Features
  • The main causes of water ingress

    In the latest of our technical troubleshooting series, Mat Woodyatt, technical training manager of BMI UK ...

    In the latest of our technical troubleshooting series, Mat Woodyatt, technical training manager of BMI UK & Ireland, looks at the causes of, and problems arising from, water tracking into roofs. O ...

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  • Advice on roofing efficiently

    Jamie Riddington, technical advisor at Marley explains how you can work more efficiently. When it comes t ...

    Jamie Riddington, technical advisor at Marley explains how you can work more efficiently. When it comes to roofing, taking shortcuts isn't advisable – everything needs to be done correctly to be safe ...

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  • #TradesTalk discusses taking a holiday for the self-employed trades

    Running your own business in the building trades can make it difficult to get a proper break from work, a ...

    Running your own business in the building trades can make it difficult to get a proper break from work, and this was the topic discussed by #TradesTalk on Twitter this week. As usual, we have rounded- ...

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  • The history of Draper Tools

    Professional Builder discovers how iconic tool brand Draper has been helping tradespeople work more effic ...

    Professional Builder discovers how iconic tool brand Draper has been helping tradespeople work more efficiently for exactly one hundred years. The horrors of World War I were thankfully behind them, b ...

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  • Sourcing traditional and heritage windows

    Quickslide's Adrian Barraclough talks about the rise of heritage-style windows. Heritage windows are popu ...

    Quickslide's Adrian Barraclough talks about the rise of heritage-style windows. Heritage windows are popular - those that accurately replicate the original styles installed in genuine period homes, or ...

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  • Are you drinking too much?

    Professional Builder's GP Alice Fitzgibbon takes a look at the subject of alcohol. Drinking alcohol is ve ...

    Professional Builder's GP Alice Fitzgibbon takes a look at the subject of alcohol. Drinking alcohol is very common. For some people, drinking is occasional, for others it is a social routine at the we ...

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  • MK Electric celebrates 100 years

    We celebrate the remarkable achievements of MK Electric. It’s a name which readily trips off the tongue w ...

    We celebrate the remarkable achievements of MK Electric. It’s a name which readily trips off the tongue when anything remotely electrical is being discussed, the iconic plugs, sockets and wiring devic ...

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  • What the police are doing to reduce tool theft

    The Federation of Master Builders has been working with police services to raise awareness among builders ...

    The Federation of Master Builders has been working with police services to raise awareness among builders of the risk of theft and how to ensure you don’t become a victim. Working with the Lincolnshir ...

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  • The Building Introspector

    Our regular series, from a building inspector, reflects on some of the more unusual jobs (and scams) they ...

    Our regular series, from a building inspector, reflects on some of the more unusual jobs (and scams) they see. One of the many perks of working as a Local Authority building control surveyor is the of ...

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  • Meet the builder turning waste into art

    Professional Builder talks to a builder who has got recycling down to a fine art. One man’s rubbish is an ...

    Professional Builder talks to a builder who has got recycling down to a fine art. One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure – and that’s certainly true of one south east London-based floor layer. We ...

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