Left to right: Mark Riordan, Primera Eco sustainability manager, Martin Horwood, MP and Carlwyn Coombes, George Bence commercial director.
Plumb Center's Tim Pollard has commented on the fuel poverty annual report and statistics for 2011, recently released by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).
The NMBS team was presented with a birthday cake in the shape of NMBS' Leicester HQ by Eamon Allen of Pavestone.
With 2013 marking its 50th trading anniversary, it is perhaps befitting that this year's NMBS Gala Dinner proved to be one of the most successful yet for the independent merchants' buying society.
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Simon Rubinsohn, RICS chief economist, has commented on the latest government housebuilding figures.
Travis Perkins sales down 1.2 percent
In an interim statement, Travis Perkins has reported a 1.2 percent decrease in revenue for the four-month period ending April 2013 compared to the same period last year. Like-for-like sales were 1.8 percent lower.
New Q1 2013 reports indicate work for trades will increase
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Green Deal could stall without SME support
Small building companies need fairer access to the Green Deal (GD) market if the shortage of installers is to be addressed, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned in response to the latest statistics from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).
Hat-trick for Catnic’s Christine
Christine Wilde, managing director of Catnic, continues her exceptional year by winning the Institute of Directors’ (IOD) South Wales regional Director of the Year award.
System Hygienics appoints new sales pair
System Hygienics is pleased to announce two new additions to its growing sales department.
Jewson sponsors York rugby
The Jewson logo features on the front of York Acorn’s rugby jerseys under a new sponsorship deal.
Professionals support sustainable development
Research conducted by CareerStructure.com has found that 78 percent of professionals believe that a greater focus on sustainability within the built environment could help to boost overall industry growth.
Grafton remains cautious
Grafton Group reported turnover for the four months to the end of April of EUR677m, up EUR1m on the same period last year. Trading for the period was influenced by poor weather and continued weakness in the merchant’s markets.
Balfour Beatty construction revenue plummets
Balfour Beatty’s UK construction arm reported a 23 percent fall in revenue in the first four months of 2013.
Green Deal assessments continue to increase
The number of Green Deal assessments carried out in April rose 28 percent to 9,522, the Government has said. Since the launch, 18,816 assessments have been made.
Jewson offers new online service
Jewson has responded to customer feedback and is now offering an online account management service to all its account holders.
Latest MCS figures “extremely disappointing”
A spokesman from one of the UK's leading manufacturers of heating and hot water technologies has expressed concern over the latest MCS registration figures released by DECC.
HSS Hire allies with Carey Group
HSS Hire recently announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Carey Group as preferred suppliers of small tools and access equipment, following a competitive tender process.
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Prospects “still poor” as construction activity falls in Q1
The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today (13 May), shows that activity in the majority of the construction industry fell during the first quarter of 2013 with the impacts of falling demand exacerbated by the impacts of poor weather.
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