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Viessmann celebrates 25th anniversary in UK

Viessmann celebrated 25 years in the UK with an event held at the company’s Telford headquarters on 9 September.

BSS to stock at historic drainage location

BSS Drainage has set up a branch at a new Park Royal location under the banner of BSS Drainage Winser.

Independents get the exclusive treatment with Baxi launch

Baxi has launched Baxi MainEco, a new range of combi, system and heat-only boilers available exclusively from independent merchants.

Velux sheds light on home renovation at SelfBuild

Velux is returning to the SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show in Ireland on 12 to 14 September.

Ariston Thermo acquires ATAG Heating

Ariston Thermo has announced the acquisition of ATAG Verwarming, the Dutch boiler manufacturer represented in the UK by ATAG Heating.

Guilty or not guilty – decide at mock trial

Companies from the construction industry are being invited to give their verdict on a fictitious health and safety prosecution in a mock trial.

Parker Building Supplies starts work on Bexhill

Work has begun on the Bexhill branch of Parker Building Supplies to demolish some of the older warehouse buildings, with the help of regular customer Best Demolition of Heathfield, East Sussex.

Cross-party focus will deliver jobs and industry growth

Cross-party consensus on how best to deliver new housing and infrastructure projects would result in 200,000 new jobs in the construction sector, according to the industry’s leading organisations.

Dulux Trade helps decorators brush up on their skills

This autumn, Dulux Trade is holding a series of workshops across the country to help painters and decorators take their skills and knowledge to the next level.

Honeywell signs up to BMF

Honeywell is the latest company to join the Builders' Merchants Federation (BMF).

Mersey Building Supplies secures two-year £1m framework

Independent business merchants, Mersey Building Supplies (MBS), has secured a two-year framework agreement with Heyrod Construction with a value of £1m.

Selco celebrates new branch opening

Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 35th branch in the UK in Isleworth, creating more than 50 jobs in the process.

Revised roofing standard aims to boost security

BS 5534, the code of practice for slating and tiling, has been revised to make UK roofs more secure in the face of increasingly extreme weather events, and will be mandatory from the end of February 2015.

Lawsons joins Fortis

Fortis Merchants has announced that Lawsons has joined the independent mixed merchant buying group as of 1 September, 2014.

Design a dinner and become a winner!

Creativity is the name of the game as Covers Timber and Builders’ Merchants, working in partnership with Spirit FM, have launched a new competition in which entrants could win a Sheraton kitchen, worth £10,000.

Breedon expands into mid-Wales through joint venture

Breedon Aggregates has acquired a 50% interest in H V Bowen & Sons (Holdings), the owner and operator of Tan-y-Foel quarry near Welshpool. The investment has been funded in cash from the group’s own resources.

Wavin UK announces major investment programme

Wavin has announced a multi-million pound investment programme to create two dedicated manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham.

New order process introduced by Michelmersh

Michelmersh Brick Holdings has announced the launch of a bespoke 'Select Order Process' for customers, due to the recent increase in demand for bricks.

Owlett-Jaton announces distribution agreement with PennEngineering

Owlett-Jaton, UK supplier of fasteners and fixings to the distributor and merchant trade, has announced an agreement with PennEngineering to distribute the PEM Brand of products in the UK, supported by the launch of its new PEM brand self-clinch fasteners catalogue.

Grafton Group acquires Direct Builders' Merchants

Grafton Group plc has completed the acquisition of Direct Builders' Merchants Ltd, a Kent-based general merchanting business.

Travis Perkins prepares to crown the sharpest tool in the box

HOLDON hand tools has been on a mission this year to test the sawing skills of the nation’s tradesmen, in a competition exclusive to Travis Perkins.

Baxi welcomes ‘Baxi Customer Support’

Baxi has announced the rebranding of heateam to ‘Baxi Customer Support’.

Lagan cements BMF membership

Lagan Cement Products is the latest supplier member of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

BSS Distribution Centre extension nears completion

BSS Industrial is only weeks away from opening the brand new 38,500sq ft extension on its established Magna Park National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Leicestershire.

NHBC new home registrations show modest increase on last year

New figures released today by insurance provider for new homes, NHBC, show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK remains slightly ahead of corresponding statistics for last year.

Bassetts opens new Northern Ireland branch

Bassetts, a bathroom, heating and tile merchant based in Northern Ireland, has opened a new branch in Belfast to bring its total branch network in the region to 14.

Arnold Laver adds to its delivery vehicles

Timber merchant Arnold Laver has taken delivery of a new DAF CF2 6x2 rigid truck and the Palfinger F3 253 GT-S combination from Bennett Engineering.

TIMco reports strong sales

TIMco has reported an 18% increase in turnover to £16.1m.

Totally Shows are filling up

Brintex has confirmed that the 2015 Totally Shows have sold nearly 60% of their exhibition space so far.

Industry report says fuel cell smart power units can benefit most UK households

A recent report shows how fuel cell smart power units could act like "mini power stations" in more than 5.3 million UK homes, flats and small businesses by 2030.

Plumb Center launches 'Ton-up challenge' to support Gas Safety Week

Plumb Center is supporting Gas Safety Week by challenging its 520 branches to get at least 100 customers to sign an e-petition, which aims to stop needless carbon monoxide (CO) deaths.

Bristan’s ‘Shower to the People’ roadshow goes the extra mile

It would seem that there is no stopping Bristan’s nationwide roadshow, as the ‘Shower to the People’ van has now clocked up 10,000 miles.

Bond it forms joint venture with Indian piping giant

Bond It has entered into a joint venture agreement with one of India’s fastest growing manufacturers of pipes and piping systems, Astral Poly Technik.

Gledhill moves to Luton with its biggest depot

Gledhill has opened its largest ever depot at Luton. The company's investment in the new 6,000 sq ft 'depot of excellence' follows increasing market demand.

J.M.Blake Associates reveals kitchen product purchase behaviour

J.M.Blake Associates has put together an infographic based on research into the purchasing behaviours of 500 UK homeowners, all of whom had purchased a complete new kitchen.

LB Supplies director slams CE Marking “apathy”

Companies in the construction industry are failing to take CE marking laws seriously, according to Adrian Cooper at LB Supplies, which also trades as LB Roof Windows.

Selco to open Isleworth branch

More than 50 jobs have been created in and around Isleworth, as Selco Builders Warehouse prepares to open the doors to its 19th London branch on 1 September.

Sprue Safety Products pledges its support for Gas Safety Week

Sprue Safety Products will be using social media, competitions and online advice to raise awareness of gas safety and the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, as part of its support for this year’s Gas Safety Week (15 to 21 September).

Gibbs & Dandy launches a modern apprenticeship

Gibbs & Dandy has launched a new training scheme, 'A Modern Apprenticeship', to encourage the development of young talent in the industry.

Plumb Center responds to latest RHI figures

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has released the latest figures for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The numbers show that from April to July 2014, 7,418 homes have applied for payments under the domestic RHI.

Tim Pollard, Plumb and Parts Center's head of sustainability shares his view.

Olympia Tools goes the extra mile with new mobile showroom

Olympia Tools, which distributes the Roughneck brand of hand tools and workwear, has launched a new mobile showroom.

Dickies joins the BMF

Williamson-Dickie, one of the largest workwear suppliers in the world, has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Howarth expands in London

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has opened a new shop at its South East London base, as the firm continues to expand ahead of its 175th anniversary next year.

Jewson appointed by Denbigshire County Council

Jewson has been appointed as the main supplier for Denbigshire County Council (DCC) for the next three years.

Hanson takes steps towards 2020 sustainability targets

Hanson UK has released its 2014 performance and sustainability report highlighting major sustainability initiatives including the development of a solar farm at Ketton Cement Works in Rutland.

Wolseley UK acquires Fusion Provida UK and Utility Power Systems

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has approved Wolseley UK’s purchase of Fusion Provida UK and Utility Power Systems, as of today (20 August 2014).

Ideal takes training out of the classroom

Ideal Boilers is bringing its mobile unit to installers, so they can take advantage of free training courses.

Polypal lends a helping hand to Beers

Polypal has helped Beers Timber & Building Supplies give its Kings Dock Street premises in Liverpool a brand new look.

Yale and Union are brands of choice for Fortis

The Fortis Group has selected ASSA ABLOY brands Yale and UNION as its preferred suppliers of branded security.

Rising costs hinder construction despite Q2 growth

Construction activity rose in Q2 of 2014, while concerns continue to grow over rising costs and the impact this may have during the coming year.