plumbers

Demand for tradespeople up by 50% in just two years

Demand has skyrocketed, but tradespeople have also been hit with a series of challenges because of Covid and Brexit, so Rated People explores the true effects of ‘the home improvement boom’ and looks at what’s in store for 2022: New research from the find-a-tradesperson platform, Rated People reveals homeowner desire for home improvement went through the roof […]

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Plumbers are the trade most likely called to fix a botched DIY job

A new survey has confirmed that plumbers are the UK’s most used tradespeople when it comes to fixing problems caused by ‘have-a-go DIY-ers’. Julie Spinks, Managing Director of Water Regs UK, takes a look at the findings: Water Regs UK compared a range of typical jobs that are carried out in UK homes and recorded […]

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62% of people would pay more for a plumbing product that’s WRAS approved

50% of UK householders would trust a plumbing product bearing the WRAS (Water Regulations Approval Scheme) logo, according to new research released to mark the first anniversary of its launch. WRAS was officially launched in April 2021, having been separated from Water Regs UK in order to clarify the services offered by the business. Both […]

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Cost of plumbing contractors at highest level in 18 months

The cost of hiring a plumbing contractor rose to the highest level in 18 months during September, according to Hudson Contract’s latest analysis of construction industry pay trends.  Average weekly earnings for self-employed plumbers increased by 4.4 per cent to £1,021 last month, the highest amount since March 2020 and the first time this year […]

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Half of UK plumbers experience mental health problems due to work

Half (50%) of UK plumbers experience mental health problems due to work-related issues, a new study has found.  The research, commissioned by IronmongeryDirect, found that 63% experience some form of mental health problem, such as stress, anxiety or depression, at least once a week. Money worries cause the most stress, with 42% of builders blaming financial situations […]

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