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Polypipe has emphasised the importance of green infrastructure and pioneering water management solutions to prevent flooding and cool the environment.

Award-winning BBC business journalist and broadcaster Joe Lynam will be speaking at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Day Annual Conference in September.

Keyline’s Annual Rally fundraiser began today, with 30 cars embarking on a journey to Calais to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Hartland Carnival has been voted as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and the committee now has £1,000 to spend on building materials at RGB’s Bideford branch.

The British Woodworking Federation has launched a campaign to make wood the construction material of choice.

The boss of a Derbyshire construction company has been banned after failing to pay fines following multiple health and safety breaches.

A Selco Branch Manager jumped 15,000ft from a plane to raise money in memory of his colleague.

Marley Eternit has some advice for tradespeople to keep their skin protected in the sun.

Dickies Workwear has created an online community where users can share their thoughts about upcoming designs for work attire.

Scott Parnell has sponsored a volunteer who delivers urgent blood supplies to hospitals in Essex by motorbike.

Tradespeople are most concerned about the skills shortage and lack of training, according to a survey by Wavin.

A century-old recreational space has been turned into an urban oasis with the help of MEDITE SMARTPLY.

New powers to deliver more homes through the creation of New Town Development Corporations should be seen as an opportunity to set the standard in housing design, says Forticrete.

Harlequin Manufacturing has demonstrated its commitment to the water industry by joining British Water.

There are not many people who can persuade their neighbours to rise at dawn ready to join in a 34-mile walk at 5.30am! However, that’s what community-minded roofer Terry Maguire does.

The conditions for building new housing have never been better but the planning process is too slow.

Ridgeons is supporting Norwich’s charity public art trail GoGoHares this summer, as its official logistics partner.

Staff from a Shropshire quarry have received a top accreditation for the sand they produce – one of only a small number of similar recognitions in the UK.

Kerridge Commercial Systems has been ranked 37th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table of the UK's top 200 fastest-growing mid-market companies.

Keyline is hosting its 9th annual rally to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The Door & Hardware Federation has welcomed a series of findings into the Grenfell Tower blaze by Chartered Fire Safety Engineer Dr Barbara Lane.

NMBS, the UK's largest buying society for independent builders', plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants, has staged a highly successful all-industry conference.

A new initiative by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has helped to brighten up the Aldingbourne Country Centre.

Plans announced yesterday for Clean Air Zones in Leeds and Birmingham show some steps forward for managing the impacts on business in the cities, according to the Freight Transport Association, but the schemes will still produce substantial costs for small businesses.

Costain has taken another step towards becoming the UK’s leading smart infrastructure company with the opening of a new technology centre.

Pictured (L-R) are Steve Smith, Phil Rotheram and John Moss.

Polypipe employees will hit the road next week as part of the ninth annual Keyline Rally, aiming to raise a million pounds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Pictured (L-R) are Jim Shannon (MP for Strangford), Susan Elan Jones (MP for Clywd South), Stephen Kerr (MP for Stirling), Bill Grant (MP for Ayr Carrick and Cumnock), Alan Brown (MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun) and Bob Stewart (MP Beckenham).

An expert working group on the contribution of one of the UK's largest manufacturing industries has been launched at an event in Westminster.

Pictured (L-R) are Gary Good, Product Group Manager at Lightside Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants; Simon Rance, Sales Director at TIMco; John Gregson, Business Consultant at TIMco, and awards host Hugh Dennis.

TIMco has been voted fastenings, fixings, ironmongery and workwear supplier of the year by independent merchants belonging to the Fortis buying group.

Brighton’s Chandlers Building Supplies has rallied the support of well-known faces and neighbours to help to raise funds for a local homeless charity.

Pictured L-R) are Niall Fay, Director of Grant UK; Paul Wakefield, UK Managing Director; Claire Perry MP, Stephen Grant, Director of Grant UK.

Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry visited Grant UK’s headquarters in Devizes, Wiltshire, to officially open the new showroom and meeting suite.

The W Howard Group has joined the Builders Merchants Federation.

The country’s best roofing apprentices are gearing up for a competition with a £1,000 prize and trophy.

Steve Ross, Routes into STEM Coordinator

Research organisation BSRIA hosted a group of year 9 and 10 students for a taster day of working in STEM.

Charlie’s Angels cycling team

Two employees at groundworks and civil engineering supplier Scott Parnell have raised over £5,000 for the National Autistic Society.

Paving products from Bradstone have featured in a Silver Gilt medal-winning show garden at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

A study by furniture fittings and architectural hardware supplier Häfele found that the solution to clashing TV interests is a spare TV in the kitchen.

Allan Durning, President of the IoBM, said he expects some members to vote against its proposed merger with the BMF.

With the UK in the grip of a housing crisis, the government has naturally focused its efforts on increasing the number of new homes built, by setting an ambitious target of 300,000 a year. That means now, more than ever, it is important for building materials manufacturers to play their role by ensuring housebuilders have the large volumes of product available to help meet demand.

The payment delay crisis has worsened for small construction businesses in the last year, exacerbated by Carillion, says online business finance supermarket Funding Options.

CEMEX UK Country President Michel Andre

CEMEX UK is moving its headquarters from Thorpe, Surrey, to Rugby, Warwickshire, next month.

Next year's Builders Merchants Federation conference is to be held in Dubrovnik.

The NMBS is "actively investigating" the use of artificial intelligence to deal with customer enquiries.

You can choose the most deserving winner from the finalists of Jewson’s Trade Hero competition.

Tiling, flooring and decorating products manufacturer Dunlop has a new fleet of branded lorries.

Aluminium doors and windows manufacturer Origin has been named by The Sunday Times as one of Britain’s fastest growing companies.

Polypipe is recruiting shipmates for its 20th charity yacht regatta.

Toolbank owner Dormole has increased its investment in the Irish market by buying Tucks O’Brien (TOB) and Tucks Fasteners & Fixings (QFF).

Jewson has invested more than £100,000 in its York branch, opening a brand new kitchen and bathroom showroom.

SIG Roofing’s Sittingbourne branch hosted a reopening event following an extensive refurbishment project.

Brian Berry from the FMB puts construction output fall down to The Beast from the East, rising costs and Brexit.

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