With this week being International Wallpaper Week, we’ve decided to focus our Top Ten on everything that you need to cover your walls. From British-made wallpaper to paint, and we even threw in a paintbrush!
Thanks to our friends over on our Instagram page who recommended a few wallpaper companies that we hadn’t heard of. And everything on the list is made in Britain!
With over 4 generations of wallpaper printing experience, 1838 Wallcoverings produce luxury wallpaper at their factory in Lancashire. The wallpapers are created to last, are easy to hang and easy to strip from walls, whilst all their inks and papers are environmentally friendly.
Located in the beautiful rolling green hills of Lancashire, Aire takes its inspiration from the rich textile and printing history of the surrounding mill towns. Mixing the classic elegance of timeless designs with modern printing and production techniques, Aire is at the vanguard of a new wave of innovative and creative wall-coverings.
Founded in mid-2013, Anthony Hughes is a Leeds based homewares brand presenting its debut collection of digitally printed wallpapers. The collection draws on Anthony’s influential love of Northern industrial landscapes and the structures and shapes found within. All Anthony Hughes’ products are printed and made in the UK.
BeeGee Brushes is a family owned business, having been manufacturing a complete range of paint and wallpaper brushes for 30 years at their West Midlands based factory. BeeGee Brushes are 100% British made to the highest UK standards.
Bruce Fine Papers
Bruce Fine Papers is a small Lincoln based family-run business established in 1994, and is a leading manufacturer of traditional quality-made block-printed wallpapers. All the products are based on historically accurate water-based mediums, making them suitable for both the historic restoration market and for use in modern schemes and is produced to order within the UK.
Cole & Son
Cole & Son has provided wallpapers for many historic houses including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. They continue to produce innovative and beautiful designs reflecting their long and distinguished history as well as their continuing passion for new and exciting wallpapers.
Crown began in 1777 with the opening of Dob Meadows Print Shop in Darwen, Lancashire. Crown paints are all made in Darwen & Hull, England.
Farrow and Ball
Farrow & Ball Limited is a manufacturer and distributor of premium paint and wallpaper with a head office and manufacturing based in Wimborne, Dorset. Wallpapers are made their own richly pigmented paint and traditional block and trough printing methods to give a uniquely tactile finish,
Offering signature wall coverings, fabrics, and interior accessories, Hevensent provide affordable luxury, all designed and manufactured in the UK.
House of Hackney
Founded in London in 2010 with an emphasis on quality, design and Made in Englan, House of Hackney’s aesthetic is influenced by English heritage, albeit with a modern interpretation. It was paramount to the founder’s vision that British-made materials and manufacturing would be used, keeping production close to home and supporting traditional industries and creating local employment. Their wallpapers are manufactured in Loughborough.
Kg Wallpaper and Surface Design
Kirath Ghundoo is a designer specialising in luxury geometric and bespoke wallpaper. Kg’s mix ‘n’ match wallpapers are designed with no repeat or match up meaning there’s no need for wastage, continue with the next strip from where the last one ended, or from wherever you desire. All the wallpapers are designed and digitally printed in England.
The Leyland brand values are based on the foundations of being “The Professional’s Paint” and the brand is committed to delivering honest, trusted and reliable products to the trade. Since the mid 1980’s Leyland has been manufactured in Birstall, West Yorkshire. The factory and its surroundings is one of the largest paint manufacturing sites in Europe covering an impressive 63 acres, with current warehouse space at 350,000 sq feet.
Proops Brothers Ltd is a family run business based in rural Leicestershire, supplying a vast range of tools for DIY including painting and decorating tools. Their sister company, Linic Plastics Ltd, is based on the same site and manufactures many of the tools that we sell.
Little Greene is an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality paints and wallpapers.With records dating back to the year 1773, the Little Greene Dye Works of Collyhurst Wood, on the outskirts of Manchester is one of England’s most ancient industrial sites for the making of paints and dye solutions.
Children’s wallpaper & fabric designs mixing traditional themes with a beautiful English twist to create a lively & vibrant interior to complement your grown-up style.
Walker Greenbank’s celebrated interiors brands, Sanderson, Harlequin, Scion, Zoffany, Anthology and Morris & Co are all justifiably proud that their wallpapers and printed fabrics are Great British products. The Brands’ wallpapers are produced equally responsibly in the East Midlands by Anstey Wallpaper Company.
Do you know of ay other wallpapers, paints or DIY equipment that is made in the UK? If so, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.