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Time for another in my occasional series explaining some of the technical terms we use on a daily basis.

It is fifty years since Neil Armstrong took those significant steps on the surface of the moon and technology has come a long way since. I predict that there will be some significant changes in the way our homes are built in the very near future.

I am pleased that we are currently experiencing a spate of excellent weather with record breaking temperatures. However, you may not be aware that the hot weather affects the time concrete can take to set or cure.

I often get asked about shared driveways so thought I would compile a simple FAQs article.

The UK features two main types of shared driveway. The first type is an access way, standing partly on one owner’s land and partly on another owner’s with both landowners enjoying right of way over it.

It is easy for me to fall into the trap of using jargon in these blogs or elsewhere on the website that I take for granted but you may not have a clue about. So every now and then I will let you into the secrets of our trade talk. Hopefully it may give you a clue as to what we are wittering on about!

Generally speaking I am in favour of technology and the way it can make our lives easier. Drone technology, for example, has plenty of uses in the construction industry from security aspects to site surveying.

I was interested to see the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) calling for Government action as it was announced that apprenticeships in the construction sector have fallen dramatically by almost a half.

I read an article online recently in which ex-Construction Minister Nick Raynsford strongly criticised the Ministers who have followed him, principally because they do not spend enough time in post to fully understand the industry.