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Kingston set to welcome new decorating and DIY store

Published: 15 October 2020 - Neil Mead

A leading decorating and DIY specialist will open a new branch in Kingston next month – and is offering an immediate £1,000 boost to the local community.


Leyland SDM, which has 23 stores in London, is due to open the doors at the former Topps Tiles shop on London Road on Saturday, November 14. The move will see Leyland SDM, which has until now traditionally opened stores on high streets in the capital, further widen its network.

The store will be open to both trade professionals and the general public, with a whole range of household DIY, painting, decoration and construction tools and materials on offer.

As part of its opening celebrations, community groups and charities in Kingston are being invited to submit applications to win £500 worth of Leyland SDM credit to provide support to a project. There will be two winners and entries can be submitted here

Paul Gerreli, Marketing Director at Leyland SDM, said: “We are thrilled to be opening in Kingston and it’s exciting to take our popular offering into a new area and increase our presence geographically.

“As well as bringing job opportunities to the local community, it will also provide the people of Kingston with a one-stop shop for all their DIY and trade requirements.


“We have seen a real upsurge in people carrying out DIY projects during the pandemic and we are looking forward to supporting Kingston people in their home improvements over the coming weeks and months.

“To help them on their way, we will have a 10 per cent discount on all products running through the first week and will provide free delivery within two miles of the branch at all times.

“It’s been an extremely difficult period for all sectors of the economy but we are committed to driving the Leyland SDM business forward with openings such as Kingston, and will continue to seek further opportunities for new stores.”

On the chance for community groups and charities to win £500, Paul added: “Many groups have gone through – and continue to go through – extremely tough times this year and we want to provide our support to the communities in which we operate.

“We have run a Give London A Lift campaign in recent months and we are delighted to extend that opportunity to community groups and charities in Kingston to mark the opening.”

The Kingston store will be open 7am-6pm Monday to Friday, 7.30am-5pm on Saturdays and 10am-3pm on Sundays.

Established in 1985, Leyland SDM started trading with a single store in central London, supplying local tradesmen as a Specialist Decorators’ Merchants with paint and decorating materials.

Today, the business has grown to become one of the most recognisable and trusted decorating and DIY retail brands in central London with stores in some of London’s most prominent locations.

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