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Plumbase has introduced an exclusive 24-hour spares line that will ensure installers can place same-day and next-day orders of vital spare parts, even if they happen to be working outside of core trading hours.

Grant UK has carried out an extensive expansion of its HQ in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Lawsons is experiencing strong growth with Alumasc’s all metal range of rainwater products.

BuildStation has a new Bevan-built crane truck to a its new branch after the first crane was such a success.

D.W. Nye has acquired Fixings and Powertool Center in Redhill, Surrey.

The Builders Merchants Federation is building on its successful first two years at UK Construction Week and once again hosting its own pavilion at this year’s exhibition.

The highly pertinent topic of digital disruption on the building materials market is set to feature on the agenda of the 2018 NMBS All-Industry Conference.

Chandlers Building Supplies’ Brighton branch is open for business today, just four days after it went up in flames.

Listening to its merchant customers has resulted in a £2.6m factory investment and a new range of products for Quinn Cement.

Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) has acquired Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) from its founder and Managing Director Tom Parker who is set to retire.

A Bedford builders’ merchant has made a splash by unveiling an extensive new bathroom showroom.

David Domoney, landscaping expert on ITV's Love Your Garden, has teamed up with Pavestone to promote beautiful patios.

More than 60 builders spent a week battling against sub-zero temperatures to transform the home of a sick little girl.

Selco Builders Warehouse has officially cut the ribbon on its Milton Keynes branch as the company’s rapid expansion continues - taking its total to 61 in the UK.

Ariston has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as a supplier member.

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is in talks to merge with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

A “fantastic opportunity” to help a builders’ merchant keep up with the times and to develop their careers is being offered to young builders.

Fire fighters are tackling a “serious” fire at Chandler Building Supplies' Brighton branch.

Selco Builders Warehouse Project Tool app, which launched at the end of last year, now allows its customers to complete purchases through their smartphone.

Andy Street will give the final address at BMF Members’ Day in September after Vince Cable has pulled out of the event.

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the best way to speed up housing delivery is to get more small builders back into the market and focus more attention on the potential of smaller sites.

The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 are officially open for nominations!

Flame Heating Group expands into Scotland by opening branches in Glasgow, Ayr and Edinburgh.

Norbord is celebrating achieving gold in the Structural Timber Association's new Assure accreditation programme.

Dematic says it has set up a Robotics Center of Excellence business unit, dedicated to developing and engineering robotic automation.

IBC has announced that three independent builders' merchants have become new members.

Covers’ staff will be helping to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Research charity later this month by supporting its Wear A Hat Day.

Knauf Insulation has launched a new brand identity: ‘challenge. create. care’. The move is designed to underpin its customer-centric approach and commitment to driving innovation in the built environment.

Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of the successful family run business, Marlborough Building Supplies.

NBG has once again expanded its membership base with the addition of new partner Millbrook Distribution.

London Reclaimed Brick Merchants has a huge variety of customers; whether the company is working on large builds that require tens of thousands of bricks, or on restorations, DIY projects, artistic and theatrical displays that need hundreds or thousand of bricks.

MKM Building Supplies is taking a look at the experience of the women in its ranks. These women are seeking to dispel some of the myths, and to inspire others who may be considering a career in the merchant industry.

As part of the Builder’s Merchants Federation’s Youth Recruitment Campaign for 2018, the BMF’s Apprenticeship Plus team was out in force using the platform provided by Apprenticeship Week to promote the merchant industry as a career choice for school and college leavers.

A new £15,700 motorbike was purchased for a local charity thanks to staff at Russell Roof Tiles.

Marsh Industries’ Bridgewater production and distribution facilities is expanding to meet increasing demand for its range of off-mains drainage systems.

NMBS has gained independent recognition of its progressive employment practices.

Travis Perkins plc celebrates the 200-apprentice milestone in the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Diplomas in Merchanting have been awarded to group of employees from Elliotts Builders Merchant.

A number of construction sites across the UK have ground to a halt due to heavy snow, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Gibbs & Dandy Bournemouth has donated materials to help build a new outdoor firing range for young army cadets.

Forticrete, part of Ibstock plc, has already started putting its products through rigorous testing to meet the BS 8612: Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling, criteria.

NMBS has confirmed a further speaker for its 2018 All-Industry Conference.

Twenty-four teams of four will compete over the weekend of Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July to be titled BMF Mastermerchant.

Cistermiser Keraflo has partnered with Seven Sixty Logistics to help provide improved delivery times.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) research shows that over a third of small businesses have not yet started preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while a further third (35%) are only in the early stages of preparations.

ERA has unveiled a brand new corporate identity.

The public to decide the winner of the first £500 of D.W. Nye’s ‘Proud to be Local’ campaign.

Wiseman Industries, who manufacturers DAMBUSTER, will be donating a percentage of the profits of all the product sales for the month of May 2018, to the RAF Benevolent Fund. This is in recognition of the historic Dambuster raid 75 years ago, 16th May 1943.

Keyline’ Mark Short, Sales Office Manager at its Taunton Branch, has graduated from the company’s First Line Management Programme.

Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket is to build a new timber storage facility costing £100,000.

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