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BMF Marketing Forum - Spring 2021
31 March, 2021
The spring 2021 edition of the BMF's Marketing Forum was chaired by Mark Mallinder, Marketing Director of EH Smith, and took place on 31 March 2021.
The top three causes of flooring installation failure image
The top three causes of flooring installation failure
Setcrete has revealed the top three reasons for flooring installation failures when using floor levelling compounds and adhesives to install textile, resilient or wooden floorcoverings.
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Maximising timber sales
International Timber, the UK's leading importer and distributor of bespoke and sustainable timber, highlights effective ways that builders’ merchants can increase timber sales.
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Weather records call for more robust roofing components
The unpredictability of the UK climate is highlighting the need for safer and more breathable roofing solutions, advises roofing and ventilation components manufacturer, Klober.
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Klober looks at what is next for the roofing industry
According to the National Federation for Roofing Contractors, in the final quarter of 2020 41% of roofing contractors reported a strong recovery in workload and 29% of firms confirmed a rise in enquiries. Stuart Stockley, Managing Director at Klober Group, shares how the business plans to help the industry succeed, as the country edges closer to a post-pandemic future, despite the fact all manufacturers have struggled to meet demand due to worldwide materials shortages.
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Budget 2021: The construction industry reacts
Organisations from the industry comment on the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget Statement 2021 to the House of Commons.
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Budget 2021: What it means for the industry
Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has delivered his budget statement for the year 2021, which includes measures that will impact the construction and merchanting sectors directly. Here is a list of some of those measures.
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Going green: New research shows big shift towards sustainable construction in 2021
New research by Roofing Megastore reveals UK homeowners are increasingly opting for more eco-friendly building materials.
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How has the builders' merchant sector coped with Covid-19?
Content writer, Grace Murphy, asks how has Coronavirus impacted the builders’ merchant industry?
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How is technology transforming the builders’ merchant sector?
Content writer, Grace Murphy, highlights three ways in which technology has pushed the builders’ merchant sector to new heights so that business owners have a better understanding of how they can leverage technology to further their own business goals.
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Roof covering market hit by Covid 19 but ready for recovery
The effect of COVID-19 on the roofing market has been significant, with an estimated 20% decline in market value in 2020, but there is hope for the future.
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All I want for Christmas: Scottish industry experts reveal their wishlist for 2021 and beyond
Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wishlist for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum.
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Get automated and improve your current systems of working
Content writer Grace Murphy highlights the business operations you should look to automate.
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Growth in modular home extensions continues
Hemsec has experienced a significant growth in demand in Offsite Modular Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)-built garden rooms and home offices.
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Navigating the business landscape through Covid-19
Content Writer Grace Murphy offers seven tips to reach your merchant audience during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Getting your finances back on track
Content writer Grace Murphy explains how to deal with cash flow issues if you are self-employed.
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Crippling financial impacts of the Coronavirus cannot be underestimated
Content writer Grace Murphy explores the impact of the Coronavirus on the builders’ merchants sector.
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Why recommend a third-party certificated fire door?
Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation explains how can merchants can ensure that the fire doors they recommend to customers will perform as designed.
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Smart work from Norbord
Sanjit Dosanjh, Norbord's National Sales Manager for UK & Ireland, on helping the builders' merchants sector through current challenges and beyond.
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How eCommerce can help futureproof merchanting
Phil Davies, Commercial Manager of Border Merchant Systems, highlights some of the changes merchants have and can make using eCommerce during the Coronavirus pandemic.


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