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Mental Health Awareness: The Lighthouse Charity

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2020

 

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Charity, wants Tradespeople to know that if they’re struggling, they have somewhere to turn.

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How Tradespeople Have Adapted Over Lockdown, According to Yell.com

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2020

 

A new survey by Yell.com has revealed that Tradespeople have found new ways of communicating with their customers to help survive over the pandemic.

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Asbestos Professionals Issue Urgent Lockdown Reminder

Posted: Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

 

Asbestos Professionals issue urgent reminder that cancer-causing asbestos still can and should be managed during lockdown.

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Green Homes Grant Deadline Extended Until March 2022

Posted: Thursday, November 19th, 2020

 

The Prime Minister has announced the extension of the Green Homes Grant until March 2022.

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Grant UK #ShowUsYourSnood Social Media Competition

Posted: Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

 

Grant UK are running a #ShowUsYourSnood competition across their Social Media platforms, enter for the chance to win an exclusive Grant UK backpack filled with goodies.

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Crackdown on Fraud CITB Qualifications

Posted: Monday, November 16th, 2020

 

CITB has received reports of assisted one-day Site Safety Plus (SSP) courses and the CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test costing more than £1,000 - the true cost of the HS&E test is £21.

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Wilo UK Women In Water Industry Webinar

Posted: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

 

Wilo UK are hosting a Women In Water Industry Webinar on Thursday 12th November, 14:00-15:00pm.

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Draper Tools Release Tool Advent Calendar

Posted: Monday, November 9th, 2020

 

Draper Tools have released their Tool Advent Calendar, donating £1 to NHS Charities Together for each Calendar sold.

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On The Tools Hi-Viz Hero Winner: Dulux Select Decorator Sean Kelly

Posted: Monday, November 9th, 2020

 

Sean Kelly, a 52 year old Dulux Select Decorator has won the On The Tools: Hi-Viz Hero Award for his charitable acts during lockdown.

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HUGE Black Friday Sale at ITS

Posted: Thursday, November 5th, 2020

 

Our friends and sponsors of The Clive Holland Show - ITS, have got some awesome news for you, whether you’re still on the job this November OR your spending more time at home during lockdown and finally getting round to sorting all those jobs you’ve been putting off for ages!

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World's First Pothole Repairing Robot Uncovered in Liverpool

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2020

 

The University of Liverpool has revealed a new robot which is able to detect potholes and fix them. Robotiz3d is a new spin out company, formed by the University researchers to develop this new technology.

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MaterialsMarket.com: The Unique Marketplace for Construction Materials

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2020

 

Materialsmarket.com is a new, unique marketplace that connects sellers and buyers of construction materials. The new platform allows customers to access multiple suppliers from across the UK, providing a new and innovative way to access a collective of construction material providers in one easy swoop.

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Think Before You Dig - The Dangers of underground Electricity Cables

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2020

 

According to new research released by the Energy Networks Association (ENA), nearly a third (31%) of construction workers are risking their lives by failing to check for underground electricity cables when digging on site. The ENA have now launched the ‘Think Before You Dig’ campaign, to spread awareness of the dangers of underground electricity and prevent further digging disasters.

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Don't Do It Yourself Campaign: The Gas Safe Register

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2020

 

A recent survey for The Gas Safe Register has revealed that over half of Brits are more likely to carry out DIY projects during lockdown and social distancing, regardless of them not being experienced professionals. The Gas Safe Register have launched the ‘Don’t Do It Yourself’ Campaign, to warn against the temptation to do gas-related projects that could be potentially very dangerous.

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The Bald Builders: The Bald Festival for Chestnut Tree House

Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2020

 

Fix Radio’s very own Bald Builders, Brad Hanson and Sam Hughes, aim to throw the world's biggest Covid-era Festival the ‘Bald Festival’, raising funds for their local hospice, Chestnut Tree House in 2021.

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Build & Grow: Manage the Stress of being a Self Employed Tradesperson

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

 

Evolve and Grow Coaching help business owners to manage the stress that comes with being self employed. Their ‘Build & Grow’ programme has been designed to help Trade businesses deal with excess demand and transition to taking a step back from the tools.

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Luke and Jay: The Lipsyncing Plumbers Taking Tiktok by Storm

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

 

Luke and Jay are two ‘lipsyncing’ plumbers who are taking the TikTok world by storm.

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Get Britain Building Campaign: BREXIT Opportunities

Posted: Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

 

The Building Alliance, Builders Merchant Federation and the Federation of Master Builders have come together to launch the ‘Get Britain Building’ campaign.

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Respirable Crystalline Silica: The Unknown Disease in Construction

Posted: Monday, October 19th, 2020

 

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) are campaigning to raise awareness to prevent very avoidable deaths and illnesses caused by Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) in the construction industry.

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Kieran Gething: Welsh Builder and Boxing Champion

Posted: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

 

Kieran Gething is a 26-year-old Builder from South Wales, who is also a professional Lightweight Boxing Champion.

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The K-Briq: World's First Recyclable Brick Goes in to Production

Posted: Monday, October 12th, 2020

 

The World’s first recyclable brick, the ‘K-Briq’ has gone into production in Scotland, made of 90% recycled demolition and construction waste.

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The Problem with Plastic in the Building Industry: Neal Maxwell from Changing Streams

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2020

 

The problem with plastic pollution in the Building Industry is increasing year by year. Neal Maxwell from Changing Streams is now campaigning for immediate change.

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Site Ready Skimming Course gets approval from NOCN

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2020

 

British Gypsum’s ‘Site Ready Skimming Course’ (SRSC) has now been developed into a nationally recognised qualification, working in conjunction with the awarding body NOCN and is available to take now.

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Quality Plumber Week 2020

Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

 

This week is Quality Plumber Week 2020, and although the event will be run differently to previous years, The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) are still encouraging people to get involved online.

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First National Register of Tradeswomen to Launch

Posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

 

Stopcocks Women Plumbers launch the very first National Register of Tradeswomen on 8th October this week.

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