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Revealed: the most in-demand trades across the UK 

Brits search for local tradespeople on Google over 700,000 times a month and now new research has revealed which of the trades are most in-demand.  The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, analysed search data from across the nation and found that plumbers are the most sought-after. Every month, Brits make […]

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Expert advice for dealing with each type of trade waste

To mark Global Recycling Day on the 18 March, experts have shared their top bits of advice for tradespeople on how to dispose of each type of work waste.  Recent research by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, found that more than four in five (83%) UK tradespeople aren’t sure exactly which materials can and can’t be […]

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Plumber job satisfaction amongst the highest of all trades 

Friday 11 March marks World Plumbing Day and research has revealed that UK plumbers are significantly more likely to love their jobs than the average working Brit. More than three in five (61%) saying they really enjoy what they do, according to research. The study, by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, asked UK tradespeople about […]

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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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