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Champion Timber staff awarded nationally recognised management qualifications 4-Mar-2015
Six staff members at South-East based timber merchant Champion Timber have completed the Level 3 Leadership & Management certificate from the ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) as part of the company's on-going training and development programme for its 195 strong workforce.

Government launches third round of Green Deal Home Improvement Fund 4-Mar-2015
Up to £70 million worth of funding will be made available through the third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) from midday Monday 16th March, the government has announced.

MKM chief hails "exceptional" year as sales grow by 31% 4-Mar-2015
The UK's largest independent builders merchant, MKM Building Supplies, reported a 31% increase in sales for the 12 months to September 30, 2014, compared with the same period in the previous year, significantly outperforming the industry.

Wolseley acquires UK online bathroom retailer 4-Mar-2015
Plumbers merchant group Wolseley plc has purchased a substantial shareholding in B2C online bathroom retailer, with an option to acquire the remaining equity stake at a future date.

Travis Perkins reports growth in sales 4-Mar-2015
Builders and plumbers merchant group Travis Perkins plc saw its revenue increase by 8.4% in 2014, with only its plumbing and heating division reporting a drop in sales.

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Latest Product News
Bulldog brings builders into merchants 3-Mar-2015
Builders merchants Buildbase and Selco are the first to stock a new value range of metal frames designed to offer builders an alternative to timber on cost conscious domestic projects.

Punk adds power tool accessories 3-Mar-2015
PUNK, the new power tool accessories brand, has six key promotions to help drive sales this season.

Hinges on Hoppe 24-Feb-2015
HOPPE UK ARRONE architectural hinges can be specified for high traffic, heavy duty applications, including fire doors. 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.

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Rockwool sees the difference on YouTube 2-Mar-2015
Insulation manufacturer Rockwool has produced a YouTube video showing its new Thermal and Acoustic insulation.

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.

OSBís benefits Ė 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.

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NET LED Lighting selects Wesupply for a fully managed EDI solution
Coventry, 2nd March 2015: NET LED Lighting, a market leading distributor of commercial LED lighting, has signed an agreement for Wesupply s fully managed EDI service, to increase its order processing efficiencies.

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.

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