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Shurtape makes it a straight eight on TV for Duck and Frog

Shurtape is investing in high-profile TV advertising for its market-leading products, Duck Tape and Frog Tape - for the eighth year in a row.Again targeting the mainstream consumer DIYer, the tape manufacturer’s Autumn/Winter 2017 campaign is a ... 
14 September 2017

T-Rex bites broadcast media for A/W 2017

Shurtape has announced another huge broadcast marketing campaign for T-Rex Tape, kicking off this month.The leading tape manufacturer has generated mass awareness for the extra-strong tape with a range of consumer campaigns since its UK launch in ... 
14 September 2017

Plasplugs Ovalok holds things fast

Help your customers to prepare their homes and outdoor furniture for autumn/winter months with Plasplugs Ovalok screws. Ovalok is the perfect screw for all types ofwood, MDF, plastic, sheet metal and masonry. Ovalok screws are available as multi-use,... 
14 September 2017

Vitrex kits to get DIY tilers started

It’s time for consumers to refresh their homes in time for Christmas. Whether they want to re-grout tiles or refresh sealants, Vitrex offers a range of re-grouting tools and kits to get the process started. A great starter pack, the Tile Re-Grouting ... 
13 September 2017

Gorilla Glue expands into sealants

Gorilla Glue is extending its adhesive and tape expertise into sealants with the launch of the Gorilla Mould Resistant Sealant range, offering consumers a lifetime guarantee. Gorilla Sealants follow the brand’s overall ethos of being high quality ... 
13 September 2017

Take the Xtra step with Lyte

In the 70th year of manufacturing access equipment, Lyte is still adding new products to an ever-expanding portfolio. The latest is the innovative Xtra step with detachable tool tray and safety handrail. Available in tread sizes from three to seven, ... 
13 September 2017

Pest-Stop helps blitz bed bugs

Complementing the Bugo bed bug monitor, the latest offering from Pest-Stop in bed bug control and prevention is the Bed Bug Blitz Kit. The kit is said to be the ultimate tool for dealing with bed bugs in the home by providing both instant protection ... 
13 September 2017

Kelkay takes sandstone to heart

Kelkay has developed a new heart-shaped stepping stone in its sandstone range. The Warmheart Sandstone Stepping Stone has an RRP of £5.99 and Kelkay has sourced the new handmade stones in a warm sunset red sandstone for next season.They’ll be ... 
13 September 2017

STIHL to showcase cordless garden tool range at Glee

Stand: 19A59STIHL will be exhibiting its expanded range of cordless garden power tools at Glee this week, as the popularity of the manufacturer’s battery-powered products continues to rise amongst keen gardeners.Traditionally, STIHL tools have been ... 
11 September 2017

Gardman enhances core categories for 2018

New products and sub-ranges will be introduced to Gardman’s core gardening brands in 2018 to continue to meet the needs of the traditional gardener and to improve its category proposition.A new premium range of plant support products will be ... 
8 September 2017

Strata's sturdy garden storage

Strata Products has launched its new 300-litre Ward Garden Storage Box. The design incorporates hinged butterfly lids which allows the box to be positioned tightly against a wall; the easy to assemble flat-packed box can be built in less than 3 ... 
28 July 2017

Have you got The Buzz?

Specialist home and garden pest control supplier STV has re-launched its perennial Love Summer campaign with a focus on The Buzz outdoor insect control and citronella range of products.Highlights of The Buzz range include colour-change candles which ... 
28 July 2017

Great reaction to Outback's Bar-Grill

After its prototype sold out shortly after its launch last year, UK supplier Outback International unveiled its new Bar-Grill barbecue at a major trade exhibition.A major attraction at this year’s Solex Outdoor Living Exhibition, the barbecue-bar ... 
28 July 2017

Outdoor protection from Roxil

The new Roxil Outdoor Protection range from Safeguard Europe is said to keep patio and outdoor wood looking good for up to 10 years while maintaining its natural aesthetic. Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner is designed for exterior surfaces such as ... 
28 July 2017

Getting Creative in the kitchen

The chef’s basket is a versatile multi-function kitchen utensil from Creative Products. Made from tough stainless steel, the fold-flat, easy store, compact design quickly expands into a flexible basket that lets you cook, boil and deep fry foods ... 
28 July 2017

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