Builders' Merchants News
Rudridge walk raises thousands in memory of colleague

A team of 30 walkers from Rudridge, along with its customers and suppliers, has raised over £7,000 after walking up to 50km in memory of a colleague.

Dulux Academy extends Leeds College of Building Partnership

Leeds College of Building has opened a state-of-the-art training space and partnered with Dulux Academy as both continue to show their support of decorating professionals in Yorkshire.

Saint-Gobain celebrates double recognition for investing in employee wellbeing and improving skills for young people

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is celebrating after winning two awards that recognize the importance Saint-Gobain places on its employees’ wellbeing and improving society through long-term community charity partnerships.

TTF Academy goes live at Federation’s AGM

The first segment of the Timber Trade Federation’s online Academy programme was launched at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting in London last week.

Howarth supports ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ in Scunthorpe with ‘first fix’ donation

The Scunthorpe branch of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has donated a large amount of materials to a deserving local family to support the BBC’s flagship renovation show, ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.

Largest European construction project protected with Cygnus

Fire protection equipment manufacturer Bull Products has landed a contract for London’s Crossrail Tunnels project – one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects.

Ex-RAF Pilot and Gulf War POW to speak at BMF Members’ Annual Conference

Squadron Leader John Peters came to international attention in January 1991 when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.

The British Institute of Kitchen Bedroom & Bathroom Installation Statement: Bathstore

Following the news that Bathstore has entered administration, BiKBBI says it is liaising with both Bathstore and the Insolvency Practitioner working on behalf of the retailer.

ACO sponsors local mountain bike talent for 2019 domestic and international seasons

ACO Water Management will sponsor local four-cross mountain bike talent, Connor Hudson, for the upcoming 2019 season.

Still time to nominate worthy cause to win £500

NYEs Building Supplies is offering another chance to community groups, charities and other worthy causes to win £500 funding in its Proud to be Local campaign.

Game, set and match for Bromsgrove sporting star

A Bromsgrove schoolgirl’s dream to play powerchair football in the top-flight is now within reach, with support from members of the Builders Merchants Federation and one of Britain’s leading children’s charities.

James Donaldson and Sons announces charity partnership with Maggie’s

Timber supplier James Donaldson & Sons has announced its charity partnership with Maggie’s, due to span over the next twelve to eighteen months.

Fibo wins PHG supplier agreement

Fibo is now an approved supplier to all members of buying group PHG, which represents 366 branches and showrooms and has a combined turnover of over £440 million across brands in the plumbing & heating sector.

MoD homes to be delivered by Stewart Milne Timber Systems and Taylor Lane

Two competing timber frame specialists are collaborating in a unique partnership to deliver 450 new homes for military personnel returning home from Germany, as part of the Ministry of Defence’s re-basing programme.

Ideal Standard opens new £1 million flagship showroom in Clerkenwell

Ideal Standard International, which manufactures private and public bathroom solutions, has inaugurated its new £1 million Clerkenwell showroom.

Keyline drives to the finish line for the 10th year of Rally for Prostate Cancer UK

Keyline has commemorated the 10th year hosting its annual car rally in support of charity Prostate Cancer UK.

SBS Thurrock relocates to Rainham

After ten years of servicing the London area, SBS Thurrock has relocated to Rainham in Essex.

National distributor partners with UK charity to bring clean water to East Africa

Brymec has partnered with a UK charity to raise critical funds for those living without clean water in East Africa.

SIG Roofing celebrates ‘Local Heroes’ at this year’s UK Roofing Awards

Unsung heroes from across the roofing industry were given a chance to shine at this year’s National Federation of Roofing Contractors UK Roofing Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing.

Football legends join Rudridge for seven-a-side event

Groundworks and materials supplier Rudridge swapped high-vis jackets for football kits when they hosted their tenth annual seven-a-side sports event at Crystal Palace.

National Ultra Site Awards coming soon

Ultimate collaboration across supply chains will be recognised with highest honours by the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Ultra Site Awards 2019.

Band of Builders secures support from Van Vault

Van Vault has announced its support for Band of Builders on their forthcoming Three Peak Challenge.

BMF Conference in Dubrovnik hailed phenomenal success

The Builders Merchants Federation raised a fantastic £25,000 for charity during the Gala Dinner that concluded its sell-out All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik last weekend.

James Burrell opens 10th branch following a £2m investment

James Burrell Builders Merchant has opened its 10th branch worth £2 million, and welcomed the local mayor, Cllr Jenny Andrews, for an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Selco launches branch refurbishment programme

Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its substantial recent investment by launching a £10 million programme to modernise part of its branch network.

TTF members warned to beware of delivery scam

Timber Trade Federation members have been warned that there have been several fraudulent telephone credit-card ordering scams concerning delivery of sleepers.

Macpherson celebrates 135 years

This year is the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, and it’s been 200 years since Queen Victoria was born, but more importantly for decorators, Macpherson is celebrating its 135th anniversary.

The IPG peddle ahead

The IPG team got in to gear to participate in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of their chosen charity partner, Missing People.

Worcester Bosch and CEO of Committee on Climate Change discuss future of heating

Worcester Bosch has met with the CEO of the Committee on Climate Change to discuss the decarbonisation of heating and hot water.

Monkey World goes bananas for Knauf Insulation donation

Knauf Insulation donated a pallet of Earthwool Loft Roll 44 insulation to help Monkey World refurbish the pavilions, home to its chimpanzee troop.

WCoBM welcomes seven new Liverymen

At its recent Election Court General, the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants welcomed seven new Liverymen.

Kingspan supports merchants ahead of septic tank regulation changes

Kingspan Klargester is now providing one-to-one guidance and advice on septic tank regulation compliance to merchants.

The NMBS All-Industry Conference returns to Italy

The NMBS All-Industry Conference is back for 2020, this time visiting the beautiful town of Sorrento on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast.

RGB calls for preloved tools to be donated to young people in Africa

RGB Building Supplies has joined forces with charity Amigos and is inviting people to donate preloved tools to young people in Africa to help them lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Parker Building Supplies acquires Stamco

Parker Building Supplies has acquired Sussex Turnery and Moulding Company Limited (Stamco), with the support of its strategic partner, Cairngorm Capital.

All-Industry Conference Day Two Review: Part two

Why Maltesers are the breakfast of champions and has anyone ever seen ‘Heartbreak Mountain’?

All-Industry Conference Day Two Review: Part one

The incredibly high standard of expert speakers continued for day two of the BMF All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik.

All-Industry Conference Day One Review: Part two

A day that ‘engaged, enlightened and entertained’ – just as the BMF promised .

All-Industry Conference Day One Review: Part one

The first half of day one of the BMF All-Industry Conference was surprisingly emotional, showing delegates the ways in which the building industry changes the lives of those in need, and teaching the importance of mental health awareness at work.

Selco supports Spadework transformation

A Kent charity which provides care, support and working opportunities for more than 100 people with learning and other disabilities, has continued the transformation of its site – thanks to Selco.

NMBS holds golf day to never FORE-get

The Woburn Golf & Country Club provided the perfect backdrop for this year’s NMBS/BMGS Golf Day, as the independent merchant sector came together to network and enjoy a friendly competition in glorious sunshine.

Barking fire: Industry agrees that lack of flame-retardant timber treatment was “inappropriate”

Following a recent serious fire in a block of flats in Barking, timber industry associations say there was a failure to properly fire-proof the timber cladding.

Paul Bence to Chair new BMF Kitchen & Bathroom Forum

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the launch of its latest special interest Forum, which will focus on Kitchens and Bathrooms bringing together members with responsibility for these important product areas.

VADO wins Innovation Brand of the Year

VADO said it is “delighted” to have been awarded the Innovation Brand of the Year at the PHG Awards.

BHETA expands its roster

Four new suppliers have joined The British Home Enhancement Trade Association.

21st celebrations for Polypipe charity regatta

The Polypipe charity regatta is returning for its 21st year this September.

BMF opens second Regional Centre of Excellence at Page Group

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched a second Regional Centre of Excellence at Page Group, this time in Birmingham.

Abode becomes principle sponsor of charity bike challenge

Tap and sink manufacturer Abode is throwing its support behind a charity bike challenge taking place this summer in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.

Covers Chichester helps primary school improve playground

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Chichester has helped Fishbourne Primary School to improve its playground facilities by donating a tonne of play sand.

New features make W.Howard website more user friendly than ever

W.Howard has updated its corporate website to make it more user friendly and easier to navigate.