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Newham is the ideal place to visit for anyone about to embark on house renovations

Thursday 9th May, 2019

Newham is the ideal place to visit for anyone about to embark on house renovations

We all have those odd jobs – and bigger jobs – around the house that we need to do something about. And thanks to some very wet and windy weather recently, that DIY and repairs list may have grown.

Fortunately, Newham is the ideal place to visit for anyone about to embark on house renovations. The riverside business district boasts a wealth of home, plumbing and heating specialists all with a range of products and tips to offer for any project.

A recent UK-wide market research report by Reuters claims that the DIY industry will grow 9.5% over the next five years – an additional £661million. This expansion of the market shows that people are still keen to roll up their sleeves and revamp their homes but it is best to get plenty of advice and guidance to make sure these efforts don’t turn in to DIY disasters.

Tile Wise has been based at Newham for 21 years and has built up a strong reputation for offering top value and great advice. Word of mouth has seen this successful firm thrive at Newham with tradespeople and the public both trusting the firm to provide the best service.

One of six Tile Wise showrooms around the South West, the Truro-based store buys tiles direct from over 30 European factories along with sourcing ranges from more than 50 UK tile specialists. The local team offers a wide range of tile choice, from bathrooms and kitchens to living spaces as well as underfloor heating and all the tools to complete your to do list with style. 

Lance Lannon, Manager at the Newham business which is home to a stock list of thousands of tiles, said: "We are a family here and we enjoy offering customers a one to one personal service. That is one of the reasons why people come to us and tradespeople rely on us to support their business.

"Being based at Newham is great for us, we have parking outside the shop, we are central and can also travel across the county to deliver our stock to customers."

Cornwall Bathroom and Kitchen Centre has sold nearly 10,000 bathrooms to new and repeat customers over the years, with a proven track record for offering stylish designs, the latest products and excellent customer service.

The team offer styles for every budget, from a £100 cloakroom suite to a £40,000+ designer bathroom and also provides a ‘discount duck’ range; items compiled from quality manufacturers at heavily discounted rates to rival internet prices. 

Cornwall Bathroom and Kitchen Centre also offers bespoke kitchen designs with the ranges manufactured locally. Customers can visit the centre on Newham Road and take a look at a number of kitchen displays and speak with the company’s expert kitchen designers.

Wolseley, formerly known as the Plumb Centre, provides everything from bathroom suites to boilers, air conditioning, rainwater systems and heating spare parts for commercial and domestic works. Based at Heron Way, Wolseley is one of the UK’ leading suppliers of plumbing and heating products.

Some DIY jobs around the home need a little extra support and Cornwall Scaffolding has the solution for any size project. Based at Lighterage Hill, the firm offers scaffolding for trade and public use for anything from cleaning out guttering to major renovations or new build developments.

Safety is the number one priority for this Cornish company, which also offers value for money and a highly experienced workforce. Using the latest software Cornwall Scaffolding can also design bespoke scaffolds to solve even the most difficult access problems for customers who include national contractors, PV installers, local authorities, civil engineering firms, domestic contractors and private clients.

From power tools and work-wear to cables and pipe fittings, Screwfix offers over 33,000 products can be ordered over the phone, online or from the Newham Road store, with orders taken up until 8pm (weekdays) for next day delivery to your home or site.

Heading out of the house, there are other areas of a property that can be revamped, for safety and for style. Cornwall Garage Door Centre is a family business run by Bill and Julie Osborne, joined by their daughter Emily in 2016.  They supply, install, automate and repair a huge range of garage doors.

Established in 1986, it was the first garage door company set up in Cornwall and has become renowned for offering advice and knowledge to the public as well as building developers and businesses including schools, offices and bars.

"We wouldn’t move from Newham, the company has been here for a long time and we are happy with the many benefits being based here can bring," said Julie Osborne. "We are close to the city centre so it is very easy for people to come and visit us to see our range and talk to our staff about any questions they may have.

"Newham BID has also benefited the whole area, bringing businesses together allowing us to work closer."

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