• The Importance of Fire Safety in Construction

    Discover the importance of installing appropriate fire safety equipment during construction, safeguarding our builds to prevent tragedies.
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  • 15 Surefire Ways to Make Your Team Happy

    When it comes to the construction industry, high labour turnover, headhunting, and relocation are perhaps more common than in other industries. So, knowing that your employees could be at risk of leaving, what can you do as a leader to create systems and processes that reduce that risk and make them feel that being a part of your business is in the best interests of their happiness?   That’s what we are here to discuss.   Rewards or bonus systems...
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  • How Do strukta Engage and Reward Our Awesome Team?

    Over the last 40 years, strukta has become a well-trusted specialist builders merchants in the south of England. We’ve also become a loved site supplies and safety equipment provider, helping projects all across the south to do things safely and efficiently. Whilst there’s no way to exactly measure it, we’re confident that we’ve a great company culture, and a team that really looks out for one another. What we do know is that any great company is a product of...
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  • Should You Start a Construction Job in the Middle of Winter?

    With harsher working conditions, construction crews face more challenges on the job in winter. In this article, we cover different things to consider before starting your next construction project in the colder winter months.
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  • 2018 Construction Economics Roundup

    In this article, we look at some of the recent news and updates that relate to growth, slowdowns and economics, and how these might impact the construction industry.
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  • 12 Construction Tips for Those Long Winter Months

    For the construction companies and tradesmen that continue to work through the winter months, there are more challenges faced on the job. We have put together some top tips on how to tackle the challenges that the colder winter months present.
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  • How to Keep Hold of Your Best Tradesmen in the Winter

    Staff retention is an essential part of any business’ success and the construction industry poses particular challenges, especially in the colder winter months. This article covers 7 ways to keep your tradesman happy, productive and present in the winter months.
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  • Cost management and control in building construction

    As far as KPIs go, costing is going to be one of the most vital pieces of information for any construction project. It’s a creative process that involves getting great service and material deals, forging partnerships, and putting together a plan of action regarding planning, budgeting, financing, funding and cost management. The ultimate goal is simple - complete the project in the best way, within the approved budget. Contained within that ultimate goal should be the desire to support decision-making...
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  • The ultimate guide to cost control in construction

    With competition in the construction market increasingly fiercely, the profit margins for construction enterprises are being squashed and placed under threat. As this happens, cost control becomes an even more vital mechanism. Cost control in construction should be systematic, comprehensive and dynamic, in order to achieve a completed project within the total budget. We know that the main problems faced by contractors are shortages of material, labour costing more than expected, a lack of accurate data, the volatility and variances...
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  • 15 Proactive ways to protect your tools from van thieves

    With van tool theft rising by more than 30% since 2012, it’s vital now more than ever to be proactive in your security and to know all of the best ways to protect your tools from van thieves. We all know that theft equals downtime, and downtime equals a loss of revenue and failure to complete projects. These are two things that we here at strukta are keen for our customers and readers to avoid. Make notes as we divulge...
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