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Pasquill gets Pride in the Job award image
Pasquill gets Pride in the Job award
7 August, 2020
The National House Building Council (NHBC) presented the award in recognition of Pasquill's supply of timber trusses to a development in Devon.
BMF welcomes moves to improve image of apprenticeships image
BMF welcomes moves to improve image of apprenticeships
Government moves to improve the prestige and importance of apprentices with a greater focus on further education are welcome and long-overdue, according to the Builders Merchants’ Federation.
CBILS funding helps timber firm build confidence  image
CBILS funding helps timber firm build confidence
Perthshire-based bespoke timber manufacturing company, Glenalmond Timber, has received £600k in CBILS funding from Royal Bank of Scotland to help safeguard the future of the business following the Coronavirus pandemic.
CITB announces cost-reduction measures image
CITB announces cost-reduction measures
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced a range of measures to make savings and reduce operating costs as it adjusts to the new post-Covid financial landscape.
Scotland: CICV Forum welcomes 100th member and releases 50th guidance document image
Scotland: CICV Forum welcomes 100th member and releases 50th guidance document
The Forum’s Commercial sub-group has been joined by Bridget Lambert, Strategic Procurement Manager at Renfrewshire Council, who is already contributing her expertise to help the industry continue its phased return.
Ibstock "well positioned for market recovery" image
Ibstock "well positioned for market recovery"
Ibstock has released an Interim Results Statement for the six months to 30 June 2020.
Screwfix continues to be the ‘Official Partner of Sky Sports Football’ image
Screwfix continues to be the ‘Official Partner of Sky Sports Football’
Screwfix is set to continue its long-standing alignment with football coverage on Sky Sports, Quest and S4C ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 season.
h&b cements supplier deals for another year image
h&b cements supplier deals for another year
h&b is extending its existing 2020 trading agreements with the majority of suppliers.
Government must use Budget to invest in sustainable growth, says FMB  image
Government must use Budget to invest in sustainable growth, says FMB
The Federation responds to the newly published UK construction PMI data, which shows output rising for the second month in a row, largely driven by house building.
Industry reactions to the Green Homes Grant announcement image
Industry reactions to the Green Homes Grant announcement
As the government releases details of its £2 billion grant scheme, we gather industry reactions to the announcement.
BMF and TrustMark to deliver quality supply chain for Green Homes Grant image
BMF and TrustMark to deliver quality supply chain for Green Homes Grant
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will work in partnership with TrustMark to ensure that homeowners can be confident of the quality of both the materials and the workmanship of projects completed under the new Green Homes Grant scheme.
Ibstock releases sustainability report for 2019 image
Ibstock releases sustainability report for 2019
Ibstock says the report shows progress towards confirming the company's position as the most sustainable manufacturer of clay and concrete products in the UK.
Grant UK extends Technical Department support to Saturdays image
Grant UK extends Technical Department support to Saturdays
The Technical Team is now available between 8.30am through to 1pm on Saturdays.
BBC DIY SOS Children in Need Special heads to Wales image
BBC DIY SOS Children in Need Special heads to Wales
The BBC One programme will feature a Swansea-based charity, supported by BBC Children in Need, which offers disabled children and young people the opportunity to learn how to surf.
Selco returns to seven day opening image
Selco returns to seven day opening
Selco Builders Warehouse’s 68 branches will all open on Sundays between 10am and 4pm, starting on August 9.
Deadline looms for Builders’ Merchants Awards submissions image
Deadline looms for Builders’ Merchants Awards submissions
The nomination deadline for the 22 categories of the Builders’ Merchants Awards is 28 August.
Ongoing uncertainty for construction industry,  despite promises to ‘build, build, build’  image
Ongoing uncertainty for construction industry, despite promises to ‘build, build, build’
The full impact of Covid-19 on the UK economy is expected to spell uncertainty for the construction industry according to the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) latest forecasting, despite the government putting the industry at the front and centre of its recovery plans.
Lick Home secures £3 million investment image
Lick Home secures £3 million investment
Lick Home, the newly launched "direct-to-consumer home decor brand", has received high profile financial support.
Huws Gray marks its 30th Anniversary image
Huws Gray marks its 30th Anniversary
Anglesey-based builders merchant Huws Gray is to celebrate its 30th year in business on 6 August 2020.
Ireland: €44 million upgrade for SMARTPLY OSB manufacturing plant image
Ireland: €44 million upgrade for SMARTPLY OSB manufacturing plant
Coillte, Ireland’s largest commercial forestry and land solutions company, has approved a €44.4 million investment to improve and upgrade MEDITE SMARTPLY’s SMARTPLY OSB plant in County Waterford.


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