Hudson Contract encourages young people to pursue a career in construction

Workplace audit and contract solutions provider launches new video campaign aimed at addressing industry skills shortages

Hudson Contract is encouraging young people across the country to pursue a career in construction with a new video campaign featuring apprentices, employers, Ian Billyard, Principal of Leeds College of Building and MP for East Yorkshire, Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight.

Aimed at addressing potential industry skills shortages and inspiring young people to take up Apprenticeships in the different construction trades, from bricklaying to plumbing, the video highlights the benefits of a career in theindustry, for the individual and the wider sector.

Recommendations from both male and female apprentices in the construction industry can be heard throughout the video. The true-to-life testimonials of their experiences in the industry are designed to inspire other young people to consider and pursue a career in construction.

Managing Director of Hudson Contract, Ian Anfield can also be heard giving advice on the best ways to embark on a career in the construction industry, which he strongly believes is through an Apprenticeship.

Hudson Contract Founder and Chairman, David Jackson said: “The success stories highlighted in the video are confirmation that dedicated Apprenticeship Schemes not only work, but inspire and excite young people beginning their career in the construction industry. We hope that our commitment to developing confident, passionate and motivated apprentices, alongside the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy launched by the Government in April, will play both a big part in addressing the potential skills shortage in the construction industry and inform young people of some of the exciting opportunities available to them.”

View the full Hudson Contract campaign video here – http://www.hudsoncontract.co.uk/why-hudson/apprenticeships/becoming-an-apprentice/ or watch below.

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Safeguard’s Drybase Flex provides sheet barrier to damp

Drybase Flex Membrane from Safeguard – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – is the latest product in the company’s Drybase Damp-Proof Coatings range and is designed for direct application to floors and walls that have been affected by dampness and salt contamination; and when it is not possible to stop the damp at its source.

Safeguard’s Drybase Damp-Proof Coatings range offers a wide range of practical solutions and applications when it is difficult to create or reinstate damp-proof courses or tackle penetrating damp because of, for example, access issues.

A watertight, low-profile sheet membrane solution to the problem of persistent damp, Drybase Flex Membrane is a highly durable and flexible means of protection against moisture ingress which can be quickly and easily applied to walls using specially-formulated Drybase Flex Adhesive.

One considerable advantage of this installation technique to the contractor, compared to the manual fixing of pegged membranes, is that it removes the need for power tools and the health and safety concerns of noise, dust and vibration associated with them.

The membrane is a 1.5mm thick flexible polypropylene sheet with a fleeced surface on both sides and can be plastered or tiled onto directly. The two fleeces ensure good adhesion to the wall through the adhesive, as well as the direct application of plaster. Drybase Flex Adhesive is a polymer modified cement-based product supplied in powder form ready to be mixed with water, and applied using a suitable trowel.

The flexibility of the product allows for building movement without its integrity being compromised; while its being applied straight the substrate obviates the need for plugs and reduces reliance on power tools, with all the noise and vibration they entail.

The Drybase Damp-Proof Coatings range from Safeguard Europe is designed for use when it is not possible to protect building materials and interior surfaces from the sources of dampness, like rain penetration or rising damp. A collection of damp-proof coverings, coatings and membranes; the range aims to provide solutions to a wide range of dampness issues, whether in small residential properties through to larger industrial facilities.

Safeguard Europe’s range of market-leading, proven damp-proofing solutions is supported by the company’s own highly qualified and experienced staff. The support and know-how they offer is extended to contractors, specifiers and property owners and includes technical advice, specification help, research and even in-house laboratory analysis of plaster and masonry.

 Email: info@safeguardeurope.com.

 

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