Site Organisation – The Principal Contractor

When you enter the planning stage of your construction project, you will have either appointed a principal contractor or have decided to tackle this role yourself. Either way, you will need to make sure that your projects are organised to run effectively, efficiently and compliantly. Below I’ve listed the main areas you need to address […]
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Staveley Developments

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 they’re now working on their second new build project. We asked the couple to share their experiences on […]
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The importance of Specification

Simply put, a specification is stating a precise requirement or giving a detailed description. Stating exactly what you want from your project in a specification document is the only way you can ensure you get what you expected throughout your development journey. You’re probably thinking, ‘where do I start?’ Well, start with the end in […]
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Tradespeople build industry standard “Covid-secure” safety toolkit

SaferTrader, a training and safety firm, are rolling out a great new scheme to help tradespeople get back to work safely –...

How to price up a refurb with Paul Tinker

Firstly, I want you to come with me to our weekly shop down Tesco in Brigg, North Lincolnshire. I am walking down the aisles with my trolley keeping 2m apart from the person in front and my mind starts wandering. I think to myself – how much would it be to fill this trolley? I […]
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Building Regs & Planning: What’s the bloody difference?

This might be a simple subject for some of those reading this article. Like me, you may deal with these types of applications day in and day out. I imagine though, even then, the thought of submitting a planning application can bring on the sweats, nervousness, and even a bout of squeaky bum time. So […]
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CDM Regulations 2015 – The Commercial Client

CDM 2015 applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance. So, no matter how big or small your project is, or how long or short the duration of the works will last, CDM will apply to your project. The Client is the person or organisation […]
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