Survey reveals tradespeople are £35k better off than university graduates
Builders merchant, Selco, has surveyed* 542 manual skilled workers to find out if going to university or taking another career route versus going straight into trades is more beneficial financially, and if individuals progress more quickly. They asked tradespeople all about what their career path affords them in terms of their lifestyle, personal finances and […]Read More
Help us understand your business and you could win prizes from Screwfix, Makita, Wera or Scruffs
Installer is working with a well-known bathroom manufacturer to help it better understand its plumber and installer customers and help pinpoint any areas where it can improve the support it currently offers to the trade. To do so, we’re inviting readers to take part in an online questionnaire where you will be asked about your […]Read More
Best of British – will the pandemic increase demand for UK-manufactured products?
A recent survey of tradespeople and DIY customers by Toolstation as the UK came out of lockdown showed that 86% believe it is important to protect the future of British manufacturing. Having access to locally manufactured products makes their lives easier and creates employment for British workers. What has been the impact of the pandemic […]Read More
Cash flow and market recovery worries top COVID-19 survey
National certification scheme MCS has engaged their members as they continue to closely monitor the developing situation with COVID-19. The MCS Helpdesk Team have called renewable installers directly to survey their response to the pandemic and to capture concerns. Of those surveyed, 90% have seen a negative business impact due to Coronavirus. One installer stated, […]Read More
What do homeowners look for in a plumber?
The qualities that homeowners look for when choosing a plumber includes them being qualified, trustworthy and knowledgeable about keeping drinking water safe, according to a survey by UK plumber approval register WaterSafe. The survey asked 2,000 UK homeowners to pick the top three qualities they most valued when picking a plumber to work in their […]Read More