Bricklayers added to list of trades with shortages overseas labour will now be allowed to plug

15 March 2023 | Bricklaying

Bricklayers and plasterers are among five occupations being added to a list of roles which will benefit from relaxed visa rules in a bid to plug gaps in the workforce with overseas labour…

Cancer and construction: Silica


Silica is a natural substance found in varying amounts in most rocks, sand and clay. For example, sandstone contains more than 70% silica, whereas granite might contain 15-30%. Silica is also a major constituent of construction materials such as bricks, tiles, concrete and mortar…

Part L Transitional Provisions for Domestic Extensions 2022


The Government has issued a new Approved Document Part L with guidance on works to existing buildings. The new edition of the Building Regulations Part L will come into force on 15th June 2022…