One of the biggest issues facing van drivers today is also one of the least acknowledged. FTA explains how business owners can help look after their drivers’ wellbeing.

Approximately 70 million work days — 12.7% of all sick days – are lost on a yearly basis because of mental health problems, costing in the region of £2.4 billion for companies. Cliverton has created an in depth guide into six ways mental health in the workplace can be eased.

Epicor discusses the issues raised in Builders’ Merchants News’ round table debate on ERP systems last September.

Van drivers are being warned to make sure their tyres are fit for winter conditions amid fears of increased accidents on icy roads.

Lawyers Ian Atkinson, Angela Lopes and Lucy Hadrill outline the government's response to the Grenfell Tower Report and what it means for the construction industry.

Rex Nye, from online builders’ merchant D.W. Nye, explains why porcelain’s popularity for landscaping projects is only set to rise.

More needs to be done to avoid ‘Groundhog Day’ for sustainable drainage, warns ACO Water Management, following a further report profiling the slow delivery of SuDS in England.

IronmongeryDirect outlines the range of regulatory updates and government-led initiatives that will shape the year for tradespeople.

Bull Products, manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, shares the most common health and safety mistakes that the construction industry makes, and more importantly, how they can be avoided.

Public liability insurance is one of the most important forms of business cover. Here Trade Direct Insurance explains how it might apply to your business.

Potholes could cost Britain’s van drivers thousands in damage repair bills during the winter months, experts have warned.

Rex Nye from DW Nye explains the best advice and products merchants can recommend to decorators.

Protection Supplies has uncovered the cutting-edge yet conscious building materials of the future, and reveals how these materials are changing the way that buildings are now being constructed.

Computer support and services company OGL Computer explains what business owners need to know about the roll out of Making Tax Digital.

In 2016-17 there were 196 fatalities and 5,055 non-fatal accidents in the construction industry. Brigade explains why these accidents come about and what can be done to reduce them.

Rex Nye, from independent builders merchant D.W Nye, explains how good ventilation improves energy efficiency and boosts health, as well as the products you can sell to assist it.

With recent long range weather forecasts suggesting the UK could be facing the coldest winter for almost a decade, roof systems manufacturer Marley is urging construction workers to get prepared for freezing winter temperatures.

A material handling expert is warning companies to be prepared for a long, hard winter and to ensure that their businesses aren’t damaged by a lack of forward thinking.

Truck and van owners can save cash at the fuel pumps by taking advantage of five cost cutting pieces of advice based on research by van supplier LeaseVan.co.uk.

We are a nation of pet lovers, but our furry friends can do a lot of damage around the home. Rex Nye from independent builders’ merchant D.W. Nye has some solutions.

Vehicle leasing can be an attractive option for businesses large and small. Tom Preston, Managing Director at Hippo Leasing, explains the most important things to consider when deciding if vehicle leasing is the right option for your business.

Tool theft is at an all-time high. Powertools2U analyses the epidemic, and gives tips on how to keep your tools safe.

Is your print marketing stale and ineffective? The team at marketing experts Romax have put together nine tips to help you freshen up your print.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, and cyber security company eSentire is explaining the importance of security awareness training and sharing tips and best practices for phishing attacks

With only days to go until the premier built environment event kicks off, it really is last chance saloon for construction professionals wanting to sign up and take advantage of everything that’s on offer at UK Construction Week.

Abtec Building Technologies recently installed a connected lighting system at a newly constructed brick factory in the East Midlands, using the latest technologies to help save on costs, energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

With only a matter of days to go until the UK’s largest construction industry event, here are 12 reasons why you can't afford to miss UK Construction Week 2018.

Presentation taking place at the Build Show Offsite Theatre 2017 (picture: UKCW)

When you are faced with a huge industry event attended by 35,000 contacts, featuring at least 350 speakers delivering 300 hours of content, and more than 650 stands covering over 70,000m2 and providing launches, demos and offers on more than 10,000 products, you need a strategy.

Nathan Aspinall with the TIMco team

Professional darts player Nathan Aspinall paid a visit to TIMco recently, to thank the company for sponsoring him.

Romax, which specialises in direct mail and print marketing, explains the new E-privacy regulation and how it will affect your business.

FEIN Power Tools UK, the inventor of electric power tools, discusses its anniversary and how one pipe saw machine has remained a best-seller without major alteration or upgrade for more than 30 years.

Steve Thompson, Managing Director of steel framing solutions manufacturer EOS Facades, offers his perspective on the ‘offsite revolution’.

Drivers are being advised of a number of unlikely laws which, if broken, could land them in costly situations when it comes to parking commercial vehicles.

Van drivers who are busy at work this summer are being advised on how they can keep cool in their vehicles without having to rely on air con.

What are the reasons behind the construction boom in Medway, and what does this mean for builders’ merchants? Ian Bond, Development Manager at Space Business Centres, explains.

Experts at one of the UK’s leading suppliers of vans to tradesmen and women LeaseVan.co.uk say poor van driving could be enough to put people off dealing with a company.

Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com, explains the sun damage risk that van drivers face – and the precautions they should take.

Alex Dalton, Managing Director of woodworking machinery specialists Daltons Wadkin, discusses the five skills that can help to achieve excellence in future off-site builds.

Having served 150 years in the power tools industry with 30 in the UK market, FEIN looks back on its history and shares its secrets to success.

If you are a homeowner looking for information, or a construction site manager looking to brush up your knowledge, Build-Zone have put together a small guide that tells you everything you need to know about Japanese Knotweed.

Glass for megatall buildings (i.e. skyscrapers over 600 metres high) often tends to be taken for granted in terms of its technical functions. Yet the high-tech, high strength glazing that covers today’s megatall buildings – such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – is as important to the building’s performance as the steel and concrete inside it.

Rex Nye from independent builders’ merchant D.W. Nye offers his top tips for creating beautiful borders and eye-catching edging in your garden.

Tim Alcock from LeaseVan.co.uk has defined the most important words and phrases you should expect to hear if you’re a builders’ merchant considering leasing a vehicle in 2018.

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Wooden products retailer A Wood Idea explain the reasons why timber is such an environmentally-friendly material.

Pictured: Kara Price (left) and Sarah Wales.

Male construction workers are three times more likely to commit suicide than the average UK male. Solicitors Kara Price and Sarah Wales at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson have been studying mental health in the construction industry, and have written a helpful guide on how to deal with mental illness in the workplace and spot the early warning signs.

As the cost of fuel creeps up, Tim Alcock of LeaseVan.co.uk has revealed ten top tips on how to make a full tank go further.

Rex Nye from independent builders’ merchant D.W. Nye offers his top tips for lawn-laying and getting the most out of your grass this spring.

Over the last two years, 5.5 million working days have been lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries. Even though construction site safety has improved over the years, it clearly remains a critical challenge for the industry.

While copper has long reigned as king of the kitchen accents and accessories, there’s a new metallic finish set to dominate throughout 2018 – gold! Explains Chloë Thacker, Marketing Director, Hafele UK.

In Great Britain alone, there are an estimated 12,000 lung disease deaths each year linked to past exposures to dust at work.

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