Beardwell and Apex

‘An increasing population and the nation’s less than helpful appetite for secondary residences has seen the demand for new builds soar, increasing the need for skilled tradespeople such as bricklayers and carpenters.’

‘However, demand for these workers has not been matched by supply, and as is the case with most issues, coronavirus hasn’t helped matters.’

With the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit making headlines over other social issues in recent times, it could be easy to forget that the UK is in the midst of a housing crisis. Yet, as our Managing Director Jackie Biswell explains in her latest Total Contractor column, the effects of two national lockdowns and an economic recession on the construction industry are only going to emphasise that crisis. Read the full article here.