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Amtech to launch new power tools at Spring Fair

Amtech is set to launch a new power tools range at Spring Fair inspired by changes it has seen in the home improvement and DIY sector, with a growing trend towards more light-side DIY projects to improve the look and feel of homes. This has been ... 
18 January 2018

Grow your own with the flower bridge grow house from Elho

Anyone can grow their own with the Green Basics Flower Bridge Grow House from Elho. The Flower Bridge fits quickly and easily over any balcony railing. Practical grips securely attach the Grow House, so there’s no chance of it blowing away. ... 
19 December 2017

New specialist primer from Coo-Var

Coo-Var manufacturers of paints, primers and specialised coatings launch their latest specialist primer: Shellac Prime-All. It is a heavy duty shellac based coating designed to block out difficult stains and odours on a range of different substrates.... 
19 December 2017

Prevent leaks with the Tec7 Plumb from Contech Buildings

Tec7 Plumb from Contech Buildings stops and prevents leaks in all open and closed heating systems. Tec7 Plumb’s unique formally ensures that it works instantly and unlike similar products in the market, says the company, it is guaranteed not to clog.... 
19 December 2017

New smart door lock from Yale

With the Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock from Yale, your smartphone is now your key. The Conexis L1 puts you fully in control of your door, allowing you to configure, control and unlock your door all from your smartphone via our Bluetooth low energy App. ... 
18 December 2017

Fast paint and varnish stripper from Paint Panther

Paint Panther has been designed to be a highly effective, incredibly fast paint and varnish stripper which will remove many types of coatings quickly and effortlessly, including metalised paint. It has a gel consistency which is ideal for vertical ... 
18 December 2017

Timbabuild finish from Chemfix

Timbabuild Finish from Chemfix is designed to aid the perfect finished surface to Timbabuild repairs. Finish is a two-part filler in a patented silicone tube designed to perfectly mix the filler and hardener ratio without effort. The mixed product ... 
18 December 2017

New chlorine-free mould killer spray from Centurion

The new Mellerud Chlorine Free Mould Killer Spray from Centurion has been shortlisted in the Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards 2018.The high performance cleaner is designed to permanently kill and remove mould without bleaching, making it especially suited ... 
18 December 2017

Woodworm Killer from Barrettine

Nourish & Protect Woodworm Killer from Barrettine is a traditional, deep penetrating, low odour, oil/solvent based woodworm killer which prevents and exterminates woodworm and wood-boring insects from timber. It is ideal for treating furniture, ... 
18 December 2017

Barrettine launches new wood preserver

Barrettine's Nourish & Protect Wood Preserver is a high quality, low odour, oil/solvent based, deep penetrating preserver which is used for the protection against wood destroying fungi (wet rot), wood discolouring fungi and wood-boring insects. ... 
18 December 2017

Wood protective treatment from Barrettine

From Barrettine comes the Nourish & Protect – Wood Protective Treatment. This is an ideal wood treatment for outdoor, pre-treated timber structures such as sheds, fences, trellis, pergola and timber gazebos. It is a low build film product that ... 
18 December 2017

New anti-slip decking oil from Barrettine

Barrettine's Nourish & Protect Anti-Slip Decking Oil is an all-new, premium quality top coat decking oil incorporating anti-slip technology. It has been designed to improve grip on decking, handrails and wooden steps. A low sheen finish with UV ... 
18 December 2017

New packaging for Sugru mouldable glue

The packaging may be new but there’s no change in Sugru mouldable glue being as strong and versatile as ever. The company says it is the perfect tool for fixing and DIY projects, as Sugru sticks to almost anything and turns into a strong and ... 
18 December 2017

New high tension hacksaw frame from Eclipse Professional Tools

At the forefront of cutting technology and production of quality hacksaw blades for over 100 years Eclipse Professional Tools are pleased to introduce the 70-24TR, a High Tension Hacksaw Frame for the professional user. The frame is built from ... 
18 December 2017

Range of new one-handed bar clamps from Eclipse Professional Tools

With over 100 years’ experience, the Eclipse range offers a wide selection of quality tools for the professional user, including a comprehensive range of new One-handed Bar Clamps. Included in the range are the Original series, Heavy Duty series and ... 
18 December 2017
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