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In a newly released trading update, Polypipe has reviewed its profit expectations down, as weather conditions slow business.

Grant & Stone exterior

The Thames Valley merchant has been bought by private investment firm Cairngorm Capital, which already owns several merchants and suppliers.

An Elliotts store

Elliotts Brothers has filed its financial report for the year ending 31 December 2018.

Robin Walker MP, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, and Carl Arntzen, CEO of Worcester Bosch

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, visited Worcester Bosch to learn about developments in low-carbon heating technology.

Ultimate Landscapes at work

Gibbs & Dandy Leicester has joined forces with customers and suppliers to deliver a ‘DIY-SOS‘-style garden makeover for a six year old girl suffering from a life threatening illness.

truck driver texting at the wheel

To coincide with Road Safety Week, CEMEX is launching a campaign aimed at all its drivers to highlight the dangers of texting while driving.

Selco sign

Selco has announced that all of its 67 branches, its Support Centre in Wythall and its new Edmonton delivery hub will be fitted with a defibrillator in the run-up to Christmas.

Visqueen trainer

Visqueen has launched new gas protection and structural waterproofing CPDs.

Knauf training

Both Knauf UK Training Schools, The Knauf Learning Zone at Sittingbourne, Kent, and the Immingham School, NE Lincolnshire, have been fully accredited by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

The new truck

Roofing and timber merchant RTB Roofing Supplies has been able to start trading in rapid time, thanks to MV Commercial’s ability to supply a high-spec MAN TGM brick grab in just two weeks.

The flooded yard

The floods currently affecting part of the country have forced Brown Builders’ Merchant to temporarily shut its Chequers Road site until further notice.

building site in the sunset

The latest report of the National Federation of Builders' Major Contractors Group calls on Government to act immediately to address how construction can help the UK to meet 2050 Zero Carbon target.

Malcolm Gough and Nadhim Zahawi MP

The outgoing Minister of State for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, has praised Talasey Group after hearing how it is helping to raise standards, skills and knowledge in the landscaping industry.

The 2018 winners

Over 750 professionals from across the Merchanting sector will join together next Friday, the 22nd November 2019, to celebrate hard-work and success in the industry.

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme award

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has received a Bronze Award for demonstrating its support for the Armed Forces community through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Triton showers HQ

In a continued bid to reduce its environmental impact, Triton Showers has made some significant savings in the last 12 months, while setting a series of ambitious goals for the future.

Time to Change at Worcester Bosch

Worcester Bosch has signed up to the Time to Change Employer Pledge, which aims to change the way people think and act about mental health in the workplace.

Plumbing Studies students; Chris Penney, GROHE UK's Training Manager; Alison Andreas, Principal and Chief Executive; Rick Boreham - Head of Mechanical and Electrical Services

GROHE has pledged a significant donation to Colchester Institute, the largest vocational college in North Essex, as part of an ongoing partnership to support the Institute's 500-strong annual cohort of plumbing students.

DHF’s Training Coordinator, Beth Woodward, issues the very first DHF CSCS card to Richard Warmington, Director of Titan Door Systems Ltd

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched a CSCS-approved card partner scheme in collaboration with the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA).

front page of the portal on a laptop

A new function to reward members of staff has been added to Graham Plumbers’ Merchant's online customer feedback portal TellGraham. 

Cotswold's HQ

The Group hopes the deal will accelerate its growth and consolidate its position in the UK timber interior door-set market.

collecting the award

The Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern has won an award at the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards.

The Tadley RFC 1st Team pose in their 201920 season kit

Elliotts Builders Merchant has announced its sponsorship of Tadley RFC for the 2019/2020 season.

Stamco Eastbourne

Stamco has sold a 28,500ft2 industrial premises it owned to a private pension scheme for an undisclosed sum.

Arial view of Bristol Port at dusk

The Etex Group is investing £140 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bristol.

The Chorley site from the air

Pasquill has invested over £6.7million in its manufacturing plants and design centres over the last five years.

A Toolstation store

Toolstation, one of the UK’s fastest growing suppliers to the trade, has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Students at work

City College Southampton students on brickwork and carpentry courses will benefit from a new partnership with local builders merchants, Elliotts.

The new building

The new Roca UK headquarters in Bardon, Leicestershire, offer over 145,000ft2 of space.


In a profile in the Irish paper the Sunday Independent, Patrick Atkinson, CEO of Chadwicks, explains his plans to reshape the business.

ISO Chemie

A leading supplier of window and door foam sealing tapes forecasts growth for the sector in 2020, despite uncertainty around Brexit and the economic plans of the new Government.

The Feel Good Factor roadshow van

Builders across Great Britain can get a free bacon butty and a hot drink this month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Knauf Insulation's ECOSE® Technology.

The Extra Yard pack

Jewson, in collaboration with Wood Campus, is launching a new training pack for staff working with timber called The Extra Yard.

A lorry being loaded

On 1st November 2019, Metsä Wood is opening a new terminal in Ipswich, Suffolk.

conference hall

On 19-20 November, the NBG will host its annual conference in Scotland.

(L-R): Sean Langston, Simon Williams, Flame’s Group Financial Controller, Simon Hanson, the FSB’s North East Development Manager, and Mike Cherry.

The Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Mike Cherry, has visited Flame Heating Group after it was named earlier this year as the organisation’s Scale Up Business of the Year.

NMBS dinner dance

London’s Grosvenor House Hotel was the venue for a fantastic night of dancing, networking and entertainment as the NMBS Dinner Dance brought the industry together in celebration of another great year.

Mike Marshall

Cromar Building Products has announced its acquisition of the ‘original’ waterproofing repair brand Acrypol Products.

Simon McElrea and Andy Hextall

NMBS is supporting and helping promote the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants’ (WCOBM) Bursary scheme.

Nadhim Zahawi and John Newcomb

The Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi MP, has acknowledged the vital role the building materials industry will play in the development and delivery of new technologies to reduce carbon emissions.

The dressed-up participants

The distributor of pipeline and heating solutions, BSS Industrial, hosted its second Car Rally in September to raise money for mental health charity, Mind.

an apprentice and his mentor

Wolseley and Ideal Boilers have launched a social media competition designed to give heating and plumbing apprentices a boost as they embark on their careers.

keyboard with a shopping trolley on a key

CMDi in partnership with eCommonSense has launched a builders’ merchants e-transformation programme.

darts in a bullseye

A darts challenge was part of a customer experience day hosted in Edinburgh by SIG Roofing in partnership with Wienerberger’s Sandtoft.

Whitchurch branch

The Wales-based builders’ merchant reached the milestone figure for the first time in 2018, according to newly published accounts for the company.

man's hand using a tablet

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has strengthened its presence in the automotive aftermarket sector with its acquisition of MAM Software Group (MAM).

One of the defibrilators in situ

A Yard Assistant at Gibbs & Dandy Pudsey has gone the extra yard by raising funds for much-needed defibrillators to service the local community of Stanningley.

An Elliotts store

Elliott Brothers is undertaking a digital transformation of its HR and payroll processes in partnership with industry experts MHR.

keyboard with a rosette on a key

Worcester Bosch has won three gold and one bronze awards at the Digital Impact Awards, the UK’s largest celebration of digital work in corporate communications.

The team receiving its award

The recently updated wash plant at Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Hill Quarry has won a coveted IQ Excellence Award for Most Effective Process Improvement in the North of England.

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