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Totally refreshed!

Welcome

You will notice that we are now running on a much newer fresher looking kentsdirect.com.

 

Have no fear, its still us. The same great service, same great prices and even bigger range. Take a look around the site, you will see even more products and even more information.

 

To celebrate and top if off, anyone reading this will get a £10 voucher to use on any online order over £100 before the end of the year!!

Just enter the voucher code ‘blog2015’ into the voucher box when checking out, simples!

 

This will be a once per customer offer and will not work in conjunction with any other offer on at the time.

New shower paneling

New to us is Freefoam’s latest creation.
 
7mm Thick shower panels. 2400mm x 600mm
 
These come as a pack of 2 and greatly reduce the time spend tiling and grouting.
 
These are the so quick and easy to clean you will want to put them everywhere.
 
We now offer these with the best finishing trims we have seen yet, they are aluminium and come in white or bright silver. They add a real touch of class to a brilliant alternative to tiling.
 
Choose from 6 popular colours
 
Gloss White – Travertine – Black Diamond – Light Grey – Pergamon – Arctic White
 
 
 
 

Decking Screws Suitability

Wonder what screws are suitable for different subframes for decks?

We had a customer ask if the decking could be fixed to steel framework. The best way to do this would be to fit treated timbers to the top of the steel and use the brackets supplied with the decking to fix to those timbers. This is easier than having to make the correct size pilot holes to fit 2 brackets every metre in every bearer and buying screws that will self tap into the steel. Also the holes in decking brackets are designed for standard sized screws and specialist steel fixings would not fit them

Decking on offer throughout May

 

This month online and instore decking is at a massive 50% off RRP.

 

Take advantage and save £££’s transforming your garden into something the neighbours will envy.

 

Get in quick and you can even take away today in certain colours.

Fitrite Evo Decking

Twinson Composite Decking

Gutter deal

Say hello to Dwain!

We are happy to introduce to you all out latest member of the team.

 

He knows rainwater products in and out and is show here displaying our latest range of Dickies Workwear!

His name – Dwain Pipe!

Open day Success

Thanks to everyone that attended and helped out, our Open Day event at our new Hereford Branch on Widemarsh Street was a big success!


 

Here Terry Rogers cut the ribbon on Kents new Widemarsh Street Premises. Terrys association goes back a long way as he was originally one of our first customers before coming onboard as a key member of staff until he left in 2013.

Kent’s were delighted to present Terry with a cheque to assist Marden & District Riding Club with their future events and charitable support.

Up and running!!

Its been a long old road, but we are here!!

At Widemarsh Street!

The weather didnt help for the photography, we cant control that!

Meet our Bear!

Hereford Widemarsh Street Front

 

Our racks are now stacked

 

 

And we have plenty of gutter parts ready to go

 

 

Showroom area is slowly filling up but is looking smart

 

 

Nearly Ready

Here’s how it’s all going at the new place! The boys kitchen has a window!!!

Timbers on the racking, just need some stock!

Doors! Doors! Doors! Bi folds for the showroom, beautiful interior doors for the offices and a gorgeous composite door too!

The boys are very excited with their new toy!

Carpet fitters have finished in the office, perhaps we could do with some furniture?

Did I mention the office kitchen! No! Here’s are hard working carpet / flooring fitter making a fabulous job of smarting up the kitchen floor

New signs on the outside, unfortunately it was to dark to take a photo! If you haven’t spotted them yet, look out for the “bear”,! 

Xmas hours revisited

To make sure everyone is aware of our Christmas opening hours I thought i would post them up here again.

Christmas Hours

 

Not Long Now

What’s happening? All those busy bees are almost ready for a rest!
Even the electricians smiling!

Where’s the racking? It arrived and it’s been erected! Both the orange heavy duty

And the blue, lighter weight racking. Those with eagle eyes will notice they need boarding to finish.

A new toy! Yes it’s a forklift! Let the training begin!!

Not much change you’ll say in the showroom, just wait till next week!

Even the outside is changing! All the old signs are gone, new ones on order, with one big surprise!

But don’t worry we will leave the original name plate

Ready for winter?

Let’s get all those windows and doors ready for the winter!

On a dry day, open those windows! Look closely at the channel around the window, it should be dust, grit and spider free!

If not, use a damp soft cloth and clean. Do the same for the channel in the frame, please re home our spider friends!

Peer at the frame and look for the drainage hole, is it blocked? No, amazing! Yes, never fear a trusty pin will soon have it clear!

With a dry cloth wipe the hinges or use a soft brush to remove grit, get your silicone spray ready and apply to hinges, they’ll move more freely, handy when the north wind is blowing!

Don’t forget your front and back doors too, they love a good clean! Sticky locks? Try a small squirt of silicone spray, into the lock, you’ll be so pleased late at night in the pouring rain when your key turns easily and the Door opens without a kick or push!

New Move Update!

It’s been a hive of industry, with electricians, builders, plumbers, painters, carpet fitters, telecom bods and computer people!

What’s the results I here you say! Well walls have been pulled down and new partitions put up ( new offices for Elv and Mycal )

Showroom and counter area, has been opened up and a new counter at “leaning” height installed. What about the shelving and brackets? There on their way!

And a wall would be good! Yes it’s on it’s way! With a door too!

And I know your all worried about our staff having a kitchen, it’s a work in progress!
First cuppa to be made very soon!

Stop press! stop press! stop press!
We’ve set the date for moving in! December 22nd 2014, look out for more news to follow!

Stop press!

Stop Press !

Hereford branch is on the move! We’ve squashed and squeezed stock into a small space but soon we’ll be ensconced in 3 x the space!

Don’t get to excited! Here’s how it looks today! There’s a little work to do!!

And the showroom? Well it’s in slightly better shape. With many a spider to re home!

Room for an office? I think so, could do with a lick of paint and some furniture!

Not enough racking! Here’s some we took down earlier, to put back up later!

How about the some more office space? Mmmm, I think we might need some help here!

Time for a cuppa? Soon, once the kitchens in!

November is here!

It’s that time of year when the beautiful autumnal colours lead to leaves clog up the gutters and Downpipes! What to do! Don’t tear your hair out, here’s what you can do!

Get those gutters and Downpipes cleaned and unplugged, whilst your there check the clips are secure and everything looks in good nick!

Next measure some hedgehog! No! Not the cute prickly mammal! A bristly gutter guard, looks like a very long loo brush!

It’s virtually indestructible , that’s not a challenge! Easy to fit even round corners!

Don’t forget you can even use hedgehog in gully drainage too!

Christmas Hours

Is it too early to mention the word Christmas?

 

We have decided on our Christmas opening hours and we wanted to give ample warning to our customers!

 

Check them on this page here 

Surplus doors!

On the back of our briliant Open Day event last week, we still have some ex display doors at incredible prices!

Come instore at Yate to take advantage!

Open Day in Yate

 

Come into our Yate branch on the 24th or 25th of October to pick up some of our fantastic stock doors at Cost Price!!


Champagne winner!

Another month another winner.

 

Well done to Dave Mitchell of DMS

 

A little extra to celebrate as its Dave’s Birthday at the same time

Hereford Open Day