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Revealed: The hardest and easiest places to get planning permission

As working from home becomes the new ‘normal’ and the country adapts to new ways of living, working and socialising, many of us are now looking to renovate our homes to gain some all-important extra space. Large home improvements like extensions and ... 
2 October 2020

Hansa joins forces with Lawn Care Legends to give away £2,600 chipper

Lawn care professionals, landscapers and gardeners can be in with the chance of winning a top of the range Hansa chipper, worth £2,600, as part of a giveaway with Lawn Care Legends.Hansa has donated one of its C7 chippers to the annual Lawn Care ... 
1 October 2020

The costs, risks, and rise in requests for stove installations as winter approaches

With winter fast approaching, stove retailer Glowing Embers has researched the rise in requests for stove installations in the home, including the expected costs involved, the potential dangers of DIY installation, and other considerations to be ... 
30 September 2020

Homebase launches new home range for Autumn/Winter 2020

Homebase, one of the UK's leading home and garden retailers, has launched its AW20 home range in store and online. Three existing collections – Homeland Flora, Deco Luxe and Pioneer – have been reinvented in this trend-driven range from Homebase. ... 
30 September 2020

Supporter shout-out: Greenfingers thanks Evergreen Garden Care for its ongoing support

The Greenfingers Charity welcomes support from all corners of the garden retail sector, with many retailers and suppliers pulling together to help raise much needed funds. One such supplier is Evergreen Garden Care, which has once again dug deep to ... 
29 September 2020

Dulux Academy enhances range of colour training with new online ColourFutures workshop 

Dulux Academy has expanded the opportunities for decorators to upskill - by introducing a new Dulux Academy Live colour workshop dedicated to the 2021 ColourFutures palettes. The workshop builds on Dulux Academy’s commitment to provide the trade ... 
29 September 2020

The bathroom products market remains resilient during Covid-19 Pandemic

The latest Bathroom market report from AMA Research highlights the impact of Covid-19 on the industry and how the future of these companies will be driven not just by the transferrable utilities of their products and services but by how they are ... 
28 September 2020

Toolstation store arrives in Chepstow

Toolstation, one of the UK’s fastest growing and largest suppliers of tools and more is pleased to announce the opening of its Chepstow store on Monday 21st September, bringing the Toolstation experience to local trade and DIY customers. Monday also ... 
25 September 2020

Houseplant sales bloom in July

Sales of houseplants at garden centres across the country bloomed in July (2020) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade report. Compared with the same month in 2019, sales were up 81.82%. Iain Wylie, GCA Chief ... 
25 September 2020

Dickies celebrates inspiration in the trades

Global workwear brand Dickies is calling on tradespeople to nominate someone whose work inspires them as part of a new campaign celebrating those who love what they do and take pride in their work. The global campaign, United by Inspiration, United ... 
24 September 2020

Kingfisher Group releases half year results ended 31 July 2020

Kingfisher Group has released its half year results which show the business has faired well through the challenging first six months of 2020, with sales of just under £6b and gross profits of just over £2b, providing a margin of 37 per cent. ... 
23 September 2020

Gardening a lifesaver in lockdown, according to Squire’s Garden Centres survey

Squire’s Garden Centres has released the results of their “Gardening during Lockdown” survey. The recent survey of over 3,000 people looked at how much gardening people did during lockdown in Spring 2020, what people planted then and what they will ... 
23 September 2020

Ivyline launches new online portal for retail customers

Ivyline, the UK’s leading supplier of inspired collections for the garden and home, including indoor and outdoor pots, terrariums, firepits and water features, has made it even easier for its retail customers to access its bestselling ranges with ... 
21 September 2020

Zest 4 Leisure best in show at Glee

Outdoor garden furniture, products and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest 4 Leisure has won the award for the best overall new product at Glee 2020 as well as winning three best in category prizes for growing containers, landscaping and ... 
18 September 2020

Nearly half the UK planning on decorating as lockdown boosts the nation’s spending power 

Two out of every five (42 per cent) UK households are planning on decorating their homes as lockdown lifts, a survey by Dulux Decorator Centre has discovered. While the coronavirus outbreak causes financial uncertainty for many, the research also ... 
17 September 2020

Land managers offered guaranteed income for tree planting after third auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee is announced

Farmers and land managers across England are encouraged to apply for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme by 11 October, ahead of the next auction which will take place online between 26 October to 1 November.The Woodland Carbon Guarantee is a ... 
16 September 2020

Gas Safety Week: Checkatrade Top Tips

As we head through Gas Safety Week which started on Monday 14th September, Checkatrade, the UK’s number one website for finding a tradesperson, has shared some top tips for homeownersHave your gas appliance routinely checked to ensure that safety ... 
16 September 2020

PATS New Product Awards to go ahead

The organisers of PATS Telford are pleased to announce that the highly-prized New Product Awards will go ahead despite September’s show being cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.The awards, sponsored by pbwnews, will give suppliers and ... 
15 September 2020

How lockdown changed British attitudes towards our homes for good

Many of us remember the DIY fever that gripped the nation during the UK’s lockdown – but new research released by B&Q has revealed the extent to which the last six months have fundamentally changed British attitudes towards our homes – ... 
14 September 2020

B&Q launches new ‘Build a Life’ brand campaign

B&Q has launched a thought-provoking new brand campaign, rooted in the sentiment that ‘You don’t buy a life. You build one.’ The campaign celebrates the belief that anyone can change their home to make life better. The new strategic thinking, ... 
14 September 2020

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