Dealing With the Upturn by H+H Managing Director Mark Oliver

Rewind back to January 2013 and there was an air of cautious optimism surrounding the industry, but no one was expecting anything dramatic. As a company we forecast a modest 3 per cent increase in new housing starts. Come March, this cautious optimism began to wane after the country had been besieged with bad weather; the year ahead was not looking promising. Our sales in the first quarter of 2013 were lower than 2012.

Busy Summer? We Are Ready For It...

This time last year the industry was in a state of shock. With more than a respectful nod to Help to Buy, the number of new housing starts in the first half of last year was the highest for that period since 2008.

Thin-Joint: Top Five Tips

The Thin-joint System is widely used across the UK and is the preferred method of building in much of Europe. It is designed for speed of build and air-tightness, whilst reducing cost, build time and waste on site. So, it is no surprise that knowing how to use this modern method of construction is a valuable skill to have.Here are my top tips to get you on your way:Use the correct toolsIn order to achieve the best results using the Thin-Joint System you need to use the correct tools. In doing so, you can prevent any irregularities or imperfections should

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