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What is Plant Hire?

Plant hire involves the rental of construction equipment and machinery, from forklift trucks to telehandlers. It provides those working in the construction industry with an alternative to purchasing their own equipment. How does plant hire work?  Plant hire is a service which allows those involved…

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What is a tender in construction & what’s the process?

Tenders and the tender process is likely to be a crucial part of the work of a construction contractor. They’re central to the procurement process within the construction and built environment sector and are used by those planning the work to ensure quality, efficiency and…

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What is a non-standard construction?

As a contractor, you’ll be familiar with the prefabricated concrete homes built at the end of World War II. These houses might have been the most common type of non-standard construction in the UK, but there are many more to be aware of. Today, affordable,…

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What time can building work start in a residential area?

We’re probably all familiar with the fact that building work can be noisy and disruptive. And we know that builders prefer to start working fairly early in the morning so that they can get as much work as possible done during the day. This can…

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Why do you need building regulations approval?

Many construction and building projects require building regulations approval (often referred to as ‘building regs’) in order to confirm that the planned work meets the necessary building standards. Conducting building work — whether you’re adding a conservatory to your house, converting your loft or building…

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The Mental Health in the Construction Industry Survey 2021

This study was conducted by Herts Tools, who specialise in plant hire in London & the home counties. If you’d like to re-publish any of the graphics used in this content, please get in touch and we’ll send you an embed code. Since the Covid-19…

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Tool Theft: Hotspots in London Revealed

Nearly £17.5 million worth of tools stolen in the capital in 2020 This study was conducted by London plant hire specialists Herts Tools. If you’d like to use the graphics or data from the study, please get in touch. With restrictions on non-essential building work…

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How to become a construction manager

The UK construction industry presents a huge and diverse range of opportunities for people interested in a career as a construction manager. From new housing developments and office blocks to the kinds of major transport and environmental projects that can span decades, it’s an exciting…

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