17 August 2023 – Dulux Decorator Centre has become the official preferred paint supplier for LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), in a first-of-its-kind partnership for the insurance provider. As of 1 August, Dulux Trade products will be recommended to LV= GI contractors, providing an expert range of high-quality, sustainable paints for housing repair works.
Dulux and Dulux Decorator Centre owner, AkzoNobel, is already a partner with LV= through its motor repair network, with products from across AkzoNobel’s Sikkens range of vehicle refinish paints and recommended to a network of body shops across Europe.
A key driver for expanding the partnership into the home insurance division is AkzoNobel’s sustainability credentials. LV= was impressed by the company’s commitment to sustainability and the services and advice it offers to customers through their Dulux Decorator Centre accounts.
Duncan Lochhead, Commercial Sustainability Manager at Dulux Decorator Centre, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our collaboration with the LV= Group and supplying Dulux Trade products for their home insurance work.
“AkzoNobel is committed to offering a range of products and services that not only meet the quality needs of our customers, but also their ever-growing sustainability requirements. That is why we are constantly evolving our product range and making the switch to water-based, lower VOC products wherever possible. We also offer additional services such as the Dulux Decorator Centre empty can recycling scheme to ensure our partners can improve sustainability at every stage of a project.”
Chris Payne, Head of Networks and Engineering at LV= General Insurance comments “Following our very successful relationship we have with AkzoNobel across motor products, we’re thrilled to partner across our home repairs too. AkzoNobel has a fantastic reputation for colour, technical expertise and sustainability. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional levels of customer service, and this partnership with Dulux and Dulux Decorator Centre gives our contractors everything they need to finish projects off for customers with a decorative finish that not only looks great, but is sustainable too.”
As a Dulux Decorator Centre 360 account holder, LV= GI contractors will benefit from having a dedicated Dulux Decorator Centre point of contact who can advise at the specification stages and throughout a project, access to on-site technical support and next day delivery from Dulux Decorator Centre. Each contractor will also benefit from the Dulux Colour Sensor to help with colour matching in customers’ homes.
For more information on the products and services Dulux Decorator Centre provides, please visit: https://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/