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Two members of staff at Chandlers Building Supplies have been presented with top awards plus £500 each at the merchant’s annual conference.

Despite Brexit causing economic uncertainty nationwide, Selco has announced a £30 million investment in its business.

A cement supplier has suggested that wider adoption of soil stabilisation could make road construction more cost-effective and sustainable.

Ibstock Brick has been announced as the winner of the Energy Efficiency category at edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019.

The Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed the final speaker line-up for its popular Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference.

Reisser has become the latest supplier to join National Merchant Buying Society’s Professional Points scheme.

Construction Materials Online has rebranded to ‘cmostores.com’.

The National House-Building Council has revealed the number of new homes registered to be built in 2018 was in line with 2017 figures.

Elliotts Builders Merchant has sponsored the new community changing room at Eastleigh Football Club.

Insulation specialist Actis has renewed its partnership with Local Authority Building Control for 2019 after its first year as a sponsor.

The W.Howard Group has announced it has become a National Merchant Buying Society supplier member.

Geberit and Lords Builders Merchants have become new patron partners of CRASH.

Alliance Sanitary Products has branded as Highlife Bathrooms as part of its new plan to enter the consumer retail market.

Covers in Bognor Regis is hosting a cookery demo and kitchen open day on 12 February.

Following a ‘bumper year’ of record applications, the Door Hardware Federation has introduced more robust procedures for companies wishing to join.

BA Components has announced that its Sales and Marketing Director, David Caulfield, has died after a short illness.

Chris Williamson MP visited Derby’s oldest building materials business, Browns, to see how it has invested in the business to open a second branch.

SIG Roofing is hosting an open day with special promotional offers in celebration of its recent Nottingham Finch branch refurbishment.

Six members of NYTimber’s management team are now fully-qualified Adult Mental Health First Aiders.

Isover’s pitched roof rafter solution, Metac, has officially become Local Authority Building Control registered.

Kudos Showering Products is marking its 20th year of trading with ambitious growth plans for the business.

‘The customer – how can you enhance your customer’s experience to ensure he chooses you as his preferred supplier’ was the theme of Kent Blaxill’s annual conference.

The Builders Merchants Federation held a historic meeting consisting of members from across Ireland gathered together for the first time.

Paving manufacturer Bradstone has celebrated the achievements of its Assured members at its annual national installer awards.

BMCo, a recent addition to the National Buying Group, has announced it will be opening its fourth branch in Goole in May.

The Builders Merchants Federation raised £4,625 at its annual Burns Supper, held at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel.

Two apprentices from TG Electrical Services are through to the second round of a national competition that could see them crowned as the best in the country.

Volunteers have rallied together to build a brand-new garden for Jewson Building Better Communities 2018 winner, Headway Darlington.

Family-owned Draper Tools is celebrating 100 years in business this year with promotions, a party, and a charity partnership.

Growth in the construction industry could be held back by a weakening housing market, rising costs and an increasingly nervous banking sector, according to the Federation of Master Builders’ latest study.

Lafarge Cement is calling on housebuilders to insist on tighter controls around the use of mortar, following claims that the use of substandard product is causing damage to hundreds of new homes.

A new action-focused structure and new Timber Trade Federation members mark the start of a significant year for the UK’s timber trading sector.

A previously unusable area of space has now been converted into a picnic terrace at Sun Hill Junior School thanks to a donations from a local merchant.

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched Building Blocks, a new online training programme designed to introduce apprentices and other new starters to the intricacies of life in a builders’ merchant.

Coomers Timber & Building Supplies has presented its charity of the year, a local dementia centre, with £8,061.

Concrete specialists from a Tudor Griffiths Group have played a key role in helping to create the county’s latest visitor attraction.

Pasquill recently held its fourth annual awards ceremony celebrating colleagues who have gone above and beyond.

National Home Improvement Month has announced TV presenter and former host of DIY SOS and 60 Minute Makeover, Julia Kendell, to be an official ambassador.

NMBS has been re-approved as a supplier under the Procurement for Housing framework.

New research suggests consumers are interested in merchants that also provide recommendations for tradespeople to carry out their home improvements.

Members of the Builders Merchants Federation attending the BMF Brexit Forum this week had a clear message for Theresa May – go back to Brussels and renegotiate the exit deal.

National Buying Group has welcomed Putney Builders’ Merchants and its parent company Alloway Timber as new partners.

IKO PLC has announced its new IKO Ambassador: Paralympian tennis player Jordanne Whiley MBE.

MKM Hartlepool is thanking its customers, staff and local community after its 2018 ‘Gift a Gift’ collection topped previous years.

A conference to provide practical advice and inspiration to new and seasoned exporters is taking place in March.

David Young, Managing Director of Bradfords Building Supplies and Tony France, Sales Director of Ibstock Brick will take part in in a lively Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference.

Halton Haven Hospice installed a new roof on its conservatory thanks to CRASH, meaning patients can now enjoy time with their family and friends, out of their bed.

For the fifth year, Ideal Bathrooms has launched its annual customer incentive, offering bathroom retailers the chance to win a VIP trip.

BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join the Independent Plumbing Group.

After winning Graham Plumber’s Merchant’s College Refresh Scheme, City College Norwich has upgraded its heating and plumbing training facilities with the £10,000 prize win.

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