Fencing News Blog

FIRST FENCE OPENS CANVEY ISLAND DEPOT

First Fence has announced the expansion of its depot network with a new site in Canvey Island, Essex forming part of the company’s commitment to invest in its infrastructure. First Fence has spent over nine months locating and fitting out the 30,000 sq. ft. premises, which is predominantly warehousing space. The storage capacity allows high […]Read More

SIX IN TEN TRADESPEOPLE ENCOUNTER SUSPECTED STOLEN TOOL SELLERS

Six in ten tradespeople say that they have been approached by or seen someone they suspected selling stolen second-hand tools, according to new research by Direct Line business insurance. Almost one in three (29 per cent) tradespeople became aware of the suspicious seller through word of mouth, while just over a quarter encountered them on […]Read More

BUILDING MATERIALS SALES CONTINUE UPWARD GROWTH TREND

The latest report from the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) shows sales of building materials continuing their upward growth trend during Q1 2021. One year on from the onset of the Covid pandemic, comparisons withQ1 2020 inevitably reference the initial fall in sales during the first lockdown period, which began on 24 March 2020. […]Read More

NEW JOHN DEERE RIDE-ON MOWERS

Among a host of new additions to the company’s lawn tractor and zero-turn mower ranges for 2021, John Deere has expanded its commercial ZTrak ZTR range to include two new petrol models and two rear discharge decks to meet customer demand. Offering a high-output yet compact solution for grounds care professionals, particularly when working in restricted […]Read More

BARNARD FENCING BOOMING IN A COVID WORLD

Jon Holt, the owner of Nottingham-based Barnard Fencing, has been reflecting on a momentous and eventful year. “Last year was, fortunately, a boom year for us and the business is now at another level, which is great. Stock levels have been the hardest problem to overcome, in particular, restocking due to the whole process of […]Read More

TRADA INTRODUCES FUNDAMENTALS OF TIMBER WEBINAR SERIES

TRADA’s online programme Learn with TRADA Live has gone from strength to strength since its initial launch in January this year. Almost a thousand people have signed up so far, proving that the online learning space – which has been so enlivened by the recent restrictions – is here to stay, even as the world […]Read More

BRUSHING UP WITH STIHL

STIHL has expanded its range of professional high-performance brushcutters with the launch of the new FSA 135, FSA 135 Rand FSA 86 R. The FSA 135 and FSA 135 R models build on the popularity of the FSA 130 with new compatibility with STIHL’s AP battery system, making it ideal for contractors and grounds management […]Read More

HERAS LAUNCHES NEXT GENERATION OF INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEMS

Heras has launched the next generation of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDSs) to provide even greater levels of perimeter protection. It is designed for sites with specific security and perimeter protection requirements such as warehouses and distribution centres with a high-value stockholding. The company is building on the first generation of PIDSs with significant innovations that have […]Read More

DHF’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A ‘TOUCH FREE’ ENVIRONMENT

Door & Hardware Federation’s (DHF) marketing sub-committee for its Building Hardware Group members has been working hard since August 2020 to identify the most pertinent issues currently facing the building hardware sector. It has been a challenging year for the industry, with Brexit and Covid-19 creating a ‘perfect storm’ of trial and uncertainty. “One of […]Read More

TALASEY GROUP SELECTED BY JOSEPH PARR TO LAUNCH NEW LANDSCAPE

Landscaping solutions supplier, Talasey Group, have been selected by merchants, Joseph Parr as their main supplier for their newly refurbished Joseph Parr Landscape Centre. The new venture comes after Talasey were chosen to partner with them on their existing showroom, situated in Stockton. The LandscapeCentre is the first of its kind forTalasey, who have been […]Read More