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Construct Newsletter May 2018

Issue 105

Welcome

to our May 2018 edition of Prettys’ Construct.

This month we look at:

If there are any topics that you would like to see featured in a future edition of our newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rebecca Palmer

Contents

Asbestos in the workplace for UK construction workers

Asbestos is responsible for killing approximately 5,000 workers each year and is the biggest occupational risk to construction workers. Although the Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 banned asbestos in the UK, it may still be present in buildings constructed before this and was ... Read more

Retention deposit schemes – will they ease pressure on cash flow?

Cash retentions are widely used in the construction industry and provided for in many standard industry contracts, with a percentage of the retention held being returned upon practical completion and the remaining amount held being returned within 12 months post-PC or at the ... Read more

The Contractual Implications of Off-site Manufacturing

Most construction contracts are currently drafted with “traditional” construction practices in mind, with the idea being that the building will, the majority of the time, be constructed on site. However, the shift away from onsite labour and subcontractors towards production of products and ... Read more

Fire Safety Regulations in Private Residential Buildings

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, no aspect of fire safety has been overlooked. In particular, much of the focus has been on building regulations. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 makes fire safety a fully risk assessment based regime, ... Read more

Prettys’ Business Academy – June 2018

As a valued member of our thriving community of contacts and clients, you are warmly invited to our June Business Academy seminars, providing information on Cyber Crime and top tips to avoid being caught out. Dean Coppen, Relationship Director at Barclays Bank, will be ... Read more

Rebecca Palmer

Senior Associate

e rpalmer@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298274

Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Construction & development

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

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