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Roofing merchants unveil ‘Core 100’ initiative image
Roofing merchants unveil ‘Core 100’ initiative
20 May, 2024
The move is part of the part of IBMG's ongoing effort to simplify the procurement process for our customers.
Aptus Fasteners urges caution on Part L screw claims image
Aptus Fasteners urges caution on Part L screw claims
The company wanted to offer impartial advice on Part L fixing requirements in order to minimise any confusion.
Merchants mobilise against skin cancer image
Merchants mobilise against skin cancer
Timed to coincide with Skin Cancer Awareness Month, SIG Roofing has announced a partnership with charity SKCIN, while J&A Phillips Builders Merchants is launching a ‘Sun Safety On-Site’ campaign.
NBG signs trailblazing deals with BP and UK Fuels image
NBG signs trailblazing deals with BP and UK Fuels
The industry-first will provide highly competitive pump prices for its Partners.
Knauf Insulation unveils new, low-carbon rock mineral wool factory image
Knauf Insulation unveils new, low-carbon rock mineral wool factory
It will address the market’s growing need for insulation solutions with ultra-low embodied carbon, and play a key role in helping the UK achieve its net zero targets.
Cemex launches Sustainable Construction Academy image
Cemex launches Sustainable Construction Academy
This new offering will further strengthen Cemex’s commitment to skills development and knowledge-sharing across the wider industry within the area of how to incorporate lower-carbon construction materials into building and construction projects.
Over 250,000 extra construction workers required by 2028 to meet demand  image
Over 250,000 extra construction workers required by 2028 to meet demand
CITB report shows that the industry faces ongoing need to match growth with workforce.
Lords growth strategy continuing to progress despite challenging markets  image
Lords growth strategy continuing to progress despite challenging markets
Unchanged dividend reflecting medium term confidence.
Price volatility affecting two specific product areas, new report reveals image
Price volatility affecting two specific product areas, new report reveals
John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the CPA, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Material Supply Chain Group, have released a joint statement on current product availability.
Recycled aggregates volumes hit record high, says MPA report image
Recycled aggregates volumes hit record high, says MPA report
The amount of construction aggregates from recycled and secondary sources in Britain has reached an all-time high as producers invest in more advanced ways to turn ‘waste’ into valuable materials.
Mixed opener to 2024 for product manufacturing  image
Mixed opener to 2024 for product manufacturing
Manufacturers’ forward-looking expectations were the strongest in two years, but the strength of demand continues to be flagged as the largest concern.
Lighthouse Charity reveals 30% increase in demand for support image
Lighthouse Charity reveals 30% increase in demand for support
The charity has delivered £3,927,992 of charitable support and been a beacon of hope to 4,435 families in need.
Donaldson Timber Systems invests £10m in Witney factory image
Donaldson Timber Systems invests £10m in Witney factory
Offsite timber frame manufacturer Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS) has increased capacity and boosted technical capabilities at its Oxfordshire factory, following an investment of more than £10million.
Addressing mental health in the building materials industry image
Addressing mental health in the building materials industry
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13-19), Speedy Hire is highlighting the role of the employer in providing support for its team, helping to reduce stigma, and fostering a more positive culture towards mental health.
FMB President to speak at BMF Annual Conference image
FMB President to speak at BMF Annual Conference
Chris Carr, National President of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), is the first industry speaker to have been confirmed for the BMF Members’ Annual Conference in September.
Howdens launches Click & Collect service  image
Howdens launches Click & Collect service
Howdens has launched a Click & Collect service available across its 800+ depots.
Timber import volumes ‘fractionally ahead’ of 2023 image
Timber import volumes ‘fractionally ahead’ of 2023
Imports of the main timber and panel products for the first two months of 2024 are fractionally ahead of the same period in 2023, up by 0.2% (3,000m3) following improvements in February after a disappointing January start, according to TDUK's monthly UK timber import statistics.
BMF issues new guidance on Trade Credit Insurance  image
BMF issues new guidance on Trade Credit Insurance
Following reports that members were finding it more difficult to obtain trade credit insurance, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has been working with members, the Department of Business and Trade, and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to uncover the extent of the issues and provide guidance to help ameliorate their effect.
Covers renews sponsorship for 2024 Chichester Pride event image
Covers renews sponsorship for 2024 Chichester Pride event
The Chichester depot of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is continuing its sponsorship of the city’s Pride event for the second year.
Jewson kickstarts rebrand rollout at Bridgwater branch  image
Jewson kickstarts rebrand rollout at Bridgwater branch
Jewson has announced that its Bridgwater branch in Somerset will be the first to be significantly refurbished in line with its company rebrand.


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