iflo Launch New Website


As of 8th August, iflo, part of the wider Travis Perkins Group, have launched their new website.

The website is designed to give both tradesmen and consumers at home a definitive online experience in regards to bespoke bathroom design. Through functional, inspiration-driven content, both audiences can discover the ins and outs of perfecting modern and traditional bathroom design within any space.

Everything you need to know about maintaining and cleaning your stainless steel equipment


In this post, Cleveland Containers, offer some top tips and advice on cleaning stainless steel equipment in the electrical sector.

We work with steel on a daily basis, as we clean and reuse old steel shipping containers into many different weird and wonderful creations, from pop-up shops to garden sheds and everything in between. Essentially, we know a thing or two about keeping it looking its best. Hailed as the saviour of all materials, it’s highly regarded due to its resistance to corrosion, staining and reaction – something which sets this alloy apart from its counterparts.

The ‘On the Tools Awards’ shortlist is now live and voting is open to the public!

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‘On the Tools’ is now the largest online construction community in the UK with a Facebook following of more than 1.5 million. The annual ‘On the Tools’ awards are going to be here before we know it. We are delighted to have Jewson as our headline sponsor for the second year in a row. This year’s entries have now been shortlisted by our expert judges and many categories are now in the hands of the public vote. We want to ensure that your favourite brands and talented tradespeople are recognised for their input over the past twelve months.


Warehouse giveaway raises money for children’s charity

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A leading Kent heating firm has raised hundreds of pounds for a children’s hospice by holding a warehouse giveaway of excess stock. Swale Heating opened up its warehouse to its engineers as part of a yearly clear-out. 

Staff took what they wanted in exchange for a cash donation, raising more than £500 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, the charity based in Kent, South East London and East Sussex that provides care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. 

The UK’s ongoing headache with potholes


Potholes are a problem that the majority of drivers are aware of – a headache for anyone on the roads. According to the organisation’s figures, the RAC dealt with over 6,500 breakdown jobs between January and March 2017 which were likely attributable to poor road surfaces. The last time that so many pothole-related breakdowns were recorded in a three-month period was in the first quarter of 2015 (almost 6,900 breakdowns were recorded then). However, in the early months of 2015, the country was subjected to more days of frost and rainfall when compared to the first three months of 2017, when the nation experienced mild and moderately dry conditions.

Plumber for HomeServe ‘drops in’ on colleagues before joining up with England squad

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Plumber, Marlie Packer, named in the party for the upcoming World Cup

HomeServe plumber and international rugby star Marlie Packer has swapped her tools for her boots after she completed her final day on the job ahead of the women’s Rugby World Cup.

Flanker Marlie, 27, dropped in to see colleagues at HomeServe’s Walsall HQ on Friday before clocking off for the final time ahead of the tournament, which gets underway this week.

Superior apprentice scoops prestigious Dorset Apprenticeship Award 2017

Superior apprentice scoops prestigious Dorset Apprenticeship Award 2017

Susanna Perkins, aged 23, an apprentice in Material Science at Superior, took home the ‘Higher Level Apprentice of the Year’ at this year’s Dorset Apprenticeship Awards.
Superior is a Dorset-based manufacturer of high-integrity o-rings and seals which boasts a company-run apprenticeship Academy, offering apprenticeships to students as young as 16, through to graduates.
The Dorset Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of apprentices throughout Dorset. The awards are sponsored by Geoffrey Warde MBE, and supported by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network.

HomeServe celebrates £68,000 charity fundraising efforts

HomeServe celebrates £68,000 charity fundraising efforts

From Sky dives and car washes to half marathons and bake sales, HomeServe People have been working hard during the past year to raise more than £30,000 for local charitable organisations
HomeServe Membership this year agreed to match fund employees’ fundraising totals taking donation funding to £68,000
Big-hearted staff from home assistance provider HomeServe Membership marked a major fundraising milestone by sharing afternoon tea with a range of charities from across the UK.