Challenges ahead in the housebuilder sector?

The most recent MARKIT PMI survey of purchasing managers suggests a softening of confidence in the construction sector. However, my personal view is that if there is any area for confidence in the current volatile political environment, it’s the provision of new housing.

2017 As I see it

That target of a million new homes by 2020. Is it feasible? And what does the simple fact of its existence mean for the housebuilding industry in the UK? Look out for a change in direction and prepare for a very busy year is the way I’m thinking at the start of 2017.

Social media for the tradesperson

Many people are well versed in the virtues of Facebook in their everyday life and regularly share, like and follow new content and brand pages. As time goes on, more and more people are using Facebook as a tool for business. There is a lot of expectation for companies to be on social media and they are often trusted more than those that are not.

Back to school for aircrete

Through project support, social media and collaborative school visits, Kerry Truman has encouraged architecture and design students to use aircrete after realising himself that its properties made it an ideal model making and prototyping material.

The good and bad for 2016

Predicting the future is tough, but Mark Oliver, MD of H+H is getting pretty good at it. After being spot on in his forward thoughts for this year, here are his market predictions for 2016.

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