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Dobbies plans to expand Monifieth site

Bosses at garden centre chain Dobbies are “fully committed” to Angus Gateway retail centre and submitted a fresh planning application to expand the site.Permission was granted to build additional retail units and expand car parking at the retail ... 
21 June 2017

Vitrex offers complete kit for sealant and grout removal

Vitrex has introduced a new hand tool into its range, the Grout & Silicone Remover & Finishing Kit. 
21 December 2016

New look for Bulk Hardware website re-launches with a fresh, new look. 
12 February 2009

Winter storage with Tidy Tent and Bike Cave

The perfect way to keep the garden clear all year round is the cavernous Cave Tent and Bike Cave. 
28 January 2009

One is the magic number

Activated by using a key fob, the ERA Locca One remote control door lock system automatically locks the door within five seconds of the fob being pressed. 
17 October 2008

Big Red for Rolson

Rolson Tools has continued its roll out in the UK's high streets with their second entry edition into the Woolworths Big Red Book for Christmas 2008, launched on October 3. 
15 October 2008

CKI product training online

Carl Kammerling International (CKI) has launched Productwise, a web-based product training tool, designed to help counter staff increase their knowledge of CKI's products and sell the range more effectively. 
6 October 2008

Energy Saving Trust recommends NMC (uk) Ltd for domestic pipe insulation.

NMC (uk) Ltd, leading manufacturers of flexible, thermal pipe insulation has been successful in gaining 'Energy Saving Recommended' status from the Energy Saving Trust on a range of CLIMAFLEX® pipe insulation sizes. 
24 September 2008

IRWIN Jacks up saw promotion with national radio campaign

IRWIN Industrial Tools is investing in its biggest ever radio advertising campaign, with a month-long national push of their topselling Jack 880 range of Universal handsaws. 
24 September 2008

Fischer celebrates 50th anniversary this year

Fifty years ago fischer fixings introduced a product which was to revolutionise the business of wall fixings. In its day the S-Plug was unique in being manufactured from high grade nylon - today it is the world's most widely produced (and copied) plug. 
22 September 2008

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re: B&Q sales dip 2.5%, as showroom sales decline

B&Q bob
Screwfix sales are up because they position new stores close to B&Q stores but then price like for like products cheaper than within BQ ...

re: B&Q kicks off kitchen & bathroom recruitment drive

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This was my first visit to toolstation in farnham but it will definatly not be my last the service was exceptional staff were welcoming i ...

re: Graham Bell to head up B&Q as part of Kingfisher reshuffle

B&Q bob
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re: Screwfix opens 600th store as business continues to build

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