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Design experts reveal their predictions for 2022 bathroom trends

Goodbye 2021 and what a year it was! With the lockdown at the start of the year making us spend so much time indoors, many of us took this opportunity to give our bathrooms a long-overdue refresh. But what can we expect to see in the new year? ... 
4 January 2022

Strong Christmas sales for garden centre retailers reports HTA

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) reported strong Christmas sales for garden centres. The organisation’s Garden Retail Monitor shows overall sales figures in the last four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve up on 2020 by between 10% and 20%.... 
4 January 2022

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the DIY Week team!

After what has been another challenging year for everyone, the DIY Week team would like to thank all our readers and advertisers for their continued support.Look out for the December issue of DIY Week which will be out soon. We look forward to ... 
20 December 2021

Draper Tools advent calendar raises £7,000 for Tools for Self Reliance

Family run tool firm, Draper Tools, launched its 2021 tool advent calendar earlier this year, featuring 24 doors of tools to open in the countdown to Christmas. With Christmas being the season of goodwill, the company pledged to donate £1 from the ... 
20 December 2021

Try-umphant opening for new Benchmarx Kitchens branch in Cardiff

A new kitchen store in Cardiff has been officially opened by a Welsh rugby legend in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery branch, on East Bay Close, officially opened on Monday 6 December by Welsh rugby legend, Shane ... 
17 December 2021

Burg-Wächter supports young talent

Harnessing young talent, Burg-Wächter, Germany’s security specialist, has appointed two Leeds University students for internships within its busy marketing department. Following on from last year’s successful programme, the team at Burg-Wächter has ... 
17 December 2021

Homelifts are helping ‘Make do and Mend’ generation stay in the home they love

When you’re a homeowner the one question that inevitably crops up is, ‘should I move or improve?’ And that conundrum is never more crucial than when your mobility is pressing you for an answer. If this is something you’re reluctantly considering, ... 
16 December 2021

Spring fair announces Empowering Change manifesto for 2022

Spring Fair, the UK's most diverse, vibrant, and exciting wholesale marketplace for home, gift, fashion, and sourcing, taking place from 6 – 9 February 2022 at NEC Birmingham, has revealed that its manifesto for 2022 is Empowering Change. The ... 
15 December 2021

BHETA to hold open webinar with eBay

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to host an industry-wide webinar with leading online marketplace, eBay on 27 January. As a kick-off to the New Year BHETA webinar programme, and to reflect the platform’s focus on expanding ... 
14 December 2021

New electric vehicle charging points at Squire’s

Brand new electric vehicle charging points have been installed at Squire’s Garden Centres in Badshot Lea, Milford, Shepperton and Twickenham, with Long Ditton and Wokingham following soon.Darran Oakley (Squire’s Purchasing Director) at one of the ... 
14 December 2021

One in ten Britons don’t know how to use a single item from their toolbox, according to new study

A new study has revealed that many Britons would struggle to use the items in their toolbox correctly, without looking it up. The new research from SGS Engineering quizzed Britons on their knowledge of common toolbox items, with 9% admitting they ... 
11 December 2021

Ulster Weavers re-launches as contemporary homeware brand

Ulster Weavers, the 140-year-old textile manufacturer from Northern Ireland, is going through its biggest change in generations as it repositions its business as a contemporary homeware brand targeting the millennial audience.The company, which has ... 
8 December 2021

Travis Perkins plc signs up to Disability Confident scheme

Travis Perkins plc has announced that it has joined the Disability Confident scheme run by The Department for Work & Pensions which encourages companies to improve how they recruit, retain and develop employees with disabilities and long term ... 
8 December 2021

Mark Hutchinson named as Grand Winner in Dulux Select Decorators Awards 2021

The Grand Winner of the 2021 Dulux Select Decorators Awards has been announced as Mark Hutchinson. His triumph was announced at the Dulux Select Gala Dinner & Awards 2021, which celebrates the work of Select Decorators around the UK, on Tuesday ... 
3 December 2021

BHETA advises members on impending ‘plastic tax’

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) held a webinar aimed at all UK housewares, DIY, garden and small electricals suppliers on the implications and preparations required ahead of the forthcoming plastic packaging tax legislation ... 
2 December 2021

Heritage meets heritage – Nitro Mors has a new home at Tetrosyl

Nitro Mors has been around since the 1930s and is the market leader in paint and varnish stripper, trusted by generations and asked for by name from DIY customers to craftsmen and restorers.The specialist formulations have been adapted exclusively ... 
1 December 2021

DIY Week Awards 2022: Getting back to live!

Following the challenges we’ve all faced throughout the last two years, the leading networking event for the DIY, home improvement and garden market, the annual DIY Week Awards, is back with a live in-person awards ceremony for 2022. Despite all the ... 
29 November 2021

Plant-based dog treats set to shake up the market

Brighton-based start-up W’ZIS? is aiming to liven up what it calls the last remaining ‘dull’ FMCG category, pet food, with its meat-free treats.The challenger brand has created a range of unique, all-natural, plant-based treats - which are also ... 
26 November 2021

Booking now open for GCA Conference

Booking has now opened (November 2021) for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in January (January 23-26, 2022).The conference, which will include talks, industry updates and opportunities to socialise, takes place at the Mercure ... 
25 November 2021

Simon Acres Media launches new website and dedicated studio

The media division of Simon Acres Group Ltd has launched a dedicated website and filming studio in response to growing demand from KBB retailers, suppliers, manufacturers and merchants for its services.The division, which is led by group Marketing ... 
24 November 2021
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