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Techie versus brickie, is a website really that hard to set up?
Published:  17 October, 2016

The web has replaced word-of-mouth as the way homeowners choose tradespeople for essential jobs around the house. However, over a third of tradespeople in the UK still haven’t set up a website to promote their business, according to Nominet.

According to the .uk domain, which is run by Nominet, most tradespeople avoid the move from ‘on-site’ to ‘website’ because they don’t know where to start. Nearly a quarter say this is why they have yet to set up a digital home for their business and a further 12% worry about something going wrong. Another concern is money, with one in 10 anxious about the expected expense.

To bust the myth that setting up a website is difficult and takes ages, the .uk domain set a bricklayer the challenge of building a wall faster than a web designer could build a website. It was a tough contest with both men confident doing their day job was the easier task. Check out the video below to see how they fared.