Elizabeth Jordan

I'm the Assistant Editor on BMJ. If you have any product or people information, or some news you'd like to share, please feel free to email me.

Ibstock brick apprentice wins regional award

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A talented apprentice from Ibstock Brick has won a prestigious regional award. Zac Payne – who is based at Ibstock Brick’s Chailey Factory, near Lewes – was a finalist for the Make UK Manufacturing Awards in the Engineering Apprentice of the Year (Final Year) for the Southern Region. And on …

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Polypipe sponsors Doncaster Knight


Polypipe Building Products, manufacturer of plastic piping systems for the residential market, is reaffirming its support of community sport by sponsoring Doncaster Knights. Polypipe has been a supporting sponsor of Doncaster Knights for many years and will be continuing its partnership with the club for the 2019-2020 season. Polypipe has …

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BMBI says merchants’ sales fall as Brexit deadline nears

The latest overview of the Builders Merchant Building Index shows that after a strong start to the year, growing uncertainty around Brexit led to a marked slowdown in merchants’ sales in Q2. As the deadline looms closer it’s clear that the uncertainty continues to impact negatively on merchants’ sales. Year-on-Year …

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BSS joins the BMF


The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) have welcomed their newest merchant member – BSS – the UK’s largest, distributor of pipeline and heating solutions. With a rich history that began over 110 years ago, BSS (part of the Travis Perkins Group) are a nationwide business with over 60 branches across the …

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Ibstock’s new Product Selector streamlines brick sourcing


Ibstock Brick has launched an innovative new Product Selector designed to help architects, specifiers, merchants and builders identify the perfect brick for their project. Oliver Lockwood, Head of Marketing, Clay Division, commented, “We designed our new Product Selector to make life easier for our customers. Choosing the right brick can …

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NYEs announce “Proud to be local” charity shortlist

Three charities are hoping to be the recipients of £500 after being shortlisted in the latest round of NYEs Building Supplies campaign ‘Proud to be Local’. The builders’ merchant, which is based in Kingsfold, has announced the latest finalists to make it onto the shortlist in this round and is …

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Grafton Group publish third quarter update

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Following the successful completion of the sale of Plumbase and its Belgian operations, and against the backdrop of recent market trends, Grafton Group plc, the international builders merchanting and DIY Group, issued this trading update for the third quarter of 2019.  This update brings forward a planned update scheduled for …

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Veterans inspire merchant’s fund raising campaign

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A campaign to support Help for Heroes has been launched by builders merchant, Chandlers Building Supplies. The builder’s supplier, that boasts a number of ex–forces personnel working throughout its business, will donate a percentage of sales from its ‘Help for Heroes’ thermal gloves to the charity during November and December. …

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Bond It’s Monstrously good tape

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Bond It, one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of sealants, adhesives, waterproofing products and other building chemicals, has made yet another new addition to its growing portfolio. Complimenting the already established Tigris Tapes Range, they are now offering  Monster Tape, a high strength waterproof duct tape. Rubber based, easy …

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Frank Key delivers with Midlands’ first five star safety lorry

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The £125,000 L-series vehicle is designed to improve the safety of road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Innovations include a ‘city safe’ window in the passenger door, increasing visibility for the driver and helping to reduce road risk in busy cities. The vehicle qualifies for the highest star rating …

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