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Former Apprentice Winner Calls for New Faces in the Trade

Posted: Monday, January 17th, 2022  

Winner of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ in 2015, Joseph Valente has called for fresh blood to join the construction industry. 



Child Cuts Construction Worker’s Lifeline Due To Noise Ruining His Cartoons

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2022  

A 10-year-old boy left a construction worker dangling eight floors high off a building and holding on for dear life after cutting his safety lifeline rope - because the noise the tradesman was making was interrupting his cartoons. 



Builders Merchants Remain Mostly Unaffected by COVID

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022  

John Newcomb from the Builders Merchant Federation revealed while absences are high – it’s not yet an issue… 



Greggs Raises Sausage Roll Price By 5p And People Aren’t Happy About It

Posted: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022  

Eagle-eyed customers have flocked to twitter and called out the Greggs after the price of a sausage roll raised by 5p at the start of 2022. 



FMB Call for Britain to Produce Own Materials a Year on from Brexit

Posted: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022  

Just over a year after the UK left the European Union, Brian Berry from the Federation of Master Builders discussed Brexit’s impact – and the industry solution. 



Road Rage Results In Tradesman ‘Run Over’ After Dispute About Merging

Posted: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022  

Dash cam footage has captured the moment a road rage altercation led to a tradesman in high-vis being ‘run over’ and allegedly having his leg crushed by a disgruntled driver. 



‘Mystic Veg’ Predicts Major Events for 2022 With… Asparagus?

Posted: Monday, January 10th, 2022  

Jemima Packington (AKA Mystic Veg) has a different way of making predictions for the future – and her asparagus left some very interesting information about what will happen this year… 



Drunk Man Scales Crane And Is Found Sleeping In Cab At The Top

Posted: Monday, January 10th, 2022  

A construction crew in Halifax, Canada, found a man in his 20’s unresponsive and locked inside the cab at the top of a 30-metre-tall construction crane. 



Free Grants Available To Petrol & Diesel Drivers Ahead Of Clean Air Zone Launch In Bradford & Manchester

Posted: Thursday, January 6th, 2022  

Clean Air Zones are coming to Bradford and Greater Manchester from Spring 2022 but local councils have announced that drivers of currently non-compliant petrol and diesel cars are able to apply for funding to help with either purchasing a new vehicle, or retrofitting parts to make it compliant.  



Plumber Wins National Award For The Garden Pub He Built In His Shed

Posted: Thursday, January 6th, 2022  

A plumber from the West Midlands has had his garden pub - The Garden Inn - nationally recognised after receiving second place in the ‘UK’s Best Pub Shed Awards 2021’. 



Roofer Takes Out £258k Blackjack Jackpot At Leeds Casino

Posted: Thursday, January 6th, 2022  

A roofer has won the jackpot and pocketed an incredible quarter of a million pounds after being dealt one of the rarest hands in blackjack - a player and dealer Suited Ace-King. 



Roofer Awarded Thousands After Breaking Both Heels Falling Off Church Roof

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022  

A roofer who fell 15ft off a church roof in Hull back in 2017 and broke both his heels has been awarded thousands of pounds after reaching an agreement with the roofing firm he was employed by at the time of the fall. 



Sparky Wins £73k Audi RS5 Plus £50K Cash

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022  

An electrician in Whickham has taken home a massive prize including a brand new Audi plus £50,000 cash after becoming the latest winner of the infamous BOTB (Best Of The Best) giveaway. 



Man Fined For Driving With 3 Skips Stacked On Back Of Lorry 

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022  

A man who was driving with 3 skips stacked on the back of a lorry, had no MOT or a valid drivers licence, has been fined upwards of £800 after he was spotted on the M4 in Wiltshire over the weekend. 



Tradesmen Surround BMW Who Cut The Line In Drive-Through Covid Testing Queue

Posted: Tuesday, January 4th, 2022  

A group of tradesmen are being praised by members of the public after they surrounded a BMW driver who decided to push into a long drive-through covid testing queue who was refusing to move, despite other drivers being in the line for up to 3 hours. 



Garbage Truck Driver Loses Control And Slams Into Plumbing Shop

Posted: Tuesday, January 4th, 2022  

A driver who lost control at the wheel of a garbage truck slammed the vehicle into a plumbing business’s shopfront, leaving bricks and debris strewn across the road and pavement. 



Electrician Gets £2,700 After Suing Emirates For Suitcase Hitting Him On The Head

Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021  

An electrician who claimed he suffered headaches and needed oxygen after being hit on the head by a child’s empty suitcase on an Emirates flight in 2019 has successfully sued the airline and been awarded a payout of AU$5000 (£2,700) - but he was originally offered an out-of-court settlement of AU$15,000 (£8,105). 



Cheeky Builders Merchant Launch ‘Builder’s Bum’ Charity Calendar

Posted: Tuesday, December 21st, 2021  

South West Builders Merchant RGB Building Supplies have created the ‘Well Built Builder’s Bum 2022 Calendar’ for 2022 that showcases some of the very best tradesmen rear ends in the area, with all the money raised from sales going to mental health charities including Cornwall Mind.



80,000 Bees Found Behind Bathroom Wall During Extension Work

Posted: Monday, December 20th, 2021  

A family in Florida got the fright of their lives while they were renovating their bathroom after they found an enormous hive of bees behind the wall that had become home to 80,000 of them. 



Throwback: Binman Sacked For Kicking Head Off Snowman

Posted: Friday, December 17th, 2021  

A story that really brings the term ‘snowflake’ to life comes to us from Hereford, after a binman was fired for kicking the head off a snowman that was caught on CCTV. 



The Plasterer Who Won’t Give Up The Trowel After Winning £400k Playing Darts

Posted: Thursday, December 16th, 2021  

Despite winning 4 major titles in 2021 and pocketing and eye-watering £405,000 on the professional dart circuit this year, Jonny Clayton insists he won’t give up on his original job as a plasterer. 



Chinese Builder Survives Horror Fall After Landing On 31 Inch Steel Rod

Posted: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021  

A builder in China has miraculously survived a horrific fall onto a steel rod, which impaled her through the torso. 



Electrician Books Luxury Hotel To Celebrate Engagement. Spends Night In Jail Instead.

Posted: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021  

A recently engaged electrician who travelled to Belfast to celebrate his engagement spent the night in prison rather than the 4-star hotel he had romantically booked, a court has heard.




Married Bricklayer Who Built Tunnel To Lover's House Gets Caught

Posted: Monday, December 13th, 2021  

A married Mexican bricklayer who built a sophisticated underground tunnel from his house to his neighbours house in order to have an affair has been caught. 



Builders Caught In Hilarious Position On Google Maps

Posted: Friday, December 10th, 2021  

Google Maps is, primarily, used to help us get from A to B, proving to be one of the most useful apps around, but it can also be utilised to cause a bit of mischief and mayhem from time to time.




THROWBACK: Builder Pictured Defecating On Customer’s Roof 

Posted: Friday, December 10th, 2021  

If you ever needed a reminder of what NOT to do on site, a story from 2019 can teach you the lesson you need after a builder was photographed defecating on a client’s roof in Skegness, Lincolnshire, after he was called out to fix a leak. 



Sparky Banned For 5 Years Over £100k Unpaid VAT Bill

Posted: Friday, December 10th, 2021  

An electrician in Nottingham has received a 5-year disqualification order after he chalked up an unpaid VAT bill of more than £100,000.



WWII Enthusiast Admitted To Hospital With Mortar In Rectum. Bomb Squad Called

Posted: Thursday, December 9th, 2021  

Patients at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital witnessed a truly remarkable scene last week after a bomb squad was called in to handle a patient who had something dangerous lodged up a place it shouldn’t have been.




Plumber Gets $20k Reward For Finding $600k Of Stolen Cash In Church

Posted: Thursday, December 9th, 2021  

A plumber in the US who found US$600,000 (£491,000) of stolen cash and cheques behind a toilet he was fixing in Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church has been rewarded by the televangelist pastor to the tune of US$20,000 (£16,380). 



Instagram Launches Feature Alerting You When To Take A Mental Health Break From App

Posted: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021  

Instagram is launching a new feature to UK users this week that aims to protect your mental health and provide alerts on excessive screen-time that encourages you to stop scrolling, and get back to the things that matter.