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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.

The latest catalogue from Newtech Hardware is available now.

Dickies are delighted to announce their new BSB agreement with MSV, which will see them invest further with the ever-popular leading motorcycle championship. With their previous BSB team associations and workwear provider partnership, Dickies has already crafted a strong identity with the series.

Timber specialist, Richard Burbidge has published a new professional product guide, which includes full details of its latest timber home improvement products.

Ten decorating merchant outlets across the UK are celebrating after becoming winners in a special prize draw celebrating the tenth anniversary of Sadolin’s popular Golden Ticket promotion.

In 2015, bathroom retailers took part in Ideal Bathrooms’ highly popular “Race to Dubai” incentive. This year Ideal Bathrooms are going a step further with the new “Race to Mauritius”! There are tropical beaches, pure white sand, and sapphire waters for beach lovers. There’s a world of natural wonder, culture, history, adventure, sports, spas and shopping. Tropical luxury and extravagance at its best – and Ideal Bathrooms’ retailers could be there.

Pland Stainless has been appointed as the stainless steel supplier for the new Royal Liverpool Hospital with completion scheduled for 2017.

Garador has just upgraded its range of GaraRoll roller doors with new features that accelerate the process of fitting the roller door and contribute towards a faster, smoother door travel motion.

Following extensive research and after 21 years, the Totally DIY Totally Tools show will move to a new two day format for 2016, reflecting the shift in trading and buying patterns that are becoming increasingly evident in the home improvement market.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream now has a permanent presence in over 270 B&Q stores across the UK offering guaranteed relief to those suffering from cracked and chapped skin on their hands.

PinkGrip from Everbuild – A Sika Company is, and always will be part of the winning team when it comes to adhesives, outperforming competitors when tested in the critical area of initial grab.

The Forever White range from Everbuild – A Sika Company is expanding with the addition of Forever White Paint, a hygienic paint that protects against black mould growth in bathrooms and areas of high humidity.

Following the successful launch of the new JG Aura heating controls concept, JG Speedfit have reported a very positive installer response as per how quick the range is to install, how easy it is to operate and how effective its energy saving potential is.

With so many different product categories on offer, it can be difficult for merchants to know what to focus on. Masons’ offer a bespoke range of timber products, to provide trade professionals with a one-stop shop to help save time and money.

DK Tools is relaunching its Amtech brand in response to the dramatically changing DIY landscape.

Carl Kammerling International is setting retailers up for a fiery start to 2016, with the launch of its annual HOTBOX promotion. Running from January through to September, the margin-busting deal on over 150 Carl Kammerling products features an exclusive reward scheme for retailers.

JB Kind’s packed 84-page 2016 Door Collection is an excellent combination of new doors, firm favourites and their trademark expert advice.

Scruffs’ new Classic Thermo Parka is perfect for tradesmen who aren’t afraid of rain, snow

or cold when it comes to getting the job done.

Garador’s new timber effect roller garage doors offer an exciting new look in these sought after practical garage doors.

Water-based gloss paint may be growing in popularity, but it can sometimes be difficult to achieve a truly professional finish. That’s where Hamilton comes in with not only the right tools for the job but also expert advice designed to deliver every time, now available in a new video on the company’s website, which can be found at: www.hamiltondecoratingtools.co.uk.

Carl Kammerling International is demonstrating its continued support of retailers with a Deep Cut price promotion on its popular new C.K Sabretooth Trade Saw. The promotion will run in conjunction with a nationwide advertising campaign that will provide exposure and drive footfall for trade customers.

Reisser’s screwdriver bit range has been created with the professional user in mind.

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