Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fancy Winning A Mitsubishi Pick-up?

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Competitons | Posted on 31-08-2012

We’ve teamed up with BSW Timber to offer you the chance to win a Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Trojan Pick-Up worth £17,995! To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is spend over £50 on easi-timber products at one of our 300 branches nationwide running the new promotion.

The promotion is open to all Jewson customers from 1st September – 30th November 2012. Plus, at the end of each month all entries received during that month will be eligible for the monthly prize draw – prizes include an Ipad, Samsung Galaxy phone and Kindle Touch.

Why not take a look at what you could win! 100 out of the 300 branches will be displaying demo models of the Pick-Up for the duration of the promotion.

For more information on how to enter click here.

Roll Up, Roll Up!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 30-08-2012

Between the 11-14th September trade professionals should make sure they visit one of our three Northampton branches: James Mill Road, Spencer Bridge Road and Kilvey Road as we’re having one mammoth trade week. Trust us – you won’t want to miss out!

We’ve got exclusive deals from over 30 key suppliers including British Gypsum, Bosch, Catnic, Grange, Hanson, Irwin, Makita and Pasquill to name just a few. Make sure you head to your nearest branch early and not only can you grab a free breakfast – but you can also pick up your copy of the new Jewson 2012 / 2013 catalogue.

There’s also going to be the chance to win some great prizes from Golf days, iPods to Power Tools – plus something to toast your win with! We are always keen to do our bit for our local community – we’ve got penalty shoots outs, a climbing wall and van washing taking place to help raise funds for our ‘together’ charity Barnardo’s.

So do your bit – come and get your van washed, grab a bacon sandwich and take a look at some of the great offers in our Northampton Trade Week!

To find out the location of any of these branches, visit:

This trade week proved to be a massive success and the charity day raised a whopping £583 for Barnardo’s. Well Done to all involved.

Cabin Fever

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 29-08-2012

The use of cabins and summerhouses in gardens in the UK is a trend that is definitely here to stay. With unpredictable summer weather and the need to try and maximise as much space as we can at home – they’re a firm favourite and well worth talking to your customers about.

One of the reasons why they’ve proved so popular is that cabins and summerhouses are just so versatile. They can be used as an office, games room, gym, play area for the kids or simply somewhere to shelter from the bad weather in the middle of a BBQ!

The good news is that we’ve got a wide range of timber cabins and summerhouses to suit. From the Marsden Cabin, Baltic Chalet, the Kestrel, the Chatsworth, Arley and Eaton Cabins – there’s a diverse range to choose from.

Take a couple of minutes to look at our dedicated Landscaping website and view our range of cabins!

Part 9 – How many people? – Written by Gary King

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in The Self Build Journey | Posted on 24-08-2012

Gary is surprised at how many Jewson people he has already spoken to without spending any money.

We’re advancing at a rate of knots on our Self Build journey. After much searching we bought the property and have started the somewhat scary yet strangely exhilarating process of knocking it to bits. Walls are out, chimneys are down, plaster is off, floorboards are gone and what once looked like a house has been stripped back to its Edwardian skeletal frame.


However, my initial anticipation is slowly being replaced by a feeling of confidence that we can get this done. And get it done on time and to budget. The Jewson Self Build Team have been magnificent. Like a well oiled machine they’ve rumbled into life with help, advice and access to our very own trade account.

In fact we must have been in touch with at least a dozen people from Jewson who have helped in playing a role in getting us to where we are now. We now have our very own Jewson branch where we can get technical advice on every aspect of the build; a set of CAD drawings showing us how our kitchens and bathrooms will look and access to all of the materials that we need to turn our dream into reality.

In fact the only thing that we haven’t done yet is to spend any money with Jewson. Now that’s what I call service.


Current kitchen trends

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 22-08-2012

Due to the ever rising costs involved with moving house, we’ve seen an increasing number of homeowners choosing to make improvements to their existing home instead – and it’s of no surprise that a new kitchen is high on the list of must haves!

With this in mind, we’ve looked into the latest kitchen trends that will help transform a space, which are well worth mentioning to customers:

  • Hidden handles – To achieve the ultimate minimal look, a handle-less door design is the way to go. Options include either a push-touch release catch, or handles hidden in concealed grooves on the edges of drawers and doors.
  • Easy working – A horseshoe-shaped layout in an open-plan room acts rather like a cook’s workstation, keeping everything within easy reach for preparing food.
  • Varying levels – Combine units that vary in height so each is at the optimum level for any given task.
  • Modern – Combine white gloss doors with chunky worktops for a stylish modern look.
  • Glossy – Soft edges and rounded corners are sweeping into kitchens as an alternative to the trend for sharp angular lines. Choose a high-gloss material and a curvy kitchen tap to highlight the round shapes.
  • Monochrome – Opt for a simple black-and-white colour scheme to achieve a clean look and feel. Team glossy white units with smart black tiles and a black worktop for an elegant and sophisticated feel.

For more information about our wide range of kitchens and the latest trends visit:

A photo shoot with MI Racing

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Sponsorship | Posted on 22-08-2012

Jewson is proud sponsor of international cycling team, MI Racing.

Mick Ives, Director of MI Racing, said: “It is wonderful that a driving force such as Jewson is supporting the team, with such an obvious interest in the sport. Each team member will be proudly competing in the well-known blue and yellow Jewson colours this year.”

Photo taken at Jewson in Coventry.

Our new catalogue hits the shelves!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 20-08-2012

The new Jewson Catalogue for 2012 / 2013 is now available to pick-up from your local branch! It’s bursting with over 800 new products making it bigger and better then before. Get your copy and browse all the leading brand products, everyday trade essentials and the latest sustainable solutions.

Focussing on Light Building Materials, we’ve added new sections on Cleaning & Hygiene, Doors & Joinery and Kitchens as well as an extended range of Power Tools, Plumbing & Heating and an increased range of Scruffs Workwear. Essential products are also covered and include: Building Supplies, Painting & Decorating, Hand Tools, Tiles & Flooring, Sealants & Adhesives, Fixings & Fasteners as well as Site Equipment and Access.

To collect your free copy of the new Jewson 2012/2013 catalogue – visit your local Jewson branch!

Crime Prevention Day at Louth Branch

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community, Events | Posted on 14-08-2012

We recently hosted a crime prevention day at our branch in Louth, giving customers the opportunity to gain information on van and workshop security. Police Community Support Officer Dean Warrilow and his colleague from the Lincolnshire Police were on hand offering advice to customers on how to protect their tools and vans from theft.

As well as picking up detailed advice on how to become more aware of theft within the industry, customers were issued with free SmartWater packs and ‘Thieves Beware – Smart Water On Site’ signs for their work places.

The day proved to be a real success, with over 30 customers taking the time to talk to the police.

For more information on SmartWater visit and start protecting your tools!

Our man Clive with the Olympic torch!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 14-08-2012

Whilst making a routine delivery through Berwick-upon-Tweed, Jewson driver Clive McGuinness met one of the official Olympic torch bearers.

Good on you Clive!