Archive / March, 2017


An apprentice with national property maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has been named Apprentice of the Year by judges at the prestigious Construction News Specialists Awards.   Daniel Holdcroft, who has been an apprentice painter and decorator at Novus Property Solutions and a student at Stoke-on-Trent College since 2013, impressed the […]


Novus Property Solutions has unveiled a brand-new recruitment microsite as part of its ongoing commitment to investing in its staff and helping to bridge the skills gap.   As well as clearly highlighting all current vacancies from apprentice painters to quantity surveyors, and giving candidates the chance to easily apply for new positions, there’s also […]

Liverpool apartments get the royal treatment

National maintenance, refurbishment, and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has transformed a block of apartments in the world-famous waterfront location of Liverpool’s Albert Dock.   The Royal Quay consists of 200 apartments overlooking Liverpool’s prestigious Albert Dock area. The building, though only completed in 2003, was in a poor state of repair, owing to […]

New pack size launch for Sadolin Non Drip Woodstain

Pioneering Sadolin Non Drip Woodstain is now available in a new pack size to tackle smaller jobs.   Last year, in a first for the industry, the superior woodcare brand launched the product – which transforms the application of woodstain.   It represented a significant innovation from the heritage brand, which is renowned across the […]

Sandtex Trade 365 proves its worth in cold-weather makeover

    DECORATORS were able to provide community housing in Birmingham with a fresh new look over winter – despite challenging weather conditions.   Twelve homes in the Smith’s Wood area of the city had been identified for redecoration work by the Family Optima Community Association.   But the falling temperature meant the plan to […]


Maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has been instrumental in the successful launch of a banking project at a secondary school in Stoke-on-Trent.   Thistley Hough Academy has opened its own bank with the help of Novus, who constructed the school’s new on-site facility, and The Hanley Economic Building Society, to teach […]

New Sadolin Outdoor Varnish – puts the natural beauty of wood centre stage

  Offering an exciting development in superior woodcare, decorators looking to create a natural, modern feel for exterior projects can now turn to Sadolin Outdoor Varnish to achieve this stylish look.   New for the 2017 season, Sadolin Outdoor Varnish taps into the growing trend towards a contemporary feel, where the beauty of wood takes […]

Sandtex Trade sizes up smooth operator

The opportunities for decorators to purchase Sandtex Trade High Cover Smooth have been extended.   The coating, which is specially formulated for trade users, is now available in a new value 7.5 litre pack, as well as the 5 litre and 10 litre sizes already on the market.   With the reassurance of 15 years’ […]

Crown Trade Fastflow goes from strength to strength in the marketplace

The trade has been a big supporter of the Crown Trade Fastflow range – and now the opportunities for decorators using the pioneering water-based system indoors and out are increasing with a new addition to the range.   Following extensive research and development, Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Satin has been launched for 2017.   […]

Sadolin kicks off the woodcare season in style with Sky sponsorship package

Sadolin will be taking over the Skysports.com homepage for 24 hours to showcase its superior wood protection credentials under a “Winning Results” promotion in March, reaching millions of users.   The takeover – on Sunday 26 March 2017 – will offer the chance to win a Sky Q package, with Sky Sports for a year, […]