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Unwanted Tools to Help Change Lives – Tools for Africa

Unwanted tools to help change lives in Africa

Following the launch of RGB Building Supplies’ Tools for Africa appeal in January, the builders merchant is thanking trades and the community for helping to donate 15 bulk bags full of preloved tools which have been passed to South West-based charity Amigos.

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Dickies Workwear Temp-iQ Collection

Dickies Temp-iQ t-shirt

Dickies Workwear is launching a new range of t-shirts featuring fabric technology that helps keep the wearer from overheating in warm temperatures. The Temp-iQ collection is made with fabric that traps cool air inside the yarn while wicking away sweat. In this way, the wearer stays comfortable as the cool air is kept next to their skin while they’re working …

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Makita 40V Max Brushless Rotary Hammers Offer Outstanding Performance

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Makita UK has introduced its new XGT range of cordless high-performance 40V Max tools, with the addition of two models of rotary hammer, a new combi-drill and an impact driver – ideal for heavy-duty applications where cordless may not have previously coped. All four new products benefit from Makita’s advanced brushless motor technology. The HR003G and HR004G 40V Max Brushless …

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Power Up with the New Makita XGT 40V Max Range

Makita XGT Free Battery

Introducing Makita’s range of highest power cordless solutions yet: XGT 40V Max. The XGT range of machines – including combi drills, grinders, rotary hammers, impact drivers, circular saws and reciprocating saws – offers high output, durability and fast charge times, keeping you working for longer without disruption. An introduction to XGT XGT 40V Max is the new stand-alone cordless battery …

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EasyBuild UK supports County Contractors with their innovative software

EasyBuild software

County Contractors is a leading refurbishment specialist, specialising in large scale, high profile projects for over 40 years. The Somerset-based commercial refurbishment company had an ageing, existing finance system that was already painfully unstable and unreliable. In order for Country Contractors to continue running a profitable business and meet new visions the company knew they needed new efficient tools. Once …

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CHAS and Checkatrade Announce New Partnership

CHAS Checkatrade deal

CHAS, the Health & Safety accreditation specialist, has signed an agreement with Checkatrade that will see the two organisations work together to help their trade members boost their accredited status and availability for work. Checkatrade is one of the UK’s leading directories of recommended, vetted and monitored trade experts, while CHAS helps construction clients to find certified contractors. The joint …

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UVC Lighting That Actively Reduces the Bacterial and Viral Charge

UVC Lighting

Humanlumen, the lighting brand with a uniquely human-centric approach, introduces the Clean Air Series, a range of UVC Air Sterilisation Units, providing a safe, reliable and sustainable solution for a safe ‘Return to Work’ for many employers and employees. The Clean Air Series is a range of efficient UVC lighting devices that actively reduce the bacterial and viral charge of the …

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Tradespeople ready to fix lockdown DIY disasters

Dickies DIY fixes

According to a survey by global workwear brand Dickies, over the coming months, nearly three-quarters of tradespeople expect to be fixing botched DIY jobs carried out by people at home during the lockdown imposed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The poll, carried out through Dickies Workwear’s Twitter feed, revealed that 72.9% of respondents anticipated spending some of their time …

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MSA Reveals Industry Insights from Hard Hat Survey

MSA reveals industry insights from hard hat survey (1)

A forward-thinking industry survey has revealed a lack of comfort as the main obstacle putting workers off wearing their safety helmets more regularly, and, somewhat worryingly, almost half of those surveyed said that they never or rarely wear a hard hat. Run by MSA Safety in conjunction with Skill Builder (a resource for the building industry promoting knowledge, news, and …

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Award winning construction software company EasyBuild launches new website

Easybuild

EasyBuild Construction Software Ltd is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website. The new website showcases a host of comprehensive ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software features and financial modules aimed at the construction sector. EasyBuild is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website. The new website showcases a host of comprehensive ERP construction features and financial modules …

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Dickies Puts Your Hero Tradesperson in the Spotlight

Dickies heroes site guy

Global workwear brand Dickies is putting the spotlight on tradespeople who are working hard to deliver essential projects during the Coronavirus outbreak. Dickies is encouraging anyone who knows a tradesperson carrying out such work to share their stories on social media – using the hashtag #dickieshero – where the company will highlight inspiring examples to its followers. “During these testing …

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Challenges of Coronavirus – 5 Steps to Take Today

Covid-19

If your business is dealing with the unprecedented challenges of Coronavirus, there is a range of government support and advice to help you through. Here are 5 key steps you can take today: 1. Get help with your finances For small and medium-sized businesses, the new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now available for applications. For more information and …

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iF Design Award for Hultafors Tools

iF Design Award

Another Prestigious Design Award for the Hultafors Group’s Workwear and Tools brands Added to the Red Dot Design Award for Workwear, the Hultafors Group has just won the iF Design Award for the Hultafors Snap-Off Knife (SRP18A) and the HDM Dry Marker. With over 7200 entries from 56 countries, the competition was intense. After much deliberation, the 78-member jury – …

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