UK Trades Forum

UK Trades Forum and Websites are some of our best properties. We have the UK Plumbers Forum here, then, and 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; Was Born

The UK Trades Forum, 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 to .com to share our brilliant tile forum with the rest of the World not just the UK.

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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