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How To Prevent and Treat Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipe

There are many things to consider for your home over the colder months, from saving money on energy bills to staying safe over Christmas. Another thing to add to that list is how to prevent frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can often lead to burst pipes, leaks and floods. Thankfully, you can take several preventative steps to […]

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Mental Health In The Trades

Three trade trainees in the electrical workshop bays working on sockets and plugs

Mental health is just as important as physical health, so it’s essential to look after both. Our mental health is made up of our moods, emotions and thoughts. As people, we will all experience various things, from feeling stress, sadness and negativity to calmness, happiness and positivity. Mood fluctuations are part of everyday life. Mental […]

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Signs You’ve Hired A Cowboy Tradesperson

Close up of a tradesperson's tool belt with a hammer and level

Cowboy tradespeople can cause a multitude of problems. Whether it’s building a poor quality extension, “fixing” your clogged drains only to find they didn’t fix it at all or leaving work incomplete. Not only do cowboy tradespeople cause stress and anger for the people they dupe, but they also cost them a lot of money […]

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How To Stay Safe Driving In Icy Conditions

Empty icy road with trees partly hidden by mist and fog

As we get further into the winter and temperatures are dropping each day, the chance of snow and ice increases. Unfortunately, a more challenging and potentially dangerous time for drivers comes with this. Accidents increase by 20% during the winter (Source: Insure The Box), meaning you must take extra care and put precautions in place to […]

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Staying Healthy In The Trades Industry

Gas students working on copper piping

A healthy lifestyle isn’t always the easiest to lead. With lives filled with work and family commitments, we all too often find ourselves stretched for time, and that’s when we seem to forget about looking after ourselves. The trades are a great industry to work in, but it sometimes makes it too easy to opt […]

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Christmas Safety Tips – Stay Safe At Home This Christmas

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Christmas really can be the most wonderful time of year. Spending time with family and friends, enjoying delicious food, and sharing presents are just some of the many things that make it so magical. With more people around the house, excitement and more things – think presents and decorations – Christmastime can also become a […]

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Keep Your Boiler Working This Winter

Close up of a boiler control panel

Winter is a magical time of the year, with everyone getting excited for Christmas and New Year. It’s a time to celebrate, but your boiler breaking down is something you certainly wouldn’t be celebrating. Throughout the colder months, central heating becomes a necessity. The cold weather means cosy nights are a must, and early mornings are […]

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How To Stay Safe On Bonfire Night

Close up of sparkler

Remember, remember the 5th of November. And don’t forget to stay safe on Bonfire Night. Also known as Guy Fawkes Night, each year, on November 5th, the skies are lit up with fireworks while bonfires blaze and sparklers dance on the ground below. It’s a beautiful affair that brings families and friends together. The night’s […]

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15 Shocking Facts About Electricity

Close up of electrician's tools

For many, it isn’t easy to imagine life without electricity. It powers your homes, workplaces and for some, even their cars. It has become a necessity in everyday life for many people worldwide, from boiling the kettle for a cup of tea or warming their homes. However, it certainly hasn’t always been this way. Reports […]

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Asbestos In The Trades Industry

Asbestos brick wall

Asbestos is a dangerous material used in various trades throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Despite the restrictions and banning of its use in the late 20th century,  many buildings today still contain it. Those working within the trades industry are at high risk of coming into contact with asbestos. With the consequences being severe […]

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