Sustainable Construction

January 13, 2022
The nature of construction work means it is very resource and energy-intensive. A great number of materials, plant and machinery are used to assemble builds, and for this reason its easy to see why a focus on sustainable changes are so important in the industry and for the planet. So what can be done to...

Winter Holiday Security

December 22, 2021
The darker winter months make construction sites all the more vulnerable to security risks. With the festive period leaving most sites vacant and unwatched, thefts and intrusions inevitably see an increase. Construction site theft costs the industry £800 million a year, and the number of claims goes up by 35% in the winter months. So...

Skills Shortage in the Construction Industry

November 29, 2021
After a difficult two years, the skills shortage in the construction industry is at its highest since 2007. With the industry bringing in almost £100billion GDP each year, the knock-on effects of the shortage are sure to be felt for a while going into the future, but why is it happening and how can it...

Gender Gap in Construction & Engineering

November 18, 2021
The gender gap is an issue that’s present across all industries. However, the most significant differences appear within construction and engineering. Firstly, the huge gap in the number of women working in roles in these industries compared to men is astonishing. Secondly, the rate of pay for women who do work in construction and engineering...

Sustainable Cleaning with "Think Green"

August 5, 2021
Solving a plastic pandemic with "Think Green" If you were to go through any cleaning supplies cupboard or store, you’d see a selection of tubs, bottles, sponges and other miscellaneous cleaning consumables. What common features do these items all have? They are usually all made of plastic. When used up or empty, these items are...

How Are Diamond Saw Blades Made?

July 14, 2021
How are diamond blades made? Diamond saw blades are made by bonding diamond grits to the steel body of the blade to create a tougher, more resilient blade that’s suited to cutting even the hardest of materials. Before you read ahead, if you want to learn more about what diamond blades are and what they...

Bluewave Buoyancy: Staying Afloat & Keeping Crews Safe Offshore

June 29, 2021
  It takes as little as a couple of inches of water to cause drowning. It's no wonder, then, that work on or near water presents a host of serious risks that your average land working citizen will rarely need to think about. And no wonder that quality products like those from Bluewave Buoyancy are...

Recycling Construction PPE - Benefits of Proper Waste Disposal

June 28, 2021
Construction Protective Equipment - PPE doesn’t stop with the pandemic As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, CMT Group is significantly expanding our PPE recycling capabilities and we seek to make this increasingly important service widely available to the Construction sector. As such a vital supplier to the Industry, we see our role...

Great Ormond Street Hospital - Supporting the NHS Through the Pandemic

June 23, 2021
For hospitals all around the country, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Coronavirus pandemic presented huge challenges and a great deal of risk. The effects of Covid-19 on many of the population has put huge demand on NHS services and institutions. With a total of 4.6million confirmed cases and with at least 128,000 deaths, we...

Sustainable Bricks: How the K-Briq Repurposes Construction Waste

May 26, 2021
  Here we take a look at the K-Briq Sustainable Bricks, an alternative to conventional bricks. At CMT we look to provide our clients with news about latest projects in sustainability advancements and targets.    The construction industry is responsible for around a third of the UK's waste each year. Statistically, the industry produces over 100...

Temporary Fencing: A Quick Guide

May 17, 2021
From Pedestrian Barriers to Temporary Fencing, everything you need to know about hiring or purchasing from the UK's leading construction and PPE supplier.    At CMT, we want to make sure that the experience is as quick and easy as possible, whether you're purchasing or hiring pedestrian barriers or heras fencing.   Temporary fencing Whether...

Is UK Manufacturing In Decline?

May 6, 2021
  As a company founded in England, CMT are committed to backing UK manufacturing to ensure access to quality goods, provide jobs and uphold the UK economy.   The History of UK Manufacturing Following the industrial revolution in the late 18th century, manufacturing contributed significantly to the UK’s early economic growth. Revolutionary changes to manufacturing...

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