A PORTSMOUTH decorator has won a £100 fuel voucher after sharing a picture of a paint project on Facebook.
Sandie Webster, a determined painter and decorator from Gainsborough in Lincolnshire has finally achieved her goal of being ‘Crowned’ Apprentice Decorator of the Year
A FACEBOOK campaign launched by Crown Paints is offering painters and decorators the chance to win a £100 fuel voucher.
Crown Paints has been presented with another major environmental award in recognition of a recycling scheme providing a colourful boost to community projects.
A MASTERCLASS in how sustainability boosts business was attended by scores of visitors at the National Painting and Decorating Show.
As autumn rolls in and the condensation season approaches, Crown Trade has introduced a new pack size for its high performance mould inhibiting paint, helping you take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace.
Crown Paints has achieved an industry first by securing a gold award for its pioneering approach to social and environmental factors in the Supply Chain Sustainability School programme.
After three years in development, donations of skills and materials - as well as the creation of a bespoke colour scheme - a mental health charity has launched a new facility, which was officially opened by Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine.
For visitors – and even locals who never tire of the view - the Askew Road provides an appealing glimpse of a stunning cityscape
Crown Paints opened its doors to Prime Minister David Cameron to showcase its brands, manufacturing excellence, sustainability credentials and the commitment it shows to training and developing its people.
For more than 60 years, the residents of Jarrow have looked up to the roofline of their historic town hall to catch the time on the building’s ornate clock tower.
Leading housebuilder Miller Homes has joined forces with Crown Trade to enhance customer satisfaction and improve sustainability.
A variety of finishes from Crown Paints are delivering a classic look with a modern, contemporary twist at a luxury aparthotel in York.
The European Business Awards has announced that Crown Paints is to represent the United Kingdom as a national champion in its prestigious 2013/2014 Awards programme.
Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings Cladding System has scored great reviews from decorators across the UK
South Leicestershire College (SLC) student Kirk Croft, first runner-up in the 2012 Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year national final
Crown Paints is keen to remind all apprentice and student decorators, and their tutors, supervisors and employers, that the deadline is fast approaching for registering entries for this year’s Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Competition
Crown Paints is piloting a new packaging scheme, which could transform the way paint is delivered and used on site for larger scale construction and property projects.
Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt Emulsion has made the grade with a high impact application involving more than 20 shades at the University of Salford.
Decorating professionals across Scotland can gear up for the exterior season with Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings Fast Drying Cladding Finish
Crown Paints has been awarded the prestigious Green Manufacturer title at the Insider Made In The North West Awards, for its company-wide commitment to forging a low carbon manufacturing future for the region.
Crown Paints has put awareness of sustainability in the UK decorating industry on a national footing with support for Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, Climate Week.
A Charnwood woman has won £1500 in holiday vouchers – thanks to Crown Paints’ trade brand, Crown Trade.
Always a highlight in the decorating calendar – the 2012 National Painting and Decorating Show will hold a particularly favourable memory for Leicestershire decorator Tony Dunn, after winning £1000 in Capital Bonds vouchers.
The high performance qualities of Crown Trade Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Matt paint are helping to protect a historic venue in its day-to-day operations.
Crown Trade’s Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings can be specified in the brand’s Historic Colours collection
Crown Paints has reinforced its support for skills development and its commitment to nurturing the talents of apprentices at the start of their painting and decorating careers by participating as Senior Competition sponsor in the national Skills Show.
Crown Paints has achieved a top industry accolade for introducing a carbon revolution across the business, which is transforming its environmental performance – and sets a blueprint for a more sustainable manufacturing process in the UK.
Crown Paints has unveiled its renowned Colour Influences collection for Spring/Summer 2013 – featuring inspired shades that will shape future specification projects.
Crown Paints is very proud to have been involved in helping BBC Children in Need as part of a BBC 1 special programme: “DIY SOS: The Big Build”.
Crown Paints has awarded the prestigious title of ‘Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year 2012’, and presented an impressive trophy and cheque for £1000, to Thomas Regan from Blackburn
Decorating professionals can offer their clients an overview of inspired colour schemes with the introduction of a new guide charting a variety of ideas in a comprehensive format.
Decorating professionals can enjoy a mix of product demonstrations, technical advice and prize draws at the Crown Paints stand at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2012
Now is the time of year when condensation can take its toll on properties across the UK – and Crown Trade offers decorating professionals the right paint for the job to help their clients get to grips with the problem.
Crown Trade has developed a range of coatings specially formulated for use in new build properties, delivering the best paint for the job in these environments.
Crown Paints has used the power of colour to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The company has commissioned its own eye-catching painted Union Jack, on the side of a terraced house near its headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire.
Focusing on both new-build and refurbishment projects, Jim will be working in collaboration with design and build contractors - as well as facilities managers and multi-site property professionals.
Crown Paints will be updating visitors to its stand at Ecobuild on the significant steps it has taken to reduce its environmental impact over the last 12 months.
Crown Paints will be putting colour on the agenda at Ecobuild, with an expert programme offering a bitesize look on the subject The British paint manufacturer is hosting a series of insights into colour trends and influences.
Crown Paints will be using Ecobuild 2012 as a platform to launch its new online resource, PaintSpec Finder™ which heralds a new approach to the delivery of instant and technically-detailed specification plans.
Decorators Steven Stewart of Jacobs Colours in Kilsyth and Richard Stokes of RCS Decorating in Salisbury are both looking forward to luxury holidays this summer courtesy of Crown Trade.
Each of the six floors and each of the 151 bedrooms in the new luxury boutique hotel makes bold use of a single feature colour drawn from a vivid and contemporary palette.
The Green Apple award has been achieved following Crown Paints announcement earlier this year that it had developed a blueprint to cut its carbon output, following the introduction of ground-breaking technology.
Crown Trade has produced a new video highlighting the science behind its premium products – and how their formulations offer specifiers the necessary qualities to deliver the right paint for the job.
Michael Cleaver of Highfield Decorators now has a permanent reminder of his visit to the 2011 National Painting & Decorating Show in the shape of a brand new 42" 3D Plasma TV
Crown Paints has been supporting the brightest painting and decorating stars for over 33 years through its Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year Award – an investment in the future of the industry that ensures standards are constantly improved.
Under current fire regulations, owners of all buildings other than single occupancy private dwellings have a duty of care to achieve and maintain conditions in buildings that reduce the risk of injury, risk to life and damage to property.
Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings Fast Drying Cladding System breathes new life into tired exteriors - transforming metal cladded surfaces under an economical and easy to achieve refurbishment process.
Autumn marks the start of the ‘Condensation Season’ where properties can be affected by additional water around window and wall areas as the temperatures start to drop, usually around October.
Davidson is calling on employers to get involved in persuading young people that a university degree is not the only way to a fulfilling career.
Gripping his Crown Trade £1000 cheque and trophy and Gold Skillbuild Award, a stunned Michael returned to his seat with cheers and the congratulatory words of Liz Hickson, Crown Paints Marketing Director still ringing in his ears.
It was a very closely fought selection event but the UK representative in the 2011 P&D competition, heading for ExCel, is 22-year old apprentice Rachel Terras from Galashiels.
Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings deliver a decorative, aesthetic finish, which safeguards metalwork against the elements – with a choice of ten or fifteen years’ protection.
A ‘non-yellowing’ alternative to traditional gloss formulations, Crown Trade has enhanced its product offer for the new build sector further still with the launch of Crown Trade Acrylic Satin.
A partnership approach between Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology and Crown Paints has seen colour come to life across the Shropshire education facility.
Decorated throughout by Brighton & Hove based painting and decorating contractors Everest Miles who used a comprehensive range of Crown Trade decorative and protective coatings indoors and out to deliver the high standard of finish required.
You don’t need specialist products, techniques or equipment in order to offer your clients a FIFTEEN year decorative and protective coating system for metalwork, says Crown Trade Senior Band Manager Debbie Orr
For every type of situation, Crown Trade delivers performance paints that provide the complete solution for commercial environments – supporting day-to-day operations and delivering a design-led finish that lasts for the long term.
A delighted Rachel said:” I’m absolutely over the moon to have got through, and to have got my place in the UK team. It’s good to know that all the hard work and effort I put into the training and assessment process has finally paid off.
Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings offer has been significantly extended with the launch of two new high performance coatings which can be used as part of a ten or fifteen year decorative and protective system for metalwork.
With a capital cost of £318 million, the construction of new acute in-patient facilities at Pinderfields General Hospital in Wakefield and a new diagnostic and treatment centre at Pontefract General Infirmary was Yorkshire’s biggest PFI project to date.
With only one place in Team UK, Tom is taking part in intensive blocks of training with the aim of making the final selection, which is announced later this month.
Rachel Terras, 21, of Galashiels, is one of three decorators battling it out to represent the UK in the WorldSkills contest, often referred to as the ‘Skills Olympics.’
A Stoke on Trent College lecturer is coaching three young craftspeople as they prepare to compete in front of over 150,000 spectators at the world’s largest vocational skills contest.
Crown Paints and danfloor UK, manufacturers and suppliers of impervious backed carpets, have joined forces to produce an online portal – designed to assist architects and designers with inspired floor and wall finishing choices
Crown Paints is heading to Nottingham as part of its comprehensive search to find the nation’s best ‘up-and-coming’ decorator
Flame retardant coatings buy valuable additional time to evacuate blocks of flats and other public sector environments if fire breaks out. Here, Debbie Orr gives an insight into the vital role the paints play in fire protection.
Keen to help all professional painters and decorators get the very best possible results when using its New Build Acrylic Gloss system, Crown Trade has produced a video which closely follows a typical new build application, step by step.
It’s pretty clear which sector of the market Crown Trade is targeting with the launch of its New Build Acrylic Gloss system. Senior Brand Manager Debbie Orr tells The Decorator why it’s time for housebuilders and their contractors to make the switch
Crown Paints chose Ecobuild to launch a ground-breaking new initiative to chart the carbon footprint of every product it makes - heralding a carbon revolution across the business and the market sector.
Crown Paints Limited, the country’s largest independent paint manufacturer, will have its usual high profile presence at this year’s National Painting & Decorating Show.
Crown Trade is significantly expanding its product offer with a new range of high performance Protective Coatings, formulated specifically for use on structural steel, metal cladding and other internal and external metal features.
Twelve young men and women from across the UK have secured a place in the national final of the Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition which takes place at Coleg Menai’s Construction Campus in LLangefni, Wales from 8-10 September.
Crown Trade has launched a second Clean Extreme decorative coating for use in all types of heavily trafficked areas which are prone to soiling, scuffs and scrapes and which need to be able to withstand regular wet cleaning.
This summer sees the launch of three new Crown Trade Steracryl decorative coatings which will dramatically extend the scope and application of this long established hygiene range.
As part of its extended Steracryl health and hygiene coatings range, Crown Trade has introduced two anti bacterial coatings based on an established silver ion technology that is widely used throughout the hospital environment.
Crown Trade is aiming to make life easier for contractors working on new build sites and give them ‘more control over the wall’ with the launch of Covermatt Drywall Primer. This versatile ready to
E & P Contractors Limited is a Wirral based business with a 120-strong workforce that has been painting, decorating and protecting all types of commercial, industrial and residential buildings for over 35 years.
In recognition of Crown Paints’ partnership with housing association, L&Q, the leading paint manufacturer has donated a park bench, manufactured entirely from recycled plastic paint containers.
Crown Paints has announced its plans for Ecobuild 2010. The company will showcase the positive steps it has taken to improve the environmental credentials of its products and business practices since implementing its earthbalance® programme.
Most Premiership managers probably don’t have a lot of time to think about interior decor but, keen to use every means at his disposal to get the very best out of his team, ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce, manager of Blackburn Rovers, is getting to grips with the power of colour...
Mark Nevin’s fantastic achievement at WorldSkills came as no surprise to the marketing, sales and training teams at Crown Trade. They have watched this young Scot go from strength to strength in his career after scoring exceptionally high marks in the 2005 national final of the Crown Trade Young Decorator of the Year Competition, walking away with the coveted title, trophy and a cheque for £1000.
St Mary’s Church in Coatbridge required extensive redecoration and during the tendering process a number of manufacturers’ colour and coating specifications were sought for the project.
It is now several years since The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force, yet from the raft of recent successful prosecutions it seems that some people have failed to recognise their legal responsibilities under the new regime.
Crown Paints Limited, the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer, has appointed Darryl Senior to the role of purchasing director.
Packed full with 88 easy to navigate pages of product and technical information, Crown Trade’s smart new Product Guide is an indispensable component of the professional decorator’s toolkit.
Crown Trade is launching two new products to extend the versatility and scope of its Timonox flame retardant coatings range and reinforce its position at the forefront of the ‘fire safety’ sector.
One of the highlights of this year’s National Painting & Decorating Show was the launch of Crown Trade’s eagerly awaited 2010-compliant gloss system. Hundreds of sample pots of Next Generation Gloss and Undercoat were given out to decorators......