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Plumbing sales slow for TP 21-Oct-2014
Builders and plumbers merchant group Travis Perkins Plc has posted slower sales growth in its third quarter, thanks to its plumbing and heating division.

Geberit makes offer for Sanitec 21-Oct-2014
Swiss bathroom equipment manufacturer Geberit wants to buy Finnish sanitaryware manufacturer Sanitec, parent company of Twyford Bathrooms and Karamag Designs. The offer, for CHF 1.29billion, will take effect on November 14 2014.

Buttle’s reels in the business 21-Oct-2014
This year, the annual fishing day for customers of independent builders merchant Buttle’s was sponsored by drainage manufacturer Brett Martin.

TV builder Tommy Walsh to speak at BMF Conference 2015 20-Oct-2014
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has lined up TV builder, Tommy Walsh, to speak at the BMF All Industry Conference in Malta next June.

Construction industry to grow 23% by 2018 - CPA 20-Oct-2014
The construction industry will grow 23% by the end of 2018 and contribute £12 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone, according to the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) autumn forecasts.

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Latest Product News
ASSA ABLOY improves accessibility 21-Oct-2014
ASSA ABLOY's new DC1110A and DC140A Rack & Pinion door closers are suitable for a range of projects, from private to commercial and public sector, for both light and heavy weight doors.

Multikwik makes the most of space 21-Oct-2014
The Multikwik range of sanitary frames and slimline cisterns assist the design of small bathrooms by shaving vital centimetres off the space required for plumbing and by giving an uncluttered, clean look that can provide an airy feel to even the tightest bathroom or cloakroom.

F & P Wholesale launches Capri bathroom suite 16-Oct-2014
In an attempt to provide top quality yet competitively priced bathroom suites to merchants, F & P Wholesale has extended its Fresssh bathroom collection to include the stylish new Capri range.

Methven extends Waipori 14-Oct-2014
Methven has updated its Waipori range, which uses Satinjet technology to deliver lower flow rates, saving both water and energy, to include white/chrome handset.

Kidde's October discount 14-Oct-2014
Kidde is offering 20% discount to merchants throughout October on designated 10-year guaranteed 7CO or 7DCO carbon monoxide alarms, and 10SCO combination smoke and CO alarms.

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Latest Videos

On the JOSB video series goes live 16-Sep-2014
JOSB Done, the industry wide campaign to promote the use of Oriented Strand Board (OSB), has partnered with celebrity builder Roger Bisby to create a series of practical videos to demonstrate the uses of OSB in construction.

Actis launches "How to" guides on new YouTube channel 16-Sep-2014
Actis Insulation has launched its own English YouTube channel containing step-by-step videos showing how to install its insulation products in a variety of scenarios.

Bence's go all out for charity Ice Bucket Challenge 9-Sep-2014
When Paul Bence, managing director of Cheltenham independent builders merchant George Bence & Sons, was challenged to tip a bucket of ice over his head in aid of charity, his first effort was deemed to be a bit, well, rubbish.

JELD-WEN veneer doors 5-Sep-2014
JELD-WEN Europe is the leading supplier of doors on the European door market. With our doors we are striving to supply and to meet our customers' needs across Europe. Our range is complete with standard doors, exclusive doors of high quality, customer specified doors and project doors.

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Latest Supplier Pages
Sky Blue Fixings streamlines business operations with MAM Trader
Integrated management solution provides builder s merchant with one point of contact for queries

Flexseal secures future with flurry of new starters
Six new members of staff have begun work at market-leading coupling manufacturer Flexseal during the Summer months.


Flexseal staff are fighting fit for charity
Employees of Drainage & Plumbing coupling manufacturer Flexseal have recently been getting fit and raising money at two very different sporting events for two different cancer charities and all have smashed their fundraising targets.

To coincide with the launch of the New Generation of JCB Workwear range, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new JCB Workwear website!

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