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Lords Advances in roofing market

Lords Group Trading plc, the builders merchant group,  has acquired roofing merchant Advance Roofing Supplies Limited. Established in 1994, Advance Roofing Supplies is an independent supplier of roofing materials, specialising in pitched and flat roofing sales to local and national customers. Currently operating from two locations, Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and …

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Guy Perry marks 40th anniversary with A.Perry Ltd

A. Perry Ltd, a fourth-generation family run manufacturing business is saluting the long-service of its MD, Guy Perry, who is celebrating his 40th anniversary of working for the firm in Cradley Heath. To mark the significant milestone, a surprise event was held for Perry with their 70 employees enjoying a …

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Traffic bosses strip West Midlands merchants of HGV licences

Two builders merchants in the West Midlands have had their HGV licences revoked by the Traffic Commissioner following regulatory action against them. M K Builders Merchants, which held a restricted operator’s licence, was found to have a very poor maintenance record and almost no understanding of the rules. The company …

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MKM unveils new branch in Sunderland

On December 13, MKM opened the doors to its latest branch in Sunderland. Located on a sizeable plot on the city’s Ryhope Road, MKM Sunderland brings together a comprehensive building and trade product portfolio, a landscaping provision and a kitchen and bathroom showroom. The Sunderland branch is the first in …

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Methven urges action on climate change crisis

Following an urgent call to action from the Water Demand Reduction Group, Methven is urging businesses to act now to reduce water across the UK to protect valuable reserves. A letter published by the Chair of the independent group, Nicci Russell, has called on Government regulators and water companies to …

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NBG Partners donate £12,000 to local charities in the South West

National Buying Group (NBG) Partners from the South West have donated £12,000 to six charities across the region. Led by NBG’s South West Regional Chair and Operations & Commercial Director at Kellaway Building Services, Sean Morgan, the South West team collectively donated £12,000. The six charities were Hampshire & Isle …

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Grafton and Huws Gray complete the merchant deal

Six months after the shock announcement that merchant group Huws Gray had bought the traditional merchanting businesses of Grafton Group in Great Britain, the latter has announced that the divestment went through fully on December 31 2021. The acquisition of the Grafton businesses doubled the number of Huws Gray branches …

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The CLC releases statement on product availability and challenges for 2022

A statement was released by the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability Group. The group is co-chaired by John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association. The statement outlines the current situation in the construction industry regarding the accessibility and availability of …

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Grafton agrees to Sitetech acquisition

Grafton Group plc has announced that it has agreed to acquire Sitetech Building Products. The completion of this acquisition is subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland. Sitetech is primarily a distributor of accessories for brickwork, concrete and formwork and construction chemicals. These products are …

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MKM donates toys to the Mission Christmas campaign

MKM Building Supplies donated six bags of toys and games to the Mission Christmas campaign, managed by the children’s charity, Cash for Kids. The charity seeks to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across the country, providing vital support to children who have been affected by poverty, illness, or …

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