The Dulux Decorator Centre team is here to help you save time and specify the right products for your housing sector project.

Our expert Specification Services support covers all your project objectives end-to-end, from product selection and technical advice, through to colour scheming.

We have over 230 stores nationwide, so you’re never far from your nearest Dulux Decorator Centre. Plus, if you need to save time you can always rely on our speedy delivery options.


Innovative Products

We offer a range of solutions to meet the requirements of your housing project. This includes breathable, flame-retardant, and mould-inhibiting coatings as well as highly durable paints that are easy to clean.

Dulux Trade Diamond Matt

  • Water-based
  • 9% VOC free
  • Highly durable

Dulux Trade Pyroshield Matt

  • Water-based
  • Flame retardant
  • Fire classification from BS 476 Class 3 to 0

Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt

  • Water-based
  • Scrub resistance type C to BS 7719
  • Suitable for high-traffic areas such as stairwells and hallways

Dulux Trade Mouldshield Fungicidal Eggshell

  • Water-based
  • Inhibits mould and fungi growth
  • High adhesion and durability

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Tools to support your housing specification

We offer a range of innovative paint specification tools designed to help you select the right products for your housing sector project.

Dulux Trade Colour Schemer

This helpful tool gives you a ready-made colour scheme for your housing project. Select your sector, choose a core colour, and get professionally designed moodboards delivered to you instantly.

Lifecycle Tool  

We can generate a value-engineered specification for your housing project. One that considers cost, length of redecoration cycles and any environmental impact. It’s a useful costing tool for evaluating the right products to specify. Contact us to find out more.

Dulux Specification Creator

An easy tool for exploring ideas, creating colour schemes and product specifications.

The tool shows you recommended products and lets you search, filter and select the right products for your housing project.


Free Colour Samples

You can get A5 colour samples for your moodboards from us free of charge. Providing colour samples to your painting contractor before they start helps to ensure the right colour consistency.

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Discover the ways we can help you strengthen your environmental credentials and work towards a sustainable future.


Can Recycling

The Dulux Decorator Centre can recycle scheme helps save resources and reduce waste. We now accept empty cans from any paint brand or supplier.


Sustainability Credentials (EPDs, BREEAM and LEED)

Find and download contract and tender documents, and any relevant EPDs that you need to comply with green building standards.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn how Dulux Decorator Centre can add social value to your project, from sustainable solutions to community donations.

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Download our Digital Social Housing Guide for Specifiers

Learn more about the products, services and tools we offer to help you deliver exceptional, long-lasting results for your social housing project. Fill out the form below to get your free 14-page digital guide.

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Flake Sample Testing for Fire Safety

Before we specify our flame-retardant Pyroshield coatings, we take a flake sample from the substrate and have it independently analysed – free of charge. We assess the combustibility of the current wall coatings then recommend the right Pyroshield system for the property. Either a full or partial upgrade, or to maintain an existing class 0 substrate with standard water-based finishes.

The Pyroshield systems provide a reliable and cost-effective way to upgrade surfaces and achieve Class 1 or Class O fire performance.

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Social Housing Voucher Scheme

Our social housing voucher scheme offers a choice of paint packs to suit different social housing property sizes. All your client needs to do is choose what colour paint they’d like. Vouchers can then be redeemed in store, online or over the phone. Paint can then be collected from a chosen store or delivered by us.

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Contact info

National Sector Manger for Social Housing, Barry Gladwish can be a single point of contact for PFH members barry.gladwish@akzonobel.com and is fully supported by our Trade field-based sales force of 60 people, plus 3 national colour designers. Our Technical Advice Centre based in Slough Tel: 0333 222 7070 can also help you with any product enquiries or technical support issues.

If you would like to know more about our specification solutions for social housing projects, visit the Dulux Decorator Centre Specification Hub.

Dulux Decorator Centre is part of AkzoNobel, manufacturer of the Dulux Trade, Cuprinol, Polycell, Hammerite, Armstead Trade and Sikkens brands. Our expert team covers the whole of the UK & Ireland and can support you all the way through your specification, with fire upgrade guidance, on-site technical advice, a full colour design service and more.


There are many training opportunities via our new state of the art Dulux Training Academies based at our Slough head office and our new ultra-sustainable paint manufacturing plant in Ashington, we also partner with a number of colleges across the UK, all courses are fully accredited and courses can be bespoke to meet your training needs.

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Social Value

We have worked closely with HACT (Housing Associations Charitable Trust) on how SV can help within the procurement process and we were a key part of a working group, to produce the HACT guide for social value in procurement toolkit.

Last year AkzoNobel launched a number of social value initiatives to engage with the communities of social landlords, including community re-paint projects and community training days, along with shared initiatives with your chosen contractors.

Understanding that a key focus for social landlords is training and work opportunities

A key area we have developed is the AkzoNobel ‘Step into Work Courses’ with key industry leading training partner. These courses have been designed to work with you and your residents to give them the key skills required for future employment opportunities, with the sole aim to try and get people back into work and courses are delivered in your local community.

New Trade Colour Schemer

A self-service colour scheming tool for non-professional, non-colour confident specifies:

  • Allows users to create pre-defined colour schemes by commercial sector
  • Users can customise output by changing project title, area names and uploading your logo
  • Output (pdf) can be shared on social media and email or printed ‘colour accurate’ by our Commercial Colour Services
  • Link to “how to” video
  • Direct link to colour scheming tool

Visit our website for a host of services and information.

Click here for more information on the social sector, including press releases and videos.

Social Value Procurement Toolkit

A copy of this can be requested by HACT or AkzoNobel.

Energy saving solutions to help cut heat loss through walls

For more information, please download the Dulux Plus specifier guide below.

Fill out the form below to recieve the Dulux Trade Plus Specifier Guide

Fill out the form below to recieve our social values feature from Inside Housing

If you would like to know more about our Decorative Solutions framework, please click here.