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Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Gove slams CPA for post-Grenfell delays

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The Minister for Levelling Up, Michael Gove MP, has issued a strongly-worded letter to the Construction Products Association, accusing it of  ‘coming up with excuses to do nothing slowly’, in the after-math of the Grenfell Tower fire and the ongoing Grenfell Inquiry. The Department for Levelling-up revealed that 35 house …

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Snickers’ new LITEWork working clothes

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Snickers Workwear’s LITEWork working clothes combine comfort and protection for working in spring and summer on site. Its fabric technology is quick-drying and functional, and provides UPF 40+sun protection. The range includes trousers, shirts, shorts, and jackets and a high-vis range with new styles and stretch features, plus trousers that …

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IDS adds two to Proplas Tile range

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The Proplas Tile range of decorative PVC wall panelling has added two new Metro Tile designs. Light Grey Metro Tile and Dark Grey Metro Tile join the popular White Metro option already available, giving customers a wider design choice. The panels are designed to deliver the look and feel of …

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IBMG electifies Romford

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The electrical division of south-east merchant group IBMG has opened a new Grant & Stone electrical wholesaler on Hainault Rd, Romford, Essex. The branch is a specialist containment branch, providing customers with a wide selection of tray and trunking, and solutions to all their containment needs, offering a broad range …

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BMF Conference to look at MMC opportunities and threats

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Are Modern Methods of Construction a threat to builders merchants’ business, or do they present untapped opportunities? That’s a question that the Builders Merchants Federation’s Annual Members Conference in September will take a closer look at answering. MMC is high on the Government’s agenda to fast-tracking energy efficient new homes, …

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Sika completes redevelopment of Wishaw plant

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Sika UK has finished a large-scale redevelopment of its Wishaw plant near Glasgow,  which makes a range of mortar and render product lines. As a result, the Wishaw site is projected to allow the production of up to 35,000 tonnes of mortars and 12,000 tonnes of Sika’s single coat render, …

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Covers shows off to Tunbridge Wells MP

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Covers Timber & Builders Merchants welcomed Greg Clark, the Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells, to its depot on Friday 25th March. Clark was given a tour of the depot by store manager Max Dempster who explained its operations and products as well as how the business gets involved with community projects and …

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Marshalls tops off with Marley acquisition

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Concrete and stone products manufacturer Marshalls is buying roof systems specialist Marley for £535m. The deal was confirmed in a stock exchange announcement on Tuesday afternoon (April 5) Marley will continue to be lead by its existing management team and will operate initially as a standalone division within the Marshalls …

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War, what is it good for?

The horror, the horror There are some things, some sights that etch themselves into your very soul and from which, having witnessed them you may never quite be the same again. The images coming out of Bucha, of Ukrainian civilians slaughtered with their hands tied behind their backs, of a …

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Bradfords launch Dé-R8 range

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Always ahead of the curve, south-west Builder’s Merchant Bradfords Building Supplies are today launching a new product range, available immediately. CEO of Bradfords Building Supplies, David Young, said of the launch: “As the merchants trusted by trades since 1770, we’ve spent our 250+ years constantly innovating to help those in the …

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