Top universities on board with Heatrae Sadia design awards

Students from some of the UK’s top universities have begun to submit their entries for the inaugural Heatrae Sadia Design Awards. 
27 April 2017

BMF MD shortlisted for Director of the Year Award

John Newcomb, MD of the Builders Merchants Federation, is one of the top business leaders in the West Midlands shortlisted in the prestigious IoD Director of the Year Awards. 
27 April 2017

The search is on for Redland Apprentice of the Year

Redland is launching a competition to find the 2017 Redland Apprentice of the Year. The newly launched competition is open to all roofing apprentices who are currently enrolled with one of Redland’s participating colleges or training groups within the company’s Young Redland Roofer student support programme. * 
26 April 2017

Baxi sponsors Mount Kilimanjaro climb

Baxi is sponsoring Bradley Rogers, Baxi installer and member of the Baxi Works loyalty scheme, who will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Leukaemia care UK this June. 
26 April 2017

Briggs Equipment signs Armed Forces Convenant

Briggs Equipment has pledged to support current and former members of the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant
26 April 2017

Builders see workloads rise

Small construction firms got busier in the first quarter of 2017, despite growing concerns over the cost of labour and materials.

FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q1 2017,


26 April 2017

Belgrade Insulations gets Yorkshire Fastest 50 award

Insulation distributor Belgrade Insulations has been featured in Yorkshires Fastest 50 Awards.


26 April 2017

Howarth Timber picks up Sunday Times accolade

Timber and builders merchant group Howarth Timber has been placed at 4th in the annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

26 April 2017

UK Government Industrial Strategy: BMF response

A modern Industrial Strategy that showcases the construction industry, based on a clearly-defined, well-articulated mission to give it purpose, drive and direction, is the message to ministers from the Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF). 
25 April 2017

Worcester celebrates 25 years of Bosch

Worcester, Bosch Group is celebrating 25 years as part of the Bosch Group, with a programme of exciting activities planned throughout 2017. 

25 April 2017

Medium-sized merchants in Health & Safety fines warning

Builders’ merchants are at increasing risk of significant Health and Safety fines following last year’s changed H&S guidelines, especially those

Rockwool takes customers back to its origins

ROCKWOOL has launched “Origins”, a new integrated marketing campaign which takes customers on a journey to explore the deeper benefits of

Netwatch prevents premises crime

Netwatch keeps an eye on premises, preventing crime rather than just recording it.