Behind the mini build

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 27-07-2017

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Chris Smith, from Altrincham, has a very particular set of skills. He likes to build football stadiums out of Lego®. From Wolverhampton to Wembley, he’s on a mission to build all 92 league clubs in England, as well as 12 from the Scottish Premier League.

We crunched the numbers behind his small but mighty builds.

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Let’s go outside… with landscaper, Ross Conquest

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 27-07-2017


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…or is it?

Now that the sun is (kinda) out, we wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at the landscaping trade to see if it really is the bee’s knees, and what happens when the rain comes.

So, we caught up with Ross Conquest, owner of Conquest Hard Landscaping (and one of our 2017 Young Tradesperson of the Year competition winners) to shine a light on the trade.

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Meet our 2017 trade hero and his Band of Builders

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 27-07-2017

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I’m sure you’ve heard by now that we’ve been giving away some pretty impressive awards as part of our 2017 Building Better Communities competition.

In addition to our regional community awards, this year we thought it was about time our trade heroes got some recognition for the hard work they do for their local communities too. That’s why we launched our Trade Hero category, to give these heroes a little helping hand in the form of £50,000 worth of building materials to complete a community renovation project.

We’re super excited to announce that this year’s Trade Hero is (drum roll please…) Band of Builders founder, Addam Smith.

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Jewson announces Building Better Communities winners

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 18-07-2017

We’ve announced the winners of our 2017 Building Better Communities competition, giving two Trade Heroes and 24 regional projects from across the UK a share of the £250,000 prize fund.

Addam Smith has been crowned winner of the Trade Hero category, and will now receive £50,000 worth of building materials to complete a community renovation project. Addam Smith and his ‘Band of Builders’ helped to transform the home of their friend, Keith, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In his memory, the team now has plans to help others by extending the scheme.

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Magda Dexter, customer experience director at Jewson, shares her advice on dealing with tricky situations

BOB’s guide to…people pleasing

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in BOB's Guide To..., Expertise | Posted on 29-06-2017

Everyone knows that it’s important to keep your customers as happy as Larry (or Keith, or Jane, or whatever their name is).Magda Dexter, customer experience director at Jewson

But we’ve all been in a situation when things have gone a bit pear shaped and a customer has complained.

Luckily we have an absolute master of customer service to give you advice on how to deal with tricky situations: Magda Dexter, who is customer experience director at Jewson. Read full article »

The VELUX team explore the benefits of roof windows with Jewson

A bright idea from VELUX®

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Expertise, How To Guides, Products & Services | Posted on 28-06-2017

Lots of homeowners are choosing to add more space to their homes with extensions, but this can end up leaving the original rooms looking a little dark and dingy in comparison.

BOB recently caught up with those bright sparks at VELUX to find out more about the benefits of bringing light to a single storey extension by using roof windows. Read full article »


Hey there, sports fan!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News, More | Posted on 28-06-2017

We know you tradespeople like your sports. From local to national, cups to leagues, football to cricket, there aren’t many forms you’d shy away from. And we don’t blame you! Is there a better way to spend a lazy Sunday than with a beer in one hand and the weekend fixtures on the TV?

We recently put your sporting acumen to the test in a survey. The results are in… Read full article »