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Colourful Careers in Coatings with HMG Paints

The UK coatings industry faces a shortage of skilled staff, and an ageing workforce at a time when it is experiencing increasing demand for improved product performance and sustainable solutions. As the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, ... 
22 June 2022

Hundreds attend successful MKM Home launch event

MKM Home has officially opened its doors to the people of Hull and the East Riding with guests attending in their hundreds to witness the fantastic choice of home designs and technologies on display. Attendees were dazzled with live cooking displays ... 
21 June 2022

Home Renovation Activity and Spend Hits Four-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds

Home renovation activity and spend have reached the highest rates reported since 2018, according to the annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 3,200 UK respondents from leading home renovation and design platform Houzz. More than half of ... 
20 June 2022

BATIMAT discusses future of construction industry at London event, 30 June 2022

Guillaume Loizeaud, Director of LE MONDIAL DUAs part of its series of events on the future of the construction industry taking place in 12 countries, with the participation of an array of local experts, the organisers of BATIMAT, the international ... 
16 June 2022

New Building Regulation Requirements – Part L and F – start today

With the new requirements coming into force in England from today (15th June) BEAMA have published a collection of guidance documents to help installers and contractors design and install gas and oil fired wet central heating installations, electric ... 
15 June 2022

World of home improvement meets again in Copenhagen

The world of home improvement has just returned for the 8th Global DIY-Summit, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 8 to the 10 June 2022.At the end of the 8th Global DIY-Summit, the delegates, using the in-app voting tool, rated this ... 
14 June 2022

Husqvarna joins the Power for All Alliance

HUSQVARNA, a leading brand within outdoor power equipment and smart lawn care, now joins the Power for All Alliance, one of the world’s largest cross-brand battery systems. The Alliance, which was launched two years ago, is based on one joint 18V ... 
13 June 2022

Houzz Pro Timeline Tool Keeps Renovation and Design Projects on Track

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today introduced new features for the Timeline tool in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing software for residential construction and design professionals. The ... 
9 June 2022

LANDMANN Fired Up by Social Chain Acquisition

LANDMANN BBQs has been bought by the leading global social commerce company, Social Chain AG. Social Chain AG, co-founded by Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett, has acquired 100% of the DS Group, the German parent company of LANDMANN, for the sum of ... 
9 June 2022

Crown Paints: Autumn Winter 2022 Trend Report

As the world moves on from the past few years of uncertainty, it isn’t just our lives that have changed dramatically, but our homes too. We have become braver with the colour choices in our homes, moving away from safe and slightly muted spaces ... 
31 May 2022

Relocated Worksop Travis Perkins Branch Creates Eight New Jobs

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, is set to relocate to a bigger site from its current Worksop address. The new branch is set to open its doors on the ... 
31 May 2022

Homebase opens in Chester with inspirational new store

Homebase is bringing the best of its home and garden ranges to Chester with an inspirational new store on Greyhound Retail Park in time for the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.The new 30,500 sq. ft store is the one-stop-shop for the products, expertise ... 
30 May 2022

DIY Week Awards 2022 – Winners announced

The winners of this year’s DIY Week Awards were announced at a glittering live presentation event held at the prestigious Tower Hotel in London on 20 May. After the challenges caused by the Covid pandemic over the last two years, it was great to be ... 
30 May 2022

Choosing internal doors: What you need to know

Internal doors are an important part of any home. They provide privacy between rooms and can add a touch of personality to your décor. With so many styles and materials to choose from, it can be hard to know which type of internal door is right for ... 
27 May 2022

The best home office setups

Cala Homes offers insights on how to style a home office for productivity. These include the theories that plants in an office workspace which can increase productivity by up to 15%, exposure to natural light can improve productivity by up to 40%, ... 
26 May 2022

Wickes Group plc – Trading Update for the 20 weeks to 21 May

Ahead of its AGM later today, Wickes Group plc ("Wickes"), the market-leading home improvement retailer, announces year-to-date trading in line with expectations and reaffirms full year guidance. David Wood, CEO of Wickes, commented:“I am delighted ... 
26 May 2022

Weber Undertakes Nationwide Experiential Activity to Support Retailers During Peak Barbecue Season

Weber,?the global leader in outdoor cooking innovation, technology, and products, has launched its biggest ever experiential event in partnership with retailers across the nation. The ‘Discover Weber’ tour showcases the latest Weber product offering ... 
25 May 2022

Toolstation Helps Fund Construction of New Communal Space at Wembdon Village Hall

Toolstation, one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies, has announced its latest tie-up with the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) social enterprise, helping fund a construction project at Wembdon Village Hall, ... 
23 May 2022

Kingfisher plc - Q1 trading update

Kingfisher plc has today provided its Q1 22/23 sales. Key pointsSales significantly ahead of pre-pandemic performance (3-year LFL +16.2%), supported by strong market share gainsSales of £3.2bn in line with our expectations (total sales -4.2% in ... 
23 May 2022

Coral Tools Joins BHETA

Painting decorating tools supplier, Coral Tools has joined BHETA. With an excellent trade reputation, Coral’s retail mission is to be seen as a progressive tools brand, providing products that make projects easier, faster, and more affordable. ... 
20 May 2022
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