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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

MKM theft pair get community orders

A Gloucestershire couple who repeatedly stole wooden fencing from builders merchant MKM have been sentenced to community orders at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court. Stuart Dalby, and Jasmine Rogers of Newent, both admitted three offences of theft of fencing from the local branch of MKM Building Supplies in April and May. Dalby …

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Arnold Laver takes fire door safety online

Timber supplier Arnold Laver has launched a series of online workshops that aim to highlight the critical role fire doors play in protecting property. The webinars, which begin on 21 September and coincide with Fire Door Safety Week 2020, will help inform and advise, providing attendees with the latest industry …

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Selco pursues hospice funding quest

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse is helping a local hospice which supports patients with life-limiting conditions from across north east Worcestershire.   Primrose Hospice, in Bromsgrove, requires £1.7 million per year to maintain its services and aims to raise a portion of those funds through selling donated items on eBay …

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Merchants urged to brush up on Use Class 4

The Timber Trade Federation is urging builders and timber merchants to uplift staff knowledge about treated timber, particularly the up-coming regulatory change to Use Class 4 (UC4) timber treatments for any material that will be used on the ground or in ground contact, such as decking bearers. The TTF is …

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IBC Goes Eco With Latest Promotion from Sherwin-Williams

IBC Buying Group is working with Supplier Partner Sherwin-Williams to bring sustainable construction products to independent merchants, with the latest range of Geocel and Dow sealants. The ecoseal system offers a comprehensive range of sealant foils that use a unique, reusable sleeve system to minimise packaging waste on site. Designed …

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Thompson & Parkes celebrate one year in Stourport

Builders merchants Thompson & Parkes celebrated the first anniversary of its Stourport branch today (September 14). The branch, which supplies DIY, decorating and gardening tools and accessories is complemented by the company’s other two branches in Kidderminster and Oreton branches, which offer building, timber, landscaping and plumbing products. There is …

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James Burrell adds new-generation Mercedes-Benz Arocs

North-east independent builders’ merchant James Burrell has just ordered a further six new-generation Mercedes-Benz Arocs six-wheeler trucks. The Gateshead-based company operates from a network of 10 branches located throughout the North-East and Yorkshire. Each day its 36 trucks – the majority of them 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz dropsiders with cranes – deliver …

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Tobermore announces 95 jobs and £30million investment

Paving manufacturer Tobermore, based in Northern Ireland, is to invest £30million and create 95 jobs as part of its plans to rapidly grow its business over the next four years. Diane Dodds, NI Minister for the Economy made the announcement during a site visit this week. She said: “During such …

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UKGBC looks at net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council has published a new report, ‘Building the case for net zero: A feasibility study into the design, delivery and cost of new net zero carbon buildings’. This new report takes a lucid look at the implications of designing for net zero today. The study looked …

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