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  • A Bright Future For UK Construction

    After the devastating collapse of Carillion earlier this year there is some positive news on the horizon for the UK construction industry. A new report has been released which predicts there will be job growth of 1.3% per year. That’s a whopping 158,000 new jobs over the next 5 years, an average of over 30,000 each year.

    This prediction comes from a new report by The Construction Industry Training Board or the CITB for short. They predict that 15,350 joiners/carpenters and 9,350 labourers will be needed as more homes are built in the UK.

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  • Self-Employed: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    More people in the UK are self-employed now than ever before. The number of people of self-employed workers in the UK increased from 3.8 million in 2008 to 4.6 million in 2015, an increasing trend started in the early 2000's.

    Making the choice to become self-employed is a gamble however. While there are advantages to working for an employer, for some people, the advantages of self-employment make it the right choice for them.

    If you're thinking of making the move to self-employment, this article will help lay out some of the key benefits and downsides: Continue reading

  • The Best Wood Preservers On The Market (2018)

    This ones for the decorators!

    As you know, the weather in the UK is as unpredictable as a football accumulator these days.

    Therefore when it comes to preserving wood outside, we need to know what the best treatments are, especially when it comes to cost, effectiveness and longevity. Continue reading

  • 28 Tools Every Plumber Needs In Their Toolbox

    Nothing's worse than turning up at a job and finding out you don't have the right tools. So we decided to put together a list of essential tools that should be in every plumber's toolbox so you can focus on the job at hand:
  • How To Choose The Right Insulation For Your Home

    Choosing the right insulation for your property is essential, whether it’s a new build, a self build or a property you’re renovating, the efficiency of your property should be one of your primary concerns. Choosing the right insulation is not only good for the environment it can save you lots of money on your heating bills. All new homes must meet a certain criteria when it comes to thermal performance, something you need to be aware of when building a new build. Continue reading

  • Under Floor Heating Will Keep You Warmer This Winter

    Underfloor heating can be a great advantage to your home, and it boasts many different advantages. This type of heating is extremely popular across Northern Europe and in recent times it has become popular here in the UK. In this article we take a look at why you should get an underfloor heater. Continue reading

  • Choosing A New Boiler

    Your boiler has probably not had much use over the summer, but as the weather cools down your heating will be turned on more, and the demands on your boiler will increase. This is often the time of year when homeowners realise that their boiler isn’t working efficiently and look at replacing it. Continue reading

  • Check Your Boiler Before You Need It

    We might not want to think about it, but the nights are starting to draw in and it will soon be time to switch the central heating on. As the boiler has probably not been used much in the summer, it is essential to carry out a few checks. Continue reading

  • Prepare Your Guttering For Winter

    Winter is coming, and it is vital to make sure that the guttering and the roof it is attached to will provide an effective barrier between you and all the rainy storms that the chilly seasons can dish up. Now is a really good time to look at your gutters, before the cold really sets in and a problem could be a lot more difficult to remedy. Plus, it is good for peace of mind to know that you will be snug and dry all winter because your gutters have been inspected and are in good order. Continue reading

  • Prepare Your Home For Winter With Our Checklist

    The weather is starting to get colder, so now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter. No-one wants to have to deal with a burst frozen pipe or an icy draught when the weather is freezing, but thankfully you can avoid this by doing a few things to your home to prepare it for the cold weather. Continue reading

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