Buildiro Tradesman Profile: The Colour Wizard

To Daniel Bulawa, a Buildiro client and tradesman in the United Kingdom, white walls have one purpose: “They’re the perfect undercoat for colour.” The owner of Wallmates, a painting and decorating company in West Hampshire, UK, has made it his life mission to make the world a more vibrant place. He uses Buildiro to do…

Lockdown DIY: How to Paint Like A Pro

Peeling paint, cracked corners, dull and dusty colours. If there’s one thing we’ve all been doing a lot of during this extended period of coronavirus lockdown, it’s staring at our walls. Perhaps it’s time to touch up those imperfections. Here at Buildiro, we thought it would be a good idea to launch a new blog…

E-invoicing: Salvation for UK-based Tradesmen and Their Accountants

If there’s one word that summarizes tax season in the United Kingdom, it’s chaos. This month, millions of Britons will race to submit their online self-assessment tax returns by midnight on January 31. Tens of thousands will leave it to the last minute – literally. Hundreds of thousands more will miss the deadline altogether. For UK-based…

Buildiro Direct: Like Uber Eats for Building Supplies

When time is money, as it is for the modern tradesman, traffic is the enemy. Inching along the High Street in search of a hardware store for your supplies is not only infuriating; it’s also costly. But what if you could order materials from your mobile phone and then have them delivered right to your…

5 Online Tools to Simplify Life for the Modern Tradesperson

With so much competition and ever-diminishing margins, today’s tradesman needs to hustle to build a business and expand a client base. Technology can help. From mobile apps that manage finances to websites that allow customers to leave honest reviews, builders now have access to a plethora of online resources. But in a field full of…

5 opportunities not be missed for builders merchants

Profitability, minimising costs, maintaining a good level of cash flow, stock levels and good customer service are key for any business. It’s not just about having the right job management software although that does help!. The recent survey from The Hardware Association of Ireland (HAI), the national body for hardware/DIY retailers and builders, merchants as…

Five UK Construction Events not to be missed this autumn

International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century The International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century provides the attendees with the opportunity to gain insights relating to the topics such as Leadership in Engineering & Construction, Architectural Management, Building Information Modeling, Automation and Robotics, Lean Construction Practices, Legal Issues in Construction, Sustainable Design and…

Five keys to success for the modern builders’ merchant

It can be difficult for a builders’ merchant to attract and retain customers. Margins are thin, and luring price-conscious buyers takes more than a sign in the driveway. But with the right strategy, merchants can stand out in a crowded marketplace, maximizing profits, minimizing costs, and keeping stocks in line with customer needs. In preparation…

The Building Industry Bean Counter’s (New) Best Friend

Back in 2016, when I was working as a tradesman in London, my team had a box on the floor of our office. At the end of every shift, anyone who had purchased materials that day would toss their sales slips onto the pile. Things got messy, fast. I can still remember the late nights…