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12 Product & Company News

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New Crown Decorating Centres website proves just the job for decorators The smart new online platform has been relaunched with a clear focus on helping decorators make the right choices and find the best products for the job.

Pendock appoints Project Manager

The entire paint product range, which is available at the 130 Crown Decorating Centres across the UK and Ireland, can be searched online so decorators are able to work out what coverings

new Caroflow roof drainage products

Since being under the umbrella of TP Manufacturing and its charismatic Managing Director Don Theobald, Pendock has been undergoing a rejuvenation process that continues into 2015 with the appointment of Lee Hall as its Project Manager for the Midlands and the South West of England. Lee Hall will be responsible for building relationships and supporting clients across his territory: calling on main contractors, local authorities and other specifiers to help re-establish Pendock’s portfolio of high quality, standard and bespoke casing products as the leading brand across the construction industry. Lee was formerly employed in the petrochemical industry and is relishing the fresh challenges that his new role will bring. ENQUIRY-Card 107

Caroflow are pleased to offer the revised Technical Manual for Caro Roof Drainage Products and this can be viewed on This brochure incorporates additional products to the range, as well as an update to the Drainage Areas and Flow Rates, as required by the new standard BS EN 12056-3:2000 (Gravity drainage systems inside buildings - Part3: Roof drainage, layout and calculation). As always Caroflow pride themselves on the quality of their Products (ISO 9001:2008 Certified), Service (Next Day Delivery on most items) and very competitive Pricing. To receive a hard copy of the new publication, send your address details to or call the Technical Enquiries Dept. on 01763 244446. ENQUIRY-Card 108

are right for the job. They can search by interior coverings for walls and ceilings, primer and preparations, woodwork and mdf, metal and PVCu, as well as exterior coverings for masonry, metal, wood, primers and preparations. Decorators can also search products by brand as well as browse the entire sundries range of essential kit from abrasives and adhesives to brushes and clothes. Meanwhile, Crown Decorating Centres’ extensive list of wallcovering suppliers also feature on the website. Decorators can provide great customer service to clients with the free loan of wallcovering sample books from big name brands such as Graham & Brown, Harlequin, Sanderson, Anaglypta, Cole & Son, Scion, Morris & Co, Galerie, Colemans, Doshi & Lincrusta. With more than 6,000 patterns available, it enables customers to see the samples in the comfort of their own home. In addition the site highlights the free paint mixing service to match feature walls and even a range of co-ordinating fabrics. Decorators are welcome talk to their in-store Crown Decorating Centre experts. The website also aims to provide the ultimate customer service for decorators with up-to-the

minute information on the top deals in store, how-to video guides, a comprehensive frequently asked questions section, and a contact form for any enquiries, big or small. And whether decorators are at a computer or on a mobile or tablet out on site, the new website is also fully responsive across all media devices, to ensure a smooth viewing process. Paula Taylor, Marketing Manager for Crown Decorating Centres explained: “At Crown we understand that today’s professional painters and decorators, builders and business owners need as much information as possible at their fingertips. The new website is a perfect online resource for researching products and knowing how to get the very best out of the network of stores. “Crown Decorating Centres are renowned for their great service and we pride ourselves on having knowledgeable and friendly staff in our nationwide network of stores, so we’ve applied this same winning formula to the website.” To see the new Crown Decorating Centre website, visit ENQUIRY-Card 513

Back to black for Rehau at Howarth Timber supports customers with major new website National Graphene Institute REHAU’s ability to extrude its PVC trunking in a range of bespoke colours helped to win the specification at the newly opened National Graphene Institute in Manchester. REHAU’s popular 180 x 65mm Profila data trunking has been supplied in black for key areas within the building to match the colour coding set out by the architects Jestico + Whiles and CH2M Hill in their vision for the building. Of the 600m of trunking supplied in total, more than 500m was extruded in black at REHAU’s own dedicated manufacturing facility. Because the colour is integral to the trunking and not sprayed or foiled, it is highly durable and scratch and scuff resistant. All of the REHAU trunking on the project was installed by Balfour Beatty Engineering Services. ENQUIRY-Card 109

Howarth Timber Group is celebrating its 175th anniversary in style after unveiling a major new website. The new website - - now allows building professionals to not only browse Howarth Timber and Building Supplies’ extensive product ranges, but also make purchases for collection in branch or to be delivered to site. The website also offers a host of features designed to make life easier than ever before for professional tradespeople. Leading the way is the ‘Your Jobs’ section. This allows customers to add products individually or as a group to form quotes, which can then be easily ordered when their own end clients confirm they want to proceed with a project. The ‘Your Favourites’ section, meanwhile, will give customers the opportunity to easily access products that they regularly buy. ENQUIRY-Card 110