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Isover has launched its airtightness and moisture management course

The course is held at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in East Leake, Nottinghamshire, and is aimed at specifiers and housebuilders.

Kellaway Building Supplies supports Bristol Noise community project

Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its support of community improvement charity Bristol Noise.

Hopefield Fab is on the lookout for new apprentices

Hopefield Fab, who produce metal bar tops, over bar glass racks, under-counter units and decorative metalwork - are recruiting new apprentices to join their firm.

Builders’ merchants’ sales growth continues upward trend in Q1 2018

The Builders Merchants Federation has recently released figures in its Builders Merchants Building Index which show continued growth, albeit at a slower rate.

Leaside Timber and Builders’ Merchants joins NBG

Buying group NBG has welcomed Leaside into its membership of independent builders’ merchants.

Norbord opens its new £95 million site

Having outgrown its old site, Norbord has opened a new factory in Inverness which allows the company to produce a new type of OSB.

Disappointment meets Hackitt Review recommendations

Suppliers say they are “disappointed” that Dame Judith Hackitt has not recommended that it should be mandatory for sprinklers to be fitted into tower blocks in her review of Building Regulations and fire safety rules.

Shadow Women’s Secretary praises LRBM sisters

Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Dawn Butler showed support for her local builders’ merchant on a visit to London Reclaimed Brick Merchants last week.

CEMEX and RoadPeace gear up for safety scheme

CEMEX UK is calling on the construction industry to join the Construction Logistics and Community Safety scheme.

Mexican ambassador opens Wavin site expansion

The expansion of Wavin’s Chippenham site has been officially opened by the Mexican ambassador, Julián Ventura Valero.

Charity-minded Farnham roofer crowned nation’s ‘Local Hero’ in the 2018 UK Roofing Awards

Charity-minded Surrey roofer Lee Moran has been crowned the nation’s top ‘Local Hero’ in the National Federation of Roofing Contractors 2018 UK Roofing Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing.

Government must transform how it works with construction post-Carillion, says FMB

The government must learn from Carillion by enforcing fair payment and opening up public sector contracts to smaller firms, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

Ideal Bathrooms demonstrates commitment to customer service with new distribution hub

Ideal Bathrooms has made a major investment in its Scottish distribution operation with a move to a new 33,000 sq ft distribution hub in the centre of Glasgow.

Andrew Harrison and David Kilburn to speak at BMF Young Merchants Conference

Two of the most influential leaders in the builders’ merchant industry will speak at the BMF Young Merchants Conference in October.

Chandlers Building Supplies lends its support to the Construction Industry Helpline

Chandlers is helping to promote the Construction Industry Helpline, a free and confidential service that helps construction workers and families affected by mental health issues.

Digital VAT records may become mandatory for merchants

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has clarified that businesses with a turnover exceeding the VAT threshold of £85,000 will need to make their VAT records digital from April 2019.

St Albans next stop for expanding builders' merchant

Selco Builders Warehouse has further strengthened its offering in the London area by opening its a branch in St Albans - its 63rd in the UK.

RGB turns runners blue for charity

RGB Building Supplies is supporting Children’s Hospice South West’s charity Rainbow Run by sponsoring its blue paint station.

BMF wins ASI award for second time

The Builders Merchants Federation’s website, launched in April 2017, has recently received the Great Things Award for the second year running.

Are you ready to take off with Osma?

The 2018 edition of the Take Off with Osma competition launched on 8 May, and merchants have the opportunity to win several prizes.

Women lead the way in history-making IAI Awards

Iron ladies of the door hardware industry showed their mettle at a recent ironmongery industry awards.

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