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125,000 ‘Cowboy Builder’ Complaints Made Since 2019 

Tens of thousands of homeowners in England are getting ripped off by cowboy tradespeople every single year, according to new research into Citizens Advice Bureau complaints from SGS Engineering.  The data, obtained through Freedom of Information requests, reveals that England is on course to accumulate over 30,000 cowboy builder complaints by the end of the year, […]

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Product focus: KNIPEX StepCut Cable Shears

The KNIPEX StepCut Cable Shears impress with significantly less effort when cutting cables. Wires or strands can be cut one after the other with the stepped blades. With the StepCut Cable Shears, KNIPEX makes it easier to cut single and multi-conductor cables made of copper and aluminium up to a diameter of 15 millimetres (50 […]

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Werner urges tradespeople to be vigilant over telescopic ladder imports

Following a recent study by the East of England Trading Standards Association (EETSA) and the Ladder Association about the safety of some telescopic ladders on the market, Werner is urging companies to only purchase from reputable manufacturers. The research into commercially available telescopic ladders found that 80% of ladders tested failed to meet minimum safety […]

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APHC announces Dell Technologies UK as member benefit partner

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) are proud to announce a new member benefit partnership with Dell Technologies UK. As part of this new partnership Dell Technologies UK will offer The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors a range of exclusive discounts on selected IT, alongside other benefits, that will become part of […]

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Case Study: Electrician Steve Rivington selects Stelrad rads for TV renovation

Chesterfield-based electrician Steve Rivington was selected for Channel 4’s The Great House Giveaway series. The pretext for which is two people are apparently randomly selected as partners and presented with a house bought ‘blind’ at auction with the challenge of renovating it and selling it for a profit, which is shared between the partners – […]

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