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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

NTG launches timber systems brand

National Timber Group has launched a new division,   National Timber Systems, to support the UK’s housebuilding and construction industries. The new brand will supply trussed rafters, gable and party spandrels, engineered joists, floor and roof cassettes, as well as the NYTROOF, an innovative rapid fit ‘room in the roof’ system. It …

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Selco scores one in Liverpool

Selco Builders Warehouse is to open its 70th branch, in Liverpool, in April 2021. Howard Luft, chief executive of Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “Liverpool has been a long-term target area and we are delighted that we will be bringing that to reality next year. “The coronavirus crisis has been an …

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Kronospan UK adds Ultra Ply Softwood Plywood to Kronobuild

Kronospan Softwood Plywood Ultra Ply is now available either delivered directly in full loads ex quay or as part of a mixed load from Chirk with other Kronobuild products P5 TG Chipboard, MDF and OSB3. Ultra Ply is manufactured from sustainable and locally sourced FSC and PEFC certified Scots Pine …

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LG virtual conference talks up heat pumps

A Virtual Conference held by heat pump supplier LG highlighted the strange fact that heat pumps – in particular air to water heat pumps – are still lagging behind fossil fuelled heating systems across Europe. One of the reasons for this could be love affair this country in particular still …

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Tippers and EH Smith join forces to help the East Midlands homeless

West Midlands-based builders merchants Tippers and EH Smith have joined four other construction industry firms in committing to a new scheme to help get homeless people off the streets and into employment and secure accommodation. EH Smith, Tippers, concrete supplier BS Eaton, civil engineering firms Friel Construction and M Lambe …

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Marley Alutec provides bespoke outdoor solution

Marley Alutec has produced a bespoke Evoke fascia, soffit and coping system for a customer’s new outdoor barbeque area in Grantham. The same Marley Alutec Evoke solution in RAL 9005 Black that was originally installed on the rear extension, was specified to ensure a uniform aesthetic. Evoke fascias and soffits …

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Fernox speeds up inhibitor testing

The new Fernox Express Inhibitor Test makes testing central heating systems for the correct concentration of inhibitor quicker and easier than ever, with a pass or fail result shown in just 10 seconds. The test is also compatible with the Fernox Water Test App, so results are easy to log …

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Russell Roof Tiles helps local charities

Roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, has donated £4k between two life-saving charities in Burton on Trent and Lochmaben. Since 2015 the company’s Community Fund has raised £80,000 by the support of customers, suppliers, friends, family and staff at its sites. Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity and Dumfries and Galloway …

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Crown continues community support schemes

 Crown Paints has donated paints to three more community projects, South Rise Primary School, the Skills Construction Centre in Manchester and the Hull RSPCA branch. Charlton Crown Decorating Centre donated 25 litres of various emulsions and oil-based wood and metal paint to South Rise Primary School’s nursery class as part …

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BMF calls for extended Trade Credit Insurance guarantee

The Builders Merchants Federation is calling on the Government to extend the Trade Credit Insurance re-insurance scheme introduced to support trading following the initial Covid-19 lockdown, when it finishes at the end of December. Over 50% of BMF members use some form of Trade Credit Insurance to transact with both …

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