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Forterra colleagues tackle Mont Ventoux

Staff at building products manufacturer Forterra have successfully completed a Challenge Adventure Charities’ four-day, 620-mile cycle relay through France The eight team members set off from Ouistreham on the Channel coast on 2nd October and arrived in Vaison-la-Romaine, at the foot of the challenging Mont Ventoux Tour de France route, …

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Dulux Academy announce Wallpaper challenge Winner

Dulux Academy has proudly crowned Nicola Lewis of Mrs Lewis’ Decorating Company from Matlock the winner of the third annual Dulux Academy Design and Decorate Challenge. Acclaimed for her unique craftsmanship, eye for design plus expert wallpapering skills – Nicola will now receive the money-can’t-buy prestige of her wallpaper design …

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Dr Dan Poulter MP visits Hounsfield Boilers

Leading oil boiler manufacturer, Hounsfield Boilers, recently welcomed Dr Dan Poulter MP to their Needham Market factory. The MP undertook a tour of the factory and took part in a discussion on how boiler manufacturers can reduce their carbon footprint. Andrew Hounsfield, MD, Hounsfield Boilers, led the MP for Central …

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Selco shortlisted for national energy award

Selco Builders Warehouse has been recognised for its commitment to the environment by being shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The leading builders merchant is one of seven companies and organisations shortlisted for the Lighting Energy Impact category at the Energy Awards. Selco caught the eye of the judges after …

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Chandlers and Parkers Merge

Chandlers Building Supplies Limited and Parker Building Supplies Limited (Parkers) are pleased to announce that they have merged, with the support of their strategic partner, Cairngorm Capital. The new enlarged company has 37 branches operating from the Midlands to the South East, with combined revenues of £180 million and over …

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Blanco wins Gold at Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards

The Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2019, which celebrate the best design projects and products within the kitchen and bathroom industry, saw BLANCO UK win GOLD. The awards, which took place on 10 October 2019 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, had over 500 entries into the 20 …

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Selco colleagues get baking for Macmillan

Coffee, cakes, competitions and hair shaves were the order of the day, as a leading builders merchant raised thousands of pounds for its charity partner. Selco Builders Warehouse held special events at each of its 66 branches across England and Wales to support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. …

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World Mental Health Day – The Suicide Prevented

The following conversation was relayed to us by one of our industry’s mental health first aiders when providing feedback on how their training had helped them with supporting their construction colleagues. We have preserved the anonymity of those concerned but felt that the story was so strong, we had to …

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Mates in Mind calls on industry leaders and government to take immediate action

A recent survey conducted by UK Construction Week, with support from Mates in Mind charity, has found that six out of 10 workers in construction have suffered mental ill-health because of their work. Mates in Mind is now calling on industry leaders and government to be more considered and consistent …

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Russell Roof Tiles sees the plus side to going digital

In an evolving digital age, Russell Roof Tiles has seen growing popularity for its interactive digital platforms, seeing almost 3,000 customers benefitting in just 12 months. Today, 93 per cent of people within the construction and building industry say that digital affects every part of the build process from buying …

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