Catrin Jones

Assistant Editor

BMF welcomes Government support package

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed the Government’s plans to protect wages, announced last Friday by Government. According to the national trade body, the move from chancellor Rishi Sunak could ensure the UK’s vital building materials supply chain – which represents a large proportion of the national economy – …

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New addition to Ronseal Trade’s 10 year woodstain range

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Ronseal Trade has added Ebony to its best-selling 10 Year Woodstain range. With the same water-based formula that provides the range with its 10-year colour and protection guarantee, users are now offered an even greater selection of colour options for all exterior smooth planed timber. As with all Ronseal Trade’s …

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Bradfords launches campaign to help ‘get Spring done’

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Bradfords Building Supplies, the oldest builders’ merchant in the UK and number one builders’ merchant in the South West has today launched its Spring Campaign, which this year has the slogan ‘Get Spring Done’. As Bradford’s celebrates its 250th anniversary, it’s made a substantial marketing investment to kick off its …

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Baby loss charity receives £1,000 donation from NYEs Building Supplies

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A baby loss charity has received £1,000 funding after winning a local community fund campaign run by the Kingsfold based builders’ merchant NYEs Building Supplies. Upon Butterfly Wings provides tiny clothing and knitted cribs to dress babies from as small as 12 weeks gestation. Gowns are handmade from preloved wedding …

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Lakes’ wins highly commended WCoBM environment award

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Lakes, a carbon-neutral company and a leading manufacturer of showering spaces, has won a Highly Commended ‘Caring for the Environment’ award at the annual Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) City & Awards. Presented to sales and marketing director Mike Tattam by WCoBM’s Master Fiona Woolf DBE DL at the …

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Border has announced its latest CounterAct Software upgrade

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Border Merchant Systems is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of software dedicated to timber, roofing, plumbing, ironmongers and builder merchants. Border has announced the release of the very latest developments to its powerful integrated CounterAct Software. CounterAct is one of the most user-friendly software systems available in the market …

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Russell Roof Tiles recognised in 2020 Parliamentary Review

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Russell Roof Tiles has been recognised as a leading manufacturer in the UK, after being handpicked to appear in the 2020 Parliamentary Review. The Parliamentary Review is a prestigious independent publication, featuring insight commentary from Government officials, ministers and sector leaders for more than 20 years. Each annual issue showcases …

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JCB stops production as global demand for machines reduces


JCB is today stopping production at all of its UK manufacturing plants as disruption resulting from the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic causes an unprecedented reduction in global demand. The company is halting production for the rest of this week and the whole of next week at its nine manufacturing plants in …

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BMF prioritises member support with appeal to Government over COVID-19

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has advised the Government on the likely impact of coronavirus on the building materials supply chain and warned of the devastating impact if the pandemic shuts down the construction sector. The BMF will continue to express the concerns of the sector over the coming weeks …

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Huws Gray acquires AC Roof Trusses Ltd

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Acquisitive independent builders merchant Huws Gray has bought Mid Wales based AC Roof Trusses Ltd. Established in 1982, AC Trusses specialises in the design, production and supply of structural timber components.  The company employs 30 people at its 1.4-acre site in Welshpool, which includes two factories, offering 17,000sq ft production …

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