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Rainy Day Trust benefits from Pavestone Rally by around £78k

Industry charity the Rainy Day Trust is set to receive nearly £78,000 from the Pavestone Rally, which took place in early September.

Watts joins the BMF

Watts Water Technologies, global manufacturer and supplier of water and heating technology, has joined the BMF as a Supplier Member.

CRASH Charity’s Christmas appeal

This year your Christmas donation can create places that care for people who are homeless or in a hospice.

Actis welcomes London Assembly’s push for offsite homes to ease housing crisis

The London Assembly’s proposal to focus on building offsite manufactured homes to help it deliver the 50,000 new dwellings it needs every year has been welcomed by pan European insulation specialist Actis.

The biomass debate heats up

Biomass opposition is constantly stepping up as Norbord and other wood-using industries join forces with environmental charities to urge Government to limit support for subsidies.

Viessmann joins the BMF

The Viessmann Group, a international manufacturer of heating and cooling systems has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Builders Qwik Qwote – a new service offering

Builders Qwik Qwote has been over a year in the making, evolving from a number of conversations with builders’ merchants and builders.

Travis Perkins hosts community outreach morning

Local builders’ merchant Travis Perkins offered a free breakfast to residents and commuters in Belgravia to celebrate their heritage in the local area and to raise awareness around a planning request which threatens the historic Travis Perkins branch in Pimlico.

Ibstock donation helps cement skills of construction students

Ibstock, is playing its part in ensuring construction students are equipped with the materials needed to hone their skills, by donating 12,000 of its bricks as part of an ongoing partnership between the brick manufacturer and the Construction Skills Village.

Keyline raises over £625 for Prostate Cancer UK at carnival race day

Generous customers, suppliers and staff from Keyline raised a fantastic £625 for Prostate Cancer UK during Perth Racecourse’s annual Carnival Day on Saturday 19th August.

Covers sponsors Baffins Milton Rovers FC

The Portsmouth branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants will be sponsoring Baffins Milton Rovers FC during the 2017/2018 season.

Marsh Industries in the driving seat

This year the Rainy Day Trust partnered with Pavestone to run a banger rally to the French Riviera in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Off mains drainage specialists Marsh Industries put themselves in the driving seat, being the first team to drive into Monte Carlo after a four-day drive passing through eight countries along the way.

Selco arrives in Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead has become the 10th branch to open this year as Selco Builders Warehouse continues its rapid expansion plans.

Rudridge Farnham celebrates long service

Employees at the Farnham branch of groundwork and civil engineering company Rudridge have been recognised for the impressive milestone of 20 years of combined service at the business.

Tour de Jewson returns for seventh annual fundraising challenge

Builders’ merchant Jewson is set to welcome riders in its seventh annual Tour de Jewson charity bike ride, which sees Jewson employees, customers and suppliers come together to raise money for important causes

Celotex suspends four insulation products after fire test

Celotex, the PIR insulation supplier for Grenfell, have temporarily suspend supply of some of its 5000 product range in light of a recent and unexpected test result. This relates to Celotex FR5000, Celotex CG5000, Celotex CF5000 and Celotex SL5000, which share the same insulation core and facer.

Jewson cements its place in history with Guinness World Records attempt

It’s not often an employee engagement activity ends up in the record books, but the staff at builders merchant Jewson have managed it.

Dulux Trade’s Colour of the Year and trend predications for 2018

Dulux Trade has unveiled its annual Colour of the Year: Heart Wood, a warm neutral, with a hint of heather. The colour has been revealed alongside key colour predictions for 2018 as part of the brand’s industry-acclaimed trend forecast, ColourFuturesTM, now in its 15th year.

BMF launches new Cyber Security service

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a new service, BMF Cyber Audit Plus, to help members to reinforce information security and to comply with new data protection laws which come into force in May 2018.

Success for first Women Installers' Together Conference

Stopcocks hosted the first Women Installers’ Together Conference yesterday in London. It brought together female plumbers and gas engineers from across the UK and Europe to discuss being a female in the industry, learn new skills and network.

Mary Creagh MP visits Howarth Timber’s Wakefield branch

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies recently welcomed Wakefield MP, Mary Creagh, to its branch on Doncaster Road, Wakefield, to learn about how merchants deliver for their communities - and to discuss issues affecting the supply chain and the wider West Yorkshire economy.

Bigger, better rewards with Bradfords

Bradfords Building Supplies has launched a new reward scheme that gives its customers the biggest opportunity yet to earn a fantastic reward on the purchases they make.

New branch for Flame Heating Spares

Flame Heating Group, a fast-growing heating and plumbing merchant in the north east of England, has launched a new branch in Cramlington, Northumberland.

BMF launches new Cyber Security service

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a new service, BMF Cyber Audit Plus, to help members reinforce their information security and to comply with new data protection laws, which come into force in May 2018.

AkzoNobel launches most advanced and sustainable paint factory

AkzoNobel has officially opened its most advanced and sustainable paint factory in Ashington, North East England.

Marsh's design programme ensures optimum performance

To make designing, specifying and purchasing sewage treatment plants as easy, fail-safe and cost-effective as possible, Marsh Industries has developed and launched a bespoke design and quotation programme.

Successful demonstration day for Kingsfold builders' merchant

Those that work in the trades and the local community were welcomed to Kingsfold builders' merchant DW Nye last week for a free demonstration event.

Free celebration day at Covers Home Ideas

Covers Home Ideas in Chichester is inviting the local community to a celebration day on Friday 15 September to mark the relaunch of the new-look store.

Builders merchants novel art exhibition for charity

A bathroom showroom in Sussex will be exhibiting for sale an array of original art to raise money for a local charity. Twenty well-established Sussex artists have already committed to taking part – using wooden toilet seats as their ‘canvas’.

Lack of land and lending is blocking new homes, FMB research reveals

A lack of available small sites and a lack of finance top the list of barriers to SME house builders increasing their delivery of new homes, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB).

Free celebration day at Covers Home Ideas

Covers Home Ideas in Chichester is inviting the local community to a celebration day on Friday 15th September to mark the relaunch of the new-look store.

Keyline Colchester employee ‘Braves the Shave’ and raises £700 for charity

An employee at Keyline’s Colchester branch has raised a fantastic £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the charity’s ‘Brave the Shave’ initiative.

New orders in construction fall to the lowest in three years

ONS figures published show that construction output in July fell by 0.9% and was 0.4% lower compared with one year earlier. In addition, new orders in Q2 declined 7.8% and fell 12.6% on an annual basis.

Forestry collaboration success for Norbord

Wood-based panel manufacturer, Norbord, has played host to Fergus Ewing, Rural Affairs Secretary at the Scottish Parliament, at their site near Inverness, which is undergoing a £95m expansion and modernisation programme.

RGB Tiverton honours colleague by raising over £1,200 for charity

The Tiverton branch of RGB Building Supplies raised over £1,200 during a fundraising week held in memory of much-loved former colleague Fred Tarr, who sadly passed away last year.

Golfers putt in big effort for charity

Selco Builders Warehouse staff, suppliers and customers in Cardiff displayed their golfing prowess to boost a charity push by almost £5,000.

Ridgeons Peterborough marks 10 years with a week of celebration

This week Ridgeons in Peterborough has been marking its 10-year anniversary with a variety of activities for its customers.

NMBS All-Industry Conference is selling out fast

NMBS is reporting strong demand for its 2018 All-Industry Conference.

Marsh puts the pedal to the metal

This year the Rainy Day Trust has partnered with Pavestone to run a banger rally to the French Riviera in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Marsh Industries has put itself in the driving seat, entering a team driving a stylishly liveried Toyota Celica which it hopes will take them as far as Monte Carlo in just four days passing through eight countries along the way.

BMF opens second Anglia Regional Centre at ACO

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its second Regional Centre of Excellence in the Anglia region at ACO.

Multigenerational living - an opportunity for UK housebuilders?

Britain’s housebuilders have been urged to tap into the expanding market in multigenerational living by offering families new homes with greater flexibility.

Alpha appoints new Regional Sales Manager

Alpha Heating Innovation has welcomed back Neil Saunders to a new role as Regional Sales Manager for the south.

Considerate Constructors Scheme reaches 100,000 milestone

The Considerate Constructors Scheme - the national Scheme to improve the image of the construction industry - has reached a major milestone in UK construction history by registering its 100,000th site.

Russell's walkers take on charity challenge

Dedicated staff from Lochmaben-based Russell Roof Tiles factory are taking on a walking challenge with a difference, in a bid to raise £5,000 for charity.

Crystal increases presence in Scotland

Crystal has announced the opening of a new additional production and distribution facility in Glasgow.

Dulux dog delights crowds at MKM branch in Hull

TV’s Lewis the Dulux Dog has made a guest appearance at MKM’s branch in Anlaby, Hull.

Bowland Stone acquires premises with HSBC funding

A Bristol headquartered manufacturer of hard landscaping materials has acquired a new three-acre site on Feeder Road after securing a commercial mortgage from HSBC to support the £1.45 million purchase.

Selco Builders Warehouse to build a new vision of customer experience

Selco Builders Warehouse has chosen Sidetrade to undertake its customer satisfaction challenge through data and Artificial Intelligence innovation.

Warrington becomes 49th branch for MKM Building Supplies

MKM Building Supplies has continued its national expansion, opening a branch in the Cheshire town of Warrington.

Huws Gray reaches 60th branch milestone

Huws Gray has acquired its 60th branch and second acquisition in the West Yorkshire area, having completed the purchase of Bradford-based M.J Moulson Builders Merchants.