Home / Uncategorised

Uncategorised

SIG buys Penlaw & Company

SIG has bought Penlaw & Company Ltd, which operates from five sites in the UK, supplying drywall and associated products to contractors, builders and developers from branches in London, Essex, Suffolk, North West and North East. Penlaw & Company Ltd will continue to trade under its existing brand supported by …

Read More »

Travis Perkins on track for profits ahead of expectations

Continuing positive trading momentum means that builders merchant group Travis Perkins is expecting adjusted operating profit for the full year 2021 to be ahead of current market expectations, at in excess of £340m.  The merchant has seen continuing like-for-like sales growth of 13.1%, it revealed in a third quarter trading …

Read More »

BMF drives net zero agenda at Parliamentary Reception

The Builders Merchant Federation unveiled its new “Race to Zero” policy document at a Parliamentary Reception attended by 140 guests including members of both Houses of Parliament as well as builders merchants and building materials manufacturers. With the theme Building a Sustainable Britain, the reception showcased some of the latest products …

Read More »

Softwood supply difficulties start to ease

More than seven million cu m of timber and panel products were imported by the UK between January and July 2021, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Market Statement. This is nearly two million m3 above the same period in 2020, and half a million m3 above 2019 levels – the UKs …

Read More »

New team takes over BMF Young Merchants

The Builders merchants Federation Young Merchants group has a new leadership team, elected at the  at the BMF Young Merchant Conference held this year at the NEC, Birmingham. Jo Callow, head of communications for UK & Ireland at Knauf Insulation is the new chair, supported by Ed Parlato, buyer at Browns …

Read More »

Cement companies vow to cut carbon

Forty leading cement and concrete manufacturers have joined forces and are pledging to cut CO2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030. The Global Cement and Concrete Association includes counts companies such as CEMEX, CNBM, CRH, HeidelbergCement, Holcim and Votorantim as members, all of whom have signed up to a roadmap, detailing …

Read More »

It’s worse than that, Jim

Fiona Russell-Horne

I don’t think the human race will survive the next thousand. years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I’m an optimist. We will reach out to the stars I don’t want to jinx anything, but a few …

Read More »

BMF awards young achievers

The Builders Merchants Federation held its annual Members Day Conference last week at which it made a number of awards to young achievers in the merchanting industry. The winners were: Level 3 Apprenticeship: Luke Hoyle, Carlton Manufacturing Apprenticeship Level 2: Nathan Kacoulc Embrass Peerless Best Performing Student in the BMF …

Read More »

Azpects adds to senior management team

Azpects Ltd has appointed Samantha Norman as a business development manager. With more than 20 years in project and category management experience, working for high profile brands including Howdens, Bradfords Building Supplies, Rigeons Ltd, Travis Perkins and Argos, Norman also has extensive experience with independent buying groups, giving her excellent …

Read More »

Buttles signs deal with Watford FC

Independent builders’ merchants, Buttle’s, has teamed up with Watford Football Club in a three-season deal as part of its Regional Partner Programme. Buttle’s, which has branches in Leighton Buzzard, Kentish Town, Enfield, and St Albans, will appear on stadium branding platforms to over 21,000 fans and will feature across Sky …

Read More »