Tradespeople: A Discussion on Careers, Job Security, Pay, and Advocacy

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In today’s rapidly evolving job market, it’s essential to recognise the valuable opportunities that careers in the trades offer. With over 16 years of experience working closely with tradespeople in Ireland, we have gained a unique perspective on the industry. We aim to share these insights and offer suggestions on why young people should seriously consider pursuing a trade, why pay for trade professions needs to be improved, and why there should be more advocacy groups set up for tradespeople.  This article is not intended to prescribe definitive solutions to these issues but rather to serve as a starting point for further dialogue and consideration:-

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Summer Ready Gardens: Tips for creating an outdoor oasis with landscaping and decor

Summer-Ready Gardens: Tips for creating an outdoor oasis with landscaping and decor

As the days grow longer and we finally get a bit of good weather, it’s time to turn our attention to our gardens. With the arrival of summer, our outdoor spaces beckon us to transform them into havens of relaxation and beauty. Whether you have a sprawling back garden or a cozy balcony, there are endless possibilities for creating your own summer sanctuary.

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Results and Video of our April Draw 2024

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Hi folks, each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you are also in with a chance to win a cash prize or make a donation to your favourite charity!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of March was held on May 1st. The results are as follows:-

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Home Improvements for Pet Owners: Creating Pet-Friendly Spaces

Creating Pet-Friendly Spaces

As pet owners, our furry friends are not just animals but cherished members of our families. It’s only natural that we want to make our homes accommodating for them too. Whether you’re planning a major renovation or looking for simple modifications to better serve the needs of your pet, there are plenty of ways to create a more comfortable and safe environment for your beloved companions. Here are some practical tips for integrating pet-friendly features into your home improvement plans.

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Securing Your Smart Home: Essential Tips for Cybersecurity and Physical Security

Securing Your Smart Home

In today’s digital age, the concept of a “smart home” is no longer futuristic—it’s the norm. With the increasing number of devices connected to the internet, from smart TVs, thermostats, and refrigerators to security cameras and lighting systems, the convenience of a smart home comes with significant security risks. Cyber threats and physical vulnerabilities can turn these intelligent systems into potential points of attack. This is a particular area of personal interest for me, and I believe that governments should be more proactive in promoting awareness and implementing regulations to secure the smart home industry. These measures are crucial in safeguarding our digital and physical environments as technology continues to evolve.

For example, a while ago, I read an article about an FBI agent who experienced a significant security breach. While using his personal home network, the agent connected his work laptop to the Internet. Unfortunately, his network was not secured adequately, leading to a cyberattack that compromised the laptop. As a result, sensitive government data stored on the device was stolen. This incident highlights the critical importance of securing personal networks, especially when they are used to access or handle sensitive work-related information.

Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to secure your smart home against both cyber threats and physical intrusions:-

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Preserving Historical Elements in Homes: A Guide to Maintenance and Restoration

Preserving Historical Elements in Homes

Historic homes occupy a cherished position within our communities, acting as tangible links to our collective past and embodying the architectural and cultural heritage that newer constructions can rarely replicate. Preserving these buildings, with their distinctive aesthetics and narratives, necessitates a thoughtful approach that balances maintenance and restoration efforts. This guide, shaped by my own experience in restoring and living in an old house, offers advice on how to cherish and maintain the historical elements of old homes, ensuring they continue to grace our landscapes for generations to come.

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Results and Video of our March Draw 2024

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Hi folks, each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you are also in with a chance to win a cash prize or make a donation to your favourite charity!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of February was held on March 24th. The results are as follows:-

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Kitchen Remodel Ideas: 7 Cost-Effective Tips for Updating Kitchens

Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Transforming your kitchen doesn’t have to drain your savings. With some creativity, a bit of DIY spirit, and strategic planning, you can refresh your kitchen’s look and functionality without breaking the bank. Here are some budget-friendly kitchen remodel ideas that can help you achieve your dream kitchen while keeping costs in check:-

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Creating a Home Office Space: 9 Tips for Setting Up a Productive and Stylish Work Area

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In the wake of shifting work dynamics, the importance of a dedicated home office space has never been more pronounced. Crafting a workspace that not only caters to productivity but also reflects personal style can transform the work-from-home experience from mundane to inspirational. Here are some tips to help you set up a home office that combines functionality with style, ensuring a space where you can work efficiently and comfortably.

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Customer Testimonial for Tradesmen.ie

Tradesmen.ie Customer Testimonial

Here is a video testimonial we received a while ago from Paul Hyland. Paul posted a job on Tradesmen.ie and was very happy with the result. You can see the video feedback below:-

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