Builders' Merchants News
John McDonnell at Lords BM
Shadow Chancellor pledges to build retrofitting supply chain

John McDonnell said that “retrofitting millions of homes is all part of Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution to move to a net zero carbon economy".

Floods muddy the waters for Polypipe

In a newly released trading update, Polypipe has reviewed its profit expectations down, as weather conditions slow business.

Grant & Stone exterior
Grant & Stone joins Cairngorm stable

The Thames Valley merchant has been bought by private investment firm Cairngorm Capital, which already owns several merchants and suppliers.

An Elliotts store
Elliotts weathers turnover dip in 2018

Elliotts Brothers has filed its financial report for the year ending 31 December 2018.

Robin Walker MP, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, and Carl Arntzen, CEO of Worcester Bosch
Chancellor visits Worcester Bosch ‘clean gas’ laboratory

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, visited Worcester Bosch to learn about developments in low-carbon heating technology.

Ultimate Landscapes at work
Garden makeover grows out of joint effort

Gibbs & Dandy Leicester has joined forces with customers and suppliers to deliver a ‘DIY-SOS‘-style garden makeover for a six year old girl suffering from a life threatening illness.

truck driver texting at the wheel
CEMEX dials up road safety

To coincide with Road Safety Week, CEMEX is launching a campaign aimed at all its drivers to highlight the dangers of texting while driving.

Selco sign
Defibrillators fitted at all Selco branches by Christmas

Selco has announced that all of its 67 branches, its Support Centre in Wythall and its new Edmonton delivery hub will be fitted with a defibrillator in the run-up to Christmas.

Visqueen trainer
Visqueen expands its training offering

Visqueen has launched new gas protection and structural waterproofing CPDs.

Knauf training
CITB accreditation for Knauf training

Both Knauf UK Training Schools, The Knauf Learning Zone at Sittingbourne, Kent, and the Immingham School, NE Lincolnshire, have been fully accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

The new truck
New truck gets roofing supplier off the ground

Roofing and timber merchant RTB Roofing Supplies has been able to start trading in rapid time, thanks to MV Commercial’s ability to supply a high-spec MAN TGM brick grab in just two weeks.

The flooded yard
Derby builders’ merchant main site closed by flood

The floods currently affecting part of the country have forced Brown Builders’ Merchant to temporarily shut its Chequers Road site until further notice.

building site in the sunset
NFB urges radical change in construction sector

The latest report of the National Federation of Builders' Major Contractors Group calls on Government to act immediately to address how construction can help the UK to meet 2050 Zero Carbon target.

Malcolm Gough and Nadhim Zahawi MP
Business Minister praises Talasey Training Academy

The outgoing Minister of State for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, has praised Talasey Group after hearing how it is helping to raise standards, skills and knowledge in the landscaping industry.

The 2018 winners
Roll up! Roll up for the Builders’ Merchants Awards!

Over 750 professionals from across the Merchanting sector will join together next Friday, the 22nd November 2019, to celebrate hard-work and success in the industry.

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme award
BMF awarded for support to Armed Forces community

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has received a Bronze Award for demonstrating its support for the Armed Forces community through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Cotswold's HQ
National Timber Group acquires Cotswold Manufacturing

The Group hopes the deal will accelerate its growth and consolidate its position in the UK timber interior door-set market.

Triton showers HQ
Triton makes a splash with sustainability targets

In a continued bid to reduce its environmental impact, Triton Showers has made some significant savings in the last 12 months, while setting a series of ambitious goals for the future.

Time to Change at Worcester Bosch
Worcester Bosch says it's Time to Change

Worcester Bosch has signed up to the Time to Change Employer Pledge, which aims to change the way people think and act about mental health in the workplace.

Plumbing Studies students; Chris Penney, GROHE UK's Training Manager; Alison Andreas, Principal and Chief Executive; Rick Boreham - Head of Mechanical and Electrical Services
GROHE training room for plumbers opens at Colchester Institute

GROHE has pledged a significant donation to Colchester Institute, the largest vocational college in North Essex, as part of an ongoing partnership to support the Institute's 500-strong annual cohort of plumbing students.

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