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Carvers features on the BBC

The BBC News visited Wolverhampton builders’ merchants Carvers Building Supplies yesterday as part of a report into how the West Midlands economy is coping post-lockdown. Managing director Henry Carver was interviewed by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg and told her how the firm’s 300 staff had been furloughed for three …

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Boris bestows post-pandemic building bonanza

Amongst the bounty announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (June 30) to get the economy moving again after the Covid-19 pandemic was £1.5bn this year for hospital maintenance, building, and the improvement of A&E capacity, £780m on school and college repair and upgrades in addition to the £1bn new …

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BMF supports Road to Recovery Survey for plumbing and heating

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation is supporting Eureka! Research in its quest to understand what working life is really like for the plumbing and heating trades coming out of the Coronavirus lockdown. The research company is gathering information from as many installer businesses as possible to discover …

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Covers puts local hospice in the shade

The team at Covers Timber and Builders Merchants in Chichester has helped patients at the Rowans Hospice Charity by donating three parasols to its Living Well Centre. Last year, patients at the Rowans Hospice, based in Waterlooville, Hampshire, couldn’t enjoy the Living Well Centre courtyard garden area due to a …

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Boris’ New Deal welcomed by BMF

The New Deal for Britain speech by the Prime Minster Boris Johnson today (June 30) has been welcomed by the Builders Merchants Federation. The speech promised a greater commitment to creating jobs, skills and infrastructure as the Government looks to build the UK back to economic health in the aftermath …

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UKGC responds to Boris’s Building Bonanza

“We asked for ‘Build Back Better’, but what we’ve got is ‘Build Build Build’. That was the response of Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UKGBC to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech today (June 30) outlining plans for the post-COVID economic recovery. “If we do not seize this moment, and …

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Wolseley UK: all trade counters to reopen from July 1

Heating and plumbing merchant Wolseley will fully reopen all of its UK trade counters from tomorrow (July 1). Wolseley, which has been operating an order and collect service for essential maintenance since early in the lockdown period, has been reopening trade counter doors on a phased basis since June with …

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Building Britain is vital says Besblock

Stimulating the house building market and getting Britain building is vital to keeping the construction industry moving beyond the completion of current projects, according to Andrew Huxley, managing director of leading concrete manufacturer, Besblock. Huxley said he was concerned by new research from property agency Savills and housing charity Shelter, …

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Howarth goes semi-pro in Selby

Timber and builders merchants Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has helped semi-professional football team, Selby Town FC, with a donation of materials to help it build a brand-new clubhouse. The York branch supplied the materials – which included piping and pipe insulation, valves and concentrated inhibitor – and the company …

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SIG Roofing celebrates ‘Homes for the Homeless’ completion

SIG Roofing is supporting a new community enterprise scheme to create sustainable housing for the homeless community in Cambridgeshire. The initiative was introduced as part of a new ‘Home First’ project, involving Allia Future Business Centre, Jimmy’s night shelter, the parish of Holy Cross Cambridge and New Meaning – a …

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