posted by Natalie Paddick


So finally we have got there… Thinking of an idea is one thing… The production is quite another… And then of course you have to sell the product… When it is a totally new invention it is important that you find the right places to launch the item …

We turned to our local building supplies store and Wells Journal who wrote a very good article about THE/TOOL …. Here is there article …

Ben finds answer to tricky problem of wall plugs…

A Wells-Based company has developed a new tool which will be on sale in all CRS Building Services Ltd Stores.

Having been involved in the construction industry for many years, Ben Paddick has encountered the problem of wall plugs on many occasions, particularly the time consuming task of removing them.

Up to now the traditional method of removal was either to attempt to hammer the plug into the wall or try to remove it.

Ben found both methods unreliable and found it often resulted in damaging the surrounding wall surface.

With more than seven trillion wall plugs manufactured each year Ben decided to invent THE/TOOL and, after an extensive period of development, it is now in production.

He said: “Designed, engineered and now distributed in Somerset, we wanted it to be an example of the skills and resources at work in our county.”

Ben says THE/TOOL is the only quick, clean and reliable method of wall plug removal and it utilises pull-hammer technology to maximise the force of extraction and minimise the effort required.

THE/TOOL, which is manufactured in Radstock, is engineered from stainless steel and aluminium with a contoured hand grip.

THE/TOOL will be available in all nine of the CRS branches at the introductory price of £19.95.


CRS – Wells – 01749 677355

CRS – Cheddar – 01934 744455

CRS – Highbridge – 01278 773300

CRS – Weston-Super-Mare – 01934 640920

CRS – Watchet – 01984 633050

CRS – Yeovil – 01935 383280

CRS – Taunton – 01823 365510

CRS – Glastonbury – 01458 836638

CRS – Somerton – 01458 270670