Archive / 2015

Novus Property Solutions and Hillbourne Primary School, Poole

Novus top of the class in Poole

National property maintenance company, Novus Property Solutions, has made a generous donation to a Poole primary school. Novus is currently working on kitchen and bathroom refurbishments for Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) and after establishing a site close to Hillbourne Primary School, the team has quickly built up a strong relationship with the school. As a […]


Johnstone’s helps guard house against the elements

Johnstone’s Trade’s Stormshield range has been used to restore the exterior of a residential property in Belfast which had been left without proper protection from the elements since being built. The house on Broomhill Lane in the city had cracks emerging in the exterior paintwork as a result of the inadequate water-based product originally applied, […]

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New information paints complete picture on Crown Trade Protective Coatings

If you’ve got a project coming up for structured metalwork or weathered cladding and want to find out how to get the right paint for your job, then it’s easier than ever to get the inside track on Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings. You can now get up to speed with the premium range’s Crown Trade […]

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The Crown Trade Historic Colour Collection – authentic shades with modern appeal

If you’ve got a project that draws on the past, then the Crown Trade Historic Collection is on hand to offer an authentic look you can rely on – offering classic shades in some of the brand’s best known, time-proven products. Bringing hues to life that stretch back hundreds of years, the Crown Trade Historic […]

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Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year heats draw to a close

The regional heats of Johnstone’s 11th Young Painter of the Year competition have drawn to a close, with reigning champion Ryan Chamberlain (pictured) securing his spot in the Grand Final.  Ryan claimed top spot at the Newcastle College heat and will be joined in the final at this year’s National Painting and Decorating Show by Alex […]


Johnstone’s Trade reaches new heights

A busy Yorkshire hospital has been fully refreshed with products from Johnstone’s Trade’s Stormshield range, protecting it from the elements for years to come. The Hadfield Wing is one of the latest additions to the Sheffield Northern General Hospital. Completed seven years ago, the full front elevation of the building, featuring a mix of rendered […]

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New Crown Decorating Centres website proves just the job for decorators

Decorators surfing the net for advice and great customer service can find the best of both worlds thanks to a major online investment by Crown Decorating Centres. The smart new online platform www.crowndecoratorcentre.co.uk has been relaunched with a clear focus on helping decorators make the right choices and find the best products for the job. […]


Protect exterior trim with Johnstone’s Trade

External wood trim that is exposed to the elements and the changeable nature of the weather needs the reliable and lasting protection offered by the Johnstone’s Stormshield Flexible Trim range. The range, which includes the Flexible Primer Undercoat, Flexible Satin and Flexible Gloss and is now fully available in over 16,000 colours, provides decorators with […]

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Decorators looking to offer colour inspiration can turn to Crown Paints’ Autumn Winter 2015 trends

If you are looking for ways to show inspiring shades for your clients, the latest influences forecast by Crown Paints’ colour specialists fit the bill. Three eye-catching schemes have been developed as part of Crown Paints’ popular Colour Influences initiative, which sets out the on-trend shades of the future for interiors and exteriors. Colours from […]

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Bonus bonanza launched at Crown Decorating Centres

  June could see decorators celebrating summer by beginning to build up a hefty bonus with Crown Decorating Centres. Back by popular demand at the network of 130 stores across the UK is the unique Bonus Builder scheme which gives decorators the chance to earn brilliant rewards. Quite simply, the more you spend on an […]