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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Fourth electrical branch for Grant & Stone in four weeks

Independent Builders Merchant Group’s (IBMG) electrical division has opened its latest Grant & Stone electrical wholesaler, located on Hobley Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire. The 4500ft site includes a wide range of high-quality products to meet the needs of domestic and commercial electricians and is conveniently situated to link to London and …

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Sika saves plastic

Sika Fastfix All Weather jointing compound now comes with a new, more sustainable packaging design, which is manufactured in part using post-consumer recycled plastic.Sika Everbuild anticipates it will save around 400 tonnes of virgin plastic this year alone. Sika FastFix All Weather self-setting jointing compound comes ready to use with …

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Snickers goes lightweight for Summer

Snickers Workwear’s new LITEWork Work Trousers are stretchable and lightweight, delivering superior flexibility and cooling comfort, as well as efficient moisture transport, ventilation and sun protection. They also come with CORDURA® reinforcements for extra durability and they feature a 4-way stretch fabrics, the patented Snickers Workwear KneeGuard® system and detatchable …

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Imperial marches on

Imperial marches on Imperial Bricks’ Weathered Original Scotch Common and Original Giscol Common bricks are ideal, sustainable alternatives to reclaimed bricks for RMI and new build. The Original Giscol Common is a rough-cast, wirecut brick with a ‘burnt’ appearance that features coal spotting, natural banding and colour variation – characteristics …

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AeroKit™’s New Surefill innovative refill system

AeroKit™, the new premium first aid kit with a Surefill™ innovative refill system from Aero Healthcare, incorporates Aero Healthcare’s Surefill™; a four pouch tent refill system that organizes its premium quality contents for maximum protection and accessibility; the entire kit has just one expiry date, enabling simple, easy replenishment with …

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IBMG buys Merkko Builders Merchant

Builders merchant group Independent Builders Merchant Group has bought Merkko Builders Merchants Ltd, expanding its network of builder’s merchants further into Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Merkko is based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and has two branches in Kingston Bagpuize and Aldermaston. The acquisition continues IBMG’s strategy of developing its divisions through a …

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The kids are allright

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. When you’re a child, you tend to think that the big people have it all covered. That they are …

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Travis Perkins posts encouraging first quarter results

Builders merchant group Travis Perkins has seen a positive start to the year with total sales* for the three months to 31 March 2022 13.6% ahead of  the year before year, according to a trading update issued last week (April 29). Total merchanting sales were up by 17.9% and all …

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Inflation boosts SIG sales and profits

Construction products distributor SIG plc is expecting its full-year results to be  “significantly ahead” of previous expectations, on the back of rising demand and cost inflation. The company reported on Friday (April 29) that group sales for the quarter to March 31 were up 25% at £641m. Group sales for …

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War is hell

Whatever happened to, Leon Trotsky He got an ice-pick, that made his ears burn   Skimming through the headlines and I find myself with a whole range of emotions, depending on the story I’m reading. I don’t care, I really don’t, that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is thinking about …

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