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How To.... Fix To Drywall or Plasterboard

It’s the handyman’s dread, being asked to hang something substantial from a drywall or plasterboard. If using a simple screw and raw-plug the plasterboard offers minimal strength to hang anything, even the smallest of picture frames.

This is where a metal cavity anchor can come in to play. The easy to use product adds strength to fixings and fastenings and allows a greater range of items to be hung from a drywall.

Metal cavity anchors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with those of a l [...]

TIMco Awarded Supplier Of The Year 2015

The National Buying Group (NBG) has awarded TIMco the title of ‘Supplier of the Year’ in the Painting, Decorating, Ironmongery, Hardware, Electricals & Fixings Category at this year’s prestigious awards ceremony. This is the second consecutive year that TIMco has won the award* and the fourth time since TIMco started supplying the buying group in 2011.

The national awards are designed to recognise excellence in the given category as well as the support and service the supplier offers to NBG’ [...]

How To..... Get The Floor Perfectly Level / Get The Most Out Of Interlocking Wedges...

How To.....  Get The Floor Perfectly Level / Get The Most Out Of Interlocking Wedges...

Getting the floor exactly level has now got that bit easier thanks to the development of clever, strong and easy to use interlocking wedges.

Working in pairs, interlocking wedges offer joiners and professional contractors a simple and convenient way to accurately achieve the correct level of timber battens. The first wedge is simply placed under the batten that needs to be raised while a second is then inserted so that the two angled surfaces are flush.

To raise the batten to a level positi [...]

TIMco Are Recruiting For A Packaging Assistant

After a very busy summer, we’re delighted to announce we are on the look out for another hard working individual to join the TIMco team at our head office in Nantwich, Cheshire. If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to join a successful team, please email Lisa.Bentham@timco.co.uk with a copy of a recent CV and cover letter.

Job Title: Packaging Assistant

Job Type: Permanent

Holiday Entitlement: 21 days per annum plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays

Working Pattern: 8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri – [...]

Is DIY In Decline?

Others believe it is because 20–30 somethings nowadays lack ‘traditional’ skills with only 5% of 18-24’s attempting to unblock a sink and only 8% understanding how to re-wire a plug.

That said, the DIY sector is still worth a healthy £7.3 billion per year. So with ‘DIY Dads’ dwindling, why is the builders merchants industry still booming?

Since the DIY programmes drifted away from our television screens it seems consumer’s habits have shifted from do-it-yourself to do-it-for-me. Which in tu [...]

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