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Getting on with off-site

January 17th, 2017

The recently published Farmer Review makes it clear what the construction industry must do to survive the challenges that lay ahead but will the stark choice to ‘modernise or die’ …Read this article »

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Navigating the international construction market

October 23rd, 2015

It was back in 2009 that the Lakesmere Group first started making inroads in the overseas market and since then, it has been an interesting journey! As many of you …Read this article »

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A ‘one stop shop’ solution to the building envelope

September 15th, 2015

As consumer confidence starts to recover, the retail construction market is enjoying a revival with the growth of large, mixed-used schemes that provide everything from shopping outlets to leisure facilities …Read this article »

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Changing the face of the UK cladding specialist

February 4th, 2014

  According to a recent article in leading trade magazine Building on the problems faced by clients working in the hi-rise residential sector, ( Face Value, 24th Jan –Buildinghttp://www.building.co.uk/buildings/specifier-case-studies/cladding-for-the-private-rental-sector/5065705.article), the …Read this article »

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Construction’s Summer of Love

August 12th, 2013

Us Brits love to discuss the weather but for once, the topic of conversation isn’t limited to the often unseasonal British summer. No, for the first time in a long …Read this article »

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When supply chains break down…

June 10th, 2013

There can be little doubt that the prolonged difficulties besetting the construction industry has had a dramatic effect on the ‘natural order of things’ in a business which has evolved …Read this article »

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Don’t mention the Games

Don’t mention the Games….

April 17th, 2013

The first rule of being a supplier to the London 2012 Games is, it seems, not to talk about being a supplier to the London 2012 Games. In fact most …Read this article »

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Beware BIM hype, project delivery says it all

December 13th, 2012

As the Building Information Modelling revolution picks up pace, forward thinking construction companies are ensuring that BIM is top of their agendas. Yet despite the presence of the BIM buzz-word …Read this article »

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Collaborative tendering – a peaceful solution to the construction bidding wars?

September 3rd, 2012

Competitive bidding is a long-standing tradition in the construction industry and as a result, the appointment of both main and specialist contractors alike has largely become a numbers game with …Read this article »

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Industry Awards – a rewarding experience?

July 30th, 2012

The construction industry is, like many other sectors, awash with award schemes from large-scale events organised by leading trade media bodies to the smaller more intimate ceremonies dedicated to a …Read this article »

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