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Coloured sinks continue to be a popular trend and the new Columba synthetic inset sink from Carron Phoenix is the cost-conscious option, underscoring the company’s flair for delivering high performance, quality and value for money.

The success of the Araya tap collection from Francis Pegler has resulted in a further expansion ensuring this fashionable range can cater for more applications.

Leading UK garage door manufacturer, Garador, recently provided three of their lorries to help deliver over 500 bikes to their riders so they could take part in the Coast to Coast charity bike ride. Garador normally uses the lorry fleet to deliver a range of garage doors.

Spending hours on their feet day after day is the reality for tradespeople, and the last thing they want is to feel weighed down by heavy footwear.

Centurion Europe, the leading wholesaler and distributor, has announced a new partnership agreement with Dublin based Brighter Image Limited to supply Pest Clear, a sophisticated range of pest repellers to the UK market.

Aqualisa’s classic Midas bar valve has been de-constructed and re-engineered, improving every detail to offer a premium, value for money range aimed at the family market.

This year’s FAKRO International Design Competition - ‘Space for New Visions,’ will be open to architectural students for the first time.

F & P Wholesale has announced a new strategic partnership with Glow-worm, to provide independent merchants with an exclusive range of competitively priced boilers perfect for streamlining sales and boosting margins.

A “six figure” radio and marketing campaign from Richard Burbidge, persuading homeowners to transform their halls, stairways and landings, will hit the airwaves next week (week commencing Monday 9 May).

Impey’s Aqua-Dec EasyFit floor former technology is the easiest and most efficient way to create a gradient for effective drainage within any type of wetroom and can be fitted on a wooden or concrete floor. With the strength and rigidity to support up to 300KG (47 stones), the AquaDec EasyFit incorporates a unique, patented rotating drain plate which makes it easy to avoid joists and underfloor obstructions, negating the need for under-boarding, thus reducing both installation time and cost. With drainage supplied, a lifetime guarantee and a choice of contemporary, stainless-steel drain-plates, the AquaDec EasyFit has revolutionised wetroom installation.

Coram Showers is a progressive brand renowned for quality and durability. Coram’s Optima range of enclosures offers a luxurious finish, packed with features across a wide range of designs and sizes. Core features include toughened ‘StayClean’ safety glass as standard, chrome or white frames and an option for plain, satin or modesty glass.

Toolstream’s exclusive new range of SmaartWipes introduces a smarter, instant-cleaning solution for shifting the most stubborn dirt, grease and grime from a multitude of surfaces in the home, workshop, garage and garden.

In test results, Which? says: ‘This is a fantastic shower that passed our tests with flying colours, coming out head and shoulders above the competition.’

Bond It has taken major steps to strengthen the environmental credentials of its products and its working practices.

The new After Tile® range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is designed to make caring for and maintaining tiled areas quick, simple and hassle free. Consisting of seven products focusing on the key areas of care, this range is just what the market has been waiting for.

Keep tradespeople cool this Summer with Scruffs Trade Shorts. Built for technical performance on site, the shorts are both durable and lightweight.

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has released an all new ‘Nails and Screws’ brochure for Spring 2016.

Essential Bathrooms have used the KBB Show to launch an exciting new bathroom furniture collection, adding an extensive high quality range of bathroom furniture to their existing Essential suites, baths, accessories, towel warmers and fittings portfolio.

According to recent statistics, home owners aged 25 to 34 spend an average of £647 on their outdoor spaces per year. 29% said that this expenditure is driven by a love for gardening, for 19% it is entertaining guests outside and 14% aim to increase their property's value.

Designed for technical performance on the job, the Scruffs Pro Softshell Jacket includes a water-resistant bonded fleece softshell fabric, multiple pockets for storage, and reflective ‘stay safe’ detailing.

Kalsi Group will be introducing its products and services to a new sector this summer. In a first for the low maintenance building product specialist it will be exhibiting at Housing 2016 at Manchester Central (28-30 June 2016). The Birmingham-based business will be challenging established players in the market with its Aquacel and rainwater product offering

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of inclusive bathrooms, will be showcasing its ‘best-in-class’ range of wet room formers and its next generation, smart electric showers at this year’s PHEX+ event.

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has developed a range of structural screws aimed squarely at the engineered timber construction industry.

With increasing amounts of UK homeowners turning their backs on DIY projects, the ‘do-it-for-me’ trend is growing at a pace. In fact, according to research by Euromonitor, Brits in their 20s and 30s lack the confidence to undertake even basic DIY tasks.

Manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, waterproofing products and other building chemicals, Bond It has lent its support to a mammoth charity bike ride.

A new first-of-its-kind, easy-to-fix clay pantile, Lincoln has been launched by Marley Eternit, offering a unique sales opportunity for merchants.

Respected DIY brand, Plasplugs, now rejuvenated by QEP, has introduced a portable vice into its product range, providing a simple, but clever solution for small jobs which need clamping, but do not warrant a full scale vice. The new Plasplugs Handi Vice has been proven to enable consumers to complete tasks up to three times faster than with a conventional work bench vice – as well as being exceptionally convenient and easy to use.

JG Speedfit are delighted to announce their 2016 national promotion ‘ain’t no Pipe Dream…’ featuring the ultra flexible JG Layflat® pipe.

Richard Burbidge, the stairpart specialist, has launched the new Immix handrail featuring gun metal fittings, to complete hall projects to the highest possible standard.

UK based Deks Industries Europe has added a new 20 degree pitched flashing to its market leading range of Seldek™ flashings.

Global building product manufacturer, Sika, has appointed Dragan Maksimović as General Manager, a role that will see him build on the continued growth of the company across its multiple UK markets.

Multipoint locks make up a staggering 80% of the UK lock market, and with tens of thousands failing each year, Yale’s revolutionary range of Doormaster™ replacement multipoint locks allow merchants to capitalise on a number of sales opportunities.

Aqualisa invented the first digital shower and is Britain’s best-selling digital shower company.

Manufacturer of building chemicals, Bond It is breaking new ground in sealant and adhesive performance.

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Fabweld Steel Products has announced it can now offer its recessed SOLO SLIDE® range with the prestigious Kitemark and EN124 accreditation in A15 and B125 loading.

Leading professional tiling tools and accessories brand, Vitrex has introduced a ceramic and glass tile knife to its range, which combines top quality performance with an enhanced range of functions and the added reassurance of comfort grip and clever design. The Vitrex Versatile Knife has already won Hand Tool and Accessory of the Year in the 2016 DIY Awards where it was judged as one of the most useful tiling tools in the toolbox for both professional tilers and skilled DIYers. The Vitrex Versatile Knife offers a serious all round sales opportunity from a well respected brand.

Champagne corks were popping as the start to 2016 just got even better for the CCP Group of Companies.

“Timber is our business” is the ethos of M H Southern & Co Ltd founded in 1913 being a fourth generation family company specialising in timber importing and sawmilling and providing a high quality, flexible service to all construction and allied industries. With locations in the north east of England at Jarrow, Gateshead and Berwick upon Tweed, MHS is located within easy access of key roads and regional port facilities, allowing the company to serve the whole of the UK as well as undertaking export orders.

Following a significant investment in renewable energy, timber importer and distributer Premier Forest Products has further improved its already glowing environmental credentials.

Newtech Hardware, leading suppliers of shelving systems and general ironmongery products, have launched a brand new website.

Timber specialist, Richard Burbidge has published a new decking brochure, showcasing its latest decking products.

Carl Kammerling International, the leading supplier of quality hand tools and security products, has relocated its North West Marketing office from Manchester Business Park to Daresbury Park in Cheshire, to accommodate the future growth plans of the company.

Everbuild – A Sika Company, the UK’s largest manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, fillers and building chemicals will be at this year’s National Merchant Buying Society annual exhibition, taking place on Wednesday 13th April at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Providing convenience and durability, Carl Kammerling International has introduced the new C.K Magma 3 in 1 Tote, further enhancing its popular range of premium storage. Thanks to three innovative design features in one easy solution, the Tote is set to become a firm favourite among tradesmen,

Filcoten® grated channel drain, an innovative drainage system launched by Gatic Civil Drainage, was the product of choice for Carlisle Lake District Airport. The project marks the first major installation of Filcoten in the UK, specified by Stobart Rail and supplied by Penrith Building Supplies.

Bond It, the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, waterproofing products, roofing compounds and other building chemicals, has renewed its sponsorship of the Huddersfield Giants for a third consecutive year.

The Impact Gear warm, waterproof and windproof jacket is one of u-power’s most advanced and Innovative outdoor jackets, providing total protection from the elements in great style.

Leading domestic hard landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone, has launched a glossy new colour brochure as it moves into its 60th year.

Keylite have started the year with an attractive proposition to builders in the form of more choice and more performance within their range of roof windows.

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