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British Coatings Federation launches new Trace VOC Globe to recognise extremely low VOC paint products

From May 2022, decorative paints manufacturers will be able to adopt the use of the statement ‘TRACE’ Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) as part of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)’s VOC Globe scheme to improve communication to consumers ... 
13 May 2022

CMO’s success keeps on building

With the builders’ merchant market itself enjoying significant growth, CMO Group PLC, the UK’s largest online-only retailer of building materials has reported positive results for the year ending 31 December 2021, with increases in sales, gross ... 
12 May 2022

Football legends officially open MKM Aldershot

Footballing legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and commentary supreme Martin Tyler have teamed up to launch MKM’s new Aldershot branch, which officially opened its doors to the trade and public this Monday (9th May). Customers, fans, and staff all ... 
12 May 2022

UK Flooring Direct invests in new Coventry showroom

A major UK online retailer has invested £100,000 in a new showroom in Coventry as part of its continued expansion. UK Flooring Direct, which was founded by Nuneaton-based entrepreneur Jason Ashby and has been growing rapidly in recent years, has ... 
11 May 2022

Travis Perkins Hire wins award for diversity and inclusion policy

Travis Perkins Hire, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, won an award recognising its diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Hire Awards of Excellence. The judging ... 
11 May 2022

Counterfeiters target C.K Tools

C.K Tools, the hand tool specialist, is warning the electrical trade to watch out for fake versions of its top-selling Cable Cutter (3963) after being targeted by counterfeiters.Carl Kammerling International, the parent company of C.K Tools was ... 
10 May 2022

Homebase achieves 20% reduction in stock loss with the SmartWater Group

Homebase, the home and garden experts, is the latest name to team-up with the SmartWater Group to enhance the protection of valuable stock items and reduce theft in store. It is set to introduce forensic marking in more stores across the UK ... 
9 May 2022

DIY Week Awards 2022 – Tickets still available – Book your place now!

As we return to the new normal following a challenging period and look forward to holding a live awards presentation lunch once again, it’s to reveal this year’s shortlisted entries in the DIY Week Awards. There are still a few tickets available for ... 
9 May 2022

Cordless Webb hedge & lawn care range with interchangeable batteries

Now available for 2022, from British garden equipment manufacturer Webb, is the latest Webb Cordless range of hedge and lawn care products with new fast-charging and long-lasting interchangeable 20v Lithium-ion batteries for optimum performance. ... 
9 May 2022

Covers Bognor Regis to host Anniversary Challenge & Demonstration Morning

As part of its 175th anniversary celebrations, Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Bognor Regis will be hosting an Anniversary Challenge & Demonstration Morning at its depot on Tuesday 10th May from 7.30am to 1pm. This extra special trade ... 
5 May 2022

A leading Midlands-based online retailer has launched a major volunteering programme for its staff.

UK Flooring Direct, which employs around 200 people across sites in Hinckley and Coventry, has developed a new Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) programme that will see every member of the team given a fully-paid day to offer their services to a ... 
5 May 2022

MKM continues Scottish growth with Woodrow Timber acquisition

MKM, the UK’s leading independent builders’ merchant, has announced further expansion of its branch network in Scotland with the purchase of Woodrow Timber & Supplies. Founded in 1979 as Rowan Timber Supplies, the business officially rebranded ... 
5 May 2022

Online Home Decor Retailer, Plank Hardware, Launches its First Brand Campaign

Online home decor retailer, Plank Hardware launches its first campaign film on 29 April 2022 to motivate customers to "get a handle on your home”. Featuring authentic homeowners from the brand’s online community, the 50” film touches on themes of ... 
4 May 2022

Biophilic Beauties from Woodpecker Flooring

Biophilic design might have first emerged on the interior stage in the 1980s but with sustainability now at the fore of homeowners’ decorating decisions the connection between nature and the home continues to flourish. Biophilia is the belief that ... 
4 May 2022

Travis Perkins Offers 10% Online Discount to All NHS, Social Care, Armed Forces and Emergency Services Members Through Blue Light Card

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, is offering all members of the armed forces, emergency services, NHS, and social and foster care sector a 10% discount ... 
28 April 2022

Speedy boosts UK tool hire with multi-million pound marketing push

Speedy, the UK’s leading provider of tool and equipment hire, has launched a national multi-million-pound marketing and advertising campaign to promote tool hire across the UK. The hire giant’s ‘Make Every Job Easy’ campaign targets novice and pro ... 
27 April 2022

CMO Group’s Environmental Campaign ‘Grows’ from Strength to Strength

CMO Group, the UK’s largest online-only retailer of building materials, has dug deep with its ambitious environmental campaign, raising over £22k and planting more than half of the 5,000 trees it has pledged to its local city of Plymouth. As part of ... 
27 April 2022

Amazon speaking at BHETA webinar

BHETA is to hold another of its popular retailer networking webinars, this time with the home category at Amazon. The event will take place on Thursday 28th April from 11am until 12 noon via Zoom. The speakers will be Dhawal Vora, Head of Vendor ... 
26 April 2022

Home Renovation Professionals Anticipate Business Growth in 2022, Houzz Study Reports

Houzz Inc., the world’s leading platform for home renovation and design, today released the 2022 Houzz UK State of the Industry report.* The report provides an outlook on 2022 and review of 2021 performance for residential renovation and design ... 
25 April 2022

Toolstation, Northampton Saints and VIY help 24 young volunteers refurbish Southbrook community centre

Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, has announced its latest tie-up with the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) Community Interest Company, helping fund the young volunteers participation in ... 
25 April 2022
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