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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Climate change call for bathroom industry

The Unified Water Label Association is calling on the bathroom industry to play its part in tackling climate change, following the release of a landmark scientific study from the UN that claims human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented, and sometimes irreversible ways. The new report from the UN’s …

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Southern Sheeting helps club celebrate 125 years of football history

Building materials supplier Southern Sheeting has signed up as a main sponsor for Ardingly Football Club. The self-funded club presented the business with a framed shirt, sporting its logo, as a thank you for its support. Southern Sheeting, based in nearby East Grinstead, donated £1,000, which will help the club …

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Richard Burbidge increases stock for Scottish customers

Scottish customers of Richard Burbidge, the manufacturer and supplier of timber products can now buy the brand’s mouldings direct from the company’s Livingston office. Richard Burbidge, which manufactures and supplies stair-parts, outdoor decking accessories and decorative mouldings, now stocks 36 of its most popular moulding profiles at its Scottish Distribution …

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Duchy Timber adds to machinery investment

Duchy Timber, part of the Premier Forest Group, has added a state-of-the-art horizontal resaw at its Lostwithiel site. The new multi-bonded saw will allow the team to dramatically improve  sawing capacity at the site, which converts locally grown softwood logs into sawn timber for uses ranging from fencing, garden furniture …

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Youngman freestyles football challenge

Ladder and access supplier WernerCo was encouraging tradesmen to get on their feet with the Youngman Freestyler challenge earlier this Summer. Fronted by nine times world record holder and freestyle footballer, John Farnworth, tradesmen were challenged to demonstrate their best freestyle football skills. Kicking off in April, the nationwide tour …

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Thompson & Parkes joins animal centre for community Thank You event

Builders’ merchants Thompson & Parkes joined in with Wolverley Animal Centre’s celebrations at their Community Thank You Afternoon. The builders merchant helped the centre with the supply of a range of building materials to help them build their new African House; the first inhabitants are meerkats Marvin and Lucky. Centre …

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Renewable push to benefit electric radiator market

The radiator market will need to change to ensure it stays ahead of the rapid modernisation of the sector, with renewable energy and sustainable heating technologies, alongside new requirements being introduced to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. That’s according to James Auckland, director at Trade Radiators, who says that the …

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Kudos to Ultimate showering panels

Cumbrian shower products manufacturer, KUDOS, has a new range of over bath showering panels, the ULTIMATE collection. The design is based on the Kudos Ultimate Walk-in shower enclosure system, and comes in 4 panel sizes, 700, 750, 800 and 900mm wide, a luxurious height of 1600mm, in a robust 10mm …

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BMCO growth continues

Lincolnshire-based Independent builders merchant, Builders Merchant Comany Ltd (BMCO) has outgrown its head office in Scunthorpe and relocated the administration and contract sales function as a new head office in Humberston, Cleethorpes.  Jane Thomson, Finance director of BMC, she stated “I’m so pleased to now have a head office that …

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WernerCo invests in new facilities

WernerCo, the ladders and access specialists, have announced a £10 million investment plan, including the relocation of its UK distribution centre to a new purpose-built facility. As well as a larger facility with increased storage space to enhance sales and distribution capabilities, the new 170,000 sq ft state-of-the-art development in …

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