Free celebration day at Covers Home Ideas @coverstimber


Covers Home Ideas in Chichester is inviting the local community to a celebration day on Friday 15th September to mark the relaunch of the new-look store.

From 7.30am there will be a free hog roast (including a vegetarian option) and visitors will have the chance to win vouchers to spend in the refurbished depot.

Covers Home Ideas has undergone an extensive redevelopment programme resulting in a new layout with customer experience at its heart. The new, easy-to-navigate store has also added a number of new products to its wide range, and is stocking everything the keen DIYer will need to create their perfect home.

Ridgeons Peterborough marks 10 years with a week of celebration @RIDGEONS


This week Ridgeons in Peterborough has been marking its 10 year anniversary with a variety of activities for its customers.

Between Monday 4th and Friday 8th September the branch was a hub of product promotions, supplier demonstrations, competitions, giveaways and more.

Peterborough United (‘POSH’) football players, Steven Taylor and Ricky Miller, visited the branch on Thursday 7th September to meet customers, and help to Ridgeons celebrate its first decade in the city. Both players posed for selfies with customers’ children and gave out autographs.

New-look offices pioneer use of Armstrong’s bespoke metal baffles @ArmstrongCeilin

A variety of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions feature in the redevelopment of Blake House.

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has marked the first use in the UK of its wood-effect metal baffles, alongside other innovative systems, in a prestigious £3.9 million office refurbishment.

The manufacturer’s VP-500 vertical metal baffles with a US Walnut finish were specified by frequent Armstrong users BPR architects for Blake House (formerly Teal House), a three-storey office building on Cowley Business Park, coincidentally about one mile from Armstrong’s own offices in Uxbridge, Middlesex.

An Invitation to a Kingspan Open Day @KingspanTS

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Kingspan Timber Solutions are inviting architects to come along to their free half day event held at their dedicated show centre in Little Paxton near St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

The event will provide an opportunity to walk around the UK’s first Passivhaus show home and discuss the latest Kingspan wall system developments. There are five stunning show homes for you to browse.

Tread carefully: ensure your footwear is fit for purpose @ArcoSafety

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Safety experts advise on footwear protection

To ensure workers across the UK are kept safe whilst at work, the UK’s leading safety expert, Arco, is continuing its efforts to educate the industry about the importance of robust, compliant, safety footwear.

Feet are often overlooked and underestimated at work – despite slips and trips being one of the most common sources of harm, causing, on average, 40% of all reported major injuries[i]. Arco’s mission is to keep people safe at work and, as the UK’s leading safety supplier, it offers the widest range of PPE in the UK, holding over 22,000 products, plus a wide range of own brand products that are ethically sourced. Footwear is an essential part of the Arco offering, with a host of safety footwear suited to numerous applications and across many sectors, including construction, manufacturing and distribution. 

Successful demonstration day for Kingsfold builders merchant @dwnybm

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Those that work in the trades and the local community were welcomed to Kingsfold builders merchant DW Nye last week for a free demonstration event.

Between 7:30am and 2pm, visitors were able to watch demonstrations, benefit from giveaways and on-the-day discounts, and get advice from leading industry suppliers, including VELUX Windows, Makita Power Tools, TIMco, The Resin Mill, and Dickies Workwear.
The family-owned builders merchant also served free breakfast butties and hot drinks to everyone who attended.

Proven. Trusted. Performance. See for yourself with Scott Safety at A+A 2017 @ScottSafetyEMEA

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World leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative respiratory and respiratory protective equipment (RPE), Scott Safety, , returns to the A+A trade event in Dusseldorf (17th – 20th October 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany) to showcase its market leading solutions in the areas of construction, silica dust, confined spaces, industrial firefighting and gas detection. (Hall 06, Stand G27).

Checkatrade defeat Homeserve in seven-goal thriller at Stadium @Checkatrade

Tradespeople resource Checkatrade defeated home emergency repairs experts Homeserve 5-2 at Crawley Town’s Stadium on Sunday 3 September in a day full of family fun.

With free entry for all, there was a good atmosphere ahead of the match, with Homeserve sending a team from their Walsall base in the West Midlands down to West Sussex, to take on the home team. The assembled crowd were treated to a close game, with the score at a tense 3-2 to Checkatrade, before they eventually extended their lead late on.

Dr. Martens launch new Modern Outdoor collection @drmartens

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Footwear brand Dr. Martens new Modern Outdoor range has been specifically designed to offer workers immediate work boot comfort and allow for a seamless transition when replacing boots.

The new collection comprises of two innovative designs including Ridge ST and Grapple ST.   Ridge ST S3 is a 6-tie hiker boots with water-resistant, rich, oiled leather uppers.  It features a steel toe cap, anti-penetration midsole and anti-static properties. The padded tongue and collar provide excellent cushioning and a SoftWair™ memory-foam footbed, with Agion® anti-bacterial properties further enhance the internal comfort. The flexible, lightweight and cushioning EVA midsole is cemented to a Nitrile rubber compound outsole delivering superb slip and heat resistance.