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Rug Doctor hits the spot

Rug Doctor's spot and stain remover was judged 'best all-rounder' in a report by Which? magazine earlier this year. 
30 September 2009

Refresh sales with Plasti-kote

Plasti-kote's spraypaint range offers consumers a simple and cost-effective way to revitalise gates, benches, pots and BBQs - projects that are often fiddly and time-consuming where a professional finish can be difficult to achieve. 
30 September 2009

Pro Metal launch

A new range of metal tap and hose fittings from Hozelock is designed to offer a secure, leak-proof and kink-free connection on a wide variety of hose diameters and thickness. 
16 September 2009

Defence for the home and garden

Scotts Miracle-Gro now offers a range of natural, mechanical and chemical solutions for rat and mouse problems in the home and garden. 
16 September 2009

Winning the war on germs

With concerns over swine flu, and the recent E-coli outbreak in Surrey, anti-bacterial protection has never been more high profile. Evo-Stik's anti-germ range, designed for use in the kitchen and bathroom, taps into this consumer awareness. 
16 September 2009

Solid pumping performance

Hozelock Cyprio has unveiled Aquaforce, a new generation of seven solids-handling filter and waterfall pumps. 
15 September 2009

Forest range gets FSC certification

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. 
15 September 2009

Be a Centre of Excellence

Hozelock Cyprio is to invite the UK's top aquatics retailers to form a nationwide network of Centres of Excellence. 
15 September 2009

Set sales on fire

The new Begonia Bonfire Choc Orange is the latest release from horticultural management and marketing company Tesselaar International. 
7 September 2009

Eco evolution

Dremel has re-launched its entry-level toolkit with five extra accessories and an eco-friendly 60% reduction in packaging. 
4 September 2009

A great combination

Abus has announced improvements to its 158 combination padlock. 
4 September 2009

Getting grout out

This clever attachment from Dremel has been designed to remove grout from between wall and floor tiles of any size or shape. 
24 August 2009

New Planit is discovered

Version 16 is the latest upgrade from Planit Fusion, design and visualisation software for the kitchen and bathroom. 
24 August 2009

Go green with Evo-Stik

Evo-Stik launches a 'green' range of adhesives and sealants in packaging that can be recycled with household waste. 
19 August 2009

Serious Stuff!

Evo-Stik strengthens its Serious Stuff range of high performance adhesives with the introduction of two new products. 
19 August 2009
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