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Local MP praises Glastonbury’s historic merchant

James Heappey, the MP for Wells visited the Glastonbury branch of Bradfords Building Supplies, the country’s oldest builders’ merchant, to learn how the company is responding to today’s low carbon challenge and helping his constituents with greener living. Heappey was welcomed by David Young, Bradford’s Managing Director, when he visited …

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BMF opens Regional Centre of Excellence at Talasey

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Talasey Group in Doncaster. The growing 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 Talasey …

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BSW joins the BMF

BSW is the latest member to join the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). BSW Timber is the largest sawmilling business in Great Britain, with the company’s foundations going back to 1848 and employing 1300 people. BSW sawmills are located throughout the UK, at Fort William, Boat of Garten, Petersmuir, Dalbeattie, Southampton, …

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Lawrence lines up for BMF All-Industry Conference Forum 

Builders merchants trade association, the Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed the final speaker line up for its Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference. Neil Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer of Jewson, left, and Mark Vandecruys, Chairman of Belgium-based Fedrus International, will join David Young of Bradfords Building Supplies and …

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Breaking down the borders in Ireland’s merchant trade 

The Builders Merchants Federation held a meeting with members from across the island of Ireland gathered together for the first time. Twenty four delegates, representing 12 merchants and several building material suppliers from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, attended the meeting at the BMF’s Regional Centre of …

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BMF launches Building Blocks online training for merchant starters

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched Building Blocks, a new online training programme designed to introduce apprentices and other new starters to the intricacies of life in a builders’ merchant. The first two Building Blocks in the series – Timber as a Building Material and Heating and Hot Water …

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First speakers announced for BMF All-Industry Conference Forum

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed the first two participants in its Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference, which takes place in June in Dubrovnik. David Young, managing director of Bradfords Building Supplies and Tony France, sales Director of Ibstock Brick will take part …

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BMF opens second BMF Regional Centre of Excellence at Xtratherm

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 24th Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of Xtratherm, the second BMF Centre hosted by the thermal insulation manufacturing company. The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members …

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CRS Building Supplies joins BMF as tenth branch opens

Somerset-based CRS Building Supplies, the latest member of the h&b buying group to join the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), is set for a further year of expansion with their tenth branch opening in Bridgewater this month. The company, which began with nine employees and one outlet in Cheddar in June …

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BMF Training receives CPD Accreditation

In line with its ambition to encourage life-long learning throughout the building materials industry, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is gaining independent accreditation for its training courses through the globally recognised CPD Certification Service. Three BMF courses, How a House is Built, Managing for Success and Measuring Building Quantities, have …

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