It’s easy to be persuaded by the greener good and the new and shiny electric vehicles that are being brought to market, but what exact impact on the environment do these green machines actually have?

How many times have you walked around a building with failed lights or mismatching colours? Chances are the lights looked immaculate when first installed, but it’s probably long overdue a refit and it’s now the perfect opportunity for you to help your clients make the change.  

A new generation of Surge Protection Devices brings improved quality and performance with ergonomically designed housings.

Variety is the spice of life. But, as anyone who’s tried to throw a curry together without a recipe knows well, you can certainly have too much.


A key component in countless engineering applications, caps and plugs offer shock absorption during the manufacturing process.

Safety first!  DHF continues its drive for higher standards when selecting flat entrance doorsets

Global workwear brand Dickies is working with colleges across the country to help instil pride in construction students and apprentices through its Earn Your Shirt campaign.

Electric heating provides a great alternative to traditional gas central heating, and often a dependable source of warmth in emergency situations, not to mention its green footprint when compared to traditional natural gas and oil, and as a result its lower cost.

Electric trade can be a lucrative industry to be involved with but, when you're self-employed, it can often feel hard to compete.

Sortimo International GmbH has included a new value-adding function into their online service, mySortimo labels.


If you’re making the move from full time employment to self employment, there are lots of things to consider, and you’ll probably find yourself juggling a new workload with having to learn a whole range of new skills and abilities. 

The gender-pay gap is never far from the news cycle these days and the so-called Motherhood Penalty is just one facet of a wider societal problem that is slowly coming into light after a study finalised by the University of Bristol in November of last year revealed the Motherhood Penalty in all o

Want to start a new career as a self-employed tradesman, but worried about matching your expectations to the reality? VHR’s Engineering Recruitment Specialist Gary Taylor reveals all.

Makita has launched the latest addition to its radio range, with the DMR115 Job Site Radio. With Bluetooth functionality and a light weight of 4.8-5.5kg, it is the perfect companion for construction workers. 


SELECT has reminded its Members to have their say and take part in an industry-wide consultation on the use of cash retentions in construction.