Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Product News Archive March 2014

It's secure indoors or out, with Abus 18 March 2014
The Abus 158 range of combination padlocks is designed to offer a medium security level of keyless security with either 158/40mm with three combination dials, or 158/50mm with four combination dials, having respectively 1,000 and 10,000 potential code combinations.

Nordic double-glazed greenhouse is in PVC 18 March 2014
UK manufacturer Nordic Garden Buildings has launched a PVC double-glazed greenhouse.

Save 54% on Carl Kammerling's new padlock 17 March 2014
Kasp, the security brand from Carl Kammerling International, has extended its range with the introduction of the Old English Padlock, K100 series.

Spectrum merchandiser simplifies safety sign display 17 March 2014
Spectrum Industrial has a new 12-tier stand merchandiser designed to accommodate a recommended range of the most commonly required safety signage for use in public access buildings and on construction sites.

Everbuild celebrates 20 years of rapid growth 17 March 2014
Everbuild Building Products is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.

Free Robin Blend with Gardman's new bird tables 17 March 2014
Gardman has developed specialist wild bird care brand The Ernest Charles Co to offer retailers and consumers more choice within the category.

Pre-seeded BirdMat grows bird-friendly plants 13 March 2014
The new BirdMat from Beemat is a simple and effective way of helping to attract and feed a wide range of wild birds.

March Toolbank promo offers free case of Araldite 13 March 2014
Toolbank branches are running a 'when-it's-gone-it's-gone' promotion on Araldite throughout March.

Bayer Garden podcasts address gardening problems 13 March 2014
Bayer Garden's team of advisors is regularly asked all sorts of gardening questions.

Create your own promotion with Draper Tools 13 March 2014
The new-look Spring into Summer Top Deals promotion from Draper Tools offers over 680 products to choose from, all at special nett prices until the end of June.

Win a Ford Transit with JG Speedfit 13 March 2014
To celebrate the success of JG Layflat pipe, the new ultra-flexible plastic pipework for plumbing and underfloor heating projects, JG Speedfit has announced its latest competition, Every Metre Counts!

Instarmac says its i-fix caused a kerb appeal storm at the Totally show. 6 March 2014
Buyers and contractors were introduced to the professional range of driveway and patio DIY repair materials, designed for both homeowners and tradesmen.

New ladders by American company Little Giant Ladder Systems debuted at Totally 6 March 2014
Little Giant Ladder Systems chose Totally to be the first event at which it presented its products to the UK DIY industry.

Carl Kammerling expand head and hand torch range 5 March 2014
Four new Cree LED head and hand torches are the latest products to join the Carl Kammerling range.

New wall plug fixing product for ForgeFix 5 March 2014
ForgeFix has extended its range with a new wall plug fixing kit, which uses a colour guide to help users achieve fixing success.

UK launch of E90 BSI*** euro cylinders for ABUS 4 March 2014
The ABUS range of E90 BSI*** euro cylinders have two features which set them apart from other cylinders

Yale says it has home security covered 4 March 2014
Yale reminds retailers of the potential of stocking home security products

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