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Top Tips: NAPIT


Autor: | Dienstag, 30. Juli 2013 | Kommentare

Who are NAPIT?

NAPIT are a Government approved registration body for the Electrical Industry.

Comprised of NAPIT Registration, Certification, Services, Inspection, Training, and the NAPIT Trade Association, the NAPIT Group has been established for over 20 years and has grown to become a nationwide organisation working across five different markets.

View the NAPIT Website

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Autor: | Montag, 26. November 2012 | Kommentare

Find out how to save money on your heating bill this winter in this guest post from Chris Long:

Imagine this scenario: You’re headed away on holiday, and the outside temperature is predicted to dip well below freezing at night. Although nobody will be at your home for a week, you leave the temperature set to 20 degrees to prevent your pipes from freezing. You realize you’ll be wasting all of that energy during the warmer days, but it’s better than the alternative of hiring a plumber for a major repair job when you return home.

Fortunately, that sort of scenario can now be a thing of the past. Wi-Fi enabled thermostats are quickly becoming the norm, allowing homeowners to control the temperature of their house from anywhere in the world where their phone or device receives a signal.

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Autor: | Freitag, 20. Juli 2012 | Kommentare

At MyHammer, we know construction.

We also know that buying or building your first home can be a daunting experience, to say the least.

You can leave the building and renovating to the pros, but you must still oversee the budget and deal with the numerous and seemingly never-ending details.

Fear not – help has come in the form of Homeowner Handbook!

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Autor: | Freitag, 25. Mai 2012 | Kommentare (1)

We all know that asbestos is bad news. Time and again, we hear stories of asbestos exposure. Thankfully, headway is being made, but there is still far to go.

The first step, as they say, is awareness. Learn the basics about asbestos here.

From offices and warehouses to apartments and houses, any building in the UK completed before the year 2000 could potentially contain asbestos.

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Autor: | Montag, 14. Mai 2012 | Kommentare

Are you planning an upcoming renovation project?

Would you like to be featured on television and compete for cash?

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Winter Home Improvements


Autor: | Donnerstag, 3. November 2011 | Kommentare

If you haven’t yet done so, it’s not too late to think about winterising your home. This can mean different things to different people. Maybe you want to make your home more energy efficient. Perhaps you just want to fend off the cold weather blues. In any case, there are plenty of wintertime improvements you can make to your space.

If you’re ready to get started, it’s wisest to begin with cold weather-proofing. These improvements are best undertaken before the cold weather sets in.

Have your boiler serviced:
It’s important to have a yearly check done to ensure that your boiler is operating properly and is up to code. You don’t want the hassle of dealing with a breakdown in the middle of January! If you have a gas boiler, remember that the check must be carried out by a Gas-Safe registered tradesman.

Insulate:
One of the most important things you can do to prevent heat loss from your home is to properly insulate it. The Energy Saving Trust provides a clear explanation of the various insulation options you might want to consider.

Deal with draughts:
One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to retain heat in your home is to seal off draughts. Doors, floors, pipes – all of these places may be costing you money.   If you’re feeling especially ambitious, you might consider replacing your current windows with double or triple-glazed ones.  Find out more about energy saving window options here.

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Gas Safety


Autor: | Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2011 | Kommentare

Carrying out gas work without a proper registration is dangerous and illegal. According to the HSE: “…around 20 people die from CO poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed, maintained or that are poorly ventilated.”  The Gas Safe Register was put into place to protect both gas engineers and residents/property owners alike.

If you are a gas engineer in the UK, you must be listed on the Gas Safe Register in order to undertake any gas-related jobs. Find out more about qualifying here.

If you are a property owner, check to see if your tradesman is registered before allowing them to undertake work on your property. You don’t have to take their word for it – all gas engineers are required to carry a Gas Safe Register photo ID.

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Autor: | Sonntag, 1. Mai 2011 | Kommentare
Checklist for a Trade Show

Planning and attending a trade fair – what must be considered

There are numerous ways to go about organising a trade show; however, the following points should always be considered:

The first step is to create a plan for the year, considering what you want to be achieved and identifying the target audience. Upon deciding on a budget, decisions should be made with the appropriate expenses in mind.

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Autor: | Freitag, 5. November 2010 | Kommentare
Communication Between Tradesman and Customer

Essential tips to reach a broad market

Reaching a broader market rapidly and efficiently has become more vital than ever for craftsmen and freelancers alike.

We have to admit that the internet age has completey altered our environment and everyday life. Computers, mobile phones and lately TVs enable us to connect to and explore the internet, which is undoubtedly the primary source of information today.

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Autor: | Montag, 4. Oktober 2010 | Kommentare
Strategies for Employee Motivation

Advantages and Challenges of Motivational Approaches

An important key to success in any trade is the motivation of the employees, since they are the motor that drives the business.

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