More Self Build Sites Could Boost Tool Hire Vacancies

The government’s continued commitment to supporting self-builders could bring further good news in terms of the availability of tool hire vacancies, as more people need the correct tools to construct the home of their dreams.

At the end of September, the Department for Communities and Local Government announced 11 new areas nationwide to receive special attention and government backing for local landowners keen to build a home of their own.

The move should see a register of ‘shovel-ready sites’ set up, so that prospective self-builders can design a home to be constructed on those sites.

Housing minister Brandon Lewis said: “This is one of a range of measures we’re taking to help aspiring homeowners, but also to get Britain building – and thanks to our efforts, house building levels are at their highest since 2007 and rising.”

That means more people are self-building, which in turn is likely to mean many more projects are being undertaken by people who do not necessarily have the correct specialist tools for certain tasks.

For the industry’s supply of tool hire vacancies, this is good news – and experienced candidates who are able to advise customers on which tools they need for certain jobs are likely to find themselves in substantial demand in the years to come.