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Following on from the expansion of Ridgeons Nuffield Road branch, Ridgeons has now opened its new flagship branch in Norman Way.

Staffs Concrete complements Breedon’s existing mini mix businesses, 1stMix and Pro Mini Mix, which operate throughout the West and East Midlands and East Anglia. It will draw material from Breedon’s local ready-mixed concrete plants and extend the Group’s reach to the north of Birmingham.

Palladium Building Supplies donated a new pink Wheelbarrow and a range of Children's Gardening Tools to Kingsbridge Primary School Gardening Club.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has presented three local hospices with £16,950 of funds following a fundraising campaign to help charities in the community.

Chandlers Building Supplies has announced that the Construction Industry Helpline, run by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, is its charity focus for the coming year.

MKM’s branch in Kirkcaldy has won top prize for ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ at the Fife Business Awards ceremony.

With local elections in all London boroughs in six weeks’ time, politicians must remember that housing is not built, nor are homes improved, without London’s builders, plumbers and timber merchants.

Rembrand Timber and builders merchants, based in Dundee, have joined the H&B merchant group.

Pasquill held its third annual awards evening, to celebrate staff excellence across the business.

Silverline Tools, Europe’s fastest-growing tool brand, is now the Official Tool Partner of Prudential RideLondon.

Saint-Gobain has raised more than £200,000 over the year for children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Norbord has created a new Modern Apprenticeship programme to develop skills that are focused on the technical and manufacturing aspects of the process at the mill.

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants have agreed to sponsor Chichester Rugby Club for another season.

The Treforest branch of leading heavy building materials provider Keyline is celebrating after being named the company’s Branch of the Year at its February annual conference.

The TG Dreams Kitchens and Bathrooms showroom has been unveiled at TG Builders’ Merchants, in Manchester Road, and will employ three full-time staff.

Lawsons now offer an eco-friendly delivery solution for builders in the capital, with the first natural gas-powered lorry joining its London delivery fleet.

RGB Building Supplies marked its first year of being part of the Bodmin community on Tuesday 6 March by inviting local residents, and those that work in the trades, to enjoy a free celebratory breakfast and view the renovations that have recently taken place.

Kellaway Building Supplies raised £13,195.73 in 2017 for Children’s Hospice South West, a charity that provides end of life care and support for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Plumbase has introduced an exclusive 24-hour spares line that will ensure installers can place same-day and next-day orders of vital spare parts, even if they happen to be working outside of core trading hours.

Grant UK has carried out an extensive expansion of its HQ in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Lawsons is experiencing strong growth with Alumasc’s all metal range of rainwater products.

BuildStation has a new Bevan-built crane truck to a its new branch after the first crane was such a success.

D.W. Nye has acquired Fixings and Powertool Center in Redhill, Surrey.

The Builders Merchants Federation is building on its successful first two years at UK Construction Week and once again hosting its own pavilion at this year’s exhibition.

The highly pertinent topic of digital disruption on the building materials market is set to feature on the agenda of the 2018 NMBS All-Industry Conference.

Chandlers Building Supplies’ Brighton branch is open for business today, just four days after it went up in flames.

Listening to its merchant customers has resulted in a £2.6m factory investment and a new range of products for Quinn Cement.

Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) has acquired Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) from its founder and Managing Director Tom Parker who is set to retire.

A Bedford builders’ merchant has made a splash by unveiling an extensive new bathroom showroom.

David Domoney, landscaping expert on ITV's Love Your Garden, has teamed up with Pavestone to promote beautiful patios.

More than 60 builders spent a week battling against sub-zero temperatures to transform the home of a sick little girl.

Selco Builders Warehouse has officially cut the ribbon on its Milton Keynes branch as the company’s rapid expansion continues - taking its total to 61 in the UK.

Ariston has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as a supplier member.

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is in talks to merge with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

A “fantastic opportunity” to help a builders’ merchant keep up with the times and to develop their careers is being offered to young builders.

Fire fighters are tackling a “serious” fire at Chandler Building Supplies' Brighton branch.

Selco Builders Warehouse Project Tool app, which launched at the end of last year, now allows its customers to complete purchases through their smartphone.

Andy Street will give the final address at BMF Members’ Day in September after Vince Cable has pulled out of the event.

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the best way to speed up housing delivery is to get more small builders back into the market and focus more attention on the potential of smaller sites.

The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 are officially open for nominations!

Flame Heating Group expands into Scotland by opening branches in Glasgow, Ayr and Edinburgh.

Norbord is celebrating achieving gold in the Structural Timber Association's new Assure accreditation programme.

Dematic says it has set up a Robotics Center of Excellence business unit, dedicated to developing and engineering robotic automation.

IBC has announced that three independent builders' merchants have become new members.

Covers’ staff will be helping to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Research charity later this month by supporting its Wear A Hat Day.

Knauf Insulation has launched a new brand identity: ‘challenge. create. care’. The move is designed to underpin its customer-centric approach and commitment to driving innovation in the built environment.

Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of the successful family run business, Marlborough Building Supplies.

NBG has once again expanded its membership base with the addition of new partner Millbrook Distribution.

London Reclaimed Brick Merchants has a huge variety of customers; whether the company is working on large builds that require tens of thousands of bricks, or on restorations, DIY projects, artistic and theatrical displays that need hundreds or thousand of bricks.

MKM Building Supplies is taking a look at the experience of the women in its ranks. These women are seeking to dispel some of the myths, and to inspire others who may be considering a career in the merchant industry.

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