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Actis welcomes cross-party report on how timber can help solve the housing crisis

A report published this month into how the timber frame industry can play a major role in helping solve the housing crisis has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries says the government must commit to long-term investment into the industry to give …

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£7,500 raised at Russell Roof Tiles charity quiz

Russell Roof Tiles’ annual Big Quiz returned to Burton recently, raising an impressive £7,500 for local charities and community causes. 40 teams of four, which included customers, friends, family, staff and suppliers from across the UK, joined the leading roof tile manufacturer for an evening of competitive quizzing, a nail-biting …

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Quinn trebles up at NBG Conference 2019

Irish building products supplier Quinn Building Products walked away with three awards and a second place trophy at the end of the National Buying Group’s 2019 Conference and Supplier of the Year Awards. The buying group, now in its 16th year, made the presentations to suppliers across its portfolio of …

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Net zero: Shadow Chancellor pledge to build the retrofitting supply chain

“Retrofitting millions of homes is all part of Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution to move to a net-zero carbon economy,” John McDonnell told the Builders Merchants’ Federation today. “And we want to build up the supply chain throughout the country to do that”. The Shadow Chancellor was answering a question from …

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Reisser relic rewarded

Reisser was delighted to present a loyal customer with brand new equipment on Monday, following a recent picture posted on Instagram which caught the brand’s attention.  The image, depicting an extremely worn out and battered-looking Reisser Steel screw Case, was captioned by its owner Kevin Sharkey as having been on …

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On The Tools gets bold and runs 60km in a day for Movember

The team at On The Tools, the leading online construction based community in the UK, have braved the shave and one team member has completed a 60km run in a single day to support this year’s Movember campaign. The Movember campaign aims to tackle men’s health and reduce the number …

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Cairngorm Capital adds Grant & Stone to merchant mix

Specialist private investment firm Cairngorm Capital has added independent builders merchant Grant & Stone to its portfolio. Established in 1987, Grant & Stone has three specialist building, plumbing and electrical divisions,  giving it 29 branches across the Thames Valley, consisting of builders’ merchants, electrical wholesalers, plumbers’ merchants, timber merchants, as …

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Marley Alutec introduces two day delivery for key products

Marley Alutec, the UK leader in innovative aluminium rainwater and eaves solutionsis reducing delivery times from five working days to two working days for the company’s most popular product ranges. Effective immediately, the lead times for selected products in Marley Alutec’s Evolve, Traditional, Aligator, Tudor and Elite ranges have been …

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Free pizza fridays at Covers

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants will be offering tradespeople the chance to win free pizza delivered to their workplace on every last Friday of the month.   All hungry hopefuls need to do is visit Covers’ Facebook page between 7.30am and 11.30am on the last Friday of the month, post …

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Chichester City women’s footballer secures sponsership from Covers

Covers Timber and Builders Merchant in Chichester has agreed to sponsor women’s footballer Agnes Laczkovszki for the 2019/2020 season. Agnes plays for Chichester City Ladies and Girls Football Club. As part of the agreement, the company’s logo will be displayed on the back of Agnes’s shirt. Sam Ashton, vice chairman …

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