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NMBS stages record-breaking 50th annual exhibition

NMBS has marked the 50th anniversary of its annual exhibition in truly spectacular style. The UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants held its 2018 event on Wednesday 11th April at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry and enjoyed record-breaking levels of success. The show attracted …

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Flamco announces distribution partnership with Mark Vitow in UK

Leading provider of high-quality components for use in HVAC systems, the Flamco Group, has announced a UK wide distributorship agreement with distributor of plumbing and heating products to the independent sector, Mark Vitow. Mark Vitow is a family owned, UK wide distributor of plumbing and heating products to the independent …

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Lynx Precast expands to Harworth’s Lynefield Park

Lynx Precast Limited, one of the North’s best known manufacturers and installers of precast, concrete flooring systems, has cemented its future in Northumberland by committing to a further 15 years and additional space at Lynefield Park, a multi-million pound industrial site currently being redeveloped at the former Alcan Aluminium smelter …

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BMF CEO in line for UFEMAT Presidency

John Newcomb CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is set to be the next President of Ufemat, the European Association of National Builders Merchants Associations and Manufacturers.  His candidature for the Presidency was unanimously accepted during the Ufemat committee meeting on 13 April, to be confirmed at the Ufemat …

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Brick Numbers increasing Daily

The latest figures produced by the Office for National Statistics reveal that brick production figures continue to rise. The most recent figures are for February, which show a 6% rise on February 2017.  The rolling quarterly figures are even more impressive: December 2017– February 2018 shows a 13% increase on …

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ForgeFix ScrewsArt™ portrait raises £501 for industry charity 

Thanks to its donation of a unique piece of artwork, ForgeFix has helped to raise over £500 for CRASH – the construction industry charity which supports homelessness and hospice charities by sourcing pro bono professional expertise, building materials and awarding cash grants donated by the construction and property industry. The …

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BMJ AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The final shortlist for the inaugural BMJ Industry Awards has been announced. The actual winners will be announced at the Awards Lunch on Friday May 18th at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London. The companies and brands on the final list are: Best Bathroom Brand Methven, Lakes Bathrooms, Roca, Bristan Best …

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Entries invited to Wilsonart’s annual Zenith design competition.

Wilsonart is offering creative designers the chance to win high street vouchers and valuable publicity through social media in an exciting new competition featuring the company’s unique Zenith slimline work surfaces. Zenith is made from solid laminate and features a unique black core. The tops are just 12.5mm thick, giving …

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Actis welcomes London Mayor’s offsite homes ‘developers’ toolkit’ project

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to fund a ‘developers’ toolkit’ to simplify the construction of offsite homes has been welcomed by pan European insulation specialist Actis. The project, towards which the mayor’s office will contribute £50,000, will see the production of a set of tools and guidance to speed up …

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Bob Beaver Memorial Shoot 2018

Following the success of last year’s event, entries are now open for the fourth ‘Bob Beaver Memorial shoot’ which will take place on Thursday 12 July at one of the UK’s finest shooting schools, The Royal Berkshire, in support of the Rainy Day Trust. A terrific day’s shooting and culinary …

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