Rise in material costs impacts builder’s profits

With the economy continuing to improve, builders are being advised to keep a keen eye on their margins or risk making a loss. It follows a marked increase in the cost of materials as demand outstrips supply across the build sector, with building contractors in particular seeing cost inflation eroding profits. Latest figures show that…

Working smart helps builders bag the big five

Building firms are being advised to swot up to ensure they know what their minimum obligations are when it comes to site health and safety. That’s because no matter what size of company, the law states that all building firms have to incorporate five key practices into their day-to-day running. This includes enforcing the company…

Rise of the building entrepreneur

The country’s leading software developer for small to medium building firms is reporting a significant upturn in the number of new entrepreneurs entering the construction sector as a direct result of the recession. As the downturn took hold and the build sector bore the brunt of the faltering economy, many involved in construction and building…