Builders' Merchants News
New kitchen and bathrooms showroom for TG

The TG Dreams Kitchens and Bathrooms showroom has been unveiled at TG Builders’ Merchants, in Manchester Road, and will employ three full-time staff.

Lawsons’ new gas-powered eco-friendly lorry

Lawsons now offer an eco-friendly delivery solution for builders in the capital, with the first natural gas-powered lorry joining its London delivery fleet.

First anniversary for RGB's Bodmin branch

RGB Building Supplies marked its first year of being part of the Bodmin community on Tuesday 6 March by inviting local residents, and those that work in the trades, to enjoy a free celebratory breakfast and view the renovations that have recently taken place.

Kellaway Building Supplies raises over £13,000 for Children’s Hospice South West

Kellaway Building Supplies raised £13,195.73 in 2017 for Children’s Hospice South West, a charity that provides end of life care and support for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Plumbase introduces 24-hour spares line

Plumbase has introduced an exclusive 24-hour spares line that will ensure installers can place same-day and next-day orders of vital spare parts, even if they happen to be working outside of core trading hours.

Grant UK expands its headquarters

Grant UK has carried out an extensive expansion of its HQ in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Lawsons sees 60% sale growth through Alumasc range

Lawsons is experiencing strong growth with Alumasc’s all metal range of rainwater products.

BuildStation partners with BRS and Bevan Group

BuildStation has a new Bevan-built crane truck to a its new branch after the first crane was such a success.

D.W. Nye acquires Redhill business

D.W. Nye has acquired Fixings and Powertool Center in Redhill, Surrey.

BMF builds presence at UK Construction Week

The Builders Merchants Federation is building on its successful first two years at UK Construction Week and once again hosting its own pavilion at this year’s exhibition.

Industry expert to talk digital disruption at NMBS Conference

The highly pertinent topic of digital disruption on the building materials market is set to feature on the agenda of the 2018 NMBS All-Industry Conference.

Chandlers Building Supplies open for business after fire

Chandlers Building Supplies’ Brighton branch is open for business today, just four days after it went up in flames.

Merchants' feedback prompts new investment

Listening to its merchant customers has resulted in a £2.6m factory investment and a new range of products for Quinn Cement.

Parker Building Supplies has been acquired by Cairngorm Capital

Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) has acquired Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) from its founder and Managing Director Tom Parker who is set to retire.

Merchant soaks up success from new bathroom displays

A Bedford builders’ merchant has made a splash by unveiling an extensive new bathroom showroom.

TV gardener helps Pavestone to cultivate brand

David Domoney, landscaping expert on ITV's Love Your Garden, has teamed up with Pavestone to promote beautiful patios.

Band of Builders beat the "Beast from the East" to renovate sick girl's home

More than 60 builders spent a week battling against sub-zero temperatures to transform the home of a sick little girl.

Selco offering arrives in Milton Keynes

Selco Builders Warehouse has officially cut the ribbon on its Milton Keynes branch as the company’s rapid expansion continues - taking its total to 61 in the UK.

Ariston joins the BMF as new Supplier Member

Ariston has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as a supplier member.

The IoBM is looking to merge with the BMF

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is in talks to merge with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Chandler offers "fantastic opportunity" to young champions

A “fantastic opportunity” to help a builders’ merchant keep up with the times and to develop their careers is being offered to young builders.

Firefighters tackling blaze at Chandler Building Supplies

Fire fighters are tackling a “serious” fire at Chandler Building Supplies' Brighton branch.

Selco app now is able to fully complete transactions

Selco Builders Warehouse Project Tool app, which launched at the end of last year, now allows its customers to complete purchases through their smartphone.

Andy Street to give keynote address at BMF Members’ Day

Andy Street will give the final address at BMF Members’ Day in September after Vince Cable has pulled out of the event.

Small sites and small builders will build homes faster, says FMB

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the best way to speed up housing delivery is to get more small builders back into the market and focus more attention on the potential of smaller sites.

Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 launched

The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 are officially open for nominations!

Flame Heating Group expands into Scotland

Flame Heating Group expands into Scotland by opening branches in Glasgow, Ayr and Edinburgh.

Norbord goes for gold

Norbord is celebrating achieving gold in the Structural Timber Association's new Assure accreditation programme.

Dematic opens robotics centre of excellence

Dematic says it has set up a Robotics Center of Excellence business unit, dedicated to developing and engineering robotic automation.

IBC welcomes three new members

IBC has announced that three independent builders' merchants have become new members.

Covers scores a hat trick

Covers’ staff will be helping to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Research charity later this month by supporting its Wear A Hat Day.

New brand identity for Knauf Insulation’s

Knauf Insulation has launched a new brand identity: ‘challenge. create. care’. The move is designed to underpin its customer-centric approach and commitment to driving innovation in the built environment.

Kellaway Building Supplies acquires Marlborough Building Supplies

Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of the successful family run business, Marlborough Building Supplies.

Millbrook Distribution joins NBG

NBG has once again expanded its membership base with the addition of new partner Millbrook Distribution.

Reclaimed bricks used in art exhibition

London Reclaimed Brick Merchants has a huge variety of customers; whether the company is working on large builds that require tens of thousands of bricks, or on restorations, DIY projects, artistic and theatrical displays that need hundreds or thousand of bricks.

MKM celebrates its women for International Women’s Day

MKM Building Supplies is taking a look at the experience of the women in its ranks. These women are seeking to dispel some of the myths, and to inspire others who may be considering a career in the merchant industry.

BMF promotes industry apprenticeships

As part of the Builder’s Merchants Federation’s Youth Recruitment Campaign for 2018, the BMF’s Apprenticeship Plus team was out in force using the platform provided by Apprenticeship Week to promote the merchant industry as a career choice for school and college leavers.

Blood bikes hit the road thanks to Russell Roof Tiles

A new £15,700 motorbike was purchased for a local charity thanks to staff at Russell Roof Tiles.

Marsh increases capacity to meet growing demand

Marsh Industries’ Bridgewater production and distribution facilities is expanding to meet increasing demand for its range of off-mains drainage systems.

NMBS achieves Investors in People Gold accreditation

NMBS has gained independent recognition of its progressive employment practices.

Travis Perkins plc has already recruited 200 apprentices in 2018

Travis Perkins plc celebrates the 200-apprentice milestone in the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

BMF Diplomas for Elliotts employees

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Diplomas in Merchanting have been awarded to group of employees from Elliotts Builders Merchant.

Too cold to lay bricks, says FMB

A number of construction sites across the UK have ground to a halt due to heavy snow, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Bournemouth army cadets fired up by merchant’s materials donation

Gibbs & Dandy Bournemouth has donated materials to help build a new outdoor firing range for young army cadets.

Forticrete welcomes new dry fix standard BS 8612

Forticrete, part of Ibstock plc, has already started putting its products through rigorous testing to meet the BS 8612: Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling, criteria.

David Meade joins NMBS 2018 All-Industry Conference line-up

NMBS has confirmed a further speaker for its 2018 All-Industry Conference.

BMF Mastermerchant 2018

Twenty-four teams of four will compete over the weekend of Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July to be titled BMF Mastermerchant.

Cistermiser Keraflo appoints new logistics partner

Cistermiser Keraflo has partnered with Seven Sixty Logistics to help provide improved delivery times.

Ninety per cent of small firms still not prepared for GDPR

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research shows that over a third of small businesses have not yet started preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while a further third (35%) are only in the early stages of preparations.

New corporate identity for ERA

ERA has unveiled a brand new corporate identity.