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Following a ‘bumper year’ of record applications, the Door Hardware Federation has introduced more robust procedures for companies wishing to join.

BA Components has announced that its Sales and Marketing Director, David Caulfield, has died after a short illness.

Chris Williamson MP visited Derby’s oldest building materials business, Browns, to see how it has invested in the business to open a second branch.

SIG Roofing is hosting an open day with special promotional offers in celebration of its recent Nottingham Finch branch refurbishment.

Six members of NYTimber’s management team are now fully-qualified Adult Mental Health First Aiders.

Isover’s pitched roof rafter solution, Metac, has officially become Local Authority Building Control registered.

Kudos Showering Products is marking its 20th year of trading with ambitious growth plans for the business.

‘The customer – how can you enhance your customer’s experience to ensure he chooses you as his preferred supplier’ was the theme of Kent Blaxill’s annual conference.

The Builders Merchants Federation held a historic meeting consisting of members from across Ireland gathered together for the first time.

Paving manufacturer Bradstone has celebrated the achievements of its Assured members at its annual national installer awards.

BMCo, a recent addition to the National Buying Group, has announced it will be opening its fourth branch in Goole in May.

The Builders Merchants Federation raised £4,625 at its annual Burns Supper, held at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel.

Two apprentices from TG Electrical Services are through to the second round of a national competition that could see them crowned as the best in the country.

Volunteers have rallied together to build a brand-new garden for Jewson Building Better Communities 2018 winner, Headway Darlington.

Family-owned Draper Tools is celebrating 100 years in business this year with promotions, a party, and a charity partnership.

Growth in the construction industry could be held back by a weakening housing market, rising costs and an increasingly nervous banking sector, according to the Federation of Master Builders’ latest study.

Lafarge Cement is calling on housebuilders to insist on tighter controls around the use of mortar, following claims that the use of substandard product is causing damage to hundreds of new homes.

A new action-focused structure and new Timber Trade Federation members mark the start of a significant year for the UK’s timber trading sector.

A previously unusable area of space has now been converted into a picnic terrace at Sun Hill Junior School thanks to a donations from a local merchant.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched Building Blocks, a new online training programme designed to introduce apprentices and other new starters to the intricacies of life in a builders’ merchant.

Coomers Timber & Building Supplies has presented its charity of the year, a local dementia centre, with £8,061.

Concrete specialists from a Tudor Griffiths Group have played a key role in helping to create the county’s latest visitor attraction.

Pasquill recently held its fourth annual awards ceremony celebrating colleagues who have gone above and beyond.

National Home Improvement Month has announced TV presenter and former host of DIY SOS and 60 Minute Makeover, Julia Kendell, to be an official ambassador.

NMBS has been re-approved as a supplier under the Procurement for Housing framework.

New research suggests consumers are interested in merchants that also provide recommendations for tradespeople to carry out their home improvements.

Members of the Builders Merchants Federation attending the BMF Brexit Forum this week had a clear message for Theresa May – go back to Brussels and renegotiate the exit deal.

National Buying Group has welcomed Putney Builders’ Merchants and its parent company Alloway Timber as new partners.

IKO PLC has announced its new IKO Ambassador: Paralympian tennis player Jordanne Whiley MBE.

MKM Hartlepool is thanking its customers, staff and local community after its 2018 ‘Gift a Gift’ collection topped previous years.

A conference to provide practical advice and inspiration to new and seasoned exporters is taking place in March.

David Young, Managing Director of Bradfords Building Supplies and Tony France, Sales Director of Ibstock Brick will take part in in a lively Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference.

Halton Haven Hospice installed a new roof on its conservatory thanks to CRASH, meaning patients can now enjoy time with their family and friends, out of their bed.

For the fifth year, Ideal Bathrooms has launched its annual customer incentive, offering bathroom retailers the chance to win a VIP trip.

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join the Independent Plumbing Group.

After winning Graham Plumber’s Merchant’s College Refresh Scheme, City College Norwich has upgraded its heating and plumbing training facilities with the £10,000 prize win.

New advice videos give recommendations for SME owners to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.

A new Jewson branch is set to be built in Cheltenham, which could create 15 jobs in the area.

MKM has officially cut the ribbon on its new branch in Elgin - becoming the merchant’s northernmost branch.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its 24th Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of Xtratherm.

Ninety-four new independent merchants joined the National Merchant Buying Society in 2018 – the highest number ever to join in one year.

An online builders’ merchant says its sharp increase in revenue could indicate a move towards customers sourcing materials online, rather than from bricks and mortar merchants.

Covers Timber & Builders’ Merchants has agreed to sponsor the 2019 Sussex Heritage Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

A competition is running once again to find out which is the toughest trade in the UK – will plucky plasterers be usurped?

The amount of aid provided to construction workers from an industry mental health charity rocketed by 75% in 2018 to £1.25 million.

To help businesses navigate through the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, FTA Logistics is hosting a webinar to explain how transporting goods would work.

A group of Falkirk Scouts has thanked the team at Norbord's Cowie plant for helping them take to the floor for even more community activities.

Independent retail wholesaler groups and the Builders Merchants Federation are putting their weight behind April’s consumer awareness campaign, National Home Improvement Month.

A new report on the UK kitchen market suggests kitchen sales will rise by £50 million this year, with customers moving towards more personalised designs.

The 2019 BMF Members Annual Conference and Awards, which takes the theme 'Together we are Stronger', will be hosted by the TV broadcaster and garden designer David Domoney.

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