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HTA lines up top speakers for Catering Conference 23-Apr-2015
Charles Campion, food critic and MasterChef judge, and Sarah Dunning, chief executive of the Westmorland Family, have been announced as the keynote speakers at the June conference.

Travis Perkins records 7.2% increase in Q1 23-Apr-2015
Wickes parent continues momentum of 2014 sales increases, with a good performance across almost all areas of the group, including consumer and merchanting.

Tile Choice bags another industry award 22-Apr-2015
DIY Week's Retail Communicator of the Year, Tile Choice is celebrating after being named The Tile Association (TTA) Multiple Retailer of the Year.

Varta celebrates spring listings success with B&Q 22-Apr-2015
Varta has created 40 packs of AA and AAA batteries, which are being stocked exclusively by B&Q.

Charles Bentley steps up investment in UK manufacturing 22-Apr-2015
Loughborough-based brushware business Charles Bentley & Son Ltd is strengthening its East Midlands manufacturing base by investing almost £400,000 in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

Younger generation turn to Youtube for DIY help 22-Apr-2015
A quarter of young adults rely on YouTube for DIY advice, according to a new survey, but one in five have to call in experts to fix DIY disasters, costing them £5,000.

Topps opens boutique in St John's Wood 21-Apr-2015
Topps Tiles is growing its chain of small-format boutique stores with a new opening in St John's Wood High Street in north London.

Bord na Móna UK opens new head office 21-Apr-2015
Following another year of record sales, Bord na Móna UK has opened a new UK head office.

42% of renters think home ownership is unachievable 20-Apr-2015
Home ownership now "seems like an impossible dream" for many, says Mintel, whose research has found that 42% of UK renters believe they will never be able to afford their own home.

Taskers lays foundations of third full-range store 20-Apr-2015
Work is now underway on Liverpool retailer Taskers' newest store, which is due to open in the last quarter of this year.

Screwfix in line for Which? award 20-Apr-2015
Screwfix is one of five retailers shortlisted to receive a 2015 Which? Award.

Sunflex partners Rainy Day Trust 20-Apr-2015
Window decoration specialist Sunflex, is the latest company to show its support for industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust, by signing up as a partner of the Trust.

Prime Minister visits Birmingham garden centre 20-Apr-2015
Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Wyevale Garden Centres' Melbicks centre in Birmingham at the weekend, talking policies and plant pots with customers and staff.

Plant sales fluctuate, while clothing and catering soar in March 17-Apr-2015
Garden centres across the country saw sales of clothing and catering soar while fluctuating weather saw plant sales rise and fall last month, according to the Garden Centre Association's Barometer of Trade (BoT) results.

New security requirement in revised Building Regulations gains support from DHF 17-Apr-2015
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the publication of the long-awaited new Building Regulations, which - for the first time in England - require new homes to incorporate provisions to resist unauthorised access.

Bord na Móna UK posts 28% year-on-year increase 17-Apr-2015
Bord na Móna UK has published its end-year sales results, with figures 27.7% ahead of 2014 year on year.

Deco-Pak investment ups production capacity 15-Apr-2015
Aggregates supplier Deco-Pak is increasing its production capacity by 30% following an investment in its on-site manufacturing and packaging machinery.

Spring sunshine boosts outdoor living sales at Argos 14-Apr-2015
The early spring sunshine saw Brits flocking outdoors over the Easter break to make the most of the good weather, with sales of barbecues and outdoor games soaring.

Fiskars opens new office and names UK as key market 14-Apr-2015
Finnish tool giant Fiskars welcomes the Ambassador of Finland, Pekka Huhtaniemi, to officially open its new UK showroom and offices in Birmingham last month.

Last chance to register for Toolbank spring shows 14-Apr-2015
DIY retailers, garden centre buyers and builders merchants have just a couple of weeks left to sign up to visit the final Toolbank spring trade shows of 2015.

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Latest product news in Fencing

A long-term post 4-May-2010
Postsaver fenceposts are protected by a patented barrier system that prevents rot at ground level and therefore, the post from failing.

Ground level solution 27-Nov-2008
Most timber posts rot within 200mm of the groundline and changes in preservative legislation in 2004 have exacerbated the problem. Postsaver25 is a sleeve that protects the fencepost at ground level from the organisms that cause decay.

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