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Kent Blaxill is aiming to match its “discerning” customers’ requirements with a new branch in Norwich.

Gavin Slark, Chief Executive Officer of the Grafton Group

The Grafton Group is raising millions of pounds through an alternative form of financing.

Catnic has added seven new manufacturing lines to its German factory.

Russell Roof Tiles will be sponsoring Burton Albion Football Club for the third year running.

A Lincolnshire-based builders’ merchant has become the latest addition to the National Buying Group’s roster.

A former coaching inn has been renovated without losing its charm thanks to the teamwork of Dale Joinery and Jewson.

Travis Perkins has announced Prostate Cancer UK as the official charity to its golf tournament.

The government’s new Paper has been condemned as “pitiful” by MPs who want to see more money available for social housing.

A coastal walk to raise money for Cancer Research UK has a £10,000 target.

An art event involving 12,000 giant dominoes weaving their way through Hull was “an unforgettable spectacle”.

Health and safety experts are warning that failure to adhere to regulations has bigger repercussions now than ever before.

Trading software provider Kerridge Commercial Systems has made a new acquisition, increasing its platform nation-wide.

To keep up with demand from merchants for an increased range of products, TIMco has extended its UK quality control facilities.

A community-minded roofer has been nominated for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ 2018 UK Roofing Awards.

A charity in Bristol which repurposes used shipping containers into living space is receiving discounted building materials.

Halstead Town Football Club has agreed new sponsorship deal with Scott Parnell for the 2018/19 season.

The Mayor of London’s new Cleaner Heat Cashback scheme has been endorsed by ATAG Commercial.

Abode has won a Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Award.

A charity obstacle course race with discounted entry for people working in the construction industry is open for registration.

The official mascot of Ideal Boilers went down a storm with fans at his first appearance on the football pitch.

Construction Careers Week is urging merchants to inspire young people to join the industry.

Rockwool is supporting MPs calls for combustible cladding to be banned on high-rise buildings.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the finalists for its 2018 Supplier Engagement Award.

A Scottish team has raised thousands for charity after climbing the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in one day.

(L-R) Jo Clark, Liz Ridding, Karina Tyszkiewicz, Nicky Wilson and Karen Borton

Almost 2,000 women have walked through the night to raise money for a local hospice.

Thanks to its commitment to responsible sourcing of materials, Tobermore has earned a top industry accreditation.

Five different suppliers’ fire doors fail to meet requisite fire performance standard.

The recent heatwave has caused tradespeople to call off jobs early.

A toy astronaut carrying a construction bolt has been launched into space.

A Sheffield plumber has won a holiday for him and his family to any destination they choose.

Merchants are being urged conserve their water as the heatwave dries up reservoirs.

Imperial Bricks has introduced the York Clamp, the first time a new handmade version, created using the traditional manufacturing methods, has been made available to the market. 

Imperial Bricks has become the supplier of choice for FORTIS.

Roofing and building contractors in Essex can now benefit from a one-stop-shop for all of their roofing needs following a major refurbishment.

Nominations are open for a campaign that gives local groups and charity projects £500 towards their cause.

Chris Collard (left) and Jamie Dent.

Green-fingered volunteers helped to tame a carer colleague’s unruly garden as part of a campaign to help the community.

HB42 has joined the Builders Merchants Federation as a supplier member.

Bradfords Building Supplies has bought Archmartin, trading as Solo Building Supplies.

Jon Culshaw, widely regarded as Britain’s best impressionist, will be attending the black-tie Awards Dinner at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Day event on 27 September.

Every working day in the UK two construction workers take their own life. But your donation could turn things around for someone who is struggling.

A property developer has been jailed after his perilous project caused the collapse of a roof, injuring one person.

The 2018 Brick Awards has beaten its record number of entries, with 332 projects entering the competition across 15 categories. 

An eight day trek across the Great Wall of China has raised £5,000 to care for terminally ill people and their families.

Customers buying concrete from Anderton Concrete wait just two or three days for their delivery to arrive.

Cheers! Tom Elliott, Elliotts Managing Director, with the Elliotts 175 pale ale.

Elliotts has teamed up with Tap It Brewing Co to launch an exclusive pale ale to celebrate its beer-brewing heritage.

Hermitage Innovation Group, parent company of Border Merchants Systems, has bought a web development company, Wkdcode.

Suppliers and employees who demonstrated “exceptional performance” were commended by Graham Plumbers’ Merchant.

Bristan Group has been shortlisted in two categories in the UK Customer Experience Awards.

A ‘female friendly’ job site has commended Aggregate Industries for its efforts to get more women into construction.

Chris Burd CBE, the first Chief-Executive of BSW Timber, has passed away at the age of 83.

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