The London Motor Show, held in 2019 at the ExCeL London was a huge event which attracted over 30,000 visitors in its 4-day run. For the first two days we took some time out to listen to informative panels about the future of electric, women the motor industry and had a chance to see a possible future for James Bond! Of course, it wasn't all about the panels, we saw stunt shows, supercars and brand new cars from Hyundai, Isuzu and MG. To find out more about what we saw, keep reading.
Long journeys with the kids have never been so easy. The new seven-seater Renault Grand Scenic Estate is an impressively stylish offering that’s well-equipped, affordable to run, and super spacious. In many ways, it’s the perfect family car in 2017. It’s the biggest MPV sold on these shores, but despite its size it looks visually compelling. There are plenty of engines to choose from, including a hybrid, while its cabin is a pleasant place to spend your time on the road.
French styling, a surprising amount of usability and low running costs are all part of the package that makes the new Renault Captur Hatchback such an attractive choice. It’s based on the Clio, which means that if you love that car’s styling and drivability, you’ll probably fall in love with the Captur that adds more space and practical touches. The only thing that’s missing to make it a true road warrior is four-wheel-drive.
When it comes to transporting essential tools and equipment for plastering, you need a van that offers a generous payload but is suitable for a variety of customer locations. Ladders and boards are crucial for the job at hand so you need a van that is wide enough and can take extra racking for essential large tools. There are several van models out there but which one is the best for a plasterer?
The building trade is becoming increasingly popular. This has been since the introduction of 'work and earn' learning incentives such as apprenticeships. Another contributing factor to this growing trade is the pressure on governments to build more housing. The UK simply does not have enough homes to house everyone living here. Combine this with the low mortgage interest rates which have also made the demand for property much higher and you can see why it's such a valuable trade. Builders undertake a variety of roles under their humble title and are often thought of as the glue that holds a construction project together. It is therefore imperative that builders have a trusty and reliable vehicle. The ability to get from job to job and between trade suppliers and site is essential. Because a builder typically sets their hand to most construction efforts they will need to be prepared with a full toolkit and enough space for the materials to fulfil a wide variety of jobs. A builder can construct anything from a garage, extension, even a home built from scratch so you can imagine the variety of materials needed to cover all of these jobs. Therefore their vehicle requirements can be a challenging consideration. Deciding between a pic [.
Carpenters carry so many tools that they effectively need a mobile shed for a vehicle. What with routers, sanders, table saws, nail guns and so on it’s a wonder there’s any room left for all the tools they need to get through the day. Flexibility and space are vital and for most, the medium-sized panel van will do the job. But for those that do want to be able to work comfortably inside their van, a high roof option will help and a long wheelbase version will provide even more space to comfortably carry tools and materials.
Roofing as a business can take you sky high.... literally. With the volume of new homes being built in the UK currently, it's a trade that will never go out of fashion. Roofing is a lucrative business to be part of, especially in areas with a significant amount of development. As a roofer, you will undoubtedly know the importance of your trusty van. It not only transports you and your equipment from job to job, but it's also there by your side to collect materials from the builder's merchant. Reliability is key. How frustrating to have a perfect weather day for a roofing job and have to cancel at the last minute because the van won't start! Not good business at all.
Are you starting up your first masonry business? Or perhaps you’re looking for ways to escalate your established business to new heights? Planning to buy a high-quality vehicle which offers great durability as a bricklayer is a big step. Instead of wondering what type of vehicle will be ideal for your business, here in this article, we have got you covered with everything! When it comes to construction, there are a number of vehicles and trailers which can be used for your day-to-day activities. Instead of choosing on the basis of what van your bricklaying colleagues drive, you should give a lot of thought to how you will use the vehicle. What are your requirements and budget? Then choose the one which you think fits your needs the best.
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