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Cowal warns customers of possible price rises and shortages image
Cowal warns customers of possible price rises and shortages
14 June, 2021
Cowal Building & Plumbing Supplies has posted on social media a letter, signed by its Managing Director and addressed to its customers, listing a number of reasons why it can no longer guarantee its prices on enquiry.
Northern Ireland: Keylite launches ball-based fundraising challenge for children charities image
Northern Ireland: Keylite launches ball-based fundraising challenge for children charities
Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite) is challenging its Irish merchant partners and friends to #KickItWithKeylite, in the name of raising money for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin.
Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme delivers £5.5 million of social value to society image
Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme delivers £5.5 million of social value to society
Building Mental Health, the CITB and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have published a report detailing the social value of their Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme; an initiative to train 288 construction industry dedicated Mental Health First Aid Instructors.
BMF reveals speakers for Young Merchants Conference Industry Forum image
BMF reveals speakers for Young Merchants Conference Industry Forum
Krystal Williams of Pavestone, Shanker Patel of the Lords Group of Companies and Edwin de Silva of Travis Perkins will lead an 'Industry Forum' on the issues affecting the industry and will answer questions from the audience.
Russell Roof Tiles launches recruitment drive image
Russell Roof Tiles launches recruitment drive
The company's dynamic response to Covid-19 meant it started 2021 with a strong order book, allowing it to invest in all of its sites, with new equipment and machinery to improve efficiencies.
Travis Perkins boss adds to concerns about cement shortages image
Travis Perkins boss adds to concerns about cement shortages
Travis Perkins Chief Operating Officer, Frank Elkins, has warned that around 40% of the group's branches are experiencing shortages.
Aggregate breaks ground on Cauldon cement plant £13 million project image
Aggregate breaks ground on Cauldon cement plant £13 million project
Construction has started at Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon Plant, located in Staffordshire, on a £13 million investment project to reduce its carbon footprint.
James Donaldson & Sons acquires Kitchens International image
James Donaldson & Sons acquires Kitchens International
Following its acquisition by the group, Kitchens International Ltd has become the latest addition to the James Donaldson & Sons (JDS) portfolio.
Construction employers urged to help European staff with settled status applications image
Construction employers urged to help European staff with settled status applications
With less than 30 days for Europeans living in the UK to apply for settled status, construction employers are urged to help their European staff with outstanding applications.
Heatwave death warning prompts call for insulation that keeps homes cool image
Heatwave death warning prompts call for insulation that keeps homes cool
A call to government by a climate change research institute to find a way to save lives amidst rising global temperatures has prompted insulation specialist Actis to remind architects of the importance of ensuring buildings remain cool in the summer as well as warm in winter.
CLC launches Construct Zero website at BMF Sustainability Forum image
CLC launches Construct Zero website at BMF Sustainability Forum
The website provides key details on Construct Zero including governance, consultation, events programme, a package of supporting resources for industry together with information on how companies can get involved with the programme as a Business Champion or Business Partner or both.
Volume of timber imports in first quarter the highest since 2007 image
Volume of timber imports in first quarter the highest since 2007
The Timber Trade Federation has previously warned that these low stock levels will mean the balance between supply and demand is likely to further tighten this summer.
Construction industry bounces back image
Construction industry bounces back
But the industry will need 216,800 new workers by 2025 to meet demand.
Howdens launches trade campaign to celebrate summer of sport image
Howdens launches trade campaign to celebrate summer of sport
Customers who open a new trade account during this time will receive a Howdens branded, match-ready football, with the campaign being supported by broadcasting and commentator legend Clive Tyldesley.
Eight new suppliers join National Buying Group image
Eight new suppliers join National Buying Group
National Buying Group has signed up eight new Suppliers across the Brick & Block, Roofing & Insulation, Timber, Tools & Workwear and Decorating & Hardware categories.
Keylite launches online training initiative for merchants image
Keylite launches online training initiative for merchants
Keylite Roof Windows has launched a new 'special agent' campaign, offering merchants the opportunity to learn and win through its online merchant training portal.
The IPG welcomes 200th Member image
The IPG welcomes 200th Member
The largest and fastest growing membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom is welcoming Thompson & Leigh.
Spinks donates building materials to Doncaster schools image
Spinks donates building materials to Doncaster schools
Local builders’ merchant, Spinks Building Supplies in Doncaster has donated bricks to Doncaster College and building materials to Tickhill Estfeld Primary School.
Investment signals continued success for h&b member image
Investment signals continued success for h&b member
Youngs Timber and Builders Merchants is investing in a successful future with new delivery vehicles that are greener, more versatile and efficient than ever before.
Graham launches new customer referral scheme image
Graham launches new customer referral scheme
The Plumber’s Best Mate scheme uses a three-tier system where tradespeople can receive up to £500 to redeem against future orders at any Graham branch.


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