The things you don’t plan for when buying a restoration project is how many cups of tea and coffee you will end up making for all the different tradesmen.
They will get through litres of milk and you will have to buy a bag of sugar a week to keep up with their sweet teeth. I have also been known to bribe them with chocolate digestives, hot cross buns and Tunnocks wafers. Traditionally Builders brew was a term for tea (rather than beer) but things are changing has coffee become the new builders brew? But which is the real Builders brew tea or coffee?
Based on my evidence tea is the most popular with over 80% of tradesmen still preferring tea. 57% have no sugar in their drinks. Only 33% of them like a chocolate biscuit with their drink. I wonder if this is influenced by 92% of them being Yorkshire men and me making a very fine cup of Yorkshire Tea!
Joiners – both have tea no sugar
Plasterer – strong tea with tea bag left in no sugar or black coffee with one sugar
Builders – two have tea with two sugars, one has tea no sugar
Roofers – both have tea no sugar
Decorators – one has coffee with 2 sugar the other has tea no sugar
Glazier – coffee with one sugar
Stonemason – tea one sugar
Electrician – tea no sugar
Plumbers – Coffee two sugars, tea no sugar