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Tarmac to take part in ground-breaking cement fuel switching trials image
Tarmac to take part in ground-breaking cement fuel switching trials
21 February, 2020
Tarmac is to take part in a ground-breaking project to explore the potential of plasma energy and hydrogen technology in the production of cement and lime.
Negative growth in Q4 rounds off disappointing year for builders’ merchants image
Negative growth in Q4 rounds off disappointing year for builders’ merchants
Sales figures for the final quarter of 2019 published in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) round off a disappointing year for the sector, with a third consecutive quarter of negative growth.
Health & safety investment puts Russells on top  image
Health & safety investment puts Russells on top
Russell Roof Tiles has become one of the first concrete roof tile manufacturers to adapt to new health and safety standards, ahead of schedule.
BMF comments on government plans for banning gas boilers in new homes image
BMF comments on government plans for banning gas boilers in new homes
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has published its response to a consultation on changing building regulations for new homes.
CEMEX announces new green strategy image
CEMEX announces new green strategy
CEMEX has announced a new Climate Action strategy outlining the company´s vision towards a carbon-neutral economy.
Cautious reactions to new immigration plans image
Cautious reactions to new immigration plans
Reactions from the construction industry to the UK's new points-based immigration system have been lukewarm.
Brickability buys McCann Roofing Products image
Brickability buys McCann Roofing Products
Brickability Group has completed the acquisition of McCann Roofing Products, a roofing products importer and distributor, for £2.75 million
BSW Group acquired by Endless LLP image
BSW Group acquired by Endless LLP
BSW Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry and sawmilling business, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless LLP.
Lawsons acquires AVS Fencing Supplies  image
Lawsons acquires AVS Fencing Supplies
Lawsons Holdings has completed the acquisition of AVS Group Holdings. AVS trades through its subsidiary company AVS Fencing Supplies.
BMF reacts to new Housing Minister  image
BMF reacts to new Housing Minister
Following the news that the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher has been appointed as the Minister for Housing, John Newcomb, Chief Executive, the Builders Merchants’ Federation, issued a statement.
Howarth announces Mind as its new charity partner  image
Howarth announces Mind as its new charity partner
The mental health charity Mind has been selected as Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ charity of the year for 2020.
LEW Electrical Distributors launches new ERP system image
LEW Electrical Distributors launches new ERP system
LEW Electrical Distributors (LEW) will roll out new cutting edge business software from Enterprise Resource Planning and Warehouse Management specialists OrderWise across its head office and all of its 13 branches.
205 jobs lost as J Rotherham Masonry enters administration image
205 jobs lost as J Rotherham Masonry enters administration
Established in 1927, J Rotherham Masonry, a bespoke kitchen worktop manufacturer, has called in the administrators after it was unable to meet its financial obligations, due to "cash flow issues".
ACO unveils revamped training academy image
ACO unveils revamped training academy
ACO Water Management has unveiled a refurbished 2,500 sq ft training facility designed to educate and engage builders’ merchants on how they can advise customers on selecting effective drainage solutions.
BMF to cut the cost of trade counter card payments image
BMF to cut the cost of trade counter card payments
The Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) has partnered with Paymentsense, the provider of card payment solutions for businesses, to cut the cost of trade counter card payments.
Russell Roof Tiles launches new marketing material for merchants image
Russell Roof Tiles launches new marketing material for merchants
At a time when the market is tough for many merchants, Russell Roof Tiles has invested in a host of new merchandise and marketing material to support merchants who sell in-store or online.
Tudor Griffiths Group opens two new showrooms image
Tudor Griffiths Group opens two new showrooms
Just weeks ago, Tudor Griffiths Group opened the doors to its new TG Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms showroom at their premises in Chartwell Park on Stourbridge Road. And now, customers will be even more spoilt for choice, with the unveiling of a new showroom for doors, windows and floors on the same site.
Saint-Gobain fined after employee suffers life-changing injuries image
Saint-Gobain fined after employee suffers life-changing injuries
Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK has been fined £400,000 after an employee suffered injuries resulting in his left arm being amputated.
Elliotts' fundraising effort rewarded image
Elliotts' fundraising effort rewarded
Elliotts Builders Merchant has been presented with a fundraising award by the Countess Mountbatten Hospice.
New Medway timber terminal opens for business image
New Medway timber terminal opens for business
A major new facility for UK timber trade has opened up on the River Medway in Kent following a £27 million investment by operators Peel Ports.


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