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Fail Proof Gift Guide for Tradesmen
Dec 17, 2018

Fail Proof Gift Guide for Tradesmen

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be looking for some inspiration on what to buy for a tradesman. We’re here to help, and have an extensive variety of options to choose from, so get your wrapping paper ready!

Fight the freeze – How to keep warm on site this winter
Dec 10, 2018

Fight the freeze – How to keep warm on site this winter

Temperatures can drop to below freezing during the winter months so it is always best to do what we can to prepare and to stay warm. The winter season can be particularly uncomfortable for those that work outside on site such as builders or landscapers. With this in mind we have collated 4 top tips to keep warm on site this winter.

The Tricky Business of Rules and Regulations
Jun 21, 2018

The Tricky Business of Rules and Regulations

Making some home improvements isn’t always quite as straightforward as you might hope. You may already be aware of the rules and regulations with regard to bigger changes to a property such as extensions or loft conversions, but you might not know that sometimes, even seemingly small changes need. Some issues which you might need to consider include;

How to Get More Construction Clients Online
Apr 19, 2018

How to Get More Construction Clients Online

Any business consistently wants to gain more clients, but many construction professionals aren’t making the most of their online presence. There are plenty of ways to gain more clients without having to spend a lot of money on advertising or promotion

How to Make a DIY Pizza Oven
Jul 04, 2017


There’s nothing better than homemade pizza, especially in a real wood-burning oven. It’s actually a lot easier to make than you think, so take a look at the instructions below so you can enjoy authentic, homemade pizza all through this summer.

Should I Use MDF or Plywood?
Jun 26, 2017


MDF and plywood are both affordable and strong timber sheet materials that are popular among builders, gardeners, DIYers, and crafters alike. The cost and versatility of these materials means that you can use them for practically everything, but it’s important to know the strengths and limitations of your materials. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose between plywood and MDF for your project to get the best outcome.

Brexit Hasn’t Hurt Small House Builders
Oct 14, 2016

Small House Build

There’s been a lot of nervousness about Brexit in the construction industry, and across a lot of industries in general, but a few months after the referendum we can start to feel more confident about our prospects looking forwards.

Construction Post-Brexit
Sep 19, 2016


Whatever your views on June’s Brexit vote, there’s no denying that it has had an economic impact on the UK. While many of the initial changes were due to panic (like the stock markets dropping and then regaining all their lost capital just 3 days later), other slowdowns seem like they will take longer to resolve.

The Importance of Brick Matching
July 29, 2016


Brick matching is an essential service, especially if you are building an extension onto an existing home. Experts such as Lawsons’ brick matchers will help you find the right colour and texture of brick to ensure that the addition blends in with the original structure.