Why do construction companies fail?

There are many different reasons why a construction company may fail. This includes not being professional in your work, not keeping up to date with the latest standards and not providing an excellent service to your customers. However, there is one reason that some roofing companies fail, which has nothing to do with construction at all.

That reason is marketing. Whether big or small, all companies should have a marketing plan. You need to invest both time and money into doing this. Marketing your business will mean getting your name out there and generating new sales.

Marketing can also mean putting boards outside of homes where you have undertaken work. This will show passers your workmanship and that the homeowner recommends you.

Word of mouth recommendations is another form of marketing and is free.


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Self-Employed workers hit 18 year low

The construction industry relies on self-employed skilled workers; however, during 2021, the number of self-employed workers in construction hit an 18-year low.

Before the pandemic started in March 2020, 881,000 registered self-employed workers supported the industry. Compare this to the first quarter of 2021, and this figure has dropped to 744,000.

The decline within the construction industry is not just within the self-employed sector. Across the whole construction industry, there has been a decline in workers. In the first quarter of 2020, there were 1.125m people employed within the construction industry. Compare this to 1.07m people during the final quarter of 2021.

Industry officials attributed this decline to older, self-employed individuals leaving the industry when the pandemic hit. Another factor could be those international self-employed workers left to return to their home countries at the pandemic and are unable to return due to Brexit.


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Why should I hire a professional Plumber?

Finding a reliable, professional plumber can be something of a lottery.  You want someone who turns up when they say they will, who does the job they were hired to do, in the time frame agreed. 

Unfortunately, anyone in the UK can call themselves a plumber, even if they have absolutely no qualifications in the trade. It’s also true that having qualifications and experience doesn’t mean the person cares about their work.

The simple truth is most of us have had dreadful experiences with plumbers.

When contacting plumbers, ask for reviews, or search online.  If a plumber is reputable and recommended, they are the ones you should be looking to hire.

Plumbing regulations change, so look for a plumber that is up to date with all the latest changes.  Ensure that they have valid insurance so if anything goes wrong whilst working at your home or after they have finished, you are covered.   


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Choosing Between a Top Running or Under Running Bridge Crane

A bridge crane, also known as an overhead crane, is one of the great work-horses in the manufacturing industry that is capable of operating in a variety of settings. These cranes are most often used for moving heavy loads horizontally either inside a facility, outside in a yard or railway or even at a shipping port. These cranes are basically broken down into two classification types: top running or under running.

Top Running vs. Under Running Bridge Crane

Top Running- is best for when the headroom is an issue, they also need a bracket off the building support steel (up to 10-ton capacity) or independent columns for larger capacity and the double girder version is the most space efficient.

Under Running- is better for when headroom is not an issue, can be suspended directly from overhead steel for lighter jobs, can have a single girder or double girder configuration and typically has a 15–25-ton capacity.

Bridge cranes are an excellent choice in a variety of manufacturing or storing industries with two main types, top running or under running, depending on the environment.


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Why Would You Want a Carry Deck Crane?

With so many different types of cranes out there it can be hard to know if you are aware of all of the options and are using the best choice of crane for your needs. A Carry Deck Crane is a relatively new type of crane that has evolved from the old pick and carry model that was first used in the 1980’s. They are small and can rotate 360 degrees on their four wheels. They are extremely portable, simple to set up and can navigate in tight spaces.

A Carry Deck Crane is a versatile piece of machinery that is ideal for lifting materials that need to be picked, carried and stacked and with a weight of anywhere from 5,000-30,000 pounds. They have a lifting height of 15ft to 50ft with a 3-section boom that has 90 degree rotation or 360 degree continuous boom rotation. They also can have two-wheel, four-wheel or crab steering.

If a Carry Deck Crane sounds like something that could be useful to you have a look at the options and specifications of the one that would work best for your projects.


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The Mini Crawler Crane

One of the most versatile cranes for hire or purchase is the Mini Crawler Crane. It is incredibly useful and provides the multi-purpose use of being able to be operated indoors and outdoors. There are two variations, diesel powered and electricity powered, depending on just how accessible an electrical power source is. Electrically powered Mini Crawlers come in handy indoors, so as not to create harmful fumes.

Mini Crawlers can provide a wide range of heavy-duty lifting for various materials and is typically considered essential even for smaller construction projects or even for various other uses for businesses. One example is transporting waste, across work areas. They can also be used for transferring or loading extremely heavy pieces of equipment and material or even loading or unloading vehicles for transport. These incredible pieces of lifting machinery are small and mobile which makes them an incredible addition to practically any construction site.

Often the Mini Crawler Crane can be loaded with other additional features, that may be beneficial to your project, like:

• Radio-Controlled Operation
• Silent Running and Safe for Indoor Use (Electricity)
• Lifting Capacities of Up To 10 tonnes
• Practical Boom Lengths of Up To 21 metres

There is quite a variety of Mini Crawler Cranes that you can choose from, depending on the job site and job needs or requirements. You can choose a Mini Crawler based on capacity, maximum lifting height, maximum lifting radius, maximum working radius and if you will be using it predominately indoors. There are even some Mini Crawler Cranes that have a hydraulic blade on the front of it, that is designed to help even out rough terrain or can be used to help level out the crane when it is working on a terrain gradient of up to 13 degrees. These cranes are very handy for any job site.


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