Essential Summer Tools

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Summer is here, and with the days growing longer, the weather improving and more time to spend working on DIY projects, there’s never been a better time to invest in high-quality summer tools. Whether you’re pulling up the weeds, working on a new landscaping project or cleaning the car, it’s always useful to have to… Read more »

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Get to Know: Apache Workwear

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Since 1999 the Apache brand has taken a modern technical approach to its workwear designs. Starting in response to a general lack of quality, affordable industrial wear at the time, Apache set out to prove it was possible to look good in the workplace for a reasonable price. This has resulted in today’s range of functional,… Read more »

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What is a CSCS Card and Do You Need One?

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CSCS ‘Construction Skills Certification Scheme’ is the leading skills certification scheme for people working within the UK construction industry, and a CSCS card provides proof that you’re qualified and sufficiently trained for the type of work you’re carrying out. Just like how your driving license confirms your age, your CSCS confirms your qualifications. The scheme… Read more »

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Father's Day Gift Ideas - A Guide for the Tradie Dad

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: A Guide for the Tradie Dad

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It’s Father’s Day this Sunday (June 20th) just in case anyone had forgotten! It’s that time of year when we spoil our old man with priority in the bathroom, unlimited cups of tea and biscuits and full control of the television remote. The small but meaningful things in life…and if you really want to push… Read more »

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How to use a beam lifter

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If you want to shift heavy loads safely and securely, a beam lifter is an essential tool. Beam lifters are designed to help you lift and lower weighty items such as beams, ductwork and piping, and understanding exactly how they work – and how to use them properly – is key to getting the job… Read more »

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Ear Defenders Worn in the Workplace

Which Ear Defenders?

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Ear defenders or earmuffs are essential if you want to keep your hearing at the top of its game, especially when you’re working in loud, harsh environments. Choosing the right Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) can make an instrumental difference to your quality of life, and with so many different options available, there’s something for every… Read more »

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The Types of Pliers and Their Uses

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Pliers are an essential tool for both tradesman and DIY enthusiasts, but like every tool, actually deciding which ones you need can be a real problem – especially if you’re not in the trade. Pliers are used for a wide range of purposes. From cutting and shaping wires to gripping bolts, removing nails and more,… Read more »

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