Monthly Archives: October 2012

Strike a Pose with Our New Facebook Competition

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Competitons | Posted on 23-10-2012

Get the chance to win a DeWalt tool kit and iPad3 worth over £2000 by entering your best shot – photo or video – and sharing it with your friends so they can vote for you.

You must complete this mission by midnight (UK time) 26th November 2012.

Upload it to www.jewsontools.co.uk/competition via your mobile phone, tablet or PC and share it with your network, so you can ask people to vote on your submission.  The three videos or photos with the most votes will win the prizes.

So what are you waiting for? Enter today and show us your best pose!

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Trade Evening at Our Stratford-Upon-Avon Branch

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 23-10-2012

Our Stratford-Upon-Avon branch opened its doors on the 18th October for a fun-filled trade evening, which included a very special visit from professional darts player, Nigel Heydon, also known as The Undertaker.

Jewson customers were given the chance to try and beat Nigel in a game of darts, as well as enjoy the optical illusions created by magician, Dave Willmott. 35 of our main suppliers also attended, giving customers the chance to learn more about their products and ask any questions. A range of fantastic raffle prizes and exclusive one-night only offers were also available. Thanks to all of you who joined us!

Evening of Fun in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 16-10-2012

Our Stratford-Upon-Avon branch on Wharf Road is holding a fun-filled open evening on 18th October. For those darts enthusiasts out there, the event will also have a very special visit from professional darts player, Nigel Heydon also known as The Undertaker.

The event is taking place from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and as well as your chance to try and beat Nigel in a game of darts, magician Dave Willmott will be looking to wow guests with a host of optical illusions. There will also be an opportunity to win one of the many fantastic raffle prizes and take advantage of exclusive one-night only offers.

And, if that’s not enough, 35 of our main suppliers will be there on the night so you can learn more about their products and ask any questions you may have.

Don’t forget to pop along!

Pick Up a Porcupipe™ for a Clutter Free Gutter

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 15-10-2012

We’re always on the lookout for practical and ingenious new products to add to our range and we think this latest one really fits the bill! Just in time for Autumn, the Porcupipe™ is a simple but effective device designed to sit in virtually any type of gutter and while it will let water flow freely – it’ll keep it clear from debris including moss and leaves.

The clever Porcupipe™ is different from other devices that just cover gutters – as it actually fits inside and fills the gutter, and its bristles effectively block it from debris. The Porcupipe™ can also be installed into ACO style gully drains or into any channel drain system.

The Porcupipe™ is easy to install and is available in three colours so it’s virtually invisible and maintenance free. It can also help to prevent entry of birds into roof space and can also help to keep out twigs and seeds.

So what are you waiting for, pop into your local Jewson branch today and make sure your customers benefit from clutter free gutters this winter!

Part 11 – Jewson’s Sustainable Building Guide – Written by Gary King

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in The Self Build Journey | Posted on 12-10-2012

There’s something really quite special about standing in the skeletal shell of a house that is over 100 years old. Its extreme nakedness only exaggerates the feeling of how to put it all back together again. Not only restoring it to its former glory but considering how many environmental boxes need to be ticked along the way. In these days of rocketing fuel prices and ever stringent building controls, sustainability is a key factor in any rebuild.

Not really knowing where to turn I called my branch at Colwick, Nottingham to seek some advice. They directed me to Jewson’s Sustainable Building Guide and e-learning gateway on sustainability. What a find! It’s basically an online training service that focuses on renewable and sustainable products and because it’s accessed through the internet there’s no travelling involved. Even the learning is green.

There’s a vast array of modules, tips and advice on everything from windows to photovoltaic systems to wood protection. There’s a catalogue that covers every aspect of build such as foundations, floors and walls through to insulation, renewables and ventilation.

I spent half a full day immersed in its rich content and emerged with a clear idea of which direction I wanted to continue in. This was bolstered by help from my local branch who were able to make further recommendations on the types of products that I’d seen. It’s a fabulous resource that’s bursting with excellent information.

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We Feel The Need – The Need For Speed!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community, Competitons | Posted on 11-10-2012

Top Gear fans take note: this could be your chance to win yourself an action packed driving experience! Our friends at Lafarge are offering Jewson customers the chance to win a solo drive in an F1 car, the opportunity to go ice rallying in Sweden and an unbelievable NASCAR experience in Las Vegas.

Between now and Friday 7th December, pop into your local Jewson branch and purchase any quantity of Larfarge’s Extra Rapid Cement and you’ll qualify for one entry into the prize draw. The more times you buy, the more chances you get to win one of these fantastic prizes.

You can submit your entry in your local Jewson branch. Alternatively, you can submit an entry online at: www.extrarapidcement.com using your receipt number, delivery note or invoice number – and remember to state which of our branches you purchased your Extra Rapid Cement from. Entries are kept in the pot for the duration of the competition – so if you enter in week one – you’ll still be entered into all three prize draws.

So, remember the more you buy, the more chances you’ll have to get behind the wheel and possibly win a trip of a lifetime!

We’ve Got Roofing Covered!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 10-10-2012

We’ve launched a new Roof Design Solutions service to further enhance our strong roofing offer across the South East. Customers can now follow just three simple steps to a hassle free roofing solution:

Step 1 – Visit jewson.co.uk/trusses
Step 2 – Upload your drawings or complete your technical information
Step 3 – Receive a full list of products and prices from your local Jewson branch within 5 days

Alternatively, you can take your drawings to one of our specialist South East roofing branches – these can be found in Corby, Haringey, Maidstone, Mitcham, Orpington and Lincoln.

“Buy a Brick” for Barnardo’s

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 04-10-2012

In a bid to raise £5,400 for our charity partner Barnardo’s we have unveiled a unique brick wall fundraiser!

We have invited our suppliers to play their part – in return for a minimum donation of £100 they will receive a personalised brick on our wall. As you will see from the photo the wall is filling up quickly with different company logos and our overall aim is for all 54 bricks to be snapped up!

The wall will take pride of place at our Head Office reception in Coventry.