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Could 'robot builder' Hadrian X put thousands of tradesmen out of business?.

5th August 20161-minute read

Could 'robot builder' Hadrian X put thousands of tradesmen out of business?

A newly-designed robot builder can construct a whole house in just two days - but is this enough to leave tradesmen sweating over their…

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Quiz: what type of tradesman are you?.

28th July 20163-minute read

Quiz: what type of tradesman are you?

Are you a serious workaholic or a practical joker? Perhaps you’re the resident slacker? Well, take our tradesman quiz and find out... 1. A…

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Building your brand as a tradesman – a quick-start guide.

13th July 20165-minute read

Building your brand as a tradesman – a quick-start guide

Trade is changing fast, with online listing and review sites expanding the reach of word-of-mouth recommendations and customers increasingly…

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Social media for tradesmen - a quick-start guide.

8th July 20163-minute read

Social media for tradesmen - a quick-start guide

Social media can be a great way to communicate with your customers, build your online reputation and attract new business. According to a…

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Tool theft: thieves ‘dress as workmen’ to steal equipment.

3rd June 20161-minute read

Tool theft: thieves ‘dress as workmen’ to steal equipment

Each year approximately 10 per cent of tools used on construction sites are lost or stolen, it is estimated, and thieves are now taking to…

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Bricklayers' wages hit £25 per hour amid skills shortage in the UK.

1st June 20162-minute read

Bricklayers' wages hit £25 per hour amid skills shortage in the UK

Wages for bricklayers have hit £25 per hour in some parts of the UK, according to a new survey of construction recruitment firms. 63 per…

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Would Brexit be good for tradesmen?.

16th May 20162-minute read

Would Brexit be good for tradesmen?

With the EU referendum fast approaching, we take a look at what this could mean for tradespeople of the UK. Would household spending power…

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Builder sues ex-girlfriend for £60,000 of ‘unpaid work’.

22nd April 20161-minute read

Builder sues ex-girlfriend for £60,000 of ‘unpaid work’

Gareth Powell, 31, is suing Chloe Thomas, 28, claiming he’s been short-changed in a property deal. Skills that didn’t pay the bills The case…

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Van break-ins still a common occurrence for tradespeople, suggests research.

15th March 20161-minute read

Van break-ins still a common occurrence for tradespeople, suggests research

Official crime stats point to an overall decline in vehicle break-ins, but a recent study suggests that tradespeople could be bearing the…

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Biggest builder fails 2016.

1st February 20161-minute read

Biggest builder fails 2016

The year has only just begun but these bungling builders have made some epic construction calamities that you just have to see. Bad builder…

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