BPC Building Products has announced a £500,000 investment project to upgrade and expand its Wakefield warehouse and manufacturing facility, creating up to 10 jobs in the process.
ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has strengthened its technical support expertise with the appointment of technical engineer David Smyth.
The Crediton Operatic & Dramatic Society (CODS) is the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund following a public vote where the local community was asked to show their support.
October saw the official foundation of the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF’s) Northern Ireland Region, and the Federation is boosting support for its growing membership in Northern Ireland in a number of ways.
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Keyline has strengthened its rail division with the appointment of a new office manager. Charlie Hurst will support the continued growth of the division within her new role at the new Rail and Geotechnics office in Leeds.
Imminent ‘big freeze’ expected to trigger increased demand for home heating products
Winter weather has hit the headlines this month, with experts forecasting an imminent onslaught of snow, storms and sub-zero temperatures.
Survey reveals business opportunity arising from damp
The findings of a new YouGov survey – commissioned by damp-proofing expert Safeguard Europe – into the UK’s experience of damp problems, reveals an ongoing market opportunity for builders’ merchants and RMI contractors.
Actis welcomes government plans to increase off-site construction
Government incentives, which include encouraging more off-site construction to help reduce the housing shortage, has been welcomed by insulation manufacturer Actis.
Origin opens new showroom in Warrington
Origin has launched a brand new showroom in Warrington, Cheshire, showcasing its aluminium bi-folding and residential doors, windows and blinds.
The Construction sector is showing no prolonged Brexit effect
With the first three months of post-Brexit figures in the books, construction sector contracts across September reached a total of £5.6bn, a minor increase on August, and after a summer wobble the industry seems to have stabilised.
Father of two completes charity challenges
Kraig Seymour, yard sales manager of the Weybridge Champion Timber branch, has completed two jaw-dropping charity challenges in aid of children’s charity Shooting Star Chase.
ASSA ABLOY announces acquisition of Trojan Holdings
ASSA ABLOY has acquired Trojan Holdings, a supplier of residential door and window hardware into the door and window fabricator market.
Travis Perkins reports a positive Q3 but announces more than 30 store closures
Travis Perkins has released its trading update for Q3 2016, showing total sales growth of 3.4% across the business, despite significant losses in the plumbing and heating side of the group.
Knauf Insulation joins Worshipful Company for Lord Mayor's Show
On 12th November, Knauf Insulation will be joining the Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants' (WCoBM) float to parade the streets of London as part of the Lord Mayor's Show.
Keystone Group announces multi-million pound investment pledge
Keystone Group has announced an ambitious investment plan as part of its aim to increase turnover to £100m.
BMF Regional Centres of Excellence gain momentum
The roll out of the Builders Merchants Federation's Regional Centres of Excellence is continuing to gain momentum, with three new centres launched in less than 10 days.
Andy Kaye joins Stelrad team
Andy Kaye has joined the Stelrad sales team and will be looking after the South East of England. He has worked in the heating industry since 1992, having started his career as an apprentice, installing boilers and bathrooms.
New report is a “welcome roadmap for heating efficiency”, says Neil Schofield
Neil Schofield, head of government and external affairs at Worcester, Bosch Group, believes the Committee on Climate Change’s ‘Next steps to UK heat policy’ report offers clear direction for the heating industry to follow in its bid to green Britain’s heating supplies.
MRA shortlisted for 17 Construction Marketing Awards
MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for a record 17 awards in this year’s Construction Marketing Awards (CMA). A category winner 11 times, MRA’s latest shortlisting adds to a long list of industry accolades achieved during the agency’s 25-year history.
Scottish builders' confidence rebounds despite concerns over rising costs
Confidence among Scottish construction employers has recovered by 21 points to +2 after slumping to a three-year low in the wake of the Brexit vote in June.
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