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The government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause, amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders.

The Builders Merchants Federation is gaining independent accreditation for its training courses through the globally recognised CPD Certification Service.

A difficult construction landscape has led SIG’s revenues to drop in the last year. 

Nominations are now open for the Midlands G4C Awards, rewarding outstanding young talent in construction.

Online Home Retail Limited, which trades as Plumbworld, has just completed a successful management buyout from the Grafton Group.

OX Tools UK is the latest supplier to join the Builders Merchants Federation.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchant has agreed to continue its sponsorship of Alresford Rugby Club for 2018/2019.

A former Commander at New Scotland Yard is to speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June.

The interests of smaller housebuilders are not recognised at Westminster, and that must improve if housing targets are to be met, according to the Builders Merchants Federation.

Charitable D.W. Nye has helped a 14-year-old complete a Lego replica of his school, plus awarded £500 to a Scout group.

A Portsmouth care home will be hoping to get its residents ‘all aboard’ for its new project - with the help of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants.

The Federation of British Hand Tool Manufacturers has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association.

Leadax, a product by Cromar Building Supplies, has been awarded the Veluwse innovation prize of 2018.

The Group Managing Director of Marshall’s has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

A new initiative from Russell Roof Tiles will see it match fund the amount of money its staff raises for charity.

A total of £40,000 has been shared out between Jewson customers as part of its Big Cash Giveaway.

The Bodmin branch of RGB Building Supplies is the new sponsor of the Bodmin Beasts U11 football team.

The National Merchant Buying Society team got into the festive spirit on Christmas Jumper Day 2018.

Merchants can learn all about the leading plumbing products with Graham Plumbers merchant’s new Commercial Product Guide.

The Immigration White Paper shows the government isn’t listening to the business community, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity raised £212,000 for workers and their families at a recent fundraiser.

More than 100 food items have been kindly donated to a food bank by members of staff at Garador.

The National Merchant Buying Society has announced its Gala Dinner will be on 9 April, with its Exhibition taking place the following day.

The government’s announcement that the UK will remain in the Common Transit Convention has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association.

There will be a new look to the Builders Merchants Federation’s annual Golf Day in 2019, following the announcement of JCB as the new sponsor for the event.

A 23-foot tall Christmas tree made entirely of roof trusses has been unveiled at Pasquill’s Inverness branch.

The Chief Executive at the Rainy Day Trust is losing the booze in January to raise money for his own charity and one that honours his late daughter.

Generous staff at Kent Blaxill have donated ten boxes of food and some vital timber supplies to a local food bank.

Staff at a roofing supplier can once again indulge in mince pies and Christmas treats after they shed the pounds for local charities.

Leaky roofs and burst pipes are the most common problems that builders are called out to fix during the winter months, according to new research.

A quarter of tradespeople who participated in a recent survey said they had been called out to work on Christmas day.

A festive raffle has launched in aid of charity Parkinson’s UK.

Employee wellbeing is being compromised by SME owners’ lack of understanding, but a new report explains how this can be rectified.

An online campaign by Jewsons to show its support for young people has won its creator three awards.

A festive philanthropist has completed a charity run dressed as Santa.

Worcester Bosch is celebrating a double triumph having seen its app land two major accolades.

Marshalls has announced that it has bought Edenhall Holdings, in a strategic move to boost its growth in the new build housing market.

TIMco has become the UK’s exclusive supplier to merchants and retailers for Fantom Hardware, creator of the award-winning Fantom Doorstop.

New homes have been built using sub-standard mortar, meaning housebuilders have been forced to carry out remedial work.

Christmas hampers donated to a primary school by a local supplier have helped raise £1,700.

Rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit are to blame for the drop in construction output, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

Thefts and burglaries are expected to surge during the festive period, with empty construction sites and retail buildings at particular risk.

Merchants can now learn about Saniflo’s products and how to install them online.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced that VELUX will be the headline sponsor of the 2019 Burns Supper, the BMF’s most popular and prestigious annual event in Scotland attended by more than 300 people.

A fancy dress pram-pushing race is being sponsored by a local builders’ merchant.

Verisure is joining forces with Victim Support to raise awareness of the risks of burglary and educate the public about crime prevention.

Snows Timber has completed a £500,000 refurbishment of its Mansfield Distribution Centre to improve efficiencies in the picking and milling of product.

After 11 years at its current site, the Cricklewood branch of Selco Builders Warehouse is moving to a new location.

Decking company Composite Prime has become the first member of the Timber Trade Federation to solely supply composite materials.

The Builders Merchants Federation has earned its tenth award nomination this year, with its latest member engagement initiatives and its use of social media being recognised in the Association Awards, which promote excellence in association leadership.

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