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Staines & Brights Home Hardware wins Home Hardware’s Cookshop Window Dressing competition

We are delighted to announce that Staines & Bright’s Home Hardware (Tiptree) has won Home Hardware’s Cookshop Window Dressing Competition. Bruton’s Home Hardware (Nailsworth) received the runner’s up prize.The competition was introduced to ... 
8 November 2021

Travis Perkins plc partners with Eastleigh College to provide traineeships for young adults

Travis Perkins plc has launched a new partnership with Eastleigh College in Hampshire to provide traineeship opportunities for learners and help more young people into work. This partnership is the first one of its kind in the further education ... 
5 November 2021

Brits race to buy Christmas trees early amidst worries of shortages

Following a huge 60% increase in sales of Christmas trees and decorations in August, new data from luxury artificial tree and decoration brand, Balsam Hill has revealed that demand is not letting up, with Brits continuing to prepare amidst worries ... 
4 November 2021

Travis Perkins fully acquires Staircraft to add new capability for customers

Travis Perkins plc, which is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of building materials and equipment, and a leading partner to the construction industry, has announced that it has fully acquired Staircraft; a market leading company that provides ... 
3 November 2021

LANDSCAPE is Today!

LANDSCAPE's hugely popular CPD Accredited Seminar Programme is underway. Hear top industry professionals speak throughout the two days or come to the PechaKucha Presentations tonight at 5.15pm. Don't forget the Women in industry celebration is ... 
3 November 2021

Nottingham home improvements company named amongst top three in the city

Nottingham-based firm, Stormclad, has been named as one of the top three home improvement companies in the city by review website ThreeBestRated.The company, which has a head office located in Basford, provides and installs windows, doors, ... 
1 November 2021

Vistafolia to drive sustainability in sector through University of Surrey KTP

Globally renowned creator and supplier of realistic artificial green walls, Vistafolia, has launched a pioneering collaboration with the University of Surrey to create a new base polymer, the material that their artificial plants are made from, ... 
29 October 2021

DIY Unknowns: UK's most Googled questions during the home renovation boom

Lockdown gave us more time at home than ever before. For many, this caused us to get home-renovation happy- from building a large-scale extension to redecorating or switching up our home décor.In fact, DIY-related searches on Google increased by a ... 
27 October 2021

Get your hands on a £50 Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt voucher 

Dulux Trade is offering decorators the chance to get their hands on its most technologically-advanced, anti-scuff paint - Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt. Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt has been precision-engineered to provide the ultimate in scuff ... 
27 October 2021

Travis Perkins launches data apprenticeships to boost future skills

Travis Perkins plc, one of the largest suppliers of building materials and equipment, and a leading partner to the construction industry, has launched two new data apprenticeships, including a data fellowship and an advanced data fellowship. These ... 
26 October 2021

BHETA advises housewares, garden and DIY members on bladed items legislation

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is updating members on the implications of the latest information from Government on the timing and scope of the proposed Offensive Weapons Act (OWA). The proposed legislation affects the sale ... 
25 October 2021

Covers OTBS employee completes 50km challenge for Kent Hospice in memory of partner

An employee from Covers OTBS in Bexleyheath has completed a 50-kilometre challenge for charity in memory of her partner. Zoe Elms, a sales representative at the Orpington timber and builders’ merchants, embarked on the Thames Path Challenge ... 
20 October 2021

Travis Perkins and Northampton Saints celebrate 20 year partnership with special anniversary match

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry, alongside all Travis Perkins plc businesses, will celebrate its 20th anniversary as Principal Partner of Northampton Saints Rugby Club at the ... 
19 October 2021

Toolstation wins £50,000 share of £500,000 prize in annual advertising competition

Toolstation was among the winners in Ocean’s annual digital creative competition for its bold out-of-home advertising with ‘The World’s Most Supportive Poster.’Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies won third ... 
15 October 2021

Covers donates £30,000 to hospice charities

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated £30,000 to hospice charities, following the return of its hugely successful fundraising initiative Help for Hospices. The money will be divided between twelve charities. The charities that have ... 
14 October 2021

Onduline develops Acoustic Rain Simulator to show its roofing sheets are 4x quieter than metal sheeting - on show at Wickes

Customers at a number of Wickes stores are being invited to test the acoustic properties of Onduline light weight roofing solutions using a specially created ‘rain machine’.The Acoustic Rain Simulator has been developed by Technical Manager Ardit ... 
13 October 2021

New MKM Peterhead Branch A Big Hit With Customers

MKM Building Supplies’ new Peterhead branch was music to the ears of the trade and general public earlier this week, when the merchant officially opened the doors of its new flagship branch in North East Scotland.Customers that attended the launch ... 
12 October 2021

Official opening of Tile Mountain's Liverpool showroom by DIY expert Craig Phillips

Tile Mountain, the UK's fastest growing tile retailer is officially opening its Liverpool store on Saturday 25th September. Located in Unit 211, Edge Lane Drive, the new showroom spans 12,000 sq ft across two levels and showcases over one thousand ... 
11 October 2021

Kingfisher releases half year results for the six months ended 31 July 2021

Highlights include strong financial performance and improved competitive position in key markets; effective management of product availability, logistics and inflation pressures; rapid progress made with ‘fixing’ issues from previous years; delivery ... 
8 October 2021

The countdown to LANDSCAPE 2021 is on

The UK’s premier landscaping exhibition is less than a month away - have you registered yet? Hall 12 on 3rd & 4th November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham - make sure it's in your diary! The LANDSCAPE Show provides the first in-... 
7 October 2021
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