Survey reveals high job satisfaction amongst UK tradespeople

Tradespeople at work

Almost three quarters of tradespeople in the UK are happy in their work, despite working long hours and regular weekends, according to a new survey carried out by the country’s largest online supplier of ironmongery, 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 recommend their job to others. This was despite almost half (46%) of those surveyed working over 45 hours every week, 54% regularly working weekends and almost a third (29%) taking less than two weeks holiday a year.

Deadline Extended To Enter UK Plumber Of The Year Competition

Happy plumber

Due to huge demand, the nationwide plumbing competition has extended its deadline for busy plumbers to bag their entries by TWO WEEKS!

UK Plumber of the Year 2019 has extended its deadline by two weeks to allow for Britain’s hardworking plumbers to apply to win the prestigious title. The competition was due to close this Friday (28th June) but due to high numbers of applicants, the deadline to submit entries is now Friday 12th July.

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Many people are unclear as to exactly what the Government’s new greenhouse gas emission target will mean for them.

This was also true of the many commentators wheeled out to discuss whether the reduction – to virtually zero – is achievable and if such a noble gesture will make any difference at a global level.

Some talked about giving up the ability to buy seasonal produce, such as strawberries, all year round and reducing the number of flights we take abroad.

The vagueness is deliberate because if the Government is earnest in setting such a noble example to other countries, the necessary measures will touch every part of our lives – and businesses.

Installers Tap Into Exclusive Perks From Bristan With Launch Of Community

Bristan On Tap Logo

UK installers can now get up close and personal with the nation’s number one for taps and showers, with the launch of Bristan’s new community, exclusively for the plumbing trade.

The Bristan On Tap installer community will support plumbers, installers and engineers with installation advice and training, plus the chance to be the first to trial new products.

With content created just for them, installers will benefit from being kept in the loop of industry news and developments. Members can also expect a few perks along the way with prize draws and giveaways, as well as the opportunity to get involved in unique experiences.

Water treatment solutions from Fernox just got even better

The new Water treatment solutions from Fernox

Fernox has reformulated some of its most popular products, to offer installers even higher performance levels of failsafe chemical water treatment solutions, to reduce time spent on site and minimise call backs. Three years in the making, the latest performance improvements to Cleaner F3, Protector F1 and Protector+ Filter Fluidrepresent one of the biggest developments in water treatment in recent years. 

 Enterprise offers up to 50% off van rental to plumbers!

Enterprise van rental

Enterprise is offering up to 50% off van rental to plumbers that drive older vans into Central London regularly, if they take advantage of the Mayor’s newly announced van scrappage scheme. 

Aimed at SMEs, the van scrappage scheme means smaller plumbing businesses can save money, avoid additional charges when they drive into London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and help to improve air quality in the capital. 

Businesses and charities with fewer than 10 employees and a maximum turnover below £632,000 per year can now exchange or ‘scrap’ their existing older vans and claim up to £3,500 per vehicle to switch to the cleanest models, including electric vehicles. The £23 million van scrappage fund is one of the Mayor of London’s latest measures to tackle air pollution.

Don’t delay, book your AGM place today

CIPHE logo for AGM

Members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) are being urged to book their place without delay for the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Taking place on Friday 21st June, at United Insurance Brokers Ltd, 69 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN, the 2019 AGM is the most important date in the CIPHE’s calendar.

Kevin Wellman, CEO said, “The next 12 months is going to be incredibly important for the CIPHE. We are liaising with Government on Building Regulations and safety campaigns around scalding incidents, along with engaging the industry on issues such as education, technological change, the global water crisis, energy efficiency and raising standards.”

Methven to showcase thermostatic bath shower mixers

Methven thermostatic bath shower mixers


Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers, will be showcasing its range of thermostatic bath shower mixers at the CHIC Conference this year.

Taking place on Wednesday 12th June at the Sixways Stadium, Worcester, the conference will focus on an array of topics concerning social housing, as well as providing thought provoking workshops and inspirational speakers.