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Housing stock needs to future proof for climate change

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has published an Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, to set out the priority climate change risks and opportunities the Government should embrace for the UK. Based on the key findings of the third Climate ... 
5 July 2021

Agreement to Divest Traditional Merchanting Business in Great Britain

Grafton Group plc (“Grafton or the Group”), the building materials distributor and DIY retailer with operations in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, announces that it has entered into an agreement to divest its Traditional Merchanting Business in ... 
2 July 2021

Dulux Decorator Centre kick-starting careers for young people through Prince’s Trust Partnership

Dulux Decorator Centre is helping to usher a new generation of talent into the business - by providing a host of roles to disadvantaged young people. Aiming to help bridge the industry-wide skills shortage, the 33 positions are reserved exclusively ... 
1 July 2021

Nottingham home improvements company unveils new showroom in Basford

Basford-based home improvements firm, Stormclad, has opened its third showroom at its head office premises on Basford Road in Nottingham. Showcasing a wide range of products including windows and doors to evidence Stormclad’s wide range of services, ... 
30 June 2021

Travis Perkins creates 10 jobs at Minworth

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the building and construction industry, is set to relocate from its existing site at Goosemoor Lane, Erdington to a bigger location at Forge Lane, Minworth and is set to open to ... 
30 June 2021

Sika Everbuild invests in captivating campaign to support EB25

Sika Everbuild has unveiled an eye-catching advertising campaign for its innovative adhesive EB25 - and it’s going to be hard to miss the message over the next 12 months. The straight-talking, no nonsense campaign focusses on the core benefit of ... 
29 June 2021

Toolstation helps young people learn building and trade skills

Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, is supporting the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) social enterprise as it makes a bid to help more young people learn practical trade and DIY skills and ... 
28 June 2021

Leyland SDM boosts employee engagement and store efficiency with YOOBIC to support rapid business growth

Leyland SDM, the decorating and DIY specialist, has digitised in-store processes and colleague communication in partnership with YOOBIC, the digital workplace solution for frontline teams, to support its rapid growth serving the professional trade, ... 
28 June 2021

Double award delight for HMG at Family Business of the Year Awards

Manchester based family business, HMG Paints Ltd accept ‘Essence of Family Business’ Award as well as the inaugural ‘Next Generation Ambassador Award’ for 4th generation family member, Rebecca Falder at the annual Family Business United (FBU), ... 
25 June 2021

Sustainable decking brand invests in technology to aid its stockist partners

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime, has launched an exclusive online stockist training programme. Following a huge surge in demand for composite decking products experienced by stockists during the ... 
24 June 2021

BHETA webinar on sustainable packaging

The overwhelming take out from the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) sustainability webinar which majored on packaging was that doing nothing was not an option. The event which took place on June 8th was packed with delegates, who ... 
24 June 2021

UK REACH major threat to UK manufacturing says coatings industry survey

The latest survey of British Coatings Federation (BCF) members reveals UK coatings manufacturers are increasingly concerned about the effects of the new UK chemical regulations. Almost 80% of respondents believe UK REACH will impact negatively on ... 
23 June 2021

What More UK: How we became a zero to landfill company

Zero to landfill is a tall order, but with careful planning and organisation it's possible. In just one day the What More manages to repurpose 40 tonnes of ‘single use' plastic per day. Here's how they do it. Sending waste to landfill is like ... 
23 June 2021

Grafton Group plc announce agreement to acquire IKH in Finland

Grafton Group plc ("Grafton or the Group"), the building materials distributor and DIY retailer with operations in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Mr. Ilkka Alakortes and his family to ... 
22 June 2021

Four more DIY and housewares brands join BHETA

Olympic Fixing Products and The Dove Factor are the latest names in DIY to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).Olympic Fixing Products started in 1989 and now supplies a wide range of building and DIY products and specialises ... 
22 June 2021

Surge in sales for bathroom products

Toolstation has seen a surge in demand over the past months for bathroom products and research reveals that one-in-ten have had bathroom makeovers.They’ve reported huge rises in the sales of digital showers (up by 182%), shower doors (up by 181%) ... 
21 June 2021

A. Perry secures hardware when the industry needs it most

A. Perry, the West Midlands based supplier of hinges and hardware, has now strengthened its supply chain with significant investment in a purpose-built manufacturing facility base in India. The firm, which has been manufacturing since 1925, now ... 
21 June 2021

Ronseal teams up with Channel 4 to celebrate the Men’s Shed Association and the power of DIY in an emotional documentary

Ronseal is celebrating the work of the Men’s Shed Association in a powerful new film launching this week. The Shed has been produced by Rumpus Media, for Channel 4 and will be shown across their social channels from 14th June. Launched to mark Men’s ... 
18 June 2021

Kingfisher announces new planet and community responsible business commitments

Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement retailer which includes B&Q and Screwfix, has today announced key milestones and new responsible business commitments. These are designed to help customers create greener, healthier homes, to ... 
15 June 2021

What More UK: Shortlisted for two categories in the Made in the North West Awards

What More is the UK housewares market and brand leader. The progressive manufacturing company has been shortlisted for two separate categories, the Export Award, and the coveted Manufacturer of the Year (over £25 million category). The Manufacturer ... 
14 June 2021
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