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Elizabeth Jordan

Elizabeth Jordan
I'm the Assistant Editor on BMJ. If you have any product or people information, or some news you'd like to share, please feel free to email me.

Parker Building Supplies acquires Stamco

Parker Building Supplies (Parkers), a leading independent builders’ merchant, has announced that it has acquired Sussex Turnery and Moulding Company Limited (Stamco), with the support of its strategic partner, Cairngorm Capital. This is a key step in Parkers’ strategy to expand its business through a combination of acquisitions, new site …

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Actis’ new regional specification manager and U-value Simulator

A newly appointed regional specification manager for insulation specialist Actis has already managed to save a customer more than £2,000 thanks to using a combination of his technical expertise and the firm’s online U-value simulator. Jason Docherty, who has managed branches of B & Q and Jewson in his 25-year …

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Travis Perkins helps Miller Homes and Habitat for Humanity

Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials, is supporting key customer Miller Homes with their commitment to Habitat for Humanity Great Britain by sending representative, Gemma Black, who is Inventory Manager for BSS, to help build new homes for orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi. BSS, which …

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Worcester Bosch and CEO of Committee on Climate Change discuss future of heating

Leading boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch have met with the CEO of the Committee on Climate Change to discuss the decarbonisation of heating and hot water. This was ahead of the recent announcement that the Government was committed to net zero UK carbon by 2050 – following recommendations from the CCC. …

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NFB welcomes new national chair Nick Sangwin

Nick Sangwin became national chair of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the NFB’s annual general meeting (AGM), which was followed by a celebratory gala dinner. Construction industry professionals and guests gathered at The Deep in Hull for an evening of dinner, entertainment, and …

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Covers Alresford helps hospice create sensory garden

  Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Alresford will be supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace by donating topsoil and compost to help the hospices grow sensory plants.   The plants have been added to the Jacksplace garden and aim to improve health, mood and cognition, as well as encourage the …

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CEMEX and GB Railfreight Launch New Branded Locomotive

Global building materials supplier CEMEX and GB Railfreight (GBRf), the UK’s fastest growing rail freight operator, presented the new CEMEX-liveried locomotive at a dedicated naming ceremony held at Dove Holes Quarry, Buxton. The new locomotive is called The CEMEX Express. The name was unveiled at the event by record producer …

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The IPG unveils its brand-new website

The IPG, the industry’s largest and fastest growing membership group for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists, unveil its brand-new website, following five successful years in business. Founded in 2013 and based in Littlehampton, The IPG works closely with industry-leading suppliers to deliver unparalleled support to its members. Founded on …

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Why should Builders Merchants and other distributors make a digital transformation?

With technology advancing at a rapid rate it is no wonder that changes to the industry pose a greater threat to customer demand, internal procedures and service expectancy. The business landscape has witnessed an eye-opening change in recent years, which has impacted operations across countless industries. As a result of …

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Lack of flame-retardant treatment for timber was inappropriate, industry agrees

Following the serious fire at the Samuel Garside House development in Barking at the weekend, leading timber industry associations, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Wood Protection Association (WPA), are clear that the failure to specify an industrial fire retardant pre-treatment for the timber balconies and cladding across the front …

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