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CK Tools promises to maximise sales with new starter display

Designed and manufactured to the highest standards, Kasp locks are renowned throughout the industry for being locks you can trust. As part of its ongoing strategy, Carl Kammerling International is keen to help its customers maximise sales and its ... 
22 May 2018

What More UK can help improve our plastic filled oceans.

As the UK's largest supplier and brand leader in plastic housewares it is now especially important that we educate our customers and consumers about the plastic used in our ranges. Our products are made from polypropylene which is widely recycled. ... 
22 May 2018

Stronghold padlock range from Squire

Squire's formidable hi-security LPCB approved Stronghold padlock range is testament to the company’s reputation for long lasting toughness. The Squire name has been at the forefront of lock making since 1780, with a great British history carried ... 
22 May 2018

UK manufactured tile trims from Homelux

Homelux PVC Tile Trims are proudly manufactured in the UK, which minimises environmental impacts, ensures our products are produced to the highest quality measures and enables the company to react quickly to consumer interior design trends. Tile ... 
22 May 2018

Industrial and personal signs from Spectrum Industrial

Spectrum Industrial design and produce a wide variety of signs from their manufacturing facility based in South Yorkshire. The Spectrum Industrial signs range covers both industrial and personal use signs, including: Fire Safety SignsMandatory ... 
22 May 2018

STV develops its Zero in Ultra Power range

Retail pest control specialist STV is targeting the emerging demand for home-use pest control products “like the professionals use” with the development of its Zero In Ultra Power range. Cuts to council funded pest control services and the growth of ... 
22 May 2018

XPS Foam offers underlay made from fully recycled materials

XPS Foam is the only UK manufacturer of XPS underlay manufacturing from fully recycled materials. Using the very latest technology in extrusion, thermoforming and recycling processes, XPS Foam offers a range of underlays compatible with a range of ... 
22 May 2018

Quality tools from Makita

Makita is a leading world class brand of power tools and accessories known for quality, performance and durability with over 100 years of experience. Makita produces many of its tools at the company’s manufacturing plant in Telford, Shropshire ... 
22 May 2018

one coat grip coat bonding product from Everbuild

Everbuild – A Sika Company understand that preparation is the key to successful plastering, and this preparation time can now be minimised thanks to Febond Blue Grit, a one coat, high performance plasterers grip coat bonding agent designed to give ... 
22 May 2018

Mellerud combat mould with its impressive range

Mould is a problem for over 25% of homes in England, thriving in bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms. Mould can grow in as little as 24 hours and will begin to colonise in 1 to 2 days. Mellerud produce powerful solutions to combat mould including; ... 
22 May 2018

Yale sponsors Smart Home Week initiative

Yale, along with a host of other technology giants, is sponsoring Smart Home Week 2018 – an initiative to showcase the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology.Running from 21st – 27th May, Smart Home Week will help trade ... 
10 May 2018

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, ... 
1 May 2018

Wood preserver from Barrettine

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. ... 
1 May 2018

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 ... 
1 May 2018

All-new top coat 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 ... 
1 May 2018

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