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E-cloth supplier joins BHETA 2-Sep-2014
EnviroProducts, the company behind the E-cloth no-chemicals cleaning range, has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).

HTA: Relieve garden centres of Sunday trading burden 2-Sep-2014
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is calling on government to exempt garden centres from what it calls the "outdated" 1994 Sunday Trading Act.

Administrators go into Nottinghamshire aquatic business 2-Sep-2014
A 30-year-old Nottinghamshire garden centre and aquatic business has gone into administration.

Steamer Trading picks Bluewater for new flagship store 2-Sep-2014
The Steamer Trading Cookshop chain is opening a new store in Kent's Bluewater shopping centre - the first that is not in a town centre location.

Home improvement demand spikes in Bank Holiday washout 1-Sep-2014
The total washout that much of the country suffered on last week's Bank Holiday generated a big boost in householders looking to carry out home improvements.

GIMA to announce seed corn fund winner 1-Sep-2014
The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) will announce the winner of its £5,000 Innovators' Seed Corn Fund at next week's Glee.

Independents boost BIRA Direct summer turnover 1-Sep-2014
BIRA Direct, the buying arm of the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA), significantly increased sales for the trading months of June and July.

Grafton Group acquires three-branch merchant 1-Sep-2014
Grafton Group, which operates builder's merchants and DIY businesses, has acquired Direct Builders Merchants.

Crest Garden and Desch Plantpak link to boost gyo 1-Sep-2014
A joint venture aimed at revitalising the retail grow-your-own (GYO) propagation market has been launched by Desch Plantpak and Crest Garden - the new company created by former Solus managing director Nick Davies.

Terra Firma in talks to sell Wyevale 28-Aug-2014
Private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners is considering selling Wyevale, formerly the Garden Centre Group, just two years after buying the business, it has been reported today.

Totally shows has sold nearly 60% of space 28-Aug-2014
Organisers confirm that the 2015 Totally Shows have already sold nearly 60% of their exhibition space to new and returning exhibitors.

'Refocused' Woodie's boosts Grafton's half year 27-Aug-2014
Grafton Group, the builders merchanting and DIY business, achieved higher sales and profit in the six months to June 30 2014, helped by an improved performance from the Irish Woodie's DIY.

Water-saving plumbing products set for continuing growth 26-Aug-2014
The market for water-saving plumbing products has enjoyed growth since 2013, following a flat period between 2009 and 2012.

Hard landscaping sales storm ahead in July 26-Aug-2014
The strong garden centre sales of recent months continued into July, according to new figures from The Garden Centre Association (GCA).

DIY skills 'fading with each new generation' 26-Aug-2014
DIY skills are dying out, according to new research, which shows confidence in undertaking many home improvement tasks is lowest among young people.

Olympia Tools hits the road 26-Aug-2014
Tool firm Olympia is launching a new mobile showroom, which will tour the UK and Ireland to help the firm reach as many stockists as possible.

Record turnout at GCA regional meetings 26-Aug-2014
The Garden Centre Association (GCA) says efforts to improve turnout at its regional meetings is paying off.

Axe hangs over Homebase St Austell 26-Aug-2014
Homebase's St Austell branch is the latest to join the growing list of the retailers' stores earmarked for closure.
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United Housewares Merchants wound up 26-Aug-2014
Housewares and DIY products wholesaler United Housewares Merchants has been wound up.

Harrogate Christmas & Gift almost fully booked 26-Aug-2014
Companies in the gift industry, particularly those in festive and garden sectors, are already gearing up for Harrogate Christmas & Gift, with the show reporting very little space left for the January 2015 event.


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Latest product news in Decking

Retailer support from Forest Garden 1-Aug-2011
Forest Garden has developed a portfolio of initiatives to drive sales throughout the year, including consumer campaigns such as the 'National Tidy Garden Weekend' on October 22-23.

Clear benefits 30-Apr-2010
Richard Burbidge has launched the new 'Traditional' glass panel system for use on ground level and raised decks.

Forest range gets FSC certification 15-Sep-2009
Forest Garden has announced that its entire range of timber products is now certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), with all products in the range featuring the FSC logo.

How to deck ahead 12-Mar-2009
Richard Burbidge has launched Deckplanner, an online planning service that provides stockists, building professionals, landscapers and homeowners with an interactive step-by-step guide to outdoor balustrade and decking design.

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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