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There’s still time to trim your trees before Spring!

Maintenance is a really important part of keeping any sort of tree near a public building. Unless trees are given regular attention, they’re liable to become overgrown, with diseased or overlong branches potentially posing a hazard to those living, working or simply travelling nearby. Diseased branches should be removed and if a tree grows too close to your house or power lines, it definitely needs trimming or even removing. Here, we’ve gone into some of the most important things to remember when trimming trees – and don’t forget to use garden ladders to do the job!

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4 easy DIY projects you can complete before spring!

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Are you ready for spring? We’ve already started to see a bit of sunshine recently! One way you can get ahead of your spring cleaning is to get started on a few easy projects now. 

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The best ladders to complete every job in 2020!

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Need a new ladder? Then we’ve got you covered! We have a large selection of ladders for every type of household job, including painting or decorating work, electrical, gardening and landscaping, and even other outdoor projects.

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5 quick jobs to prepare your home for winter

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Winter is coming! In terms of cold this autumn has actually been quite mild, though it has been filled with rain almost non-stop. Due to this it’s possible you may not have gotten around to preparing your house for winter.

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How to protect your ladders from theft

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Whether you’re a contractor or a trade business owner it’s a popular time of year for tools, ladders, and other valuable trade items to go missing. Recently, there’s been quite a few reports of ladders being stolen from vans hitting the local papers. 

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Tips for better work-life balance as a tradesman

Being a tradesman can be a lot of work including things like sorting admin, scheduling deliveries, making sure your crew shows up on time, to providing a high-quality service time and again. But, few talk about how tradesman can improve their work-life balance to increase happiness levels and job satisfaction. 

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Are you properly equipped for cleaning the gutters?

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Autumn is officially here and as the trees start to change colours, paired with the weather cooling down many DIYers will slowly start moving projects indoors.

Normally we’ve got to wait for a while, to know if our roof has any cracks, leaks, or faulty guttering – but, over the last few weeks with the sporadic downpours, it’s likely you may have been alerted to a gutter related problem recently. 

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4 top tips on working safely while trimming your garden’s trees

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With heavy rain on the way, it’s safe to say we’re finally coming to the end of summer! However, there’s still just a bit of time left to get some final tasks done for the onset of winter. If you haven’t got around to trimming your garden’s trees or hedges, now is a good time to get it done! However, if you want to get the job done safely and efficiently, it’s important to know these key tips. We’ve summed them up below!

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How to choose the best ladder for your garden project

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Summer is a busy time of year for keen DIYers and professional tradesmen alike to get those outside projects complete before the bad weather returns. Jobs like pruning the hedges, trimming trees, changing outdoor lightbulbs, cleaning the gutters, or washing the windows all, have one thing in common… a ladder! For many, it’s an essential piece of summer safety equipment.

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A quick guide to the changes in UK ladder standards

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Since January 2018, new legislation has been gradually implemented in the UK which changes the way in which UK ladders are classified. These new standards were originally introduced to Britain at the start of 2018, but have been implemented amongst manufacturers since 2019 after an initial 12-month grace period. Now that this new legislation have become more widespread, we thought it worth giving you a quick rundown of what the changes entail.

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