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Think you don’t need insulation? Think again

Often we think insulation isn’t necessary for our homes, but it can help save money. Why not look out for the environment whilst keeping your home warm?

Loft Insulation

A quarter of heat can be lost through the roof in an uninsulated home. Insulating your loft or attic is an effective way to reduce heat loss and save on your heating bills. Whilst the upfront cost may make you question if the installation is worth it, it’s important to remember that loft insulation eventually pays for itself after 40 years because of the amount you save on bills. Our loft roll is a lightweight, non-combustible, unfaced glass mineral wool product. It easily comes apart so it can be fitted into specific areas so you can install it anywhere.

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Cavity Wall Insulation

Similarly to loft insulation, cavity wall insulation reduces heat loss and saves on bills. Although it isn’t as popular it still does a fantastic job at insulating your home. The cavity wall is cheaper than many other different kinds of insulation, it can be made from materials that are inexpensive. These materials can be recycled paper, treated glass fibres that are waterproof and vermiculites. Wall insulation also helps to prevent mould because it restricts moisture from passing through. This product can be difficult to install, so it’s important to hire a professional to evaluate before purchasing!

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PIR Insulation

PIR is short for ‘polyisocyanurate’ – this product is one of the most thermally efficient methods of insulation on the market. Composed of hydrocarbon chains, it is classified as ‘combustible’. PIR differentiates itself with the fact it is precisely engineered from first principles to achieve specific performance characteristics. This special insulation boasts the same characteristics as it’s cavity wall and loft counterparts – it helps keep bills down and heats your home more effectively. Importantly, this product is perfect for placement under floors as well as roofs and walls.

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Polystyrene

Polystyrene insulation is a plastic that’s often used to make clear products like food packaging. It’s also used in deliveries for protection thanks to its density. These qualities make it fantastic for insulation, it can even be used under concrete slabs. Much like cavity wall insulation, they are both rot and mould proof – as long as you ensure they are kept away from direct sunlight and ground moisture. Polystyrene sheets are also very easy to install at home without professional help because are easy to cut and handle.

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Find this insulation and more at Kennings Building Supplies

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects. Just pick up the phone or visit any of our 3 sites located in Goole & Gilberdyke.

At Kenning’s you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE local delivery on most orders *

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the East Riding, but some areas may incur a charge. Minimum charge applies, contact us for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Which guttering is right for you?

Here at Kennings, we have a wide range of guttering. So we can understand it may get a little bit confusing. It’s important to keep in mind your roof type and size, how it may join up to your neighbours’ homes and your colour scheme.

Half Round

Our half round guttering is fully UV stabilised, easy to install and lasts up to 10 years. It is easy to connect with other existing styles so you don’t need to worry about your neighbours’ systems. Whilst half round guttering complements historic homes well, it is perfect for most modern residential homes because of its durability. We have half round guttering available in black, white, grey and brown.

Half round guttering on a modern home.
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Square Line

Square guttering, like our half round, is fully UV stabilised, easy to install and lasts up to 10 years. The most attractive factor of this guttering is that it provides 20% higher flow capacity than a half round system, so it is suitable for larger domestic roofs. It looks good on any building, but the rectangular finish gives it a more industrial look so would suit modern buildings more. It is available in black, white and brown. Also available in 2M and 4M lengths.

Square guttering on a modern home.
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Deep flow guttering

Whilst it is common for deep flow guttering to be found on industrial buildings with large roofs, it works perfectly on homes too. Nowadays roofs come in many shapes and sizes and deep flow is perfect for steep roofs thanks to its 170mm capacity. It is just as easy to install as its smaller counterparts with an easy fix clip system. It can reduce the number of downpipe runs, due to the high capacity, sp you can see why this drainage is so popular. It is also available in black and grey.

Deep flow guttering on a steep roof.
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Find this guttering and more at Kennings Building Supplies

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects, just pick up the phone or visit any of our 3 sites located in Goole & Gilberdyke.

At Kenning’s you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE local delivery on most orders *

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the East Riding, but some areas may incur a charge. minimum charge applies, contact us for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Looking for beautiful waterproof roofing?

Cedar shingles may be the answer for you. They add a beautiful rustic look to any home and are highly durable, so you don’t have to compromise an aesthetically pleasing look for waterproof protection. There are three grades of cedar shingles: Black label – utility grade for economy applications and secondary buildings. Red label – standard grade available for an affordable price. Finally, Blue label – the highest quality shingles, with no knots and no discolouration.

Cedar roofing adapts to any building.
Credit: @roofershelper on Instagram.

How do they age?

Cedar shingles have a life expectancy of 30 years and as they age, they fade to an attractive silvery grey shade. The most attractive quality of the shingles for most people is the fact the wood is naturally insect and rot-resistant so it requires little to no maintenance. You can extend the life of your shingles an extra 20 years in the right conditions and investing in quality materials.

The shingles age beautifully.
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Where can you use them?

These shingles are adaptable, you can also use them on the outside of buildings for extra protection. They add a warming element to any home. Having them on walls is usually popular in coastal homes or areas with high humidity due to their long life span and durability. This beautiful exterior decoration can be added to your home, and will last even longer in locations with less moisture!

Shingles on a coastal area.
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The shingles are easy to install at home. Ensure you have roofing felt underneath and it is secured with a staple gun. When installing the shingles we recommend our cedar shingle silicone bronze nails for maximum life.  As a guide, approximately 1kg of nails is required to fix 6 bundles of shingles.

Find these shingles and more at Kennings Building Supplies

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects, just pick up the phone or visit any of our 3 sites located in Goole & Gilberdyke.

At Kenning’s you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE local delivery on most orders *

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the East Riding, but some areas may incur a charge. minimum charge applies, contact us for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Goole’s beautiful tribute to our Armed Forces

Here at Kennings, we recently supplied materials to a group of veterans and students from Delta Acadamey Goole. They have kindly dedicated their last two weekends to building and painting the fantastic Remembrance Day memorial for our Armed Forces at Goole’s clock tower.

Some of the fantastic volunteers with their work.
Credit: Ross Turner on Facebook

The process took a long time, but it was worth it! We can tell the group put in some fantastic effort. We could not be prouder to be part of this community!

What is Remembrance Sunday?

Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second weekend of November, it takes place on the 14th of November 2021 this year. The nation has the opportunity to remember those who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom and way of life. We remember those who served in the Armed Forces from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives due to conflict or terrorism.

Alongside Remembrance Sunday, every year on the 11th of November, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that marked the end of the First World War in 1918, we traditionally hold a one or two-minute silence recognising the precise time that the hostilities ceased in 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The display looks even better at night.
Credit: Ross Turner on Facebook

How can I donate or contribute to the Poppy Appeal?

The Poppy Appeal stock recently arrived in the Goole and Howden branch of the Royal British Legion. You can buy directly from them to contribute to the charity so they can continue the fantastic work they do. The RBL help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families with care, physical and mental wellbeing, financial support and local community connections.

You can donate directly through their website here

Alternatively, by purchasing a poppy from a local retailer, or their merchandise here

The waterproof roofing you need this winter

Winter weather can be harsh on roofing and you may not even consider protecting your outbuildings. However, onduline sheets are the ideal waterproof solution to property damage, leaks and protection against UV damage you need!

Onduline sheets are waterproof roofing that comes in a variety of colours and are extremely durable, lightweight and can be used for a wide variety of applications including agricultural, industrial, light domestic and environmental projects.

Are you concerned about your carbon footprint? Onduline sheets utilise a base board produced from recycled cellulose fibres, so they are great for the environment and your home! Their environmentally friendly colours are produced from a colour pigment and resin process which provide unique retention that guarantees no fading.

Onduline sheet colours

Are onduline sheets right for you?

As we all know British weather can be very unpredictable, but onduline sheets are the ideal durable waterproof roofing come rain or shine. Not only that, but they are easy to install without professional help at home, we all love a DIY project!

Here are just some of the amazing features:

  • 15 year warranty
  • Easy to cut, shape and fix
  • Excellent colour retention properties
  • Does not rust, rot or become brittle
  • Available in 4 environmentally sensitive colours

Find these shades and more at Kenning’s building supplies

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most garden projects, just pick up the phone or visit any of our 3 sites located in Goole & Gilberdyke.

At Kenning’s you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE local delivery on most orders *

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the East Riding, but some areas may incur a charge. minimum charge applies, contact us for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

The must have garden building this winter.

Just because the sun is about to disappear it doesn’t mean you cant still enjoy the garden in the winter months.

Remember back at the start of the year when the third lockdown eased and we were allowed up to 6 friends over in the garden?

How many of us braved the sub-zero temperatures to share quality time with our loved ones, you couldn’t get your hands on a patio heater or fire pit for love nor money so most of us had to settle for onesies, blankets and hot water bottles, that is until the beer jacket kicked in!

But imagine if back then you had a cosy little nook with a roof that would have kept you and your friends and family warm and dry through those Baltic months.

Let me introduce you to the Atlas Gazebo!

The Atlas Gazebo

Available in a range of sizes and so versatile, add fairy lights, curtains and some comfy garden furniture and make a garden retreat to make the neighbours turn green with envy!

The Atlas gazebo can be installed onto grass, patio or existing decking with ease, two people with next to no building experience can easily put the kit together using the most basic of tools as long as you follow the assembly instructions included.

A fitting option to suit any base

Hot Tub Party ready!

There really is nothing worse than being settled in the 40 degree water of a hot tub enjoying the beverage of your choice and then it starts to rain, I can’t be the only person who has refused to get out and opted for a brolly instead? Our friends @house_proud_dads know what we are talking about that’s why they chose the atlas gazebo, they wanted something that they could build themselves and that didn’t cost the earth!

Because the gazebo was to be installed on an existing patio they were supplied with the bolt down fittings (pictures above) these will create a strong, sturdy structure which will withstand the elements and provide that very valuable shelter during the winter months.

The Atlas gazebo makes the perfect hot tub cover.

Find the above gazebo and more at Kenning’s building supplies.

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most garden projects, just pick up the phone or visit any of our 3 sites located in Goole & Gilberdyke.

At Kenning’s you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Super fast FREE local delivery on most orders *

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the East Riding, but some areas may incur a charge. minimum charge applies, contact us for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

New Website Launch For Family Run Builders Merchants.

Operations director Sean Bond presents first customer Mr Gawthorp with a bottle of champagne.

Local builders’ merchants Kenning’s Building Supplies have launched a new ecommerce website this week, enabling trade customers and members of the public to place orders and take delivery from all over the East Riding.

Traditionally a retail only business, previously if a customer was further afield than the Goole & Gilberdyke sites they could only place an order over the phone. Now the new website will offer a more seamless and efficient transaction for both the customer and for the Kenning’s staff.

Mr Gawthorp (picture attached) was lucky enough to be the first customer through the checkout on Monday, bagging himself a celebratory bottle of champagne. He said “I found the website through Google, it was really easy to place my order and delivery was the next day! I will definitely use the website again, although I do like to call or drop in if I need advice on my building project”

The increase in orders has resulted in 11 new jobs being created, which is great news for the local community following the pandemic.

Kenning’s Building Supplies are an independent builders’ merchants based in Goole. Founded from humble beginnings in 1986, it now has three sites with two retail stores providing building and DIY supplies to trade customers and the public across The East Riding and beyond.

Sean Bond, Operations Manager at Kenning’s said:

“It’s an exciting time for us and we are proud that our new ecommerce website has now been launched, making our products more accessible to trade and public customers across the East Riding”

You can visit the new website here www.kennings.co.uk

Which colour should I paint my garden?

We look back at our most requested Cuprinol garden paints over the past 12 months.

2020/2021 will go down in history as the time when EVERYBODY renovated either their home or garden – Or both!

Cuprinol Garden Shades Urban Slate.


Probably the most popular shade of 2020/2021 Follow the trends with this classic neutral which has popped up in the gardens of home and lifestyle influencers all over the internet hence this shade being the UK’s top selling garden paint.

If you are seeking a bold & dramatic look then Cuprinol Garden Shades in Urban Slate is the paint/stain for you!

Find this shade and more at Kenning’s building supplies.

Cuprinol Garden Shades Seagrass.


One of the most popular choices for those seeking a boho/vintage style.

This calming, delicate & subtle colour has a green/grey base which means it looks great against the natural greens you would find in any garden.

Find this shade and more at Kenning’s building supplies.

Cuprinol Garden Shades Coastal Mist.


Get that beachy feel with the classic and relaxing costal mist. The pretty pastel colour will brighten up any garden and give the impression of a larger space.

a firm favorite for people with smaller gardens and yards.

Find this shade and more at Kenning’s building supplies.

Cuprinol Garden Shades Natural Stone.


Don’t fancy a bright bold colour? The understated elegance of a neutral garden means you can easily dress it up with colourful accessories should you want a splash of colour!

If you love Natural Stone then check out the other colours in the neutral collection.

  • Pale Jasmine
  • Muted Clay
  • Country Cream

Find this shade and more at Kenning’s building supplies.

Cuprinol Garden Shades Black Ash.


Hear us out! You may think that a black fence, shed or planters would be too harsh, think again!

Black is the most versatile colour weather it be clothes, accessories or home furnishings, the garden is no different.

Make colourful flowers stand out with a black fence backdrop!


Find these shades and more at Kenning’s building supplies.

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most garden projects, just pick up the phone or visit any of our 3 sites located in Goole & Gilberdyke.

At Kenning’s you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Super fast FREE local delivery on most orders *

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the East Riding, but some areas may incur a charge. minimum charge applies, contact us for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Join Kenning’s Growing Team.

Kenning's are hiring

Live in the Goole area and looking for work? Kenning’s Building Supplies are recruiting for a number of roles that could see you land your dream job with the friendliest builders merchants in the land!

Details of the roles and how to apply below.


Unfortunately we currently have no available roles – but be sure to check back soon, we list jobs frequently!


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