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Covid-19 pushes UFEMAT conference back to 2021

The 2020 Ufemat Congress, which brings together builders merchants, building materials suppliers and trade bodies from across Europe, and was set to take place in London in October has been postponed due to Covid-19. The decision was taken by Ufemat Secretary General, Marnix Van Hoe and Ufemat’s current President, John …

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Keyline asks customers what the future holds for construction?

With the government starting to communicate its plan to ease restrictions, Keyline Civils Specialist recently conducted a survey to investigate how the ongoing crisis is continuing to affect construction businesses, both big and small.  The results suggested that while concerns are varied, a key issue is that many are unsure …

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SIG Roofing announces phased reopening of branches

SIG Roofing announces phased reopening of branches to support construction professionals heading back to work As the construction industry begins to get back up and running and contractors nationwide start to return to work, SIG Roofing is committed to ensuring roofers have everything they need to get the job done. …

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Bradfords Builders’ merchant launches brand awareness campaign

Bradfords Building Supplies, the oldest builders’ merchants in the UK and number one builders’ merchant in the South West has launched its brand awareness campaign ‘We’ve Got Your Back’. With the UK Government paying tribute to the construction industry for making a hugely valued and critical contribution, the campaign is …

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Lakes supplies showering spaces to the Royal London Hospital

  Lakes, a leading manufacturer of showering spaces and a carbon neutral company, was proud to support the NHS with the delivery of bi-fold showering spaces to the Royal London Hospital. Supplied by bathrooms and washrooms specialists Neville Lumb, Lakes showering spaces contributed to a project to turn two out-of-use …

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Access to Apprenticeships to become a level playing field

The Apprenticeship Management Group have announced plans to expand their portfolio to non apprenticeship levy payers. In a new initiative the group, based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, currently look after large levy paying organisations, are encouraging smaller businesses to make the most of these opportunities. Through this new initiative the government …

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Ideal Bathrooms open for business

Leading UK bathroom distributor, Ideal Bathrooms, will resume trading on Monday May 4th. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all employees and clients, the company has introduced extensive measures to adhere to the government’s social distancing guidelines. The changes include limiting the workforce on site, the creation of designated …

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Covid 19 – Keyline survey

  In a recent survey, Keyline Civils Specialist asked how the construction industry is facing up to the challenges of the present COVID-19 crisis. The results show a sense of optimism from an industry that has traditionally been, and remains today, ultimately – resilient.   The research was carried out …

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NMBS postpones 2020 conference

The builders metchant industry confetence for 2020, the NMBS All Industry Conference, has been postponed due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Originally due to take place in Sorrento from 18th – 21st June,  the event will be rescheduled for 16th-19th June 2022. NMBS managing director Chris Hayward …

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CRASH launches 2.6 challenge

CRASH has launched The 2.6 Challenge taking place from the 26th April. The campaign is headed by the team behind the London Marathon which was due to take place on the 26th. Inspired by the number 26, the challenge aims to replace the loss of vital income to charities and bring …

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