Archive / September, 2013


Manger’s refreshing range review

Decorating sundries brand Manger’s, which has long been associated with good, value-for-money products, has recently overhauled its range to offer customers a more credible range of preparation products to suit both trade and household projects. As part of PPG Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland, which is also home to popular brands Leyland and Johnstone’s, Manger’s […]

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Crowning Glory for Recycled Paint Scheme

A RECYCLING scheme, which offers a colourful boost to community projects, has won an environmental business award. Crown Paints’ Kick Out The Can initiative was launched earlier this year in association with Climate Week 2013 in a bid to encourage the re-use of unwanted paint lurking in sheds, cupboards and garages across the nation. Now […]

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Extend the decorating season with Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint

  Decorating professionals can extend their opportunities to complete exterior projects with the specialised product Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint. Formulated for application in less favourable weather conditions and climates, Sandtex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry is based on a high performance plasticised Pliolite® resin and a dry acrylic copolymer binder, which is […]


Novus invests in Scotland with new appointment

  Property maintenance firm Novus Property Solutions is continuing to invest in its Scottish operations with the appointment of Derek Ferguson (pictured) as Strategic Operations Manager at the company’s Bathgate office. Mr Ferguson will take overall responsibility for Novus’ Scottish operations and oversee the regional office’s development and growth. Mr Ferguson, who has worked in […]

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Bathgate students’ national apprenticeship scheme success

Two young trainees from Bathgate have beaten off competition from over 200 applicants to claim a place on property maintenance firm Novus Property Solutions’ coveted national apprenticeship scheme. Martin Naysmith and Jamie Paterson will soon be starting their work-based painting and decorating apprentice placements with Novus, based on Whitehill Industrial Estate in Bathgate, where they […]

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Dumbreck Decorators shortlisted for Inspiring City Awards 2013

Congratulations to SDF members Dumbreck Decorators, who have been nominated for the Working Together Award in the Inspiring City Awards – PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW. The inaugural awards will celebrate the people and organisations that make Glasgow great. Dumbreck Decorators will join finalists across ten award categories at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday, September 11th where […]