Monthly Archives: October 2011

Jewson to the Rescue

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 31-10-2011

As soon we heard about a Barnardos rubberised play area in Birmingham that was very run down and in need of some serious TLC, we were keen to help however we could. A complete renovation was the answer.

The renovation wasn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination; it required a lot of hard work and dedication, which of course our team of 10 was happy to provide with their time, manpower and tools. Not forgetting a number of suppliers that also got involved. In fact, the revamp would not have been possible without them donating essential materials. So, a massive thank you to Rolawn, Rowlinson Garden Products, Biffa and Nationwide for your kind donations.

After just one day of not stop, intense work, which consisted of the disposal of the rubberised area, removal of an existing playhouse and the tipping, barrowing and levelling of 6.5 cubic metres of topsoil in addition to the laying of 65 sqm of turf and the attachment of the new picnic benches, the work was complete. The result looks fantastic and will provide the ideal space for the children to use.

Thank you to everyone involved!

Power Tools Bonanza at Kings Norton

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 26-10-2011

Whether you’re already a customer or have never set foot in a Jewson branch before, come along to our Milwaukee power tools Open Days at our Kings Norton branch this Friday and Saturday (28th – 29th). They’ll be a whole host of fantastic offers and a huge display of quality power tools. Plus, get the chance to win a fun-fuelled quad bike!

Helping to spread the word five Milwaukee vans will be visiting the local area Monday 24th – Thursday 27th so speak to our team to find out more!

Friday 28th October – 0700 – 6pm
Saturday 29th October 0800 – 1pm

Jewson Kings Norton 20-22 Melchett Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3HS 0121 4153100

A Jewson lot more… Ironmongery for 10% less

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events, Products & Services | Posted on 25-10-2011

We know how tough it can be getting your hands on the ironmongery that you need for a practical price.  So this week we’re offering 10% off everything that’s for sale on to give our customers the chance to pick up more top quality hardware for less.

The demand for appealing ironmongery goes back as far as Victorian times and beyond  and we like to think that being 175 years old ourselves we know a thing or two about it.

We think it is really important to have a wide range of ironmongery available, and ready to deliver as quickly as you need it.  You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 2500 products available from locks, latches, handles and hinges to thresholds and weather seals!

If you want to take advantage of 10% off all purchases all you need to do is enter offer code: IRON10 at the checkout anytime from now until 31st October and don’t forget Free UK mainland delivery on all orders above £50.

Greenworks Open Day

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events, Products & Services, Sustainability | Posted on 24-10-2011

We recently held an open day at our Greenworks Training Academy in Birmingham. The day gave our visitors the chance to sample what courses at the Academy involve before signing themselves up! 

For a sneak preview of the Academy and to see what our visitors thought of the day click on the video above or click here

Jewson’s Coastal Hike For Childrens’ Charity

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 21-10-2011

Staff from three of our North East branches recently completed a coastal charity walk, tackling a 20 mile hike from Blyth beach to Tynemouth town centre along the coast, through Seaton Sluice Whitley Bay Cullercoats, before returning along the same route back to raise almost £700 for Barnardo’s,

Branch Manager Tony Norton of the Jewson store in Blyth comments: “We all set off in good heart for the 20 mile stroll – six hours later we crossed the finishing line nursing a combination of sore legs, blisters, aching feet and a strong desire to lay down for a week! We were extremely happy and content that we all finished though and managed to raise £670 along the way for such a worthwhile cause. We are already looking ahead to next year’s event.”

Fun-Filled Evening for Our Customers

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 19-10-2011

As part of our 175th anniversary celebrations, our Stratford Upon Avon branch is going all out with an open evening tomorrow from 7pm – 10pm. The fun-filled evening, which will offer a whole host of entertainment, will give you the chance to learn more about our products, mingle with over 20 of our suppliers and take advantage of exclusive one-night only offers.

Throughout the evening, as well as learning about our product offering, you will also be able to enjoy a delicious hog roast, while listening to live music and taking part in a charity raffle. If you fancy showing off your riding skills, you will even a chance to try out our mechanical bucking bronco. For those of you that feel lucky, the casino games on offer will be ideal.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Support For Selfbuilders at Grand Designs Live

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 19-10-2011

This month we took part in the Ask An Expert feature at the Grand Designs Live show in Birmingham. We invited anyone that was thinking about doing a self build project to come along and sign up to our FREE Self Build Service, which offers the advice and services of our team of self build experts. Part of the service includes our team arranging appointments with industry experts such as architects and financial advisers – helping to take some of the hassle out of a self-build project.

By the end of the show our team had spoken to over 60 people and given advice on a range of topics including how to cut down project costs. Overall it was a huge success and we were pleased to be a part of the show!

For more information about the free Jewson Self Build Service visit:

Open Day in Birkenhead

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 18-10-2011

Our Birkenhead branch was a hotbed of activity last week, when we held an open day for local building professionals. With competitions and raffles running all day, the event raised £340 for children’s charity Barnardo’s – as well as giving visitors the chance to find out more about sustainable products and building practices.

More than 190 builders, contractors, self-builders and DIYers attended on the day, where they received advice and help about meeting requirements under the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Building Regulations.

One of our customers who attended the event was Gary Sherlock from North West Construction, who said: “We’ve always had a good relationship with Jewson as we buy a lot of stock here, so it’s nice to come down and meet the suppliers and ask a few questions. The solar power seminar was also of interest to us, as that’s a market we’re getting into. Sustainability is becoming more and more important, and customers are increasingly asking to see green credentials, so events like today are very useful.”

Competitions were held throughout the day, with a top prize of £175 of Love2Shop vouchers and account credits – a celebration of the fact that we are in our 175th year in the industry.