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Shocking Requests Tradespeople Get From Homeowners

Gas student working on pipe bending skills

As a tradesperson, you’ll have a lot to deal with. Not only do you want to get your job done, but you also have to travel far and wide. You’re continually restocking your toolkit and dealing with requests at all times of the day – and night. While it can sometimes become tiring, it’s all part […]

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Van Branding For Tradespeople

City centre traffic in London

Van branding can cost just a few hundred pounds, if not less, and can boost business by a considerable amount. When you have your own business, it’s vital to understand the importance of marketing. However, according to a survey by LeaseVan, half of Britain’s van drivers don’t even have a contact number on their vehicle. This means […]

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Things Those In The Skilled Trades Will Understand

There’s nothing quite like working in the skilled trades industry, whether you’re a plasterer or bricklayer, electrician or gas engineer. The industry can only truly be appreciated by those who are part of it, from the banter on-site to using your skills to help people who need it most. And no matter your trade, there […]

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Using Branded Merchandise To Promote Your Business

Options Skills branded merchandise mug on a gas workshop bench

When it comes to having your own business, naturally, you want it to be as successful as possible. Getting your name out there isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but there are several different marketing strategies you can use, and if anything, businesses are spoilt for choice. No longer does a company have to […]

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Essential Tools For Electricians

Electrician's toolbag on workshop bench beside socket board

If you’re just getting started in your career as an electrician, you must be prepared. The toolkit can be a tradesperson’s pride and joy, and there’s no reason why yours can’t be the same. Having all the essential tools for electricians means you will be equipped for any job. These are the tools that should feature […]

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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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Get Paid On Time | Avoid Late Or Non-Payment

Stack of pound coins on a £20 note

When you’re self-employed, you don’t have a guaranteed wage going into your bank on the same day every month. Working for yourself means it’s up to you to make sure you get paid. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to deal with late and non-payments. Not being paid on time can be incredibly problematic, with time wasted […]

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What Do Plumbers Really Think Of The Trade?

Trainee plumber screwing clip to the wall

We recently found out that plumbers are the happiest workers, so we’re now delving a little deeper, discovering what makes them tick and what plumbers really think of the trade. A recent survey carried out by Wavin has uncovered a wide range of things about the modern-day plumber. It’s clear that some things never change, but […]

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Plumbers Are The Happiest Workers In Britain

Plumbing students working with copper piping

There is nothing worse than spending your Sunday evening dreading the following morning. Mondays are notorious for being the worst day of the week, but not everyone feels that way about it. They say when you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life, which seems to be the case for plumbers all […]

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Essential Items You Should Keep In Your Vehicle

Vehicle driving in rain

Whether it’s a long commute to work or you’re out and about all day going to different jobs. The unexpected is always possible, making it crucial to carry a particular set of essential items. It could be suddenly running out of fuel, your satnav losing connection or shocking weather conditions. There’s nothing better than being […]

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