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People who enter ARP’s new photo competition can win one of five Google home devices worth £129.

Dame Judith Hackitt, author of Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, has spoken about the need for a joined-up regulatory process that goes hand in hand with a tougher regulatory regime that has real penalties and sanctions for those that do not conform.

The British Board of Agrément has announced an initiative to provide additional assurance to specifiers and clients that the building materials they use are of a consistently high quality.

With only hours left until this year’s Build Show sponsored by Easy-Trim kicks off, builders’ merchants still undecided about making the journey will want to take a look at the latest announcements about what’s on at the show at Birmingham’s NEC between 9-11 October, before they miss out on the industry’s biggest event of the year.

Cambridge University has chosen Accoya® wood to help form its world-famous botanic gardens.

A timber merchant in Blackpool is the latest acquisition to join Huws Gray’s roster.

JTD Building Supplies has moved up from h&b’s development group to the main group as an associate member.

This year’s British Chamber awards has recognised a sliding and folding door manufacturer for its exporting prowess.

Flame’s Managing Director recieved a warm reception at the North East Entrepreneurial Awards.

Industry experts including Barbara Res, the woman who built Trump Tower, met at a recent summit to discuss how to create a more diverse construction industry.

Free tap water will be available at UK Construction Week to crack down on single-use plastic and support a water charity in Nairobi.

Fearless employees from Huws Gray’s head office recently took on a tandem sky dive to raise money for the UK Sepsis Trust.

The government's "serious steps" towards getting Britain building have been welcomed by Forticrete.

As part of an initiative to attract former service personnel into the construction industry, Coleg Cambria is hosting a Forces in Construction Insight Day next week.

The Prime Minister’s announcement that the government will lift the borrowing cap on councils to allow them to build many more homes is a victory for bold thinking and common sense, says the Federation of Master Builders.

A four-day car rally across six countries was one of the fun activities members of the Builders Merchants Federation took part in to fundraise for John Flamsteed Community School’s brand new minibus.

A “revolutionary” waste-repurposing product is being developed following a new partnership to ensure its readiness.

Eston town square in North Yorkshire is being regenerated with the help of Charcon’s concrete block paving.

Too many British tradespeople are not being paid for the work they have done, according to a new campaign supported by Scruffs.

Firms are being advised to “tread carefully” and “play it safe” amid warnings of the effect that Brexit could have on the construction industry.

New safety fencing by Scott Parnell has been granted a trademark.

The Duke of York recently visited Norbord’s Inverness factory to celebrate one year of production on its new manufacturing line.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme says it “welcomes” UKCW’s commitment to representing the industry positively.

The government has banned combustible cladding on buildings over 18m tall, following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Lakes has revealed its new name, logo and plans for the future, following a rebrand.

Independent merchants have partnered with a charity to raise awareness of children who have gone missing.

MKM Building Supplies recently opened its 54th and 55th branches with the help of an industry VIP.

A new wildlife garden has been built as part of an education programme to encourage children to learn about the natural world.

The National Merchant Buying Society is pulling out all the stops for its 2018 Dinner Dance, with Pixie Lott headlining a star-studded night of entertainment.

Travis Perkins’ “underperformance” has prompted an asset management group to increase its shares in the hope it has potential to improve over the long-term.

Builders’ merchant Huws Gray has announced a pair of acquisitions to add to its branch network.

Lord John Prescott, the UK’s longest serving Deputy Prime Minister, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the BMF All Industry Conference 2019 in Dubrovnik next June.

Visitors to Ibstock Brick's open day enjoy the activities.

Ibstock Brick welcomed more than 400 members of the local community over the weekend to celebrate the opening of its new Eclipse factory in Ibstock.

NYTimber is on course for a record-breaking year after its engineered wood products division achieved £1 million of sales in a single month.

Football fans the world over understand the positive impact a last-minute substitution can bring to the game, so delegates to the BMF Members’ Day Business Conference should not be disappointed to learn of a late change to the speaker programme.

Two in three small and medium enterprise owners are concerned that they do not offer their employees the same benefits that large corporations do.

Customers will benefit from easier access and a safer site now that Keyline has relocated its Aberdeen branch.

St Francis Rangers FC have signed a sponsorship deal with Selco as the team continues its “impressive” comeback.

It has been an exciting month for Midland Lead, which has won H&B group’s Supplier of the Year, and been shortlisted for two Burton Mail Business Awards.

FireAngel is joining with Mears Group to provide social housing tenants with a bespoke connected home management system.

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant will be hosting a Dragon Boat Race later this week to raise funds for Barnardo's.

The prime minister is due to pledge an extra £2 billion funding for social housing today.

Experts are urging merchants to join in with an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of only allowing a qualified person to work on a gas installation.

An online poll has revealed that 50% of tradespeople do not feel confident in advising customers on fire door safety.

Charities were the winners of this year's Polypipe Regatta after the event raised £11,000 for good causes.

A promotional video for the Ryder Cup international golfing tournament featured products from London Reclaimed Brick Merchants.

A fire protection product has received a “significant” new CE Marking.

A musical and karaoke-themed car rally has raised £100,000 for mental health charity Mind.

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