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Last edited 03 May 2020
On-site Productivity Issues
In recent years, productivity in the UK’s construction sector has plummeted. Although the latest ONS data shows a minor increase in productivity at the end of 2017, the Government is still desperate for the construction sector to increase its output - claiming that increasing productivity and build numbers could add up to £15 billion to the UK economy each year.
A number of manufacturers that operate in the construction supply chain, such as Polypipe Terrain, have been harnessing the benefits of factory manufacturing and offsite construction as a solution to decreasing productivity.
One of the easiest ways to speed up on-site builds is to keep things simple. Using fabricated drainage stacks which arrive on site complete and ready to install is one way to speed up proceedings. This helps contractors to get things moving more quickly, with an accurate, efficient installation process.
Additionally, the choice of materials can have a huge impact on productivity. When compared to alternative materials, plastic drainage pipes can negate the need for skilled labourers and allow the project to be completed much more quickly. Not only will this allow contractors to focus elsewhere, but it will also help budgets work harder.
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