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Chandlers and Parkers launch charity tea-bag throwing challenge

Can you throw a tea-bag into a mug from a distance of at least one metre? That’s the challenge that Chandlers Building Supplies and Parkers Building Supplies have laid down for customers, suppliers, and other merchants, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Set to rival the Ice Bucket Challenge …

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Bradfords get their Moes on for the Bros

South West builders merchant Bradfords is supporting the Movember charity push throughout the month of November. Globally, a man dies by suicide every minute of every day. Through a focus on mental health and suicide prevention, as well as other health-harms such as prostate and testicular cancer, Movember exists to …

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Bolton Wanderers FC put Dickies latest range to the test

Global workwear brand Dickies has teamed up with Bolton Wanderers FC to test its new Advanced Waterproof Technology (AWT) range at the University of Bolton Stadium. Dickies Workwear has outfitted stadium ground staff, security, and maintenance staff with clothing and footwear from the range, which is designed to guard the …

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LG virtual conference talks up heat pumps

A Virtual Conference held by heat pump supplier LG highlighted the strange fact that heat pumps – in particular air to water heat pumps – are still lagging behind fossil fuelled heating systems across Europe. One of the reasons for this could be love affair this country in particular still …

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Merchants and manufacturers triumph at BMJ Industry Awards online event

Hundreds of builders merchants and building material manufacturers watched and took part in the BMJ Industry Awards Virtual Event on Friday afternoon to find out who had won the various category trophies. The online event was hosted by TV announcer Alan Dedicoat and introduced by BMJ Editor-in-Chef Fiona Russell Horne …

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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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Williams & Co launch social distancing video

Trade-only plumbers merchant Williams & Co, based in Fareham, Hampshire, has launched a You Tube video for its customers, letting the know about the measures that it has put in place to allow its branches to open as the Government eases the lockdown restrictions. The video tells customers that Williams …

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BMF launches video to support Covid-19

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has produced a video info-graphic outlining the key elements of the practical advice provided in their Branch Operating Guidelines during Covid-19 document published last week. Like the full document, the video provides safe operating guidelines for builders’ merchants branch operations while Covid-19 restrictions continue.  The …

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Civils & Lintels gets crafty to encourage the younger generation

Civils & Lintels gets crafty to encourage the younger generation Specialist civils merchant Civils and Lintels has launched a competition to inspire children to think about engineering and help parents trying to juggle working from home and childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. The #GetCrafty competition challenges children to build …

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Runaway train goes down the tracks at Clitheroe

A loaded cement wagon from the Hanson cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire escaped from a siding and continued to run away down the line towards Horrocksford Junction, where it connects to the main railway line. The wagon broke through the gates at the exit from the cement works, went over …

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