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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,...

The best construction and trade jokes are here

Having a laugh is what makes British weather bearable when you're on site. We live for the banter. But in a world ruled by political correctness, it's easy to forget to enjoy things. So, we've taken the liberty of compiling some of the best construction and trade...

How to beat stress to look after mental health on site

Stress is as rampant in construction and trades as it is in any other profession. Although the construction industry has a 'macho image', stress management is proving more vital than ever when it comes to productivity in workplaces. That's no different on site. And...

How to keep staff motivated on site

Some workers have great relationships with their boss. Others, not so much. Keeping the right vibe in a workplace is important for productivity, there's been a million articles published about that fact. That applies in an office, and it also applies on a work site....

PRODUCT PROFILE: Why Mastercrete is the answer to your cement needs

Ever find yourself at B&Q, Wickes or Travis Perkins scratching your head when it comes to which Blue Circle Cement product to use? Come on, we've all been there before. Mastercrete is versatile, but Blue Circle Cement products' resident technical expert, Dr Bill...

Tennis elbow, the tradesman’s enemy

Working in trades is physically taxing - there's no doubt about that. As we age, and time moves on, it becomes more and more crucial to look after our bodies. Tennis elbow or "lateral epicondylitis" is a bricklayer's nemesis. It hits tradespeople of all expertise and...

Want to be a bricklayer? Follow our guide

Ken Tunney's three-decade stint as a bricklayer has been dedicated to developing youth. The Cheshire-based business owner, who spent time lecturing youngsters at building colleges before returning to the tools, knows what it takes to succeed in the industry. "I've had...

Four things asked of every apprentice on their first day

If you're in the trade, you know it's important to welcome a new apprentice with a bang. Of course, we don't want to scare any young lad off after his first day. But introducing any new fella into the banter he'll likely experience for the rest of his career is an...