Suppliers – Series 2 – Episode 3 – Swindon – 2018

ACCESSORIES

 

My Furniture provide original furnishing products of exceptional quality at remarkable value.  Based in Nottingham, with our own inhouse upholstery team, we offer luxurious designer pieces at affordable prices to enhance your home.

My Furniture provided us with a variety of their products for our house in Swindon; from stylish lamps to dining chairs made both for indoor and outdoor use.

Visit our Nottingham Showroom or see the full range at www.my-furniture.com

 

Established in 2012, Swoon is an online furniture retailer that champions originality, fine craftsmanship, and honest prices.  After spotting a gap in the market for beautifully crafted, but affordable, furniture, they set out on a mission to bring great design to every home. By investing their time and money into sourcing the best materials and craftsmen, rather than on lavish stores or warehouses, they’ve been able to make this mission possible.  From made-to-order sofas to stand-out storage and, most recently, a stunning lighting range, Swoon launches multiple pieces each week so there is always something new to see.  Backed by Octopus Investment and Index Ventures, Swoon is one of the 26 companies chosen by Tech City UK in February 2017 for its Future Fifty program, which supports 50 of the UK’s rising tech stars.

https://www.swooneditions.com/ 

 

Style Library is the home of six of the finest British interior brands, Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion and Anthology. A single destination to find the widest and most diverse range of authentic products. The individual brand studios create original styles that celebrate a passion for colour, texture, craftsmanship and great design. Style Library provided us with a selection of products from their various brands, including the following:

Sanderson Paint started back in 1990 with a small collection of paints designed to complement the Sanderson wallpaper collection. Today, you will find yourself spoilt for choice. Sanderson paints are bursting with the best grade pigments to ensure quality of colour, excellent coverage and a smooth application. From tradtitional to contemporary interiors, this timeless palette has been designed for homes where style matters.

https://www.stylelibrary.com/paint/sanderson-paint/

Scion is a fun and playful British brand that brings a smile to the every day with their zesty colours, clean Scandi-inspired designs and fresh ideas for modern living. Scion have teamed up with partners MAKE and Dexam to create fabulous homeware and accessory ranges, perfect for bringing character to the kitchen.

https://www.stylelibrary.com/scion/ 

https://www.makeinternational.com/ 

https://dexam.co.uk/ 

The word Harlequin means ‘varied in colour or decoration’, which sums up the Harlequin studio’s eclectic design ethos perfectly. Alongside digital technology, the designers love to get the paintbrushes out and experiment with watercolours, gouache inks and more to create new effects and colour blends. With fusions of delicious colours, innovative textures and cat-walk inspired designs, the end results are looks that bend the rules allowing the home-maker to be as creative as they choose.

https://www.stylelibrary.com/harlequin/ 

 

I Love Retro are a British brand specialising in retro inspired homewares, furniture & gifts. Their signature style translates their love of vintage, nostalgia, bold colour & fun. Each piece tells a story of what came before whilst being relevant today.

https://www.iloveretro.co.uk/ 

 

Botanical Boys provided the centre piece for out kitchen peninsula, a beautiful bespoke terrarium. Botanical Boys specialise in bringing natural beauty to your interior space that leaves a long and lasting impression.

https://botanicalboys.com 

 

Bristol based Loof also gave us a wonderful terrarium for our house. Loof specialise in bespoke terrariums and preserved art pieces with a lifestyle blog touching on mental health and more.

https://loofterrariums.com/ 

 

Hurn & Hurn is a specialist online retailer offering an exclusive range of original and unique homeware, home accessories and gifts for the modern home and stylish individual. Discover the Unusual.

is a specialist online retailer offering an exclusive range of original and unique homeware, home accessories and gifts for the modern home and stylish individual. Discover the Unusual.

https://www.hurnandhurn.com/

 

Tolly McRae produces fabulous blankets, throws, luxury picnic rugs and table linens for lazy days and cosy nights.  Based in the Cotswolds, the company takes inspiration from laid-back living, the great outdoors and rural life.

A British company built on quality and tradition, all Tolly McRae woollen throws and blankets are woven in the British Isles, in a family run mill, using techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation. All products are made from 100% natural materials that will last for many years and won’t impact the environment in the way that man-made fibres do.

www.tollymcrae.co.uk

 

Precision Stitching’s products are home-grown and manufactured in the heart of the UK, we pride ourselves on offering the biggest and best range of quality bean bags on the market. We’ve been making thousands of customer’s comfy since 1992.

https://www.greatbeanbags.com 

 

The Tala brand derived from the original company name of Taylor Law & Co., it was established in the UK in 1899 and developed a tremendous following for its wide range of cake decorating, bakeware and other kitchenware equipment. Tala is known for iconic products such as the Dry Cook’s Measure and Icing Syringe, which are made in the same way now as they have been for generations. Over 120 years later Tala is still manufacturing products in England and is widely recognised as a best-loved kitchenware brand.

https://www.talacooking.com/ 

 

The Cotswold Company make timeless, classic furniture for people whose hearts are in the country, and who care about the little things in life. With stunning furniture collections to browse and swoon over – from painted to pine and rustic oak – not to mention a beautiful array of soft furnishings and accessories , everything we make is designed to slip effortlessly into a contented and lived in home.

https://www.cotswoldco.com/

 

Debenhams is a leading international, department store destination with a proud British heritage which trades out of around 250 stores across 25 countries and is available online in more than 60 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.

Debenhams offers a comprehensive collection for every room in the home, including trend-led seasonal Debenhams collections and the Designers at Debenhams ranges.

Debenhams has been investing in design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands, with current home collections designed by Abigail Ahern, Jasper Conran, Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson and Sarah Colson.

https://www.debenhams.com 

 

Lakeland has been providing customers in the UK with its innovative cooking, baking, cleaning and laundry products for over 50 years. Their dedication to exceptional products as well as customer satisfaction has set Lakeland apart from its competitors, and provided the loyal customer following that has established Lakeland as the UK’s leading kitchenware company. Lakeland is now multi-national as well as multi-channel and provides millions of customers around the world with ‘can’t live without’ essentials. From humble beginnings in the heart of the Lake District, Lakeland now has 68 stores nationwide in the UK, with further stores trading internationally.

https://www.lakeland.co.uk/ 

 

Dunelm is the largest homewares retailer in the UK with over 170 stores nationwide and an online webstore at dunelm.com, offering customers a wide range of quality homeware items from bedding, sofas, curtains, cushions, quilts and pillows, to kitchenware and dining, lighting, wall art and rugs, as well as premium brands such as Dorma and Fogarty and a wide range of furniture.

https://www.dunelm.com/ 

 

Established in 1973, Argos is a leading UK general merchandise retailer offering more than 60,000 products through its website, apps and 850+ standalone stores and stores inside Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Employing around 30,000 colleagues, it is the UK’s number one toy retailer and a market leader in furniture, homewares and electricals.

Argos is a technology-led retailer; its website receives more than a billion visits a year and more than half of sales originate online. 80 per cent of all orders are fulfilled in stores as customers take advantage of its convenient Click & Collect service.

Its market-leading Fast Track delivery service is available across more than 90% of UK postcodes, seven days a week, and offers home delivery in as little as four hours up to 10pm.

Argos is part of the Sainsbury’s Group, which is a retailer of food, general merchandise, clothing and financial services through the Sainsbury’s, Sainsbury’s Bank, Argos and Habitat brands. J Sainsbury plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

https://www.argos.co.uk/ 

 

Silver Mushroom offers the highest quality, premium branded kitchenware, suitable for any kitchen, no matter how big or small. From the amateur cook to the professional chef, there is sure to be something of interest, to suit your needs.

Suppliers and products are chosen with great care and attention, ensuring the best quality products and the most efficient service possible. We demand a combination of practicality, durability and aesthetic appeal in order to best compliment your kitchen, whilst offering the most stylish and innovative products on the market.

Our brands range from traditional UK classics, such as Kilner, Mason Cash and Price & Kensington, to the stunning, high end French born brand, Le Creuset and many more in between. Whatever the budget, you can add a splash of luxury to your home.

https://www.silvermushroom.com/ 

 

Direct Blinds is an online based company, supplying high-quality, made to measure window blinds, curtains and shutters to customers nationwide. Established in 1969, they are still family-owned and family-run. Their blinds and curtains are lovingly handmade by their team of experts in West Yorkshire based factories. This year, Direct Blinds are celebrating 50 years of service and they are extremely proud to continue to provide their exceptional service.

https://www.directblinds.co.uk

 

Lighting

Downlights Direct supplied us with the spots lights both the kitchen and outside in the garden. They are a distributor of premium quality lighting products from the UK’s most exciting brands including Astro Lighting; offering the latest innovations available in the lighting industry. Expert advice, competitive prices and over 20,000 lighting products are available on the website.

https://www.downlightsdirect.co.uk

 

Lights4fun is a family business based in Yorkshire, specialising in decorative lighting for your home and garden. We specialise in connectable lights, festoons and fairy lights, and in particular Christmas garden lights, the vast majority of which are made by hand. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, and offer an industry leading two year guarantee on all our products. Now shipping to over 200 countries, we also have two European websites, and sell in the USA. We are once again delighted to supply lights to Love Your Home & Garden

https://www.lights4fun.co.uk 

 

Garden

Mosaic Factory supplied the cement floor tiles for the BBQ area and the area around the garden building as well. MOSAIC factory manufactures four customisable types of products for decorating floors and walls: Terrazzo, Zellige, Granito and Cement tiles. You can personalise your tiles through the online simulator, choosing a design and colours to create your own unique tile. For this project, MOSAIC factory manufactured plain hexagonal cement tiles in size 20 x 23 x 1.6 cm with colours J (yellow) and GM (grey).

Over 4000m2 of tiles in stock. Available online and delivered in under 15 days.

More information can be found on www.mosaicfactory.com

 

Plastecowood uses plastic waste from the UK and manufactures its Smartawood products in the UK in its factory in Bodelwyddan, North Wales.

We receive plastic waste, predominantly but not exclusively, from household collections and reprocesses the plastic to produce recycled plastic lumber – planks, boards and profiles primarily for external uses.

This recycled plastic lumber is the best alternative to timber, metal, and concrete. Not just that, it is a nil maintenance product that is eco-friendly and waterproof too, it is sustainable, wont rot and diverts 700kg of carbon from landfill for every ton produced.

In fact anywhere that timber can be traditionally applied, Plastecowood’s Smartawood range should be considered.

http://www.plastecowood.com/ 

 

Hozelock is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, renowned for its horticultural expertise coupled with its continual innovation aims to help as many people as possible get the most out of gardening.  Designed by gardeners for gardeners – Hozelock still engineers and manufactures the vast majority of its products in the UK.  From garden watering, garden pressure sprayers and plant protection to Hozelock Cyprio pond equipment and Hozelock Pure for natural gardening and alternatives to chemicals – Hozelock is not only Britain’s leading watering expert, it is one of the country’s most loved gardening brands continually updating a comprehensive range of products.

https://www.hozelock.com/

 

Happy Plants is a new wholesale family-run garden centre based in Formby, Liverpool, with an emphasis on optimising the quality, presentation and long-term performance of their stock. Happy Plants donated a variety of flowers and plants to us, with Nat, their Sales & Marketing Representative very kindly coming all the way down from Liverpool to deliver to us and also help us planti up for several days!

http://happyplants.co.uk 

 

Wyevale are the biggest garden centre retailer in the UK, with over 100 garden centres throughout the UK.

We’re passionate about gardens and want to spread the joy of gardening. That’s why, street by street, garden by garden, window-box by window-box, we aim to pass on ideas, inspiration and valuable tips to make garden-lovers of everyone.

lifetime plant guarantee) and everything else, from compost to containers to garden furniture and barbecues.

https://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/ 

 

Steve and his team of fully qualified and insured tree surgeons provided us with tree stumps to be used as stepping stones in our Swindon garden. Steve and his team carry out all aspects of tree surgery for residential and commercial properties in Swindon and the surrounding villages. S Burnett Tree Surgery also undertake large construction site clearances Nationwide.

Services include:

  • Tree Felling & dismantling of any size tree in any position including confine spaces.
  • Removal of dead and dangerous trees
  • Crown reduction, pruning and reshaping
  • Hedge reduce and trimming – all types
  • Pollarding
  • Crown thinning
  • Stump grinding
  • Firewood
  • Site Clearance
  • Helping Alan Titchmarsh with logs

Please get in touch for advise and quotes on (01793) 326465 or 07866940732 of pop us an email steve@sbtreesurgery.co.uk.

 

Burgon & Ball very kindly supplied us with lots of tools for our garden, we certainly couldn’t have done it without them! They’ve been working with steel in Sheffield since 1730. Their heritage is extremely important to them, because it’s the experience which makes their tools some of the very best you can buy.

https://www.burgonandball.com 

 

Elho purpose is to inspire people to bring more nature into their daily lives. With the Elho collection of indoor, outdoor and Grow Your Own pots and planters you can give room to nature in and around your home. Whatever your taste, Elho has a style that suits you.

Elho are green in everything they do. Most of the Elho pottery collection is made of recycled material, all Elho pots last for a long time and are produced with 100% wind energy. Our aim is to be circular by 2020. Use Elho’s colourful and stylish synthetic pottery collection to transform your home and garden into a great place to be.

Elho pots and planters are widely stocked at all good garden centres, retailers and available online.

W: www.elho.com                     F: www.facebook.com/elho

 

Local company, Swindon skips very kindly supplied us with several skips for our build.

http://swindonskips.co.uk

 

PlastiKote Metal Protekt spray paint is the perfect protective paint to use on outdoor metal furniture. Good quality table and chairs will last a lifetime but their paint finishes get worn away and tired. PlastiKote Metal Protekt will restore and protect as well as ring the changes with colour. Every few years, garden furniture can be given a re-spray in a different colour giving it a new lease of life.

RRP £9.60 for a 400ml can

Available from Wickes and good independent DIY stores

Www.plastikote.co.uk

 

Valspar has been vibrantly colouring the world with our paints, stains and coatings. There’s a good chance you’ve seen our work close by, whether it’s the houses down the street or the London Red buses, Valspar has it covered.

We have Europe’s biggest range of pre-selected colours.

From brilliant whites to outlandish oranges, our experts in store can help you choose from over 2,000 colours. Colours that are purer, brighter and truer.

And if you can’t find what you’re looking for? Our state-of-the-art colour matching technology can match 2.2 million colours, all from a sample as small as a Palma Violet™

https://www.valsparpaint.co.uk/  

 

Swindon Buildbase provided us with a variety of materials for our build; everything from the garden shed to all of our aggregates! They are one of the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchants and are approaching 200 branches nationwide. Buildbase branches are long-established companies which have been serving local trades people for many years.

https://www.buildbase.co.uk/

 

Cat products

Rosewood Pet Products design, source, produce and distribute products, food and accessories for pets and wild birds. Based in Shropshire, its products are sold throughout the world, primarily in pet shops and other specialty stores. It also supplies ranges for a number of major retailers, online retailers and grocery stores.

Environmentally and ethically conscious, Rosewood’s commitment to providing quality and value to ‘Pet Parents’ of dogs, cats, small furry animals, pet birds, wild birds and aquatics, has given it a reputation for excellence. With a genuine love of animals and concern for their health and happiness, the company attributes much of its success to customer service, product innovation and true passion.

For more information, visit www.rosewoodpet.com and follow their social channels @rosewoodpet for the latest news and updates.

 

Sure Petcare is an award-winning smart pet product specialist. They supplied us with a fantastic microchip cat flap.

https://www.surepetcare.com/en-gb 

 

Bespoke

Marble Supreme, based in Bristol, very kindly supplied us with a matt leather finish granite top for inside the kitchen and in the garden. Owners Paul and Les set this company up 14 years ago. They strive to provide quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service.

https://www.marblesupreme.com/ 

 

Witheys Welding & Steel Fabrication is a family owned, family run engineering firm based in Westbury, Wiltshire. They designed, engineered and fabricated the steel framework to hold the granite top both inside and outside. They also supplied the framework to hold the triangular planter. Established in 1999 by Dave Withey, the company has grown steadily to become the established and well-respected organisation it is today.

Witheys specialise in all areas of steel fabrication.  Providing the personal touch you’d expect from a family run organisation, Witheys work with both domestic and commercial customers throughout the UK.

The company ethos is to design and manufacture high quality products to the very highest of standards and quality and the team have built a fantastic reputation for customer satisfaction.

All completed projects are CE accredited which means that clients are assured that they comply with all EU safety, health and environmental requirements.

We are CSCS qualified, the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

http://witheys.co.uk/ 

 

https://letsgetourbootson.com 

Nina’s and her good friend’s charity Let’s Get Our Boots On raised more than 21,000 for the MS Society in 2013. 

In 2019 we are looking to exceed this figure as we ask Veteran Rugby Players helping to raise funds for the Swindon MS & Neuro Therapy Centre. We are also asking you, the public to visit our ‘Virgin money giving page Nina Parry’’ to support this event and join up to our Facebook page.

The event will be held at the Swindon Supermarine Rugby Club on Sunday, March 24th. We will also be joined by Danny Dawoud GB wheelchair rugby athlete and Will Bayley M.B.E Paralympic GB gold medalist Table Tennis.