With lots of different product categories on offer, it can be difficult for merchants to know what to focus on in 2016. Offering a bespoke range of timber products helps to provide trade professionals with a one-stop-shop to help save time and money, so they can get everything they need from one shop – your shop.

For installers, trimming the interior of a room is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add elegance and character to their work. Regardless of whether it is a commercial property or a living room, the devil really is in the detail, and the better the workmanship, the more these details are apparent.

Mouldings also allow installers to cover up, tidy up and smooth off unsightly edges and expansion gaps helping to create the perfect finish in any room, thus making mouldings a key priority for merchants in the new year.

According to recent statistics, over 75% of British homeowners renovated their home in some form during 2015, and are now planning further renovation projects for 2016. By stocking a variety of mouldings in different styles and sizes, merchants can help installers keep up with growing consumer demands for home improvement projects. They are easy to fit and are an ideal compact, off-the-shelf product that will help meet a particular specification or act as an added-value sale to help lock in better margins during 2016.

Paul Lerigo is marketing director at Richard Burbidge.