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TG launches Bridgnorth bathroom and kitchen showroom

Shropshire builders merchant Tudor Griffiths Group has created the TG Dreams Kitchens and Bathrooms showroom at its branch in Bridgenorth, which covers 300 sq m over two floors, and has six full-sized kitchen displays and ten full-sized bathroom displays inside. The branch on the six-acre site at Chartwell Park is …

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Aggregate Industries issues final call to enter world’s most prestigious green build competition

As climate change continues to put sustainable construction at the top of the industry’s agenda, Aggregate Industries is issuing one last call to UK visionaries of sustainable design to submit their entries to the LafargeHolcim Awards. Giving winners the chance to share a sizable $2m pot of prize money, entries …

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Frank Key collects Christmas gifts for children living in poverty

Christmas has come early at Frank Key Building Supplies’ new Sheffield branch, with more than 60 presents worth over £500 donated to Hallam FM’s ‘Cash for Kids Mission Christmas’. ‘Mission Christmas’ is an initiative to support the four million UK children living in poverty on Christmas Day. The Nunnery Drive …

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Joy for Baxi competition winners

To celebrate its new range, Baxi 800, the UK boiler manufacturer ran a competition giving people a chance to win their moment of joy. The competition launched on Twitter with the hashtag #MomentOfJoy, asking for the public to share what they would consider a moment of joy. With hundreds of …

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Tarmac Cement celebrates success at Construction Marketing Awards

Tarmac Cement is celebrating after scooping the Best Branding and Positioning award at this year’s Construction Marketing Awards. The annual awards, endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, showcases the construction industry’s creativity and innovation in marketing. Tarmac Cement beat off competition from five other shortlisted entries to take home …

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Government consult with BMF on packaging responsibility reform

The Government is right to exclude packaging for commercial and industrial applications from proposals to introduce full net cost recovery, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Unlike household waste and household packaging used in high street retail, merchants already incur the cost of managing waste from their distribution and …

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The data game

Fiona Russell-Horne

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has the data Growing up in the 1970s, this is the time of year when I would grab hold of the Argos catalogue and scour through the toy section, turning down the pages when I found yet another item that I …

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Robert Price picks sports teams for sponsorship

Independent Welsh builders merchant Robert Price has picked its local sports teams for the 2019-2020 seasons to be the recipients of the company’s sponsorship programme. As a family run business, the company says it understands the importance of community and aims to give back in any way it can. Peter …

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Architectural dreamers

Fiona Russell-Horne

A man’s grasp should exceed his reach, Else what’s a heaven for? Call me Ishmael. So begins one of the English language’s greatest stories. (Bear with me gentle reader, there is a point to this.) As most of you know, I am a fan of architecture done well and loath it …

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Women in Business Awards recognises Ibstock’s Kate Tinsley

Kate Tinsley, managing director of Ibstock’s Clay Division, has won  a top prize at the ‘Women in Business Awards 2019’  for her outstanding achievements in the construction sector. The fifth annual LeicestershireLive Women in Business Awards, took place at the Leicester City FC King Power Stadium earlier this month, to …

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