Totally DIY Totally Tools 2014

Totally DIY Totally Tools 2014

Celebrating 20 Years Of The DIY Show This year marks the 20th time the DIY show has taken place. During that time it has had several names, which have reflected the changing content of the show, and several homes, which have seen a move from London to the Midlands. Most importantly, 20 years on, Totally DIY: Totally Tools are still the most important national UK industry trade shows for retailers and suppliers of products in the DIY, tools and home improvement sector. The shows act as a dedicated showcase for buyers and sellers of all types of tools, hardware and ironmongery, decorating products, fastenings & fixings and general building and garden supplies. This year’s shows include a timeline display, starting with the very first exhibition – ‘The DIY and Home Improvement Show’, which ran at Olympia in London in 1995. Take a look at those industry headlines and hairstyles and marvel at the products that are no more, and those that remain firmly at the centre of the industry! In comparison to 2013, the first time the shows ran at the Ricoh Arena, this year’s shows are just over 20% bigger in terms of the amount of space booked, with the number of exhibitors also up by a corresponding 20%. Interestingly, just over 60% of this year’s exhibitors are either completely new to the show or have returned to exhibit after a break (of more than a year), which proves there is still a strong appetite amongst suppliers to gain the interest of and business from all types of DIY retailers. The 2014 Totally DIY & Totally Tools shows...
LeakMate a Tool for all trades

LeakMate a Tool for all trades

  LeakMate a Tool for all trades Carpet fitters. When they fit new carpets sometimes nail floorboards down as a favour to the customer and hit a pipe. Electricians. Move pipes to get there wires in and crack soldered fittings, when they are putting up light fittings they drill into pipes in walls. Plasterers. Construct studded walls Put plaster boards up and knock nails in. Decorators. Take radiators off to paint walls and when they put them back crack soldered fittings. Builders. Doing alterations, putting in studded walls, nail & screw into pipes. Kitchen fitters. When they take out old units find leaks in old pipe work. Plumbers. Sometimes leave flux on the pipe this eats through the pipe. Caravan & Cannel boat heating systems, any boats that have fuel leaks, garden hoses, Oil pipes outside tanks; oil is very expensive, Compressed air pipes. Clamp tested to 20bar = 280psi Rodents chew through lagging to make nests expose pipe you only find out when it freezes rodents chew into plastic pipe. When it freezes plumbers are always busy and you can’t always get one, Christmas and bank holidays you can keep your central heating working until you get a plumber and you don’t have to pay expensive call out charges. DIY Anybody that dose any work on a property can knock a nail or screw into an existing...