Expert support for your housing sector specification

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
  • 99.9% 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

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.

Access our sustainability policies

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.

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