Pro Installer August 2017 - Issue 53

PROINSTALLER.CO.UK THE VOICE OF THE TRADE ISSUE 53 AUGUST 2017 FREE 03 Tradespeople add 18 The perfect bacon to landfill problem butty revealed at last 29 Seven DIY trends to watch 34 Hardware and security Trades are eight out of ten in least green industries. Which sauce wins out - brown sauce or ketchup? 60% of millennials can’t put up a shelf. Check out a one-stop shop for door hardware. HOW TRUSTED ARE TRADESMEN? Home service marketplace has revealed that tradesmen rank amongst the highest trusted professionals. The latest consumer insight revealed that over two thirds (69%) of UK homeowners say that gar- deners are the most trusted. This is just one per cent less than the number of homeowners who say po- lice are the most trustwor- thy of all professions listed (70%). Other trusted tradesmen were electricians in third place (66%), painter/deco- rators in fourth (63%) and plumbers in fifth (59%). These trade professionals all ranked higher than law- yers (51%), car mechanics (46%) and bankers (33%) 15 when it comes to home- owners saying they are trustworthy. When carrying out electri- cal repairs or maintenance work, many things can go wrong resulting in serious incidents that could be potentially life threatening. That’s why it’s so important for a homeowner to be able to trust the professional car- rying out this kind of work. The same could also be said about plumbers, who ranked highly with home- owners on the list of most trusted professionals. These kinds of tradesmen are involved in many important projects that, if done incor- rectly, could be very costly to the homeowners to fix. On the other end of the scale, unsurprisingly for some, politicians ranked bottom of the list with just 13% of UK homeowners saying they are trusted. Story continues on page 2 Is your supplier letting you down ? % FIRST FROM * ORDER DISCOUNT 10 Working Days Lead Time * from only £ GET A PRICE COMPARISON TODAY Lowest price anywhe re Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors *Offer applicable to new customers on your first set of doors only. *Excludes Glass and Delivery. *Lead Time depending on delivery day to your area. *Based on a like for like quote PRO-INSTALLER_front_page_bifolds_JUNE_2017.indd 1 £350 per leaf Tel: 01642 610798 Fax: 01642 671026 11/05/2017 15:25