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Selco commits to branch expansion plans

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse will open its 69th branch in the UK in Salford in October. The new branch will be the merchant’s second in 2020 following from Orpington at the start of the year, and will create 50 jobs in the local area. Chief executive of Selco Builders …

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Lockdown lads pay homage to Parker Building Supplies

Two young boys from Haywards Heath have become construction wizards over the lockdown period. Daniel and Matthew Silk, aged 10 and 7,  respectively, built a crane in their back garden and decided to dedicate it to their local builders merchant, Parker Building Supplies. The boys filming their completed project, and …

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SR Timber assures merchants over roofing batten supplies

SR Timber has issued an assurance to merchants over the supply of timber roofing batten as the housebuilding sector and wider construction industry continues to ramp up activity. The Nottinghamshire-based business is keen to emphasize that the availability and supply of its materials remains unaffected, meaning that it can respond quickly to …

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Actis wants to see more about thermal efficiency in PM’s building plans

Insulation specialist Actis has welcomed Boris Johnson’s plan to ‘build, build, build’ – but says the refurbishment options put forward must be carried out in a thermally efficient way. The PM’s announcement this week included confirmation of a £12 billion investment in building 180,000 affordable homes over the next eight …

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Brett Martin drives through new delivery fleet

Plumbing and drainage manufacturer Brett Martin has added a pair of fuel-efficient DAF trucks to its fleet. Featuring Brett Martin’s distinctive branding, the DAF LF vehicles will deliver the company’s plumbing and drainage products to merchants across UK and Ireland as well as direct delivery to sites. The 18-tonne trucks …

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BMF gets behind consumer campaign to boost construction

Builders merchants trade organisation The Builders Merchants Federation is backing new guidance launched last week to provide reassurance to homeowners to have tradespeople carry out work in and around their homes. The Work Safe. Safe Work campaign has been developed by Trustmark, the only government endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, …

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Radiator companies join force in consumer campaign

The Manufacturers Association of Radiators and Convectors   has launched a targeted consumer campaign, the ‘You are what you Heat’ campaign, to boost awareness of quality, *CE marked radiators, with homeowners and consumers. Isaac Occhipinti, Head of external affairs, MARC said: “MARC members are committed to driving change. Members are proud of their …

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Ibstock welcomes Government’s building promise

Brick maker Ibstock plc, has welcomed Boris Johnson’s  pledge of significant investment for the UK’s construction sector. With key elements of Johnson’s plan including reform of planning regulations to make it easier than ever before for homeowners to extend their homes and £100m worth of investment for UK infrastructure Joe …

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Boris bestows post-pandemic building bonanza

Amongst the bounty announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (June 30) to get the economy moving again after the Covid-19 pandemic was £1.5bn this year for hospital maintenance, building, and the improvement of A&E capacity, £780m on school and college repair and upgrades in addition to the £1bn new …

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BMF supports Road to Recovery Survey for plumbing and heating

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation is supporting Eureka! Research in its quest to understand what working life is really like for the plumbing and heating trades coming out of the Coronavirus lockdown. The research company is gathering information from as many installer businesses as possible to discover …

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