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Half of homeowners refuse to tip tradespeople

Posted today - 15:45pm | Kitchens and Bathrooms

Reasons include ‘the price is agreed before work commences’ and ‘good work should be expected, not rewarded’

Astracast falls back into administration

Posted today - 12:35pm | Kitchens

The sink brand previously fell into administration in March last year, just months after being bought by Darren Cooper

Coram UK ‘enters period of transformation’

Posted today - 11:16am | Bathrooms

The group said it plans to end production of its shower enclosure ranges and is ‘consolidating’ business operations

Brits predict demise of independent retailers on high streets

Posted today - 10:30am | Money Matters

The survey by KIS Finance also found that 61% of Brits are ‘worried the high street will disappear in the next 10 years’

HPP invests £3m in new production line

Posted today - 08:00am | Kitchens

The new line will increase output of bespoke vinyl-wrapped doors from 30,000 to 45,000 units per month

Uform reduces lead times for paint-to-order timber items

Posted today - 07:00am | Kitchens

The company has recently completed its £4m investment programme to improve business operations

New climate change report calls for ban on gas cookers

Posted yesterday - 14:58pm | Kitchens and Bathrooms

The Committee on Climate Change has said that no new homes should be connected to the gas grid from 2025

kbbEDIT: Events

Posted yesterday - 13:14pm | Events

Your weekly list of the top events taking place in the KBB industry next week – don’t miss out!

‘Fresh concerns’ emerge over fire-risk tumble dryers

Posted yesterday - 10:39am | Kitchens

Consumer group Which? said it has heard from owners of modified dryers who claim their appliances are still unsafe

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