As the UK emerges from its third lockdown, construction and the long-ranging shadow of Brexit has bounced back strongly, with a boom in repair and maintenance work which helped finally push construction activity past pre-covid levels. But amid all the good news, the ongoing materials shortages loom large as an issue threatening the sector’s recovery. There are concerns that they could put the brakes on construction’s continued recovery, so what steps can we take as an industry to best combat these shortages, and what should we all be aware of?
Join our panel of industry experts to discuss the factors contributing to the big issue facing construction as well as what can be done to help the sector avoid any further halts.
Topics that will be discussed include:
· How has Brexit contributed to materials shortages?
· How will the UK’s post-Brexit certification rules affect material supply, and what do you need to know?
· What impact are materials shortages and price inflation set to have on projects?
· Importantly, what steps do businesses need to take to reduce the impact of supply issues?
Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive, Construction Products Association, and Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council’s Brexit Movement of Building Products and Materials Group
Dean Averies, Director, Beard Construction
Rachel Hoolahan, Architect, Orms
Why does brickwork lose its lustre over time?
Wet weather, air pollution and efflorescence can all have a damaging impact on brickwork and a building’s visual appearance, compromising the aesthetic and the design vision behind it.
So, how can these effects be prevented?
Join us at 2pm, as we hear from leading brick innovator, Vandersanden, as their National Specification Manager, Matthew Davies, demonstrates how the appearance of brickwork can be protected without costly cleaning and maintenance regimes.
Find out how and when brickwork damage occurs and the effective steps that can be taken to prevent it, protecting buildings, the beauty of the brick facade and your reputation.