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Gorilla Glue exceeds profit expectations in record year

The UK arm of the US adhesive brand Gorilla Glue are celebrating a record breaking year of sales after taking the European DIY market by storm.

Baxi spearheads safety in spares with Baxi Genuine Parts

In response to extensive customer research, Baxi has announced a new name for its Interpart division - Baxi Genuine Parts.

Origin grows UK manufacturing operations with new factory

Origin Frames, a UK manufacturer of bi-folding doors, has opened a new production facility at its headquarters in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire as part of the company’s expansion plans.

Skills shortages affecting building industry, warns FMB

Skills shortages in the building industry are affecting the economic recovery, according to a recent survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

New skills academy in South Gloucestershire

Plumbing and trades tutor Shane McCallum, has set up the South West Construction Academy with his wife Nikki to cater for the growing need for trained construction workers.

Wolseley employees rewarded for 'making a difference'

Almost a third of Wolseley UK employees have been nominated by their colleagues for special achievements over the last year through the 'Thanks for Making a Difference' scheme.

Growing Flame

Northeast firm Flame Heating Spares is to open a third heating trade counter in the region after growing its turnover to £1.4m.

Baxi committed to promoting gas safety all year round

Baxi - sponsors of this year's Gas Safety Week - is keen to remind people that gas safety is important throughout the year, and not just in Gas Safety Week.

Snows Timber joins Builders Merchants Federation

Snows Timber has become the latest supplier member of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). The company has pledged its support for the BMF's Wellness Campain, which aims to make merchant's businesses and staff 'fit for the future'.

Industry celebrates involvement with charity CRASH

Patrons of CRASH gathered last week to recognise and celebrate the generosity shown to the construction and property charity for the homeless.

Major investment programme for Hoppe UK

Hoppe UK hopes the major investment programme in its Wolverhampton warehouse will encourage continued expansion.

Catching up with JOSB Done winners

Carpentry apprentices Greg Law from Glasgow and Harry Halligan from New Milton were crowned Apprentice of the Year in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Ridgeons shorlisted in Private Business Awards 2014

Ridgeons has been shortlisted from over 1,000 entries in the Family Business of the Year category of the Private Business Awards, sponsorded by PwC.

Anglia Tool Centre opens its doors in Norwich

Anglia Tool Centre, part of Ridgeons group, is opening a new store in Norwich.

Major rebrand for SIG Roofing & Roofline

After months of in-depth market and customer research, SIG Roofing & Roofline has announced a corporate rebrand and restructure to its operations.

Independent builders’ merchants unite with trade experts

Online trade register I Need An Expert has made several updates to its website, including extending its service to independent builders’ merchants.

Frank Howard offers family fun day

Frank Howard Tools & Fixings is inviting customers to attend its upcoming ‘family fun day’ and trade show, which will take place at the company’s Braintree branch on Saturday 12 July between 9am and 4pm.

Government fund can help diversify the house building industry, says FMB

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the new £150m government fund to help finance plots for custom build housing is good news for both homebuyers and the house building industry.

Award win for Pegler Yorkshire employee

An employee from plumbing and heating manufacturer, Pegler Yorkshire, has won an award for his commitment to the Young Enterprise Scheme - an enterprise and education charity offering extracurricular business programmes to young people across the UK.

Another successful year for Daikin Europe N.V

By continuing to invest in new technology and emerging markets, Daikin Europe N.V has sustained growth in 2013-14. The company's consolidated turnover was €1,902 million for the financial year 2013, up 4% on the previous year, with profit growing by 17% compared with 2012.

Four-year procurement partnership for Trafford Housing Trust and Travis Perkins

Trafford Housing Trust and Travis Perkins have officially opened a new joint distribution facility at Trafford Park in Greater Manchester.

Covers beat their record for number of family members employed

Across 13 branches and 396 staff members, 43 staff now have a member of their family also working for Covers.

Wolseley UK joins forces with BFRS

Wolseley UK has partnered with the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) to bring former military personnel looking for employment in a civilian role into its workforce as part of its strategy to recruit from the widest possible talent pool and attract the best candidates.

NHBC's new home registrations continue to rise

According to the latest statistics from warranty and insurance prodvider NHBC, the number of new homes registered across the country remains up corresponding to 2013 statistics.

Robert Price hosts its annual Building Bonanza

Over 500 visitors and customers enjoyed a fantastic day and evening at the 2014 Robert Price Building Bonanza, hosted at its Newport branch.

Reisser chairman to be bestowed Legends of Industry Award

Variety, the Children’s Charity has recognised Reisser’s chairman Charles Ledigo as a leading example in his industry, and will present him with a ‘Legends of Industry Award’ at a black-tie dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester on 12 November 2014.

Akzonobel’s investment signals overhaul for Dulux Decorator Centre

As part of AkzoNobel’s investment across its trade paint division, Dulux Decorator Centre is unveiling a brand new-look for its nationwide network of stores.

Geberit crowned Supplier of the Year by BSS Industrial

BSS Industrial has named Geberit as its ‘Supplier of the Year 2014’ at its annual Supplier of the Year event, with Pegler Yorkshire taking home the award for ‘Most Improved Supplier 2014’.

NIA calls for major retrofitting programme

The National Insulation Association (NIA), as part of a coalition of 20 organisations, is calling on government to commit to a major retrofitting programme of 1m homes by 2020 as a national infrastructure priority.

Planning ahead is discussion of the day for independent builders' merchants

The importance of planning ahead to ensure the successful completion of construction projects was the key theme discussed at this year's Independent Builders Merchant Forum hosted by UK brick maker Ibstock.

Bond It continues major investment programme

Bond It, the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and other building chemicals, has made another major investment into its business.

F & P Wholesale’s mobile bathroom showroom success

The F & P Wholesale mobile bathroom showroom has now completed its tour of the UK, having made pit stops at the company’s nine distribution centres nationwide allowing customers to explore the new bathroom product collections first hand.

BMF steps up political campaigning with new Policy Manifesto

With less than a year to go until the General Election, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is stepping up its campaigning activity with the publication of its own Policy Manifesto outlining how it would like to see the supply chain and government working together.

MAM Software and RNH Solutions report a successful InfoDay

MAM Software and RNH Solutions have reported having a successful InfoDay, which was held at the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin on June 11.

TIMco opens new warehouse to manage demand for its products

TIMco has built a new 21,000sq ft warehouse at its head office site in Nantwich, Cheshire. The new facilities will help the company manage the growing demand for its products and create new jobs.

Ideal open day at Reading Training Centre of Excellence

Ideal Boilers is welcoming local plumbing and heating engineers to its Reading Training Centre of Excellence on 26 and 27 June from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Fernox names the latest winner in its £50,000 promotion

Chris Robinson, an installer from Lancashire, is the latest winner in Fernox's 50th Anniversary promotion.

Worcester, Bosch Group endorses Queen’s zero-carbon homes stance

Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester, Bosch Group, has sympathised with the disappointment surrounding the Queen’s speech on zero-carbon homes, but ultimately considers the announcement commonsensical for the nation’s construction sector.

Bosch leads CHP workshop for young engineers

Young members of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have attended a guest lecture from a Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating representative, gaining an insight into how to reap the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP).

Howarth staff appointed as IoBM governors

Two Howarth Timber and Building Supplies employees have been appointed to the board of governors at the Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) and will work on a voluntary basis to further the aims of the Institute.

h&b Group signs supplier agreement with Wrekin

Wrekin Products has recently signed a two-year agreement to supply h&b Group with geosynthetics.

EH Smith reports 200% + surge in solar sales

EH Smith is seeing sales of photovoltaic (solar) panels soar by more than 200%. In fact, the firm has sold more solar panels for both domestic and commercial use in the first quarter of 2014 than during the whole of 2013.

A new face at the BMF

A senior manager from GPH Builders Merchants has joined the board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

IBC celebrates its 200th member

Independent merchant buying group IBC has acquired its 200th member in only five short years.

Mersey Building Supplies opens in Anfield

Mersey Building Supplies has opened in Anfield with ambitions to take on established national firms based in and around the city.

Kilsaran joins h&b Group’s ranks

Concrete and paving specialist Kilsaran International has officially been appointed as a recommended supplier of the h&b Group.

Eurocell’s Aberdeen branch gets a makeover

As part of an ongoing programme of investment and improvements, the Eurocell Building Plastics branch on Denmore Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, has undergone a complete refurbishment.

Chandlers exhibits ‘green’ building products at Eco show

Chandlers Building Supplies is inviting those who are interested in sustainable and environmentally friendly building techniques to speak to their experts at the Eco Technology Show, which takes place at The Brighton Centre on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June.

Baxi welcomes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund launch

Baxi has welcomed the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), which was officially launched on Monday (9 June).

Worcester launches online training academy

Worcester, Bosch Group is making it easier for installers to enhance their industry knowledge through the launch of its Online Training Academy.