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Fiona Russell-Horne

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

Knauf repackage and reprint to reduce carbon footprint

Knauf Insulation has launched new packaging to make it easier to choose, use, transport and handle its high-performance, non-combustible insulation products, and to further reduce their carbon footprint. The changes include new designs across the whole range, an upgrade taking its industry-leading compression technology to a 10:1 ratio, and new, …

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Growth spurt

Fiona Russell-Horne

O, it is excellent To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Once upon a time there was a small independent builder’s merchant who had ambitions to be a bigger independent builder’s merchant. So, they …

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TG announces management reshuffle

Independent family-owned builders merchant group Tudor Griffiths has reshuffled its senior management team as part of its ambitious growth plans. There are four new members of the companys division boards as well as a new group finance manager and company secretary. TG Builders’ Merchants general manager Mark Evans has joined …

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Stevenswood adds to trade counter network

Stevenswood, the window, door and conservatory supplier,  is expanding its trade counter network with two new branches in south east England. A branch in Crawley opened recently and a companion branch will open in Dartford in August. A number of other new branches are planned for the coming months. The …

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Ibstock named as CO2nstructZero Business Champion.

Brick maker Ibstock plc has been named as a CO2nstructZero Business Champion. Selected by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) as part of its CO2nstructZero campaign, the initiative enables companies to be role models in the industry change programme. Investment in decarbonisation measures and production efficiencies at its facilities, thus accelerating …

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NMBS Exhibition 2021 opens for registration

Indepdent builders merchant buying group NMBS is staging its annual Exhibition again in 2021 and member registration is now open. This year’s exhibition will take place on  September 8-9 at the Coventry Building Society Arena (formerly the Ricoh Arena). To meet Covid-safe protocols, the show is being held over two days for …

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Huws Gray: Grafton acquisition to double network

The acquisition of the Grafton GB Merchanting business from Grafton Group plc will turn Huws Gray into the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, it was announced this morning. The £520m deal comprises approximately 200 merchant branches and 3,500 people. Terry Owen, founder and chairman, of Huws Gray said: “We are …

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The Radiator Company releases new brochure

The Radiator Company’s latest brochure features all of its most in-demand products, as well as a number of new products and finishes. The brochure also covers detailed specifications for each of its products, plus a wide range of radiator accessories from valves to pipe covers and pegs. The Ceramica collection …

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Huws Gray buys Grafton’s mainland traditional merchanting businesses

Huws Gray, the Anglesey-based private equity-funded independent builders merchant group, has today bought the Buildbase, Civils & Lintels, PDM Buildbase, The Timber Group, Bathroom Distribution Group, Frontline and NDI brands from Grafton Group plc. In the year to 31 December 2020, the Business reported revenue of £828.2 million (2019: £1.02 …

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Trex® shows off in Cobham

A new Trex® show deck and showroom has opened at Cedar Nursery in Cobham, Surrey, a collaboration between the prestigious nursery, which specialises in stylish products for modern outdoor living and Trex Transcend’s sole UK distributor, Arbor Forest Products. The show deck and showroom are designed to inspire homeowners searching for …

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