Part of Facta's remit for Eurocell plc is the inception and drafting of quality content for social media. This is less about generating tweets or Facebook posts about, say, branch openings or charity fun runs - the company generally takes care of those itself - and more about creating substantial pieces designed to engage the business' various audiences.

These are drafted weekly and generally involve having an opinion on the UK housing sector, construction industry, energy efficiency or notable or amusing surveys concerned with home improvements.

Having such a 'big' opinion with such frequency is not as easy as it sounds; and harks back to the partners' and associates' days as magazine editors when writing the weekly or monthly 'leader' was considered among the harder parts of the job. That applies today, yet is also highly stimulating, thought provoking and exploits our experience to the full. It's also, acutally, quite fun.

Recent topics include Millennials and DIY; the Autumn Statement; the stress associated with employing tradespeople; the nature and mix of modern speculative development; Build to Rent and Robot Builders.

Have a look here: Eurocell LinkedIn or here Eurocell News and see what you think, It is, as they say, all our own work.

Within the space of a week, Redland’s innovative tool-free Innofix Clip has scooped top spot in two of the industry’s most prestigious awards. First, it has won Product Innovation of the Year in the Building Magazine awards; and, second, Product of the Year in the Housebuilder Awards 2016.

In August 2014, BS 5534: Code of Practice for Slating and Tiling was updated to improve the overall security of pitched roof structures. The Innofix Clip is a unique offering to the roofing industry and provides a fast and effective way for contractors to comply with the recent changes to the British Standard.  

Developed to help alleviate compliance costs and reduce installation time, the clip has been incredibly well received within the roofing community and, as up to 40% quicker to install than traditional nailed clips, is highlighted as the easiest, fastest clip on the market. 

While Innofix is a great product and in many ways speaks for itself, award entries are only as good as their submissions - and, in both these cases, Facta was delighted to have created both of them on behalf of Redland. Between us, a truly winning combination.