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About Us

The ‘On the Tools’ community has been created for two main reasons. Firstly to share ‘building site banter’ from Britain and beyond through funny videos and photos and secondly to really connect the construction industry in the UK by offering a unique smartphone app which allows contractors to find sub-contractors and vice versa. We firmly believe that the UK has the best building industry in the world and our aim is to make this even better and also put a smile on people’s faces at the same time…

The Facebook Page/Website

Purely for fun, the Facebook page showcases the very best in construction related funny videos and photos. Whether these be practical jokes, impressions, dance routines, lookalikes or just plain old wind ups our team scour the internet looking for the funniest clips out there and bring them to you. We are also proud that a large proportion of the videos and pictures we use are suggested and even created by members of this community in fact these are usually the best material we have!

We will continue to try and put a smile on your faces everyday and brighten up break times across every site in the UK and beyond.

The App

The App is in many ways the more serious ‘big brother’ of the Facebook page and less about banter and more about business. It is a unique concept which creates a link between contractors and sub-contractors. Allowing people looking for construction workers to post jobs and those looking for work to find it easily, quickly and best of all cost effectively, as the app will cost just a fraction of what an agency would charge for either service.

The app will initially cover all the key trades within the industry which spans across an estimated workforce of 1.6 million people across the UK.

Users will be able to create a profile showing their trade, experience, qualifications etc. as well as location and the distance they are willing to travel. This can be then viewed by relevant Contractors looking for workers, who can the direct message sub-contractors who are available. The benefits to both sides of this equation are huge as it will eliminate the frustration of searching through your phone contacts to find sub-contractors to get on your job particularly at short notice. It will also mean that subbys can get a more constant stream of work as their profile will be seen by far more contractors than before. Put this altogether and its an irresistible combination that connects construction and keeps everyone ‘on the tools’…