Jewson has joined up with On the Tools as the headline partner of its inaugural awards.
Wolseley UK has announced a major transformation programme for its plumbing and heating business, which the company said is likely to result in 80 branch closures and up to 800 redundancies.
Construction material manufacturer Naylor has moved to a new head office at Wombwell, near Barnsley.
Chandlers Building Supplies' customers are being urged to down tools and get puzzling to help raise funds for a new therapy farm to support children with disabilities across the UK.
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Brendan McNally joins Crystal Clear Group
Brendan McNally has joined Crystal, the made to measure PVC-U window and door supplier, as national key accounts manager.
ErP Directive heats up boiler industry
One year on from the introduction of the EU Energy related Product (ErP) directive, the heating industry has made significant progress in meeting goals – in terms of existing and new technologies.
SCA Timber Supply UK acquires Swedscot Timber
SCA Timber Supply UK has announced that it has acquired Swedscot Timber, a timber distribution business in Cumbernauld Scotland, for an undisclosed sum.
CRASH celebrates Windsor Half Marathon success
Runners from CRASH Patron companies joined the thousands of athletes of all abilities to take on the 34th Windsor Half Marathon on 25 September.
New Wilo MD in UK and Ireland is appointed
Wilo UK’s managing director Gary Mannus, who has been managing director of the company in the UK since 2009, has been appointed president region Americas. He will retain the role of group senior director sales area UK/Ireland until 31 December, 2016.
UK public finding it harder to source skilled tradespeople
The construction sector is being urged to create more apprenticeships and find ways to attract workers to the sector after new research found that over half of the UK population are struggling to hire a tradesperson.
Kent Blaxill opens Saffron Walden store
Saffron Walden Mayor Sarfaz Anjum officially opened a new decorating centre for Kent Blaxill on the Saffron Walden Shire Hill industrial estate on September 22.
Doors open to first HiB Novum showroom
Following the successful launch of its newly updated HiB Novum furniture collection, HiB has opened its doors to its very first showroom – enabling customers to experience the innovation behind each design first hand.
Wakaflex is lead-free flashing at its best
Among Klober products showing massive sales potential at the trade counter is Wakaflex, a BBA-certified lead-free flashing available in four colours.
Encon demonstrates commitment to independent builders’ merchants
Encon Insulation appreciates how difficult it can be for independent builders’ merchants to compete with larger national chains. That’s why the business has introduced a dedicated and experienced merchant team as part of an ongoing commitment to become the “distributor of choice” for independent merchants.
Frank Howard Tools hosts Festool Roadshow 2016
On 12 October, Frank Howard Tools and Fixings is hosting the Festool Roadshow 2016 at its Braintree branch. The Festool tour truck, packed with products, will then be travelling across Europe, bringing the latest products to its customers.
JG Speedfit joins the BMF
JG Speedfit has been awarded membership of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Membership of the BMF entitles associates to a number of benefits including access to relevant industry reports, advice on how to maximise profitability and free legal guidance.
Hole in one for roofing firm’s fundraiser
Russell Roof Tiles has raised over £5,500 recently at its annual charity golfing day, for its nominated charity of the year, Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes (SSBB).
Solarlux team tackle The Crazy British Cycling Tour for children’s charity
A team from Solarlux Systems has recently undertaken a cycling journey from their UK office in Welwyn Garden City to the company’s new headquarters in Melle, Germany. The ‘The Crazy British Cycling Tour’ saw the Solarlux team begin on 3 September, reaching their final destination in Germany on 6 September.
Swansea Golf Day goes a fair way for Macmillan Cancer Support
The Swansea branch of Selco Builders Warehouse staged its annual golf day at the Gower Golf Club, raising more than £7,000 in aid of the company’s nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support.
Construction United kicks off UK Construction Week
The construction industry’s hopeful football stars will be able to swap their toolboxes for their shin pads and show off their skills at this year’s UK Construction Week, in a football tournament held by Construction United.
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