Born out of a love for Do-It-Yourself and an appreciation for quality tools at great value prices, LoveDIY is the brainchild of Martin Ward (LoveDIY General Manager). Martin has worked in the building industry for over 20 years and in his spare time he has worked to restore his 18th century farm cottage.
Over the past 6 years, Martin and his wife Kate have honed their DIY skills and brought their cottage into the 21st century. They have rebuilt external walls, damp proofed, insulated, plumbed, rewired, plastered, fitted a new kitchen and bathrooms, new windows, and the list goes on, and so do the jobs!
During his time in the building industry, and through working on his own cottage, Martin has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience, which he is happy to share. More importantly, he also found an appreciation for quality tools at great value prices, and through his contacts in the building industry, he makes it his mission to bring these to our online store.
LoveDIY began under the banner of Redline Building Supplies and Services in 2010. Redline BSS being an independent builders merchant and plant hire company, stocking building supplies for the trade, and the first-choice supplier for the Gelder Group.
In 2013, online sales from the Redline website increased to a point where it was selling to more and more home consumers and DIY’ers. At this point, the LoveDIY brand was born and the online sales division became its own business entity. Since then, sales have continued to increase, and our team still work closely with Redline BSS and the Gelder Group.
In 2017, Martin was joined at LoveDIY by his wife Kate, who took charge of the Customer Services department. Kate is a customer service and supply-chain professional with 15 years experience working in international enterprises. Since joining LoveDIY in September 2017 Kate has improved our internal processes ensuring our customers receive a great experience when shopping with us. Together, Martin and Kate are the perfect team, they both have extensive experience of DIY, and they both really care about providing the best buying experience to all LoveDIY customers.
And then there's Kieran, our Logistics Luminary
In 2018, our management team took on a new Logistics Manager, Kieran Gannon. Kieran has a strong background in inventory management, warehousing & logistics management and brings with him over 10 years experience of streamlining despatch processes. Since joining LoveDIY in April, Kieran has worked with both our couriers and suppliers to improve the way we deliver your order in both a safe and timely manner.
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