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Chris Collard (left) and Jamie Dent.

Green-fingered volunteers helped to tame a carer colleague’s unruly garden as part of a campaign to help the community.

HB42 has joined the Builders Merchants Federation as a supplier member.

Bradfords Building Supplies has bought Archmartin, trading as Solo Building Supplies.

Jon Culshaw, widely regarded as Britain’s best impressionist, will be attending the black-tie Awards Dinner at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Day event on 27 September.

Every working day in the UK two construction workers take their own life. But your donation could turn things around for someone who is struggling.

A property developer has been jailed after his perilous project caused the collapse of a roof, injuring one person.

The 2018 Brick Awards has beaten its record number of entries, with 332 projects entering the competition across 15 categories. 

An eight day trek across the Great Wall of China has raised £5,000 to care for terminally ill people and their families.

Customers buying concrete from Anderton Concrete wait just two or three days for their delivery to arrive.

Cheers! Tom Elliott, Elliotts Managing Director, with the Elliotts 175 pale ale.

Elliotts has teamed up with Tap It Brewing Co to launch an exclusive pale ale to celebrate its beer-brewing heritage.

Hermitage Innovation Group, parent company of Border Merchants Systems, has bought a web development company, Wkdcode.

Suppliers and employees who demonstrated “exceptional performance” were commended by Graham Plumbers’ Merchant.

Bristan Group has been shortlisted in two categories in the UK Customer Experience Awards.

A ‘female friendly’ job site has commended Aggregate Industries for its efforts to get more women into construction.

Chris Burd CBE, the first Chief-Executive of BSW Timber, has passed away at the age of 83.

Bristan has implemented a key change to its product design, by replacing plastic backnuts with brass ones.

(L-R) Wayne Cranford, Cllr Martyn Bell, Henry Green and Neil Woods at the official opening of Covers' new showroom.

Covers has celebrated the opening of its new Chichester Doors and Windows Design Showroom. The Mayor, Councillor Martyn Bell, officially unveiled the new showroom at a special launch event.

Ideal Commercial Boilers is backing the Cleaner Heat cashback scheme announced this week by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Brick supplier Ibstock’s shares plummeted by 13% this week due to lower levels of production.

An initiative to encourage London’s SMEs to replace their old, inefficient boilers with modern, energy-efficient models has been welcomed by the Builders Merchants’ Federation.

Trade is performing well, but there are challenges in the DIY market, according to Travis Perkins’ interim report for the first half of 2018.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the five companies that have been nominated to represent their region for the title BMF Training Company of the Year.

Installers and engineers training at Your Training and Inspections Centre in South Wales will have brand new Grant boilers to study.

Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its rapid expansion by opening its 66th UK branch in Chelmsford – its eighth new store this year.

Young footballers can rely on the support of Covers Timber and Builders’ Merchants for another two seasons.

Russell Roof Tiles says demand for its Bute tile is continuing to increase as it reports record sales.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has donated £5,000 to Portsmouth FC Academy following a charity match that saw Covers FC teams take on former football legends from Portsmouth FC.

L-R: Louis Blaxill, George Jones and Calum Craig.

An 8,000 km charity bike ride is being sponsored by a decorating and building supplies merchant.

The 2019 BMF All Industry Conference, which takes place next June, has sold out in record time, just six weeks after launch.

The cost of annual premiums for van insurance have dropped in the last year, says a new report.

L-R: Eryl Jones, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY, Pinnacle award winner Lee Gardner and Angie Corkhill, GAI Director

Graeme Le Saux has been announced as this year’s guest speaker at the annual Guild of Architectural Ironmongers Education Awards.

Budding entrepreneurs can receive free business skills training from Gibbs & Dandy.

Football fans can support their local team in style thanks to a £5,000 donation from D.W Nye.

Dr Dorian Dugmore, one of the world’s foremost authorities on corporate wellness and its impact on company performance, is to speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Day Annual Conference which takes place on 27 September 2018.

Lakes Bathrooms has been recognised for its fast-acting customer service.

An accreditation recognising a company’s commitment to supporting staff has been awarded to security systems supplier ERA.

Jericho’s CEO Richard Beard (left) and Andy Robinson, CEO of CTC.

A contractor has raised almost £3,000 to help victims of modern slavery.

The Covasettes

A nationwide music competition judged by Howarth Timber was won by Manchester quartet The Covasettes.

The longest-serving members of staff at the Ridgeon Group have been commended for their commitment.

A recent survey has shown that the majority of respondents consider environmental sustainability when choosing a new home.

The government is funding a ground source heat pump as part of its nationwide campaign to reduce carbon emissions.

A new £6 million Battle of Britain heritage site in London contains paving from Charcon.

The director of a construction firm has been disqualified for seven years after failing to pay the tax he owed.

Jonathan Trott (left) with Selco Chief Executive Howard Luft

A charity dinner with former England cricket player Jonathan Trott has raised £11,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A penalty shoot-out has raised £389.73 for Children’s Hospice South West.

The high standard of member support provided by the Builders Merchants Federation has been recognised in the Association Excellence Awards.

Six major construction firms have issued profit warnings during the first half of the year, according to a new report by Ernst & Young.

A major capital project has delivered larger premises and given a builders merchant more space to showcase all of its products and offer improved customer service.

Barbara Res during the construction of Trump Tower.

If there is one woman who has stories to tell, it is Barbara Res.

UK fire testing regime is “not fit for purpose”, say insurers.

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