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Polypipe is sitting pretty with the Knights

Polypipe Building Products has reaffirmed its support of community sport by sponsoring the Doncaster Knights Rugby Football Club.

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Travis Perkins pauses sale of plumbing and heating businesses

Travis Perkins has announced that it is pausing the sale due to "unprecedented level of uncertainty", despite positive overall results.

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BSS joins the BMF

BSS, the UK’s largest distributor of pipeline and heating solutions, is the latest organisation to join the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

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Band of Builders gets concrete support from Tarmac

The charity Band of Builders’ latest project has received sponsorship and Blue Circle packed cement products from Tarmac Cement.

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New app puts Plumbase in installers’ pockets

Plumbase has launched a new app that enables on-the-job ordering.

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MRA set to shine at the Construction Marketing Awards

MRA Marketing has been shortlisted for nine awards in this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMA).

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SIG Roofing announces next phase of branch refurbishments

SIG Roofing has confirmed the next five branches to be refurbished as part of its programme of investment in its UK branch network.

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James Burrell staff take coastal walk for community access defibrillator

Staff from James Burrell Builders Merchants have completed an 11 mile walk to raise £1,600.00 for North East Hearts with Goals, which will fund a community access defibrillator.

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Border releases major ERP update

Border has started issuing the latest CounterAct update to its customers. Release 2-8B is a major upgrade with over 620 changes and improvements to the software.

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Selco staff get creative for Macmillan

Coffee, cakes, competitions and hair shaves were the order of the day in all 66 Selco branches to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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Stewart Milne Timber Systems and Taylor Lane scoop top industry award

A collaborative project between Stewart Milne Timber Systems and Taylor Lane Timber Frame has been recognised for demonstrating the best use of timber frame at this year’s coveted Structural Timber Awards.

Russell Roof Tiles invests in digital tools
Russell has online tools covered

In an evolving digital age, Russell Roof Tiles has seen growing popularity for its interactive digital platforms, seeing almost 3,000 customers benefitting in just 12 months.

Saint-Gobain brands come together to celebrate staff with new Offsite Solutions Awards

International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe have joined forces to launch the Saint-Gobain Off-Site Solutions (OSS) Awards, in an attempt to recognise and highlight achievements of staff across all four businesses.

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Ibstock’s new Product Selector streamlines brick sourcing

Ibstock Brick has launched an innovative new Product Selector designed to help architects, specifiers, merchants and builders identify the perfect brick for their project.

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Selco announces 'historic' new distribution centre

Selco Builders Warehouse has exchanged contracts and begun work on a new 60,000 sq ft lightside distribution centre due to open in January 2020. 

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Better Bathrooms profitable again

The Buy it Direct Group has announced that it has turned Better Bathrooms into a profitable company again after acquiring the ailing business in March this year.

Selco tackles Monday blues with £13k customer giveaway

Each of Selco’s 66 branches gave customers the chance to win £200 worth of Sainsbury’s shopping vouchers, simply by being the first person into a store wearing an item of Selco merchandise.

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Wykamol's Brexit-busting new plant gets BBA opening

A multi-million pound new plant designed to improve Wykamol's environmental performance and ensure product supply post-Brexit has been opened by the British Board of Agrément (BBA).

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Aggregate Industries urges prioritising mental health following startling new statistics

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day (10th October), Aggregate Industries is emphasising the importance of prioritising employee mental health and wellbeing.

Chandlers and Parkers merge

Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd and Parker Building Supplies Ltd have announced that they have merged after Chandlers is bought up by equity firm.

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