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  • The history of Yale locks

      It is said that it was the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I that provided the impetus behind Willenh ...

      It is said that it was the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I that provided the impetus behind Willenhall’s lock-making industry, and the abundance of coal and iron found in the Black Country certa ...

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  • How sheds are supporting men’s health

    There are woodsheds, potting sheds, tool sheds, summer houses, huts, ‘lean-to’s, man caves and just, well ...

    There are woodsheds, potting sheds, tool sheds, summer houses, huts, ‘lean-to’s, man caves and just, well…good old, fashioned shed sheds, but whatever these marvellous little garden creations are call ...

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  • Van review: Mercedes Sprinter

    Professional Builder’s Kieran Nee gets behind the wheel of Mercedes-Benz’s latest Sprinter. Launched in D ...

    Professional Builder’s Kieran Nee gets behind the wheel of Mercedes-Benz’s latest Sprinter. Launched in Dusseldorf earlier this year, we finally got a chance to give the newest iteration of the Merced ...

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  • Is your van liable for pollution charges?

    Pollution charges could severely damage Euro5 van values across the UK, according to Dan Powell of Honest ...

    Pollution charges could severely damage Euro5 van values across the UK, according to Dan Powell of Honest John Vans. Charging drivers of older diesel vans to enter cities like London and Birmingham wi ...

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  • What builders need to know about roofing battens

    Builders should be aware of batten differences advises Jenni Forrest, quality manager for JB-Red at Marle ...

    Builders should be aware of batten differences advises Jenni Forrest, quality manager for JB-Red at Marley Eternit. Since the revised code of practice for slating and tiling came into force over three ...

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  • How do tradespeople feel about sales?

    In this week's #TradesTalk over on Twitter, the topic up for discussion was sales and selling - and wheth ...

    In this week's #TradesTalk over on Twitter, the topic up for discussion was sales and selling - and whether the trades think of themselves as salespeople for their businesses. Here's a round-up of the ...

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  • The production of plaster

    In our new series from British Gypsum, we explore the different ways a manufacturer contributes to an ins ...

    In our new series from British Gypsum, we explore the different ways a manufacturer contributes to an installer’s objective of doing a great job. First up, we take a peek inside the mines and learn mo ...

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  • Klober answers your roofing questions

    In the latest of our FAQ series, Graham Copson, Technical Manager of Klober, takes us through some of the ...

    In the latest of our FAQ series, Graham Copson, Technical Manager of Klober, takes us through some of the more common queries received by the company’s technical department Can I have a tile vent colo ...

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  • Highlights from this week’s #TradesTalk

    If you're on Twitter, you might have seen #TradesTalk, which is a weekly Q&A looking at topics t ...

    If you're on Twitter, you might have seen #TradesTalk, which is a weekly Q&A looking at topics that are relevant to tradespeople in the UK. The chat is on Tuesdays at 8pm and this week's disc ...

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  • How Langtons is improving on-site safety

    Langtons began life in the 1830s as a small blacksmith and ironworks servicing the needs of the hugely im ...

    Langtons began life in the 1830s as a small blacksmith and ironworks servicing the needs of the hugely important local agricultural community which still holds sway in these parts. All manner of farmi ...

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