"Well that was interesting" - That was my facebook and twitter response on Stirling Weather to being caught up in the heavy rainfall on Monday evening (24 June 2019). A tweet and phrase I came to slightly regret saying after seeing and realising the damage the rainfall and subsequent floods brought to some businesses and homes in parts of Stirling.
While "it was interesting" to be out and about during our worst flooding in many years it certainly is not how those who's properties have been affected by the water damage will feel.
But as the week progressed the word "interesting" could again be used to describe our weeks weather in Stirling.
An article in our electrical trade magazine highlighted a new report that's estimates that up to 15,000 extra skilled electricians will be required in the UK over the next 5 years.
New technologies around smart homes, electric vehicles and Wi-Fi were amongst the main new services stated for increasing demand for skilled installers but it was the section on apprenticeships that caught my eye.
It was pleasing to read that an electrical apprenticeship is still a highly rated initial career move and that it was still evident for employers to receive a return on investment to employ apprentices.
Being involved in the construction / services industry I like from time to time to highlight some useful websites, tools and advice that can help with your latest home improvement project.
Sainsbury's bank have published a home renovation calculator that tries to give an indication of what different types of home improvement projects may have on the value of your property.
* The below link is direct from Sainbury's Bank and I have no affiliation or opinion on the details contained at the below link.
Check out the handy Sainbury's Bank Home Renovation Calculator.
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