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Forty-something Darren: not your average apprentice

Former landscape gardener Darren Nicol, 42, is no stranger to a hard day’s – or night’s – work. After an 18-year stint laying and rearranging gardens, lawns and trees, he spent six years working night shifts in a factory for a contact lens company. The Hamilton man decided it was time for a serious career […]

Scottish Decorators’ Federation member wins Dulux Painter Of The Year Award!!

Dulux Select Decorator Award Winners Announced This year’s winner Category: Interior Project costing over £3,000 and Grand Winner. Winner: Peter Smith from Bannockburn, Stirling Peter Smith was awarded not only the prize for the ‘Interior Project costing over £3,000′ category, but also the accolade of overall Grand Winner for his project on behalf of a […]


      Novus Property Solutions has helped reconnect two parts of the site at Royal Stoke University Hospital with an extensive elevated walkway repair project.   Situated over a busy site road, the bridge provides a vital connection between Clinical Education Centre (CEC) and Lyme Building at the University Hospitals of North Midlands hospital […]


National property maintenance and refurbishment contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has helped to create an outstanding new Premier Inn Training Centre for a Shropshire college.   For 90 years, Derwen College in Oswestry has worked with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities aged from 16 to 25, giving them vital independence skills and preparing them […]


  National maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions has named young painter and decorator James Riley its Apprentice of the Year.   The annual competition saw the company select an outstanding young person from its current pool of 41 apprentices nationwide. James, 21, is a third-year apprentice based at Novus’ Wrexham office, […]

Crown Decorating Centres March into a new deals era

When it comes to understanding what matters to painting professionals, Crown Decorating Centres is working hard to be top of the list.   And to ensure the decorator’s needs are met, a new Trade Essentials brochure aims to not only make life easy but also ensure great value for customers old and new at more […]

This spring ‘tee off’ those essentials jobs with Sadolin!

Sadolin have just the thing to put a swing in the trade’s stride this spring. In a nationwide sales incentive, customers can claim a free three pack of golf balls when they purchase just five litres of any Sadolin product (excluding Timberstain) from participating merchants and decorating specialists. Included in the deal are two new […]

Novus cements its relationship with The Guinness Partnership

  National maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions, has once again joined forces with social housing provider The Guinness Partnership, to refresh the exterior of a block of flats in Stockport.   The Guinness Partnership, which has been providing high-quality homes and care services since 1890, has a portfolio of over 65,000 […]

Crown Decorating Centre tops league for customer service

(Caption) Pictured is former professional footballer Jimmy Carter with New Cross Crown Decorating Centre manager Mitch Singleton.   A RECENTLY opened Crown Decorating Centre has scored a winning goal by going the extra mile to help a former professional footballer.   The team at New Cross Crown Decorating Centre, led by Mitch Singleton, earned high […]

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 […]