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Roofing’s Top Ten apprentices tough it out in national final

Ten of the country’s best roofing apprentices are gearing up for the two-day final that will see one of them awarded the title of Redland Apprentice of the Year.

DW Nye’s first demo day of the year

The South East may have been enjoying a heatwave, but builders visiting DW Nye on Monday were getting ready for winter by finding out about the latest products on offer.

Henry Carver awarded the Express & Star Business Person of the Year

Carvers Building Supplies managing director, Henry Carver, has won Business Person of the Year Award at the Express and Star Business Awards.

NMBS launches Special Offers App

NMBS has made it easier for its merchant members to embrace mobile technology to market their businesses with a Special Offers App.

Building sector unites to support workers with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support is uniting with six companies from the building and construction sector, to raise awareness of cancer and encourage men to get support.

Chandlers Building Supplies helps charity farm build

Chandlers Building Supplies celebrated the completion of Chailey Heritage Foundation's Patchwork Farm project by donating its final fundraising efforts to the Foundation. The money donated is part of the merchant's ongoing support of the Foundation.

Södra Wood announces new HQ

Södra Wood, formerly Crown Timber, is relocating its UK and Irish operations to a new flagship HQ in the Office Park in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The move will see more than 40 staff working in an integrated environment.

Keyline has won back-to-back RoSPA’s health and safety awards

Keyline, a UK supplier of civils and drainage solutions, has received a gold Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Award for the second year in a row.

NMBS Conference 2018: Venue, location and dates

At the conclusion of the successful 2017 BMF Conference, the location for next year’s industry Conference was announced.

Construction sector unites to raise cancer awareness

Macmillan Cancer Support is uniting with six companies from the building and construction sector, to raise awareness of cancer and encourage men to get support.

Chandlers Building Supplies helps charity farm

Chandlers Building Supplies celebrated the completion of Chailey Heritage Foundation’s Patchwork Farm project by donating its final fundraising efforts to the Foundation. The money donated is part of the merchant’s ongoing support of Chailey Heritage Foundation.

Plumbase names its Supplier of the Year

APP Plumbing and Heating has been named Supplier of the Year by heating and plumbing merchant Plumbase.

GB Plastics wins Midlands Family Business of the Year

General Building Plastics won the Midlands Family Business of the Year Champions 2017.

AWMS boosts merchant support with new literature

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has completed a series of new point-of-sale literature to help merchants sell the benefits of its ranges of rainwater and drainage solutions.

Aurora lighting upgrade saves £20K for Gibbs & Dandy

Aurora Lighting has carried out a complete front and back of house lighting retrofit for Gibbs & Dandy Luton, part of the Saint-Gobain group, resulting in a reduced number of fittings and equipment, and increased annual energy savings of almost £20,000.

BMBI shortlisted for new award

The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI), a brand of the BMF, has been shortlisted for another award, this time for the 'Best Practice Awards 2017' organised by the Trade Association Forum (TAF).

Hoskins Brick rebrands as Vandersanden Group

Hoskins Brick, the wholly owned distributor of Vandersanden bricks in the UK, has announced a full rebrand and unveiled its new corporate identity.

Border Merchant Systems welcomes new customer

Border Merchant Systems has announced its partnership with Robert Price Builders’ Merchants Borders as the newest CounterAct software user.

MKM supports sand art festival

MKM Building Supplies has been commemorated with a sand sculpture at the Redcar Sand Sculpture Festival in recognition of its continued support of the event.

BMF urges government to focus on building homes and developing industrial strategy

In the wake of one of the most unpredictable election results in recent years, the Builders Merchants Federation wants to see the new government focus on two major issues: building more homes and developing proper industrial policy. This will be a way promote economic growth across the UK.

Six awards for VELUX including Marketing Team of the Year

VELUX has won Marketing Team of the Year at the Marketing Society Star Awards for its work on two campaigns that helped grow its share of the roof window market.

Howarth Timber supports Local Music Live initiative

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is backing Local Music Live, a new initiative aimed at putting new talent on the radio.

Bacon with your building supplies at free demo day

Kingsfold-based DW Nye will be hosting a free demo day on 19 June, 2017.

Industry reacts to political uncertainty

Since the election, there has been a lot of speculation about the short and long term effects the Conervative minority government will have on policy.

Latest Reynaers showroom opens its doors in Stafford

Justin Hunter, Managing Director of aluminium systems supplier Reynaers at Home, was the star guest at the launch of a £100,000 showroom this month.

JP Corry scoops two accreditations

JP Corry’s Springfield Road and Castledawson branches have been awarded the environmental certification, ISO14001. This accreditation demonstrates JP Corry’s pledge to reducing environmental impact and improving environmental management efforts.

Microsoft's Head of Technology booked for BMF Members' Day

James Akrigg, Head of Technology for Partners at Microsoft, will share his expertise with delegates at the Builders Merchants Federations (BMF) Members’ Day in September.

Cycle challenge to raise money for British Lung Foundation

Festool, a supplier of power tools and accessories, has launched a new Cycle Challenge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and to promote lung health to UK tradespeople.

International football legends join Rudridge for sports event

Rudridge swapped hard hats for football boots when it hosted the eighth annual seven-a-side sports event at Southampton FC’s stadium.

BMF shortlisted in Trade Association Awards for third year

For the third year running, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has been shortlisted in multiple categories in the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards.

Tarmac joins the BMF

Tarmac, a large supplier of heavyside building materials in the UK, has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Encon double capacity size with new location

Encon Insulation has relocated its Birmingham branch to larger premises’ doubling the size of its previous site as part of the company’s growth plan.

Major success for NMBS Golf Day

The recent NMBS Golf Day brought together 120 people from across NMBS' membership and supplier base to network on a superb course.

HiB and Bristan raise money for cancer charities

HiB and Bristan played a charity football match at Tamworth FC raising £1,300 to be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and Team Tilly, a charity for a local Tamworth child, Tilly Sweet, who is fighting childhood cancer. The final score of 2-1 to HiB and the match was close throughout.

New branches for NBG partners

NBG partners’ businesses are continuing to show growth with new branches and showrooms opening throughout the UK through.

Huws Gray donates £25,000 to UK Sepsis Trust

Huws Gray has recently donated £25,000 to the UK Sepsis Trust.

Bristan announces winner of its Niagara Falls competition

Bristan’s winner of its recent ‘New and Improved Electrics’ promotion has won an all-expenses paid holiday to the Niagara Falls. 136 independent merchants partnered with Bristan to offer the trip of a lifetime to customers.

h&b group members boost BMF membership in south west

Two family-run companies, Build Supplies of St Columb in Cornwall and Buildrite Trade & DIY Supplies of Weymouth, Dorset are the latest members of the h&b buying group to join the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in the south west region.

Transport ban for director of Birmingham builders’ merchants

The director of a Birmingham builders’ merchants, who “took no interest in vehicle and driver safety standards”, has been banned from operating HGVs for three years.

Students visit Covers’ timber mill

Covers has opened its doors to students to give them an insight into the workings of a modern sawmill.

RGB helps Seaton Martial Arts Centre complete floor renovation

As a previous winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund, Seaton Martial Arts Centre has been able to replace its damaged and unsafe floor, ensuring it can continue to offer martial arts to the local community for many years to come.

RGB raises over £635 for children’s hospice

RGB Building Supplies raised over £635 for Children’s Hospice South West during its #UptheVolume event to celebrate Children’s Hospice Week on 26 May.

Chance to win £500 voucher with Ibstock

Merchants are being offered the chance to win a £500 Buyagift voucher as part of a nationwide competition from Ibstock to celebrate the upcoming launch of two new additions to its Tradesman range.

Tarmac unveils new division for commercial landscaping

Tarmac has announced the formation of a new division – Topscape – solely aimed at supplying the commercial landscaping market.

Chance to win £500 voucher with Ibstock

Merchants are being offered the chance to win a £500 Buyagift voucher as part of a nationwide competition from Ibstock to celebrate the upcoming launch of two new additions to its Tradesman range.

Bradstone urges merchants to showcase most successful hard landscaping displays

The 2017 Builders’ Merchants News Awards (BMN Awards) launched recently and paving manufacturer, Bradstone, is for its eighth year sponsoring the Hard Landscaping Display of the Year award.

Baxi Heating acquires Packaged Plant Solutions

Baxi Heating has acquired Packaged Plant Solutions to strengthen and grow its existing packaged plant room offer in line with market demands.

Gardiner support for BMF on international trade

“It is essential the next government negotiates a mutually-beneficial new trade deal with the European Union before the United Kingdom leaves,” was the message from Barry Gardiner, MP for the Labour Party, to the Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) yesterday.

Champion Timber launches same delivery service for Guildford

Following customer demand, the Guildford branch of Champion Timber has launched its new same day delivery service.

Howarth At Home has the recipe for success

Howarth at Home is celebrating success after winning at the new Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection Stockist Awards for its work promoting and selling the Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection.