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Baxi MD Calls for Swifter Action to Speed Up the Introduction of Hydrogen for Home Heating

The managing director of Baxi UK & Ireland has called for swifter measures to speed up the introduction of hydrogen in order to decarbonise home heating. Baxi is currently demonstrating a hydrogen boiler as part of the UK government’s Hy4Heat programme in Low Thornley near Gateshead. Speaking at the Hydrogen …

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PHG rides for environmental change

Merchant buying group PHG Plumbing Heating Group, held the PHG Revolution 150 Charity Cycle Ride at the beginning of October 2021 to raise vital funds for the Surfers Against Sewage and The Woodland Trust charities.  The event saw over 70 riders from the plumbing, heating & bathroom sector  raise over …

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Merchants first to sign up to new pallet re-use scheme

Builders merchants Bradfords Building Supplies and MKM, along with distributor SIG, are among the first to sign up to a new sustainable solution to the problem of the lack of pallet reuse in the UK construction industry. The Pallet LOOP™ is the sector’s first circular economy, carbon net zero, pallet …

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GPH Builders Merchants to score for Maggie’s Centres

Cancer support charity Maggie’s Centres is hoping for plenty of goal action in the Highland League this season after sponsors GPH Builders Merchants pledged to donate £40 for every goal scored in this season’s Highland League Cup. GPH Builders Merchants has made the commitment ahead of the competition’s first round …

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Jewson heads back to NEC for Jewson Live

 Jewson Live, the exhibition run by builders merchant Jewson for builders and tradespeople, is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 9th December, after a year off.  The day will feature exclusive offers, events, speakers, competitions, product demonstrations and giveaways, as well as goodie bags to all attendees and …

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Timber importers react to high demand

Imported volumes of timber and panel products rose to record levels of over 3.2 million cu m in the three Summer months alone, according to figures released by the Timber Trade Federation. August was the third consecutive month when import volumes exceeded one million cu m. Softwood imports in June, July …

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Stelrad goes public

Radiator manufacturer Stelrad made its initial public offering, at 215 pence per Ordinary Share and dealings commenced on Friday November 5th. Based on this Offer Price, the Company’s total market capitalisation at the start of conditional dealings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange was approximately £274 million. …

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Bradfords launches susatinability events

Bradfords Building Supplies is launching ‘Building Sustainable Communities’ – a new series of events aimed at inspiring, informing and engaging the South West on achieving long term environmental and social sustainability for the built environment. Created in partnership with TrustMark, the inaugural event will take place on 24 November at …

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Travis Perkins buys all of Staircraft

Travis Perkins plc, has fully acquired Staircraft; a company that provides integrated stair, floor and door solutions. This development adds digital component design, timber engineering and production capability to the merchant’s portfolio. Travis Perkins first acquired a 15% in Staircraft in 2015, and announced its intention to fully acquire the remaining …

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IBMG appoints new group chief commercial officer

Builders merchant group Independent Builders Merchant Group has appointed ex-Saint Gobain Building Distribution director Martin Stables as its Group Chief Commercial Officer. Formerly commercial director at Saint-Gobain’s £300m national plumbing merchant Graham, Stables’ years of experience cover leadership roles in procurement, category, merchandising, supply chain and pricing with Saint-Gobain and …

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