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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS 2021: OPEN FOR ENTRY NOW

The BMJ Industry Awards 2021, the industry’s only awards event that is decided by merchants and suppliers, is now open for entry. The past year has thrown so many obstacles and difficulties in the way of merchants and suppliers and they have risen to the chalkenges phenomenally. So now it …

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Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation hits H&S high at Loughborough and Horncastle

Integrated water management, green asset and network systems solutions supplier Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation  has been awarded the ISO 45001 accreditation at its Loughborough and Horncastle sites, for high standards of occupational health and safety throughout the business. As part of the application process, the business developed and implemented …

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Buildbase launches Scottish insulation specialism

Builders merchant Buildbase has launched its first specialist insulation and drywall materials offering in Scotland, via its Aberdeen branch. The branch of sister Grafton company NDI (Nationwide Drylining a & Insulation) will offer Buildbase Aberdeen customers a comprehensive range of products and systems including drywall, insulation, partitions, renders and ceiling …

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E Tupling invests for future growth

E Tupling, the heating and plumbing distributor to independent builders and plumbers merchants, has invested in a range of new initiatives designed to improve its customer service and to take advantage of recent growth. The improvements were driven by the company’s growing market position and ever evolving customer requirements, and …

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Travis Perkins posts 11% drop in 2020 revenue, thanks to Covid-19

Revenue at builders merchant group Travis Perkins fell 11.5% in 2020, thanks to the lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the group’s year end results revealed this morning (March 2). Total group revenue for the year ending December 31 2020 were £6,158m, down from £ 6,956m at the same point …

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BMF reschedules All Industry Conference to November 2021

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has rescheduled its annual conference from June to November this year due to the UK coronavirus lockdown. The conference was due to take place in Harrogate and York from June 17th to 20th. Unfortunately, 21st June has been announced as the date …

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James Jones & Sons Ltd Acquire GT Timber Ltd

James Jones & Sons Ltd has announced the acquisition of GT Timber Ltd, the holding company of Taylormade Timber Products Ltd, and Kerr Timber Products Ltd which operate sawmills at Sherburn Hill, Durham, and Annan respectively. The acquisition will increase James Jones & Sons Ltd’s annual sawn output to 800,000m3 …

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FMB Plea Builders’ Budget to Cut VAT on Home Repairs

A VAT cut on home improvement works from 20% to 5% for a temporary five year period would generate an economic stimulus worth £51 billion and create 345,000 new jobs, according to new research published today by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors …

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Keylite Launch Quarterly Newsletter

Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite), has launched a quarterly newsletter for industry professionals involved in the specification, distribution and installation of roof windows. The ‘What’s New in Keylite’ newsletter has been created to offer customers and industry peers an interesting mix of Keylite product and company news, standout case studies and …

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Grant & Stone buys RGB Building Supplies

Buckinghamshire-based Grant & Stone has created the largest independent builders’ merchant group in southern England with the purchase of RGB Building Supplies, based in the West Country. The group will have 74 branches stretching from West London to Cornwall, with over 1,000 employees and revenues approaching £250m. RGB’s Chief Executive, …

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