Zero Carbon Homes – Changes to the London Plan Requirements

‘Zero Carbon Homes’ Guest Blog by Graham Sutill, Sustainable Buildings Assessor, Darren Evans Assessments As of October 1 2016, the London Plan requirements for energy statements are changing. All major developments will be required to be ‘zero carbon’ however if this cannot be achieved then a cash in lieu contribution will be sought. In addition to…

Cowboy customers in construction 2016

Cowboy customers in construction 2016 Cowboy customers are bad news for small building firms, paying late or not at all often without realising the damage they cause. The idea of ‘cowboy builders’ is a something most people will have heard of. It vilifies tradesmen, gives the industry a bad name but anyone actually in the…

HSE Enforcement

HSE enforcement notices database – Top 5 examples of penalties in 2016 If you are a builder or developer who feels like you have all your required health & safety covered then you may want to take a look at our summary of key HSE enforcement activity statistics 2016, just to see how easy it is…

EstimatorXpress is the best estimating software 2016

EstimatorXpress is the best estimating software 2016! We are delighted to announce that EstimatorXpress has been voted The best estimating software 2016 by CV Magazine in their latest Technology Innovator Awards 2016. The reason being that EstimatorXpress is the fastest, most accurate and easiest estimating software on the market. Try the best estimating software for free…

Growth in construction

Growth in construction UK: the current industry climate 2016 Builders and developers are encouraged to make the most of a period of the continued growth in construction. According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) ‘State of Trade Survey’ the first three months of 2016 have continued the trend of UK SME building firms experiencing higher…

Stress in construction

Construction doesn’t have to be stressful with a software solution As a builder and developer for over 30 years, I know all about how running a construction company is a stressful job. First-hand I have experienced the pressure and demands that are constantly resting on the shoulders of anyone in the construction industry. This is…