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40%!! We Must Be Crazy!!!

Yes! you have read that correctly.

For the next few weeks, in partnership with Tri-Bio we are bringing you an unprecedented sale offer. Each Tri-Bio product is reduced by 40%, yes 40%.

We couldn’t believe it either, that’s nearly half … [read more...]

Easter 2019

Once again, it is that time of year when we are given official license to eat more chocolate than is good for us and enjoy an extended weekend off work.

We are closed over the Easter break which means orders … [read more...]

Spring Has Sprung

And with the change in the weather, we have noticed a large increase in sales of the HG Patio Cleaner and the HG Algae and Mould Remover as people are getting their garden spaces and patios ready for use.

You … [read more...]

Don’t Sit On The Fence, Stain It!

Living in a rural location, for more years than I care to remember, Spring for me started with a smell of the next door neighbour Mr Cooper creosoting the garden fence we shared. I am sure many people will remember … [read more...]

Yogi Tea goes cold!

2019 marks a special anniversary, it was 50 years ago that Yogi Bhajan came to the west and started teaching Yoga and holistic living, for his students he served them a drink of his own infusion blend of herbs and … [read more...]

Product Spotlight – Hotspot Fireplace Products

In the days of all room central heating and voice controlled climate control with tabletop devices, there is something immediately nostalgic about a home fire, whether it is an open fire with a full on mantle and hearth or a small wood burner in the corner of the room, nothing quite beats the feeling that orange crackling thing provides. I was a child of the 1970’s when most houses had a central fireplace in the living room and I have very fond memories of toasting crumpets on a long brass fork in the open fire with my grandparents on a Sunday afternoon.

Of course the reality is very much glossed over as you bask in the warm glow of nostalgia, open fires and wood burners actually took a fair amount of work to clean and maintain and if you are one of the few that still use or rely on open fires and wood burners in your homes today, you know how much effort is required. Well, fortunately a company called Hotspot Fireplace Products is on hand to make your life a little easier.

Their product range covers a host of applications ranging from stove and grate paints and polishes through to marble, glass and multi-purpose cleaning products. They also carry a large range of sealing products ranging from brick and stone sealers and cement through to slate oils and other sealing and finishing products.

They have Black Grate Polish, which restores the colour and finish to the exterior of a black leaded range or wood burning stove, in tube or tin.

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They have High Temperature Stove Paint, in both aerosol and liquid paint, brings new life to a tired looking surface on your wood burning stoves, coal or log effect gas fires, Barbecues etc.

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Their Flue Free Chimney Cleaner Powder is probably their most important yet understated product. It is used to keep the flue and exhaust pipes free from tar and creosote that can block a chimney and exhaust and potentially catch fire.

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They have specialized glass cleaners specifically formulated to remove burn marks and creosote stains from the glass in the doors of the stoves.

From brick and stone sealers to polishes for your Marble mantle, Hotspot has you covered. Need to reseal the fireplace door? Hotspot has the sealing rope and heatbond glue to fix it with.

They can even provide a paint to re-blacken your coals in a coal effect gas fire.

You can view the individual products mentioned above by clicking the images or you can view the entire range we carry HERE

As the nights draw in and the mercury descends more rapidly than we would like, those of you with a wood burning stove or open fire place are getting that warm fuzzy feeling again and thanks to Hotspot Fireplace Products, they will help you maintain it for a long time to come.

How To – Prepare your Home For Winter

The Summer sun has faded and the year grows old and darker days are drawing near.

That is a line from a favourite song of mine and it is surprisingly apt. It is early November and the nights are drawing in and getting decidedly chillier.

Before winter takes hold in its frosty fingers, here are a couple of things you might want to do to get your home prepared for the colder season.

Check the Guttering.

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Making sure all those Autumn leaves and old birds nests are cleared out and there is no foliage or moss that could potentially block the down pipe. If the water can’t escape properly, it could overflow into the roof space or down the exterior walls and cause damage.

Sweep the chimney.

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This ensures that the smoke and gasses from the coal fire escape properly into the atmosphere and not into your living room with potentially lethal consequences. Also this will ensure there is virtually no risk of a flue or chimney fire. (For detailed information on cleaning the chimney, check out a previous blog here.)

Have the Boiler Checked. This is something you want to do now rather than later, it is no fun trying to do without heating in 0°C weather and it will also ensure you are not having any issues with carbon monoxide leakage. Having heat and hot water when the thermometer bottoms out will also ensure your pipes won’t freeze, which brings me to.

Check the insulation on your pipes, and while you are at it, check the insulation in the loft too. With over 25% of your heat is lost through the roof, having good loft insulation is a must if you want to keep warm this winter and save some pennies on the energy bills as well. Checking the pipe insulation for holes or general deterioration will ensure your pipes don’t freeze up if it gets really cold.

If you have a wood burning stove, give it a really good clean to ensure there is no creosote build up and the exhaust pipe is clear of tar, give the front glass a really good clean too as this will aid in the distribution of the heat more efficiently.

Check your insurance coverage. Check out your home insurance policy to make sure you have adequate cover for winter related damages. The last thing you want or need is to have something unfortunate happen only to find you are not covered for it. Home repairs are costly, especially if it structural so don’t skimp on the cover.

 

Hopefully, these few hints and tips will go some way to helping you stay warm and toasty and give you peace of mind this winter.

Brand New Products From HG

Not often I get to say those words, HG have a tried and trusted product range and do not often add to it, but over the next few months, I will be showcasing a number of new products from HG.

Today, I am proud to introduce you to HG Drain Odour Remover.

I can’t think of many smells in the home that will singe the nose hairs as bad as drain odour, I even rate it above the Christmas dinner brussels sprout aftermath.

Smelly drains are normally due to organic buildup on the walls of the pipes and drains decomposing and while there are plenty of products to deal with a blocked drain readily available, there are not any that I know of that deal with the smell at the source.(febreeze over the plughole does not count!)

Well HG have stepped up, Drain Odour Remover is a simple little product that anyone can use, you just pour the required capfuls of granules down the plughole and wait 30 minutes and then just flush through with hot water.

The nose hair curling odour should be gone along with the deposits that caused them and replaced with a fresh clean fragrance with a hint of pine and mountain flowers.

To keep your drains and plugholes smelling fresh and clean, it is recommended to use the Drain Odour Remover at least once every 4 weeks and the 500g bottle will keep you going for 10 treatments.

So now you can save your embarrassment of unexplained nasty niffs when the Vicar calls and stop blaming the dog for the pong in the kitchen.

And We’re Back!!!!

It’s been a while but we are finally back and able to blog.

 

Long story short, we had to take the blog down for maintenance which turned out to be a wee bit longer than we had anticipated as issue after issue kept appearing which prevented us from going live again.

All is now fixed and tested and optimized to the full and with fingers crossed…..

We’re Back!!

 

Stay tuned..

Save £3.00 With HG’s Brand New Complete Bathroom Care Kit.

Previously exclusive to QVC, we are pleased to announce the Complete Bathroom Care Kit is now available for sale to the general market.

If you missed the QVC presentation, I will explain what the Complete Bathroom Care Kit consists of.

The Complete Bathroom Care Kit handles those tough cleaning jobs with ease. Be it shower, toilet, limescale or mould, this kit handles them all.

The Complete Bathroom Care Kit contains:

1x 500ml bottle of Professional limescale remover. The extremely powerful, super-concentrated product for the removal of limescale and calcium deposits from: taps, bathtubs, toilets and shower walls and for the descaling of blocked shower heads.

1x 500ml bottle of Mould remover foam spray, this immediately destroys mould from damp places – inside and outside.

1x 500ml bottle of Shower and Washbasin spray this is the ideal every-day cleaner for washbasins, synthetic shower cubicles and tiled walls.

1x 500ml bottle of Super powerful toilet cleaner, it easily removes stubborn dirt from the toilet pan, such as stubborn limescale, uric acid or other types of difficult to remove deposits.

If you were to purchase these products individually it would cost you £15.95, The Complete Bathroom Care Kit will cost you £12.95, a saving of £3.00

These bundle packs are limited availability and once they are gone, that’s it, so don’t delay, grab one before they disappear.

Save £5.00 With HG’s Brand New Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack.

Previously exclusive to QVC, we are pleased to announce the Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack is now available for sale to everyone.

If you missed the QVC presentation, I will explain what the Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack consists of.

To help you enhance and maintain your garden space and to enjoy the good weather while it lasts, HG have put together a collection of garden and outdoor products in a single pack which is considerably less in cost than buying the items separately.

The Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack contains

2 x 1 litre bottles of HG’s best selling Patio Cleaner which is a highly concentrated cleaner that has been specially designed for the cleaning of dirty and stained concrete, slabs and paving stones.

1 x 1 litre bottle of the outstanding Algae and Mould Remover which removes the familiar mould, algae, lichen or moss from external surfaces such as patios, paths, walls, tiles, fences, decking, boats, caravans and terracotta pots, etc.

1 x 500ml bottle of the fantastic Powerful Garden Furniture Cleaning Spray that is a powerful cleaner to quickly and easily remove stubborn dirt from plastic garden furniture.

If you were to purchase these products individually it would cost you £17.95, The Outdoor Garden Bundle Pack will cost you £12.95, a saving of £5.00

These bundle packs are limited availability and once they are gone, that’s it, so don’t delay, grab one before they disappear.

Important Information: Acid Based Drain Cleaners!

On the 1st of July, the Home Office added Sulphuric Acid to The Poison Act 1972 (Explosive Precursors) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

What this means is products that contain Sulphuric Acid in concentrations of 15% by weight or higher, cannot be sold to the general public unless the buyer holds a valid EPP (Explosives, Precursor and Poisons) licence.
This now means we have to ban sales of certain products to members of the general public unless they hold a valid EPP licence and can provide a copy to us along with all the associated ID and paperwork.
Sales to trade customers and businesses can continue, however, the business name must be verifiable and the delivery of the products can ONLY be made to a registered business / company address.
The products affected by this new regulation are:
Kilrock who manufacture the Rhino Drain Unblocker have produced an acid free version of the Rhino Drain Unblocker which can be found HERE
Further information regarding the legislation can be found HERE
If you are one of our business customers that regularly purchase these products from us and you have any questions about your orders, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Granite Gold Is Back In Stock.

We are please to announce that after a long, agonizing, 6 weeks of waiting that we have finally taken delivery of our Granite Gold stock order.

A total journey of over 6000 miles by ship from San Diego in California, through the Panama Canal and across the Atlantic to little old London, then the last 83 miles by Road from the East London Docks to our shelves here in Denton.

You can get a direct link to our Granite Gold products right HERE

Summer Sunday’s, Don’t forget the marinade.

It’s only a few days before the Kids are home for the summer holidays, the weather is getting more like the summers we all remember when we were their age. Now is the time to bring out the old BBQ that has been winter vacationing in the shed.

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For me, nothing says a lazy summer Sunday than the smell of the neighbour’s BBQ, steak, and burgers, wafting over the fence. So why not see if that old BBQ is up to the job and have an outdoor cook up this weekend, No? the old smoker a rusty, spider infested, cobweb covered mess?

Why not get a new one. We have an extensive range of BBQ’s and accessories for sale. 

And when all is said and done and you have eaten your fill of Steak and Burgers, give the BBQ a proper clean down when it is cold by using these specially made Landmann BBQ brushes and Landmann Barbecue Cleaning Wipes.

So why not set your summer off with a bang, grab yourself a BBQ, get those steaks sizzling, cold beer in hand and imagine yourself as James Martin.

You deserve it!