My property has damp damage – what do I need to know?
Damp or ‘rising damp’, is a recurring problem for many of us and a grey area too. It’s been the blight of many a student accommodation and the bugbear of countless landlords.
How can the UK make construction jobs attractive?
With growing demand for building services, an ageing population and a lack of fresh talent coming in, the construction industry has a momentous few years ahead of it. In an age where youngsters are swayed by eye-catching tech jobs, it’s arguably getting much harder to nurture the next generation of tradespeople. As a leading building services provider, Novus Property Solutions is well placed to discuss the issue.
The job market has changed… are apprenticeships the future?
In a job market where you can find opportunities on your Twitter feed and be formally interviewed via Skype, it’s little surprise that attitudes are changing as to how you gain employment. The routes you take in your career are no longer limited to a few options – avenues like apprenticeship programmes offer more alternatives than ever.
Communication – the key to hospital refurbishments
Few environments present as many challenges to working tradespeople as hospitals. But like all busy public buildings, hospitals require refurbishments and upgrades on a regular basis to keep their wards and corridors safe, functional and visually pleasing, while also adapting to meet changing needs of patients and staff. In a recent article for Healthcare, Design and Management magazine, our contracts manager Jason Bowen explained how important effective communication is when working within the healthcare sector.