Whether someone is employed or self-employed is an area that’s always been a bit ‘fluffy’ to say the least for both employers and the self-employed. Continue reading
From commercial to small-scale residential construction, sites can be dangerous places. Although contractors and builders do all they can to avoid injuries and keep up with safety precautions, accidents still always happen and on average every person has 9.1 days off due to illness and workplace injuries. With that in mind here are somethings you can do to avoid these mishaps… Continue reading
If you’re a tradesperson you’ll know that whatever trade you are in whether you’re laying bricks or fitting boilers, every penny counts. You buy the materials for the job, put in the hard work and keep your customers happy, but you do it for a reason and that’s to make a living.Continue reading
If you’re a man with a van, you know how much your livelihood depends on using your vehicle. That’s why it’s vital to be aware of the driving laws that might land you with a hefty fine if you break them. This list doesn’t contain just small offences or the big ones, it’s a list of laws that are easy to forget about! Continue reading
A recent study has found that loads of workers are losing out on money every winter! A lot of this money is being lost due to poor lighting. On average, tradespeople work 37.9 hours in the summer. But, in winter, this fell to 37.2 hours a week. With the average tradespeople earning £544.60 a week, this resulted in a loss of £295.32.Continue reading
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
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
There’s still time to enter your firm or business into the Building Magazine annual trade awards for construction. These are probably the most prestigious awards in the industry, but recently, some other awards have been introduced, to recognise contributions in newer areas, such as self-build. Continue reading