Category: DIY

General diy tips and information.

Drop in DIY may lead to a rise in rogue builders

A drop in DIY activity among homeowners could lead to a rise in rogue builders, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, said: “The news that 41% of homeowners would rather pay for

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Dragon’s Den investment leads to launching universal plasterboard fixings

A young entrepreneur has secured an investment through Dragon’s Den, and has launched a range of universal fixings, designed for use with all types of plasterboard installation. Jordan Daykin, 19, impressed Deborah Meaden with his idea for Grip It Fixings, which can

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State of trade survey confirms continuing market improvement

Business is continuing to improve for members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), with increased order books and enquiries being reported more or less across the board, according to the latest state of trade research carried out among

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FMB urges young people to consider apprenticeship

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is urging young people to consider a construction apprenticeship as a real and viable alternative to doing A-Levels, as the industry looks to fill 182,000 jobs in the next five years. The building industry

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Trades for Life help tradespeople gain the right qualifications

A new organisation called Trades for Life has been put together in an attempt to help trainee plumbers, electricians, and renewable energy installers get their qualifications for jobs. Trades for Life was founded in a response to adult learners who begin

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