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Autor: | Dienstag, 19. April 2011 | Kommentare

19th April 2011 – With the first Bank Holiday of the year looming, Brits in their droves will turn their minds to home improvements. Perhaps we should, however, think twice before swinging a hammer chez nous. Research by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk found that DIY disasters cost UK homeowners a staggering £2.1 billion a year*.

Over 24% of those surveyed had experienced a DIY disaster in the last 12 months which had cost an average of £145 to put right. With 60% of UK homeowners planning home improvements this Spring they may like to consider the advice of those who’ve tackled jobs themselves in the past – 42% of those polled said they wished they’d hired a tradesman before attempting jobs themselves.

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Autor: | Montag, 11. April 2011 | Kommentare

11th April 2011 – It is a time of great opportunity for tradesmen and women.  The property market is in freefall and so people look to improve rather than move.  Although 60% of Brits plan home improvements this year*, regulations ensure that the layperson can no longer tinker with whatever he fancies.  The competent, talented and qualified tradesperson should thrive.

Television, however, has painted a dim picture of cowboy builders and unqualified trades people ready to destroy our homes and leave work unfinished and lives ruined.  There is another way.  Cheapest isn’t necessarily best and word of mouth recommendation from people who’ve had first-hand experience of quality workmanship is the way to go.  67% of consumers polled by MyHammer said reputation was the most important factor when choosing a tradesperson.

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Autor: | Mittwoch, 6. April 2011 | Kommentare

6th April 2011 – Europe’s largest online tradesman directory and review site, www.myhammer.co.uk is calling for more women to consider the trades as a career, as new research* suggests 56% of women would prefer to hire a female to do a job in the home if it were possible.

Rachel Wadey might just be the answer to their prayers. At 5ft 6″ and weighing 8st 4, this tiny former ballerina is now a trained cabinet maker and kitchen and bathroom fitter. As her three children were growing up Rachel (a stay at home Mum) decided to do an interior design course one day a week. Once she had discovered the design bug, she decided to see how far she could progress and trained to be a level 2, and then level 3 cabinet-maker.

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Autor: | Donnerstag, 31. März 2011 | Kommentare

31st March 2011 - Despite a slump in house sales, a survey* by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk has discovered that 60% of UK homeowners plan to make home improvements this year. 63% of these house-proud Brits are planning an interior facelift with a lick of paint, while 33% have a garden overhaul in mind and over a third intend to fit a new bathroom or kitchen. Almost a fifth are planning bigger projects like loft conversions and extensions.

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Autor: | Montag, 21. März 2011 | Kommentare

21st March 2011 - According to a survey* by Europe’s leading website for bringing together customers and tradesmen www.myhammer.co.uk , Britain’s women are calling on their partners to put the toolbox back where they found it.  61% of the women polled by MyHammer think they could be better off calling in a professional, rather than letting their partner loose on DIY jobs around the home.

It isn’t just the bigger jobs we need worry about either; 58% of the women surveyed said they could only rely on their partner for the very basic DIY tasks.  Top of the list of the jobs women felt their partners could not complete to a good standard were fitting a kitchen (57%) tiling a bathroom (47%), laying flooring (43%) and perhaps most worryingly, replacing a plug socket (34%) and wallpapering (35%).

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Autor: | Freitag, 26. November 2010 | Kommentare
  • MyHammer achieved 4,769% sales growth in 5 years
  • No. 1 on the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards in Germany
  • Average growth rate of 1,192% at Technology Fast 500 EMEA

London/Berlin, 26 November 2010 – MyHammer has been ranked 13th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA at the annual award ceremony held on the 25th November in London. The Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking comprises of the 500 fastest growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. MyHammer was honoured for its outstanding sales growth of 4,769% from 2005 to 2009. This latest success follows on from the 1st place MyHammer secured in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards in Germany this year.

Markus Berger-de León, CEO of MY-HAMMER AG, is delighted with the company’s performance “Being in the top 15 of 500 fastest growing technology companies in the EMEA region is huge praise for the now 70 plus members of the MyHammer team. It is real recognition of the hard work that has been put into building the MyHammer service over the past few years. Our business model is absolutely unique and we believe in its capacity for growth beyond Europe’s shores. That’s why we now plan on introducing MyHammer to the US market.”

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Autor: | Freitag, 26. November 2010 | Kommentare

• MyHammer achieved 4,769% sales growth in 5 years
• No. 1 on the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards in Germany
• Average growth rate of 1,192% at Technology Fast 500 EMEA

London/Berlin, 26 November 2010 – MyHammer has been ranked 13th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA at the annual award ceremony held on the 25th November in London. The Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking comprises of the 500 fastest growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. MyHammer was honoured for its outstanding sales growth of 4,769% from 2005 to 2009. This latest success follows on from the 1st place MyHammer secured in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards in Germany this year.

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Autor: | Dienstag, 16. November 2010 | Kommentare
  • Industry-first ‘Quote Search’ job catalogue to benefit all users
  • Users can now browse the market through before committing
  • Private Quotes consign ‘bid wars’ to the bin

London, 16 November 2010 – MyHammer users looking to post a job or complete a project can now find quotes on similar jobs and projects to theirs, at the click of a mouse. Users will no longer have to write a job description or contact a tradesman directly to find out what current prices in their area are like. MyHammer users can now search using the quick and easy ‘Quote Search’ feature. With Quote Search, all quotes relevant to a particular search term or within a certain distance will be listed. If a customer needs ‘2 rooms painted’ within a 10 mile radius from SW1, almost 100 quotes will be listed. Each listing will display the quote price, job description and the tradesman’s contact details.

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Autor: | Dienstag, 16. November 2010 | Kommentare

• Industry-first ‘Quote Search’ job catalogue to benefit all users
• Users can now browse the market through before committing
• Private Quotes consign ‘bid wars’ to the bin

London, 16 November 2010 – MyHammer users looking to post a job or complete a project can now find quotes on similar jobs and projects to theirs, at the click of a mouse. Users will no longer have to write a job description or contact a tradesman directly to find out what current prices in their area are like. MyHammer users can now search using the quick and easy ‘Quote Search’ feature. With Quote Search, all quotes relevant to a particular search term or within a certain distance will be listed. If a customer needs ‘2 rooms painted’ within a 10 mile radius from SW1, almost 100 quotes will be listed. Each listing will display the quote price, job description and the tradesman’s contact details.

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Autor: | Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010 | Kommentare
  • Award for outstanding growth in the technology industry
  • MyHammer achieved 4769 percent sales growth in 5 years
  • Also nominated for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Award

London/Berlin, 21 October 2010 – MyHammer won first place at the renowned Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards on Thursday, 20th October, in Berlin. The Technology Fast 50 ranking comprises of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Germany. MyHammer was honored for its outstanding sales growth of 4769 percent from 2005 to 2009. Prize winner MyHammer is also nominated for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA award, which will include the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Markus Berger-de León, CEO of MY-HAMMER AG, is delighted with the award: “In winning this prestigious award we need to recognize and praise for all 60 MyHammer employees. It confirms our belief that trade services on the internet is a growing market. We are planning to keep the MyHammer growth rate steady in the coming years as well as introducing the business model and its success to other countries such as the U.S.”

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