Novus Property Solutions is celebrating a record-breaking year for apprenticeships after over 1,500 people applied for the 28 places on offer at the national property maintenance, refurbishment, and new build contractor.   The company’s nationwide search to find talented people looking to build their careers in the construction sector drew interest from all corners of […]


National property maintenance, refurbishment and new build contractor, Novus Property Solutions, is expanding its search for skilled tradespeople across the whole of the UK following the success of its campaign in Stoke-on-Trent.   Novus hosted a drop-in event at its head office in Stoke-on-Trent in April with the aim of meeting potential subcontractor partners who […]

Sandtex Trade High Build Textured Decorative Coating – a uniform finish for uneven surfaces

The outstanding qualities of Sandtex Trade High Build Textured Decorative Coating deliver a long-term solution for the protection of buildings, capable of ironing out surface level imperfections at a stroke.   Ideal for covering fine cracks and regulating repaired and uneven surfaces, this advanced masonry product offers exceptional coverage and flexibility, providing both a decorative and […]

Ultimate rewards for Crown Decorating Centre champions

Crown Decorating Centres across the UK are gearing up for their most popular promotion of the year with the return of Champions Rewards. After its most successful year in 2016, the Champions Rewards loyalty scheme kicks off on Monday June 5th. The network of 122 UK-wide stores gives painting professionals the opportunity to earn the […]

Outdoor contracts made easy with quality products

AS THE longest day approaches and the unpredictable British weather improves, outdoor painting contracts come to the forefront for painting professionals in June.   And to ensure decorators get the best deals on the best products, Crown Decorating Centres across the UK are stocking the shelves with quality products from the experts in woodcare, Sadolin, […]

Sadolin PV67 sets the bar high at golf club

Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty Varnish has provided a stunning, long-lasting finish to wooden surfaces at a premier sporting centre. Widely regarded as one of the finest courses in the East Midlands, Kedleston Park Golf Club is the proud host to many prestigious events and tournaments. At its heart is a welcoming clubhouse offering the finest […]

Gear up for summer with Sadolin’s new polo shirt promotion

Summer is around the corner and Sadolin is helping the trade get dressed for success with a new incentive launched just in time for the outdoor season.   Customers can claim a free polo shirt when they buy five litres or more of any Sadolin product (excluding Timberstain) from participating merchants and decorating specialists under […]

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 […]

Young mum Emma’s design for life

Painting and decorating apprentice Emma Louise MacKenzie knows what it takes to turn an old piece of furniture into something new and beautiful, using just a few clever paint and wallpaper tricks. The 23 year-old upcycling fan from Inverness clearly knows her art – she won first place as a ‘new entrant’ in the painting […]

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 […]