1st June 2021
Bank holiday construction: how loud is too loud?
Falling on weekdays, sometimes a bank holiday can occur slap bang in the middle of a project. Whether you’re looking to get ahead of schedule, or didn’t plan for the break in work, you might be wondering if you can continue construction on a bank holiday.
24th May 2021
Door Knocker 101: Which Door Knocker Is Right For You?
Door Knockers have come a long way since their invention, with new practical and aesthetic features being added to create a selection of multi-purpose front door furniture. We take a look at some of these decked out Door Knockers and help you figure out which of these features will have the greatest benefit to you.
7th May 2021
Working with Mind to raise awareness of mental health in the trades
We have collaborated with Mind to highlight the growing problem of declining mental health in the trade, find out how we did our part to raise awareness and how we contributed to improving vital resources to tackle this important issue.
4th May 2021
Immaculate Ironmongery – How To Clean Your Hardware After Installation
Finished a project to be proud of? Don’t forget to add the finishing touch – a gleaming finish that makes your hardware pop. But one size doesn’t fit all – cleaning hardware post installation always depends on the materials and finishes you’re working with.
23rd April 2021
Finance experts reveal how to prepare your retirement fund
With tradespeople of all ages not putting money away for retirement, we look at the stats and the reasons why preparing a retirement fund is so important for every tradesperson.
22nd April 2021
Our continued stand against Hexavalent Chromium
We consider it our Corporate Responsibility to ensure we are protecting the environment, and health and wellbeing of our staff and workers.
22nd April 2021
Behind The Buzz Of The Bumblebee Door Knocker
Although traditional Door Knockers had taken a nosedive in popularity in recent years, a surprise resurgence has had homeowners rushing out to adorn their doors with some brass-casted beauty. Keen to find out the latest in all that is Door Knockers, our research turned up some interesting results, with a certain critter proving to be the biggest hit of them all...
16th April 2021
Keeping up with Covid: Staying safe onsite
The battle with Covid-19 isn't over yet so use our guide to keep yourself and your team safe while working.
1st April 2021
8 easy ways to improve your trade website
In a ever growing digital world, perfecting your online presence has never been more important. Here are 8 ways to help strengthen you site.
26th March 2021
Expert tips for handling unpaid invoices
After discussing with experts, we’ve found the best ways to deal with the unfortunate reality for countless tradespeople of going unpaid for their hard work.
25th March 2021
Expanding your services: Upskilling your trade business
Use our guide to help you understand the meaning of upskilling and how to start developing and training your workforce.
22nd March 2021
Our brand new look!
You may have noticed that here at IronmongeryDirect we have made a few changes, encompassing everything from a new logo to a refreshed and improved website. Read on to find out more about the reason behind it and the benefits you can expect to see.
18th March 2021
So, you want to be a builder?
Is the building industry something you want to be a part of? Use our guide to help you make that decision in becoming a builder.
10th March 2021
The tradesperson's guide to safety signage
Keep yourself up to date with all the known signage around the construction industry. Knowing these signs is an important part of working safely.
4th March 2021
Working with uPVC Doors
Use our guide to learn what a uPVC door is, the best way to fit a new one, if they are paintable and how to change their locks.
25th February 2021
Safety equipment every joiner needs when starting their own business
Learn from our guide what safety equipment is needed for starting your own business in the world of Joinery.
22nd February 2021
How To Make The Perfect Brew On The Job
From tea totals to brew basics, we found out what different trades people look for in their drink of choice on the job.
17th February 2021
Finding the best apprenticeship for you
In the vast world of apprenticeships, it can be difficult to decide which one is best suited to you. Our comprehensive guide is sure to make the process easier in taking your first steps toward a career in your chosen trade.