Tag: tradesmen

  One of the missions of MyBuilder is to show off the best of the building trade, highlighting the most talented tradespeople and all the quality work they do day in, day out. We know that the old stereotypes that many people have about builders and others who work in the trades are a relic…

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  A long weekend gives you the freedom to do lots of things, whether it’s getting away for an exciting trip, meeting up with friends and family, or just relaxing at home. For many people, it’s a great chance to get done all the little things that need doing around the house that need addressing,…

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  From pies to parquet, flooring fitter James Thurston (right) has had a diverse career. After years selling traditional cockney grub, the Essex boy has returned to his roots laying flooring and carpeting. We met up with him and business partner Chris Shorter to learn how Southend Flooring got off the ground. Like many tradesmen,…

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Each month, the MyBuilder team heads out on the road to see the great work being done by tradespeople up and down the country. We love seeing the jobs that are being worked on, whether it’s a simple but satisfying fix, or a huge and transformative project. The best way to show off these jobs…

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  When you meet Rob Joy today, you’ll find a confident, outgoing family man, leading a team of 15 painters and decorators as the head of his company, Finishing Touch Services. But this wasn’t always the case, 10 years ago you would have met a very different person indeed. We met Rob not on a building…

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If you’re a self-employed tradesman, the newspaper headlines this morning wouldn’t have made for happy reading. “Rob the Builder”. “Spite Van Man”. “No Laughing Matter” – the government has been criticised by all sides for its budget plans. Some of the biggest news to come out of chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget announcement yesterday concerned the…

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