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Coral Tools Joins BHETA

Painting decorating tools supplier, Coral Tools has joined BHETA. With an excellent trade reputation, Coral’s retail mission is to be seen as a progressive tools brand, providing products that make projects easier, faster, and more affordable. ... 
20 May 2022

Fiskars Creates Bee-Friendly Garden to Mark World Bee Day 2022

Fiskars, one of the UK’s leading gardening tool suppliers, has teamed up with several green fingered influencers to support the vital bee population as part of its Urban Gardening project. To mark World Bee Day on 20th May 2022, Fiskars worked with ... 
19 May 2022

New Research Shows Where The Biggest Opportunities Are For Tradespeople In 2022

Last year saw an unprecedented rise in demand for home improvement – up by 32% in just 12 months*, and new data from the find-a-tradesperson platform, Rated People now reveals where the biggest opportunities are for tradespeople in 2022. Uniquely ... 
19 May 2022

HMG get their running shoes on for the Great Manchester Run

For the first time since 2019 HMG Paints employees are heading into the heart of Manchester on Sunday 22nd May to take part in the annual Great Manchester 10K run. HMG colleagues will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation at this year’s ... 
18 May 2022

Interior accessories manufacturer Rothley launches range of Grab Rails, combining function and style

Interior accessories manufacturer Rothley has developed a range of stylish Grab Rails, in a bid to combine function and fashion and increase inclusivity in interior design. For those in the assisted living sector, Rothley believes getting around ... 
17 May 2022

Walk Through Virtual Floor Plans with Houzz Pro

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today introduced a new Augmented Reality (AR) feature for 3D Floor Plans in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing solution for residential construction and design ... 
17 May 2022

British Coatings Federation launches new Trace VOC Globe to recognise extremely low VOC paint products

From May 2022, decorative paints manufacturers will be able to adopt the use of the statement ‘TRACE’ Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) as part of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)’s VOC Globe scheme to improve communication to consumers ... 
13 May 2022

CMO’s success keeps on building

With the builders’ merchant market itself enjoying significant growth, CMO Group PLC, the UK’s largest online-only retailer of building materials has reported positive results for the year ending 31 December 2021, with increases in sales, gross ... 
12 May 2022

Football legends officially open MKM Aldershot

Footballing legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and commentary supreme Martin Tyler have teamed up to launch MKM’s new Aldershot branch, which officially opened its doors to the trade and public this Monday (9th May). Customers, fans, and staff all ... 
12 May 2022

UK Flooring Direct invests in new Coventry showroom

A major UK online retailer has invested £100,000 in a new showroom in Coventry as part of its continued expansion. UK Flooring Direct, which was founded by Nuneaton-based entrepreneur Jason Ashby and has been growing rapidly in recent years, has ... 
11 May 2022

Travis Perkins Hire wins award for diversity and inclusion policy

Travis Perkins Hire, which is part of Travis Perkins plc and is the UK’s largest distributor of materials to the construction sector, won an award recognising its diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Hire Awards of Excellence. The judging ... 
11 May 2022

Counterfeiters target C.K Tools

C.K Tools, the hand tool specialist, is warning the electrical trade to watch out for fake versions of its top-selling Cable Cutter (3963) after being targeted by counterfeiters.Carl Kammerling International, the parent company of C.K Tools was ... 
10 May 2022

Homebase achieves 20% reduction in stock loss with the SmartWater Group

Homebase, the home and garden experts, is the latest name to team-up with the SmartWater Group to enhance the protection of valuable stock items and reduce theft in store. It is set to introduce forensic marking in more stores across the UK ... 
9 May 2022

DIY Week Awards 2022 – Tickets still available – Book your place now!

As we return to the new normal following a challenging period and look forward to holding a live awards presentation lunch once again, it’s to reveal this year’s shortlisted entries in the DIY Week Awards. There are still a few tickets available for ... 
9 May 2022

Cordless Webb hedge & lawn care range with interchangeable batteries

Now available for 2022, from British garden equipment manufacturer Webb, is the latest Webb Cordless range of hedge and lawn care products with new fast-charging and long-lasting interchangeable 20v Lithium-ion batteries for optimum performance. ... 
9 May 2022

Covers Bognor Regis to host Anniversary Challenge & Demonstration Morning

As part of its 175th anniversary celebrations, Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Bognor Regis will be hosting an Anniversary Challenge & Demonstration Morning at its depot on Tuesday 10th May from 7.30am to 1pm. This extra special trade ... 
5 May 2022

A leading Midlands-based online retailer has launched a major volunteering programme for its staff.

UK Flooring Direct, which employs around 200 people across sites in Hinckley and Coventry, has developed a new Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) programme that will see every member of the team given a fully-paid day to offer their services to a ... 
5 May 2022

MKM continues Scottish growth with Woodrow Timber acquisition

MKM, the UK’s leading independent builders’ merchant, has announced further expansion of its branch network in Scotland with the purchase of Woodrow Timber & Supplies. Founded in 1979 as Rowan Timber Supplies, the business officially rebranded ... 
5 May 2022

Online Home Decor Retailer, Plank Hardware, Launches its First Brand Campaign

Online home decor retailer, Plank Hardware launches its first campaign film on 29 April 2022 to motivate customers to "get a handle on your home”. Featuring authentic homeowners from the brand’s online community, the 50” film touches on themes of ... 
4 May 2022

Biophilic Beauties from Woodpecker Flooring

Biophilic design might have first emerged on the interior stage in the 1980s but with sustainability now at the fore of homeowners’ decorating decisions the connection between nature and the home continues to flourish. Biophilia is the belief that ... 
4 May 2022
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