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RGB sponsors SelfBuild & Design Show

RGB Building Supplies is sponsoring this year’s SelfBuild & Design Show, which is taking place at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena on 13 and 14 September.

Top DIY tips are only a Tweet away

Lafarge Tarmac is offering DIYers the chance to get tips and tricks from an industry expert during an upcoming live Q&A session on Twitter.

Roca backs the BMF for plumbing and heating

Roca UK is the latest supplier member to join the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). The manufacturer includes sanitaryware, baths, shower trays, shower columns, taps, bathroom furniture and ceramic tiles among its product portfolio.

Armstead Trade tour brings smart choices to decorators

AkzoNobel, the company that manufactures Dulux Trade paints, has celebrated the launch of its newest brand - Armstead Trade with a UK-wide campaign.

Greenworks sees golden opportunity to keep Britain’s homes warm

Greenworks Training Academy has announced its support of the government’s plans to tackle fuel poverty, following confirmation of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme’s extension until 2017.

Timber merchant team rides to beat blood cancer

Acrelane Timber in London has put together a team to cycle 52 miles, raising funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

UK housing market ‘pauses for breath’

The UK housing market pauses as buyer demand flatlines and sales growth moderates

MRA Marketing sponsors Supplier of the Year at BMN Awards

MRA Marketing is once again a category sponsor for this years' Builders' Merchants News Awards for Excellence.

Triton eyes zero waste to landfill status

Triton, The Great British Shower Company, has set its sights on achieving zero waste to landfill having introduced a number of environmental enhancements at its factory in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Transport projects dominate UK government construction pipeline

According to an analysis of the government's construction pipeline by KPMG, transport projects dominate construction spend at £66.2bn, accounting for half of the total pipeline value.

Mayor delivers £195m repair and retrofit funding for affordable housing

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has announced a major funding boost to help improve affordable homes in poor condition and support energy-saving works to thousands of homes across London.

FAKRO seals new NBG supply deal

FAKRO has announced the signing of a new three-year agreement with the National Buying Group (NBG) for roof windows, blinds and installation accessories, extending the company’s long-standing relationship with the Group.

Jewson recognised across Wales for apprentice success

Jewson has won an Employer of the Year award from Welsh apprenticeship training provider and youth support charity, Rathbone.

Dulux Decorator Centre launches Pitch2Win competition

Dulux Decorator Centre's 2014 Pitch2Win competition has been launched to find the most ambitious painters and decorators. The competition rewards the person who has all the right characteristics to successfully set up their own painting and decorating business.

Jewson announced as a finalist in the Finance for the Future Awards

Jewson has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 Finance for the Future Awards in the 'Innovative New Idea' category. The awards recognise the role that finance teams play in creating sustainable business models and economies.

Selco Predictor King crowned

Rob Burrough, a postman from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, has scooped the top prize in the Brazil edition of the Selco Predictor competition, run in conjunction with talkSPORT.

Pink Training Academy launch a success

The opening of a specialised training facility for women in Derby attracted visitors from around the UK at its official launch in July.

Drakes opens eighth branch

Drakes Plumbing Supplies has recently added an eighth branch to its Kent and Sussex network, following the acquisition of A&C Plumbing Supplies in Whitstable.

Wienerberger to create extra jobs with brick capacity increase

Responding to the growing demands of the market, Wienerberger has announced a significant expansion of its brick manufacturing output.

New lease service from Flame to help installers avoid downtime

Flame Heating Spares is launching an equipment lease service helping installers to avoid unnecessary downtime.

Almost a third of construction firms back zero-hours contracts

A survey by Close Brothers Business Barometer has revealed almost a third (32%) of UK construction businesses are in favour of zero-hours contracts despite the widespread controversy surrounding them.

Demonstration day at Holsworthy

The Holsworthy branch of RGB Building Supplies is holding a demonstration day in Waldon Way, Holsworthy Industrial Estate on Tuesday 19 August between 8am and 4pm.

Tembé DIY and Building Products celebrates 10th anniversary

This August marks the 10-year anniversary of Tembé DIY and Building Products. To celebrate, the company - named after an African game reserve - will be offering competition prizes including a safari holiday and five iPad Mini's.

Timber Expo: Helping You Build A Better Business

At the heart of this year's Timber Expo is the Timber Buyers and Specifiers Forum - a dynamic environment for building business networks and bringing exhibitors together with the most relevant buyers in the timber market.

New BMF/BMN Award celebrates 'wellness'

The Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) and Builders’ Merchants News are pleased to announce the inaugural Dorian Dugmore Wellness Award, celebrating employees who have gone the extra mile with a commitment to their personal or corporate wellbeing.

Children’s gym club refurbished thanks to Travis Perkins and Recipro partnership

Travis Perkins has again proven the benefit of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill by supporting Merseyside-based Wallasey Gymnastics Club via its partnership with Recipro.

CPA forecasts 10% growth over the next two years

The construction industry will grow by 10% over the next two years, according to the Construction Products Association's (CPA) summer forecast, released today. This, the CPA said, will add nearly £11 bn to the overall UK economy.

BMF launches Youth Recruitment Campaign

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a Youth Recruitment Campaign aimed at 16-19 year olds.

Plenty of laughs at Buttle’s trade show

BT Sport presenter Ian Stone, ‘Elvis Presley’, a comedy magician and 36 manufacturers came together for Buttle’s annual trade show in St Albans in July.

Football sweepstake winners named

The winners of JB Kind’s football sweepstake have been announced.

Viessmann purchases electronic control supplier

The Viessmann Group has acquired Project Service and Valve (PSV).

Covers congratulates successful apprentices

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has announced that it has employed three young people who successfully completed a special one-year apprenticeship scheme, operated by Covers in association with a number of national apprenticeship and workplace training providers, including Smart Training and Recruiting.

Government "deaf" to wood burning carbon emissions

The government has confirmed that burning wood to fuel power stations can create as much, or even more harmful carbon emissions as burning coal.

Howarth Timber staff celebrate diploma

Howarth Timber Windows and Doors continues to invest in its employees after 35 staff members successfully gained new qualifications.

Insulation experts welcome climate change report into overheating buildings

A recent report issued by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the government is not doing enough to cope with the risks associated with extreme weather conditions.

Lafarge Tarmac meets with MP to improve cycle safety

Lafarge Tarmac has welcomed Shadow Transport Minister and MP for Birmingham Northfield Richard Burden to its Solihull headquarters to discuss the company’s commitment to improving cycle safety across Britain’s roads.

FMB claims 'Help to Build' could assist small house builders

The Labour Party's proposed 'Help to Build' scheme, which would provide government guarantees for loans to small & medium enterprise (SME) house builders, has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) as a means to help more small house builders enter the housing market.

Ridgeons employees celebrate long service

Ridgeons recognised the long service of 52 employees at its annual Long Service Awards reception.

Success for BMF Foundation Degree students

The students taking the first ever BMF Foundation Degree have set the bar high as all four graduated with Distinction.

Industry responds to closure of Green Deal Fund

The industry has expressed its disappointment following the Department of Energy & Climate Change's (DECC) announcement of the closure of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), effective immediately.

Flood Re is "not good enough"

The property industry has urged government to rethink the scope of Flood Re after Ministers confirmed that millions of homeowners could be left out of the new scheme.

Nordic gets the CE Mark

Nordic Garden Buildings has secured the CE Mark for its range of freestanding double-glazed greenhouses, pavilions and orangeries.

DECC closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been closed to applications with immediate effect. DECC said the Fund had seen overwhelming popular demand and that the allocated budget has now been reached.

Green Deal incentive offer is a runaway success, says BMF

The Builders' Merchants Federation (BMF) claims the appetite shown by the public and the trade to take advantage of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) suggests the coalition government was right to mount a major publicity campaign.

Latest statistics point to growing pressure on local planning departments

The Scottish Building Federation (SBF) has today (24 July) welcomed new figures showing the average time taken to determine major planning applications was 12 days quicker in 2013/14 than during the previous year.

John Nicholls’ trade month is a success

Building and plumbing merchant John Nicholls has enjoyed a successful trade month event throughout June, which saw customers reap the benefits of special offers, giveaways and expert advice from top industry suppliers – not to mention free bacon rolls.

NIA calls on energy companies to reinvest green tax cuts in home insulation

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has called for the excess cost savings of the reviewed Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to be invested in providing additional insulation measures for struggling households.

Snows gets sporty

Snows Timber is supporting the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Wellness campaign with the launch of its ‘Active Summer’ picture board on Pinterest.

Government announcements signal green light for investment in low-carbon buildings, says UK-GBC

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today responded to two policy announcements relating to green buildings from the government.

Wienerberger expands brick manufacturing output

In response to the growing demands of the market, Wienerberger has stated its intention to increase brick capacity by 200 million bricks between January 2014 and January 2015.