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Homebase opens in Chester with inspirational new store

Homebase is bringing the best of its home and garden ranges to Chester with an inspirational new store on Greyhound Retail Park in time for the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.The new 30,500 sq. ft store is the one-stop-shop for the products, expertise ... 
30 June 2022

ToughBuilt confirms first ever Holz Handwerk appearance

Pioneering US tool manufacturer, ToughBuilt has announced it will make its debut appearance at Germany's leading woodworking trade event, Holz Handwerk. The biennial show, which regularly attracts over 110,000 carpenters, woodworkers, and joiners, ... 
30 June 2022

Wickes joins RangeMe on a digital drive to scale product sourcing

Home improvement business Wickes has today partnered with RangeMe to support their product buying teams, ensuring they have access to the most relevant products their customers demand. This partnership presents Wickes with innovation and scale ... 
29 June 2022

Speedy Recruits Ex-Ikea UK & Ireland Digital Chief to Boost Online Consumer Offering

Speedy has hired ex-IKEA UK & Ireland digital chief Paul Jackson as the business moves to drive its online strategy and simplify tool and equipment hire for consumers. Jackson joins the national construction equipment hire and services provider ... 
28 June 2022

Wayfair launches in Ireland

Wayfair, one of the world’s largest destinations for the home, today announced that it has launched in Ireland. Irish shoppers will now be able to explore and shop Wayfair’s unparalleled online selection of more than 1 million home goods enabling ... 
27 June 2022

British Coatings Federation launches online history archive at 110th year celebration

2022 marks the 110th year since the inaugural meeting of The National Federation of Associated Paint, Colour and Varnish Manufacturers of the United Kingdom. As part of the celebrations, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) has created an online ... 
24 June 2022

Simon Acres Group Supports Charity Golf Day

KBB and merchant service provider Simon Acres Group will once again be supporting local charity BacZac, sponsoring a hole at the annual golf day which takes place at Northampton Golf Club on Friday 8th July. Group Director of Recruitment, Ben Paine ... 
23 June 2022

Building materials increased by more than 10 percent last quarter, according to Buildiro.com pricing data

The average price of building materials and home improvement supplies in the United Kingdom increased by more than 10 percent between March and June, according to pricing data monitored by Buildiro.com, an online marketplace for UK merchants, ... 
23 June 2022

Colourful Careers in Coatings with HMG Paints

The UK coatings industry faces a shortage of skilled staff, and an ageing workforce at a time when it is experiencing increasing demand for improved product performance and sustainable solutions. As the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, ... 
22 June 2022

Hundreds attend successful MKM Home launch event

MKM Home has officially opened its doors to the people of Hull and the East Riding with guests attending in their hundreds to witness the fantastic choice of home designs and technologies on display. Attendees were dazzled with live cooking displays ... 
21 June 2022

Home Renovation Activity and Spend Hits Four-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds

Home renovation activity and spend have reached the highest rates reported since 2018, according to the annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 3,200 UK respondents from leading home renovation and design platform Houzz. More than half of ... 
20 June 2022

BATIMAT discusses future of construction industry at London event, 30 June 2022

Guillaume Loizeaud, Director of LE MONDIAL DUAs part of its series of events on the future of the construction industry taking place in 12 countries, with the participation of an array of local experts, the organisers of BATIMAT, the international ... 
16 June 2022

New Building Regulation Requirements – Part L and F – start today

With the new requirements coming into force in England from today (15th June) BEAMA have published a collection of guidance documents to help installers and contractors design and install gas and oil fired wet central heating installations, electric ... 
15 June 2022

World of home improvement meets again in Copenhagen

The world of home improvement has just returned for the 8th Global DIY-Summit, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 8 to the 10 June 2022.At the end of the 8th Global DIY-Summit, the delegates, using the in-app voting tool, rated this ... 
14 June 2022

Husqvarna joins the Power for All Alliance

HUSQVARNA, a leading brand within outdoor power equipment and smart lawn care, now joins the Power for All Alliance, one of the world’s largest cross-brand battery systems. The Alliance, which was launched two years ago, is based on one joint 18V ... 
13 June 2022

Houzz Pro Timeline Tool Keeps Renovation and Design Projects on Track

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today introduced new features for the Timeline tool in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing software for residential construction and design professionals. The ... 
9 June 2022

LANDMANN Fired Up by Social Chain Acquisition

LANDMANN BBQs has been bought by the leading global social commerce company, Social Chain AG. Social Chain AG, co-founded by Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett, has acquired 100% of the DS Group, the German parent company of LANDMANN, for the sum of ... 
9 June 2022

Crown Paints: Autumn Winter 2022 Trend Report

As the world moves on from the past few years of uncertainty, it isn’t just our lives that have changed dramatically, but our homes too. We have become braver with the colour choices in our homes, moving away from safe and slightly muted spaces ... 
31 May 2022

Relocated Worksop Travis Perkins Branch Creates Eight New Jobs

Travis Perkins, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, is set to relocate to a bigger site from its current Worksop address. The new branch is set to open its doors on the ... 
31 May 2022

Homebase opens in Chester with inspirational new store

Homebase is bringing the best of its home and garden ranges to Chester with an inspirational new store on Greyhound Retail Park in time for the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.The new 30,500 sq. ft store is the one-stop-shop for the products, expertise ... 
30 May 2022
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