What are the slang terms for tradesmen?

I hear a few slang terms for tradesmen around the sticks.

images-5Electricians are known as “sparkies”, carpenters are “chippies” and brick layers are “brickies”
“Painters”.. Scaffolders are “Scaffs”, Ground-Workers are “Ground-Hogs”, Site-Labourers are “Labradors”.
I have heard the Storeman called “Norman-Boreman, Foreman-Storeman” and the Higher-Ups (developers, bankers and property owners) who occassionally ‘Royal-Visit’ (causing a kerfuffle and three-day-tidy-up beforehand) are ‘The Suits’ – but Painters are just Painters, but I have heard the term “smudge” and I have heard some decorators called stickers.

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