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Guest Blogger - Bill Price

Guest Blogger - Bill Price
Bill Price is National Commercial Technical Manager at Tarmac’s Cement business

Working with bricks & mortar in extreme heat

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

Bill Price,  National Technical Manager  at Tarmac Cement talks a lot of hot weather Britain has been basking in another week of hot sunshine, with forecasters now predicting that 2018 could be our hottest year on record. Great news for many, but those of us in the building and construction …

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Reaching out to the DIYers

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

Recent surveys have suggested that an increasing number of us Brits are relatively unskilled in basic DIY tasks, and becoming more so. Yet many of us also say that we would like to do more if we had more confidence in our own abilities. Whilst the main customer base for …

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Mobile Merchanting

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

The social and economic environment that we are living in is changing at an unprecedented rate and whilst building and construction is often considered as a traditional and conservative industry, which changes very slowly, we cannot expect it to remain immune from these changes.   The natural customer base of …

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Building for a sustainable future

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

Whilst the concept of sustainable construction is readily accepted in major projects, it is only now filtering down to the smaller building projects in the residential sector. Interest in smaller ‘eco’ buildings is growing steadily, and several websites now exist to provide builders with the information they need.

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A Greener Spring

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

Last September, Tarmac's Cement business opened its new state of the art cement packing facility at Tunstead near Buxton (home of the iconic Opera House, the Devonshire Hospital, and other architectural gems), building on its capability to produce cement packed in plastic sacks or plastic tubs at the works. This was also combined with improved…

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The Crystal Ball

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

It’s the start of another year and the grim reaper has seen fit to spare me yet again (he said with a smile). So it’s time for the usual game of trying to predict what the new year will bring.

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Stay alert to innovation

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

The construction industry, as a whole, is not likely to be the first sector you’d think of when talking about innovation. We all know that technology has transformed the way that people communicate, bank, shop and sell – but the innovation that goes on in the construction world is perhaps less well known.

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Hard Times

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

The Budget is due next week and no doubt continued austerity will still be the name of the game. It has already been a tough few years for the building industry and we would, along with the rest of the country, welcome some more positive news.

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