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Product News Archive May 2016

Secure your post with Sterling 27 May 2016
Sterling Locks is meeting the increasing demand for improved household energy ratings along with better security options with its new range of post boxes, designed to be both practical and decorative.

Belts and Braces at Rolson 27 May 2016
It's all "Belt & Braces" at Rolson, as the company launches an extended range of the already well established Professional Oil Tan Tool Belts and Pouches.

Scruffs helps tradespeople be #scruffsenough for anything 27 May 2016
Scruffs knows that after spending hours on their feet, the last thing tradespeople want is to feel weighed down by heavy footwear.

Secure sales with Burg-Wächter 27 May 2016
Burg-Wächter has been manufacturing padlocks for over 100 years and its name is synonymous with high quality and innovative product development.

Durability, accuracy and stength from CK Tools 27 May 2016
Strutting its stuff in product innovation, Carl Kammerling's C.K Blue Steel Impact Bits are designed to meet growing demand for impact drills.

Tools you can trust from Draper 27 May 2016
When it comes to purchasing tools Draper knows trust is a key factor for many customers.

Save time, money and effort with Siroflex 27 May 2016
SX Instant Paintable Caulk is a new sealant developed by Siroflex which can be instantly over-painted.

A tool for every job from Centurion 27 May 2016
Centurion is offering tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts professional tools and equipment they can trust at affordable prices.

Sales heating up at CK Tools 26 May 2016
Four months into its annual HotBox promotion, Carl Kammerling's sales figures are heating up, making it the one of most successful new initiatives year to date.

Solve seasonal pest problems with Centurion 26 May 2016
With warmer weather meaning more pests in UK homes and gardens, Centurion has launched PestClear, a comprehensive range of pest repellers designed to deal with any unwanted visitors either indoors or outdoors.

Super light tools from Fiskars 26 May 2016
"Super light, well proportioned and rather stylish," is how Fiskars describes its Light range.

BCT can replicate any material in a ceramic tile 26 May 2016
As a British manufacturer for over 100 years, British Ceramic Tile has a long-standing history of producing quality wall and floor tiles.

Stress-free laundry solutions from Beldray 26 May 2016
Beldray's laundry and cleaning products have been designed to offer that extra quality like no other and as a brand Beldray is passionate about making the consumer's life as stress-free as possible.

CK Magma 3 in 1 Tote to become a firm favourite 26 May 2016
Providing convenience and durability, Carl Kammerling has introduced the new C.K Magma 3 in 1 Tote, further enhancing its popular range of premium storage.

Crown tackles kitchen and bathroom challenges 16 May 2016
Crown is launching new ranges for the kitchen and bathroom to address the challenges consumers find in these areas of the home.

LG Harris targets rookie decorators 16 May 2016
LG Harris' Express is a new brand specifically targeting those customers that are new to decorating.

Paint-stripping prowess from Barrettine 16 May 2016
Barrettine's Peelaway 1 is formulated to remove very old toxic lead paint from ornate plaster ceilings and cornices, bricks, masonry, metals, cast iron and woodwork.

Two new woodcare products from Sadolin 16 May 2016
New for 2016, Sadolin (part of the Crown Paints family) has launched two new products for the DIY market, Non Drip Woodstain and Garden Colours.

Everbuild keeps bathrooms Forever White 13 May 2016
The Forever White range from Everbuild is expanding with the addition of Forever White Paint, a hygienic paint that protects against black mould growth in bathrooms and areas of high humidity.

Transforming wood care with LG Harris 13 May 2016
From LG Harris comes Harris Transform, a brand new range of wood care products designed to complement the range of wood care paints available on the market.

Simple paint stripping from Barrettine 13 May 2016
Barrettine's Paint Panther can be used to remove paint from wood and masonry and may also be used on other substrates such as metal and some plastics.

New Paint Tin Drip Tray stops paint runs 13 May 2016
From Paint Tin Drip Tray comes a new DIY tool designed to prevent the paint runs on tins getting onto dust sheets and damaging floors, finished surfaces and carpets.

Shurtape expands UK operations 13 May 2016
Tape manufacturer Shurtape has expanded its UK operation and now offers three leading decorating tape brands.

DRU merges with Spartherm 12 May 2016
On January 1, DRU Verwarming BV of the Netherlands completed its merger with German wood stove manufacturer Spartherm, thus creating one of the biggest and most diverse fireplace manufacturers in Europe.

Innovative invention makes washing a smooth spin 12 May 2016
Steady Spin says its innovative new product is the perfect solution to stabilize all under counter, front-loading washing machines.

Inspirational project potential from PlastiKote 12 May 2016
Perfect for a wide range of interior and exterior projects, PlastiKote spray paint has been designed to offer inspirational project ideas, exciting colour palettes and the highest quality in application and finish.

Over-paintable sealant from Siroflex 12 May 2016
Siroflex has developed a sealant which can be instantly over-paintable. SX Instant Paintable Caulk has been designed to save the user time, money and effort.

Fun and quirky fans from Bonningtons 11 May 2016
Bonnington Plastics has launched a new set of high quality fans under the Limitless brand.

ABUS wins best padlock for marine users 11 May 2016
The ABUS Diskus 24IB/50 was one of twelve padlocks tested by 'Practical Boat Owner' magazine with padlocks supplied by online specialist Nothing But Padlocks.

New look for Bartoline 11 May 2016
Bartoline is delighted to unveil its new livery.

New order form from Draper 11 May 2016
As part of its 'Focus On' series, Draper Tools is pleased to introduce a new decorating trade order form.

Charles Bentley takes on upcycling trend 11 May 2016
Upcycling, distressing and antiquing are a growing trend, says Charles Bentley.

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