Keystone Lintels have spoken to Lee Parry, Construction Director at Keepmoat Homes, to find out what the new year holds for them and their plans for growth in 2019.
He talks about how the use of modular construction will see them deliver 4,000 homes and their plans to tackle the skills shortage facing the construction industry this year.
“Our growth plans for the business will see us delivering over 4,000 homes, 660 of which will come from our Midlands region, by the end of FY19,” he said.
“To deliver this growth, and through our partnership with ilke Homes, we’ve already started incorporating the use of modular homes on our developments in Gedling and Shirebrook.
“The main benefit of this, from a construction perspective, is we’re able to produce high quality, affordable new homes whilst maintaining our delivery schedule regardless of the weather.
“Like others in our industry, the main challenges we’re experiencing are the skills and materials shortages.
“However, we’ve already implemented various initiatives to address this. For example, as members of the 5% club, we’ve made a commitment that at least 5% of our work force will be made up of trainees, apprentices or graduates.
“Currently we’re at 9% and have plans in place to continue encouraging and supporting people into the industry.”
Eurocell is launching a new range of garden rooms to meet the growing demand for affordable extra work and leisure spaces at home.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Systems, Cladding, Doors, Floors, Garden, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Walls, Windows, Wooden products
The Grade II Listed Hindmarsh Hall was originally one of three granaries and then later used as a grain store; it now features Selectaglaze secondary glazing.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Glazing, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows
In the last few weeks, the GGF has observed further examples of misinformation around the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the home improvement sector.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, Health & Safety, news, Posts, Publications, Windows
Charcon has stated improving ‘road safety must be a priority’ if the UK wants to encourage more people to carry on walking and cycling, as has been the case in recent months.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, news, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation