Builder Stereotypes – Are Any of Them Right?

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If you ask most people about builders and tradespeople, you’ll often get some pretty nasty stereotypes back. ‘Lazy!’, ‘Beer-swilling!’, ‘Wolf-whistling!’ and just some of the more common epithets when it comes to the great British builder. They’re accusations as old as time itself, but in 2021, do any of them still ring true? We live… Read more »

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How to Effectively Defend your Home from a Flood

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Flooding has proven absolutely devastating to vast swathes of the UK population over the last decade. The damage and disruption it causes can be expensive, difficult and upsetting. For those living or working in properties which are susceptible to flooding, the risk of significant structural and decorative damage is a real one, so it’s worth… Read more »

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Types of Heaters and their Advantages

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When it comes to working on-site during cold weather, you want one thing above all else – to be warm, by any method possible. It’s for that reason we stock over 50 models of heaters from industry-leading brands such as Rhino, Elite, Master and Silverline. But, when it comes to buying one, how do you know which type… Read more »

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Foreman’s Checklist – Are Your Workers Safe?

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Every foreman has a duty of care over the staff which work underneath them. In practice, that means ensuring that your staff are properly trained and qualified, are kitted out with their required PPE (personal protection equipment) and that you inspect the site carefully to ensure that safety is being upheld and risks are mitigated… Read more »

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Top Tips for Working on Site in the Sun

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I’m sure we don’t need to tell you, but it’s pretty hot out there. In fact, it’s one of the hottest summers ever with long stretches of heat, gorgeous sunshine and scarcely a cloud in the sky. It’s made working in good old Blighty feel more like working in Brazil, and, frankly, it’s tough to… Read more »

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Summer Tool Essentials

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Summer is just around the corner, 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. At MAD4TOOLS, we’ve always taken real pride in our range of tools, equipment and accessory and have worked tirelessly… Read more »

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How to Clean your Patio

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  Summer is with us, and you know what that means: you’re almost out of excuses to avoid cleaning the car. Oh, and you’re going to be entertaining friends and family outside quite a bit more. That means it’s time to tackle your turf, hold-back your hedges and freshen up your furniture, but all that… Read more »

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Everything You Need to Know About Portable Air Conditioners

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Summer is almost upon us and for those of us with any intention of living or working indoors over the next few months, the prospect of sweltering heat isn’t something to look forward to. Luckily, there are options out there to keep us cool. From the humble fan to dedicated air conditioning unit installation, there… Read more »

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Durable Work Trousers – Do They Exist?

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Working in the construction trade means making the impossible into the possible. Every single day you work your fingers to the bone making dreams become reality. It’s in our nature. Ever since the dawn of humanity, we’ve built, shaped and constructed the world around us, going beyond what previous generations thought possible to make truly… Read more »

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