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Smartply road trip pops into Parkers

Timber panel manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY is taking its products on a road trip around the UK and Ireland and visited two Parker Building Supplies branches in Tonbridge and Maidstone on Friday.   The tour gives merchants and their customers the chance to meet with product experts and see the products …

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Page Group hosts latest BMF Centre of Excellence

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a second Regional Centre of Excellence at Page Group, this time in Birmingham. The network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members around the UK and Ireland. The latest centre, based in …

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21st celebrations for Polypipe charity regatta

Make sure you don’t miss out by signing up early for the spectacular Polypipe charity regatta – which celebrates its 21st year in 2019. The yacht race, hosted by Polypipe, returns to Portsmouth on Thursday 5th September. The event has proven to be one of the most enjoyable for guests …

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Chichester merchant helps primary school

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Chichester has helped Fishbourne Primary School to improve its playground facilities by donating a tonne of play sand.   A group of children from the school’s reception class made it their mission to clean up the existing sandpit in the KS1 playground. Working together, …

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Huws Gray opens Whitchurch Store and Showroom

The 8,700 square foot Huws Gray store and showroom in Whitchurch is already proving popular with the public and trade customers. The three-acre base at Waymills was built from the ground up and features loading bays, exclusive lines and a top-quality kitchen, flooring and bathroom display area. Manager Gavin Martin …

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Gira Smart Kitchen Solutions at Poggenpohl Wigmore

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions collaborate with fellow German superbrand, Poggenpohl, to offer ‘partner products‘ that introduce Gira smart solutions to Poggenpohl‘s market leading kitchen furniture, as standard.   Fulfilling the fastest growing trend for smart home design, Gira is now on display …

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tesa® sponsor major Craft competition

  tesa, recognised for its masking and adhesive tape range designed specifically for professionals, has sponsored a major competition run by the Scottish Association of Painting Craft Teachers (SAPCT). SAPCT is now in its 64th year and brings together painting & decorating students and lecturers from colleges across Scotland to …

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Exeter’s Packexe celebrates 30 years in business

Since founding in 1989, the Exeter-based company has introduced game-changing technologies and developed a comprehensive range of market-leading self-adhesive protection film products and rescue products. In celebration of its 30 year anniversary, Packexe has launched a UK-wide ‘Golden Ticket’ competition, giving customers the opportunity to win £30,000 of holiday vouchers …

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Three companies from the Saint-Gobain group prepare to climb

Three companies from the Saint-Gobain group are teaming up to raise vital funds for a children’s charity by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks. A group of 11 people from leading UK firms Ideal Bathrooms, Neville Lumb and International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) will be walking 26 miles in July in …

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PHG crowns Polypipe as overall winner at awards dinner

Independent heating and plumbing  merchants buying group PHG presented its annual supplier awards at a celebration dinner in Cheshire last month. Held at the Carden Park Hotel near Chester, the awards were presented by PHG chairman David Pochin. Nominees for the Bathroom Award were: JJO, Ideal Standard, Vado and Pura. …

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