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Lords extends Partnership

Lords Builders Merchants has extended its partnership with Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, with the key partner continuing their support of the club for the sixth consecutive season, ahead of the forthcoming 2021/22 Championship Rugby campaign. The partnership extension means that the West London-based Lords will continue to have its name appear above the numbers …

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Covers Chichester donates materials to outdoor wellbeing centre

Covers Timber & Builders Merchant in Chichester has donated materials to local outdoor education and wellbeing centre Tuppenny Barn to help create a new sensory garden. Tuppenny Barn, which is located in Southbourne, cultivates and harvests organic produce to promote the benefits of growing, cooking and eating healthy food. As …

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VOTING IS OPEN FOR THE BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS 2021

The BMJ Industry Awards 2021 is now open for voting. The only awards programme in the merchanting sector that is decided by a pubic vote, the BMJ Industry Awards seek to reward and recognise the incrediable achievements of merchants and supliers, companies and individuals in the UK merchanting arena. BMJ …

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Record sales in Q2 for Builders’ Merchants

Record breaking value sales in June helped Britain’s Builders’ Merchants hit their best ever quarter since the BMBI began in July 2014, with Q2 total value sales up 24.1% on Q1 2021 on two less trading days. Ten out of the 12 product categories sold more over the period. June’s …

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MARLEY’S ‘SAFE IN THE SUN’ CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS THE MELANOMA FUND

With another heatwave on the way at the end of the month, Marley, the UK’s leading roof system manufacturer, is reminding roofers of the importance of staying ‘Safe in the Sun’, whilst supporting the Melanoma Fund. Daniel Redfern, Marketing Manager at Marley said, ‘Contractors working for long periods of time …

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CITB to host SkillBuild finals at National Construction College   

The UK’s top construction trainees will battle it out 16-18 November at CITB’s SkillBuild National Finals.       SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade construction competition in the country, will see more than 50 finalists from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compete in their specialist skills. The competitors will be set an 18-hour project to complete across the three days …

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Baxi welcomes Government Hydrogen Strategy

Jeff House, Head of External Affairs at Baxi Heating has welcomed the publication today (August 17) of the Hydrogen Strategy from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which details the role and vision for clean hydrogen deployment at scale in the UK, building upon the ambitions in last year’s …

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Robert Price helps school’s outdoor area

Cross Ash Primary School, near Abergavenny in South Wales, has finished revamping an outdoor play area that was “almost unusable”, with thanks to independent builders merchant Robert Price Builders’ Merchants.  With outdoor play being a vital part of the school’s curriculum, Cross Ash teachers were disappointed to see the pupils’ …

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Climate change call for bathroom industry

The Unified Water Label Association is calling on the bathroom industry to play its part in tackling climate change, following the release of a landmark scientific study from the UN that claims human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented, and sometimes irreversible ways. The new report from the UN’s …

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Southern Sheeting helps club celebrate 125 years of football history

Building materials supplier Southern Sheeting has signed up as a main sponsor for Ardingly Football Club. The self-funded club presented the business with a framed shirt, sporting its logo, as a thank you for its support. Southern Sheeting, based in nearby East Grinstead, donated £1,000, which will help the club …

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