Plumbers face more delayed payments than any other trade

UK tradespeople are seeing over £1,000 of payments per year withheld by customers following a completed job, with plumbers facing more delayed payments than any other trade. The research, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, found that an average £1,062 is owed to tradies across the UK. A third (33%) said they were waiting for over £1,000 from customers for completed jobs, whilst nearly one in […]

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72% of tradespeople are happy in their work – says new research

Almost three quarters of tradespeople in the UK are happy in their work, despite working long hours and regular weekends, says a new survey carried out by IronmongeryDirect. The poll, completed by over 950 tradespeople, saw 72% of respondents rate themselves as ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ in their current role, with 70% saying they would […]

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What does 2019 have in store for tradespeople?

2019 will be all about Brexit, whatever the outcome. Wayne Lysaght-Mason, Managing Director of IronmongeryDirect, looks at what the future may hold and what it will mean for tradespeople and the wider construction industry.  However, besides Brexit, this year a range of regulatory updates and government-led initiatives are expected to have an impact on the construction […]

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UK tradespeople go above-and-beyond for their customers during the Christmas period – says new research

A recent online poll has shone a light on the hardworking tradespeople across the UK who are making sure everybody has a happy Christmas. According to research by IronmongeryDirect, almost half of those polled revealed that they had come to the rescue of customers who needed help fixing their Christmas decorations and lights. Of the […]

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UK tradespeople defying the skills gap with "high quality" service

A study by IronmongeryDirect has revealed that homeowners are still impressed with the work that is being carried out by trade professionals, despite noticing that the numbers of tradespeople available are dwindling. Nearly 90% of the public gave praise to the high quality of service they received once they had sourced someone to complete the […]

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