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Dunlop Floor Leveller on Special Offer at TBS in June

June 6, 2017

Dunlop’s new formula LX Range of Floor Levelling compounds are proving popular with our customers.

Even better news is that they are on special offer throughout June 2017!


The Outdoor Meets Its Match with Trex Composite Decking

April 28, 2017

The power of the outdoors has met its match! TBS is proud to stock Trex decking products. Trex are a market leader in composite decking, having perfected the technology since 1996. We now stock their Transcend decking boards and Trex fascia boards.

It’s true, you’ll pay more for Trex than for standard timber decking, but just look at these substantial advantages:

  • Fade and stain resistant
  • Won’t warp, rot, crack or split
  • Moisture and mould resistant
  • Splinter free
  • Washable with soap and water

Trex products are eco-friendly, being made of a blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic film – reclaiming factory waste and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals.

And that’s not all! With virtually every product covered by Trex’s 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty, you can rest assured that your investment is well protected. 

TBS stocks Transcend decking and Trex fascias in two colours: Island Mist Grey and Tiki Torch Brown. Other colours are available and we can get them for you. We also sell the associated Starter Clips, Universal Clips, and Decking Screws.

If you are wanting to ensure your decking has a maximum non-slip factor, TBS also stocks Deckwright Anti-Slip Decking Inserts. These are a flexible plastic T bar that holds a resin and aggregate formulation. When fixed into a deck board groove using DeckWright Adhesive, the insert sits a little proud of the deck and provides a secure grip. With timber decking it is usual to apply DeckWright Inserts to two grooves in each board for maximum effectiveness. With composite decking, you would only need to fit inserts between the boards.

If you’re passing TBS Daventry, we have an outdoor display of Trex for you to check out. For further information, give our Sales team a call.





Meet Some More TBS Staff

April 18, 2017

Here at TBS we like to feel there’s a family atmosphere. Our staff are here to offer you good, friendly service. Let’s introduce you to a few from our Daventry branch.


This is our “Flying Dutchman”, Wim De Rijk. He handles sales for our Atmos Heating Systems affiliate, and he can advise on renewable energy and eco-friendly heating systems.


This is Dave Newbery. He’s been with our group of companies for 35 years, 18 of them with TBS. He’s in Goods In at present, after a long stint at the sales counter.


No, this isn’t Security performing a citizen’s arrest. It’s the one and only Ray Lunt, our Yard Supervisor, relaxing with one of his team!


Lift Truck Safety Isn’t Just for Operators

March 3, 2017


That pit of the stomach feeling when you’ve nearly seen someone lose their leg. Has this guy ever done a forklift course?

Rule 1: Always do your calculations before attempting to lift. If in doubt, don’t!

Rule 2: never carry passengers.

The Health & Safety Executive have a free online guide to lift truck safety in the workplace. Get it here .


Archaeology and Construction: Best Practice if you Uncover any Remains

March 1, 2017


What are you meant to do if you uncover archaeological remains when you’re digging foundations or landscaping? For centuries, the approach was pragmatic: “finders keepers”, and site bosses didn’t want the hassle and delay of calling in the archaeologists. Many ancient remains were destroyed before they could be investigated.

Since the early 1990s, however, there has been a greater partnership between the UK construction industry, local museums and the Crown. Building sites have been responsible for most of the archaeological discoveries in the UK, and these days archaeology is part of the planning process.

The National Planning Policy Framework (revised 2012) links archaeological work to planning permission. Planning applicants have to show that they are aware of possible “heritage assets” on their site.

Photo: BBC News

Photo: BBC News

So, what do you do if you uncover remains? First up, bones. If it’s very obviously a pig’s skull, no problem. But if the bones could by any chance be human, you are legally bound to stop digging and call the police. They will arrange for an expert to visit and check.

If the bones prove to be an ancient human burial, archaeologists will probably want to do a brief survey, in case it is part of a bigger heritage site. Chances are, though, the bones will be ‘scatter’ and probably not human, and you’ll be cleared to dig again. For further details, check this link.


What about coins or jewellery? If you’ve uncovered gold or silver objects, or coins deliberately buried in a container, you’re probably dealing with treasure trove. It needs reporting, and you may receive half the value of any sale. If you’ve just found a couple of isolated coins, you should still report it to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. They will log the find on a database, with the exact find location, but you will be allowed to keep it.

If it looks like you’ve hit an unexpected structure, it’s suggested that you contact your local museums department, who can visit and tell you very quickly whether you can continue or whether they want to investigate.

For further information, check out these links: Archaeology and Construction, or Archaeology at Construction Sites, or Archaeology and Construction (not the same as the other article).

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