Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jewson Supplies Tuff Stuff

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 29-11-2012

We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a national partnership with Tuff Stuff, the supplier of GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) roofing products. Having supplied product to the market for over 30 years, Tuff Stuff products will now be available in Jewson branches across the country.

Tuff Stuff’s GRP flat roof waterproofing system can be used on virtually any type of flat roof and has a 20 year guarantee. The product will be available in dark grey, with special colours available on request at local Jewson branches.

Jewson Teams Up With Cromar

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 29-11-2012

As the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, we are proud to have entered into a new partnership with Cromar, supplier of waterproofing products.

The new partnership will offer our customers an even wider choice of waterproofing products, including the market leading Cromapol and Renocoat.

Part 12 – Insulation – Written by Gary King

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in The Self Build Journey | Posted on 23-11-2012

One of the things that I was most concerned about when putting the house back together again was the issue of insulation. To a certain extent a lot of the choices were taken out my hands when I decided to strip everything back to bare bricks.

This is where Building Regulations go a little awry. After a conversation with Building Control I was told that I could either put back what I’d taken off I.E. Plaster board to brick. Or if I was going to insulate it, I’d have to satisfy their requirements and use certain types of products with certain properties.


So in a nutshell it’s either all or nothing. Where’s the sense in that? I understand that things need to be done properly but surely any extra insulation is better than putting on none at all? It’s a disincentive to improve what was originally there.

However what with rising fuel prices I decided that it had to be done properly. After having a conversation with the technical department at Isover I was given a series of recommendations. Not only on what products to use but how to actually put it up. They were very helpful.

On all the external walls we used 65mm Thermaline – which is basically a plaster board with insulation stuck onto it. It was secured to 3 by 2 battens that were in turn fixed to the brickwork.

I was also very mindful of the fact that our neighbours have three small  children and their crying was audible through the party wall. We used Soundbar Plaster board on top of 3 x 2 battens with acoustic insulation between them. It was immediately effective! I also decided to put acoustic insulation between the joists on every floor as my kids have particularly heavy feet.

With the property insulated to an inch of its life I’m actually quite looking forward to the winter this year. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating as they say.

Isover technical Helpline is 0115 945 1143.


Landscaping In Time For Spring

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 23-11-2012

With winter now in full swing, those of you who offer landscaping services may well find yourselves being asked by customers to help get their gardens ready and protected from the extreme weather ahead. Don’t forget it’s also a good time to let potential customers know – that if they’re thinking about a hard landscaping project – if they act now they can have their garden ready andblooming in spring next year.

It’s always worth asking your customers if they would like their hard landscaping jobs done now as areas covered in paving and aggregate can be much easier to maintain during the winter months. So, make sure you check out our useful Landscaping website, which is here to supply everything you could possibly need to make every job a success, such as Marshalls Paving, Elite Fencing, Softwood Decking and Rolawn Medallion Turf.

Here’s a handy tip for you to pass onto your customers. Normal rock salt can be used as part of a homeowner’s general winter maintenance. It can be used on most Marshalls driveways and paving products however, customers should also be advised that de-icing salts must not be used on any Marshalls wet cast products; such as the Heritage, Coach house, Firedstone and Woodstone.

For more information on our range of landscaping products and solutions for carrying out general winter maintenance visit

Jewson Helps BBC Children in Need

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 21-11-2012

We are very proud to have been involved in helping BBC Children in Need as part of a BBC1 special programme DIY SOS: The Big Build.

The programme featured the renovation of a centre for children with additional needs in Edinburgh, called The Yard. The centre helps children and young people aged three to 25. This year it is celebrating 25 years of helping families deal with the demands of daily life, giving the young people a space to develop their confidence and encouraging them to make lasting friendships.

The Yard receives a grant towards its costs from BBC Children in Need, but the building and its outdoor space were in desperate need of a total overhaul. Our Edinburgh branch, which is adjacent to The Yard, donated £1,500 of building materials to BBC Children in Need to help with the renovation. In addition, the branch opened up part of its own yard, giving extra space to the construction team and the BBC camera crew.

The build took 10 days from the end of September to the beginning of October and with the help of more than 300 people, it transformed both the building and outdoor play area.

Stewart Fraser, Merchandising and Equipment Manager at our Edinburgh Branch, commented: “It was a fantastic experience being part of the project, we’re really pleased that we’ve been able to help our neighbours in such a practical way. We hope the young people that visit the centre will get many more years of enjoyment from it!”

Flood Defence System Now at Greenworks!

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Products & Services | Posted on 12-11-2012

Thanks to our friends at UK Flood Barriers, the Greenworks Training Academy is now home to the innovative SCFB™ system, part of the self-closing flood barrier range. All visitors to the academy can now watch a real time demonstration of how the system is activated by fast- flowing water.

Featured recently on BBC’s The One Show – the SCFB™ is very versatile. It has the ability to span any width, is suitable for use along waterways, in coastal defenses, to surround low-lying buildings and to protect flood vulnerable or flood critical infrastructure. 100% effective, the SCFB™ can be permanently and invisibly installed in the ground, requiring no power supply.

A high number of properties in the UK, both homes and businesses, have been affected by flooding this year.. However, with innovative products such as the SCFB™ emerging all the time – we can ensure both lives and property are protected in the future.

For more info on our Greenworks Training Academy visit:

Working with Wirral Partnership Homes

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Industry News | Posted on 09-11-2012

We’re delighted to be working alongside Wirral Partnership Homes as one of their preferred suppliers on a four-year contract. We’ll be working alongside the team to deliver improved efficiencies and help them achieve value for money.

With approximately 12,400 properties, Wirral Partnership Homes is the largest Registered Provider of affordable housing in the Wirral. As a socially responsible, not-for-profit organisation, WPH aims to work in partnership with residents and other organisations to build sustainable communities.

For more information visit

New Showroom for Leiston

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 06-11-2012

Our Leiston branch on Abbey Road will be unveiling its new kitchen and bathroom showroom at a casino-themed launch event on 8th November. The event, which will take place from 6.30pm – 10pm, will feature a range of casino tables so why not try your luck as well as enjoy complimentary food and drink. Also up for grabs is a Studio bathroom worth up to £1000, simply be there on the night to be in with a chance!

Leiston’s new kitchen and bathroom showroom will boast 26 displays, making it easy to explore and select products required. What’s more, with helpful knowledge provided by our team, combined with the free 3D planning service, you can be confident that you will receive the very best service and advice.

So, why not pay us a visit on 8th November and see the new showroom for yourself!

New Kitchen and Bathroom Showroom in Chester

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Events | Posted on 02-11-2012

For those of you in the Cheshire region, we’ve got some good news for you: our Chester branch has just opened a new kitchen and bathroom showroom!

Customers who attended the official opening were welcomed with refreshments while they took the opportunity to browse the showroom. They were also able to take advantage of a 50% discount on By Design Kitchens and a 15% discount on any kitchen and bathroom when an appointment was booked that day. A raffle also took place with prizes including a Beko dishwasher, a Bristan Glee electric shower and bottles of champagne.

The showroom doors are now open from 7:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am – 1:00pm on Saturdays – with a wide variety of leading brands on display including Regency, Roca, Ideal Standard and Hotpoint. You can rest assured there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets – so if you’re local – be sure to utilise the new showroom!

To view our kitchens, why not visit our Pinterest page here.