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After Movember

After Movember

If you have followed my previous posts, you are probably aware of the fact that I have also supported the Movember cause in this year. Over the weekend I have blown away few mm-s of dust from my razor, since the Movember month came to an end and finally I shaved my face. To tell […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Autumn is here! A small advice from a prescient roofer

Autumn is Here! A Small Piece of Advice From a Prescient Roofer

In the UK we have a habit of being in denial when it comes to winter – we expect everything to be OK on the roads, courtesy of the gritting lorries. And then, when it isn’t, we get totally screwed by the chaos that ensues. In the rest of Europe, they are (it has to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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It's Movember!

It’s Movember!

For hundreds of years now, facial hair and moustaches have been considered symbols of power, strength, manhood. “Well” (you may say) “I've always known that this John - the Roofer Guy - is one of the more masculine exemplars amongst us, but those handlebars on his upper lip, I just find them - well - […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Movember

Movember

Winter is coming… Soon we'll be having Christmas parties at work and with friends, and panic buying presents for our loved ones at the last minute - only to have no money left over for the January sales, and to be eating leftover turkey dinners for breakfast, lunch and tea. But we still have a […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Roof Safety – You Can Never Be Too Careful

This week, I make no apology for returning to the subject of safety. I was sent a report this week about fatal injuries in the workplace, which makes grim reading, particularly for the construction sector. In 2012/13 there were 56 listed fatalities, up from 50 the previous year. Of the people killed, 34 were employees, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Clearing Out the Gutters – Don’t Leave It Too Late

Just a brief post here (but an important one nevertheless). As we enter the autumn and winter months, it'd be worth mentioning to your customers that they would be well advised to make a quick inspection of their roof windows. And though roof windows in general require hardly any maintenance, it’s a good policy to […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Starting Out in the Roofing Trade

As a kid, my uncle was a builder/roofer/decorator – well, anything really… So at weekends and school holidays I would generally spend my time working for Uncle Tony - clearing up, carrying bricks, block and slates or tiles. It was hard work, but I enjoyed it (mostly). When I left school, I carried on with […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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While you're up there...

Additional Work: While You’re up There…

You know something? I live on a busy street, and a month ago they dug it up to work on the gas pipes. Then, just last week, someone else dug it up once more, to work on cable laying. The road was only resurfaced last year, so that seems like a major coordination failure, and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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