Jewson Tool Hire awarded SafeHire certification

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

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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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Tool me up: A guide to Jewson Tool Hire

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 24-02-2017

When it comes to getting the right tool for the job, buying doesn’t always make sense. If it’s a one-off project that needs special kit, or if your tool breaks on site and you need a quick replacement, hiring might be a better option.

Using a service like Jewson Tool Hire is a quick and easy way of making sure you never get caught out on the job. What’s more, you’ll get great advice on the different options available and useful information about staying safe on site.

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How I Built My… with Phil from Phil Knight Carpentry and Joinery

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 22-02-2017

Phil from Phil Knight Carpentry and Joinery has built up his reputation and business over the years after leaving school with few qualifications.

If you’re looking to set up your own business or get started in the carpentry trade, he is definitely somebody to look up to.

Here’s the advice he imparted when we bumped into him at Jewson Live.

BOB’s guide to… not-quite-summer landscaping

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 22-02-2017

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It’s a bit wet and chilly at the moment, isn’t it? Makes you just want to stay inside, wrapped up all warm and cosy…

However, if you work outside a lot, it’s pretty likely that your bills and commitments don’t heed the weather. Luckily for you, we’re here with some solutions to help you work outdoors, even when it’s not too sunny.

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5 things BOB learnt from the Housing White Paper

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 22-02-2017

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“Let’s get Britain building” was the battle cry of the Housing White Paper. That means everyone’s going to be building. You, us, that bloke who lives down the road… maybe.

If you missed the Housing White Paper, or forgot to read it, BOB – the Jewson monthly newsletter – is here to summarise the key points.

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Jewson and Barnado’s get together in charity partnership

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 17-02-2017

As big champions of young people and making sure everyone has an equal chance to get ahead and progress, we’re keen to support organisations that do the same. That’s why we’ve recently selected Barnardo’s as our charity partner for 2017. Through the partnership, Jewson employees will raise vital funds for the charity as part of our ‘Together’ initiative.

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Giving our customers an experience they won’t forget

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 13-02-2017

2017 brings financial uncertainty for many sectors, as post-Brexit exchange rate fluctuations result in price increases that impact upon us all. David Kilby, Jewson Operations Director, discusses what this means for the construction industry, and the steps Jewson is taking this year to make trading easier for customers.

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