When a ladder or scaffolding is not suitable for the job, aerial work platform hire is the solution. They are easy to maneuverer, particularly in small areas. Continue reading The Many uses of Aerial Work Platforms
On the 5th October the Government announced that 65% of municipal waste and 75% of packaging waste must be recycled by 2030.
When the Association of Fencing Industries (AFI) formed in 2016, one of the first goals they set themselves was to quantify the size of the market. Last week they announced that the fencing market is worth just over £1.1bn already and is in need of a further 1,000 trained workers each year to be able to meet demand.
Making any building project cost effective and straightforward is a priority. Where excavation is required it may be impossible to bring in large pieces of equipment and picking up a shovel and doing it yourself is a very unappealing option!
The Met Office forecasts low temperatures in the next few weeks, whether you need industrial heating hire for commercial buildings or smaller units for residential buildings, Mr Plant Hire has a range of heater hire units to suit all heating requirements.
The clocks go back at the end of the month bringing dark winter days. Work within the construction industry in particular becomes an issue without effective lighting. Mr Plant Hire offer mobile lighting tower hire, including the new, state of the art ECO lighting tower.
The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has given the go-ahead for a new apprenticeship to encourage construction workers into the industry. The apprenticeship was the brainchild of an employer-led working group and is supported by the Construction Plant Hire Association.
Over the last few years we’ve seen a demand for new homes and, this summer, it has been confirmed that new home builders are making steps towards meeting this demand. In July 2018 more than 15,800 new homes were registered to be built, which is an increase of 35% on July of the previous year.
UK unemployment is at its lowest for 42 years.
That’s great, isn’t it? After all, isn’t this what, as a nation, we’ve strived for?
Or, with Brexit looming, a national housing shortage, and a need for improved infrastructure, are we heading for a catastrophic skills shortage in the construction industry?
The construction industry is probably the first industry that springs to mind when talking about plant hire, however, there are many other industries that can benefit from the flexibility and agility that can be achieved by using plant hire for specialist equipment and machinery. Of course, for many companies, there are cost savings to be had too.