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5 tips for tradespeople working in winter

5 tips for tradespeople working in winter

The clocks have gone back, the longer evenings have arrived and the battle over when to turn on the heating with the missus has begun. This can only mean one thing…winter is fast approaching. Winter can bring some challenges to tradespeople, from sickness to harsh...

Top apps for tradespeople

Top apps for tradespeople

In the mobile world that we live in today, technology is certainly moving at a rapid pace. Nowadays there seems to be an app for just about everything. But how can you tell the great from the mediocre? We’ve put together some of the top apps to help tradespeople in...

Why Optimaxx Storage Cases are your Storage Solutions

Why Optimaxx Storage Cases are your Storage Solutions

Have you ever been in the middle of project only to find the screw you need isn’t close to hand? Then you find yourself rummaging through your toolbox, causing stress and aggravation. Keeping your wood screws organised is a great way to increase efficiency and makes...

UK construction reports fastest rise for almost five years

UK construction reports fastest rise for almost five years

The UK Construction industry is showing signs of strengthening as UK builders reported their strongest monthly rise in activity in almost five years. Due to record falls in new work and in repair and maintenance, construction output fell to by a record one third in...

Top tips to building a durable deck

Top tips to building a durable deck

Whether you want to relax in the sun, entertain guests or want to add an attractive feature, a garden deck is the perfect way to enhance your garden space. However, there’s a lot to think about when building a deck which can make the project rather complicated,...

Staying safe on site

Staying safe on site

A lot has changed over the past few months and as more tradespeople return to work, it is of paramount importance to stay protected. Setting strong guidelines and consistently following them is essential to staying safe and still being able to work effectively on...

Top tips for building a shed

Top tips for building a shed

Having a shed is a great way to add extra storage space to your garden. They’re ideal for storing garden furniture, lawnmowers and outdoor toys. Most DIYers decide to build one by the end of the summer season. Not because the weather is great for outdoor work, but for...

Wood Word Scramble

Wood Word Scramble

Calling all woodwork experts! Are you a pro at distinguishing wood types? It's time to put your knowledge to the test in our ultimate word scramble quiz! See if you can name the wood types from the scrambles. Have you got what it takes to make it to the top of the...

Why pilot holes are not necessary with Optimaxx

Why pilot holes are not necessary with Optimaxx

Most tradespeople and DIYers would agree that pilot holes are an essential step before driving a screw into the material, especially when working close to the edge. Pilot holes are generally required for lower quality screws but let’s face it, they’re a real drag....