Tendering post-Covid: Securing maximum value from your Block Contactors

A S Ramsay’s estimator Alex Bacchus explains how block managers can secure the maximum value from their block contractor during the tendering process.   We are all operating in a new reality of disrupted supply chains, labour shortages and of course the threat of Covid. Through hard work and flexibility, we have been able to…

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Women in construction: the importance of gender-balance

The latest figures show that in 2020, just 12.5% of the construction industry is made up of women. The 20% gender pay gap in the industry is also shocking and may be why women are deterred from working in construction. The UK average gender pay gap is 18%, making the construction industry higher than average.…

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The new Block Management Sector Code: working with contractors

A S Ramsay’s Group Director, Jamie Godman, looks at the new Block Management Sector Code and working with contractors.   In August 2021, a consultation was launched on a new Block Management Sector Code. It has been developed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) along with The Property Ombudsman and an expert working…

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How Block Managers can make sure their project runs smoothly

How Block Managers can make sure their project runs smoothly   Like any project, the recipe for success lies in the people involved. For Block Managers, their contracting partner is key in maintaining and adding value to the properties they work on. So how can Block Managers make sure their project runs as smoothly as…

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Insight: EV Charging for apartments and blocks

A S Ramsay’s M&E Manager Claudio Cannas looks at EV Charging for blocks and what Block Managers should consider before installation. Electric car ownership more than doubled last year (there are now around 750,000 pure electric or hybrid vehicles on UK roads) and the market continues to grow. The government pledge that diesel and petrol…

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