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Everbuild lays the foundations for a successful new year

Everbuild, a Sika company and a leading name in the sealant, adhesives and building chemical market, is keeping its customers firmly in focus by continuing to invest heavily in the development of its product range and service offering over the next ... 
25 January 2021

Entries now open for the DIY Week Awards 2021

The DIY Week Awards – a leading scheme for the recognition of excellence from across the DIY, home improvement and garden sectors, organised by DIY Week publisher Datateam Business Media – is back for 2021.Since 2011, the scheme has been honouring ... 
22 January 2021

It’s a full house for DJ Turfcare as its Lawn Boost receives RHS endorsement

DJ Turfcare is celebrating as it has been confirmed that its latest lawn innovation – organic-based Lawn Boost - has received endorsement from the leading gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). This recent update means that the ... 
22 January 2021

New leisure centre ‘tones up’ with Crown Trade

The refurbishment of a community leisure centre in Wiltshire has been given a paint finish that is more than fit or purpose, thanks to leading paint manufacturer Crown Paints. The creation of the new Calne Community Campus will provide a variety of ... 
22 January 2021

Home improvements to make in 2021

With the 2020 home improvement trend continuing, this article looks at some of the home improvements you can make that will enhance your space. Read on to discover the home improvements we recommend you consider as this year’s project.Upgrade your ... 
22 January 2021

First impressions count: The impact of a front door on a home’s kerb appeal

September 2020 was a month of records for the UK housing market. The stamp duty holiday triggered the highest number of residential property sales ever agreed in a month. When selling or looking to purchase a house, first impressions really do count.... 
21 January 2021

How The Greener Gardening Company is exceeding its own peat-free expectations

Already the UK’s largest peat-free growing media manufacturer, The Greener Gardening Company has confirmed that it is currently exceeding its own expectations, with almost 60% of its product portfolio set to be peat-free in 2021, up from 20% in 2019.... 
20 January 2021

BiKBBI unveil big plans for 2021 with support from Quooker

At a special online event held yesterday, The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) announced Quooker as the latest industry brand to support the organisation, with a specific focus on accelerating plans for work ... 
20 January 2021

Peugeot Frères Industrie and Licensing Matters Global launch worldwide licensing partnership

Licensing Matters Global (LMG), a London-based, leading global licensing agency, has announced a long-term partnership with Paris-based Peugeot Frères Industrie, a Peugeot Family Group subsidiary in charge of the continued expansion of the Peugeot ... 
19 January 2021

Right to regenerate proposals could favour custom builders

Empty garages, council houses and land could be a thing of the past under new proposals launched by the government this week.The proposals would allow individuals or communities to challenge councils to release land and empty buildings for ... 
19 January 2021

Cat launches first rugged smartphone with full antibacterial protection

Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Cat® phones, has announced that the Cat S42 has been enhanced by advanced antimicrobial product protection, making it the first anti-bacterial phone. Every exterior component of the product has been treated ... 
18 January 2021

CT1 and Wickes seal a deal

CT1, sealant and adhesive, has secured a major new agreement with Wickes, which will see the nation’s favourite ‘Snag List Eliminator’ stocked nationwide at its 250+ stores.CT1 is a British made advanced formula sealant, which has quickly become the ... 
18 January 2021

Kingfisher issues Q4 pre-close trading update

Kingfisher plc has released an update on its Q4 trading to date.Q4 trading to 9 JanuaryAs announced on 19 November 2020, Kingfisher’s Q3 20/21 Group LFL(1) sales were up 17.4%, while Q4 20/21 Group LFL sales (to 14 November)(2) were up 12.6%.Since ... 
15 January 2021

HTA Market Update shows impact of rollercoaster year in 2020 

Last year saw the ornamental horticulture industry cope with a year of extraordinary crisis and change amidst tough coronavirus restrictions across much of the UK and particularly in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.In its Market Update for ... 
15 January 2021

It’s a full house for DJ Turfcare as its Lawn Boost receives RHS endorsement

DJ Turfcare is celebrating as it has been confirmed that its latest lawn innovation – organic-based Lawn Boost - has received endorsement from the leading gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). This recent update means that the ... 
15 January 2021

Cmostores.com expands portfolio with acquisition of Total Tiles

Disruptive online construction and home improvement products retailer CMOStores.com has completed the acquisition of online tile retailer Total Tiles.The transaction, which was completed on 31st December 2020, is the second acquisition by the ... 
14 January 2021

Plastic tax campaign gathers momentum after BHETA lobbying

Following the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s approach to Government outlining its objections to last minute additions to the draft Plastic Packaging tax legislation, which extended its scope to include consumer goods as well as ... 
14 January 2021

Revealed: The city most stressed by DIY

We all know that assembling your own household furniture is nothing short of a nightmare and with lockdown 3.0 in full swing, the UK is under increasing pressure to 'Do It Yourself'. In a new study conducted by MyJobQuote.co.uk, it was found that, ... 
14 January 2021

The DIY tasks saving Brits over £8,000

Starting the new year off as you mean to go on can mean many things, but for 31% of Brits saving money is a top priority and a common resolution. 1 in 10 also commit to making a resolution to decorate or renovate their homes at some point during the ... 
14 January 2021

Stuart Turner, the founder of Plasplugs has died aged 83

Stuart Turner was the man who invented the first ever plastic wall plug that gave its name to the company he set up in Burton upon Trent. Plasplugs was synonymous with the growth of DIY and home improvement in the 1970s.When he started, he made the ... 
13 January 2021
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