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
SUPPLY CHAIN Supply chain shortages worsened by high number of non-symptomatic drivers, tradespeople and other staff being told to self-isolate after being in contact with someone with COVID-19, reports Construction Enquirer.
ENVIRONMENT Plastic waste can be sorted, cleaned, shredded and crushed into a sand alternative for concrete to solve worldwide sand shortages. Read more in BBC News.
CAREERS Huge number of Brits became a tradesperson due to the pandemic, however overall employment rate in the construction sector fell by around 9% from 2017 to 2020. Read more in Modern Building Services.
HOMEOWNER TRENDS Basement conversions are just as popular as loft conversions in London, Newcastle University research has found. Schemes include swimming pools, cinemas and gyms. Find out more in The Guardian.
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❤️ 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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