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Dates


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Remember to book early for 2010 courses. In the few months after Christmas, we start our UK dates with visits to Cambridge and Leicester in January.  In February we move on to Manchester, Gloucester & Glasgow. Also during this period there are loads of Beaconsfield dates feature on the site home page including a February Canvas Stretching day and Basics of Framing, Fabric Special.

 

For full 2010 listings visit COURSES.  Why not turn a training weekend into a Christmas surprise?

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VAT Return


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Rather than taking your time to decide about new items of kit, topping up your mount boards or booking a course, get it sorted before 1st January.  VAT returns to 17.5% on New Years day, so get your orders and payments in now.
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NEW DIYframing Catalogue


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For the first time ever, DIYframing has produced a fully illustrated, 48 page catalogue which is FREE to download as a PDF. (click here) This new publication has details of all equipment, materials and framing accessories, including great mount board colour charts and the illustrated range of mouldings.

If you would like a printed copy a small charge for print and postage of £5 is made (Click here to purchase a copy) If purchased in this way you will receive a £5 gift voucher against your first purchase.

 

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Master Classes - New Dates


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We are now able to confirm that our next dates for David Wilkie's master classes will be 13th & 14th February 2010.  To find out more about these sessions and discover a flavour of what to expect read Master Classes Revealed.  However, do book your places early to avoid disappointment (and beat VAT changes) as interest in the dates is high.  For direct link to course details visit Master Classes.

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Business Development Week


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The November Business Development Week was an exceptional success, with each day of the programme being full.   Already we have had several inquiries and bookings for the next series of dates: 20th - 26th March.  So if you are thinking of developing your picture framing further, or even looking at specific elements of picture framing, it is a good idea to see what the Business Development Week offers.

 

Remember you can book individual (or any combination of) days within the week or, indeed the complete package.  For more about the course programme click: Business Development Week.

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Channel 4 News


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There’s been a real buzz in recent weeks around the DIYframing, buildings down on Woodlands Farm, Beaconsfield. Imagine the excitement of receiving a call from a Channel 4 production team, asking about the possibility of doing a screen test for a programme being shown in spring 2010. The show in question is Kirstie’s Homemade Home.  It explores the idea of using local crafts and artisans to decorate and “make-over” your home. In the first series, Kirstie Allsopp found out about a whole range of crafts, from card making to glass blowing, learning how to do some of them for herself. The aim is to give recognition to the craftspeople keeping these skills alive, whilst achieving a unique interior design.

 

Our involvement would be as a featured craft, teaching some of the skills involved in good quality, bespoke picture framing. MORE >>

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Christmas Orders


Holiday OrdersChristmas OrdersAny orders placed with DIYframing by the end of trading on the 21st December  will be dispatched (subject to stock) via our delivery services on the 22nd December.

 

Between 29th December and 4th January a limited delivery service will operate (please phone for more info).

 

The Beaconsfield showroom will be closed as follows: 12.00 pm,  24th December until 9.00 am 29th December  then from 12.00 pm,  31st December until 9.00 am 4th January  Xmas Footer

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...

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Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas from me, and all my little helpers at DIYframing.

It has been such an exciting year for us here at DIYframing. We’ve had continued and increased support for our training sessions around the country. As a result, the number of businesses and artisan framers we helped to launch also goes from strength to strength. Add to that some great new services, product ranges and a brand new 48 page catalogue: we have a lot to be pleased with.

 

A great highlight was the framing competition which we fully intend to develop and repeat in the New Year.

 

So, many thanks to all of you for your interest and support throughout 2009 and we look forward to keeping in touch through 2010.  In the meantime, a few updates  to help you on your way.

Duncan

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