Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsThu, 30 Jun 2022 13:43:57 BST 39% of tradeswomen say they’re not taken seriously in the trades industry because of their gender, survey reveals 39% of tradeswomen say they're not taken seriously in the trades industry because of their gender: A recent survey into what it's like to be a woman in the trades industry has revealed that four in 10 tradeswomen feel they're not taken as seriously as men due to their gender. Furthermore, one in 10 say they have been refused jobs because they are a woman. Furthermore, almost one in 10 (9%) state they haven't been allowed to do their job because they're a woman. The study by Rated People polled women in the trades industry about their experiences and how they feel they differ from tradesmen. The survey found that one in seven had personal safety concerns while working. When looking at which specific job had the most female workers, it was found that eight in 10 cleaners are women, with every other profession having more men than women. Just 1% of carpenters and joiners are women, found the survey, with male carpenters getting paid almost double that of a female carpenter. On the other hand, 8% of the female participants said that they have been able to help female clients who do not feel safe having a tradesman do the work. Three in 10 women said they would feel more comfortable hiring a tradeswoman, rather than a male tradesman. In addition, three in 10 clients (30%) who hired a tradesman would rate them five-out-of-five; with that increasing to 38% for women. Combined, 94% of clients would rate their tradesperson's work either four or five stars. Although there were over 27,000 searches for painters last year, just 32% of women said they would consider becoming a tradeswoman, compared to 47% of men. The survey also found that the number of women participating in trade courses has gone up by 27%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/39percent-of-tradeswomen-say-theyre-not-taken-seriously-in-the-trades-industry-because-of-their-gender-survey-reveals-05080 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/39percent-of-tradeswomen-say-theyre-not-taken-seriously-in-the-trades-industry-because-of-their-gender-survey-reveals-05080 Supply delays fall by 13 percentage points for construction firms, finds survey Supply delays fall by 13 percentage points for construction firms, finds survey: A report by IHS Markit, has uncovered a decrease in the number of supplier delays in the construction sector, from 47% in November (2021) to 34% in December (2021). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Supply-delays-fall-by-13-percentage-points-for-construction-firms-finds-survey-05049 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Supply-delays-fall-by-13-percentage-points-for-construction-firms-finds-survey-05049 Just 9% of construction professionals always incorporate project data into decision making, finds poll Just 9% of construction professionals always incorporate project data into decision making: A survey of construction professionals in Europe has revealed that fewer than one in 10 always use project data when making business decisions, while 64% incorporate project data some of the time, rarely or never. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-9percent-of-construction-professionals-always-incorporate-project-data-into-decision-making-finds-poll-04940 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-9percent-of-construction-professionals-always-incorporate-project-data-into-decision-making-finds-poll-04940 Cost constraints of projects is most cited barrier to delivering sustainable buildings, finds survey of architects Cost constraints of projects is most cited barrier to delivering sustainable buildings: A survey of architects has found that the barrier cited the most when it comes to the delivery of sustainable buildings was 'project cost constraints', with 72% saying it was an issue. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cost-constraints-of-projects-is-most-cited-barrier-to-delivering-sustainable-buildings-finds-survey-of-architects-04982 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cost-constraints-of-projects-is-most-cited-barrier-to-delivering-sustainable-buildings-finds-survey-of-architects-04982 94% of small and medium-sized businesses report planning permission delays as a major obstacle to housebuilding, according to poll 94% of small and medium-sized businesses report planning permission delays as a major obstacle to new housebuilding: A recent survey by the Home Builder's Federation, Close Brothers Property Finance and Travis Perkins has uncovered that 94% of small and medium-sized businesses cited delays in getting planning permission as a major problem in developing new homes. The study polled construction firms at the end of 2021 to find out more about the industry and the challenges faced by firms of all sizes. The survey also elicited that the number of firms employing apprentices has increased by almost a third (33% in the 2020 survey to 60% in 2021). When looking into the differences between the geographic locations in the UK, it was found that northern construction firms report the most apprenticeship programmes, with 88% saying they employ apprentice workers. Furthermore, it was uncovered that most firms in the Midlands and in the South, also employ apprentices with 59% and 52% saying so respectively. When asked about other factors that are stopping the Government's proposed 300,000 new homes each year, 59% said worker shortages and rising wages were an issue. The construction industry as a whole, highlighted a decrease of eastern European workers as a result of Brexit, bringing increases in wages. In addition, the rising cost of materials such as bricks, timber and cement was cited as a concern by 78% of housebuilders, up from one in five in 2020. It is estimated that, in the UK, around 800,000 people work in the homebuilding industry; either within the planning, design or building of the property. Frank Pennal: chief executive of Close Brother's Property Finance, said: 'The combined challenge of both labour and material shortages, rising costs and planning delays are a serious risk to the delivery of new homes across the UK. Developing homes takes months and years and while some of these issues might only be short term, they risk leaving a lasting legacy on the provision of new homes.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/94percent-of-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-report-planning-permission-delays-as-a-major-obstacle-to-housebuilding-according-to-poll-05036 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/94percent-of-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-report-planning-permission-delays-as-a-major-obstacle-to-housebuilding-according-to-poll-05036 Three in 10 construction professionals say that half of their data was 'bad' in 2020, according to survey Three in 10 construction professionals say that half of their data was 'bad' in 2020: A survey of construction professionals has found that 30% reported that more than half of their data in 2020 was incomplete, inaccurate or inconsistent, resulting in them being unable to use it for reliable insights. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-in-10-construction-professionals-say-that-half-of-their-data-was-bad-in-2020-according-to-survey-04939 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Three-in-10-construction-professionals-say-that-half-of-their-data-was-bad-in-2020-according-to-survey-04939 93% of Federation of Master Builders members have experienced an increase in the cost of materials, finds survey 93% of Federation of Master Builders members have experienced an increase in the cost of materials: A survey carried out by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) of its members has found that the overwhelming majority (93%) have seen price hikes when it comes to materials needed for projects in the first quarter of 2021 (January - March). This is up from 82% in the last quarter of 2020, The latest FMB State of Trade Survey which is carried out quarterly among FMB members also found that shortages of tradespeople is also a key issue for the industry, with 38% of builders finding it difficult to hire bricklayers - up from 22% in the last quarter of 2020. More than a third (34%) said that they are having trouble contracting carpenters for projects, which has risen from 23% in Q4 2020. Shortages were noted in almost all of the key trades found the survey, with members reporting difficulty hiring general labourers (up 10%) and plasterers (up 9%). At the same time as the industry faces shortages, the survey revealed that enquiries have increased at their fastest rate in more than ten years, with 70% of members reporting an increase. More than half the members polled (55%) said they have also seen greater workloads in the first part of 2021, compared to the final quarter of 2020. The research also found that more FMB members reported an increase in the price builders charge for work to be carried out in Q1 2021, compared to Q4 2020 (66% up from 29%). This is due to rising workloads as well as increases in wages and salaries and rising building costs. It was also revealed that in light of this, some respondents reported they are being undercut on price by rogue traders. The survey was completed by 215 FMB members between 31 March and 21 April 2021. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/93percent-of-Federation-of-Master-Builders-members-have-experienced-an-increase-in-the-cost-of-materials-finds-survey-04911 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/93percent-of-Federation-of-Master-Builders-members-have-experienced-an-increase-in-the-cost-of-materials-finds-survey-04911 17% more graduates expected to be taken on in the construction industry this year, reveals survey 17% more graduates expected to be taken on in the construction industry this year: A recent poll has revealed that the construction industry predicts the number of graduates being taken on in September this year (2021) will rise by 17% on last year's findings. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/17percent-more-graduates-expected-to-be-taken-on-in-the-construction-industry-this-year-reveals-survey-04883 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/17percent-more-graduates-expected-to-be-taken-on-in-the-construction-industry-this-year-reveals-survey-04883 Seven out of 10 construction firms not ready for changes to IR35 legislation, reveals survey Seven out of 10 construction firms not ready for changes to IR35 legislation: A survey of medium and large construction firms has revealed that around 70% are not 'fully prepared' for changes to the IR35 tax legislation, which will come into effect in April 2021. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-construction-firms-not-ready-for-changes-to-IR35-legislation-reveals-survey-04766 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-out-of-10-construction-firms-not-ready-for-changes-to-IR35-legislation-reveals-survey-04766 41% of construction firms looking to increase skills of British workers, reveals survey 41% of construction firms looking increase skills of British workers: A survey of construction firms in the UK has found that two-fifths are looking to increase the skills of their British workers, following Brexit and Covid-19, with a third saying that they are expecting to provide more roles for UK workers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41percent-of-construction-firms-looking-to-increase-skills-of-British-workers-reveals-survey-04792 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41percent-of-construction-firms-looking-to-increase-skills-of-British-workers-reveals-survey-04792 Payment practices in the construction industry are not getting better, according to poll Payment practices in the construction industry are not getting better: A survey by Construction News and Oracle Construction and Engineering has found that payment practices are not getting better within the industry, with more than three-quarters of respondents (77%) saying that they have stayed the same or have got worse. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Payment-practices-in-the-construction-industry-are-not-getting-better-according-to-poll-04817 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Payment-practices-in-the-construction-industry-are-not-getting-better-according-to-poll-04817 ‘Time’ and ‘cost’ revealed to be leading causes of conflict in international construction projects, according to research 'Time' and 'cost' revealed to be leading causes of conflict in international construction projects: A global survey of more than 50 construction and legal executives has found that 100% of survey participants feel that risk management on global projects could be improved, with more than three-quarters (76%) citing key factors of conflict being either 'time' or 'cost'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Time-and-cost-revealed-to-be-leading-causes-of-conflict-in-international-construction-projects-according-to-research-04655 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Time-and-cost-revealed-to-be-leading-causes-of-conflict-in-international-construction-projects-according-to-research-04655 Survey reveals 54% of construction companies still recruiting as sector shows signs of recovery Survey reveals 54% of construction companies still recruiting as sector shows signs of recovery: A survey of construction workers and bosses has found that as the sector shows signs of recovery from the COVID-19 lockdown, more than half the companies polled are seeking new talent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-54percent-of-construction-companies-still-recruiting-as-sector-shows-signs-of-recovery-04673 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-54percent-of-construction-companies-still-recruiting-as-sector-shows-signs-of-recovery-04673 Two-thirds of construction companies have used new technology during lockdown, according to survey Two-thirds of construction companies have used new technology during lockdown: A survey of construction middle managers has found that almost two-thirds (66%) have rolled out some form of new technology within their organisation since the onset of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-construction-companies-have-used-new-technology-during-lockdown-according-to-survey-04659 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-construction-companies-have-used-new-technology-during-lockdown-according-to-survey-04659 Survey of construction workers reveals insight into impact of COVID-19, with 55% saying governnment interventions have made situation worse Survey of construction workers reveals insight into impact of COVID-19, with 55% saying governnment interventions have made situation worse for industry: A survey of construction workers has revealed insight into how they feel the coronavirus crisis is impacting the industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-construction-workers-reveals-insight-into-impact-of-COVID-19-with-55percent-saying-governnment-interventions-have-made-situation-worse-04603 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-construction-workers-reveals-insight-into-impact-of-COVID-19-with-55percent-saying-governnment-interventions-have-made-situation-worse-04603 42% of Timber Trade Federation members say COVID-19 is a high threat to their business, according to survey 42% of Timber Trade Federation members say COVID-19 is a high threat to their business: A survey of Timber Trade Federation (TTF) members has found that around two-fifths (42%) believe that the COVID-19 outbreak is a 'high' threat to their business, with a quarter (26%) believing it to be a 'moderate' threat. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/42percent-of-Timber-Trade-Federation-members-say-COVID-19-is-a-high-threat-to-their-business-according-to-survey-04591 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/42percent-of-Timber-Trade-Federation-members-say-COVID-19-is-a-high-threat-to-their-business-according-to-survey-04591 93% of construction industry workers are concerned about their company's financial position due to COVID-19 93% of construction industry workers are concerned about their company's financial position due to COVID-19: A survey of people working in the construction industry has found that more than nine in ten (93%) are fearful that the coronavirus pandemic could cause insolvency for their firms. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/93percent-of-construction-industry-workers-are-concerned-about-their-companys-financial-position-due-to-COVID-19-04579 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/93percent-of-construction-industry-workers-are-concerned-about-their-companys-financial-position-due-to-COVID-19-04579 Construction professionals asked about their hopes for new construction minister in industry poll Construction professionals asked about their hopes for new construction minister in industry poll: A new survey of 900 construction professionals asked respondents to outline their top request to the new construction minister, Nadhim Zahawi and to the government, ahead of an industry event, which the MP would be attending. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-professionals-asked-about-their-hopes-for-new-construction-minister-in-industry-poll-04470 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-professionals-asked-about-their-hopes-for-new-construction-minister-in-industry-poll-04470 Workloads fall for SME construction companies for first time in six years, according to research Workloads fall for SME construction companies for first time in six years: A report into the current state of the construction industry has revealed 29% of construction SMEs have reported a reduction in workloads in the latest quarter, compared to 13% at the end of 2018. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Workloads-fall-for-SME-construction-companies-for-first-time-in-six-years-according-to-research-04376 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Workloads-fall-for-SME-construction-companies-for-first-time-in-six-years-according-to-research-04376 Gender pay gap narrows in the construction industry, shows recent survey… Gender pay gap narrows in the construction industry, shows recent survey: The gender pay gap in the construction industy has closed in the past year according to the 20th RICS and Macdonald & Co. Rewards and Attitudes Survey. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Gender-pay-gap-narrows-in-the-construction-industry-shows-recent-survey-04360 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Gender-pay-gap-narrows-in-the-construction-industry-shows-recent-survey-04360