Covid and Property Conversions

By James Russell In Building Renovation, Construction No comments

Here’s an interesting thought for you. As we all emerge squinting into the light after over a year of lockdown, take a look around at the amount of skips and scaffolding around existing buildings. There is a change occurring in construction – and that change is driven by covid.  Commercial buildings are the primary focus […]

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Covid – Light at the end of the Tunnel

By James Russell In Construction No comments

Well, what a year it has been. I doubt anyone out there could have imagined the way the last fourteen months have transgressed. What started as a localised newspaper story about a market then developed into a virus that spanned the world and brought it to a standstill. I know we’ve all been through a […]

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Japanese Knotweed – Not a very Social Weed!

By James Russell In Construction, Insurance No comments

You may feel that the sort of people charged with anti-social behaviour would be perhaps rather drunk, perhaps aggressive, or maybe even threatening? Well, think on. If you have Japanese Knotweed on your premises that then spreads to neighbouring properties because it is not controlled, you could face anti-social behaviour charges under a 2014 amendment […]

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Effect of Brexit – Construction Update

By James Russell In Construction No comments

On 5 September 2016 I wrote a blog regarding the effect of Brexit on the UK construction industry. I was heartened by the relative strength of the PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) which was recovering nicely after the initial knee-jerk drop, in the immediate aftermath of the vote. I am sure you read it but, if […]

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Brexit and the Construction Industry

By James Russell In Construction No comments

Amid the uncertainty following the vote to leave the European Union, it is good to see that figures for August 2016 are more positive. The PMI (Purchasing Mangers’ Index) bounced back to 49.2 in August, following the seven year low of 45.9 in July after the Brexit vote. For those unsure how this works, a […]

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