Faithfull, Everbuild, ASP, Blackfriar and Laser Tools headed the winners list in this year’s awards for the best new products on display at the DIY & Garden Show and Totally Tools.Faithfull
took the hand tools award with its Fence Post Shaper. Silver awards went to Olympia Tools' Roughneck anti-shock hammer, Kamasa's Off-Line trowel kit, and the Tubtops from Faulks.
In diy and hardware products, the Gold award went to Everbuild's Roll 'n' Stroll
flooring protector. STV took a Silver for its Revolver mousetrap, as did Mould-It's Easi Step'n'Carry, and the Kosmos range of wheelie bin covers.
Gold winner in the garden products category was ASP's innovative bird table camera
, with Silvers going to Group 55's Strikeback fly killer for wheelie bins, and to Stadium Group for the Kanga apron.
A surprise winner in the decorative products category was Blackfriar's ecolibrium range of garden furniture finishes, solvent free and based on natural oils. ICI took two Silvers, for Hammerite Metalmaster and Polycell Basecoat Complete, and Akzo Nobel scooped a third Silver for the Sandtex Power Roller.
Finally, the Gold winner for power tools and accessories was Laser Tools' 12v pressure washer
, with Silvers going to Kinzo for the Pro Plus screwdriver with 90-second recharge, and to Evolution Tools for both the Rage 3S mitre saw, and the Rage 4 multi-purpose saw.
As always, the judging panel was made up of retail and wholesale buyers. This year's judges were Michael Baulf of Lanes of Cheddar, Jeff Abbott from Abbotts DIY in Ottery St Mary, and Neil Hoy of Mica UK.
The judging panel was chaired by DIY Week publisher, Colin Petty.