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SC4 Completes A-rated Eco Home in just 7 Months

SC4 Completes A-rated Eco Home in just 7 Months

Katy Hall - 22-Feb-2024

SC4 Carpenters Ltd completed the turnkey construction of this A-rated timber frame, timber clad, eco home in just 7 months.  The finished home is a warm, efficient, bright, spacious and comfortable place to live. This bungalow is all electric with multiple eco and sustainable features including air source heat pump (ASHP), solar photovoltaic panels (PV) and storage battery, and a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) system.

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Diversity in Construction in 2023

Diversity in Construction in 2023

Katy Hall - 08-Feb-2024

In January 2024, the Sustainability Tool, in collaboration with the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Programme, published its UK built environment diversity survey. This survey of more than 526,000 people provides a detailed record of diversity data and pinpoints areas for improvement.

The survey suggests that although there has been some positive progress on attracting, employing and retaining women in the industry, pay gaps are still too wide and much still needs to be done to improve prospects for ethnic minorities, those with disabilities and those in the LGBTQAI+ community.

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Kickstart Your Construction Career With A Joinery And Carpentry Apprenticeship: Find Out More During National Apprenticeship Week

Kickstart Your Construction Career With A Joinery And Carpentry Apprenticeship: Find Out More During National Apprenticeship Week

Katy Hall - 05-Feb-2024

UK National Apprenticeship Week 2024, taking place between 5th and 11th of February, is a great time to explore what a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship involves and its practical aspects, and if this could be the right path for you into the construction industry.

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Typical timber frame installation crane day

Typical timber frame installation crane day

Katy Hall - 31-Jan-2024

This Timber Frame Installation crane day shows two roofs (top hats) being removed and first floor panels installed. Then the roofs went back on, ready for the roofers.

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What is the Impact of Neurodiversity on the Construction Industry?

What is the Impact of Neurodiversity on the Construction Industry?

Katy Hall - 15-Jan-2024

Two recent surveys from the Association of Project Managers and On the Tools suggest that around half of Construction Project Managers and Tradespeople describe themselves as Neurodivergent. 

Reassuringly, 9 out of 10 Neurodivergent Project Managers in Construction say their employers have made changes to accommodate their needs.

However, neurodivergence is having an negative impact on Mental Health.

SC4 Carpenters Ltd employs neurodivergent people at all levels from Directors to Carpenters and Decorators on site and believes they bring a lot of benefits to our business.

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Women in Construction – Your Questions Answered: Part Two

Women in Construction – Your Questions Answered: Part Two

Katy Hall - 05-Jan-2024

In this, the second part of our mini-series on women in construction, we tackle some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding the role of women in the industry.

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Women In Construction – Your Questions Answered: Part One

Women In Construction – Your Questions Answered: Part One

Katy Hall - 15-Dec-2023

One of the biggest trends in UK construction is the growing involvement of women at all levels of the sector. In this two-part article series, we’ll look at the challenges and opportunities faced by women in the construction industry. From breaking down stereotypes to exploring the benefits of a diverse workforce, we will address some of the most commonly asked questions and uncover the untapped potential of women in a traditionally male-dominated sector.

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Is It True That Women Don’t Want To Work In Construction?

Is It True That Women Don’t Want To Work In Construction?

Katy Hall - 08-Dec-2023

With the exception of a growing number of noteworthy and admirable examples, construction is still largely a male-dominated industry. Walk onto an average construction site and you’re not likely to see too many women in hard hats and vests, but this is changing rapidly due to changing societal attitudes, better promotion of STEM subjects as viable subjects for girls and young women in schools and universities, and more information about the wide range of job opportunities available in construction.

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What Are The Stages of Timber Frame Building Installation?

What Are The Stages of Timber Frame Building Installation?

Katy Hall - 24-Nov-2023

Building a timber frame structure requires a well-planned and expertly executed installation process. Timber frames are gaining popularity in the UK, particularly in the construction of residential and commercial buildings, so as a construction site manager or someone overseeing the project, it's essential to understand the different stages of timber frame building installation to ensure a successful and timely project completion. In this article, we will guide you through the main stages of timber frame building installation to help you understand what to expect and what to look out for.

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Winter Is Coming - 5 Tips To Prepare For Wet And Cold Weather On Construction Sites

Winter Is Coming - 5 Tips To Prepare For Wet And Cold Weather On Construction Sites

Katy Hall - 10-Nov-2023

With the nights drawing in and the weather getting colder each day, being outside for long periods of time is becoming less and less on people’s agenda. However, for people who work in construction on site, winter working isn’t something that can be avoided. Winter brings new challenges and a host of safety concerns for workers in the construction sector, and with this in mind, it’s important to consider how to prepare your team and construction site for low temperatures and bad weather.

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