Elizabeth Jordan

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UK market for bricks, blocks and precast concrete products at highest level since 2007

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The market for bricks, blocks and precast concrete products was worth over £2.1bn in 2017 and has grown by around 10% in value terms since 2015, and by almost 50% since 2012. This is the highest value achieved since just prior to the recession in 2007, and market value is …

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Dunlop launches “Tilers Primer”

Dunlop Tilers Primer is a ready-to-use acrylic primer suitable for use on wall and floor surfaces prior to the application of ceramic, porcelain, mosaic or natural stone tiles. Before tiling with a cement-based tile adhesive, a number of backgrounds require priming for a number of reasons including reducing absorbency, preventing …

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FAKRO secures solus Taylor Wimpey roof window deal

FAKRO has reached agreement with Taylor Wimpey for a 3-year solus contract to supply its PTP-V PVC roof windows. Taylor Wimpey Divisional Head of Procurement and Group Supply Chain, Nick Dyke, commented; “After a full market review and trialling, we are very excited to be working alongside FAKRO as the leading …

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Under-floor Heating forecast to grow by 7% in 2018

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In 2017, the market grew by 6%, with similar growth forecast for 2018. The under-floor heating (UFH) market has performed well, driven by good levels of commercial and domestic construction and RMI, and now accounts for almost 7% of the total UK heating systems sector. More recent growth can also …

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Graham reveal new Reward Scheme

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Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has made changes to its successful loyalty scheme, The Plumbers’ Club, making it easier for members to qualify for – and redeem – rewards.  Focused on offering ‘quick wins’, rewards will no longer be reliant on meeting a sales target. Instead promotional periods are divided into quarterly …

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New PerryShield fire door ironmongery combines fire safety and cost compliance

As legislation continues to tighten in the wake of recent fire catastrophes, A Perry & Co is launching its new CE Marked and CERTIFIRE Approved PerryShield range of fire door ironmongery. The complete, integrated, fire rated range of door hinges, locks and latches, and intumescent protection kits has been designed …

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Builders’ Merchant Company LTD expand into South Yorkshire

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BMCo Ltd continue on their expansion plan, opening Branch three in Rotherham. The new Rotherham Branch, located on Barbot. Ind Estate, Rotherham, is headed by recent new recruit Dean Crossland. Crossland will be supported by BMCo’s Regional Sales Manager, Ali Thomson and Regional Operations Manager, Steve Quigley. Duncan Thomson, Managing …

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Timloc Building Products has taken possession of new HQ

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Leading East Yorkshire manufacturer Timloc Building Products has taken possession of its new, custom-built headquarters at Ozone Business Park in Howden. The company, which is part of The Alumasc Group PLC, joins national operators Warburtons, TNT, Image Data Group and DPD on the park, which is being brought forward by …

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Grenfell Tower cladding standards slip flagged in 2014

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Fire tests from as early as 2014, showed cladding used on Grenfell Tower failed to meet the safety standards, a BBC investigation has found. The cladding used on Grenfell was Reynobond PE, aluminium panels containing a plastic filling, that were popular in cost-conscious council refurbishment schemes. While zinc cladding was …

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Toolbank driver retires after 39 years and almost 2million miles

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Mike Peace, who was based at Toolbank’s Cleckheaton branch and clocked up a huge number of miles delivering to customers throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire, retired last month. Mike joined Toolbank on August 14 in 1978 as a driver and has remained committed to this role at the company for more …

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