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  • Why the use of mortar needs tighter controls

    Lafarge Cement, part of the Aggregate Industries business, is calling on housebuilders to insist on tight ...

    Lafarge Cement, part of the Aggregate Industries business, is calling on housebuilders to insist on tighter controls around the use of mortar. A recent report by the BBC revealed that substandard prod ...

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  • How the trades can generate leads online

    Grant Robertson from Shake & Speare shares his advice with Professional Builder on how you can genera ...

    Grant Robertson from Shake & Speare shares his advice with Professional Builder on how you can generate leads - and new customers - online. The knowledge of how to generate leads online can change ...

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  • Building with blue bricks

    Ibstock Brick provides application and construction advice for building with blue facing bricks. With a w ...

    Ibstock Brick provides application and construction advice for building with blue facing bricks. With a wide range of shapes, colours and finishes available, builders have the opportunity to create di ...

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  • The benefits of forced action mixers

    What are the advantages of forced action mixers? Professional Builder speaks to SoRoTo to find out. The c ...

    What are the advantages of forced action mixers? Professional Builder speaks to SoRoTo to find out. The cement mixer, also known as the ordinary drum mixer, is the preferred mixer in most parts of the ...

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  • Durum by Josco: impact driver bits

    What’s the use of an impact driver that loses its impact before it reaches the drill bit? John Dabb, sale ...

    What’s the use of an impact driver that loses its impact before it reaches the drill bit? John Dabb, sales and marketing director at Hyde, looks at a new solution that just may spell the end of this d ...

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  • What is stopping women from working in the trades?

    This week's #TradesTalk discussion on Twitter looked at how to encourage more women into the trades. Ther ...

    This week's #TradesTalk discussion on Twitter looked at how to encourage more women into the trades. There were so many interesting comments from tradespeople around the UK, which you can find by look ...

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  • Rawlplug acquires rights to SinkFix

    Laurence Beeke considers what it means for his SinkFix product to be associated with the iconic Rawlplug ...

    Laurence Beeke considers what it means for his SinkFix product to be associated with the iconic Rawlplug brand. ‘As rare as hens’ teeth’, ‘rare as is true love’ (although maybe I’m a little cynical wi ...

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  • Are you prepared for the taxman?

    Steve Wade, MD of Rhino Trade Insurance, explains how you can cover yourself against the taxman. There is ...

    Steve Wade, MD of Rhino Trade Insurance, explains how you can cover yourself against the taxman. There is a growing tide of sentiment among the self-employed that the taxman is on the war path. What m ...

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  • The history of Wetherby Group

    Professional Builder headed to North Yorkshire to catch up with Wetherby Group. It's an increasingly rare ...

    Professional Builder headed to North Yorkshire to catch up with Wetherby Group. It's an increasingly rare treat these days to meet up with someone who recalls a close encounter or two with Professiona ...

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  • Inventors’ corner: Ohutu software

    Professional Builder speaks to the builder behind a software launch aiming to streamline health and safet ...

    Professional Builder speaks to the builder behind a software launch aiming to streamline health and safety paperwork. Even the smallest of jobs these days has to be backed up with a level of paperwork ...

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