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Russell Roof Tiles says demand for its Bute tile is continuing to increase as it reports record sales.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has donated £5,000 to Portsmouth FC Academy following a charity match that saw Covers FC teams take on former football legends from Portsmouth FC.

L-R: Louis Blaxill, George Jones and Calum Craig.

An 8,000 km charity bike ride is being sponsored by a decorating and building supplies merchant.

The 2019 BMF All Industry Conference, which takes place next June, has sold out in record time, just six weeks after launch.

The cost of annual premiums for van insurance have dropped in the last year, says a new report.

L-R: Eryl Jones, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY, Pinnacle award winner Lee Gardner and Angie Corkhill, GAI Director

Graeme Le Saux has been announced as this year’s guest speaker at the annual Guild of Architectural Ironmongers Education Awards.

Budding entrepreneurs can receive free business skills training from Gibbs & Dandy.

Football fans can support their local team in style thanks to a £5,000 donation from D.W Nye.

Dr Dorian Dugmore, one of the world’s foremost authorities on corporate wellness and its impact on company performance, is to speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Day Annual Conference which takes place on 27 September 2018.

Lakes Bathrooms has been recognised for its fast-acting customer service.

An accreditation recognising a company’s commitment to supporting staff has been awarded to security systems supplier ERA.

Jericho’s CEO Richard Beard (left) and Andy Robinson, CEO of CTC.

A contractor has raised almost £3,000 to help victims of modern slavery.

The Covasettes

A nationwide music competition judged by Howarth Timber was won by Manchester quartet The Covasettes.

The longest-serving members of staff at the Ridgeon Group have been commended for their commitment.

A recent survey has shown that the majority of respondents consider environmental sustainability when choosing a new home.

The government is funding a ground source heat pump as part of its nationwide campaign to reduce carbon emissions.

A new £6 million Battle of Britain heritage site in London contains paving from Charcon.

The director of a construction firm has been disqualified for seven years after failing to pay the tax he owed.

Jonathan Trott (left) with Selco Chief Executive Howard Luft

A charity dinner with former England cricket player Jonathan Trott has raised £11,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A penalty shoot-out has raised £389.73 for Children’s Hospice South West.

The high standard of member support provided by the Builders Merchants Federation has been recognised in the Association Excellence Awards.

Six major construction firms have issued profit warnings during the first half of the year, according to a new report by Ernst & Young.

A major capital project has delivered larger premises and given a builders merchant more space to showcase all of its products and offer improved customer service.

Barbara Res during the construction of Trump Tower.

If there is one woman who has stories to tell, it is Barbara Res.

UK fire testing regime is “not fit for purpose”, say insurers.

A team from Wirquin has raised money for charity by taking part in the St George’s Dragon Boat Race in Lakeside, Doncaster.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Geberit in Warwick.

Construction sites that best collaborate with their suppliers the most effectively have been recognised in the National Ultra Site Awards.

Staff members who have served more than ten years at IronmongeryDirect have been recognised with awards.

A cash and carry operator which serves the building, heating and plumbing sector has changed its status to aid its expansion.

No progress has been made in achieving gender diversity in senior roles within the construction industry.

The Bognor Regis branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has renewed its sponsorship of its local cricket club.

Offsite manufacturing offers merchants a “valuable” opportunity if they are prepared to be resourceful and take it.

The construction industry is getting back on its feet following a turbulent six months, according to a new report.

National industry body Made in Britain has welcomed Cistermiser Keralfo to its ranks.

Trade Hero Stephen Keenan (left) with TV star George Clarke

Five trade heroes and 32 regional projects have won a share of a £250,000 prize fund from Jewson.

Ibstock Kevington has launched a new brick clip cladding system.

Union’s keyPRIME reversible key cylinder system has been granted a second patent.

A £1 billion VAT bombshell will hit building supplies to the UK if builders’ merchants are forced to pay 20% VAT upfront on European timber and other materials.

Pictured (L-R) are Peter Hindle MBE (BMF Chairman), Pierre Krause, Kayleigh Sinclair, Trevor Mudd, Sean Sinclair, Allan Durning (IoBM President)

Chandlers Building Supplies scooped the BMF Mastermerchant trophy for the second year running.

Councillor Robert Nemeth, "Simon Cowell", Andy Penfold from Celeb FC, Paul Young from Off The Fence, and Big Brother winner Jason Burrill

Chandlers Building Supplies has raised £500 for a local charity by hosting a football-themed day at its Brighton branch.

Pictured (L-R) Mark Flint of Oakfield Construction, Marcellus Baz of Switch Up, and Bryer Wheatley

Oakfield Construction has hired an apprentice as part of its partnership with a Nottingham youth mentorship organisation.

Civils, drainage, utility and hire stock worth £1.5 million is now available at Keyline’s new Leeds site.

A raft of revised British Standards has prompted the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers to publish three new technical guides for door and window hardware specialists.

Heatrae Sadia has announced a fundraiser with a twist, as it brings all the excitement of the circus to Norfolk.

Rolawn’s continued support of the 2018 show season paid dividends for many of the show gardens at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, with six of its supported gardens scooping medals. With challenging conditions due to the continued dry weather, one of the benefactors of Rolawn supplying topsoil and Medallion turf was Southend Borough Council’s ‘A Place to Think’ garden, which earned a Silver.

Stuart Mason-Elliott (L) and Tom Elliott.

Elliotts is celebrating winning two awards over the weekend at the National Family Business Awards 2018.

The Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed that Peter Hindle MBE (pictured) will remain in post as Chairman until March 2020. The 12-month extension of his term of office will provide continuity at Board level as the BMF focuses on its next stage of development.

As one of the 13 trade associations that make up the membership of the EURIS Task Force, which collectively represents industry sectors with a combined turnover of £110 billion, the British Pump Manufacturers Association and its members have added their voice to this important communication.

Pictured (L-R) are Douglas Ross MP; Jeff Smith, MD KBM; Graham Bolton, BMF; and Kevin Mitchell, Director KBM.

Moray MP Douglas Ross visited KBM recently, meeting MD Jeff Smith, director Kevin Mitchell and BMF Regional Manager Graham Bolton.

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