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A zero carbon UK by 2050: What it means for buildings

What is the impact of the Zero scheme on the construction sector?


The UK Government has agreed with the recent recommendations of the Committee for Climate Change (CCC) and intends to pursue a “zero net carbon” economy.  This is a major step in terms of pushing for a change in the way we deal with climate change.

The commitment to such a target will mean huge changes in infrastructure, building requirements and regulations. This may seem a daunting task but there are phenomenal opportunities for UK businesses and the economy overall.

The Committee for Climate Change’s report also recommends that the Government deploys the Construction Sector Deal to help tackle major ‘low carbon’ skills gaps across building design, construction and installation.

Opportunities for construction workers?


The UK and the Capital will be competing with the world and attempting to stay competitive, innovatively in construction. We want to always be advancing and one huge motive at the moment is the impending doom of climate change!

Overall this will only be a positive for the UK construction sector as it means new jobs, new roles and contracts. There will be a demand for new infrastructure, altering existing buildings and building new ones.

There has already been a high demand for constructions workers in the last couple of years, due to the housing demand and some big projects such as the third runway at Heathrow Airport. This is only set to increase with this new demand for greener landscape.

Particularly the capital will see ridiculous amounts of improvement in all aspects and this will require a massive workforce in all facets. Every construction trade is needed and will always be needed in London. We strive to be a quality city with great infrastructure and strive to be a modern city, an example of the future for others around the world.

This means that we have to be one of the first to act on things such as this demand for halting climate change and accommodating more nature-friendly,

Want to get some construction training?


If you are looking for some construction training then you're at the right place! We offer a range of courses in all the essential construction trades. Whether you are looking to improve your DIY skills or get a qualification in a trade you already work in, we have all the avenues of training you need!

Here is a list of the construction trades we offer: 

If you would like to find out more about any of these courses just click the link and it will direct you to a page that outlines all of the different options within a specific trade. We run all types of classes, to know which option is best for you, you will need to think about your current skill level and think about what you want to achieve from taking a course.

If you are just looking for a beginners introduction, for example in tiling then you can take our Introduction to Tiling 5-day CourseThis course will land you with a City & Guilds Certificate upon completion.

Maybe you are already working as a full-time bricklayer but don't have any official qualifications? You can take a City & Guilds Bricklaying Course and once completed then upgrade to an NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying Course and have the proof that you are a competent and professional worker!

Want to do some DIY at home, maybe put up some wallpaper? Take a 5-day Wallpapering Course which will prepare you to do the basics around the house. There are many different course options that we have here at able skills if you are unsure of which course suits you feel free to call one of our telephone operatives who will help find the best option for what you are looking for we are open every day of the week from 8:30 - 4:30. Call us for information or for bookings at 0808 100 3245!