Are builders under threat from Cowboy Customers?

Many builders talk about cowboy customers, and these are essentially individuals who delay or withhold payment without good reason or make completely unreasonable demands. It’s a growing problem in the UK and it has even been reporting on in the media very recently, so with that in mind, what can be done about cowboy customers? Well, there are so many horror stories out there, and it’s difficult for builders to receive payment up front without any work being complete, which is fair in some cases,... Read more

Avoid hiring a dodgy builder

When it comes to finding a builder to complete a private home construction project, it is important to find someone that can be trusted. There are many horror stories of tradesman doing poor building jobs and charging over the top prices for their work. Before you decide on a particular builder it is vital that you do your research first. Start by checking reviews online and see what their previous clients have said about their work. You should be able to see examples of their... Read more

The smart way to get a quote...

If you have a building project in mind but have no idea where to start when it comes to the financial side of things, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Firstly, you want to seek quotes from a variety of reputable builders to see what price frame you are dealing with. And then you can begin budgeting for the building project. When it comes to selecting some builders to quote your project, you should research the company first and make sure... Read more

Safety considerations when using a forklift within...

Forklifts are a common piece of equipment within a construction site, and that is why it is so important to evaluate the potential risks and the importance of following safety regulations. All workers that operate a forklift must be fully trained to use it, and no staff that is not trained should attempt to operate the machinery. Many workers feel they can use a forklift without training, however, accidents occur with poor experience. Any lifting equipment can be dangerous and cause death it used incorrectly.... Read more

Weinor Garden Glass Rooms For Your Property.

Just imagine yourself in Weiner Glass Rooms, enjoying the rain! Would not that be a wonderful imagination? Well, nature has blessed us all with a lot of pleasant conditions, but because of the restless way of life we can not spend time enjoying the relaxing moments. If you are fed all the regular hustle and bustle of everyday life, then it’s time to think about buying glass rooms. They just look like ordinary rooms in your house, but they are usually built outside, that is,... Read more

Benefits of finding a contractor to help...

With the right contractor and a bit of imagination, barn conversions can be a great way to achieve a beautiful and unique home. While such conversions offer a lot of space, they need to be done by a qualified contractor. This will ensure that you end up with a style that suits your home in general. A good contractor should have handled many similar conversion projects to your own. In efforts to bring your ideas to life, they will offer free advice on what would... Read more

Finding a trusted trader to complete private...

If you are looking to renovate your home and will require a professional builder or construction worker to complete the job, it is important that you find a company that can be trusted. Finding a reputable trader for the building work you require is vital, as you want a good quality workmanship, all for a reasonable price and not being over charged. With many traders around, one of the easiest ways to get an insight into their work is online. The web will allow you... Read more

Keeping the noise to a minimum during...

If you have a large construction project underway, it is recommended that you keep noise to a minimum. If the project is in a residential area, you should respect your surroundings by assigning the ‘louder tasks’ to during normal working hours. These jobs should not be carried out before 9am on a weekday, nor after 4pm and this work should not be carried out at all on weekends and bank holidays. You will not only please the neighbours around you but also, gain a good... Read more

Your journey to becoming a crane operator

Even though the job market is tight, there are always openings for skilled workers. In some occupations, skilled contractors are in high demand because there are not as many workers in that field that have the proper training or licensure needed to do those jobs. In construction, especially high rise construction, crane operators are often in high demand because of the precise skill needed to hoist tons of steel in the air and place it exactly where it is needed. A wrong move during this... Read more