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An increasing number of women may want to take plumbing courses as more homeowners desire the services of female tradesmen, according to a survey. Related Articles Comprehensive Plumbing Course – The Need Of The Hour Pipe dreams: Plumbing courses in the recession Learn While You Work With Part Time Plumbing Courses How to Opt for the Top Plumbing Courses Research by Direct Line for Business discovered that 29 per cent of British adults claimed that they would prefer a woman to carry out professional building and plumbing work if given the choice. The main reason why the respondents would opt for a female tradesman over the stereotypical male choice is that they thought that women possessed a greater level of attention to detail. More than half of those surveyed said that they would feel safer in the presence of a female tradesman while 45 per cent said they thought a woman would provide a better overall service. The study also found that 46 per cent of homeowners believed that women tradesmen are favourable to men because they are more reliable and punctual whilst 42 per cent were of the opinion that females were better at multitasking. Dragon's Den contestant Hafida Sarachi said: "There is a growing demand for female tradesman services from both male and female customers." Ms Sarachi went onto say that practical women should enter the trades industry and this was supported by 38 per cent of respondents who wished that they could see more females running a trades business. She added: "Unfortunately there are still very few women going into the trades, so I would encourage more women who like DIY to take up their tools and go for it!" Kate Syred, head of Direct Line for Business, said that it was important that both sexes are successful in the trades sector. "Traditionally men have dominated the trade services and have been doing a great job of it; however it is encouraging to now see a strong demand for female trade services as well," she added. A female plumber from Somerset won the Arabian version of The Apprentice after impressing judges with her business acumen. Hannah Dodkin claimed that the skills she learned on plumbing courses helped her win the television competition. She said: "Working as a plumber has helped me enormously to grasp the technical aspects of the real estate market in the United Arab Emirates. "When you learn a trade you also learn that sometimes you have to drill straight through a wall instead of going around it even if it takes four hours. This attitude towards getting something accomplished trained me not to give up at the first hurdle." Ms Dodkin won a £335,000 prize from property billionaire Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim, who acted as the show's Alan Sugar figure.
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People who are in need of different kinds of building and maintenance service are not only helped by Master tradesmen, but tradesmen who are working individually on their own are also helped by them. They are not only related in large firms, but they are also connected to expert people who are working alone as a freelance sole trader. You can benefit from being part of a reliable and trusted organization, being a member in the Association of Master Tradesmen. Trusted and talented craftsmen make this association. The company is not actually a trade association, because this is a non-profit organization that is created towards developing the interest of a particular sector or industry. This organization is also called as AMTUK. For any kind of job, they are the perfect source for tradesmen and contractors. Related Articles Locksmiths Are Crying Out For A Governing Body Architects In A Changing Environment Florida Construction Jobs How to Hire a Reputable Handyman Especially if you need a specific kind of work for your own home like plumbing work, it is true that it can be very hard to trust someone who is from a telephone book. You can contact AMTUK to provide you or refer you to a professional and expert plumber who can do the work for you, if you do not want to take risk and find someone who is not trustworthy. The organization has a very good name in the industry. Living up to standard by every member of their organization is made sure by them. You can be rest assured that you are only dealing with professional and experienced people in the business, as Master tradesmen are not accepting firms and freelancer with bad reputation in the business. To have updated public liability insurance and they need to inform the organization about the skills, qualifications and work area of their firm are the requirements by them from every member of the organization.By implementing this kind of requirement they can allocate work based on their location and specific skills. They are providing services from building maintenance up to loft conversions. Calling AMTUK is all needed, if you are a client and the association will forward you to appropriate tradesmen that you need to carry out the world that you need to accomplish. Association of Master Tradesmen is not only providing service to the public, but they are also providing works for all trades people and these works are bigger than they can handle. In cases like this one, they can refer you to a quality subcontractor that you can trust to work with the same standard the same as other members of the group. This association is a very interesting organization that can help both consumer and businessmen in different field. Services to the public and businesses that needs help are given by this kind of organization. To be a part of them, you can qualify for their association by submitting all the needed requirements needed by the organization. Association Master Tradesmen will bring you the right people that you need.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
The range of cordless power tools available to the tradesman is now extensive and the choice has never been greater in terms of the voltage platform or the type of tool now available as a cordless option. The principal advantage of any cordless power tool is that it can be used anywhere without the need for direct access to a power supply. This can be a significant advantage for any tradesman under pressure to carry out a task as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Often the only alternative may be the use of a petrol or diesel powered generator to provide power and apart from cost, the job location may not be suitable for the use of this type of equipment. While cordless has yet to fully replicate the power of mains tools, there are a substantial number of applications where a cordless tool has other attributes which give it a distinct advantage over a similar mains powered product. While a mains powered tool may have the advantage of additional power, recent advances in low voltage motor technology have led to the development of cordless tools with a power output getting much closer to their mains counterparts. Similar advances in battery technology have also meant that these tools can deliver a runtime performance substantial enough to make them of real value to tradesmen working in particularly difficult locations. Even where power is available cordless tools are often favoured due to their convenience and ability to operate without having a cable attached to a fixed point. Most tools are available with two batteries with charge times of 1 hour or even less, while the batteries deliver significantly more than 1 hour of runtime for many applications. This allows the user to carry on with the task safe in the knowledge that another battery will be available fully charged before the existing one runs out. There are now many drilling and screw driving tasks carried out by tradesmen worldwide where mains tools are virtually redundant having been replaced by more convenient and versatile cordless alternatives. When all of this is taken into account it is easy to understand why cordless power tools are often now the preferred option even where power is available.
Professional power tools have several benefits over DIY tools, including more power, a better quality of finish, and greater durability, making them a much more cost effective purchase in the long-run for a tradesman who uses power tools every day. Power & Speed Industrial power tools are generally more powerful than their DIY counterparts, often with higher rated motors featuring leading edge technology. Electrical components like motors and switches are made to be capable of dealing with the higher current loads generated when tools are worked under heavy load. This additional power and ability to work under continuous load means industrial power tools will always get the job done faster than an apparently similar DIY product. DIY tools frequently do not cope well with prolonged use and can be easily damaged through overloading. Industrial tools are designed to be most effective at a narrower range of tasks, while DIY tools are often made to cover a broader range of applications. This apparent flexibility can in fact be a handicap as it often comes at a price of lower efficiency at any given task. The narrower focus of an industrial tool made for a specific task will always give faster results. Ads by Google Quality of Finish As well as speed through power, industrial power tools designed for a more focused range of tasks will deliver a better quality finish. For the tradesman this means much less time is spent trying to achieve the high standard of finish demanded by customers while working in a commercial environment. Durability All components in industrial power tools, both mechanical and electrical, offer a much longer working life than those of DIY tools. The result is industrial power tools suffer significantly less down time through the need for repair or replacement. With industrial tools most jobs can be tackled with power to spare, while DIY tools working at or beyond their capacity can often be overloaded on relatively simple tasks simply because their components are not designed to cope with long periods of continuous use. Choosing the right tool for the job can have a massive impact on how long any job can take and how quickly the required result is achieved. In so many ways by investing in the best tool available the tradesman can make the best possible use of their most valuable commodity –time. Any additional cost incurred at the point of purchase will be rapidly recovered after fairly limited use and this substantial benefit will continue throughout the working life of the tool. All of these points clearly confirm that the apparently cheap DIY option costs much more in the long run than proper industrial tools by manufacturers such as Bosch and Panasonic, which are designed and manufactured to get the job done quickly and efficiently time and time again.
When materials need to be cut on a construction project the obvious tool for the job is a saw. The most suitable saw for the job in hand can vary depending on some or all of the following key factors: Type of material to be cut Dimensions of the material to be cut Accuracy and quality of the finish required Availability of suitable blade types Health and safety considerations Most saws are able to cut various materials like wood, metal, plastic or composite boards given the wide and varied range of blades often available for each type of saw. The range of saws to choose from is fairly lengthy and includes Jigsaws, Reciprocating saws, Circular Saws, Mitre saws, Table Saws, Site Saws and Flipover Saws. One of the most versatile saws around is a Jigsaw for which there is a massive choice of blades allowing it to cut anything from wood, metal and plastics to ceramics and acrylic glass. Jigsaws are also easily portable and can be used in most locations but are perhaps not ideal where precision and accuracy is required, particularly with large sheet materials. A Reciprocating Saw is the best tool for removing existing installations where a task includes reworking or refitting, for example, replacing windows or removal of fixtures and fittings from a building prior to refurbishment etc. With blades available to cut wood, metal, plastics and even brick, porous concrete and fibreglass, a reciprocating saw is ideal where rapid results and cutting various materials takes priority over accuracy. Ads by Google Tradesmen often need to make long straight cuts in sheet material and a Circular Saw is usually the tool of choice. Circular Saws are relatively light and portable and can give reasonably accurate results cutting sheets of plywood, chipboard and other composite materials. If a good quality finish is required excellent results can often be achieved, assuming the correct choice of tooth geometry for the blade is made. A Mitre Saw is the tool most commonly used for the accurate cutting of lengths of timber framing for structures where complex mitre joints are required. With additional features like slide, tilt and bevel, some mitre saws are able to cut timber for the most complicated mitre joints, which are required in jobs like roof construction. Mitre saws which feature a slide function offer the option of cross cutting small panels. The maximum cross cutting width depends on the particular saw but typically between 200mm – 300mm and up to 320mm wide in the case of the Metabo KGS 315PLUS. If a tradesman needs to cut sheet materials with a reasonable degree of accuracy on site then a portable Table Saw may provide the solution. While less versatile than a circular saw, Table Saws are more stable and with the use of the correct blade and guides can often deliver results close to workshop standard. Flipover Saws are a cross between a mitre saw and a portable table saw with the capability of carrying out many of the same tasks. A Flipover Saw is extremely versatile and delivers good results but often without quite matching up to the performance of a good quality mitre saw or table saw. Site Saws are basically a basic less refined form of table saw built specifically to withstand the rigours of a site situation. Site Saws are ideal for rough cutting of sheet material like plywood and chipboard where speed rather than accuracy is the priority. In recent years the introduction of the Fein Multimaster and Bosch Multicutter has added another option to the choice of saws a tradesman should consider having in his kit. For small, delicate cutting and trimming operations with blades suitable for many types of material, these tools are fast becoming a must have for every tradesman. Health and Safety is always important whenever a saw is being used. While most saws will cut a variety of materials sometimes special measures need to be taken particularly when working with metal which often requires to be firmly clamped prior to cutting. Always wear safety glasses and a protective mask when using a saw and wherever possible use dust extraction. So the answer to the question how many saws does a tradesman need on site is probably three or four to guarantee they can always cut any material safely and to the required standard of finish, whatever the dimensions.
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