Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Government’s heat pumps plan “doomed to failure” without massive increase in training 

The Government’s plan to increase heat pump installations is “doomed to failure” without a substantial increase in training for installers, according to consumer advice specialists at The Heating Hub. Last week the Government outlined its 10-step ...
24 November 2020 0 Comments

Kbsa welcomes level playing field for independent showrooms

The Kbsa has welcomed the news that Wren and Magnet are to close their stores in accordance with the latest government guidelines. Kbsa national chair Richard Hibbert said, “We have been relentless in our pursuit of Trading Standards to clarify the ...
24 November 2020 0 Comments

Horticultural businesses optimistic but cautious for 2021, says HTA’s new Business Confidence Index

Business confidence is returning to UK garden industry after the record crash in confidence in spring, says the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), as shown by its new Business Confidence Index survey of members and supported by positive garden ...
24 November 2020 0 Comments

Almost a third of tradespeople have experienced mental health during the pandemic

Toolstation has partnered with Time to Change to support mental health amongst customers as a recent survey reveals the impact of the pandemic on tradespeople A recent customer survey* by Toolstation reveals:· 27% of all those surveyed ...
24 November 2020 0 Comments

U turn on gas boiler phase out in 2023 welcome say Gas Users

Government U-turn on gas boiler ban in new homes welcome but further clarity needed to protect consumers, says Gas Users Organisation, which speaks for the 24 million households who use gas for their central heating. In a remarkable last minute ...
23 November 2020 0 Comments

BHETA to ‘walk 500 miles’ for Rainy Day Trust

A British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) team is set to walk (or run) over 500 miles between now and Christmas to raise money for the industry charity, The Rainy Day Trust. The specific target is 509 miles, that being the distance ...
23 November 2020 0 Comments

Poinsettias hold the key to supercharging houseplant departments this festive season

Covid-19 has been relentless in its determination to throw a spanner in retailers’ plans throughout much of 2020, but despite the economic uncertainty, come rain or snow, over the next few weeks shoppers will be flocking to garden centres in their ...
23 November 2020 0 Comments

Clean up with Sikaseal-415 industrial wipes

New to the Sika range are SikaSeal-415 Industrial Wipes, a wipe specially formulated for the building and allied trades to clean a plethora ...
24 November 2020
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