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Sadolin Superdec ambassador puts colour outdoors in perspective

  Decorators can get a unique insight into the use of colour outdoors in a new video produced by Sadolin. Dedicated Sadolin Superdec user Gary Davies has gone on camera to talk about his passion for colour using the premium wood protection product. Gary, the owner of Lyme Bay Cabins – which manufactures and installs […]

Crown Trade Historic and Classic video

Crown Trade Fits The Bill

  PRESS RELEASE Video puts Crown Trade’s historic and classic shades in the picture     If you are looking for inspiration for projects with a classic or historic theme, then a new video from Crown Trade fits the bill.   Available to view at www.youtube.com/user/CrownTradeTV the short film showcases beautiful hues from both the […]

Skillbuild 2016 Leeds Heat

P&D contest ‘vital’ to help address skills gap

  A NATIONAL contest which promotes emerging talent and creates a pathway to national and global recognition for contestants has been hailed as crucial for the painting and decorating industry. Figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have revealed more than 13,000 painters and decorators will be needed before 2018 to meet growing demand. […]

Novus Property Solutions - BITC Awards 2016


Novus Property Solutions has once again been recognised for its commitment to the communities in which it operates with a prestigious Business in the Community award.   The maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor won the West Midlands Collaborative Action Award for the development and ongoing success of its Staffordshire Business Class Cluster initiative. The […]

Colour Schemes  Inspiration

Colour shines through in new Crown Trade guide

Crown Trade has gone back to the drawing board to refresh its inspirational colour card.    Reflecting our position as the industry experts in colour, we’ve poured all our expertise into ‘Colour Schemes and Inspiration’ a new guide packed with ideas, insight and inspiration to help decorating professionals select the perfect shade.   Taking centre […]


  More than 200 aspiring tradespeople are in contention for 25 apprenticeships with Novus Property Solutions after a record-breaking campaign from the maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor.   The firm launched the biggest apprentice recruitment drive in its history to generate applications for the 25 full-time positions at 13 locations around the UK, with […]

Novus Property Solutions - Apprentice Recruitment 2016 (2)


PPG continues to strengthen its network after announcing the purchase of Peffer Paints in Scotland. The agreement sees Peffer’s four stores across Edinburgh, Livingston and Galashiels, added to the Johnstone’s national store network, which will be over 200 by the end of 2016.   Vincent O’Sullivan, Sales Director of PPG UK and Ireland, welcomed the […]

Win Sky for a year to celebrate Sadolin TV campaign

Crown Paints is putting the Sadolin brand in the picture for summer through its ongoing sponsorship of Sky Sports News HQ at 10pm. A free-to-enter prize draw, offering the opportunity to win a complete Sky bundle for 12 months, along with a Sky+ HD box and standard installation, will get the superior wood protection brand’s […]


HOT DEALS – May 2016 May’s longer days and better weather mean it’s time to throw open the doors and windows and spruce up those outdoor surfaces. Quality products mean a quality, long-lasting finish, and to lighten the impact on the wallet, Crown Decorating Centres have stocked the shelves with great outdoor paints at discounted […]