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Ridgeons' MD to speak at BMF Members Day 2015 25-Feb-2015
Angela Rushforth, group managing director of Ridgeons Group Ltd has been signed up by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to speak at its Members Day in September at the Carden Park Golf Resort & Spa near Chester.

Travis Perkins to build jobs in Coventry 24-Feb-2015
Builders and plumbers merchant chain Travis Perkins is planning to create a new distribution centre in Coventry. British builders’ merchant Travis Perkins has announced plans to open a new facility.

Combilift invests in manufacturing facility 24-Feb-2015
Truck-mounted forklift manufacturer Combilift Ltd. is to invest €40 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility.

Hales Sawmills completes £5m purpose-built timber merchant facility 24-Feb-2015
Family-owned timber merchant, Hales Sawmills, has completed the build of a new £5m state-of-the-art timber facility in Market Drayton, which will create more than 15 jobs for local people.

Employers urged to enforce random drug and alcohol testing 24-Feb-2015
A supplier of police-approved drug and alcohol testing equipment is urging construction firms to enforce random workplace drug and alcohol testing in an effort to reduce both fatal and non-fatal injury at work.

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Hinges on Hoppe 24-Feb-2015
HOPPE UK ARRONE architectural hinges can be specified for high traffic, heavy duty applications, including fire doors. The phosphor bronze bearing and concealed bearing architectural hinges are manufactured to the highest standards and are fully CE marked for the optimum performance and maintenance-free peace of mind.

Catnic re-launches builders metalwork 24-Feb-2015
Catnic has re-launched its range of Builders' Metalwork products including a comprehensive selection of high quality connectors for timber and masonry construction.

New Brava fire from Valor 24-Feb-2015
Valor has launched a new version of its popular Brava Radiant gas fire with electronic ignition, which offers the high efficiency and powerful heat output of the existing Brava Radiant manual model plus an improved, easy-to-use ignition.

Supreme fencing guide 24-Feb-2015
Supreme Concrete's new Fencing Guide brings all of its fencing posts, panels and associated components together in a single dedicated publication.

Klober airtightness products for 17th century barn conversion 16-Feb-2015
Klober roofing airtightness accessories have been specified by Danks Badnell Architects for the conversion of 17th century Brettenham Barn in Betchworth Surrey. A steel frame was fitted within the structure, with Wallint 50 air barrier used to 'wrap' the property.

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Politicians sing Let it Go for Cold Homes Week 5-Feb-2015
Fuel poverty campaign the Energy Bill Revolution has released a spoof video to highlight Cold Homes Week and to poke fun at MPs who have not done enough to end the cold homes crisis.

Actis launches 30 second online how to videos 5-Feb-2015
Insulation company Actis has launched a range of bite size 'how to' video guides to help builders and merchants tackle specific installation issues in a matter of moments.

OSB’s benefits – from the tradesmen themselves 22-Jan-2015
JOSB Done, the campaign to promote to use of OSB (oriented strand board) went out onto building sites and merchant yards to ask the trade what it thinks of the product.

Parkers comes to the rescue of Jack and Jill 10-Nov-2014
Independent builders merchant Parker Building Supplies was featured on local TV news after coming to the aid of a local Sussex landmark.

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Ronacrete screeds at the O2 shopping centre
950 m2 of screed was laid at retail outlets in the O2 shopping centre. The products used were Ronafix Mix A, and RonaScreed 8 day Overlay Fast Drying Screed. Ronafix Mix A was required for thin bonded levelling screeds and RonaScreed 8 Day Overlay was used to shorten the drying time of thicker screeds, to reduce waiting time before floor finishes could be laid and allowing the early return of site traffic.

Wienerberger to re-open brick factories
Brick manufacturer Wienerberger is to significantly expand its manufacturing output.

Wienerberger secures availability of Keymer tiles
Wall, roof and paving supplier Wienerberger has signed an agreement with Keymer Tiles Limited to secure the future availability of Keymer tiles and products.

Wienerberger smooths out Terca range
Brick maker Wienerberger has launched a new red Imperial brick in the Terca range.

Wienerberger adds seven with Swarland
Brick manufacturer Wienerberger, has launched the Swarland range of bricks.

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