Author - Andy Brandon

A Guide To Forklift Safety

When working in the construction trade, a forklift is an essential vehicle for transporting goods and pallets around your site or short distances. You may enter and exit a forklift so often it has become second nature to you, however, if not operated with precision and safety, forklifts can cause...

We’re Moving!

This move is not only for the benefit of us as a business, but for the benefit of our customers as well. The new site is much more suitable for a face-to-face customer service and sales experience with the addition of a fully equipped trade sales counter, as well as...

Where Does Your Timber Come From?

When you visit your local builders’ merchant, timber of all species and sizes are neatly stacked and cut ready for you to use. However, we never think about the process that the wood goes through to go from a tree in the forest, to the structural pillars of your next...

Biggest Construction Failures Of All Time

Sampoong Department Store Seoul, South Korea 1995 The Sampoong Department Store in Seoul was not always the building that the construction company intended. Similar to the time constraints occurring in the US during the Hyatt Regency Hotel collapse, South Korean construction companies were pressured to complete projects quickly and efficiently. This was partly...

How To Guide: Wall Mounting A TV

Most of us see our television as an integral part of our living spaces, providing hours of entertainment and stimulation for everyone. Many of us choose to have our televisions mounted to a wall, providing the perfect viewing height and angle, and eliminating the need for bulky television units with...

How To Successfully Fireproof Your Home

A house fire is among everyone’s worst nightmares, it can start in seconds and cause irreversible damage in minutes. With an estimated 37,000 house fires occurring in the UK alone every year, it seems that some might not be aware of the ways that you can protect your home from...

How To Store Your Materials & Tools Correctly In Winter

Most construction materials and tools are significantly compromised when exposed to cold weather, rendering them practically useless. Therefore, proper storage of said materials and tools is vital to maintain their quality and integrity. In regards to materials, the golden rule seems to be that you should store your materials where the...

10 Essential Construction Accessories

As a builder or DIYer, the smaller tools and equipment are just as important as the large power tools to completing a project successfully. Here at Builders Marketplace, we have come up with 10 items every builder should have to hand or in their tool belt to be fully equipped...

Quick Fixes That Every DIYer Should Know

Not every DIY task is as time consuming and expensive as you may think, there are plenty of projects and repairs that can be done in a couple of minutes with a few pieces of equipment, but they can make a massive difference. Squeaky Door Hinges Squeaking door hinges can be a...

Christmas Tree Buying Guide

Everything about Christmas brings out child-like excitement in most of us, and one of the traditions that people look forward to every year, is the buying and decorating of a Christmas Tree. There are a lot of options to consider when buying a Christmas Tree, artificial versus real, tall or...