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Home renovation spend rises as homeowners invest in kitchen projects, Houzz survey finds

Home renovation spend has grown 36 percent in the last year to a median £15,000, according to the 2021 Houzz & Home survey of more than 3,000 UK respondents. Higher budget projects (with the top 10 percent of project spend) reached £100,000 or ... 
5 October 2021

Covers reaches finals of trade awards

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has reached the finals in four categories of the BMJ Industry Awards 2021. Organised by the Builders Merchants Journal, the awards aim to celebrate the UK merchanting industry and highlight the businesses, brands ... 
4 October 2021

Rothley marks growth by moving premises to double warehouse space

Interior accessories manufacturer Rothley has moved to new, bigger premises as a further demonstration of its position as market leader in the hardware sector.Following a period of continued growth, the Rothley team have taken new warehouse and ... 
30 September 2021

HMG Paints announce new decorative distributor Hashtag The Paint Shop

Recently opened painting and decorating merchants, Hashtag The Paint Shop, are supplying trade professionals with HMG Paints decorative coatings. Out of their large shop in Macclesfield, and online at www.hashtagthepaintshop.co.uk, the paint ... 
29 September 2021

What More UK work with MPs to gain a positive amendment to new tax proposals

In the UK it is estimated that five million tonnes of plastic is used every year, nearly half of which is packaging. The UK Government brought in measures to address wastage and benefit the environment, including the complete ban on 1 October 2020 ... 
28 September 2021

Family-run Kent company wins two trade awards

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has won two awards at the TTJ Awards 2021.Organised by the Timber Trades Journal (TTJ), the annual TTJ Awards is one of the industry’s leading awards events recognising service excellence and product quality ... 
27 September 2021

NBP expands into Midlands with new Hinckley depot

Midlands builders and roofers will soon have 1,000s of products from the biggest brands in building plastics available for next day delivery, as NBP opens the doors to its Hinckley Depot in November.NBP has been delivering low-maintenance building ... 
24 September 2021

Keter continues its sustainability drive with latest community initiative

Keter - one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home and garden products - recently launched its ‘Community Connection’ initiative, reinforcing its commitment to its ongoing sustainability drive.On Friday 17 September, Keter hosted a series of ... 
22 September 2021

Rainy Day Trust CEO Bryan Clover completes his 84-mile non-stop charity hike in under 33 hours

In Bryan's own words... my 84-mile non-stop hike from Bath to Reading is now complete. I managed all 84 miles in 32hrs 42 min and, not to beat about the bush, it hurt, a lot. By the end, it was more of a shuffle than a walk. I was down to about 1.... 
21 September 2021

Sustainable decking brand partners with UK’s largest independent grass supplier

One of the UK’s largest sustainable decking brands, Composite Prime, has secured the UK’s largest independent artifice grass supplier as a retailer of its luxury products. Grass Direct, which was formed in 2012 and stocks the widest range of ... 
17 September 2021

Dulux predicts wave of hope and optimism as it announces its colour of the year

A desire for a fresh start in 2022 will see people opt for lighter colours, according to Dulux as it revealed the Colour of the Year for 2022, Bright Skies, along with four supporting ColourFutures palettes.The launch is supported by a range of ... 
14 September 2021

More exciting brands confirmed for Glee 2021

With less than a month to go until the doors open on the first in-person Glee event in two years, retailers from across the garden retail sector will be busy planning their trip around the show. These retailers will be pleased to learn that this ... 
8 September 2021

Don’t miss out on Glee, register now!

As Glee 2021 gets set to open its doors at the NEC from 14th – 16th September, retailers and other trade buyers are invited to register online for the first in-person European event for our industry taking place within the last 18 months.More than ... 
7 September 2021

New research shows over 112,000 UK trade businesses have been set up since the first Covid-19 lockdown 

Since the first Coronavirus lockdown was announced on 23rd March 2020, over 112,000 trade businesses have been set up in the UK, new research has revealed. The study, conducted by IronmongeryDirect, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of specialist ... 
7 September 2021

Toolstation launches sharp-toothed brand campaign 

Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, will launch a sharp-toothed new brand ad this Saturday, 4th September, to celebrate the skills of key tradespeople across the UK and remind viewers ... 
3 September 2021

Dizmezs’ sustainable soul and sustainable supply

Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the ... 
2 September 2021

E-commerce ready garden furniture

Manufacturer of sustainable Garden Furniture, EKJU are now offering a range of products to help retailers with their online sales, as well as providing stock for traditional in-store sales. The Ecommerce range is packaged ready for home delivery ... 
1 September 2021

Autumn Fair delivers the best gifts of all and launches official app

Staging the largest gathering of Gift products in one place incorporating Gift, Beauty & Wellbeing, Kid’s Toys and Play, and Greetings, as well as fantastic crossover buying opportunities between Home, Summerhouse, and Fashion sectors, Autumn ... 
21 August 2021

GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund

As activity ramps up ahead of Glee 2021, GIMA is encouraging new business and innovators to consider entering the 2021 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund, with this year’s winner being unveiled at Glee, the leading annual exhibition for the garden and ... 
19 August 2021

ToughBuilt joins British Safety Industry Federation

ToughBuilt has become a member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF). The company's decision to join the UK's leading trade association for the PPE industry reflects its commitment to championing the highest levels of occupational health ... 
18 August 2021
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