On the Tools Awards - Supporting tradespeople through challenging times
05 December 2023
Trade Direct Insurance proudly sponsored the On the Tools Special Recognition Award 2023, won by Scott Reid the owner of Glagow-based Stratum Masonry, a stonemasonry company specialising in working with traditional buildings throughout Scotland.
What does a Tiler do?
04 December 2023
If you are looking at getting into a trade, working as a tiler can be a good option. Always in demand, the work of a tiler is varied and practical, as well as being reasonably well paid. So how do you get started in the business?
How much do tilers charge?
27 November 2023
If you’re working as a tiler, you’ll want to know the market rate in order to offer competitive quotes. If you’re thinking of hiring a tiler, you’ll want to know how much it’s going to cost you.
Do plumbers do tiling work?
20 November 2023
A plumber will typically work in a bathroom, kitchen, or wet room: spaces which often have tiled walls or floors.
What's the difference between a carpenter and a joiner?
15 November 2023
Whether you’re thinking of working in construction or employing someone to work on a project, it’s worth understanding the differences between a carpenter and a joiner. While some similarities exist, they are separate occupations.
What insurance should a builder have?
10 November 2023
If you are a builder, it is important that you consider which builders insurance, whether you are a self-employed sole trader or under contract as a freelancer.
Pros and cons of being a contractor
06 November 2023
If you’re working in a trade, you may be wondering whether it’s better to work as an employee or to set up on your own and sell your services as a contractor.
Why a well-structured quote matters
31 October 2023
As a tradesperson, the quality of your work is what speaks volumes about your reputation. However, it's not just your work that potential customers will be looking at when considering hiring you for their project.
The cost of cutting back on tradesperson insurance
05 September 2023
Cutting back on insurance can expose tradespeople to the cost of work-related accidents at a time when few can afford any unexpected costs.
How to start a plumbing business
09 August 2023
A successful plumbing business can be both lucrative and rewarding. There is always a strong demand for plumbers, whether you choose to work on small domestic jobs or larger commercial projects.