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  • Delivered to homes each month :: Issue No 17 :: Nov/Dec 2010

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    Nov/Dec 2010

    02 Devlin Wholesale Carpets & Flooring

    04 Aldridge Windows/Plumbing, Bathroom and Shower Services/JPCleaning

    05 Beautilicious Tanning &Beauty

    06 Blakes Conservatories/Steves Plastering

    07 J & B Carpets/Barmoor Blinds

    08 Halpin Plumbing/Premier Garage Doors/The Loft Company/REBPlumbing

    09 Browns Home Designs

    10/11 Grand Designs Update

    12/13 Norton Bathrooms/Perfect Kitchen Designs/James Windows

    14 Roskell Davies/The Small Room UK

    15 Oscott Carpets/Pampered Pooch/ Sutton Road Tyres

    16 Business Event Page

    17 AP Designs

    18 Business Page

    19 Business Page Mobile Marketing Your Business

    20 Pay Day Loans Page

    21 Inside & Out Property Maintenance/Codeword

    22 ASGElectrical

    23 Warmsafe/JDR Driveways/REB Plumbing/UKLoft Company

    24 Adam Askey Roofing and UPVC specialists

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    Plumbing, Bathroom &

    Shower Services

    Plumbing, Bathroom &

    Shower ServicesQualified Plumbing work done to Water

    Regulation Standards, small jobs to large jobs.

    Central Heating Upgrades & Repairs.

    Taps, Cylinders, Radiators, Cisterns,

    Leaks etc, Water Pumps, Valves.

    Bathrooms & Showers. Fully Qualified Design

    & Installation Service. Tiling and complete

    finishing e.g. Skirting Boards, Painting etc.

    Call outs & Emergencies

    General Work: Painting & Decorating, Shelves,

    Locks, Handles, Bolts & Chains, Flat Pack

    Furniture, Mounting TV Screens, Curtain

    Tracks, Poles & Blinds.

    Clean and tidy workmanship at all times

    Call Steve on

    07947 218648 or 01827 50063

    Call Steve on

    07947 218648 or 01827 50063

    Cleaning carpets,Upholstery,Curtains and LeatherSPECIAL HALF PRICE OFFERS

    Normal Price Special PriceCarpets 12ft x 15ft 30.00 15.00Halls, Stairs and Landing 34.00 17.00Curtains Full Length 35.00 19.003 Piece Suite (upholstery)2 seater and 2 chairs 52.00 26.003 Piece suite (Leather)2 seater Sofa and 2 Chair 70.00 35.00

    Caring for your carpets and soft furnishings,please call John your local carper cleaner.

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    O All plastering work undertaken

    Domestic & commercial

    Clean reliable serviceO


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    J&B Carpets LtdEst 30 Years

    Fashion for Floors

    l Any brand of carpet supplied l Free Estimates

    l High Class Fitting Service l Carpets & Cushion Floor

    l Discounts for large areas l Laminated/Karndean flooring


    l Including FREE Underlay - Best Quality l FREE Fittingl Gripper Rods & Door Bars l For flat areas only, over 20sq m

    (Example: 5 x 4 =- 20sq m = 420 all in) OFFERENDS 30th DEC 2010*Offer relates to the promotion items only

    40oz TWIST PILE(12 colours) 80/ 20 Heavy Domestic

    OFFER PRICE ONLY 21 per sq m

    3 Berkeley House, Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield

    Tel: 0121 351 5198 Fax: 0121 313 1893


    SHOWROOM OPENMon - Fri 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm(parking at rear)


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    Your Fast Local Servicefor the Home Emergency

    35 Years Experience

    HALPINPLUMBING0121 351 552507757 810257

    for all your problems from taps, toilets,immersion heaters, loft tanks, sink

    blockages, leaks and overflows and bursts.


    Please mention Out & About Sutton Coldfield magazine, when calling. Thanks

    Boiler servicing, installationand repair.

    Landlord gas safety checks. Heating and plumbing repairs. Powerflushing from 250. No separate call out charge.

    REB Plumbing & Heating

    Contact RachelOffice: 01827 62397 Mobile: 07970 115667


    T: 0800 4488280M: 07702 702719E: loftcompanyuk@yahoo.com


    Aluminium Ladder+ 100sq ft Boarding289.00 supplied& fittedl Bespoke loft conversions& bathrooms supplied &fitted

    l Free quotes &Friendly Service

    l Veluxe Windows

    l Trap Alterations

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  • As Grand Designs Live Birmingham, sponsored by npower

    juice closed its doors on the 10th October, organisers of the

    show, Media 10, hailed it a fantastic success with 47,283 (pre

    ABC-audited figure) attending the event, increasing by 11%

    from last years ABC audited figure of 42,578.

    Based on the hugely popular TV show hosted by Kevin

    McCloud, the fifth annual Grand Designs Live Birmingham

    ran from the 8th - 10th October at the NEC, and was opened

    by Kevin in front of thousands of visitors eagerly waiting to

    explore new innovations and the latest developments in

    home improvements.

    With the latest news stating the biggest monthly fall in house

    prices since records began, and fewer people buying houses,

    consumers attending Grand Designs Live were confident

    about their homes. Visitors were seeking for solutions to add space and value to

    their homes as well as refurbishment solutions and cost-effective energy efficient

    products to save money in the long term.

    The exhibition showcased over 500 companies, including heavyweight brands such

    as npower juice, Miele, Porcelanosa VELUX, IKEA Kitchens (with this being their very

    first Grand Designs Live event), Dulux,

    LG, Microsoft, Dyson, as well as

    independent designers, local business-

    es, small manufacturers and new

    products launches. In addition to this,

    Automotive Sponsor BMW had a

    great response to their new BMW

    X3, which was previewed at the

    show and will be launched in the

    UK in November this year.




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    Consumers were keen to find out about innovative

    products, receive free expert advice, find out about

    developments in the sustainable home movement and listen

    to seminars hosted by celebrities including Kevin McCloud,

    George Clarke, Oliver Heath and Naomi Cleaver.

    Exhibitors and show sponsors were very impressed with the

    visitor attendance, the quality of the event and their sales.

    Lee Newton, Managing Director, Media 10 commented: As

    our second Grand Designs Live event of the year

    Birmingham always attracts a high number of visitors, but

    we could not have anticipated just how popular this year

    would be. It is incredible to see so many consumers

    returning and were proud that the show is continuing to

    attract a loyal following from the Midlands and surrounding

    areas. We have received positive feedback from both visitors

    and exhibitors alike, and given the economic climate, its

    clear to see that consumers are investing more in their

    homes for the future.

    The seventh Grand Designs Live London 2011

    will take place at ExCeL in the Docklands,

    and will run from Friday 30th April until

    Sunday 8th May. For further information,

    visit www.granddesignslive.com.

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    The Largest Showroomin the area

    Visit us today!!

    Tile Studio available

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    T: 01543 270 800 Walsall Road, Norton Canes, Cannock WS11 9NS

    E: enquiries@nortonbathrooms.co.uk www.nortonbathrooms.co.ukOpen 6 days a week

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  • Working Solar HeatingSystem at theshowroom

    Energy savings ataffordable prices....

    Come and see us

    PERFECT KITCHEN DESIGNS 0121 353 3600and

    JAMES WINDOWS 01543 275954showrooms inside Norton Bathrooms

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    661/665 Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham B44 9RH

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    The smallest room does nothave to cost the earth!!

    Small room, BIG Solutions!!

    l 5 year guaranteeon all workmanship

    l All plumbing, tiling and plastering

    l Carpentry/ Electrics/Wetrooms/ Karndean Flooring

    l City and Guilds Certified

    l References available


    heated towel

    rail with all



    Call Nick Orgill on01543 303085 or 07825 334078Specialist in bathroom design and installationFree Quotes and advice

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    For every 1 spent online to import goods, 2.80 is exported helping to make Britain the world's

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