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Britain’s housebuilders have been urged to tap into the expanding market in multigenerational living by offering families new homes with greater flexibility.

NMBS is reporting strong demand for its 2018 All-Industry Conference.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its second Regional Centre of Excellence in the Anglia region at ACO.

Alpha Heating Innovation has welcomed back Neil Saunders to a new role as Regional Sales Manager for the south.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme - the national Scheme to improve the image of the construction industry - has reached a major milestone in UK construction history by registering its 100,000th site.

Dedicated staff from Lochmaben-based Russell Roof Tiles factory are taking on a walking challenge with a difference, in a bid to raise £5,000 for charity.

Crystal has announced the opening of a new additional production and distribution facility in Glasgow.

TV’s Lewis the Dulux Dog has made a guest appearance at MKM’s branch in Anlaby, Hull.

A Bristol headquartered manufacturer of hard landscaping materials has acquired a new three-acre site on Feeder Road after securing a commercial mortgage from HSBC to support the £1.45 million purchase.

Selco Builders Warehouse has chosen Sidetrade to undertake its customer satisfaction challenge through data and Artificial Intelligence innovation.

Branch Directors Ian Greenhough and David Harari with the new team at MKM Warrington.

MKM Building Supplies has continued its national expansion, opening a branch in the Cheshire town of Warrington.

M.J. Moulson Builders Merchants in Bradford.

Huws Gray has acquired its 60th branch and second acquisition in the West Yorkshire area, having completed the purchase of Bradford-based M.J Moulson Builders Merchants.

BA Components has announced a new investment from H2 Equity Partners, which will support the company's strategy of continued investment in its manufacturing sites. It will enable BA Components to bring new product ranges to the market, in addition to being able to serve all parts of the market.

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is aiming to raise over £30,000 to help local hospices. The company’s 13 depots will be supporting 11 hospices for both children and adults across the South East.

The Scottish Building Federation (SBF), Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) and the Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF), the only three Scottish industry bodies officially mandated to do so, are surveying their memberships for views on the future of the Construction Levy administered UK-wide by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

The Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Cllr Carol Bower, cut the ribbon to open a new store in King’s Lynn for decorative supplies company Kent Blaxill on Thursday, August 31.

George McRobbie, Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry, has announced the final stage of the completion of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group.

In July 2017, the government launched The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

SCA Merchant Services has announced that a new branded fleet will be taking to the roads in Scotland. A first for SCA in the UK, the vehicle will be delivering timber and associated products to SCA’s Scottish customer base from their Cumbernauld site.

NAPIT has responded to recent reports of faulty smart meter installations, which have, in some cases, supposedly led to fires.

Ideal Bathrooms have opened their new state-of-the-art distribution centre at Milton Keynes, incorporating the existing warehouse plus a new additional facility that has increased its capacity by 50%.

Travis Perkins celebrate 10 years as title sponsor for the European Senior Masters Tournament at Woburn Golf Club.

Suffolk based design and marketing agency, The Finishing Post, has developed a campaign promoting Ridgeons new e-commerce website for both online and in-store, across all 26 Ridgeons branches in the East of England.

RGB Building Supplies were delighted to officially open the new Legends Lounge at Exeter City Football Club on Tuesday 8th August during the home game against Charlton Athletic.

Family-owned Yorkshire timber importer, Duffield Timber, has marked its 60th anniversary in style.

Heatrae Sadia is delighted to crown Jennifer Wong, a student at Brunel University, as the winner of its 2017 inaugural Design Awards.

PJH’s new depot near Glasgow Airport, Scotland.

PJH, a supplier of bathrooms, kitchens and appliances, has announced the relocation and opening of its new depot near Glasgow Airport, Scotland.

The Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Alok Sharma, will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation's (BMF) Members Day in September.

A commitment to customer focus has reaped dividends for Aggregate Industries’ Express Asphalt plant in Salford, with the plant delivering record sales in June.

Travis Perkins PLC and their sponsored team, the Travis Perkins Trailblazers are celebrating their tremendous win at the first ever T20:ProAM at Northampton County Cricket Club last weekend.

As part of its strategic partnership with the Builders Merchants Federation, Grown in Britain has launched a digital toolkit for BMF merchant members, comprising marketing material templates and ideas for promoting British-grown timber products during Grown in Britain Week, 9-15 October 2017.

The CIM Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) is hosting a morning seminar at Bristol Golf Club on 13th September specifically for marketers in the building industry. The two-hour breakfast seminar is sponsored by MRA Marketing, and looks at how to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy in the construction and building materials sectors.

Gibbs & Dandy Nottingham has helped an ITV garden makeover show hosted by Alan Titchmarsh to transform outdoor spaces for an inspirational cause.

The current skills shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry today, as the sector continues to struggle in meeting the demand for skilled professionals.

To reward members of its team who have demonstrated remarkable customer service, Graham Plumbers’ Merchant is asking customers to once again nominate their ‘Graham Customer Hero’ as part of their ‘Graham Heroes’ Awards.

Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its year of investment and development by relocating its well-established branch at Ashton to a new larger site in Bedminster, less than a mile from the old branch.

The National Buying Group (NBG) has signed an agreement with Atkinson & Kirby for the supply of solid and engineered timber flooring, which started in July 2017.

Britons are tiring of 'identikit' newbuild housing developments, according to new research by bridging specialist MFS.

Wolseley’s Plumb Center has donated a replacement toolbox full of essential plumbing products to a young professional after he fell victim to van theft. The merchant has also pledged to continue to help out victims across the UK, as and when these incidents are reported.

This year’s 4th Annual Parker Building Supplies Charity Golf Day, trade morning and celebratory dinner, has matched last year’s record breaking sum and raised an amazing £25,000 for its Partner Charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

Border Merchant Systems would like to invite you to an online webinar that will demonstrate how it has integrated CounterAct into the Magento Ecommerce platform.

It’s often said that no two days as a heating engineer are ever the same. Worcester, Bosch Group is celebrating the variety of life in the heating industry, by offering installers the chance to get their hands on a whole host of new experiences as part of its Greenstar Rewards promotion for August.

Brett Group has raised over £25,000 for children’s charity Action Medical Research on the London to Paris cycle ride.

MPH Plumbing Merchant in Cannock has moved to larger premises following recent growth in sales and customer numbers.

Kingsfold company, DW Nye will be hosting a free demo day on Tuesday 5th September from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

New figures show that apprenticeships are more popular than ever, with almost three million created since May 2010 as part of a government drive to create opportunities for all.

The only way we will increase the number of new homes we are building is if Ministers act now to implement measures in the government’s Housing White Paper aimed at removing barriers to small housebuilders, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) confirms a continuing positive trend for UK builders merchants with Q2 sales increasing by 5.3% (when adjusted for there being two fewer trading days in period) compared to Q2 2016.

C & W Berry have returned to Southport Flower Show this year with their take on the theme of Curious Garden.

TIMco has released its new summer catalogue with 10% more new product lines, taking their offering to over 6,000 products for the first time.

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