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NMBS CANCELS EXHIBITION

Independent builders merchant buying group  NMBS has cancelled its April gala dinner and exhibition due to the coronovirus pandemic. exhibition The NMBS Exhibition and Gala Dinner was due to take place on 21st & 22nd April 2020 The organisation said that, due to the ongoing focus to delay the spread …

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James Burrell reveal another strong year

Leading independent builders merchant James Burrell have today posted another strong set of results for the year to October 2019. In the face of unusually wet autumn, Brexit uncertainty and political malaise in late 2019 which caused the industry to flatline, James Burrell produced a top-line sales growth of 12.5% …

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New store now open in Lincoln for Kent Blaxill

The doors are now open at Kent Blaxill’s new decorating supplies store in the city of Lincoln in March 2020.  Commercial Director James Park said, “We looked for a suitable site for some time so it’s great to see our 3,000 sq ft location at Bishops Trade Park now open.’ …

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PJH Group to partner with major appliance brands

PJH Group, one of the UK’s largest kitchen appliance distributors, is pleased to announce that with immediate effect, it is partnering major appliance brands, Hotpoint, Whirlpool and Indesit in new distribution agreements to supply over 700 products, collectively form the three household names. Already renowned for its strong appliance brand …

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Brownfield beats green in Jenrick’s new planning proposals

Development on brownfield sites will be made easier under planning reforms set out by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, today (March 12). Councils will be encouraged to take a more innovative approach to home building – by ensuring redevelopment of high streets is …

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BWF welcomes Budget commitment to building safety

Urgent work to make buildings safer can be undertaken now that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a £1bn building safety fund, says Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation. “We welcome the government’s commitment to a £1bn building safety fund which will allow urgent work to be …

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Chancellor disappoints BMF on new housing provision

The Budget yesterday could have contained more details on  investment in new buildings and existing properties to decarbonise homes on the road to a net zero carbon economy. That’s according to John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the Builders Merchants Federation. Rishi Sunak, MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced his first …

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Pavestone rallies the troops for 2021

Landscaping supplier Pavestone has officially launched the 2021 version of its famed Pavestone Rally, which sees builders merchants and building material manufacturers driving through Europe to raise money for charity. The 2021 Rally will see teams travelling from Amsterdam to Prague, via Mannheim, Innsbruck and Bratislava. Entries to the 2021 …

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National building show postponed over Coronavirus fears

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is postponed due to concerns about Coronavirus. The event was due to take place from 26-29 March at the NEC Birmingham but has been put off until  July 2020 The decision has been based on several factors, aligned with the Government’s advice, to safeguard …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

This year’s BMJ Industry Awards will take place on Friday May 15th at the prestigious Brewery venue in the City of London. The awards aim to highlight and celebrate the very best merchants and manufacturers operating in the UK today, combining the accolades with a top-notch networking event. The only …

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