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W.Howard Group invests in new warehouse facility

W.Howard Group has made a significant investment in a new warehousing facility in Glazebury, near Warrington in Cheshire. The 4.5-acre site on Albion Park was purchased in October 2018, and was previously a manufacturing facility. W.Howard has spent the last few months renovating it, and transforming it ready for use …

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UK Showering Manufacturer Announces Transformation

Showering manufacturer Coram UK, owner of Coram Showers and Impey Wetrooms, has entered a period of transformation which will enhance its UK operating model. In line with a group-wide growth strategy launched by its Dutch parent company, Coram UK is implementing changes to its business model. The European Group ‘One …

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FMB says it’s time to re-imagine the highstreet

The high street is dying but not yet dead and can still be revived and reimagined, says the Federation of Master Builder (FMB) in response to a new report by a Committee of MPs. Responding to the ‘High streets and town centres 2030’ report published today by the Select Committee …

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Local MP praises Glastonbury’s historic merchant

James Heappey, the MP for Wells visited the Glastonbury branch of Bradfords Building Supplies, the country’s oldest builders’ merchant, to learn how the company is responding to today’s low carbon challenge and helping his constituents with greener living. Heappey was welcomed by David Young, Bradford’s Managing Director, when he visited …

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Rockwool wins SIG Supplier of the Year award

SIG, the UK’s market leading specialist distributor of insulation, dry lining and related products to the construction industry, has awarded ROCKWOOL its coveted Supplier of the Year title. This prestigious award, presented to ROCKWOOL at the 2019 SIG Sales Conference held this month at the De Vere Water Park in …

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CCF invests in Hire-it Service in North East

To help meet the demand from local building contractors and installers looking for quick and reliable access to tools and equipment on a hire basis, CCF has made the service a permanent fixture in Newcastle. The Hire-It service, which was first introduced on a trial basis last year, has been …

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Plumbase debuts “Branch of the Future”

Plumbase has unveiled an innovative merchant format at its new London-based Park Royal location, with the purpose of putting the customer experience at the heart of the design. The specially designed branch incorporates many of the features you’d expect to see in a modern retail environment, with all the benefits …

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Almost Final Call for Trailblazers

With only a couple of weeks left for all Trailblazers information to be collected, it’s time to ask: Have YOU submitted yours? We have reached halfway with the number of responses so far but with time running out we need to make sure everyone has told us everything to make …

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Impey Scoops Prestigious AJ Specification Award

Leading wetroom manufacturer Impey has been named the winner of a prestigious AJ Specification Award for bespoke product development work on the high-profile Nine Elms Point project in South London for Barratt London. On Friday 15th February, at the inaugural AJ Specification Awards, UK-based wetroom systems manufacturer Impey was named …

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Three local charities in public vote for £500 funding

Three charities are hoping to be the recipients of £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of D.W. Nye’s Proud to be Local campaign.   After receiving nominations for causes across the county, the builders’ merchant, which is based in Kingsfold, has announced its shortlisted finalists and is calling …

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