Blue Circle Blog

No mission is impossible for landscaping company

  No mission is impossible for Warlingham-based landscaping and property maintenance company. Mission landscaping headed by Curtis Effenberg who qualified from Hadlow College in 2014 with a National Diploma in Horticulture. Specialising in creating personalised...

Why you should consider hiring an apprentice

  Thinking about hiring a new person and considering an apprentice? We’ve outlined below some of the advantages of taking on an apprentice for tradespeople... Develop the skills of your team Hiring an apprentice provides the chance for other team members to take...

Social media best practices for your business

  In a recent poll we carried out on twitter 46.7% of tradespeople stated that they use social media for their business and frequently post on it. To make sure you are making the most out of your business social media, we’ve listed some tips below. Facebook Post...

The Growing Trend of Porcelain Paving

  Porcelain Paving has grown hugely popular and with more homeowners requesting it from landscapers George Jones, Owner and Operator at Matipo Landscaping + Design has shared his thoughts with Blue Circle cement on the trend. George Jones’ thoughts on Porcelain...

A Concrete Choice for Landscaping

  Concrete offers builders and landscapers the flexibility to create an inexpensive wide range of elements for an outdoor space which unlike other features, requires minimal upkeep. From walls, planters and brick barbecues to paths and board-marked walls, the...

Women in Construction, Beth Skinner Part Two

  Part 2 of our chat with Beth Skinner, this time we asked the bricklayer about creating content for her YouTube channel and where does she see herself in ten years time. How did you start creating content and any advice for someone thinking of posting their own...

Women in Construction, Beth Skinner Part One

  Bricklayer Beth Skinner shares her experience of working in her trade, her advice for anyone considering an Apprenticeship and what you'll find in her tool kit. What's your favourite thing about working as a Bricklayer? Having the freedom to work in an...

Blue Circle cement Sponsors of James’ Project

  Project Background James, age 11 the son of Iain Dodd a Plasterer from Hemel Hempstead suffers from Mitochondrial disease, is the latest beneficiary of the national charity, Band of Builders. The rare disease means James is reliant on a wheelchair and a walking...

Proud Sponsors of Band of Builders

  Who are Band of Builders?  Band of Builders are a National Charity run by tradespeople, for tradespeople. Providing help to the construction industry through hands-on projects, advice or support, they help each other when times get tough. Their motto ‘Together...

Renovation Extraordinaire depends on Blue Circle

  Rob, a Yorkshire-based Engineer shares his renovation journey on his popular Instagram account, DIY Journey - The Renovation. Rob ignited his passion for renovation in recent years and is now on his third project. During his second build the challenge of a...

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 the perfect partner 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...