United London FC vs Jewson Charity Match

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 12-04-2017


Not every day do you get the chance to play with the pros, And it’s even better when you’re supporting a great cause which is why a charity match has been set up against United London FC. The world’s first managerless football team.

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BOB’s guide to… the Bank Holiday

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 29-03-2017


Ahh… four glorious days off.

Time to sit back, relax and enjoy a hard-earned brew (alcoholic or otherwise).

Or… you could pick your tools back up and get the house in order. Go on, you know you’ll never have time to get those niggly jobs done while you’re working.

Here are our top tips to help you make the most of the Bank Holiday.
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London calling: cracking the capital

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 29-03-2017

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The bright lights and (let’s face it) financial clout of London makes it a big target in construction.

But it can be a difficult environment for small and medium-sized builders and developers (SMEs) due to sky-high land values and that ever-elusive funding.

Our friends over at Greenworks have taken a look at how you could overcome some of the obstacles.

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You don’t have to move, you can always improve

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 24-03-2017

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Sarah Beeny’s top five tips to giving your home a new lease of life

A want for more space and a home that’s more suited to modern life are just two of a number of reasons why people decide to move house. But as the old saying goes, home is where the heart is, and if moving house causes unnecessary stress and disruption to family life, there is another way.

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Jewson Tool Hire awarded SafeHire certification

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 14-03-2017


Jewson Tool Hire has been awarded a SafeHire certification, an industry-led initiative designed to raise standards and improve all areas of company operations, from quality management to customer service standards.

The Hire Association Europe (HAE) has congratulated Jewson Tool Hire for achieving the highly acclaimed industry standard by demonstrating high standards of safety within the hire industry.

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Budget 2017

The Budget: BOB’s guide to what you need to know

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in BOB's Guide To... | Posted on 09-03-2017

Earlier this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his 2017 budget plans. In between the ooo’s and the aah’s from the rowdy audience, there was a lot of number crunching and casual references to MILLIONS of pounds. “But how does the budget affect us?” I hear you ask.

Well, here are five tradespeople-takeaways that BOB learnt from the budget. Read full article »

Going above and beyond for the trade

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 02-03-2017

As part of its latest State of the Trade Survey, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found that the construction skills shortage has now spread beyond bricklayers and carpenters.

In fact, construction firms are finding it difficult to attract tradesmen such as roofers, electricians and plasterers, with 40 per cent of the 15 trades monitored by the FMB showing that the skills shortage is at its highest level since 2013.

Working to tackle the skills gap is a key challenge for our industry and something we take very seriously at Jewson, both in how we work to support the wider industry, and how we attract and retain our employees.

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