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Ex-Arsenal player heads up BMF Conference Mental Health Workshop

Tony Adams, the former Arsenal and England captain, will be the guest speaker at the Mental Health Workshop taking place at the BMF All Industry Conference 2021 in November. Adams’ 22-year footballing career saw him achieve huge successes but also battle with addiction. This inspired him to become an advocate …

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Setcrete joins the IBC Buying Group

Setcrete, the manufacturer of high-performance floor preparation products and levelling compounds,  has become a supplier member of the IBC Buying Group. IBC Buying Group’s 200+ merchant members can now purchase the entire Setcrete range at the specially-negotiated IBC buying terms, including best-selling levelling compounds Setcrete Exterior for outdoor areas such …

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Recycled brick gets commercial funding

A brick, made of recycled construction waste, the K-Briq, will go into production thanks to £1 million in funding by Zero Waste Scotland to its developer Kenoteq, a clean-tech spin-out from Heriot-Watt University. The multi award-winning K-Briq™ is made from over 90% recycled demolition and construction waste materials. It produces a tenth of the CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick …

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NFRC suspends BLM British Lead

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors has formally suspended HJ Enthoven Limited (trading as BLM British Lead) as a Supplier Member for one year, for breaching the competition clause of the NFRC’s Code of Practice. This follows the decision of the Competition and Markets Authority to fine BLM British Lead …

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March construction figures race ahead

UK Construction work in March 2021 was 5.8% ahead of February, particularly in terms of new work and repair & maintenance, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics. Construction output in March 1 was £14,251m – the highest since September 2019 (14,381m). March 2021 also …

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Zoe Elms from builders merchant Covers OTBS is planning to walk 50 kilometres for charity in memory of her partner. The sales representative at the Bexleyheath depot, will be tackling the Thames Path Challenge on Saturday 11th September to help raise funds for Heart of Kent Hospice, which cared for her partner, Craig Petchy, …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARDS 2021: deadline extended!!

The BMJ Industry Awards 2021, the industry’s only awards event that is decided by merchants and suppliers, has extended the deadline for entries. The closing date for nominations is now May 28 2021     The past year has thrown so many obstacles and difficulties in the way of merchants …

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Brexit ruling makes UK radiators illegal from next year

A recent ruling on changes to CE marking regulations, following the UK’s exit from the European Union, could mean most radiators sold in the UK would be illegal from 2022. The decision not to allow transfer of current CE Mark test certificates, will leave the majority of radiators on sale …

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Triton teams up with Heart of England Forest

Shower manufacturer Triton Showers has set up a  ‘Woodland Wonder’ partnership with environmental charity The Heart of England Forest. The Midlands-based charity is dedicated to creating and conserving a 30,000-acre forest, aiming to plant 13 million native broadleaf trees. as part of a wider mission to reverse centuries of woodland decline. …

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Norbord becomes West Fraser

Norbord Europe Ltd, the engineered wood panel manufacturer, has become part of the Canada-based West Fraser organisation. Norbord’s well-known brand names – SterlingOSB Zero, CaberFloor and CaberWood MDF will remain as part of the West Fraser organisation, and operations will continue as usual at the three UK plants in Cowie and Inverness, Scotland; and …

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