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The Installer Show 2024 is at the NEC in Birmingham this year. It is a large event over three days for Plumbers, Heating Engineers and Electrical installers. The show is on between Tuesday June 25th and Thursday June 27th 2024.
There will be manufacturers showing their products and services as well as over 300 trade stalls. The show is suitable for anyone in Heating and Energy to attend and there will be something to interest you all.
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We quickly ended up knowing quite a bit about plumbing courses and training in the UK.
We setup our first trade-related forum in April 2006. I think the 22nd to be precise. It went well, it was a wall and floor tiling advice website and we always supported training centres, so that we could collate questions and answer them on a central website so we had a nice big database of common wall and floor tiling questions and answers.
Late 2007 we started a plumbing forum. And then an electricians forum.
As a result of those, we support some training centres, who recommended their students come visit the forum and share their questions and advice and grow each others knowledge together.
We now have some of those members that have been fully qualified plumbers for quite some time, providing advice to newer members that are on plumbing courses, and they even help budding trainee plumbers to find the right places to go on plumbing courses.
Some local colleges to plumbing courses but it can take a while going down that route. We’ll list a whole bunch of colleges across the UK further down this page.
Some Typical Plumbing Courses found after doing a quick search online.
National Training Centres, Courses Cover Both Practical & Theory Modules – From £35 P/Week. We Take You From A Novice To Be Fully Qualified And Able To Work In Your Chosen Trade. Limited Spaces. Fast Track Career. All Experience Levels.
The UK Government Website says an experienced plumber can expect a wage of £40,000 a year. I know plumbers earning much more than that. But I know some earning a lot less too. So it perhaps does average out to about that in all fairness.
Still working on this page – Last updated 15th October 2020
Tiling Courses Reviews and Advice
Tiling Courses information can be found on our TilersForums.co.uk blog. We have some course recommendations and also tips and tricks as to what to look out for when choosing a course.
Electrical Courses Advice and Reviews
Electrical Courses reviews and information can be found on our ElectriciansForums.co.uk blog. Similar to with plumbing and tiling courses, you should be able to use the information to help you select a good electricians course.
UK Trades Forum and Websites are some of our best properties. We have the UK Plumbers Forum here, then ElectriciansForums.co.uk, and TilersForums.co.uk. The main and best three forums we have that are trade-related.
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In the early 2000’s I worked at a tiling training centre in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. As part of working there, in my spare time I built a tile forum that could be used by attendees of the tiling courses when they got home and actually started to practice well on family and friends.
They would end up with questions that we were happy to answer on the phone or via email in the training centre. Upto 15 people per week coming through the training centre at times, whether professional or DIY. So after a while I created the forum for those people to register to, for free. Then ask the questions, we could answer them, then the trainees shared their own experience. And then we had members register that were not from the training centre, which was fine with us. And we became the first tiling and tile forum this side of the pond, and the only one that specialised in professional trade talk, not just DIY.
Unfortunately I parted company with the training centre and gave them the tile forum
The First UK Trades Forum; TilersForums.co.uk Was Born
The UK Trades Forum, TilersForums.co.uk was born in April 2006. This forum still online now and is doing brilliantly (just had a new phase start but more on that later). Towards the end of 2019 we switched domains from .co.uk to .com to share our brilliant tile forum with the rest of the World not just the UK.
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I’m about to embark on a new listed building restoration project. There are seven bedrooms and three bathrooms, one of which in downstairs so not very convenient. I’ll be looking to sell on once completed and people basically expect a bathroom per bedroom these days so need to get creative. As it’s listed and expensive […]
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UK Plumbers Forums part of the UK Trades Forum
UK Plumbers Forums was born around the same time. It’s still online to this day. The main forum for this has moved to a PlumbersForums.net
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