Mental Health and Lockdown

Usually I would take time here to discuss the construction industry. Building and looking after properties is what we are interested in the majority of the time, but today I focus on building and maintaining mental health. As we approach one year since lockdowns in their various forms commenced, additional pressures on mental health are […]

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Happy New Year

Well, it’s that time again. What a strange year this has been, doubtless one we will never forget and a year that will one day be the subject of school history lessons (when they reopen!). Construction has soldiered on and has been fortunate to be one of the industries thus far least affected. By its […]

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Despite Covid, the Future is Bright (honestly!)

So, as we approach the festive period we find ourselves still at the mercy of this awful covid pandemic. As a country we have got used to using phrases such as “social distancing” and “lockdown”,  two phrases among many that were very alien to us this time last year. As a nation you don’t have […]

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Amazing Buildings!

Okay then everyone, let’s look at something positive today – not covid, as we have all had enough of that! As you know, I have a fascination for modern architecture and consider myself very lucky to work in the construction sector as I get to see amazing buildings being built. One of my favourites is […]

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Corona Virus and Construction

Well, I thought about doing a blog on something other than Covid as the world grows weary of it dominating every area of our lives! Nevertheless after canvassing opinion here I am talking about Covid again, as it is a subject we just cannot ignore. As a company we continue to be very busy with […]

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CRL Warranty Replacements

As we look back at the problems that many CRL Warranty policyholders faced following the collapse of the scheme, I thought it worth looking at the way insurers in the sector reacted to it. The CRL Warranty was very competitive indeed. I know here, that we lost business to that scheme as it was very […]

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Construction and Covid

Construction tends to be an excellent barometer for the economy, on the basis that developers always have to look at least 6 months to a year (and often more) ahead to determine the state of the economy when builds complete.    Covid, of course, changed that. No-one predicted it. Construction has been hit hard but […]

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Back to Normal (ish)

It feels great to be back in the office (which is in Leicestershire, not in Leicester I hasten to add) and see friends and colleagues that make up the team at BLG. Okay, it’s a little different to how it was. Social distancing is very much in place, temperature checks are regularly taken and hands […]

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We love our NHS

Times like this bring out the good in people. Nowhere does this ring more true than with the people that make up our NHS. NHS staff are working tirelessly on all our behalves, putting themselves at risk and doing all they can to protect us. Regrettably I have personal experience of this over the past […]

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