Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Adhesives and sealants

UK - England
Sellotape
Sellotape has been the nation’s favourite sticky tape since it was invented in 1937. Since then Sellotape has proven to be indispensable in homes, offices, and schools. Sellotape is the must-have product in any stationery range

UK - England
Amtech (DK Tools)
Amtech is a DK Tools brand and the company has been established for over 30 years. Our industry know-how has been condensed across our extensive range of hand and power tools for the home, garage and garden. One of the many benefits of buying into our amtech product portfolio is that we have designed the brand to be consumer-friendly. Communicating key product features and benefits in a simplified way, ensures that we bridge the generational skills gaps that exists in today’s DIY market. We reinforce this approach by offering free end-user su... more >>

UK - England
Stax Trade Centres Ltd
Stax Trade Centres is the UK’s biggest non-food cash & carry wholesaler and trade supplier We've been supplying the retail and trade industries for 36 years and we’re committed to giving our customers MORE . More rewards, more choice and more support to grow. With branches in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a delivery service for retailers, we help 50,000 businesses across the UK to succeed. At any one time, we carry £20million worth of stock, made up of 40,000 product lines from 1,000 leading brands.... more >>

UK - England
Toolstream Ltd
Toolstream is the fastest growing supplier of top quality hand and power tools to wholesalers, merchants and retailers in the United Kingdom and abroad. Established in 1978 and based in Yeovil, Somerset at a new purpose built office and warehouse complex the company carries huge stocks enabling it to supply ex-stock. We offer low prices, massive margins on exclusive brands and next day delivery. Toolstream s product range is constantly being renewed, tested and extended to meet the needs of today's tool buyers, and their customers in the best... more >>

UK - England
Bostik Ltd
With a presence in more than 50 countries, Bostik is one of the world s leading manufacturers of adhesives, sealants and building chemicals. The company s trusted brands, such as EVO-STIK and Blu Tack, are household names and are tried and tested by millions of DIY users. Backed by first-class support, all Bostik products are designed to meet the highest standards of innovation, quality and performance. All our sites are quality approved to ISO 9001:2000 standard, which we use as a benchmark for ongoing improvement in all areas. Our commitm... more >>

UK - England
Stationery Market Ltd
Stationery Market Ltd is importer and distributor of specialist DIY products and stationery used in DIY industry. We are stocking wide range of supply for permanent markers, tile grout coating markers, garden markers, kitchen markers, whiteboard markers, wet surface markers as well as various glues and sealants. Our selection of glues are covering wood glue, fabric glue, fabric bond, stone glue, carpet sealant and various other adhesives. We are offering great selection of products at the very competitive price. Flawless quality - unbeatable pr... more >>

UK - England
A W Tools (Europe) Ltd
Wholesale Suppliers of Carbide Tipped Saw Blades, Handsaws, JURASSTIC Glue and Tape,Stoppy, and various other hand tools/garden tools.

UK - England
Tec7 Contech Building Products
Contech Building Products are the distributors of the well renowned Tec7 range of MS Polymer, Expanding Foam, Roof repair and the new Tec7 Plumb that stops leaks in both open and closed heating systems, to the DIY and Builders Merchants sector. Established in 2003, the Tec7 name has become the number 1 choice with DIY enthusiasts and trades people throughout the UK and Ireland because they know it is a brand they can trust to get any job done first time every time. Tec7 Plumb Video:

UK - England
Blue Spot Tools
Blue Spot Tools is one of the UK's leading design innovators and importers of Hand Tools and associated products. We stock over 600 products ranging from Hand Tools, Power Tool accessories, Decorating, Security, Consumables and Gardening. We provide free next day delivery on all online orders over 100. Alternatively larger orders can be placed via our sales line where discounts are available. 10% discount is applicable to all new customers when buying online. Please enter BS0001 at checkout to take advantage of this great offer. Call us now o... more >>

UK - England
Birmingham Innovations
We are distributors in the Trade & DIY sector, specialising in bringing innovative DIY products to market and manufacturing plaster and filling products.

UK - England
Verotapes
Verotapes acts as the UK and Ireland agent for Soprad srl, a major manufacturer of temporary protection films. Soprad protection films can be used to protect carpets during refurbishment, and decoration. The Soprad range of carpet protection films use a top quality adhesive system which can be used on many types of carpet including wool.

UK - England
The Scott Partnerhip
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UK - England
Alan Silverwood Ltd
UK manufacturer of Anodised and Hard Anodised bakeware to Department Stores, Mail order companies and all good independent cookshops

UK - England
MastaPlasta LTD
MastaPlasta are innovative self adhesive leather patches, available in a range of popular colours and sizes. MastaPlasta will save your customers a tonne of time and money on repairs by using a simple repair patch which adheres securely to all leather, synthetic leather and vinyl surfaces. The perfect fix for holes and rips in sofas, chairs, stools, vehicle seats, luggage and even clothing. A new and exciting UK company offering a product like no other with a Full UK Patent. MastaPlasta has pleased 1000's of customers around the world with ... more >>

UK - England
Specialist Group Ltd
Specialist Group Ltd has been established for over 40 years supplying DIY retailers, builders' merchants and garden centres. They provide a comprehensive range of over 3000 products, to include abrasives, adhesives, decorating products, door and window furniture, draught excluders, extrusions, fastenings and fixings, flooring accessories, garden accessories, handles and knobs, hardware, hinges, housewares, ironmongery, sealants and fillers, security, shelf brackets and shelves all under one single brand. Alongside this large selection of pr... more >>

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