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A Trip Down Memory Lane for Kennings

Here at Kennings, we’ve been around for quite a while, and if you have lived around the Goole area, there is no doubt you will have received one of our many amazing promotion leaflets. We have been digging through the archives and we’ve found some fantastic old leaflets guaranteed to give you some nostalgia and make you wonder why you didn’t stock up on fence panels in 2002…

Fence panel launch

When we launched our first kind of European Style panels, they were all the rage. They’re still as popular today, but the prices are a little different! Who remembers when you could get a 6’x6′ panel for only £39.75 (INC VAT)? It would cost more than that in timber in 2022! Nowadays our 1.8m x 1.8m Elite St Lunair Panels are still a bargain at only £99.29 each (INC VAT). Our panels are made from specially selected FSC timbers and manufactured to a very high standard, planed and pressure treated with a pale green finish that allows the beauty of the wood to show through, not just screwed and treated! Our selection of fence panels has grown exponentially over the past 35 years, we now offer a wide range of panels to suit any need or budget with our cheapest panel being only £20.89 each (INC VAT) – even cheaper than on our retro leaflet!

Ordering hotline 01405 720127

Wheelbarrow Nostalgia

Speaking of bargains, take a look at this poster for our wheelbarrows, only £20 (+VAT) You can still get an amazing deal on our wheelbarrows down at our Hook Road yard, but don’t bring this leaflet, the price won’t be honored, unfortunately! We have also continued stocking work boots at a substantially reduced price, our fantastic team can vouch for that! But luckily, we have hired a fantastic graphic designer – so our posters no longer look like the below…

Us here at Kennings are happy to let you know, that our posters are much more pleasing to the eye in 2022.

2002 Prices anyone?

While our prices are unbeatable in 2022, they were eye-watering in 2002! Just look at those aggregates for only £3.88 (+VAT), if only we had a time machine like Nigel the Martian. While we would love to still offer the crazy 2002 prices, we still have the same core principles, supplying the customer what they want, delivered on time, at unbeatable prices! Nostalgia aside, we pride ourselves on these core principles and our excellent team of staff is excited to prove that we have what it takes to make your garden dream, a reality. Whether you like to shop online from the comfort of your own home, or would prefer to come to see us in person at any of our sites.

Definitely out of this world prices!

Has all the nostalgia left you inspired? Shop Building Supplies today!

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

Jobs in the Goole area

Updated 23/05/2022

Here at Kenning’s, we have some exciting new opportunities, if you’re looking for a change of pace in an exciting environment or just want to expand your experience, we have something for you! Take a look at our listings below.

3.5t Driver

Kennings Building Supplies are recruiting for a 3.5t delivery driver, to carry out multi-drop deliveries across the UK.

This role will include;

  • Manual labour
  • Handballing goods such as Timber & Fencing
  • Speaking with Customers upon delivery
  • Liaising with Transport Team
  • Some nights out will be required – Hotel paid for by the company & a £27.50 night expense will be paid to the employee

Good geographical knowledge is advantageous & Delivery Driving experience is Essential.

Reference ID: KBS2

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • driving: 1 year (required)

Work remotely:

  • No

Apply on Indeed here

Yard Assistant (Gilberdyke)

Kennings Building Supplies are looking for Packers to work in their busy Gilberdyke depot. The ideal candidate would have knowledge within the timber or building trade.

Full training will be given. Good numeracy skills essential

Forklift license is not essential but would be an advantage. Must have own method of Transport.

Main Responsibilities:

*Moving Timber and products around the yard

*Picking & Packing Timber & Building materials

*Assisting Customers (loading Goods into their vehicles safely)

*Assisting the Yard Manager in day to day duties

*Ensuring the Yard is kept clean, tidy & safe at all times.

Hours of work are 40hr per week plus overtime (between Mon-Sat)

Overtime shall be paid at £15.50 an hour.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Gilberdike, DN14 7XL: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • warehouse: 1 year (preferred)

Apply on Indeed here

Timber Treatment Operative / Yard Assistant

Kennings Building Supplies are looking for a Taniliser Operative to work in their busy Gilberdyke depot. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of timber or building trade however this is not essential. Good numeracy skills are essential as the role involves dealing with chemical to timber ratios.

JCB Telescopic forklift license is advantageous however training/license can be provided.

Must have own method of Transport.

Main Responsibilities:

*Moving Timber and products around the yard

*Treatment and preparation of raw materials within the onsite Tanilising tank

*Unloading artic lorries

*Assisting the Yard Manager in day to day duties

*Ensuring the Yard is kept clean, tidy & safe at all times.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Goole, DN14 7XL: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • Warehouse experience: 1 year (preferred)

Apply on Indeed here

Customer Care Assistant

Kennings Building Supplies Ltd are recruiting for a Customer Care Assistant to join their team for approximately 40 hours per week (immediate start available).

The ideal candidate will have admin or office experience and have previously worked in a Customer Service environment. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, telephone manner & be computer literate.

Duties will include;

  • Answering calls from Customers who have experienced problems with their order
  • Communicating with Customers using our online Portal facilities
  • Working as part of a team ensuring Customer notes are accurately logged
  • Investigating and resolving Customer Complaints
  • Processing Returned items
  • Processing Refunds
  • General Administration
  • Technical assistance

Knowledge of Consumer Right Regulations would be an advantage but is not essential. Full Training will be given.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Goole, DN14 5JB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Apply on Indeed here

Timber Yard Assistant

Kennings Building Supplies are looking for Packers to work in their busy Seavy Road depot. The ideal candidate would have knowledge within the timber or building trade.

Full training will be given. Good numeracy skills essential

Forklift license is not essential but would be an advantage. Must have own method of Transport.

Main Responsibilities:

*Moving Timber and products around the yard

*Picking & Packing Timber & Building materials

*Assisting Customers (loading Goods into their vehicles safely)

*Assisting the Yard Manager in day to day duties

*Ensuring the Yard is kept clean, tidy & safe at all times.

Hours of work are 40hr per week plus overtime (between Mon-Sat)

Overtime shall be paid at £14.25 an hour.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • warehouse: 1 year (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

Apply on Indeed here

Make your home unique with cedar shingles

Looking to make your home stand out in the crowd? Cedar shingles may be the answer for you! They’re environmentally conscious, look fantastic and offer waterproof protection from all elements for up to 20 years. These fantastic shingles age beautifully, they will adopt a pleasant silvery grey shade over time so your home can keep looking amazing for years to come! Take a look at our blog for some great applications in your home.

Wall cladding cedar shingles

Cedar shingles make for great cladding thanks to their durability. They’re good at insulating thanks to their waterproof features and with such a long warranty they’re a wise investment and since they require little to no maintenance they’re an easy way to make your house stand out without a second thought! And, as a bonus, they come already treated against rot and decay so you only need to attach them. If you want your home to look rustic and bold, these shingles are for you!

Aged cedar shingles turn a beautiful grey.
Credit: Remodelista on Pinterest

Cedar shingle outdoor playhouse

It can be difficult to find a playhouse to match your garden’s aesthetic, many children’s garden play areas are made from bright coloured plastics which can be an eyesore. If you want your playhouse to last, these shingles will provide you with a durable guarantee to last through playtime for years to come. Take a look at this amazing creation from @callyprojects on Instagram, you can even find the fitting and building instructions on @instructables!

Cedar shingle roofing

Cedar shingles are a fantastic roofing solution. You get a perfect waterproof solution whilst incorporating the good looking element of the shingles. The wood is naturally insect and rot-resistant so it requires little to no maintenance. This element is ideal for a roof because a lot of upkeep may mean leaking and it can be difficult to maintain roofing without hiring a professional. As long as you have roofing underneath these shingles your roof will be secure and they won’t need to be replaced for many years.

Credit: @withbearhandsuk on Instagram

Find these cedar shingles and more at Kenning’s 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

Easy ideas to help transform your garden

If you’re looking to transform your garden this new year it can be difficult to know where to start. Here at Kenning’s, we carry a wide range of products that are easy to build and look wonderful any time of the year – so why not get ahead of the summer rush and have your garden ready for the first warm days of the year?

Landscape your garden with aggregates

Using aggregates in your garden is a great way to make an area zen and it’s incredibly simple to lay them! Who doesn’t want an amazing transformation that only takes a few hours? Here at Kenning’s, we have a wide range of aggregates everything you need to lay them. If you don’t like gardening or just want a low maintenance garden that looks good all year round, this easy DIY might be the one for you.

Lay artificial grass

Are you excited for the summer but worried about maintaining the grass? Artificial grass is the answer to your problems. It works perfectly with children and animals and is a great alternative to real grass without the hassle of maintenance and mess that can be produced in wet weather conditions. You can shop our wide range on our website and even get a bouncy underlay for that real grass feel!

Create a secluded seating area

Pergolas and decking work together perfectly to create a separate seating area in gardens. We sell a wide variety of different decking and pergolas so you can find your perfect match, we even give you fitting instructions so the hassle is taken out of the DIY! These simple structures are very effective and give an element of separation in gardens, which is ideal for busy homes with children or animals.

Replace your garden fencing

Fencing is the first thing you see in a garden, so it has to look great. We recently launched some brand new contemporary fencing so you have even more choice. Replacing fencing doesn’t have to be costworthy, we have plenty of budget panels to suit your needs. And, if you feel like your fencing could benefit from a simple repaint to bring it back to life, you can shop our range of fence stains here!

Find these products and more at Kenning’s 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

Christmas information

This year has been a long one, and here at Kenning’s, we’re taking a much-needed break. In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about our Christmas operations!

Our Christmas hours

We close down our sites on Wednesday the 22nd of December, all our sites and shops will be closed and our staff get time with their friends and family to reflect on the year. We’ll be back on Tuesday the 4th of January at 7:30 am ready to help out with those new years resolution projects! We’ll also be back to opening at 7.30 – 16:00 on Saturdays at Hook Road from the 8th of January, keep your eyes peeled for the other yards too!

Placing an order with us

You can still order online on our website after the 22nd of December, but it won’t be scheduled for delivery until after we all return on the 4th of January. In the meantime, you can browse and get your wishlist ready! Summer will be here soon, so make sure you’re prepared. Please also note that our customer services won’t be available on social media or through phone, but we will still have some posts going up for you to enjoy.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team here at Kenning’s, and thank you for all the support this year!

Find the fence panels of your dreams

Here at Kennings, we know it can be difficult to find fence panels that match your unique style. After all, every home is different! Sit back, relax and take a look at our blog to find out your fencing match made in heaven!

Contemporary lattice panels

Contemporary lattice fencing does exactly what it says on the tin! If you’re a fan of a modern look then these panels are perfect for you. Whether you live in a new build and want to carry on the sleek style outside, or you have a small city garden you want to add elements to, look no further! They also work fantastically as a trellis so you can add some much-needed greenery into your garden. These panels are hand made in our very own workshops so they have real quality and they’re pressure-treated at our treatment works, which will maximise the lifespan of the timber by up to 15 years! It also creates an effective barrier to infestation by insects and fungi.

Shop contemporary lattice panels here

Lattice top overlap panels

If you’re a fan of traditional style panels, our lattice top overlap panels may be perfect for you. With the added modern twist of privacy lattices as a benefit, these panels are a unique improvement on the popular style. They would work well on any property, particularly in gardens that don’t get a lot of space or privacy thanks to their lattice effect. We dip treat the panels at our own factory to a beautiful golden brown colour that looks fantastic alongside flowers and greenery and this treatment provides a solid base to protect the panel from rot & decay. We recommend using a topcoat on these panels if you require a specific colour finish.

Shop lattice top overlap panels here

High top vertilap panels

Are you a fan of rustic style fencing? Look no further than our high top vertilap fence panels. This fencing is strong, sturdy and has a rustic look – perfect for country homes or houses in exposed, windy areas. Whilst also improving the overall quality of the design, they are pressure treated to improve longevity, clad with 120mm Featheredge boards, fixed using galvanised nails throughout for longer life, these panels are designed to last. Not only that, but they’re handmade and pressure treat on our very own factory to create an effective barrier to infestation by insects and fungi.

Shop high top vertilap here

Strong board panels

Love the look of our high top vertilap fence panels but need something stronger? Take a look at our strong board fence panels! Super strong and robust, these panels are made from high quality 6 x 1 rough sawn timbers with extra back support rails, making it one of our strongest panels ever. They’re perfect for homes with big animals and houses in windy, exposed areas. They are also handmade and pressure treated in our very own workshops to maximise the lifespan of the timber by up to 15 years! It also creates an effective barrier to infestation by insects and fungi.

Shop strong board panels here

Find these fence panels 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

Easy garden DIYs you need to try

Gardening can be great for the mind and your garden is an important place. Keeping it clear and beautiful is a great way to spend time, and if you enjoy DIYs, you’re in for a treat. In this blog, we’re going to share some garden DIYs you can easily complete over the weekend!

Wooden garden path

This beautiful path is simple yet effective and incredibly easy to make at home. You can use any wood that you feel matches your home since we have such a wide range of discount wood products here at Kennings. However, we recommend using our sawn sleepers. They are treated to fight insect, fungi attacks and also help to prevent wet and dry rot. Not only that, but they have a beautiful rustic look. If you want to copy the landscaping below, we recommend using some of our decorative aggregates, these are available in many different colours and textures to match your garden’s aesthetic!

Credit: DIYJoy on Pinterest

Gutter planter

Gutter planters are a fantastic way to reuse old guttering for an environmentally friendly planter – however, if you simply love the look we have a wide range of low-cost guttering on our website. This easy build is also great to use as a divider on a wall for added privacy if you use hanging plants and is much easier to maintain than a trellis, it’s cheaper too!

Credit: Homeandgardeningideas on Pinterest

Raised brick flower bed

Raised flower beds can be expensive and often don’t fit with your home but with our wide range of bricks here at Kennings you’re sure to find the perfect match! This DIY is so easy, you’ll feel like you’ve done nothing at all, and want to do another one on this list. All you need are your bricks and some mortar, form your shape and apply the mortar, you’ll be more than pleased with the results.

Credit: Flowergardengirl on Pinterest

Timber grid trellis

A shop-made trellis can set you back a lot of money, but we have a cheap and easy garden DIY alternative – plus you get all the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself! We have lots of cheap treated timber that’s pressure treated to last up to 15 years. It also creates an effective barrier to infestation by insects and fungi, so your trellis is built to last. Simply line up the pieces and either screw them in or glue them with wood glue!

credit: Francois on Pinterest

Find these easy garden DIYs 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

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.

Credit: TheGreenAge

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!

Credit: Dreamstime

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.

Credit: AlFipa

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.

Credit: Desertcart

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.
Credit: CSG on Pinterest

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.
Credit: Seamless Aluminium on Pinterest

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.
Credit: myjobquote.com

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.
Credit: Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

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.
Credit: Lisa Carlisle on Pinterest

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

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