Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ecobuild 2012

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 31-01-2012

We’re delighted to be attending Ecobuild once again this year. In 2011 it was non-stop on our stand and this time around we’re expecting more of the same. If you’re planning on paying a visit – we’ll be there advising on the importance of taking a ‘fabric first’ approach when faced with building new and renovating existing properties, using sustainable products and building methods.

Make sure you drop by and see us on stand N1820 – pick up the latest information about our training options available and you will even be able to give our e-learning facilities a go via standalone computer portals.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Paving the way for future generations

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 26-01-2012

We’re delighted to have been appointed by the APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) to supply universities and colleges throughout Scotland with a range of building materials. What’s more, we’ll also be extending our offer to include product-training sessions, work experience opportunities and branch tours for any students taking construction related courses.

We’ve decided to offer this as we all know at the end of the day – you can’t beat ‘hands on’ training. It’s important for students to get a well rounded education in all areas of construction and hopefully by learning in the classroom and with practical sessions – the future of the construction industry will be in good hands!

For more information click here.

Take a look at our new Tool Hire brochure

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 19-01-2012

In tough economic times, tool hire can be a real saviour! So make sure you take a look at our new Tool Hire 2012 catalogue. With new product lines added -make sure you pick up a copy next time you visit your local branch or go to to reserve tools 24 hours a day. What’s more – we’ve got a 30% discount at the moment on online orders – so don’t miss out!

The Tool Hire 2012 catalogue covers everything from power tools, landscaping tools, demolition equipment as well as plumbing and decorating tools. Keep your eyes open for the new additions, which include: an extended clothing range, the new 18v Li Compact SDS Hammer Drill, the 217 Lithium Cordless Drywall Screwdriver as well as the two man Vacuum Block Paving Slab Lifter.

Plus we’ve got an updated Tools & Accessories for Sale section with products from all the leading manufacturers with the latest power tools, clothing and PPE, as well as a full and updated listing of all Tool Hire branches and prices.

Remember that our Tool Hire service means there’s no need to invest in expensive tools if your budgets don’t allow it – so it will be worth your while taking a look at our range!

Got a sustainability related question? Just ask Jack!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 16-01-2012

If you’ve used our helpful Ask Jack facility on our website, you’ll be pleased to hear you can now download an app version to your iphone or ipad – so you can access information wherever and whenever you need it! Just like the website, the app will allow you to view existing questions or submit your own question. The answer is then sent back to you instantly by Jack, our friendly online branch manager.

No question is too basic or too technical! Our Ask Jack App can provide information on anything from improving the fabric of a building, how different renewable systems work to the latest legislation – right down to finding out where your nearest local branch is.

It’s a handy little tool to have on your iPhone – so download it free today and tell us what you think about it!

£52K raised for Barnardo’s

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 06-01-2012

Last month we joined forces with our sister companies Gibbs and Dandy, Graham, Minster and Pasquill for a unique fundraising event – the Store Wars Challenge! The day was a huge success with the teams raising an amazing £52,000 in total – the largest amount raised to date from one event.

14 teams across the UK were set the task of running a local Barnardo’s store for the day raising as much money as possible through car washes, raffles, cake sales and fancy dress competitions.

We’re helping to build a sustainable future

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on 03-01-2012

As a company we take sustainability very seriously and have just released our Corporate Responsibility Report for 2010-2011.

So what is included in the report? Well, the report covers our key achievements including our CO2 emissions, waste to landfill and the level of in-bound packaging and water consumption.

Although the CSR report may seem like a lot of facts and figures – we feel it is important to show how as a business we are reducing our environmental impact.

To look at a copy of the Corporate Responsibility Report online then click here.