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Merchants urged to grasp opportunities offered by offsite manufacturing

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

Construction industry sees unexpected growth

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

Cistermiser Keraflo proud to be ‘Made in Britain’

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

Jewson’s Trade Heroes crowned

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

New brick cladding system is the first to use real Ibstock Brick

Ibstock Kevington has launched a new brick clip cladding system.

Union’s keyPRIME unlocks 18 more years of patent

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

£1 billion VAT bombshell for building supplies

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.

Chandlers Building Supplies scoops BMF Mastermerchant trophy again

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

Back of the net! Chandlers raises £500 for homeless charity

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

Nottingham teen given career kick-start from Oakfield Construction

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

Keyline continues nationwide expansion with new Leeds branch

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

New British Standard guides bring door hardware professionals up to date

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.

Roll up, roll up for the Heatrae Sadia circus!

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

Rolawn helps Young Offenders' garden ‘A Place to Think’ scoop silver at RHS Hampton Court

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.

Double win for builder’s merchant at the National Family Business Awards

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

Peter Hindle MBE to extend term as BMF Chairman

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.

BPMA supports letter to Prime Minister expressing concerns over Brexit ‘no deal’ scenario

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.

Moray MP visits Keith Builders Merchants to hear expansion plans

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

Lighthouse Club’s Summer Ball raises a spectacular £40,000

It was a balmy summer evening as more than 400 guests arrived at the City Central Marquee at the Honorary Artillery Company in London for the annual Lighthouse Club Charity’s Summer Ball.

Jason’s journey

Chandlers Building Supplies is helping its Petworth branch manager raise money for the Construction Industry Helpline.

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