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Stuart Turner offers a comprehensive range of solutions, from a single shower pump to systems specifically designed for low mains water applications.

Travis Perkins has made further steps towards dropping its DIY chain Wickes, and could offload it by the middle of next year.

Eight pupils from Sherborne Primary School were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new Bradfords Building Supplies site located on Barton Farm, Sherborne.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries has launched an inquiry into how timber can help solve the housing crisis.

Two North Devon-based employees at RGB Building Supplies completed a charity skydive and raised over £900 for the Exeter Chiefs Foundation.

Selco Builders Warehouse is in the process of modernising a host of its longest-standing branches, including its Croydon site, as part of a £10 million nationwide programme.

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the five regional nominations for the title of BMF Training Company of the Year, selected for their commitment in supporting and developing their teams through their use of BMF training.

John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, has been honoured at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2019, winning the prestigious Leadership Award.

Newly-opened Chandlers Roofing Supplies in Tonbridge is providing free donuts and coffee in complimentary reusable coffee mugs, with donations going to the Kent Air Ambulance.

The latest Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components has been released and shows the UK brick industry is meeting the ever-growing demands of the UK housing market with brick despatches up 3.3% on a rolling 12-month comparison to the preceding period.

Three National Buying Group partners are on the rise, with developments including the launch of a brand-new café, tackling mental health in the workplace and the re-opening of a showroom after a fire decimated the old building.

A ‘no deal’ Brexit could result in soaring material prices and lower workloads and enquiries, according to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders.

Frank Key has launched a new Key Essentials offer, meaning every Frank Key branch will stock core products at a genuine trade net price to enable customers to buy with confidence.

Staff at Wolseley have raised over £22,000 for a variety of national and local charities in a coast-to-coast charity relay race.

The speed at which suppliers can get graded timber batten to site appears to be overtaking cost as the primary concern for roofing contractors and merchants.

Rupert Green, Chairman of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants, will be heading to parliament on 16th July after the company was nominated as Chichester’s Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2019.

Northamptonshire’s youngest merchant, Hevey Building Supplies, is “delighted” to have acquired Huntingdon Timber.

A south London hospice is busy planning a garden revamp after scooping the £5,000 top prize in the Selco Stars contest.

Keyline has integrated Rudridge – also specialists in groundwork, civil engineering and drainage materials – into its network of more than 50 branches across the UK.

John McDonnell MP has told the Builders Merchants Federation: “Public and private sector finance will both be required to invest in Labour’s green industrial revolution to move to a zero carbon economy."

Selco Builders Warehouse is stepping up to the oche after announcing a new high-profile darts sponsorship.

Gibbs & Dandy Luton's very own in-house gym for staff has been given a council-approved award for its efforts in promoting workplace wellbeing.

Aggregate Industries’ Woodhall Spa quarry in Lincolnshire has been working tirelessly to reduce the impact of floods on nearby communities.

A team of 30 walkers from Rudridge, along with its customers and suppliers, has raised over £7,000 after walking up to 50km in memory of a colleague.

Leeds College of Building has opened a state-of-the-art training space and partnered with Dulux Academy as both continue to show their support of decorating professionals in Yorkshire.

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is celebrating after winning two awards that recognize the importance Saint-Gobain places on its employees’ wellbeing and improving society through long-term community charity partnerships.

The first segment of the Timber Trade Federation’s online Academy programme was launched at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting in London last week.

The Scunthorpe branch of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has donated a large amount of materials to a deserving local family to support the BBC’s flagship renovation show, ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.

Fire protection equipment manufacturer Bull Products has landed a contract for London’s Crossrail Tunnels project – one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects.

Squadron Leader John Peters came to international attention in January 1991 when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.

Following the news that Bathstore has entered administration, BiKBBI says it is liaising with both Bathstore and the Insolvency Practitioner working on behalf of the retailer.

ACO Water Management will sponsor local four-cross mountain bike talent, Connor Hudson, for the upcoming 2019 season.

NYEs Building Supplies is offering another chance to community groups, charities and other worthy causes to win £500 funding in its Proud to be Local campaign.

A Bromsgrove schoolgirl’s dream to play powerchair football in the top-flight is now within reach, with support from members of the Builders Merchants Federation and one of Britain’s leading children’s charities.

Timber supplier James Donaldson & Sons has announced its charity partnership with Maggie’s, due to span over the next twelve to eighteen months.

Fibo is now an approved supplier to all members of buying group PHG, which represents 366 branches and showrooms and has a combined turnover of over £440 million across brands in the plumbing & heating sector.

Two competing timber frame specialists are collaborating in a unique partnership to deliver 450 new homes for military personnel returning home from Germany, as part of the Ministry of Defence’s re-basing programme.

Ideal Standard International, which manufactures private and public bathroom solutions, has inaugurated its new £1 million Clerkenwell showroom.

Keyline has commemorated the 10th year hosting its annual car rally in support of charity Prostate Cancer UK.

After ten years of servicing the London area, SBS Thurrock has relocated to Rainham in Essex.

Brymec has partnered with a UK charity to raise critical funds for those living without clean water in East Africa.

Unsung heroes from across the roofing industry were given a chance to shine at this year’s National Federation of Roofing Contractors UK Roofing Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing.

Groundworks and materials supplier Rudridge swapped high-vis jackets for football kits when they hosted their tenth annual seven-a-side sports event at Crystal Palace.

Ultimate collaboration across supply chains will be recognised with highest honours by the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Ultra Site Awards 2019.

Van Vault has announced its support for Band of Builders on their forthcoming Three Peak Challenge.

James Burrell Builders Merchant has opened its 10th branch worth £2 million, and welcomed the local mayor, Cllr Jenny Andrews, for an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its substantial recent investment by launching a £10 million programme to modernise part of its branch network.

Timber Trade Federation members have been warned that there have been several fraudulent telephone credit-card ordering scams concerning delivery of sleepers.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, and it’s been 200 years since Queen Victoria was born, but more importantly for decorators, Macpherson is celebrating its 135th anniversary.

The IPG team got in to gear to participate in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of their chosen charity partner, Missing People.

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