Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Latest News

Apprenticeships and housing support welcome, but lack of green homes plan harms recovery, says FMB 

The Chancellor presents a mixed picture for Britain’s builders, with the glaring omission of a long-term plan to make our homes greener, but welcome extensions to coronavirus recovery support, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response ... 
3 March 2021

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of Titan Paints in Spain

AkzoNobel has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Industrias Titan S.A.U. (Titan Paints), strengthening its paints business and footprint in Spain to become one of the market references in the region. The transaction includes three ... 
3 March 2021

Dave Elliott of Homebase to speak at BHETA webinar

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold another of its popular webinars, this time featuring Dave Elliott, Homebase Commercial and Marketing Director. The event takes place on 17th March at 11am and follows on from a ... 
1 March 2021

The future of retail in a post-Covid world - Scala and Building Retail release new white paper

With half of UK homeowners expected to spend over £6,500 on their surroundings this year, what opportunities lie ahead for DIY and home improvement brands? Scala’s latest white paper, Building Retail, explores how DIY retailers have been making the ... 
26 February 2021

Henry Bell secures exclusive contract with Blue Diamond Group

Leading quality pet, wild bird food and accessories manufacturer, Henry Bell Wild Bird Care (, announces it has acquired an exclusive contract with one of the largest garden centre retail groups in the UK and Channel Islands, ... 
26 February 2021

David Austin reopens its UK wholesale trade with the announcement of its partnership programme

After a challenging year, David Austin has slowly started to re-open parts of its business closed due to the impact of Coronavirus. Spring 2020 saw the closure of Garden Centres across the UK and the subsequent closure of David Austin’s wholesale ... 
26 February 2021

Attic Self Storage launches a UK first 

Attic Self Storage has announced that it will be expanding its footprint by launching a brand new concept facility in London, following the success of its King’s Cross, Bow and Marylebone sites. The new site in Harrow will be a UK first, that will ... 
26 February 2021

Wickes extends CitySprint partnership with new three-year contract

Home improvement retail giant Wickes, has announced that it has signed a new three year, multi-million Pound contract with CitySprint – one of the UK’s leading same day distribution company.CitySprint started working with Wickes in 2016, supporting ... 
24 February 2021

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

Latest reader comments

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


re: Toolbank

Bilal Ali
Hi Trust you are doing great. My name is Bilal Ali. I am the owner of Azaan International Ltd, a company specialized in products. We are ...

re: Woolworths staff reunited by new website

John Zullo
Hi I'm trying to find Lisa assistant manager of woolworths in the metro centre 1999 I only now her by her 1st and middle name Lisa Marie ...

re: Planning application submitted for new Homebase store in Abingdon

They closed their store last year!

re: Latest update on Green Homes Grant and implications for homeowners and landlords

John Hart
After applying for a green homes how long will it take for a decision? thanks...

Most read stories