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Green homes refurb grants need more time, urge MPs

The government is under pressure to extend the green homes grant scheme beyond March 2022 after a committee of MPs described current progress as moving at a snail's pace. Business, energy and industrial strategy minister Lord Callanan admitted only ... 
9 February 2021

Windows and doors trends for 2021

Whether you want to create a grand entrance or a bold first impression, windows and doors play an important role in enhancing a building’s kerb appeal. But with so many design options to choose from, how do you know which one to opt for, or what to ... 
8 February 2021

Carl Kammerling Fusion 2021 Trade Promotion – Filled with exciting new deals!

Carl Kammerling has launched its new Fusion 21 trade promotion - running from 1 February to 28 May 2021 - offering retailers fantastic savings on more than 150 products from all CKI brands including: C.K, C.K Magma, C.K Classic, Avit and Kasp. ... 
5 February 2021

Symphony Coatings and HMG Paints extend partnership

HMG Paints Ltd, the UK independent paint manufacturer, has announced a new partnership with Symphony Coatings. The partnership will see HMG’s industrial coatings and colour matching facilities available from three additional Symphony Coating ... 
5 February 2021

Manomano doubles size and announces €1.2 billion in sales turnover for 2020 - UK is the growth engine for the future

ManoMano, the European digital leader in DIY, home and garden, announces its 2020 results:€1.2 billion in sales turnover in 2020+100% overall growth50 million unique visitors per month (+70%)2020 UK results€105M sales turnover, representing a growth ... 
5 February 2021

Employers urged to plan for Long Covid

Employers urged to plan for long CovidDoctors are urging employers to plan for the effects of Long Covid now as cases continue to grow. Without planning how to manage the condition in advance, employers risk being left with big staffing problems.“... 
5 February 2021

Green light for 4,500 homes near Cambridge

Waterbeach New Town East is set to get a further 4,500 new homes after South Cambridgeshire district council granted outline planning approval a few days ago. The new development is five miles north of Cambridge and comprises a mixture of one-bed ... 
4 February 2021

Toolstation continues to support its customers as over half declare they don’t feel comfortable discussing personal concerns over digital platforms - Time to Talk Day, Thursday 4 February

Toolstation continues in its campaign with Time to Change to provide ongoing support for its customers and colleagues, marking Time to Talk Day on Thursday 4 February to encourage people to talk more openly. The campaign was established eight years ... 
4 February 2021

Dulux Select Decorators are raising spirits in lockdown with their own virtual pub

Members of the Dulux Select Decorators scheme have been keeping their spirits up during lockdown by meeting at their own virtual pub. The Fitch & Bristle opens its doors via Zoom every Friday night, allowing any of the 575 Select Decorators in ... 
3 February 2021

Tile Mountain Expands Sporting Sponsorships By Becoming Official Club Partner of Hull Kingston Rovers RFC

Tile Mountain, the growing UK tile retailer has become Hull Kingston Rovers RFC principal away kit partner for 2021, a move that will see the online DIY retailer’s branding adorn the front of the away shirt for the duration of the Super League ... 
2 February 2021

Hyve Group announces exclusive speaker line up for Spring Fair @Home

Hyve Group has announced the expert speaker lineup for its Spring Fair @Home event, taking place virtually on 8–10 February 2021. This year, in place of physical shows, Hyve Group’s UK portfolio will be going virtual. Designed to bring the industry ... 
1 February 2021

Match made in heaven: Evergreen Garden Care signs new partnership with David Domoney for 2021

After a successful first year, the brand and chartered horticulturalist will have a focus on Chelsea Flower Show and charity scheme, Cultivation Street After a hugely successful first year, leading garden care brand Evergreen Garden Care (www.... 
1 February 2021

Looking back on 2020 - it wasn’t all bad!

Bryan Clover, Chief Executive Officer of the Rainy Day Trust reflects on the challenges posed by the Covid-19 through 2020. Without a doubt, last year was the toughest that I have encountered in 20 years in the charity sector. Income dropped like a ... 
1 February 2021

Reedy Pro and Greenman Garden Tools celebrate a year of trading under hardware heavyweight Eliza Tinsley

Eliza Tinsley, whose history in manufacturing and selling high-quality fencing and hardware products dates back more than 165 years, acquired horticulture and garden tool businesses Reedy Supplies and Greenman Garden Tools in February 2020. ... 
29 January 2021

Carl Kammerling International launches its exciting Highlight 2021 promotion

Running until 30 April 2021, Carl Kammerling International’s exciting Highlight 2021 promotion offers retailers and consumers fantastic savings on its leading range of C.K Magma tool storage solutions. Working with trade professionals gives C.K ... 
29 January 2021

Screwfix continues to invest in its people as it reaches £2bn in sales

Omnichannel retailer Screwfix has reached a number of landmarks over the past year with a continued focus on its colleagues and customers. As sales reached £2bn in the year to January 2021, Screwfix has opened 30 new stores, taking the total number ... 
28 January 2021

Dulux partners with THG to launch Heritage range at Homebase

Dulux, the UK’s largest paint manufacturer, today announces they will be working in partnership with THG plc, the global technology platform company, and Homebase to manage and develop a bespoke launch site for its new Heritage range, which will be ... 
28 January 2021

Design trends: Lagom vs Hygge – How to update homes in 2021 to integrate the latest Scandinavian trends

Countries around the world have developed a fascination for the Danish concept of Hygge, which has been tagged in nearly 7 million Instagram posts. However, while Hygge still remains hugely popular, a new Scandinavian lifestyle trend is on the rise —... 
28 January 2021

BHETA launches new membership package aimed at electrical appliance suppliers

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has launched a new membership offer aimed at supplier companies offering any kind of home enhancement or home improvement product powered by mains electric or battery. Called BHETA Electrical, ... 
27 January 2021

Cleaning up Brighton's littered beaches

Recycling company, ReWorked (www.reworked.com) have happily begun a collaborative project to help clean up the fishing & angler waste littering Brighton's beach fronts. The Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (https://www.anglers-nlrs.co.uk/) ... 
26 January 2021
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