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24/04/14 Monument are Finalist at H&V News Awards 2014 for Collaboration of the Year with JTL Training

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Monument are thrilled to be a finalist for Collaboration of the Year with partners JTL from the H&V News Awards 2014. Congratulations to the Winners - Waitrose. Monument have once again demonstrated that working with trusted industry partners they are investing in the future generations of the plumbing, heating and ventialtion industry.



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24/09/13 Andrew Weiss races to Portugal
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Andrew Weiss of Weiss Marketing has embarked on a charity cycle ride from Esher, Surrey to Portugal to raise money for Industry charity, Rainy Day Trust and Shooting Star CHASE. From all the staff at Monument
we wish Andrew the best of luck with this challenge.



 

 

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18/09/13 Monument Sponsors BMF Members' Day Golf Classic 2013
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Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire played host to the 2013 BMF Members' Day Event.
Not to be missed was one of the two great sporting events, the BMF Golf Classic Competition, proudly sponsored by Monument. Pictured right is Sales Director Bob Marsh at the 2013 BMF Members' Day Event.



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17/07/13 Monument Sponsors BMF Members' Day Golf Classic
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Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire is the new venue for the BMF Member's Day to be held on the 17th and 18th September 2013. One of the highlights of the social programme is the BMF Golf Classic Competition sponsored by Monument Tools which will take place on Tuesday 17 September. Monument is looking forward to being involved in what looks to be a fantastic BMF Members' Day Event.




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10/07/13 New Apprentices

Perth CollegePictured on the right is new apprentice, Daniel McCafferty and employer Lawrence William of 'Gas Right Mainenance Ltd' with his Monument Tool Kit from JTL Training.

Pictured below with his Monument Tool Kit from JTL Training is new apprentice
George Baker with his employer from Beauchamp Bird Ltd in London

Perth College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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06/06/13 Perth College Prizewinner

Perth CollegeMonument Tools was proud to donate tools for the Monument Tools Ltd Award Prize for Continued Overall Excellence Years 1, 2 & 3 at Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands. The prize this year was awarded to Shaun Lyall - Stage 2 Plumbing SVQ Level 111. Monument Tools is proud to support plumbing students within Engineering, Science & Technology at Perth College UHI.

 

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18/04/13 Matthew Poulter's Day at Monument

MNFMatt Poulter, winner of the Steve Belcher Award from the Steve Willis Training Apprenticeship Award Evening recently visited Monument. The award recognises Matt for his commitment to study while living with Asperger's Syndrome. Along with the award came prize money to spend on tools at Monument.

Bob Marsh, Sales Manager at Monument Tools, said; ‘It was a pleasure to host Matt, his father and Lizzie Dodson (Work Based Learning Manager at Steve Willis Training) when they came up to Monument and to show them around our factory, warehouse and showroom facilities. Following the tour Matthew selected a range of tools for his prize and also took with him some new products to trial for us...Monument Tools would like to pledge their support to the Steve Belcher Award and look forward to welcoming the next deserving student.’

 

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18/04/13 Monument Celebrates 340 Years Of Service

MNFMonument Tools awarded Long Service Certificates to eleven employees who have clocked up a staggering 340 years of service; so far! At the end of April 2013, Trevor Tedder, Purchasing Manager, retires after 38 years of loyal and dedicated service. Trevor has seen the company grow from it's site in Balham, London to the current premises in Hackbridge, Surrey with the extended factory from where Monument designs, manufactures and markets the majority of its products. Certificates were also awarded to employees from the Factory, Packaging, Warehouse, Sales and Accounting Departments.

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03/04/13 Launch of 2644Q Plastic Pipe Cutter MNF

Monument have launched their latest plastic pipe cutter - 2644Q 28mm Plastic Pipe Cutter. It's another innovative design with a interchangeable radial blade design, integrated cut off scale and 3/8" hex drive for deburrer and rerounding tool. The product is made from engineering plastic and like the majority of Monument product sold, Made in Britain.

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19/03/13 MP Attends Monument Meet The Supplier Day

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Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton, recently attended the Meet The Supplier Day at Monument Tools. This second event, following on from an Autumn Day once again proved successful. Once again comments from the Merchants were hugely encouraging. Mike Belton from Belton and Slade commented; 'It was great to visit you yesterday and I was very impressed with the modern machinery that you have to produce so much of your products 'in house'. It's always reassuring to see a company being so well organised at not only how the goods are produced & packaged, but also how quickly you can re-act to producing items in a very short lead time.'

Bob Marsh, Sales Manager adds, 'it's great for the merchants to come and see our innovative company, team and above all our manufacturing facility. I would warmly welcome any merchant customer to Monument and to give them an insight as how and why we can offer better quality and value for money products in our plumbing, roofing and drainage products by offering a more flexible route to market and great customer service'

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13/02/13 Monument Tools Joins BMF

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Monument Tools, manufacturers of professional quality tools for plumbing, roofing and drainage have recently joined the Builders Merchant Federation; BMF is the industry’s foremost authority on the building supply chain representing the merchant - supplier - contractor route to market.

Jonathan Collier, Managing Director and fifth generation of the Collier family to work within Monument comments "We are keen to work with BMF and their close alignment with HSE and GasSafe Register which is so important and often forgotten in our section of the industry".

 

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11/02/13 Totally Tools - Tool Collection Competition - Winners Announced

Kevin WellmanMonument Tools are pleased to anncounce the winners of the Tool Collection Competition as follows:

Mr Pease of Pease of Garforth
Mr Park of West Houghton DIY
Helen Keith of Robert Dyas

 

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04/02/13 Totally Tools - Tool Collection Competition

Kevin WellmanMonument Tools are UK based manufacturers of high quality Plumbing, Drainage and Roofing Tools based in Hackbridge, near Wallington in Surrey, where they have state of the art production facilities, a distribution warehouse and a showroom with an end user training unit.

The company, which has been manufacturing hand tools in the UK since 1918, now led by Jonathan Collier (the 5th generation of Colliers to lead the business), is firmly established as a major brand in the DIY and Plumbing Merchant sector.

The John Collier Tool Collection has been put together exclusively for the Totally Tools Exhibition by John Collier, the current Chairman, from his unique collection of antique tools, some of which date back to the 17th century. John is an established authority in this area and has contributed to a number of publications on the history of hand tools.

“We are delighted to be involved with the new Totally Tools show at the Ricoh arena and hope that this display of what is the heritage of our industry today is of interest to both visitors and exhibitors”.

“We will be running a competition each day on the Tool Collection Stand so even more reason to come to the show”.

The Monument brand has recently undergone an update, designed to re-emphasise the strength of its UK heritage, professional quality ranges and leading market position.

To view competition details click here

For further information on either Monument Tools or The John Collier Collection please contact;

Jonathan Collier 
John Collier
Andrew Weiss 

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01/02/13 Kevin Wellman CEO of CIPHE visits Monument Tools

Kevin WellmanOn a recent visit to Monument Tools in Hackbridge, Surrey, Kevin Wellman, CEO of CIPHE commented that he was "....amazed to see how Monument manufacture using injection moulding machines, CNC turning and milling centres, robotic milling machines as well as product assembly and product packaging."

In recent years Monument has invested in the latest manufacturing plant to remain competitive. Kevin was given a guided tour of the manufacturing facility, warehouse and showroom.

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the UK's professional and technical body for all plumbing and heating professionals.

Monument Tools manufactures, designs and markets professional quality tools for plumbing, roofing and drainage. Monument sells under the Monument brand and also via Private Label (OEM). Products are sold through selected wholesale, national and independent plumbers and builders merchants.

John Collier and Kevin Wellman (pictured) in the Monument Showroom.

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31/01/13 NMBS Visit to Monument and John Collier Tool Collection

nmbsSteve Harris, Senior Category Manager at NMBS recently visited Monument Tools. Steve says "..I didn't realise how much Monument manufacture. Their products are taken from raw materials right through to the finished packaged product...It's great to see a privately owned British business still manufacturing and competing in the UK market."

Steve also visited the John Collier Tool Collection which includes saws, planes, rules, pipe cutters and wrenches and traces the Monument manufacturing heritage right back to the turn of C19. Steve would thoroughly recommend NMBS members visit the Totally DIY Show at the Ricoh Arena on 10-12 Feb 2012 where John Collier will have a small selection of his Tool Collection on display.

Monument Tools proudly manufactures, markets and designs tools and equipment for plumbing roofing and drainage; more than 50% of the products sold are manufactured in the UK. The Monument brand offers quality and value, coupled with excellent customer service and flexibilty of supply to NMBS members via Harrison and Clough and Toolbank.

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29/01/13 Review of the Hospitality Show 2013

The Hospitality ShowRoebic New Packaging launched in the UK.

A recent tradeshow at the NEC saw the launch of the new packaging from Roebic - Natural Bacterial Drainage Treatments - available exclusively from Monument Tools in the UK.
The Roebic range includes products for preventative & emergency treatments of Septic Tanks and Cesspools as well a domestic range for drains and laundry rooms. Roebic also offer grey water treatments for boats and caravans.
The products are available for sale from your local Monument Tools stockist or from Amazon.co.uk. For the full range view at http://bit.ly/X97TQi.

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28/01/13 Launch of Monument Majig

majgMonument Tools, privately owned and manufacturing products in Britain is pleased to announce the launch of the MAJIG first fix pipe jig.

The MAJIG is designed to overcome troublesome -first fix pipe fixing-, a newly patented and unique design it is made from durable plastic and is completely re-usable. The solution to all kinds of first pipe fixing, the Majig allows you to position pipes in a flash, saving you time, money and stress. The MAJIG can be used on finished or unfinished walls and when the pipes are in place, can be unscrewed, lifted off and used again. Plumbers and heating engineers often experience time delays due to the positioning and securing of both plastic and copper pipes in the domestic, new build and commerical environment. This especially applies to the positioning of radiator pipes, as the distance between pipes as well as spacing from unfinished and finished walls are critical to the final project layout. The traditional way to resolve this problem is layering various thicknesses of wood attached to the wall, which is not efficient. The MAJIG solves all of these problems and makes first pipe fixing simple, easy and quick.Made with 15mm O/D copper pipe slots which can be expanded to 22mm using a conecut.

Monument are giving away 25 Majig samples. To receive a free sample, visit www.4pipetools.com

For further information contact Bob Marsh, Sales Manager, Monument Tools Ltd, T 020 8288 1100 or view online at the Monument B2B site www.4pipetools.com

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21/01/13 Monument Becomes Rainy Day Trust Partner

rainy day trustMonument Tools, the South London based manufacturers of Professional Quality Plumbing, Roofing and Drainage Tools, have become the latest business to throw its support behind the Rainy Day Trust by taking up a ‘Partner Package’ sponsorship offer. The company, which has been manufacturing hand tools in the UK since 1918, now led by Jonathan Collier (the 5th generation of Colliers to lead the business) is firmly established as a major brand in the DIY and Plumbing Merchant sector.

“We are delighted to be involved with the RDT, and hope to be able to contribute to the continued success of such a worthy cause” said Jonathan.

The Monument brand has recently undergone an update, designed and implemented by Weiss Marketing, re-emphasising the strength of its UK heritage, professional quality ranges and leading market position.

For those interested in the wonderful heritage of UK manufactured hand tools, a unique collection of antique products, courtesy of the “John Collier Tool Museum”, will be on display at Totally Tools from February 10-12 2013 at the Ricoh Arena.

For further information please contact;
Jonathan Collier of Monument Tools
Diane Stevens of The Rainy Day Trust

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17/01/13 Launch of Kobus® Manhole Cover Lifter by Monument

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Developed by Kobus, a drain cleaning engineer, the two piece KOBUS Lifter is a revolutionary manhole cover lifting device. Made in Britain by Monument Tools and designed to overcome the problems which existing equipment is unable to tackle.

Born out of necessity it is a durable, compact, portable and flexible tool, providing safe and speedy cover lifting in almost any circumstances. It has been an outstanding success in site trials and has been acclaimed by drainage engineers, ground workers and tool hire companies.

Light weight : Weighing less than 18kg per piece, the KOBUS lifter has the footprint of a vacuum cleaner and can be carried safely by one man.
Powerful : It is ready to go without further assembly and this model can lift manhole covers weighing up to 2000kg and 225mm in thickness.
Fast & Safe : It is safer and faster than manual lifting with keys alone.
Versatile : The KOBUS Lifter can be manoevured in very restricted space and will lift any shape of manhole cover and covers made up of more than one piece.
Maintenance Free : Thereare no hydraulics and the moving parts are self-serviceable. The Kobus is supplied with 2 x LIFTING KEYS with 4 x INTERCHANGEABLE TIPS : one pair with tips measuring 35x15x5mm and the other set 25x12x5mm. Threaded M8 M10 & M12 Tips and 3/8in. Hooked Tips are also available and other non-standard tips can be manufactured to order. An optional TROLLEY HANDLE is also available, which allows the Kobus to be wheeled easily between sites.

For further information contact Bob Marsh, Sales Manager, Monument Tools Ltd, T 020 8288 1100 or view online at the Monument B2B site www.4pipetools.com

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18/12/2012 Launch of SuperFlame 3 Professional Gas Torch Range superflame

Monument Tools is pleased to announce the launch of its new Monument Superflame3 professional gas torch. Complementing the existing range of Monument Superflame Contractor and Monument Superflame Vulcane gas torches, the Monument Superflame3 offers three interchangeable bayonet fit tips, piezo ignition, lock facility, anti-flare operation and compatibility with both propane and Map/Pro gases.

Monument SuperflameG4 is also available and is compatible with Monument Gasex, the high temperature gas supplied in recyclable aluminum cans.

Both Monument Superflame3 and Monument SuperflameG4 will be supplied as standard with the Monument Superflame Super-Turbine (SF3-ST3) tip, but additional tips can be purchased. The Monument Superflame Turbine tip (SF3-T3) offers a smaller and tighter flame pattern, whilst the Monument Superflame pencil tip (SF3-P3) caters for occasional lead burning or precision soldering.

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Appointment of Bill Craig
Monument Tools Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Bill Craig of WRCraig as a Manufacturers Agent for Scotland and the far North of England

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Record Power Copper and Conduit Bending Machines
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Monument Tools are now distributing the new range of Record Power bending machines. These machines are made in England and offer superior UK manufacturing standards, increased value for money over other leading brands and full spares compatibility with a wide range of existing machines in the marketplace.

The machines are designed to bend conduit, copper and steel to EN and BS standards. Although they are traditional in design, ensuring continued familiarity with users, they all feature a number of exclusive improvements to increase functionality, ease of use and productivity. The range includes a dedicated conduit bending machine, a dedicated copper bending machine and a universal machine that bends both conduit and copper.

Improved features include a vice mount with universal slots to take a range of vices and enabling the vice to be mounted clear of the vice plate to improve access when threading. Additional holes in the vice plate allow quick tweaking of bends. Formers are precision machined for accuracy rather than the die-castings found on inferior imported machines. A useful wheelkit is now available as an option to make transport around the site safer and easier.

For further information please contact Monument Tools on 0208 2881100 or check the Monument and Record Power websites www.monument-tools.com or www.recordpower.co.uk.

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Vulcane Express stiffnuts

Introducing the new Vulcane from Express; offering the discerning plumber and heating & refrigeration engineer the next generation of gas soldering torch. The features list includes: lightweight and ergonomic design, three interchangeable quick release nozzles, wrap around flame, anti-flare operation, and simplified self-maintenance that allows for cleaning and replacement of both the gas inlet nozzle and the piezo - without the need for tools.

Re-discover the pleasures of soldering with the new Vulcane. Distributed in the UK by Monument Tools Ltd.

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Monument's Capital to Coast stiffnuts

Monument Tools - leading manufacturers and distributors of plumbing tools - completed the Capital to Coast Bike Ride from Esher to Hove on 27th June. Bob Marsh, Sales Manager and Jonathan Collier, Director were amongst 1400 other cyclists and together raised over £250,000.00 for the Capital to Coast Partner Charities : Norwood, Bliss, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Downs Syndrome Association and Heart's Have a Heart.

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Monument's Capital to Coast stiffnuts

Monument Tools - leading manufacturers and distributors of plumbing tools - are entering a team into the Capital to Coast Bike Ride from Esher to Hove on 27th June. Bob Marsh, Sales Manager and Jonathan Collier, Director are raising money for the Capital to Coast Partner Charities : Norwood, Bliss, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Downs Syndrome Association and Heart's Have a Heart. They would be happy to be sponsored from as little as 1p per mile to more than £1 per mile for the 60mile route. For further information please visit...www.justgiving.com/monument-tools.

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Monument Autocut Small Bore Pipe Cutters
stiffnutsMonument Tools investment in CNC and CAD-CAM equipment has led to yet another series of new products for the plumbing and heating and refrigeration and AC markets. New sizes have been added for 6, 8 and 10mm OD as well as imperial sizes for copper pipes. These are made with aluminium bodies and are very tactile and of high quality, typical of Monument’s strategy of designing and making products in their own UK factory in Surrey. These additions bring the total to 26 pipe cutters of different sizes and types made by Monument to satisfy the various markets of the world. Each tool in this new series is only 38mm outside diameter allowing use in confined spaces. Cutter wheels, rollers and springs are heat treated correctly.

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Monument Stiffnuts™®
stiffnutsIt can be difficult to undo nuts installed a long time ago which are very tight and this new tool from Monument Tools will release difficult to undo basin and bath nut taps in situ and also reduce the amount of time taken to install a basin or bath tap. The tool ensures that the socket is engaged squarely on the back nut and will not slip off because the socket is attached, via a threaded locator inside the socket, to the threaded tap stem. An extension fitted with a guiding sleeve makes it easy to join the components together under a basin or bath. The tool can be hand operated or, when newly assembling taps, can be driven by an electric drill using the separate driver supplied. A variety of sockets is available to suit different sizes of nuts. Smaller sets are supplied in point of sale hang up sleeves or the larger sets are in a plastic tool box. Made in England by Monument Tools Ltd.
Patent and registered design applied for.


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Monument Stiffnuts™®stiffnuts

It can be difficult to undo nuts installed a long time ago which are very tight and this new tool from Monument Tools will release difficult to undo basin and bath nut taps in situ and also reduce the amount of time taken to install a basin or bath tap. The tool ensures that the socket is engaged squarely on the back nut and will not slip off because the socket is attached, via a threaded locator inside the socket, to the threaded tap stem. An extension fitted with a guiding sleeve makes it easy to join the components together under a basin or bath. The tool can be hand operated or, when newly assembling taps, can be driven by an electric drill using the separate driver supplied. A variety of sockets is available to suit different sizes of nuts. Smaller sets are supplied in point of sale hang up sleeves or the larger sets are in a plastic tool box. Made in England by Monument Tools Ltd.
Patent and registered design applied for.

Contact Marketing Dept at Monument Tools Ltd T +44 20 8288 1100

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TracPipe
tracpipeTracPipe stainless steel semi-rigid gas pipe is quickly becoming the recognized alternative to traditional rigid copper or steel, installed between meter and appliance. TracPipe is relatively new to Europe but has a 30 year proven history of installation in Japan. Additionally it has now captured more than 35% of the US gas pipe market. Working closely with Omegaflex Ltd, Monument Tools have developed a wheel specifically to cut this new generation of gas pipe. Fitted to the evergreen 2A tube cutter body, the installer now has a new weapon in his armoury. The TracPipe cutter has the re-order code 295Q and is available from nationwide distributors and mail order.

Contact Marketing Dept at Monument Tools Ltd T +44 20 8288 1100

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Roebic Natural Bacterial Drainage Treatments
copper keyFor over 45 years Roebic has been manufacturing environmentally friendly products for wastewater management. As we move forward, the trend for environmentally safe methods of keeping drains flowing, deodorizing drains and treating grease traps in hotels, restaurants and schools is becoming more important every day. Roebic drain care products and grease trap treatments are specially formulated and manufactured for the consumer, institutional, foodservice and hospitality industry. These versatile products can handle the toughest problems and offensive odors in drains, traps and wastewater systems.

Contact Marketing Dept at Monument Tools Ltd T +44 20 8288 1100

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Copperkey ®
copper keyCopperkey is the latest innovative product to be released by Monument Tools. There are two sizes of Copperkey designed to handle the preparation of both 15 and 22mm copper pipes and fittings. The durable abrasive technology associated with the pipe cleaning brush on one end of the tool is new and is designed to last longer than hitherto. The ratchet handle makes the job easier in tight spaces. In use the tool is twisted in a clockwise direction on to the pipe or inside a fitting. The ratchet handle is turned in a clockwise direction until the cleaning is complete. Remove the tool in the same clockwise direction.

Contact Marketing Dept at Monument Tools Ltd T +44 20 8288 1100

 
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