A man and woman on a construction site

Common Construction Myths

Sarah Dunn Whether we like to admit it, we all have unconscious biases. But could these misconceptions be stopping women from entering construction? We thought we’d break down some common construction myths that we have surrounding not only women in construction, but the construction industry as a whole! Construction sites are no place for a […]
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Sukhi Kaur

Celebrating Women in Construction

Sarah Dunn We’re sure you’ve already got the date circled in your diary, but just in case you haven’t heard – in March, we celebrate women in construction. Every year, a whole week (!) is devoted to helping change the stereotypes that women face in this decidedly male-dominated sector. As a business, Blue Bricks has […]
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A female engineer overseeing the construction of a building

What Needs to Change to Welcome More Women into the Construction Industry?

Lisa Tinker, Health & Safety Consultant It’s time to celebrate the fabulous women working within this exciting industry. It’s time to get involved, share experiences, encourage, support and showcase the abundance of opportunities that exist within construction. I’ve been in the industry myself for over 16 years and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. […]
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Risk, Money, Programme

Dave Forde – Project Manager Three key considerations for the success of any construction project When running your own construction project, there are many things to consider. We asked experienced project manager, Dave Forde, to give an overview of the main areas to pay close attention to for successful delivery of a project. No matter […]
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Mark Gratton

Hull Build-to-Rent Development Given the Green Light

Mark Gratton, Land & Development Director, Wise LivingMark Leaf, Head of Land, Strata Wise LivingA new build-to-rent (BTR) development in Hull is a step closer to being delivered after planning permission was granted by Hull City Council. The £6.6m development will be the first of a number of projects undertaken in a partnership between BTR […]
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Dave Forde

Contracts with builders

Dave Forde, Project Manager The types of contracts available and the benefits of using them As a project manager the first thing I try to do with any project is to de-risk it as much as possible. One of the best ways I can do that is by having the correct contracts in place. I […]
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Staveley Development

Staveley Development part two

Laura and James Muse, I Squared Property Ltd James and Laura Muse have been investing in property in South Yorkshire since 2012. Their portfolio includes buy to let, HMO and build to rents. They decided to move into property development full time in 2018 and Staveley Development is now the second new-build project that they […]
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Building Site

Considerations for a building site: Getting your construction phase plan in order

A builder’s perspective on assessing the safe running of a building site I have just been to price up a refurbishment project in North Yorkshire and the client, unusually, provided us with a pretty detailed specification. He’s been following my YouTube channel for some time and, in his words, “knows how to tackle this thing […]
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Grant Amos

Growing a property business

GRANT AMOSGrant Amos tells us the steps he has taken to make the move from an unfulfilling job to operating a successful property businessThis month we speak to Grant Amos who, with wife Emilie, has steadily built up a property portfolio over the past six years to include 12 HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) before […]
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A builder’s point of view

Are you the type of investor a builder wants to work with?As investors, we look for the best people to work in our teams. We consider their experience and qualifications. We may ask for recommendations from other investors. But do we ever stop to think about whether our builder would actually want to work with […]
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