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Dave Booth Bids Farewell to TG Group After 23 Years of Dedicated Service

After nearly 23 years of devoted service, Dave Booth, a stalwart member of the TG Group family, has announced his retirement. Dave’s journey with TG Group began in May 2001 when he joined as an integral part of the team, starting his career at the weighbridge in Wood Lane, Ellesmere.

Throughout his time, Dave worked in various departments within the company. From his role as a Relief Concrete Batcher in Prees, Oswestry, Tattenhall, and Welshpool, to his invaluable contributions in concrete sales and as a concrete lab tester, Dave’s dedication and expertise have left an indelible mark on the company.

However, it was Dave’s tenure overseeing all skip hire operations where he truly excelled, spending most of his career managing TG Skip Hire. As Dave bids farewell to TG Group, he embarks on a new chapter in his life, filled with the promise of travel and leisure.

Pictured alongside Dave are Harry and Oliver Griffiths, extending their heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the Griffiths family as Dave embarks on his well-deserved retirement.

Embrace Trendsetting Hues: The Top Kitchen Colours of 2024

At TG Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms, we understand that colour is not just a choice; it’s a statement—a reflection of your style, personality, and the ambiance you wish to create in your home. As we embark on the journey of crafting dream kitchens, we delve deep into the realm of colours, recognising their influence on every facet of design, from the floor to the cabinets.

In recent years, the quest for the perfect kitchen colour has become a prevalent theme in the world of home renovations. Google searches for ‘what colour to paint my kitchen’ have surged, indicating a growing interest and prioritisation of kitchen aesthetics. From this search data, they have uncovered the colours forecasted to dominate kitchens in 2024, blending timeless classics with bold surprises.

Leading the pack is the ever-popular green kitchen—a choice celebrated for its versatility and adaptability. Green transcends trends, offering a sense of tranquillity and connection to nature that resonates with homeowners across styles and preferences. However, as we delve deeper into the spectrum, we encounter a diverse palette of colours poised to make a statement in the heart of your home.

The top 12 most coveted kitchen colours of 2024 are as follows:

  • Green
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • White
  • Navy
  • Pink
  • Cream
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Light blue
  • Brown

Surprisingly, black kitchens have claimed a prominent position on the list—a testament to their ability to evoke drama and sophistication. Dark and dramatic black paint finishes have a way of adding ambience and sophistication to a kitchen. Whether adorning cabinetry or serving as accents, black infuses spaces with a timeless allure that captivates the senses.

Pink kitchens, a rising trend in kitchen design, have also secured their spot among the top contenders. An elegant, more playful alternative to grey, it creates incredible warmth and an alluring appeal. While opinions may vary, the surge in popularity of pink kitchens underscores their versatility and ability to infuse spaces with charm and character.

As you embark on your new kitchen, consider embracing these trendsetting hues to breathe new life into your culinary sanctuary. Whether you opt for the classic allure of green or the daring sophistication of black, let your kitchen reflect your unique style and vision. At TG Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms, we’re here to turn your dreams into reality, one colour palette at a time.

TG Group Celebrates 150 Years of Building Legacy

The Tudor Griffiths Group proudly marks its 150th anniversary. Since its inception in 1874 as a small brickyard in Kinnerley, the company has grown into one of the largest independent businesses in the industry.

Founded by William Griffiths, the Tudor Griffiths Group has become synonymous with quality construction materials, ready-mixed concrete, renewable energy, skip hire, waste management, and recycling services. The Group, still family-owned and managed, now boasts four principal trading divisions: Builders Merchants, Concrete & Aggregates, Enviro Division (covering Renewable Energy, Skip Hire, Waste Management, and Recycling), and Electrical Services.

“We are immensely proud to reach this historic milestone, and it is a testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved,” said Mr. Tudor Griffiths, Managing Director of the Tudor Griffiths Group. “Our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and community development has been at the core of our success for 150 years. This anniversary is a celebration of our journey, from a local brickyard to a multifaceted industry leader. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing top-notch services to the communities we serve.”

The Tudor Griffiths Group currently operates out of 19 locations, covering over 10,000 sq. miles, serving North and Mid Wales, the West Midlands, and the North West. As the Group looks towards the future, the commitment to excellence and community growth remains unwavering.

To read more about the history and the current operation, visit: https://tggroup.co.uk/tg-overview/#page/1

The best winter workwear for tradespeople

Navigating the winter as a builder brings its own set of challenges, but with the right workwear, you can stay warm, dry, and safe on the job.

Safety boots are a must, offering protection from the cold and potential hazards. DEWALT Safety Footwear are designed to meet the demands of the professional tradesman and craftsman. They provide the perfect blend of functionality and style. The lightweight construction ensures ease of movement, while the flexibility adapts to various work environments.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/tools-workwear/workwear/dewalt-safety-footwear.html

Choosing the right socks is crucial for maintaining comfort in your work boots. The OX Tough Builder Socks are specifically designed and recommended for STS steel toe cap safety shoes and boots.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/ox-tough-builders-socks-size-6-12.html

Work trousers play a pivotal role in insulation and protection. The Ox Ripstop Trousers with practical features such as reinforced pockets with 500D Oxford nylon zip, water repellent & anti-rip structure ensures both warmth and safety.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/ox-pro-heavy-duty-flex-waist-work-trousers.html

For additional safety it would be worth considering Blackrock’s Hi Vis Waterproof Overtrousers, which are indispensable in wet weather. These are designed to be worn over work trousers and feature an elasticated waist for comfort. Studded ankles enable easy put on and removal, with side pockets giving access to trousers underneath. Waterproof taped seams ensure that you’ll stay dry in bad weather and 2 bands of reflective tape ensure you are seen.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/blackrock-hi-vis-waterproof-overtrousers.html

Gloves serve a dual purpose, providing safety and warmth. TG Builders Merchants stock a wide variety of gloves to suit all types of work. For instance, the Handmax Thermal Gloves are a thermal, heavy duty, very long life glove with crinkle latex coating for excellent wet and dry grip. Fleece liner keeps the hands warm in cold conditions and are suitable for cold protection/ working conditions, general handling, construction & site use and warehousing.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/handmax-grey-thermal-glove-size-l-9-tg-dar002033.html

It is well worth preparing for winter projects by investing in the right protective workwear alongside your construction materials. Explore our range to stay safe and warm throughout the colder months: https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/

TG Group Support Save The Children On Christmas Jumper Day

A gangsta wrapper, one that truly did eat all the pies, lots of all-out festive bling and a couple of subtle snowflakes….the team at TG happy to spread some Xmas cheer and support Save The Children on Christmas Jumper Day 2023.

Top three finish for Tudor Griffiths Group

Tudor Griffiths Group Celebrates Third Place in Prestigious Quarries & Nature Photo Competition

Tudor Griffiths Group, a prominent player in the quarrying industry with sand and gravel quarries in Ellesmere, Shropshire, and Cefn Graianiog and Pen Y Groes, Gwynedd, proudly announces its third-place victory in the renowned biennial “Quarries & Nature Photo Competition” organised by the Mineral Products Association (MPA). This nationwide competition showcases the diverse and flourishing wildlife found in and around active and restored quarries, emphasising the significant contribution of the quarrying industry to nature recovery and biodiversity gain in the UK.

Stuart Lawrence of Tudor Griffiths Group, clinched the third prize in the employees’ section of the competition. Stuart’s photograph of an Oystercatcher captured within the Ellesmere quarrying environment, standing out among a record number of entries.

The exclusive viewing of the winning entries took place on Tuesday, 28th November, at The Royal Society in London. Esteemed guests, including leading conservationists, policymakers, MPA member companies, and the winning photographers, were in attendance. RSPB Chief Executive Beccy Speight presented the prizes, commending the exceptional quality of the images and the competition’s role in highlighting the importance of restored quarries in supporting nature recovery.

Beccy Speight, RSPB Chief Executive, commented on the ability of mineral sites to leave a lasting legacy, stating, “We have long known how important the role of restored quarries can be in helping nature recover, and photography is a wonderful way of bringing this to light. The quality of the images in the competition is outstanding – congratulations to all taking part.”

Mark Russell, MPA Executive Director for Planning & Mineral Resources, highlighted the significant impact of quarry restoration on nature conservation and biodiversity gain. He stated, “More new areas of nature conservation and biodiversity gain have been and continue to be created through quarry restoration than any other industrial activity.” By the end of 2021, MPA members had already created over 8,300 hectares of new priority habitat, with an additional 11,000 hectares in the pipeline.

This year’s competition saw a record number of entries, and the judging panel faced the challenging task of selecting winners based on criteria such as composition, relevance, setting, and the difficulty of capturing the image. The competition features two categories: one for MPA member company employees and contractors and another for the thousands of volunteers who contribute to the restoration of quarry sites, transforming them into nature reserves, country parks, and sites of special scientific interest.

Tudor Griffiths Group extends its gratitude to the Mineral Products Association and the judging panel for recognising Stuart Lawrence’s exceptional contribution to capturing the beauty of nature within the quarrying industry. The Group remains dedicated to contributing to the positive impact of quarry restoration on biodiversity and nature conservation.

Concrete Collections Now At TG Concrete Chester

Our Chester TG Concrete Plant is now offering a wide range of concrete collections, and we’ve got all your construction needs covered! Whether you’re working on commercial projects, farming, DIY, or home improvements, we have the right concrete mix for you. Traditional, standard and proprietary mix designs all available. Our ready-mix concretes are suitable for a wide range of applications including;

  • Commercial
  • Farming
  • Curbing
  • Footpaths
  • Patios
  • DIY projects
  • Garages
  • Paving
  • Domestic projects
  • Housing
  • Shed bases
  • Driveways
  • Internal floors

Ordering:

  • If you would like a price or advice, call the sales team on 01691 626262. They can give you advice, take your order and let you know a time when you can collect your concrete.
  • Payment will be taken by debit or credit card when you place the order.

Collection:

  • Drive into the plant and let the batcher know you have arrived.
  • PLEASE NOTE health and safety is given the highest priority at all our plants so do not cross into the marked out restricted areas near the loading bays or other plant vehicles. PPE must be worn at all times.
  • The batcher will load the concrete mix you require, and you are on your way.

Things to note:

  • The smallest quantity our plants can mix is around 0.5 m3.
  • Half a cubic metre of concrete weighs up to 1.1 tonnes (1 m3 weighs approximately 2.2 tonnes).

TG Builders Merchants’ Winter Tips for Keeping Costs Down

Winter Tips for Keeping Costs Down

As the temperature drops, it’s essential to take steps to keep your home warm while also minimising heating costs. Properly insulating your home can make a significant difference in both comfort and energy efficiency. Here are some winter tips to help you keep costs down:

Inspect Your Home’s Insulation:

Start by checking the insulation in your attic, walls, and cellar. Make sure it’s in good condition and add more if needed. Proper insulation can prevent heat from escaping and save you money on heating bills.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/insulation-plasterboard/insulation.html

Seal Leaks and Gaps:

Check for draughts around windows, doors, and other openings. Seal any gaps or cracks with caulk or foam insulation. This will help prevent cold air from entering and warm air from escaping.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/building/chemicals/sealants.html

Insulate Your Pipes:

Insulating your pipes can help prevent them from freezing during the winter. This not only saves on repair costs but also ensures a steady flow of hot water and reduces energy consumption.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/insulation-plasterboard/insulation/pipe-insulation.html

Set Thermostats Efficiently:

Use a programmable thermostat to lower the temperature when you’re away or sleeping and raise it when you’re at home. Lowering your thermostat by even a few degrees can result in significant energy savings.

Maximise Natural Heat:

During the day, open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight to warm your home naturally. Close them at night to retain heat. Also, arrange furniture to ensure radiators are not blocked.

Maintain Heating Systems:

Regularly service your heating system to ensure it operates efficiently. Clean or replace filters, check for leaks, and ensure that the thermostat is functioning properly.

Use Door Draught Excluders:

Place door draught excluders at the base of exterior doors to prevent cold air from seeping in.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/doors-joinery/door-furniture/draught-excluders.html

Insulate Your Water Tank:

Consider adding an insulating blanket to your water tank. This helps maintain the water temperature, reducing the need to reheat it frequently.

Close Unused Rooms:

If there are rooms in your home that you rarely use, close their doors and seal off any vents. This way, you won’t waste heat in spaces that aren’t being used.

Invest in Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors:

If your budget allows, consider upgrading to energy-efficient windows and doors. These can significantly reduce heat loss and enhance your home’s insulation.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/doors-joinery/doors.html

Winter Fuel:

If you are only using one main room for most of the day which can be heated with logs or coal, then buying Winter Fuel can save you money in the long run and can be a cost-effective way to supplement your central heating system.

https://www.tgbuildersmerchants.co.uk/garden-landscaping/hardware/winter-fuels.html

 

By implementing these tips you can keep your home comfortable, reduce energy consumption, and ultimately lower your heating costs during the winter months.

TG Skip Seats Making A Hit

Cheers to another fantastic Shropshire Oktoberfest in Shrewsbury!

The atmosphere was electric with people savoring their drinks, relishing delicious food, grooving to amazing music, and of course, enjoying the TG Skip Seats!

It’s heartwarming to witness the community come together for such a memorable event. Let’s raise a glass to good times, great company, and the spirit of Shropshire!

 

Sixth Generation Join the Tudor Griffiths Group Family Business

Sixth Generation Embarks on a New Chapter: Harry and Oliver Griffiths Join the Tudor Griffiths Group Family Business

The legacy of the Tudor Griffiths Group, a name synonymous with the construction industry, continues to thrive with the entrance of Harry and Oliver Griffiths, the sixth generation of the Griffiths family into the business.

Since its inception in the late 19th century, the Tudor Griffiths Group has been a cornerstone of the local economy. The story of the company began in 1874, when William Griffiths, at the age of 25, transformed his vision into reality by establishing himself as a builder in Kinnerley, near Oswestry. From humble beginnings, the company rapidly expanded, taking on initial building projects like the United Reform Chapel at Dovaston and the Baptist Chapel in Newtown.

Today, the Tudor Griffiths Group, still under family ownership and management after an impressive 150 years, boasts an extensive portfolio including 8 Builders’ Merchants, 14 ready-mixed concrete plants, three sand and gravel quarries, a sea-dredged sand operation, as well as renewable energy initiatives, recycling services, and skip hire. Employing over 300 people and operating across Shropshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire, and Mid and North Wales, the company’s influence reaches far beyond its roots in Oswestry.

Tudor Griffiths, Managing Director of the Tudor Griffiths Group, expressed his excitement about Harry and Oliver Griffiths involvement, stating, “Welcoming Harry and Oliver into the business marks an important milestone. Their fresh ideas are essential as we stride forward, and their involvement ensures a seamless transition from one generation to the next.”

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