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  • Why you should bother with digital marketing for your business

    Does digital marketing for the trades have a benefit? Yes! Most jobs come from your reputation. Word ...

    Does digital marketing for the trades have a benefit? Yes! Most jobs come from your reputation. Word of mouth, recommendations and generally people singing your praises. But times are changing (i ...

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  • The benefits of van racking

    James Wilkins is the owner of Wimbledon Electrician and purchased his first set of Bott Smartvan racking ...

    James Wilkins is the owner of Wimbledon Electrician and purchased his first set of Bott Smartvan racking in 2017. We caught up with him for a chat about what drove his decision to buy a Smartvan solut ...

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  • Meet Joel Bird: carpenter turned author

    Carpenter Joel Bird has recently published his second book: The Table Maker, A Carpenter’s Guide to Life ...

    Carpenter Joel Bird has recently published his second book: The Table Maker, A Carpenter’s Guide to Life Carpenters are often found to have a unique affinity and respect for the material of their trad ...

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  • Get help dealing with stress

    Bryan Clover from the Rainy Day Trust shares his own harrowing experiences of dealing ...

    Bryan Clover from the Rainy Day Trust shares his own harrowing experiences of dealing with stress and offers advice on where you can go for help. Why do we do it? Why do we struggl ...

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  • Schlüter’s role in Britain’s tiling industry

    This winter represents a milestone anniversary for Leicestershire-based manufacturer Schlüter-Systems. Ma ...

    This winter represents a milestone anniversary for Leicestershire-based manufacturer Schlüter-Systems. Master tiler Werner Schlüter established Schlüter-Systems KG in Germany in 1966, with operations ...

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  • Do you want to grow your business?

    Growing your business as a tradesperson - and taking on staff - was the topic up for discussion in this w ...

    Growing your business as a tradesperson - and taking on staff - was the topic up for discussion in this week's #TradesTalk over on Twitter. As usual, there were mixed opinions on the subject and ...

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  • Celebrating 40 years of Professional Builder

    It was exactly forty years ago this month that the foundations for Professional Builder magazine were lai ...

    It was exactly forty years ago this month that the foundations for Professional Builder magazine were laid and, despite some pretty seismic economic shockwaves along the way, they have more than stood ...

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  • The management of health and safety

    HBXL's Joanna Mulgrew explores the management of health and safety.  ‘Oh great! Health and safe ...

    HBXL's Joanna Mulgrew explores the management of health and safety.  ‘Oh great! Health and safety paperwork,’ said no one ever… I admit this is a pretty dry topic but there’s nothing more im ...

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  • The benefits of flexi pipework

    JG Speedfit's Nigel Sanger asks are you cooped up with copper, or freed up with flexi? It’s a place we’ve ...

    JG Speedfit's Nigel Sanger asks are you cooped up with copper, or freed up with flexi? It’s a place we’ve all been. Usually behind a solid appliance or in a dark and cramped under-sink cupboard with n ...

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  • The bane of clay roof tiles

    In the latest of our Goofs on the Roof series, Mat Woodyatt of BMI Redland, looks at concerns regarding c ...

    In the latest of our Goofs on the Roof series, Mat Woodyatt of BMI Redland, looks at concerns regarding clay tile delamination. The quality of raw materials and the manufacturing process largely deter ...

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