The countdown to the Speedy Integrated Services Show is on, and with limited places available, businesses are being encouraged to register now – free of charge – to secure their place.

Wood-based panel producer EGGER UK is taking part in Building for Tomorrow, the popular National House-Building Council conference series for the third year running.

Teams will have to demonstrate their skills in a variety of activities within a set timescale.

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) will be holding a Practical Building Skills Challenge Event at Cambridge Regional College on Tuesday 29 October, 2013.

Do you think your latest innovation has the potential to be the next ‘big thing’? Do you offer something new that has the potential to boost the profits of any garden retailer who stocks it? If any of these descriptions match a product you have introduced to the garden retail market this year, then be sure to enter it into the New Product Showcase at Glee (15–17 September, NEC Birmingham).

Instarmac Group, manufacturer of cement, bitumen and resin-based products, is opening its doors to provide free training on its new i-fix range for merchants and professional installers.

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be highlighting the devastating impact of fire, explaining fire safety legislation and showing how it can help those involved in the fire safety of buildings at Firex International, at Birmingham NEC from 13-16 May.

As the weather starts to improve, now is the time to review the state of our homes and properties ahead of the spring and summer months.

Timber Expo - the UK's national timber event - will be relocating to the NEC Birmingham in September 2013.

Get 'Fit for the Future' by taking advantage of the BMF's early bird discount for Conference 2013.

UK/PORTUGAL: BMF's 2013 Conference is gearing up to be the event of the summer. With the theme of 'Fit for the Future', the venue is Portugal and the dates are 21-23 June 2013. There is a special 'early bird' discount available to delegates who book before 31 December.

COVENTRY: 2013 promises to be another challenging year, with changes to legislation, as ever, impacting upon the way businesses are run and government initiatives influencing market trends. With the launch of the Green Deal in October and two new pieces of legislation coming into effect next year, these will change the way merchants buy, stock, and sell building materials. 

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