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Two competing timber frame specialists are collaborating in a unique partnership to deliver 450 new homes for military personnel returning home from Germany, as part of the Ministry of Defence’s re-basing programme.

Ideal Standard International, which manufactures private and public bathroom solutions, has inaugurated its new £1 million Clerkenwell showroom.

Keyline has commemorated the 10th year hosting its annual car rally in support of charity Prostate Cancer UK.

After ten years of servicing the London area, SBS Thurrock has relocated to Rainham in Essex.

Brymec has partnered with a UK charity to raise critical funds for those living without clean water in East Africa.

Unsung heroes from across the roofing industry were given a chance to shine at this year’s National Federation of Roofing Contractors UK Roofing Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing.

Groundworks and materials supplier Rudridge swapped high-vis jackets for football kits when they hosted their tenth annual seven-a-side sports event at Crystal Palace.

Ultimate collaboration across supply chains will be recognised with highest honours by the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Ultra Site Awards 2019.

Van Vault has announced its support for Band of Builders on their forthcoming Three Peak Challenge.

The Builders Merchants Federation raised a fantastic £25,000 for charity during the Gala Dinner that concluded its sell-out All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik last weekend.

James Burrell Builders Merchant has opened its 10th branch worth £2 million, and welcomed the local mayor, Cllr Jenny Andrews, for an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its substantial recent investment by launching a £10 million programme to modernise part of its branch network.

Timber Trade Federation members have been warned that there have been several fraudulent telephone credit-card ordering scams concerning delivery of sleepers.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, and it’s been 200 years since Queen Victoria was born, but more importantly for decorators, Macpherson is celebrating its 135th anniversary.

The IPG team got in to gear to participate in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of their chosen charity partner, Missing People.

Worcester Bosch has met with the CEO of the Committee on Climate Change to discuss the decarbonisation of heating and hot water.

Knauf Insulation donated a pallet of Earthwool Loft Roll 44 insulation to help Monkey World refurbish the pavilions, home to its chimpanzee troop.

At its recent Election Court General, the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants welcomed seven new Liverymen.

Kingspan Klargester is now providing one-to-one guidance and advice on septic tank regulation compliance to merchants.


The NMBS All-Industry Conference is back for 2020, this time visiting the beautiful town of Sorrento on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast.

RGB Building Supplies has joined forces with charity Amigos and is inviting people to donate preloved tools to young people in Africa to help them lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Parker Building Supplies has acquired Sussex Turnery and Moulding Company Limited (Stamco), with the support of its strategic partner, Cairngorm Capital.

Why Maltesers are the breakfast of champions and has anyone ever seen ‘Heartbreak Mountain’?

The incredibly high standard of expert speakers continued for day two of the BMF All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik.

A day that ‘engaged, enlightened and entertained’ – just as the BMF promised .

The first half of day one of the BMF All-Industry Conference was surprisingly emotional, showing delegates the ways in which the building industry changes the lives of those in need, and teaching the importance of mental health awareness at work.

A Kent charity which provides care, support and working opportunities for more than 100 people with learning and other disabilities, has continued the transformation of its site – thanks to Selco.

The Woburn Golf & Country Club provided the perfect backdrop for this year’s NMBS/BMGS Golf Day, as the independent merchant sector came together to network and enjoy a friendly competition in glorious sunshine.

Following a recent serious fire in a block of flats in Barking, timber industry associations say there was a failure to properly fire-proof the timber cladding.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the launch of its latest special interest Forum, which will focus on Kitchens and Bathrooms bringing together members with responsibility for these important product areas.

VADO said it is “delighted” to have been awarded the Innovation Brand of the Year at the PHG Awards.

Four new suppliers have joined The British Home Enhancement Trade Association.

The Polypipe charity regatta is returning for its 21st year this September.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched a second Regional Centre of Excellence at Page Group, this time in Birmingham.

Tap and sink manufacturer Abode is throwing its support behind a charity bike challenge taking place this summer in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Chichester has helped Fishbourne Primary School to improve its playground facilities by donating a tonne of play sand.

W.Howard has updated its corporate website to make it more user friendly and easier to navigate.

Intergas has joined Rheem’s Global Water Division, expanding its water heating and boiler portfolio for both residential and commercial applications.

Huws Gray has opened a new 8,700 square foot branch on land in Whitchurch which had lain empty for years.

tesa, which supplies masking and adhesive tape, has sponsored a major competition run by the Scottish Association of Painting Craft Teachers., a family-run specialist in ceiling and dry lining supplies, has selected MAM Trader to help meet the needs of its growing business.

Employees from XL Joinery put their best foot forward as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising a total of £1,025 for Buttercup Children’s Trust.

Team Pavestone threw their hearts and souls into a game-show inspired, 10 kilometre obstacle rough run to raise awareness and charitable donations for the upcoming 2019 Pavestone Rally across Europe.

One of the latest members to join the Builders Merchants Federation is Croydex, the UK-based bathroom accessories manufacturer.

Travis Perkins Group was shortlisted in the 2019 HR Distinction Awards, in the Leading Transformational Change category.

Two new merchants from south west England have joined buying group H&B’s Development Group.

A total of 48 community groups around the world benefitted from support by Saint-Gobain in 2018 – on average receiving £34,000 each.

JT Dove has invested in a new ERP system to improve efficiencies and allow for the next phase of growth.

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has launched a new Service and Maintenance Guide to make the life of heating service and maintenance engineers that bit easier.

The LABC and Actis have a busy June ahead educating construction industry professionals about the latest in the world of building regulations and addressing tricky compliance issues.

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