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MKM opens new branch in Bolton

Bolton has received a boost in its building and DIY offering with the opening of a new, independently run MKM Building Supplies branch. The 2.4-acre site is located on the Meridian Business Park, Manchester Road. The new branch offers building, landscaping, plumbing and heating and timber supplies alongside a kitchen …

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Chandlers opens new London rapid response roofing branch

Chandlers Roofing Supplies is opening its tenth specialist roofing supplies branch, in Tottenham, London, this month. Lee Walden and Jack Edmead, formerly of SIG, Kentish Town, have joined the growing Chandlers Roofing Supplies team, as branch manager and operations manager, respectively. Chandlers Roofing Supplies North London will provide rapid response …

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Inter-Line buys Morris & McGinn

Devon independent builders merchant Inter-Line Building Supplies Ltd has acquired local builders merchant Morris & McGinn Ltd, a family-run independent traders, based in Teignmouth and Dawlish, Devon, specialising in heating and decorating products. Morris & McGinn, which has been trading since 1948, faced difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic due to …

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Marley launches Winter Safety campaign

Marley has launched its Winter Safety campaign to provide professional roofers with advice and support on how to stay safe during harsh weather conditions. Daniel Redfern, marketing manager at Marley, said: “As a responsible roof systems manufacturer, on-site health and safety is a top priority for Marley, with the winter …

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Ibstock plc sets net zero target for 2040

Ibstock plc has announced its new carbon reduction commitments, including a target for the business to be net zero by 2040. Having substantially achieved its existing goal of a 15% reduction in CO2 per tonne of production, the Group has established new, more stretching targets to achieve a 40% reduction …

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Red Wall voters lose confidence in Government over energy bills crisis

Exclusive polling conducted for the not-for-profit trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), has confirmed that the cost-of-living crisis is hitting ‘Red Wall’ voters hard, with an astonishing 79% saying the Government does not understand the financial pressures on working families. EUA and YouGov polled 1600 voters in 18 Red …

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Bradfords celebrates latest apprenticeship success

Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the latest success of its apprenticeship programme as sales assistants Luke Clark, Megan James and Ehron Keast, passed their apprenticeships with a distinction. All three apprenticeships were awarded by Yeovil College. Luke joined Bradfords just as lockdown began in March 2020. After training in customer …

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Encon relocates Nottingham branch

Encon Insulation and Nevill Long has relocated its Nottingham branch to Bulwell on Blenheim Industrial Estate. The new site is easily accessible from Junction 26 off the M1, with improved stocking facilities and a wider range of brands available. The branch will continue to specialise in thermal, acoustic and technical …

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IBMG acquires Dougfield Plumbers Supplies

The Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has announced that it has acquired Dougfield Plumbers Supplies Limited (Dougfield), expanding its network of specialist plumbing and heating merchants into Wales and across the South West. Established in 1993, Dougfield Plumbers Supplies is an independent plumbers merchant supplying trade and retail customers across …

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Aerona³ heat pump helps Colchester Football Club go green

Colchester Football Club has been a vaccination centre during the pandemic and when a new heating system was required for the vaccination area, a Grant Aerona³ air source heat pump was installed to keep the essential resource up to temperature. Local G1 Installers, Blueflame Colchester, were approached to identify and …

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