Monthly Archives: March 2012

A win at the Sustain’ Awards

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 28-03-2012

Did you know that the construction industry produces almost three times more waste than all UK households combined? When it comes to waste management, we’re proud to lead the way in the industry and are thrilled to have won a Sustain Award for our efforts.

We scooped the award for our own waste management initiative, during which we tackled our branches on a one-to-one basis. We worked with Biffa to reduce in-bound packaging and the re-use of waste materials, which is now seen as a benchmark example of recycling in the industry.

The overall reduction in waste to landfill speaks for itself and shows just what can be done when we all work together!

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 27-03-2012

Planning to visit the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC?

If you are, make sure you stop by to visit us on stand L145. We will be at the show offering advice and guidance on building materials and renewable technologies available to help make your self build a success.

You can also take advantage of our free, no obligation Self Build Consultation Service which offers practical hands on help from the planning stage to final installation!

The show runs from the 29th March to 1st April – for more info click here.

It’s Our Big Issue!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 23-03-2012

Our new Jewson product catalogue 2012 is bigger than ever before! This year’s copy has over 2000 new products, including even more choice on Hand Tools, Power Tools, Ironmongery, Sealants and Adhesives as well as a new Electrical section.

We’ve also got a wide variety of products from Painting & Decorating, Fixings & Fasteners, Equipment, Power Tool Accessories, Tiles & Flooring, Bathrooms as well as the very latest Renewable products.

With more products than ever before and over 500 branches around the country, you’re never too far away from us, so make sure you pick up a copy of the new catalogue from your local branch today!

Countdown to Ecobuild 2012

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 19-03-2012

Ecobuild 2012 is almost upon us! We’ll be there promoting the ‘fabric first’ approach and showing our full range of solar PV and other energy efficient solutions for new build and retrofit projects on stand N1820.

To help you get ready for the Green Deal, we’ll also feature a range of compliant renewable products and information in real life settings including: heating and ventilation, lighting and controls, water heating systems and microgeneration products.

If you need training on sustainable building then talk to our Greenworks Training Academy – they are offering 10% off all courses booked during Ecobuild. Plus you’ll be able to access our online Learning Gateway via computer portals on the stand.

So if you haven’t done so already, make sure you register for the exhibition today and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Ideal Home Show

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 16-03-2012

Planning to visit the Ideal Home Show this year? If you are, make sure you stop to take a look at the Prince’s Trust House. We’ve worked in partnership with JELD-WEN to supply a range of windows and doors for the house so see what you think! And of course, we’ll be on hand to offer sustainable self-build advice (find us on stands 1K94 & 1H95).

Designed by a team, which includes HRH The Prince of Wales, The Prince’s Trust House shows us the benefits of sustainable, eco-friendly living and includes energy saving features such as JELD-WEN’s timber windows, as well as highly insulated walls, roof and floors.

On our stand we’ll also be offering our expertise on building materials and renewable technologies available to make every project a success.

To find out more about the show click here.

3 Peaks Challenge for Barnardo’s

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 14-03-2012

Our HBM Category and Procurement team are preparing to take part in the gruelling Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on May 12th to raise money for our ‘together’ charity partner Barnardo’s.

So far 10 staff members have signed up to take part in the challenge, including Senior Directors! The challenge will take place over 25 miles and will need to be completed in less than 12 hours, covering a total ascent of 6000ft – so no easy task.

If you’d like to support our team and help us raise funds for Barnardo’s you can do so here.

A new kitchen website!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 09-03-2012

We’ve just launched our new kitchens website so its now even easier to help your customers realise the kitchen of their dreams.

Here you’ll see our whole range of kitchens, which we’ve designed to suit all budgets and tastes – as well as a huge selection of flooring, tiles, appliances and handles. So now there’s only ever one place you’ll need to go for your customer’s perfect kitchen!

We’re also offering a unique design service; whereby your customers can book a free survey, order a brochure or even request a call back from one of our kitchen designers. It’s all aimed at helping you provide the best possible service to your customer – so why not take a look?