British plumbers can almost double their salaries in Germany

Plumber under sink - British plumbers can almost double their salaries in Germany

British workers could boost their salaries by over £32,000 by relocating overseas, new research by Good Move has revealed.

All of the UK’s 14 most common occupations, from teachers to plumbers, are better paid in other parts of the world, with some workers even able to boost their salaries by over £100,000 by moving to a different country.

The study, conducted by the regulated property buyer, identified how much the professions are paid in the UK and compared this against the ten countries which are most popular with people choosing to emigrate. 

It found that medical professionals stand to gain the most by leaving the UK.

Online marketing - make sure your plumbing business stands out online

plumbing business - man at desk

Winter is coming, and that means that the boiler and gas sector is about to see a dramatic increase in customers searching for their services online. Jonathan Birch is Creative Director at Glass Digital. Here, he explains the importance of a strong online marketing campaign and shares some tips for boosting your online presence. 

Plumbing hero rewarded for not-for-profit business

Plumber James Anderson, who has been rewarded after the brilliant story of his not-for-profit business

Leading insurance specialist for tradespeople, Rhino Trade Insurance, has rewarded self-employed plumbing and heating engineer, James Anderson, with a range of free insurance policies, after hearing the brilliant story of his not-for-profit business, which hit national headlines earlier this month.

An invoice of Mr Anderson’s went viral online after it showed a call-out charge to a 91-year-old lady with leukaemia as £0, with the accompanying note: 

“No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24-hours a day to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible.”

Martin Warnes From Essex Named 2019 Uk Plumber Of The Year

Martin Warnes From Essex Named 2019 Uk Plumber Of The Year

Martin Warnes, from Essex, has been crowned the 2019 UK Plumber of the Year, in the nationwide competition run by JT, Bristan and Wolseley UK.

The 2019 competition saw over 400 plumbers enter from across the country, with Martin taking not only the crown but also the £15,000 prize pot. Martin’s success was announced this week at national heating and plumbing trade show, Installer Scotland.

A judging panel made up of experts from JT, Bristan, Wolseley UK as well as Official Judging Partner, Watersafe, shortlisted ten plumbers across the UK based on their skills, qualifications and experience. The top ten then went head-to-head to win public votes where the five individuals with the highest number of votes went through to the final stage.

GROHE’s brand new Essence ceramics range

GROHE Essence Ceramics

GROHE’s brand new Essence ceramics range offers customers complete and coordinated bathroom solutions

GROHE, the leading global supplier of sanitaryware, has launched its premium Essence Ceramics Collection this month, an occasion that marks its first ever offering of complete and coordinated bathroom solutions. 

Pared back to its essentials to deliver a simplistically striking aesthetic perfect for creating a home spa atmosphere, the new GROHE Essence ceramics collection blends soft curves inspired by organic forms with a slim and sculptured profile.

Aqualisa kicks off Installer Club Relaunch with National Roadshow

Aqualisa Staff

To celebrate the relaunch of Aqualisa’s new Installer Club, they will be running a national radio campaign touring 65 locations throughout the UK. 

In partnership with Fix Radio, Aqualisa will be touring trade showrooms and merchants during October and November of this year.

Each event will feature live radio coverage and free merchandise giveaways. Each tour stop will be running ‘instant win’ competitions where the official roadshow van will be serving hot bacon butties. 

Government agency backs world’s first Unblocktober awareness month

Unblocktober logo

Government agency backs world’s first Unblocktober awareness month to save sewers and seas

Unblocktober, the world’s first awareness month aimed at protecting the UK’s sewers and seas has gained support from the Environment Agency as it attempts to fight plastic pollution and fatbergs. 

The campaign, which is led by Lanes Group plc, has been backed by the Love Water campaign, which includes over 40 organisations and is jointly led by the Environment Agency and Water UK.

Unblocktober challenges the British public to make small changes to their kitchen and bathroom habits for the whole calendar month of October, to establish new routines that will be much less harmful to the environment. 

Merlyn Launch New Easy-Fit Shower Enclosure

Merlyn Easy-Fit Shower Enclosure

MERLYN are constantly striving to bring new, innovative solutions to the shower door market. Following in-depth research with a target installer group, many “pain points” were highlighted.  MERLYN developed a range that addressed these issues and the revolutionary MERLYN IQ was born.

MERLYN are confident to say that MERLYN IQ is the easiest shower door that an installer will ever fit. MERLYN have worked tirelessly to remove the difficult and time consuming elements from installation:


Slot & lock system – No screws: a completely unique fitting system that requires no screws for assembly unlike standard doors, the profiles just simply slot into place.

Revealed: Simple tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home

plumber servicing boiler to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

It’s often called the ‘silent killer’, and has rarely been out of the news over the last few weeks, after the UK Fire Services revealed that carbon monoxide poisonings rose from 2,450 incidents in 2014 to 3,249 in the last 12 months - an increase of 32%.[1]

Worryingly, around 60 people are accidentally killed by carbon monoxide each year. In the short-term it can cause dizziness, sickness, tiredness and stomach pain, while prolonged exposure can lead to loss of consciousness and have a significant impact on your mental state, coordination and heart health.[2]