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Ridgeons donates materials to dog charity

Ridgeons in Thetford has donated fencing materials to help a national dog rescue charity based in Norfolk secure the home of trusted fosterer, Marie Murfitt.

Visqueen makes several new appointments

Visqueen has made new appointments to aline with its ‘The difference is Visqueen’ strategy.

Hybrid vehicle added to MKM Glasgow’s fleet

Since opening in 2013, MKM’s Glasgow branch has been committed to developing its environmental strategy.

Cowboy builders costs UK economy £10bn, says FMB

£10 billion each year is being lost from the UK economy because homeowners are so fearful of hiring amateur or fake builders, that they simply don’t commission building work, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Plumbase now to offer installers Polypipe UFH training

Plumbase and Polypipe have joined to enrol installers on a BPEC accredited UFH training scheme.

Selco hits the 60 branch milestone

Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 60th branch in York and this new branch further strengthens Selco’s presence in Yorkshire.

Selco raises half a million for Macmillan Cancer Support

Selco Builders Warehouse has raised over £500,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support due to a range of activities across its 60 branch network.

New product videos for P C Henderson

P C Henderson, has launched a new series of product focus videos to help merchants and its customers gain a better understanding of the products.

Jez Rose will be NMBS’ Conference host

Jez Rose is will be the keynote speakers at this years’ NMBS Conference in Italy.

Alumasc acquires Wade International

Alumasc Group has completed the acquisition of Essex-based drainage specialist, Wade International. This is for a strategic move to improve its Water Management division.

Keyline employees’ receive long-service awards

Keyline presented its long-service awards to those employees who have been with the company for a number of years.

Yale UK announces new addition to the supply team

Yale has started the New Year with an appointment within the supply team, to aid stock forecasting, to increase efficiency in this area.

Birmingham city centre builders’ merchants “will assist rapidly-growing city development”

EH Smith to open a Birmingham Central branch offering same-day delivery.

2018 Trend: Go For Gold

While copper has long reigned as king of the kitchen accents and accessories, there’s a new metallic finish set to dominate throughout 2018 – gold! Explains Chloë Thacker, Marketing Director, Hafele UK.

Christina Hopton promoted to Regional Sales Director at Keyline

Keyline is delighted to announce the promotion of Christina Hopton to Regional Sales Director for the South West.

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland named Top Employer

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, leader in construction materials markets, has been certified as a Top Employer in the United Kingdom for the sixth year running, and in Ireland for a third consecutive year.

The CIPHE offers support to Carillion apprentices

Following the demise of Carillion plc, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is offering apprentices affected by the company’s collapse complimentary Trainee Membership and proactive support in finding other potential employers.

Archwood Group renews its commitment to merchant customers

The Archwood Group has a new leadership team, helping to ensure a bright future for its merchant partners.

Grant UK donates £2,000 to local children’s charity

In 2017, the staff at Grant UK were busy organising fundraising events for Julia’s House. From bake sales through to raffles, Grant UK’s staff has helped to raise £2,000 for this children’s charity whose work is based in Dorset and Wiltshire.

Volunteers needed for sensory room building project

A couple in Great Bardfield in Essex is calling out for volunteers with building skills to help them build a sensory and therapy room at home for their young daughter who has severe disabilities.

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