Property and Construction

  • Construction and Maintenance

    • How to become a Gas and Central Heating Engineer

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a gas and central heating engineer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Painter and Decorator

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a painter and decorator. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become an Electrician

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an electrician. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Carpenter/Joiner

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a carpenter or joiner. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a General Builder

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a builder. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Glazier

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a glazier. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Wall and Floor Tiler

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a wall and floor tiler. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Roofing Contractor

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a roofing contractor. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Plumber

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a plumber. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Plasterer

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a plasterer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Fencing Contractor

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a fencing contractor. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a PAT Tester

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a PAT tester. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting a Welding Service

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a welder. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become a Renewable Energy Installer

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a renewable energy installer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • A Guide to the Construction Sector

      This market synopsis examines the trends and market developments affecting construction contracting activity and building trades in the UK. It provides information that will be useful in the development of business plans, enabling readers to gain a broader understanding of the sector...

  • Home Improvement

    • How to become a Domestic Security Installer

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a domestic security installation service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting a Domestic Appliance Repair Service

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a domestic appliance repair service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • Starting an Upholstery Service

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an upholstery service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become an Interior Designer

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an interior design service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a carpet and upholstery cleaning service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Kitchen Fitter

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a kitchen fitter. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Handyman

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a handyman. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Carpet and Floor Fitter

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a carpet fitter. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Locksmith

      This profile provides information about starting up and running a locksmith service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

  • Property Management

    • How to become a Chartered Building Surveyor

      This profile provides information about starting up in business as a chartered building surveyor. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends, and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information...

    • How to become an Estate Agent

      This profile provides information about starting up and operating as an estate agent. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Residential Letting Agent

      This profile provides information about starting up and operating as a residential letting agent. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become an Architect

      This profile provides information about starting up and running an architect's practice. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Buy-to-let Landlord

      This profile provides information about starting up and operating as a BTL landlord. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further guidance and support...

    • Starting a Property Maintenance Service

      This profile provides information about starting up and operating a property maintenance service. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become a Commercial Property Agent

      This profile provides information about starting up and operating as a commercial property agent. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...

    • How to become an Energy Assessor

      This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an energy assessor. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also identifies the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support...