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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Editor-in-Chief across the BMJ portfolio.

City Plumbing offers free Green Homes Grant webinars for customers

Plumbing and heating merchant City Plumbing is helping its customers by offering a free  30 minute webinar to help guide them through the government’s new Green Homes Grants scheme. Running from September until November 2020,  the webinars will be led by Steve Alldritt, technical director of City Plumbing’s Energy Efficiency Team. …

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Covers donates to pandemic charities

Independent Sussex-based builders and timber merchant Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has donated £50,000 to five charities across the South East helping to support those struggling during the pandemic. The charities include Sussex Crisis Fund, Stonepillow Homeless Centre, Chichester Information Shop, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation, and 13 …

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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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