Block by block: an alternative to aerated concrete blocks

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Expertise, More | Posted on 07-07-2016

As you may be aware, there’s currently a shortage of aerated blocks in the UK, and from speaking to people daily on-site, we know it’s a worry, especially when we’re under pressure to keep up with construction demand.

At the moment, manufacturers are trying to improve the availability of aerated blocks long-term, but in the meantime, there are alternatives that allow builders to get a similar thermal performance. One of these is traditional dense aggregate blocks.
Read full article »

“And the winners are…” Building Better Communities Champions Announced!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Building Better Communities | Posted on 04-07-2016

The projects have been nominated, the judging is over and the public have spoken, and we’re pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Building Better Communities competition are…

With 1,800 community projects nominated from across 11 regions in England, Scotland and Wales, it was no mean feat for our employees and suppliers to whittle the shortlist down to just 59.
Read full article »

BOB’s guide to on-site ice cream

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 29-06-2016

BOBsGuideTo_BOB_Image_Parts_JunePicture the scene: the sun’s out, it’s scorching on-site and the ice cream van has just arrived. But don’t just go making your choice willy nilly. There’s a fine art to choosing the perfect on-site ice cream.

BOB, Jewson’s monthly newsletter, is here to show you the ropes.
Read full article »

BOB’s Best Bits: The Euros

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 29-06-2016

Safe to say it’s been quite the tournament this year. There’s been drama, laughter, tears… and we won’t mention anything about the Lions.

Here are some of BOB’s best bits from the Euros.
Read full article »

Overcoming the barriers to self build

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Careers, Expertise, More, Self Build, The Self Build Journey | Posted on 17-06-2016

_ssk0042 smallMost people associate self build with big budgets and striking structures – the kind of projects you might only ever see on an episode of Grand Designs. In reality, there is much more to self build than meets the eye – and you don’t necessarily need Kevin McCloud’s help to take on a self build project of your own.

The benefits

Self build can be a cost effective option when it comes to owning your own home, and this is a key consideration for many of the estimated 15,000 people who build their own home each year.

Read full article »

Hanging up the hard hat – what you get up to off-site

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 09-06-2016

Juice by Jewson is all about being rewarded for a hard day’s graft. When you trade with us, we’ll give you points to spend on a range of exciting rewards and experiences to enjoy outside of work.

With this in mind, we wanted to find out what happens when the steel toe caps come off and the slippers go on! We asked 3000 of our customers what they like to do when they are not hard at work and here are some of the most popular responses.
Read full article »

BOB’s Guide to Bank Holiday Tools

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Expertise, How To Guides, More | Posted on 27-05-2016

Ahh, a whole three days off. Time to relax and take both your body and mind off-site.

But if you think that you won’t be needing any tools this Bank Holiday, we’re here to tell you: you’re dead wrong.

Here are just a few handy items to get you through the long weekend, and how to use them correctly and safely.
Read full article »

Back of the Net with Dion Dublin

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 27-05-2016

Score goodies with Jewson through our Euros scratch card. There are lots of prizes up for grabs from breakfast at Greggs to £500,000 worth of holidays. Not bad…

Clearly having heard the news of our Euros scratch card, footballing legend Dion Dublin recently visited our Leamington Spa branch to check it out.
Read full article »