Weekly roundup: Rated People’s UK trade industry news digest
What’s going on in the trades industry? From hilarious pranks to newsworthy updates, there’s never a dull moment. 🙌 It can be hard to keep up with the latest so we’ve put together your weekly dose of the good, the bad and the funny. 👍 Grab 5 minutes and check it out below!
🚨 UK building industry news you should know about
WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION 61% of UK construction workers don’t think there is a fair representation of women working in the industry, finds new survey. Read more in Building Products.
SOCIAL HOUSING Welsh regional government commits to spend £250m in 2021/22 on building 20,000 new low carbon homes, reports The Construction Index.
ROGUE TRADESPEOPLE Fraud cases relating to rogue tradesmen more than doubled in volume in the first part of 2021, totalling £2.5m. Find out more in This is Money.
CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT Construction output sees slowest increase in output since February 2021, reveals latest PMI data. Read more in Infrastructure Intelligence.
🤣 You’ll laugh at these funny videos of tradesmen
What’s the best prank you’ve pulled on site?
📸 Celeb spotlight
Gemma Collins has called in a team of tradespeople to renovate the garden of her £1.3m Essex mansion, including building a £5k summer house!
📹 Video of the week!
A great tip
❤️ Keeping up with the trades
Tradespeople do so much brilliant work around the UK every day, we can’t keep up! So, each week, we’re showcasing a positive testimonial that one of you have received from a happy homeowner.
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