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Trends 2022: Interest in Mid-Century styling soars

This year has seen the popularity of Mid-Century design in the UK reach an all-time high. And according to the experts at retro design house 20th Century Cloth, it’s a trend that looks set to continue into 2022.Searches for ‘midcentury’ within the ... 
22 November 2021

Kingfisher issues Q3 trading update to 31 October 2021

Kingfisher plc (‘Company’, ‘Group’ or ‘Kingfisher’) is today providing its Q3 21/22 sales update.Key points:• Strong sales performance from all banners and categories on a 2-year basis, across both retail and trade channels• ... 
19 November 2021

Emerging bathroom and kitchen trends from Houzz

Our kitchens and bathrooms are hard-working rooms and for many households, they have seen even more action than usual over the past year. In fact, the latest Houzz & Home report found that the spend on bathroom renovations had surged by 25% in ... 
18 November 2021

M&S to speak at BHETA webinar

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold another of its popular retailer networking webinars, this time with Marks & Spencer. The event will take place on Wednesday 24 November at 10.30am, and the speaker will be Heidi ... 
16 November 2021

Dulux Decorator Centre puts sustainability centre stage in its return to the National Painting & Decorating Show

After standing side-by-side with painters and decorators through the upheavals of the past 18 months, the Dulux Decorator Centre team is making a long-awaited return to the National Painting & Decorating Show next month. Taking place on November ... 
16 November 2021

And the winners are… the 40th GIMA Award winners have been announced!

On Thursday 11 November the great and good of the garden retail industry came together to celebrate the 40th annual GIMA Awards at a glittering black-tie event, held at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort. Celebrating the innovation, dedication and ... 
15 November 2021

Uniting the interior design community globally: Decorex Virtual returns with engaging talks, new product launches and 3D walk-through

Following a triumphant return to Olympia London in October, Europe’s leading event for interior design professionals, Decorex, turns virtual again this November for a three-day digital experience which will once again bring the global interiors ... 
13 November 2021

Be safe, not sorry: scalding and burns data released

Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), warns that scalding and central heating system related contact burns continue to pose a grave risk to households, as NHS Digital reveals its latest hospital ... 
11 November 2021

London Build returns to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for live expo on 17-18 November

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for the live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as they open our doors to the UK's biggest festival of construction! Much more than ... 
10 November 2021

AMES UK Invest in New Production Facility for Woodshaw

Kelkay acquired the Woodshaw production facilities in Doncaster in late 2018, since when the brand has grown and expanded to become a key element in the AMES UK portfolio. Now, as part of a wider expansion plan for all their UK based manufacturing, ... 
8 November 2021

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
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