About Us/ Why we are the trade's favourite decorators' merchant

35 years in the business!

We are the leading independent decorator’s merchant in the North West. We operate branches in Bury and Manchester and also sell through our online stores. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and the products we stock. Find out  below why so many decorating trade customers choose us.

Our ethos
From its inception in 1985 the main criteria for the growth and direction of the company has been to deliver quality products at affordable prices.  The Directors and staff are continually exploring new, leading technologies from around Europe for the British market and to deliver such cutting edge, innovative products in a professional and reliable manner.
Our history
The company started trading in 1985 in the Lancashire town of Accrington, trading with many leading suppliers including Leyland, Johnstones, Manders and Sigma Paints etc.  A branch was subsequently opened in central Manchester and the company rebranded under the name Decor8 (Northern) Ltd.

In 2005 a Trade Centre and Distribution Depot opened in Bury, Lancashire, which provided the opportunity to expand distribution of products all over Great Britain.  The Rustoleum brand was hugely successful for the company with national accounts such as Leyland, Johnstones Trade Centres, Crown Paints and many UK wide independent merchants.

The Isopaint Nordic Brand was added to the portfolio of products for distribution, bringing further sales growth during difficult trading times in the UK.

The business currently represents all the leading UK paint manufacturers – including Dulux, Crown Paints, Johnstones, Leyland, Glidden, MacPhersons, Rustoleum, Sikkens, Sadolin and many more.

Competitive pricing
The company prides itself on the ability to provide great products at the best possible prices. This is as a result of strong, established relationships with many suppliers which enables us to benefit from superior discount structures that are passed on to our customer base.  We welcome enquiries from existing and new potential decorators, contractors or users of paint products to explore our competitive pricing structures with a view to providing improved terms across a wide range of products.
Advice and support
Professional technical advice service is available for all our customers who may require assistance with selecting the right products for different substrates.  We will provide bespoke advice and guidance to meet the specific needs of all enquiries.
Most orders can be supplied from stock and can be collected from our Bury or Manchester depots.  We also deliver nationally, usually on a 24 hour basis.  We pride ourselves on a fast, efficient and professional turnaround from receipt of order to delivery of the goods.
Gary Thompson Managing Director

Gary Thompson

We believe in offering all our customers fantastic service, with a smile! Whatever your decorating need we will provide it at sensible value for money prices. Why not apply for our platinum discount card and save more!

  • 20 years in the trade
  • Passionate about the latest paint technology

Call us today on 0161 763 7007 or Email us at info@decor8northern.co.uk

We aim to provide our customers with excellent advice, choice, service, delivery and prices

Our brands

  • Brush Mate
  • tesa
  • Sadolin
  • Armstead Trade
  • Purdy
  • Leyland Trade
  • Mirka
  • Sandtex Trade
  • Bartoline
  • Hamilton
  • Sikkens
  • Rustoleum
  • Johnstone’s Trade
  • AS Creation
  • Isomat
  • Dulux
  • Toupret
  • Macpherson Paints
  • Crown Trade
  • Halls Beeline
  • Ever Build
© Decor8 Northern Ltd. 2014