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Construction industry does well on timber scorecard

The construction industry in the UK has fared well in a recently published (more…)

DIY contributes to growth in British retail sales

Recent consumer spending research undertaken by Barclaycard has highlighted the impact of (more…)

Cleaning your non slip flooring

Non slip floors are a popular choice of commercial flooring in Liverpool, where they are frequently used in factories, hospitals and shops. The surfaces are also increasingly popular with homeowners, who see them as a safe and affordable solution for bathroom and kitchen areas.

The manufacture of this grippy flooring has come on a lot in recent years, and it is now (more…)

Enhance your flooring with regular sandings in Liverpool

Having wooden flooring throughout your home is a great idea for so many reasons. For one thing, it lasts much longer than carpet and many other cheaper flooring choices, which means that it is more affordable in the long run. For another, it is much more hygienic than other flooring solutions and tends to look a lot better too.

Of course, these things are only true if your hardwood flooring is looked after (more…)

Tall buildings should be more sustainable, expert says

Many tall buildings are being constructed around the globe and it has been suggested that they could be greener if (more…)

Taking care of woodblock flooring in Liverpool

Woodblock flooring in Liverpool is becoming increasingly common as more Liverpudlians realise the beauty of (more…)

Pinterest benefits from British enthusiasm for DIY

The social bookmarking site Pinterest is based in the USA, but its UK version has gained users recently in part through their liking of DIY.

During the last year, British users of the service have doubled and over half of them have searched for DIY items according to statistics released by Pinterest. The influence of the site could lead to more individuals wanting floor sanding on the Wirral. Evan Sharp, a co-founder of the business, has told The Guardian:

“We see a lot of similarities between the UK and elsewhere in the world, although gardening is much more prominent in the UK.”

Wherever they are located, Pinterest users can construct boards of their own. In Britain, over a third of users have reportedly put up home decorations. Although Pinterest is sometimes perceived as a feminine service, it is trying to avoid the stereotype and boosting an appreciation of DIY could help in this area.

Pinterest is also concerned to tap into what is distinctively British about UK culture. As a result, the organisation has entered into partnerships with major brands like Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, and Manchester United. The latter choice is apparently connected with the effort of the business to cultivate a more masculine image than it used to possess.

Although Pinterest has engaged with British brands, it could move further in that direction. It might connect with DIY companies if it opts to get into the world of bought or promoted pins. This kind of advertising is ready to be launched in the United States.

WWF asks UK firms to source timber legally

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has stepped up its campaign to back sustainable timber use in the (more…)