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Abode has won a Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Award.

A charity obstacle course race with discounted entry for people working in the construction industry is open for registration.

The official mascot of Ideal Boilers went down a storm with fans at his first appearance on the football pitch.

Construction Careers Week is urging merchants to inspire young people to join the industry.

Rockwool is supporting MPs calls for combustible cladding to be banned on high-rise buildings.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the finalists for its 2018 Supplier Engagement Award.

A Scottish team has raised thousands for charity after climbing the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in one day.

(L-R) Jo Clark, Liz Ridding, Karina Tyszkiewicz, Nicky Wilson and Karen Borton

Almost 2,000 women have walked through the night to raise money for a local hospice.

Thanks to its commitment to responsible sourcing of materials, Tobermore has earned a top industry accreditation.

Five different suppliers’ fire doors fail to meet requisite fire performance standard.

The recent heatwave has caused tradespeople to call off jobs early.

A toy astronaut carrying a construction bolt has been launched into space.

A Sheffield plumber has won a holiday for him and his family to any destination they choose.

Merchants are being urged conserve their water as the heatwave dries up reservoirs.

Imperial Bricks has introduced the York Clamp, the first time a new handmade version, created using the traditional manufacturing methods, has been made available to the market. 

Imperial Bricks has become the supplier of choice for FORTIS.

Roofing and building contractors in Essex can now benefit from a one-stop-shop for all of their roofing needs following a major refurbishment.

Nominations are open for a campaign that gives local groups and charity projects £500 towards their cause.

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.

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