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What your on-site drink says about you

Those in the construction industry are famous for their love of a "builders' brew". Making one is a right of passage for every apprentice, and the great equaliser on site. Find out what your choice of on-site drink says about you. Are you the traditional tradesman,...

Win luxury family breaks with Blue Circle Postcrete

We're offering the chance to bag luxury family UK breaks thanks to an on-pack promotion launched as part of the new ‘One of the Family’ campaign. The competition offers the chance to win a break for up to four at some of the UK's favourite holiday park villages –...

Image in the trade: Does it matter?

Does image really matter for those in the trade? Well, the answer is yes. But, there's a fairly big but. It starts with a van. Your tools need to be safe, your Blue Circle products 😉need room, and really, a van is also your mobile office (especially if you...

Five reasons you should work in a trade

Tradesmen are rightly proud of their work. They graft, laugh and push hard to make a living and they often make a fine one at that. But why is working in the trade so darn good? What about it makes tradesmen king? We've compiled some of the reasons why a career in...

Why our new Rapid Set Mortar is brilliant

In case you've not heard, our brand new Blue Circle Rapid Set Mortar is the best. It's a Portland cement-based mortar, which contains calcium aluminate to make it rapid in hardening and setting. That's just the science of it. But if you're in plumbing, electrical, or...

Meet the #GreatWallOfPride finalists

Twelve tradesman are in with a shout of winning a Milwaukee Tools UK prize pack valued at £500. Now, they need your votes to take out the top prize. CLICK HERE to see their work and vote for your favourite. To make it easier, we've profiled our contestants to make...

Builder explains why Extra Rapid trumps all

David Wright is fast in his assessment of Blue Circle Extra Rapid Cement - it's a class above. The Staffordshire business owner, who operates Penkridge-based T & D Property Development, swears by the rapid-set product. Mr Wright's four-man team has used Blue...

How to use cement in winter weather

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that winter isn't a great time to work outdoors. It's cold, it's wet and it's largely just unpleasant. Working with cement doesn't have to be frustrating, though. We've pulled together some of the best tips around for...

WATCH 🎥 | Postcrete, football and the Theatre Of Dreams

Buying a bag of Tarmac's Blue Circle Postcrete helped Jason Radbourne tick off a bucket list item. The Wiltshire builder on Wednesday ventured to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United battle Arsenal after finding a winning coupon in a bag of Postcrete during the...

Want to win a £500 Milwaukee Tools prize pack? Find out how here

Blue Circle Cement Products is teaming with top-notch tool provider Milwaukee to deliver a £500 prize pack to the United Kingdom's 'best' tradesperson. To enter, simply show us your best job on site, around the house or outdoors at THIS LINK. We'll then select a range...

Blue Circle helping British couple fulfil ‘big dreams’

Wales' reputation as the perfect sea-change for weary English nationals is booming. In April 2018, Steve* and his partner Anneka joined those looking to make Wales home after years living across the United Kingdom. They landed on the fringe of the famous Breacon...

Your complete guide to starting a trade: Building

Wanting to take up an apprenticeship? Smart move. Aside from being good looking, well paid and all round legends (can you tell this was written by a building materials brand? 😉) tradespeople enjoy the ability to work for themselves at any stage of their career...

WATCH 🎥| The house with Blue Circle in its veins

Renovating a Victorian-era house is no mean feat. Just ask East London couple Mark and Sabba Bonshek. Mark, an architect, has undertaken much of the building work on the 19th-century property while Sabba has taken on a role as chief designer. The couple have juggled...

Hacks for surviving cold weather on site

The traditional British cold weather snap has hit us. We're freezing. You're freezing. We're all freezing. Spare a thought for the tradespeople on site - dealing with a dodgy loo, ice-cold wind and juggling high quality work with keeping customers happy. You're...

WATCH 🎥 | Devil in the detail for Yorkshire sculptor

Concrete is known for its rugged strength – but a Yorkshire sculptor is showing the devil is in the detail. Cadeby-based artist Will Braithwaite has used Tarmac’s Blue Circle General Purpose Cement to craft several concrete sculptures featuring in galleries around the...

Figures show how tradespeople spend working lives

Ever wondered how long you've actually spent driving your van, or making tea on site? Well, the Federation of Master Builders spent some time asking around. And their findings are mind-blowing. The figures revealed tradespeople from across the United Kingdom spent...

WATCH 🎥 | Farmer Gruffydd buzzing for Postcrete

GRUFFYDD Rees knows the importance of trust. He grew up in Wales, watching his father use Blue Circle Cement products for DIY jobs, before heading off to university. Since graduating, Mr Rees has plied his time as a bee farmer in the south of Wales. It's a niche he's...

Product calculator to make life easy for tradesmen

Customers and tradesmen will find it easier to add up how much of a Blue Circle Cement product is needed to finish a job thanks to a brand new online product calculator. A spokesperson for Blue Circle Cement products said the new calculator would make the mathematics...

Safety a top priority for United Kingdom’s tradesmen

NEW statistics have revealed the United Kingdom's tradespeople are the most safety aware in Europe. Over 100 tradespeople from the UK were surveyed, with 824 participants across Europe in total. English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish plumbers and other...

What are you best banter sayings on site?

If there was a poll to show which industry has the funniest blokes and lasses, ours would win. Not one could possibly be funnier than construction. At Blue Circle Cement products, we cut to the chase. We know you don't have time to read rubbish introductory comments,...