Create a cork wall using cork wall tiles and cork roll

Creating a cork wall has many benefits for many different situations. Cork walls are ideal for offices to display notices and other important information, they are great for use at home, in living rooms or home offices and many other places around the home and the workplace. Creating a cork wall is a lot easier than you would think with many...

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Busy Boards and Orientation Boards for Dementia

Every three seconds someone gets diagnosed with dementia, with close to 50 million people estimated to currently be living with dementia. These statistics show just how much of an issue dementia is world wide. Finding ways to help people with dementia is therefore a very high priority. One way people with dementia can be helped with their daily lives is...

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Noticeboards in the news

You may have seen an Interesting article on the BBC today as Labour MP David Drew raised concerns in West...

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The Best Eco-Friendly Office Products

Eco-friendly products are becoming more and more popular in nearly all industries. With the rise in global warming awareness and the pressure on all of us to be green, manufacturers are under pressure to make their products more environmentally friendly. There is now a huge range of...

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The Top Multi-Purpose Products

Multi-purpose products are the perfect solution for when you need to achieve multiple tasks with one product. These products can help to save space and increase productivity as all tasks can be completed with a single item. These are our favourite and most useful products that would be a great addition to any office, school or workplace....

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Products to Renew Your Office for the New Year

Products to Renew Your Office for the New YearThe new year is the perfect time to renew and reorganise your office. What you have on the walls of your office can say a lot about you as a company or an individual. Isn't it time you ditched your tired, old whiteboard or noticeboard and replace it with a shiny new one? Here are our favourite products that will...

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The Difference Between Whiteboard Surfaces

While whiteboards may all look the same, there can be a big difference in the quality of their surfaces. The type of surface that will work best for you will depend on what you will be using the whiteboards for, and where they will be located. The three main types of whiteboard surface are:...

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The Top 5 Essential Classroom Products

With so many new and exciting products entering the education market it is hard to keep track of what's new! So here are our top 5 essential classroom products that we feel should be in every classroom. ...

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The Top 5 Workplace Hazards

A workplace hazard is defined as a situation that has the potential to harm life, health or equipment at work. Identifying and reducing the risks of hazards in the workplace is a very important task that needs to be carried out thoroughly to stop workplace hazards becoming an issue. There are many different...

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Whiteboard Tips and Tricks

Here are our top 6 tips and tricks for using your whiteboard more effectively. Use all of these tips and become a whiteboard pro! 1. Creating a Dotted LineThe easiest way to draw a straight, dotted line is to just draw...

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Top 10 Must Have Office Gadgets

Your desk is the place where you spend most of your day. So why not make it a nice place to be? Use these amazing gadgets to make your desk space the most productive it can be!...

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Once Upon a Board - The Wedding

Video Transcript Once upon a board there was a chap, let's call him Tim.Planning to get married to a girl lets call her Kim.They'd booked the venue, hired the band, no nothing had been missed.But just one thing was causing...

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How to stay healthy at work

It can be hard to stay healthy when working in an office 9-5. Here are our top tips to keep you healthy at work.Drink waterMake sure you keep drinking throughout the day as just...

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The top 5 new products for schools 2017

Video Transcript1. mcSquaresThese individual whiteboards allow each student to write down or draw their own ideas. The the individual tiles can be slotted together on to the wall so ideas can be seen together and discussed as a...

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How to turn your wall into a whiteboard or a notice board

Sometimes a standard whiteboard or notice board isn’t enough. What if you want to fill a very large space or even a whole wall? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that there is hope. In no time you will be able to turn that useless wall into a useful wall.There are many different ways to turn your wall into...

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Alternatives to A-Board Advertising

A-board advertising is a great way to gain trade from passing foot traffic. Many shop owners have found this to be an essential tool for their business, as it attracts customers that would have otherwise passed by without noticing them. Sadly, towns across the UK are starting to restrict this type of advertising. Following successful trials...

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How to make a behaviour noticeboard for your children

When it comes to getting your children to behave it can often feel like you have tried everything. The most common tactics as a parent seem to be bribery, empty threats or discipline. However, it has been proven that positive attention from a parent, praise and rewards are what work best at getting a child to...

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What will you find in the office of the future?

Technology is rapidly changing the way we work. The office of the future may look totally different from today. But what will we find in the office of the future? Here we look at five possible ideas of what offices of the future will be like. Glass...

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Products Of The Future - vol 1

SMART kapp Whiteboard SMART kapp is the share-as-you-go whiteboard. Start writing with any normal dry erase marker. Whatever you scribble down can be seen by anyone around the world who has been invited on their mobile phone, tablet or PC. The notes can also be saved onto...

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4 Reasons to choose glass boards

Whiteboard or glass board? It can be hard to decide between them. There are many benefits for both of these products. But here are the 4 reasons why you should choose a glass board over a whiteboard.1. Glass boards look spectacular...

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The perfect memo boards for your kitchen

Memo boards are a great addition to your kitchen wall. Whether you use it for writing down recipes, pinning reminders and notices or just for decoration purposes, having a memo board in your kitchen can be very helpful. Here we look at the different types of memo boards that are perfect for any kitchen.Glass Memo Boards...

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How the use of technology is growing in education

Education has changed a lot over recent years, with new technology becoming readily available all the time there is always something new and exciting to try. Children these days are very accustom to using technology and probably do so on a daily basis. Whether it’s a smartphone, a tablet or any other kind of...

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Products you may not know existed – vol 1 whiteboards

You are probably very familiar with the usual products in visual display. Whiteboards notice boards, flip chart easels, these are all incredibly useful items that nearly every office, factory or school will use on a daily basis. But what if you want something a bit different? Something that will stand out from the crowd? Well...

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Top 10 new products for schools

With so many new and exciting products entering the education market it is hard to keep track of what's new! Here we look at the 10 most recent and exciting developments in the education market. Let us know your favourite in the comments section! 1....

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Boards Direct Launch in the USA!

Boards Direct have now officially launched our US website!Under the name Board Angels, we are now taking our Nottingham manufactured Casca glass boards to the US market, along with our range of presentation products such as whiteboards and noticeboards.Supplying schools, universities, colleges and businesses with high quality visual display products has...

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Old vs New - Visual Display

Are you always looking for the newest trends or do you prefer the tried and tested methods? Here is the ultimate old school vs new school visual display...

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5 of the coolest offices in the world

These offices have to be some of the coolest places to work in the world. Having an office like any of these would defintely make Mondays a whole lot easier! 1. Google...

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Must have Whiteboard Accessories

Whiteboards are useful tools for business and education purposes. Sometimes, a range of whiteboard accessories is necessary to take your planning further. That’s exactly what we have here at Boards Direct....

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Create a stylish office shed

Recently Tiger Sheds produced a fantastic guide on creating an office shed which included some of our products. We’re thrilled to be included in this post and just love the idea of having the perfect office right at the bottom of the garden. Don’t you? Think of all that time you could save not doing that...

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Thoughts from the Chairman

It is great to live in an age of global communication, where events around the world are beamed into our homes and businesses almost instantly. We can see and respond to the ever changing economic landscape,...

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A Guide to Different Types of School Whiteboards

It can be difficult trying to choose a specific type of whiteboard for the classroom. This is why we’ve put together a guide to the different types of boards available at Boards Direct. There's a huge selection available at Boards Direct, all customisable and suitable for your needs. Whether it's a double-sided, modular or a mobile,...

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Having a ball at the cricket

Everyone had a great time at the cricket last week! The night was filled with fun, laughter and a 'few' glasses of Pimms. ...

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Welcome to our new home!

Our new website is finally here! After many months of planning and preparing we have finally gone live! Take a look around and see how we have changed it for the better. We have many new features which include:- More in depth search options to help you find exactly what you're looking for.- A new quick product entry...

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