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Cost of gas safety certificate

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Maximising the benefits of Gas Safe Registration

When it comes to the installation, repair and maintenance of gas appliances and pipework, it’s crucial that the work is completed by a skilled, experienced and approved engineer. It has been reported that more than one million homes in the UK are put at risk each year by illegal gas fitters carrying out unsafe work....

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Heating EngineerPlumber

Protecting yourself on site

Nearly 70% of plumbers with 30 years on the job have had to undergo knee surgery. Similarly, there’s almost 2,595 deaths each year related to past asbestos exposure. Given these startling stats, it’s important that plumbers and central heating engineers know the risks. In this article, we explain how to stay safe on-site and what...

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Plumbing apprentice

Plumber

Why should I bring a plumbing apprentice onboard?

Next month, young people across the country will receive their exam results and begin to think about entering the world of work. For some students this will mean considering an apprenticeship, especially as university fees continue to rise. If you run a plumbing firm, bringing an apprentice on-board can make a huge difference. In this...

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Plumber

Low water pressure – a sales opportunity?

Many a homeowner knows the frustration of low water pressure but few realise it’s a problem that’s easily fixed. Here, we take a look at how offering the right solution, could really make your customer’s day. What causes low water pressure? There are a number of reasons as to why a home might suffer from...

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Plumber

Take a day off the tools

What can training courses offer a time served heating and plumbing engineer? Here, we take a look at why they might just be worth a day off the tools. Become better at running your business When thinking about training, you might automatically think about practical training, but there is also a range of courses to...

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Plumber

Having a day off

Plumbers work hard, but could taking a day off actually benefit your business? In this article, we examine why taking a day off to attend a trade exhibition could reap rewards. Should I take a day off? Many in the plumbing sector are ardent believers in the notion of getting your head down and working...

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Tradehelp app

Plumber

Getting a Little Tradehelp

Getting a Little Tradehelp through our partner TradeHelp’s useful app Plumbing and heating members have access to a range of benefits, including being able to arrange finance for customers. With this in mind, we look at the top five reasons why having the facility to offer credit can be a great way to win more...

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Replacing a gas boiler opportunity

Plumber

Boilers: Getting the Right Fit

With gas boilers set to be banned in all new homes by 2025, is now the time to look more seriously at installing renewable technology? Here, we take a look at the business opportunity and the training courses available. Why the change? For years, there’s been a debate in the gas engineering industry about the...

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plumber apprentice

Plumber

How to become a plumber

Are you interested in becoming a plumber? While a rewarding career, it is important to understand that plumbing calls for a dedication to lifelong learning. Here we address the different routes that you can take to becoming a professional plumber and how you can continue to develop your skills in the long term. To become...

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