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Noel

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It was a complex planning application I see,: : )

Plans have been submitted to East Devon District Council for a new aluminium roller shutter door, two new air conditioning condenser units and one extract grille to be installed at the Unit 1, in Reme Drive.
Never been in a Toolstation, much the same as S/fix? Used to pass through (or by) Honiton when on the 303.
 

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The people who used to own Screwfix sold out to B&Q and then started Toolstation.
Martin.
 

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Then Toolstation sold out to a large builders merchant
T/s were quite reasonable prices for a while but worth cross checking now
 

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We have 4 Screwfix's around here now, getting a bit silly. We have 2 Toolstation's, they are within 50 yards of screwfix in both cases.
 

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A Screwfix opened in our rural area in the past couple of weeks, It's going to be a godsend for those times you need something at 7 PM or on a Sunday! It might affect some local businesses, some of which are very good and I would still shop with them regardless and some of which can shove it! I went to buy some 2.5mm cabling from a local electrical factor (Which happens to be directly opposite the new Screwfix :lol: ) a long time ago and they wanted to charge me £20 more per roll than I could get DELIVERED from Screwfix (I had done some prior research) claiming that it was a "better quality cable". I don't care if it's a better quality cable, so long as it's up to the British standard it's up to British standard! and I told them promptly where they could stick their cabling and bought it from Screwfix, which so happened to be the EXACT same brand of cable.

I don't care at all for rip-off merchants.
 

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Perhaps they’ve finally worked out a winning combination as Greggs & Screwfix have just opened up in a new block of units locally, there are still a few units left so chance for Toolstation to get in on the act.
 

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Greggs? The Bakers?

Like Phil, I have enough timber around my waistline! A lot less than in October last, but still someway to go! :mrgreen:

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Cordy":xqpwbfht said:
Then Toolstation sold out to a large builders merchant
T/s were quite reasonable prices for a while but worth cross checking now
Bought by Travis Perkins in January 2012 it seems.
I never knew that.
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T.P. owned part of it for years before taking it over completely. Within about half a mile of each other we have a Toolstation, a Travis Perkins and a Wickes - which is also owned by Travis Perkins.
 

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Sawdust is that the other side of the bridge from the Otter Inn! Ma sis in law lives in Weston!
 

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I'm passing close by tomorrow, on my way from Taunton to brixham, but I doubt I'll manage to get two cars and a bunch of grandchildren to divert, even for a greggs sausage roll (or 5) :roll: :roll:
 

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Bm101 yes thats right, i know the otter.
I can stand in the middle of the trading estate and within throwing distance their are 5 places you can
purchase kitchens.
Yep, my waistline and wallet are going to suffer, had a couple of Greggs cappuccinos but trying to keep away from the place now.
 

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I generally like Screwfix but have one issue with them. If you order a machine (or any other high value item) and do a click and collect, they'll often give you a box that's been opened. I bought a sander and wasn't very happy with that and asked why a new item had been opened. They explained they have a real problem with their own staff nicking stuff so they have to check that inside this box there isn't a dewalt impact driver smuggled in for the ride. It's a bit annoying but can see why they do it.
 

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Benchwayze":li5mwwta said:
Greggs? The Bakers?

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John (hammer)
Depends on your definition of a 'baker', I guess ! I popped into a Greggs a few months back to see what all the fuss was about. Bought a sausage roll. At least, that was what the label said. I spat it out and threw the rest away.
 

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There has been a Greggs, Toolstation and Screwfix within 50 metres of each other for several years in Bridgend, South Wales. Could it be deliberate?
 

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RogerS":1t3u65mz said:
Benchwayze":1t3u65mz said:
Greggs? The Bakers?

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John (hammer)
Depends on your definition of a 'baker', I guess ! I popped into a Greggs a few months back to see what all the fuss was about. Bought a sausage roll. At least, that was what the label said. I spat it out and threw the rest away.
They were experimenting with vegan sausage rolls a few weeks ago.
 

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A smart bit of marketing if it is. I said to swmbo a couple days days ago as we drove past (a rarity in itself :D ) Screwfix and Toolstation that it has to be a good place to site a Greggs because many of the people who use them are building and maintenance workers, decorators etc. ........... who work with other people who also eat on the hoof.
 
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