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This weekend we are joined by our tool partners and sponsors at our first Southern Tool Show.

From the 30 January to 1 February we will be at Alexandra Palace, fondly known as Ally Pally, in North London bringing you our tools show and demonstration stage.

It’s one of the things we like to do – visit the home shows and trade shows to find out what’s going on.

We even demonstrate at many of the shows, as regular readers will know. This weekend we are jointing forces with he organisers of the Southern Home Show to bring you the Southern Tool Show.

Southern Tool Show and Southern Home Show

Click on the Image for 2 Free Tickets to the Southern Tool Show and Southern Home Show

What’s the Southern Tool Show all about?

The show will include household brands, trade professionals, and new inventions and arrivals to the tool market. It is a sister show to the Southern Home Show which is running at the same time – tickets for one show will admit you to both the Southern Home Show and the Southern Tool Show.

Diggerland digger driving

Diggerland where you can drive diggers and dumpers at any age

There will be live demonstrations, new tool innovations, tips and tricks, tool stores and (courtesy of our friends at Diggerland) even diggers to clamber over!

Don’t miss out – get your free tickets now, for the Southern Home and Tool Shows.

Meet the Demonstators

We would like to introduce you to our tool and products partners who are joining us at the show to show and some will demonstate their products and to answer your home improvements, building and DIY queries. The demonstrations are

How to skim plaster with DIY Doctor:-

Don’t be frightened by the thought of doing this yourself. Our experts will show you how you can accomplish a really nice flat, smooth surface on even the most uneven walls. This show will save you hundreds of pounds!

Get perfect timber joints with Studhawk:-

 Making picture frames, fitting architrave and skirting? Getting really neat joints used to take a lot of practice…..Not anymore! Come and see the Studhawk in action and say goodbye to wood filler for good.

Making the perfect sealant joint:-

Using sealant can be a messy business. Getting a tidy joint round the bath is not easy…..Or at least it wasn’t! Join Everbuild to find out how to get a perfect joint every time and save a fortune on sealant at the same time.

The demonstration timetable is:

Friday 30 January 2015

10.30 How to skim plaster ( 45 mins)

11.45 How to produce perfect mitres (45 mins)

12.45 How to apply sealant neatly (45 mins)

1.45  How to skim plaster (45 mins)

3pm How to produce perfect mitre joints (45) mins

Saturday 31 January 2015

10.30  How to skim plaster

11.45  How to use sealant neatly

12.45 How to fit skirting and architrave joints perfectly

1.45  How to skim plaster

3pm How to apply sealant neatly

Sunday 1 February 2015

10.30    How to skim plaster

12.00   How to produce the perfect mitre joint

1.00    How to apply sealant neatly

2.00    How to produce the perfect mitre joint

3.00    How to apply sealant neatly

The brands who will be showing off their amazing products and services follow. To be fair and equitable we have listed them in alphabetical order:

Bebbington Brick Services

Bebbington Brick Services are a nationwide masonry colour problem solver, trusted by the construction industry and now available to the DIY Market to deal with mis-matched bricks, render and mortar.

You can use their specialist services or with their help and advice you can now treat your own bricks using Bebbington Brick’s advanced brick dyes.


Fantastic fun for all the Family, Diggerland is the creator of unique adventure theme parks. they are located around the UK and all of the activities are based around diggers and dumpers.

This weekend we bring them to you – adults and children can clamber over real diggers!

Enter our fantastic competition to win a ticket for a family of 4 to Diggerland


Come and see the DrainEasy radiator draining kit in action.

Draineasy has been invented by a UK company, Waldco for professionals and DIYers to use. It is a simple system which is a re-useable tool, for completely draining the water from a radiator so that you can get on with decorating or tiling behind them.

No mess and no fuss!

Homestrip and Tradestrip

See our live demonstrations showing how safe and easy it is to strip paint using Eco Solutions products. Homestrip and Tradestrip are suitable for use by homeowners and tradespeople, without the need for solvents. There is no risk of burning your skin and n nasty smell.

You will see us getting back to the original surface without damage, solvents or harsh chemicals.

Eco solutions make a range of cleaning and stripping products including Grime Go for cleaning up and Xtex artex remover.


Everbuild are a trusted international company offering a wide range of specialist building products, including, sealing, bonding and speciality mortars etc, across many construction.

They supply us with wetroom systems, fillers, plus great kitchen and bathroom sealants which they will demonstrate live at the show.


Faithfull make value-for-money hand tools for all sectors of the trade and home improver market, whether you are a Builder, Carpenter, Constructor, Decorator, Electrician, Engineer, Gardener, Mechanic, Plasterer, Plumber or DIYer, you are sure to find what you looking for in the Faithfull range of tools and accessories. .

Whatever job you are doing around the home, you are sure to find what you looking for in the Faithfull range of tools and accessories on display at the show.

We also stock thousands of Faithfull products in our DIY Superstore.


Sheffield-based Footprint tools have been manufacturing tools in Britain since the 18th Century, based in Sheffield they make high quality hand tools for home improvers, DIYers and builders.

Come and see their range at the show, and talk to them about your building jobs, and read more about Footprint on their website.

JBS Products

We are pleased to be joined by JBS Products, a family run business, who specialise in manufacturing innovative building products.

They have manufactured and designed a clever new concept of plasterboard beading, called Hook on plasterboard bead.

This innovative time-saving wall bead can be easily attached by pushing or tapping it against the board. There is no need for nails or screws.

They will be demonstrating their Hook on plasterboard bead at the show, you will find them at stand 21.

Monument Tools

With more than 80 years of excellence in the design, manufacture and marketing of professional quality plumbing, roofing and drainage, Monument Tools are a great addition to the show.

Monument is a UK based privately owned company, and many of their products are made in Britain. Their product range includes best-selling lines such as pipe cutters, tap reseaters, wrenches, manometers, manhole keys, drain rods and snakes.

DIY Doctor stock hundreds of Monument Tools in our online toolstore.


The Studhawk guides are a great seller in our store. An effective aid for cutting wood accurately. Simply rub the saw blade gently across the Studhawk’s face – as simple as rubbing the palms of your hands together. Come and try it for yourself.

Studhawk advertise their products as the ‘Worlds Simplest Saw Guides’ and we have to agree. Sometimes the simple ideas are the best ones! We have found them to be really popular in our store, so come and check out Studhawk in action.

All our suppliers are looking forward to seeing you there, so don’t forget to claim your free tickets and pop down to the show if you are in the London area this weekend.

See the floorplan for the show.

Free delivery in our toolstore

We really hope you can join us at the show – but even if you can’t we have an offer for you.

From the 30 January to the 1 February 2015 you get Free Delivery in our DIY Superstore, as well as on all orders made at the show.

You don’t have to visit the show to benefit. Free delivery will be automatically added to your order while the show is on*

* Offer starts at 00.01 on 30 January 2015 and ends 23.59 on February 1 2015

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