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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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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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Market Pulse Round Up March/April 2022

Record monthly increase in property prices Despite the ongoing rise in the cost of living, looming increases in energy bills, and uncertainty across financial markets,...
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From Midwife to Property Investor

Debbie Sherriff, Property investor How COVID-19 saw the birth of a new luxury SA brand Debbie Sherriff may not be the only person to have experienced a major upheaval of her carefully made plans during the events of the last couple of years, but her response to this change in circumstance certainly sets her apart […]
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The Beginner’s Guide to HMOS

Arsh Ellahi – Property investor Property investor Arsh Ellahi gives his views on how to find and operate a successful HMO Hi Arsh I am new to the property world and I have been told that I should look into creating a HMO to generate the best possible cash flow. How do I approach this, what […]
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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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Nathan Winch

How to Finance 100% of a Property Purchase as a Business Owner

Nathan Winch – Private Equity Investor I hear people ask this question at least once a day, and it both frustrates and interests me. Why would someone want to finance 100% of something? Usually, it’s because they haven’t got any capital of their own. That worries me. When you buy a productive asset (those with […]
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Jerome Lane

Common Property Tax Queries

Jerome Lane – Tax Advisor The team at TaxAntics have been helping landlords for over ten years. We thought it would be useful to summarise some of the most common questions that arise when we first start talking to our clients. Choosing an operating structure Choosing whether to operate your property business either as individuals, […]
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Hayley Gilbert

What Should a Loan Agreement Include?

Hayley Gilbert – Commercial Solicitor Wherever you are on your property journey – whether you are purchasing your first or 100th property – you’ll need funds and, in the absence of having the cash readily available yourself, you will likely require lending of some sort. There is a whole range of finance options out there, […]
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