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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.

A masterclass in cooking, craft beer tasting and a trade-themed pub quiz are just some of the perks on offer at Jewson Live 2018.

Building material prices have continued to rise this year, with imported plywood reporting the biggest price hike.

In recognition for outstanding levels of service, Ariston has been named ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the annual YPS Plumbing Supplies Awards.

Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors, Britain’s longest-running organisation for business leaders, is the latest speaker confirmed for the BMF All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June 2019.

Dudley Zoo and its wild residents have received a generous donation from a local builder’s merchant to help clear away fallen leaves.

Midland Lead is supporting 17 colleges to help develop future skills within the construction and roofing industry.

P C Henderson has won an accolade at the British Chamber Awards, which celebrates the nation’s best businesses.

Repair, maintenance and improvement work is a key investment for short-term landlords, according to a new report.

A multi-million-pound investment has seen Hamilton Plant Hire expand its fleet to meet customer demand.

You can help the Rainy Day Trust’s most vulnerable beneficiaries during the festive period by donating towards its Christmas hampers.

A Howarth Timber sales graduate has been named Rising Star of the Year at the 2018 British Excellence in Sales Management Awards.

The government’s construction pipeline forecasts £600 billion of infrastructure investment over the next decade, and encourages offsite construction methods.

The only girls’ rugby team in its area has scored sponsorship from a local builders’ merchant.

Forticrete has been granted three UK patents for its SL8® large format roof tile, giving its design 20 years of protection.

The Travis Perkins Group is to sell its Plumbing and Heating Division, as part of a focus on delivering "best-in-class service" to its trade customers.

Research shows that two construction workers take their own lives every day, and so a new app has been created to give them mental health advice.

Three charities are hoping to receive £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of D.W. Nye’s Proud to be Local campaign.

The third Builders Merchant Building Index Round Table Debate recently took place to discuss topical issues and the implications for the industry.

A new report explains the detrimental impact a no-deal Brexit would have on the construction industry.

Merchants can see where in the UK their customers are with a new list of the cities that provide the best opportunities for tradespeople.

A gala members’ dinner at the Belfry Hotel, the final celebration marking the Builders Merchants Federation’s Anniversary year, raised £6,000.

University of Cambridge

The Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge has joined forces with the Manufacturing Technology Centre and Building Research Establishment to transform the way that infrastructure is designed, built and used.

You can raise awareness for construction industry charity CRASH by donning a garish Christmas jumper at work.

A prostate cancer survivor donned his running shoes for the charity that helped him through it.

A charity quiz night hosted by a roof manufacturer has raised thousands for local causes.

Regulations were laid in Parliament yesterday which will give legal effect to the combustible materials ban announced in the summer.

An amateur photographer from Carlisle has won a national competition with his picture of a Naylor drainage pipe.

The admission by the Committee on Climate Change that hydrogen is a viable option for the decarbonisation of heat in the UK has been welcomed by an industry spokesperson.

Increasing self-sufficiency in the UK housing market is boosting brick production, according to an expert.

A Yorkshire hospice’s hopes of creating a new dementia garden have moved a step closer to reality after a merchant donated building materials.

RGB Building Supplies has opened a brand new plumbing and heating branch in Devon.

A charity bike ride that saw just one team member left is coming to an end with a skydive to boost donations.

A football ground in Nottingham has been renamed the SR Timber Arena after the timber supplier signed a sponsorship deal with a local team.

MKM Building Supplies has opened a new branch in Burnley - its 56th nationally - creating 15 jobs in the Lancashire town.

The most inspiring, hard-working and talented people in the builders’ merchants sector have been honoured at this year’s Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018.

Beale & Co and Reds10 have become patron partners with CRASH, the construction industry charity.

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