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Hi all

I posted earlier today in the intro section with a bit about me, I’m starting up trad and I’ve got a few questions that hopefully some of you can shed some wisdom on?

-equipment supplies

any recommendations on suppliers? I’ve found cleaning spot which seem really good.

-ladders

Im buying a hop up platform for bungalows just to make life easy but what ladders do you guys recommend? Any particular brand? Recommended size?

-Insurance

If I’m honest I don’t even know where to start with insurance, it will just be me on my own as a sole trader. How much should I be expecting to pay roughly?

any advice will be greatly appreciated! 
thankyou

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The trad lads will jump in on a supplier as for Public Liability it's very important to have and shouldn't ne more than a £100 for the year and make sure you have business use on your car or van insurance policy

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17 hours ago, Jacko said:

Hi all

I posted earlier today in the intro section with a bit about me, I’m starting up trad and I’ve got a few questions that hopefully some of you can shed some wisdom on?

-equipment supplies

any recommendations on suppliers? I’ve found cleaning spot which seem really good.

-ladders

Im buying a hop up platform for bungalows just to make life easy but what ladders do you guys recommend? Any particular brand? Recommended size?

-Insurance

If I’m honest I don’t even know where to start with insurance, it will just be me on my own as a sole trader. How much should I be expecting to pay roughly?

any advice will be greatly appreciated! 
thankyou

Good morning.

Suppliers are everywhere and only a google away.

 

The window cleaning warehouse 

The cleaning spot 

The cleaning warehouse 

Wintecs 

Bladeright 

Price cleaning supplies 

 

Trade specific Public liability insurance & vehicle insurance 

Alexander Swan 01793616773 Jade Claire & Sharon are very helpful and can best advise on a policy for you 

 

 

 

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Ladder wise Ramsey pointer ladders are very good they do take a bit of getting used to but much safer than a traditional ladder , Wintecs are very good , soap  national , we deal with both find them good on price and helpfull 

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laddergarder

For equipment, I use window cleaning warehouse mostly, always a great service.

For ladders I use 20ft doubles from titan ladders.

For bungalows, where my ladder can't get under the eves, I tend to use step ladders, which are more useful than those single hieght platforms. I carry a 5 tread set from b&q.

I will often also use a moerman fliq on a small 8ft pole, which is easy to carry with the ladders if I am a away from the van.

For insurance, I use premierline business, but shop around. 

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Thankyou to everybody that replied, you’ve all given me a lot of good advice and I’m currently shopping around for ladders, insurance and trad equipment 👍🏼

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