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13th October 2021
Could Decreasing Demolition Cut Carbon Emissions In The Construction Industry?
Tackling the ever-growing issue of climate change is becoming more and more of a hot button topic in recent years, and many are looking to several industries for answers as to how they intend to do their bit for the environment.
8th October 2021
Window Safety Regulations Guide
Windows provide essential natural light and air circulation to any domestic or commercial setting, and with an essential fixture comes essential regulations to make them as safe and effective as possible, this guide provides you with everything you need to know.
4th October 2021
Building A Garden Room With IronmongeryDirect & RUMI Custom Cabins
After we joined RUMI Custom Cabins on site to see how they constructed their Garden Bars, we’re back again to give you the inside knowledge of how they build a Garden Room with adjoining Storage Room - from start to finish, for this instalment of our Outdoor Projects series.
1st October 2021
Remote Monitoring: The 24/7 Security Option For Your Home Or Business
For a long time, domestic and commercial security systems have often been split in to two categories – camera or alarm-based devices. However, since the introduction of more innovative security measures, some may see the classic forms of security as obsolete. But this is not the case…
27th September 2021
Cashless Construction: How To Prepare Your Business
It is often a common practice for clients to pay tradesmen in cash for their work, but with the UK planning to be completely cashless as early as 2026, it is important to make sure your business is prepared for this inevitability.
24th September 2021
Your Guide To Escape Door Hardware
Fire Door Safety week (organised by the British Woodworking Federation) raises awareness of the critical role fire doors play in helping to protect lives and property. When it comes to escape doors, selecting the right hardware is just as vital to ensure building occupants can exit to safety as quickly as possible. In this blog, we explain the role of fire exit hardware and how to make the correct specification.
20th September 2021
Fire Door Hardware: Are You Compliant?
As underpinned by the British Woodworking Federation’s annual Fire Door Safety Week campaign, it is not just the door leaf that serves a vital role in protecting lives against flames and smoke - all components of the doorset must be fit for purpose and function properly to maintain the integrity of its safety. To show our support and provide guidance for our customers, we have outlined some of the key elements to ensure you’re compliant.
17th September 2021
What To Consider When Choosing A Shelf Bracket
You’d be hard pressed to find any commercial or residential building that does not have some sort of shelving system installed, a widely popular storage solution that keep everything from books to bolts neat and organised.
13th September 2021
Door Knocker Fitting Guide
More ornate Door Knockers have risen in popularity over recent months, and we’ve received some questions from intrigued traders asking how to install this decorative Door Furniture. This guide will tell you everything you need to know so that if your client has invested in one of our unique Door Knockers, you’ll know exactly what to do.
10th September 2021
Introducing IronmongeryDirect’s Expanded Delivery Service
Here at IronmongeryDirect, we are always looking for ways to go above and beyond our “trusted to deliver” promise and provide you with even greater convenience. This is why we are making substantial upgrades to our Click & Collect service and expanding our Same Day delivery locations across the East of England.
3rd September 2021
Convert vs Restore: What To Do With Your Loft
A loft is a handy as well as valuable asset to any home, but also an easy place to be neglected. Your clients will have multiple options when it comes to what they can do with their lofts, so we’ve come up with ways to help your clients decide the best choice for them. Whether to convert the space in to something completely different, or just restore it to be fit for purpose.
30th August 2021
CE Marking Changes Update: A Victory For The Industry
Following on from our previous article regarding the changes to the current CE Certification System, recent developments have resulted in the guidelines being adjusted, here’s what you need to know.
27th August 2021
Most Common IP Codes: Explained
We break down the most common IP Codes in the industry to make sure you know the level of Ingress Protection each product offers, and therefore which products are the most suitable for your next job.
23rd August 2021
Choosing The Right Screws, Fixings & Adhesives For The Job
Anyone in the trade knows that Screws, Fixings and Adhesives are the glue that hold a project together, sometimes even literally. But with so many types with different attributes, it can be hard to tell which specific product you need, which is why we’ve put together a quick guide to help.
20th August 2021
IronmongeryDirect Celebrates Summer For Beacon Hill Academy
Many aspects of the business have changed or been put on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, but after a difficult 18 months or so, restrictions lifted enough for us to be able to go ahead with our annual Summer BBQ.
20th August 2021
Give Your Shed A Summer Makeover With IronmongeryDirect & Acorn Cottage
A Garden Shed is a useful space to keep all of your tools and equipment organised and well protected. However, they can often become neglected and it can be difficult to use them to their full potential, and run the risk of becoming an eyesore to your outdoor space. So, in collaboration with Acorn Cottage, we’ve put together this guide so that you have the products and know-how to give any shed the TLC it deserves!
19th August 2021
Expert Tips For Dealing With Confrontational Customers
Our recent report looking at mental health in the construction industry found that abuse from customers was one of the leading causes of stress.
16th August 2021
So, you want to be an electrician?
In this guide, we’ll be taking a closer look at what it takes for you to become an electrician, the skills required, and the necessary steps taken to be fully qualified. If you’re considering getting into the trade, here’s everything you need to know about becoming an electrical expert.