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Highest earning trades revealed

  Roofers have claimed the top spot for highest earning trade per person, a survey by Simply Business has found. Counter to popular belief Electricians didn’t nab the top spot or even second place for that matter, instead taking third position with an average...

How gardens can add value to your home

    RESEARCH suggests neat and tidy gardens can add as much as 20 per cent value to a home. Landscapers and tradesmen are rejoicing at this news. And rightly so. According to propertypriceadvice.co.uk, the average Brit spends 86 minutes improving their...

Mastercrete a partner in crime for Cheshire tradesman

    With the variety of work Ed Belfield takes on, it’s no surprise Mastercrete is like a partner in crime to the Cheshire business owner. Mr Belfield, who owns Congleton-based firm EJ Belfield, relies on Blue Circle Mastercrete to play a key role in new...

Plasterer and tiler relying on ‘The Reliable One’

    When a young Lee Gregory started in the trade, his elders swore by Blue Circle cement products. Now 46, a lot has changed. His loyalty to the Blue Circle brand, however, has not. The Chesterfield plasterer and tiler swears by the iconic brand for any...

Most trusted tradesmen names revealed

    NEW research has unveiled the most trusted first names within Britain's booming construction industry. Research from The Boiler Guide suggests that certain names are more trusted  by customers than others when it comes to the building trade. Builders or...

Slablayer helps first-time paver reap rewards of summer

    A PATIO built with the help of Blue Circle Slablayer has revolutionised summer life for Eastleigh man Mike Foster. Mr Foster had a side extension added to his home which created a plethora of free space due to the demolition of a garage in his back...

West Sussex firm happy to be ‘One of the Family’

  Growing building firm HBR Group knows it can trust Blue Circle Products to get the job done on all of its West Sussex sites. The Lancing-based company relies on Blue Circle Mastercrete for rendering, bricklaying, screed and general concreting purposes. HBR...

Postcrete prize gifts father-of-one family break

Midlands man Oliver Marsh says he "can't believe his luck" after winning a luxury family break with Blue Circle Postcrete. Mr Marsh purchased the bag with a unique winning code inside while repairing rotted posts around his building site. The competition offers...

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...

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...