Posts by: Lucy Dixon

Safe isolation is more important than ever

In his latest article for Installer, Mark Allison discusses safe isolation and the need for change across the trades. Safe isolation is something that affects more than just electricians! Hear me out on this, but more than ever as our trades overlap this is becoming relevant in particular to roofers and plumbers. The days of switched […]

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How do you deal with nightmare customers?

Plumber Stanley Tabersham – one of the hosts of the new InstallerTRADES feature at InstallerSHOW 2024 – talks about something EVERYONE can relate to – dealing with tricky customers. Hello you beautiful lot. So for my second article for Installer I thought I’d write about nightmare customers and one I’ve had recently. For the most […]

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Solar PV layout and how it affects performance

In his latest article for Installer, Mark Allison discusses variations in solar system layout and the impact on performance. March already! Writing these monthly articles is an even stronger reminder of the ever faster passing of time. But it brings an exciting period for my solar PV friends, the sun is rising in the sky and […]

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What we need for a thriving apprenticeship system

In his latest article for Installer, Mark Allison shares his top tips for those wanting to take on an apprentice. February is always an exciting month for me thanks to Apprentice 121 and National Apprenticeship Week starts today, running 5-11 February 2024. The theme is Skills for life with a focus on how apprenticeships can help […]

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An introduction to being a social media plumber

Plumber Stanley Tabersham – one of the hosts of the new InstallerTRADES feature at InstallerSHOW 2024 – talks about how he uses social media to promote his work to potential customers and also to network with others in the trade. So, a little introduction about me. Firstly, I’ve never written an article before so bear […]

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