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How do you solve a problem like the Bloomsbury Theater?

Even the best planned construction projects can have twists and turns we didn’t expect. And sometimes, they’re outright complicated. Whether you’re building underground, at high altitude or even in space, ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Shapeshifting Materials

Construction materials, along with better understanding on construction technology, are at the heart of how we are going to change the construction industry forever. Whether it’s more sustainable ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Self Healing Supplies Pros and Cons

Self healing materials are the thing of the moment with everyone trying to find ways to save cost on their builds after completion. Maintenance on materials such as concrete have a huge drain on the ...

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DIY: Bricklaying Tips for Beginners

Whether it’s your first time putting brick to mortar or you’re an expert, there’s always room for improvement! Whilst we’ve previously shared tips and tricks for DIY ...

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Smart Construction Materials: The pros and cons of Structural Insulated Panels

Sometimes in construction we can fall in to habitual purchases when it comes to our materials. We won’t look outside of the options in front of us. You could be saving money and time and even improving ...

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DIY: Painting Tips for Experts and Beginners

Whilst there’s a lot to be said for hiring someone in to do your painting sometimes it’s exciting to give it a go yourself. But what if you’ve never decorated a room before? Or maybe you have but you need ...

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World's Best Bricklayers

What makes an internationally recognised bricklayer? Is it the speed at which they lay the bricks, or the accuracy? Creativity? All over the world there are competitions which run to find the world’s best ...

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Smart Construction Materials: Solar Control Glass

We’ve all been there. The sun is blazing through a glass window, threatening to melt you and everyone else in the room. It can be completely insufferable and no one needs the drama. So what can be done to ...

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History of Tunneling

Tunneling has been a crucial part of construction since ancient times. But, how much do you know about the ways in which it has changed? What developments ...

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Bobtrade's Best: Alternative construction materials

In the world of sustainable construction there are a lot of factors to take in to account and none more important than the materials that we use. Whether it’s bricks made of cigarette ...

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What can we learn from the North West construction boom?

Urban development is often seen as being a constant. But, as with any industry, it is prone to peaks and troughs. The construction industry ...

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History of welding

The history of welding goes back to the Bronze Age! As we discovered new ways of utilising metal we also needed ...

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Stock Management for Small to Medium Merchants

Stock management is a perfect opportunity for your business to upgrade its efficiency. It might seem simple but there are always little ...

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Smart Construction Materials - The history of tarmac

Tarmac roads are so much apart of our daily lives they are hardly worth mentioning. But, it wasn’t all that long ago that a happy ...

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Digital Disruption: Changing Industries

Construction is lagging behind in the digital revolution and has never been more ready for tech disruption!

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5 Tips For An Efficient Building Project


So, you want to start on a new building project? Congratulations on beginning the project of a lifetime! Buildings in all their forms are an art and here at Bobtrade we admire the ...

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BIM:PRESENT AND FUTURE OUTLOOK

Since the arrival of new and creative technology, the construction industry has never been the same. The sector is dynamic, constantly changing and doing its best to keep up with ...

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Empowering Women in the Construction Industry

Gender is the topic on everybody’s lips. Whether it’s entertainment, economics or indeed, construction, we’re all talking about the disparity between men and ...

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Efficiency in delivery

The delivery hasn’t arrived. No bricks, no timber, no nothing. It’s every project and site managers worst nightmare. It could cost them thousands. 

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Empowering LGBT+ people in the construction industry

We believe people’s differences and the way we can work together make the world a better, more creative and beautiful place to live in. One ...

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Construction: Joining the Digital Revolution

Many industries and businesses have gone digital. We have better broadband speeds, mobile connectivity, and cloud computing technology, which has changed the landscape of ...

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What is BIM?

Where to start with BIM? If you haven’t used it, you’ve certainly heard of it. And if you haven’t heard of it - where have you been?!

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