How Buying with Buildiro Can Save You Money

Coupons aren’t the most rugged tool in a pro builder’s toolbox, but for anyone with jobs south of London, they might be the smartest. Earlier this month, Buildiro teamed up with JMD Building & DIY Supplies, a family-run supplier in Hailsham, England, to offer all Buildiro customers 5% off their bill. It’s our first discount…

Buildiro 2.0: A Digital Display Case for Small Merchants

For many DIYers, the neighbourhood hardware store is like a second home. Local shops, with shelves full of handy tools and hard-to-find materials, often have everything that a weekend handyman needs to get the job done. Professional builders, on the other hand, typically avoid small merchants. Many independently-run stores don’t maintain updated inventories online, and…

Marching into May: Two Months at Buildiro

It has been a busy two months here at Buildiro, and we wanted to take a few minutes to update our community on what we have been up to. Since the app launched on 2 March, interest from tradespeople and merchants has been incredibly high; we’ve counted more than 400 downloads via Google Play and…

Test our app and win a DeWalt twin pack!

The first version of the Buildiro app has been launched in March and it already has its users – more than 400. On the other side, there are many merchants joined to Buildiro app and they offer their products online for free. Because we will be launching the version 2. this July, which brings many…

Crossrail to open by March 2021 but without Bond Street station

But trains will not be stopping at Bond Street as Costain Skanska’s £110m contract for the new station there continues to face particular challenges and still has no specified completion date. Because of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the development and testing of the train and signalling systems, Crossrail Ltd has identified a six-month…

Makita LS1040/2 review

Our Makita LS1040 review will show how this mitre saw is an all rounder, it is robust enough for any professional to carry around in the van for various jobs and is also a great buy for the wood working enthusiast looking to add a bit if quality and precision to their tool set. If…

New app to help builders source supplies

The average tradesman spends a significant portion of every job in their van, going to the merchant in search of supplies – sometimes as much as 30 per cent of a buildera’s working day. Buildiro was built and tested by builders and will be available in the Google Play and Apple App stores. It finds building supplies near…

Why does concrete crack?

Concrete is the most common building material around the world. Since the invention of modern cement by Louis Vicat in 1817, research and development efforts have improved its properties: applications have been improved, mechanical strength and chemical resistance have been increased and new materials such as pre-stressed concrete have been developed. Has concrete become perfect…