For older stories, please browse our archives.

NBG has signed several new buying deals with some of the building industry’s premium brands, including Bond It, Forgefix, Gorilla, Imperial Bricks and Wykamol.

Architect and television presenter George Clarke will be the Keynote Speaker at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Young Merchants Conference.

Polypipe Terrain is supplying a drainage system for a £150 million development in London.

Philmac has moved its warehouse and its commercial activities to bigger sites as the company continues to grow.

Worcester Bosch has challenged a report which recommended homes use heat pumps instead of mains gas.

A crucial meeting on the future of the Institute of Builders’ Merchants has been suspended because members were not given enough notice.

Mental health charity Mates in Mind is offering support to construction workers in Northern Ireland in a bid to improve mental health in the industry.

The manager of builders’ merchant Kent Blaxhill’s Suffolk branch is running 180km this year to celebrate the company’s 180th year.

Building and Plumbing Supplies opened its revamped Leamington branch with an event attended by a contestant from BBC TV show The Great British Bake Off.

Jewson is assisting an attempt to break the world record for the most people exercising to a fitness video at once.

Builders’ merchants have been assured that a proposed scheme to licence the UK construction industry will not have a negative impact on them.

Knights player Liam Jackson with Steve Mullarkey and Maddy Geeves from Selco

Selco’s York branch has partnered with League 1 rugby club York City Knights.

TV presenter George Clarke with the winners of the Next Generation Design Brum competition at last year's Timber Expo

This year's Timber Expo, the biggest timber event of the year, features new workshops and a role model competition to inspire the next generation.

Pictured (L-R) are Ibstock CEO Joe Hudson, James Brokenshire MP, and Andrew Bridgen MP. Picture by Gareth Walker

Ibstock Brick last week welcomed the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to open its new factory.

Thornbridge Sawmills and Rembrand Timber have merged, with the help of further investment from Cairngorm Capital Partners.

Pictured (L-R) are Paul Allwright (Depot Manager at Covers' Bognor Regis branch), Warren Guildford (Study Programme Leader for Level 2 Carpentry at Chichester College) and Jason Lindsey (Study Programme Leader for Carpentry and Joinery Apprentices at Chichester College).

The Chichester and Bognor Regis branches of Covers have donated materials and kitchen units to help carpentry and joinery students at Chichester College.

Bull Products is helping to protect construction workers at a redevelopment site in London where the 2012 Olympics took place.

Family-run charity Holbrook Animal Rescue in Horsham has been awarded £500 after winning D.W. Nye’s "Proud to be Local" campaign.

More than 50 guests from the coatings and printing inks industries attended the opening event on Wednesday for the British Coatings Federation’s new HQ.

Polypipe has emphasised the importance of green infrastructure and pioneering water management solutions to prevent flooding and cool the environment.

Award-winning BBC business journalist and broadcaster Joe Lynam will be speaking at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Day Annual Conference in September.

Keyline’s Annual Rally fundraiser began today, with 30 cars embarking on a journey to Calais to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Hartland Carnival has been voted as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and the committee now has £1,000 to spend on building materials at RGB’s Bideford branch.

The British Woodworking Federation has launched a campaign to make wood the construction material of choice.

The boss of a Derbyshire construction company has been banned after failing to pay fines following multiple health and safety breaches.

A Selco Branch Manager jumped 15,000ft from a plane to raise money in memory of his colleague.

Marley Eternit has some advice for tradespeople to keep their skin protected in the sun.

Dickies Workwear has created an online community where users can share their thoughts about upcoming designs for work attire.

Scott Parnell has sponsored a volunteer who delivers urgent blood supplies to hospitals in Essex by motorbike.

Tradespeople are most concerned about the skills shortage and lack of training, according to a survey by Wavin.

A century-old recreational space has been turned into an urban oasis with the help of MEDITE SMARTPLY.

New powers to deliver more homes through the creation of New Town Development Corporations should be seen as an opportunity to set the standard in housing design, says Forticrete.

Harlequin Manufacturing has demonstrated its commitment to the water industry by joining British Water.

There are not many people who can persuade their neighbours to rise at dawn ready to join in a 34-mile walk at 5.30am! However, that’s what community-minded roofer Terry Maguire does.

The conditions for building new housing have never been better but the planning process is too slow.

Ridgeons is supporting Norwich’s charity public art trail GoGoHares this summer, as its official logistics partner.

Staff from a Shropshire quarry have received a top accreditation for the sand they produce – one of only a small number of similar recognitions in the UK.

Kerridge Commercial Systems has been ranked 37th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table of the UK's top 200 fastest-growing mid-market companies.

Keyline is hosting its 9th annual rally to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The Door & Hardware Federation has welcomed a series of findings into the Grenfell Tower blaze by Chartered Fire Safety Engineer Dr Barbara Lane.

NMBS, the UK's largest buying society for independent builders', plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants, has staged a highly successful all-industry conference.

A new initiative by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has helped to brighten up the Aldingbourne Country Centre.

Plans announced yesterday for Clean Air Zones in Leeds and Birmingham show some steps forward for managing the impacts on business in the cities, according to the Freight Transport Association, but the schemes will still produce substantial costs for small businesses.

Costain has taken another step towards becoming the UK’s leading smart infrastructure company with the opening of a new technology centre.

Pictured (L-R) are Steve Smith, Phil Rotheram and John Moss.

Polypipe employees will hit the road next week as part of the ninth annual Keyline Rally, aiming to raise a million pounds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Pictured (L-R) are Jim Shannon (MP for Strangford), Susan Elan Jones (MP for Clywd South), Stephen Kerr (MP for Stirling), Bill Grant (MP for Ayr Carrick and Cumnock), Alan Brown (MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun) and Bob Stewart (MP Beckenham).

An expert working group on the contribution of one of the UK's largest manufacturing industries has been launched at an event in Westminster.

Pictured (L-R) are Gary Good, Product Group Manager at Lightside Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants; Simon Rance, Sales Director at TIMco; John Gregson, Business Consultant at TIMco, and awards host Hugh Dennis.

TIMco has been voted fastenings, fixings, ironmongery and workwear supplier of the year by independent merchants belonging to the Fortis buying group.

Brighton’s Chandlers Building Supplies has rallied the support of well-known faces and neighbours to help to raise funds for a local homeless charity.

Pictured L-R) are Niall Fay, Director of Grant UK; Paul Wakefield, UK Managing Director; Claire Perry MP, Stephen Grant, Director of Grant UK.

Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry visited Grant UK’s headquarters in Devizes, Wiltshire, to officially open the new showroom and meeting suite.

The W Howard Group has joined the Builders Merchants Federation.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight

We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Events Diary