construction companies – however figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change suggest that approximately just 32,000 efficiency measures were installed in June 2014, the lowest level since April 2013. 32,000 efficiency measures were installed in June 2014, the lowest level since April[…]

  • 28 August 2014

26 August 2014

Boom in building industry Trade Shows helps win new business + latest news from Buildingtalk

Latest products, projects stories, news and comments from Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman Boom in building industry Trade Shows helps win new business Timber Expo Buyers Specifiers Forum We are undoubtedly moving into better economic times but this too brings challenges. Skill shortages are creating problems. London alone needs 1300 new skilled construction workers every year.[…]

  • 26 August 2014

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