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Buckle up for Keyline’s charity rally

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

Dr Barbara Lane’s report adds strength to DHF’s campaign

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

NMBS stages highly successful all-industry conference

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.

Covers' Help for the Community campaign brightens up Aldingbourne Country Centre

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

Proposed Leeds and Birmingham clean air zones show some progress, says FTA

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 relocates to bigger site

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

Polypipe hits the road for charity

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.

Expert working group launched to champion wood panel industry

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

TIMco named supplier of the year at Fortis awards

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

Famous faces to celebrate Brighton's grand opening

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.

Minister officially opens Grant UK’s new showroom and meeting suites

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.

W Howard signs up to the BMF in commitment to industry

The W Howard Group has joined the Builders Merchants Federation.

Roofing’s best apprentices compete for cash prize

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

BSRIA helps give students STEM experience

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

Employees at Scott Parnell raise more than £5,000 with charity bike ride

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

Bradstone products part of award-winning garden

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

Predicting a kick-off in your household while the World Cup is on?

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

Allan Durning predicts some resistance to the Institute of Builders’ Merchants/Builders’ Merchant Federation’s proposed merger

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

Increased building materials volumes at Aggregate Industries helps to keep housebuilders in supply

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.

BMF 2019 conference venue revealed

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

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