Builders' Merchants News
The CRASH Charity Sailing Cup is back!

CRASH is thrilled to announce that the CRASH Charity Sailing Cup will return for a fourth year on Friday 12 July 2019 at the stunning Portsmouth Marina, PO6 4TJ.

Scott Parnell expanding its Milton Keynes branch

Civils and drainage supplies specialist Scott Parnell will be expanding its Milton Keynes branch.

Dove hits 150 and sets milestone challenge

JT Dove is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion bosses have set themselves and the team a challenge.

Covers Chichester puts best feet forward for charity

The team at Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Chichester donned an array of silly socks to raise funds for local charity Aldingbourne Trust.

Snows Timber warns against ‘no-deal’ Brexit in talks with local MP Gloria De Piero

Brexit dominated the agenda as Snows Timber hosted Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero at its Huthwaite distribution centre this week.

Chancellor’s Spring Statement: BMF statement

If the Government is serious in wanting to cut carbon emissions from homes, they ought to talk to the Builders Merchants’ Federation - because it is BMF members who make and deliver the majority of materials and products used to de-carbonise today’s housing.

Natural Cement Distribution joins the BMF

Natural Cement has become a supplier member of the Builders Merchants Federation.

Independent merchant announces another strong year

James Burrell Builders Merchants’ turnover has exceeded £64m for the year to October 2018.

Lakes introduces 100% recyclable packaging

Lakes has introduced new fully-recyclable packaging, designed to reduce its impact on the environment.

More costs and more delays will hamper house building, warns FMB

New biodiversity measures will result in more costs and more delays for the nation’s SME house builders, worsening the housing crisis, warns the Federation of Master Builders.

Keyline Civils specialists set sail for the Antarctic

Keyline has been invited to help coordinate the modernisation of the Rothera Research Station, the largest British Antarctic facility.

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies lands in Chester

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has expanded its nationwide network with the recent launch of its new branch in Chester, bringing the total to 32.

Timber doors supplier celebrates carbon neutral accreditation

XL Joinery has been officially recognised and certified as a Carbon Neutral company due to its sustained commitment to significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

BMF opens South West Regional Centre of Excellence at ADEY

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched a Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of ADEY, global water treatment and magnetic filtration manufacturer.

Spring Statement: BMF lobbies the Chancellor

The BMF has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of his Spring Statement to Parliament to lobby for more flexibility in the rules governing the Apprenticeship Levy.

Denleigh opens the door to new offices

A strong order book and sustained growth has seen leading independent doorway solutions company, Denleigh, make a move to larger new offices in Amesbury.

Debate and discussion at BMF All-Industry Conference

The BMF All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June will offer a choice of four interactive industry workshops to attend as part of the Saturday morning programme, each offering a thought-provoking platform for group discussions.

Mechanics win Swarfega’s Toughest Trade 2019 title

Swarfega’s Tough-O-Meter has handed out the Toughest Trade 2019 title to mechanics, following a hard-fought battle of the trades on social media over the past two months.

Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab earns BBA certification

Knauf’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab has been certified by the British Board of Agrément for use in high-rise residential applications, giving merchants more options in the rainscreen market.

Apprenticeship scheme delivers fast track to success

Almost 70% of Travis Perkins’ apprentices have achieved a merit or better since it became the first ever builders’ merchant to achieve Employer Provider status.

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