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Brendan Fenerty has joined Alpha Heating Innovation as National Sales Director.

Alpha Heating Innovation has welcomed Brendan Fenerty to the role of National Sales Director.

JCB Paint has created a paint which has been formulated to make it easy to use on almost any exterior surface and engineered to provide protection against the toughest conditions, like no other paint in the market.

MKM Building Supplies has stepped in as the local distributor for Poppyscotland after discovering the charity had no way of delivering hundreds of collection boxes for the 2017 appeal.

Plumbing and heating organisations and other stakeholders gathered recently to discuss how the industry could work collectively to address training and skills issues.

Matthew Janney, Sales Representative for Gaia Underfloor Heating, has conquered the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Branch managers responsible for key Ridgeons branches in Cambridge have been appointed as the company embarks on a series of major new investments and changes in the city over the next seven months.

AVS Fencing Supplies has announced the opening of its new branch near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

Keyline’s South Wales branches raised a fantastic £885 for Prostate Cancer UK during their inaugural charity golf day held at Cottrell Park Golf Resort on Friday 15th September.

The vital work of the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People will receive a donation of £4,400, after an intrepid team from Ideal Boilers and Gledhill Cylinders conquered an epic endurance challenge.

Last month, the commercial team from heating, plumbing and bathroom wholesaler F & P, Primaflow and Connections trekked to the summit of Mount Snowdon to raise money for Alzheimer's Society.

Marshalls is pleased to announce that it has acquired CPM Group, a company that specialises in underground water management solutions.

UK construction product manufacturers are expecting slower growth in sales and activity as cost rises and slowing construction output continues to weaken market conditions, according to the Construction Products Association’s (CPA’s) State of Trade Survey for 2017 Q3.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has announced that it will be supporting the Vado/Pavestone Rally, which is taking place from 7-10 June, 2018, for the third consecutive year next year.

The Encon Group has been ranked 95th in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 League Table.

Edward Naylor, CEO of Barnsley based pipe and concrete product manufacturer Naylor Industries received a special award at this year's Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner- a lifetime achievement award.

An employee from the Ridgeons branch in Halesworth has raised £800 for East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) by cycling more than 75 miles in one day.

The UK’s biggest builders’ merchant show, Jewson Live, is back for 2017 – and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.

Construction industry urged to collaborate now to successfully integrate the Post 16 skills plan reforms

Grown in Britain has launched a series of ‘Old Chestnuts’: electronic postcards intended to demonstrate that British-grown timber is a modern material.

BMBI Round Table debate 2017.

In September, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) hosted the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) second annual Round Table debate at its offices in Coventry.

Apprentices are the solution to addressing the UK’s skills gap, say 82% of UK SMEs in results obtained from the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly survey that questions over 900 UK and RoI SME owners and senior management across a range of sectors and regions.

Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems has joined the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF).

Recent developments in the housebuilding industry look set to stimulate the market for timber frame construction.

A hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic would be damaging to the NI construction sector, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Following the seven-figure capital investment by Business Growth Fund (BGF) earlier this year Ultra Finishing is accelerating its programme of reviews and improvements across its business and infrastructure, in particular its brand realignment, which commenced recently with the establishment of ROXOR Group Limited, the holding company for all of the company’s UK and overseas businesses.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, and many throughout the industry have praised it.

Left to right: Nick Lander and Allan Durning shake on the deal.

The h&b Group has acquired the Timber Buying Group (TBG), as part of its new strategy to support the industry’s small- to medium-sized merchants.

Final preparations are underway for Howarth Timber’s third annual Trade Day Bonanza.

One of the heating industry’s boiler manufacturers has given a ‘cautious welcome’ to the government’s new Clean Growth Plan.

Ben Kay MBE and Geordan Murphy, two Leicester Tigers legends, were the special guests for the Grand Opening launch event of BSS’ new branch in Thurmaston, Leicester.

It is estimated that the UK builders and plumbers merchants’ market will see growth of 2% in 2017, compared with 2016, in value terms.

The Rudgwick branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Rudgwick Junior FC.

Distributor of fixings, fasteners, power tool accessories and hardware, ForgeFix looks set to repeat its success in using an unique form of art to raise money for charity.

Ibstock Brick hosted a visit from the Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United Kingdom on Friday 6 October.

Following GAP’s announcement in August of the acquisition of SIG Building Plastics & Windows, the company has been working non-stop to welcome all their new team members and customers on board.

Metador has launched its new brand and website after a move to further solidify its position within the steel door market.

The UK’s leading creative agency for brands competing in the built environment, CMDi, has just launched the sector’s first communications effectiveness test.

A new CEMEX brand of high performance aggregates, neogem has just been launched in the UK.

With Fire Prevention Week now upon us, Honeywell’s Home Safety business is reminding people of the importance of ensuring homeowners are adequately protected against the dangers of fire and smoke.

New data released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) presents a direct contrast with the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Construction Index data.

An NMBS member with ten branches across Merseyside and North Wales is celebrating after being named one of the most inspirational businesses in the UK.

Kitchen and bathroom wall panel manufacturer Fibo UK has joined the Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) as a supplier member.

With just a few weeks remaining before the third annual Howarth Timber and Building Supplies’ Trade Day Bonanza, the event already looks set to surpass the success of last year.

Supplier of timber and construction materials, Arnold Laver, has expanded its presence in North London after opening a state-of-the-art depot in Borehamwood, as part of a £1.5 million investment that has initially created 12 jobs in the local area.

Migration Watch UK is wrong to suggest that there is no need for EU workers, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

A team of seven Kent Blaxill cyclists from Colchester have completed a three-day, 519-mile challenge in France to raise more than £3,200 for three charities.

An extra £2 billion allocation of funding for affordable housing, such as council and social housing, has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May in her speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Robert Bosch UK Holdings has become a minority shareholder in BOXT, based in Leeds.

Family run sanitary equipment manufacturer, Wirquin, has held a special family factory tour and party to raise funds and celebrate their 40th birthday.

Aico, manufacturer of residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms in the UK, has raised over £19,000 in donations for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) with a charity bike ride from Aico’s premises in Shropshire to its parent company Ei Electronics in Shannon, Ireland; a journey of 247 miles.

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