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Kingston set to welcome new decorating and DIY store

A leading decorating and DIY specialist will open a new branch in Kingston next month – and is offering an immediate £1,000 boost to the local community. Leyland SDM, which has 23 stores in London, is due to open the doors at the former Topps Tiles ... 
15 October 2020

First 100 percent UV cured wood coatings open window of opportunity for AkzoNobel

Window manufacturers can now make their production process more efficient and sustainable with a new instant drying solution from AkzoNobel. The company’s RUBBOL 100 percent UV cured exterior range of Sikkens wood coatings is said to be the first of ... 
15 October 2020

Greenfingers Charity completes its 59th and 60th garden projects!

Following Hospice Care Week, there is no better time to announce that the Greenfingers Charity has completed its 59th and 60th garden projects at the Little Harbour Children’s Hospice (St Austell, Cornwall) and Rainbows Hospice for Children & ... 
14 October 2020

Hand hygiene for all

Skin health and surface hygiene specialist, GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd, supports Global Handwashing Day on 15th October 2020The coronavirus pandemic continues to provide a stark reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of a ... 
14 October 2020

Tile Giant helping the trade get back in business

In a bid to get the industry back on its feet, Tile Giant has set up a new and improved help scheme for tilers, offering a range of benefits including a Checkatrade membership package. A known trade supporter, Tile Giant is committed to doing ... 
13 October 2020

"Bakeware Boom is the New Normal," says What More UK

Housewares manufacturer and pride of the North West, What More UK, has reported continued growth in bakeware and kitchenware sales, and lockdown is thought to be the raising agent.At the start of the coronavirus pandemic What More announced a large ... 
13 October 2020

Crown’s colourful murals brighten up Darwen

Crown Paints has teamed up with one of Lancashire’s most famous street artists to create two colourful murals in the Lancashire town of Darwen, where Crown’s HQ is located. The latest mural was completed by Keiron ‘Curly’ Whitehead in time for ... 
12 October 2020

Christmas trading during a global pandemic

British garden sculpture business, Andrew Kay Sculpture, share their thoughts about Christmas trading this year...Stags are Andrew Kay’s most popular designs commissioned for Christmas1. Have you now entered the Christmas period in terms of orders ... 
12 October 2020

KBSA announces ground-breaking support package for independent retailers

The KBSA and corporate member Quooker have launched a unique £250,000 support package for kitchen retailers, designed to encourage people back to the high street and into independent showrooms across the country.Quooker are supporting the KBSA by ... 
9 October 2020

Bradford Garden Centre applies for planning permission for a second site

A Bradford Garden Centre has applied for planning permission for a second site in West Yorkshire. Directors at Tong Garden Centre have applied to Leeds City Council for the erection of a garden centre at the Acanthus Golf Centre, Tingley.Charlie ... 
9 October 2020

Local Derby business acquires intellectual property of Internet Gardener

ARB & Grounds, a garden machinery business in Derby has recently acquired the intellectual property of The Internet Gardener Ltd meaning they now own the website www.internet gardener.co.uk. The site had been running since 2006 by a family owned ... 
8 October 2020

Greener homes, jobs and cheaper bills on the way as government launches biggest upgrade of nation’s buildings in a generation

Homes, schools and hospitals across England are set to be greener and cheaper to run thanks to a £3 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings – the biggest in a generation. From 1 October, homeowners can sign up for big savings on upgrades to ... 
8 October 2020

Decorators talk about life on new Dulux Academy Podcast

There is a glossy new arrival to the world of podcasting as the Dulux Academy takes to the airwaves for the very first time. The Dulux Academy Podcast: Life as a decorator features the voices of the nation’s professional painters and decorators, ... 
7 October 2020

Tong Garden Centre shortlisted in Yorkshire business excellence awards

Directors and staff at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being announced as a finalist in the 15th annual Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards.Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Employer category that ... 
7 October 2020

Norton Clipper provides the knowhow with new Diamond Blade campaign

Norton Clipper has launched its new multi-channel colour coded campaign to ensure trade professionals are getting the most out of their diamond blades.The new campaign aims to take the stress out of the selection process. Featuring online as well as ... 
6 October 2020

Dulux Decorator Centre expands filler range with innovative new products 

Dulux Decorator Centre has introduced a new wider range of fillers that promise to create the perfect finish every time. The specialist paint retailer is proud to be the first to stock the brand new Toupret Joint, Skim & Fill range in the UK. ... 
6 October 2020

Draper Tools reveals Britain’s most feared DIY jobs

Two thirds of adults have a DIY job they're too scared to do - with wall-mounting a TV, putting up a shelf and replacing a tap among the most fear inducing tasks. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK consumers found the average person has four DIY jobs ... 
5 October 2020

The Branded Tile Company offers unique UK designer tiles

The Branded Tile Company launched receently, a little delayed due to the current circumstances, but with a great team and product pipeline.The UK tiling market has some great products and retailers, it also has a growing number of customers that ... 
5 October 2020

New dates for PATS Sandown 2021 announced

Organisers of PATS Sandown have announced the show will be moving to a new date in 2021. The two-day pet industry exhibition will now be held on Tuesday, May 11th, and Wednesday, May 12th, again at Sandown Park, Surrey. The decision to move from the ... 
2 October 2020

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
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