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Imperial Bricks moves larger premises  image
Imperial Bricks moves larger premises
3 August, 2021
Imperial Bricks has invested £1.5 million in new, larger premises and the development of state-of-the-art machinery.
SandandStone signs agreement with Green Biofuels  image
SandandStone signs agreement with Green Biofuels
All logistics and transport operations used by newly formed aggregate supplier SandandStone will be fuelled by Green D+ HVO, a fuel alternative said to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90%, NOx by up to 30% and particulates by up to 85%.
Travis Perkins half year results show "excellent operational performance" image
Travis Perkins half year results show "excellent operational performance"
Travis Perkins has released its half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.
Apprentice-turned-Manager appeals to next generation image
Apprentice-turned-Manager appeals to next generation
A former apprentice who has gone on to become Maintenance Manager for the company he trained with is appealing for young people to consider a career in engineering.
Huws Gray Group acquires Sandysike Builders Merchants image
Huws Gray Group acquires Sandysike Builders Merchants
The acquisition of Sandysike marks Huws Gray's commitment to grow in the North West and beyond.
Brickability Group acquires Leadcraft image
Brickability Group acquires Leadcraft
Brickability Group has announced the acquisition of Leadcraft for £5.5 million.
Big Four manufacturers make price promise on hydrogen-ready boilers image
Big Four manufacturers make price promise on hydrogen-ready boilers
A hydrogen-ready boiler will cost no more than its natural gas equivalent as a result of a new price promise being made by the UK’s major boiler manufacturers.
NBG joins IoBM image
NBG joins IoBM
National Buying Group (NBG) is the latest trailblazer to join The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) as a Corporate Supplier member.
Six BMF members achieve CLC net zero carbon Business Champion status image
Six BMF members achieve CLC net zero carbon Business Champion status
For the third consecutive month, BMF members featured prominently amongst the latest cohort of net zero carbon Business Champions supporting the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) CO2nstruct Zero initiative.
IBC Charity Championship donates to local children's hospice image
IBC Charity Championship donates to local children's hospice
IBC Buying Group and Supplier Partner Big Wipes have presented the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice with a £2,000 cheque to bring the IBC Charity Championships to a close.
Intact selected as new ERP partner to support and enhance LBS Builders Merchant’s image
Intact selected as new ERP partner to support and enhance LBS Builders Merchant’s
Intact selected as new ERP partner to support and enhance LBS Builders Merchant’s standards of excellence
Bradfords revamps mental health awareness training for managers image
Bradfords revamps mental health awareness training for managers
Bradfords Building Supplies has launched Mental Health Awareness for Managers, an updated workshop programme set to be deployed across the entire business’ branch management.
Grohe publishes third sustainability report image
Grohe publishes third sustainability report
Grohe has published its third sustainability report, which outlines the brand’s continued commitment and efforts to sustainability, covering all aspects from business model and products to processes, employees and suppliers.
Permalawn launches fresh search for stockists image
Permalawn launches fresh search for stockists
PermaLawn is encouraging merchants to consider adding artificial grass to their stock range.
Covid-19 app impacts on building materials’ supply chain image
Covid-19 app impacts on building materials’ supply chain
Self-isolation alerts are having a significant impact on the supply of building materials, according to The Builders Merchants Federation.
Plumbing & Heating merchant sales double in May image
Plumbing & Heating merchant sales double in May
Sales in the three months March to May 2021 were 81.8% higher than the same period last year, helped by an extra trading day this year and a fully opened market.
CCF reveals Insulation for the Nation focus  image
CCF reveals Insulation for the Nation focus
Insulation for the Nation will ensure that insulation installers, contractors and specifiers have everything they need no matter the insulation requirement.
Aggregate Industries backs Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme image
Aggregate Industries backs Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme
Scheme to provide additional support to staff and customers with invisible disabilities such as autism, dementia, visual impairments or those who are hard of hearing
Labour and product shortages putting pressure on the construction industry image
Labour and product shortages putting pressure on the construction industry
An unprecedented demand for building products has been reported throughout the year and a lack of labour is a rising concern.
Gibbs & Dandy gathers herd for charity adventure image
Gibbs & Dandy gathers herd for charity adventure
The local builders’ merchant helped deliver 31 beautifully painted elephants to all corners of Luton for the biggest brightest outdoor public art event Bedfordshire has ever seen.


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