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More than a thousand tradespeople and members of the public are set to descend on The Barn at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, for the Huws Gray Giant Trade Event on April 17.

The Timber Trade Federation and the Wood Protection Association are joining forces under a strategic partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the UK market for treated wood.

Snows Timber, previously part of The Bradfords Group, has announced the completion of a management buyout.

Kingsfold-based builders’ merchant D.W. Nye has been renamed as NYEs Building Supplies.

CRASH is thrilled to announce that the CRASH Charity Sailing Cup will return for a fourth year on Friday 12 July 2019 at the stunning Portsmouth Marina, PO6 4TJ.

Civils and drainage supplies specialist Scott Parnell will be expanding its Milton Keynes branch.

JT Dove is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion bosses have set themselves and the team a challenge.

The team at Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Chichester donned an array of silly socks to raise funds for local charity Aldingbourne Trust.

Brexit dominated the agenda as Snows Timber hosted Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero at its Huthwaite distribution centre this week.

If the Government is serious in wanting to cut carbon emissions from homes, they ought to talk to the Builders Merchants’ Federation - because it is BMF members who make and deliver the majority of materials and products used to de-carbonise today’s housing.

Natural Cement has become a supplier member of the Builders Merchants Federation.

James Burrell Builders Merchants’ turnover has exceeded £64m for the year to October 2018.

Lakes has introduced new fully-recyclable packaging, designed to reduce its impact on the environment.

New biodiversity measures will result in more costs and more delays for the nation’s SME house builders, worsening the housing crisis, warns the Federation of Master Builders.

Keyline has been invited to help coordinate the modernisation of the Rothera Research Station, the largest British Antarctic facility.

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has expanded its nationwide network with the recent launch of its new branch in Chester, bringing the total to 32.

XL Joinery has been officially recognised and certified as a Carbon Neutral company due to its sustained commitment to significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched a Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of ADEY, global water treatment and magnetic filtration manufacturer.

The BMF has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of his Spring Statement to Parliament to lobby for more flexibility in the rules governing the Apprenticeship Levy.

A strong order book and sustained growth has seen leading independent doorway solutions company, Denleigh, make a move to larger new offices in Amesbury.

The BMF All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June will offer a choice of four interactive industry workshops to attend as part of the Saturday morning programme, each offering a thought-provoking platform for group discussions.

Swarfega’s Tough-O-Meter has handed out the Toughest Trade 2019 title to mechanics, following a hard-fought battle of the trades on social media over the past two months.

Knauf’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab has been certified by the British Board of Agrément for use in high-rise residential applications, giving merchants more options in the rainscreen market.

Almost 70% of Travis Perkins’ apprentices have achieved a merit or better since it became the first ever builders’ merchant to achieve Employer Provider status.

Three generations of the Luton-based Smith family have racked up almost 150 years of service for Gibbs & Dandy.

At an awards ceremony in Battersea Park last week, Williams and Co. was announced as number 76 on The Sunday Times "100 best companies to work for" competition.

Dulux Academy is proud to support National Apprenticeship Week for the third consecutive year.

Russell Roof Tiles has joined the Royal Institute of British Architects CPD Providers Network, investing in the development and training of architects and specifiers.

Hull-based MKM Building Supplies has officially cut the ribbon on a new branch in Mansfield - a milestone 60th nationally.

More parents in the UK want to see their child undertake an apprenticeship than a university degree, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders.

To mark the start of National Apprenticeship week, Pasquill, the largest manufacturer and supplier of Roof Trusses in the UK, is looking to tackle the industry’s skills shortage with the launch of its new apprenticeship scheme, funded by the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.

The Builders Merchants Federation has introduced a new sales talent development programme, accredited by the Institute of Sales Management, to support individuals looking to successfully develop and manage a portfolio of customers. 

Flamco UK has joined the Builders Merchants Federation.

Hire company Boels Rental opened a new depot in Stoke-on-Trent last week.

Polypipe was given a royal seal of approval last week during a visit by HRH the Princess Royal.

Mark Clark (SIG Director of National Accounts), John Newcomb (BMF CEO), Mark Terry (BMF Regional Manager) Steven Green (SIG National Account Manager – Merchants)

The Builders Merchants Federation has just launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at SIG in Sheffield.

W.Howard Group has made a significant investment in a new warehousing facility in Glazebury, near Warrington in Cheshire.

Following the great success of the two previous competitions, BMI UK & Ireland – the manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions – has announced the launch of its 2019 BMI Apprentice of the Year competition.

Former Government Minister Mike Foster, who now works for the not-for-profit body the Energy and Utilities Alliance EUA), today slammed the Committee on Climate Change for “living on another planet not trying to save the one we have” in his response to their latest report on low carbon heating.

Plumbase has unveiled its new London-based Park Royal location, which it says puts the customer experience at the heart of the design.

Virtual Worlds has launched an augmented reality app that enhances showroom displays and enables consumers to try before they buy.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched its industry-wide to raise awareness and showcase best practice in how the construction industry can reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and packaging.

The high street is dying but not yet dead and can still be revived and reimagined, says the Federation of Master Builders in response to a new report by a Committee of MPs.

James Heappey, the MP for Wells, visited the Glastonbury branch of Bradfords Building Supplies to learn how the company is responding to today’s low carbon challenge and helping his constituents with greener living. 

Sales figures for the final quarter of 2018 published in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index show the first signs of a negative Brexit effect.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Travis Perkins Omega Centre in Warrington.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Talasey Group in Doncaster.

Polypipe has signed on as principal sponsor of a new all-female competitive cycling academy.

Selco Builders Warehouse has officially taken the wraps off a new home for one of its flagship branches.

TIMco has further expanded its warehousing facilities, more than doubling its number of loading bays.

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