Immigration Minister visits MKM Newark

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Robert Jenrick MP visited the Newark branch of MKM, to see how the independent builders’ merchant is tackling carbon emissions and paving the way to greater sustainability, both across its network and the solutions it provides its customers. The visit to the branch, which opened 18 months ago, was arranged …

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Price driving P&H sales growth in Q3

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Figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in its latest Plumbing & Heating Merchants Index (PHMI) confirms that price is driving growth in value sales through specialist plumbing and heating merchants. Plumbing & Heating merchants value sales in Q3 2022 were +10.8% higher than in Q3 2021.  The increase …

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Product supply continues to improve, says CLC

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A statement was released by the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability Group. The group is co-chaired by John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association. The statement outlines the current accessibility and availability of products for November. Product supply continues to …

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Price drives merchant sales growth in Q3

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The BMF’s Builder Merchants Building Index (BMBI) latest report on sales of building materials in the UK reflects the undercurrent of economic uncertainty evident throughout the third quarter of the year, with almost all market growth coming from pricing. Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021 While total sales in Quarter 3 …

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RGB opens new branch in Truro

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RGB Building Supplies has opened a brand-new branch on Threemilestone Industrial Estate in Truro. The new Truro site will be supplying a wide range of building materials, landscaping goods, decorating products, and plumbing and heating supplies. The opening of the branch has brought 11 new jobs to the area. RGB …

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Travis Perkins partners with Northampton Saints

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Travis Perkins’ and Northampton Saints’ Christmas Toy Collection returns for its ninth year. Ahead of Christmas, Travis Perkins has teamed up with Northampton Saints and the Northampton Saints Foundation to share donations from the club’s supporters and Travis Perkins’ colleagues and customers to support families in need, and young people …

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Tobermore donate retaining wall to Children In Need build

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Irish paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore, has donated Secura Grand retaining wall blocks for DIY SOS: The Big Build for Children in Need. The Big Build for Children in Need saw a new home for the Getaway Girls built from the ground up in just 13 days. Getaway Girls is …

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BMF welcomes new Energy Efficiency Taskforce

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The BMF has welcomed the announcement in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement of a new Energy Efficiency Taskforce (EETF) to drive improvements in energy efficiency to reduce the UK’s energy consumption from buildings and industry, and to bring down bills for all. The BMF has been calling for a long-term National …

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Parker Building Supplies employee takes on charity boxing match

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Luke Tuffield, a branch manager from Parkers Building Supplies will take part in a men’s charity boxing show on December 3, raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Luke Tuffield said: “Cancer has touched my family more than once and the work the amazing team at Macmillan Cancer Support do …

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Travis Perkins launches new Hire Product Guide

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Travis Perkins Hire, which is part of Travis Perkins plc, has launched its latest Hire Product Guide. The guide boasts a range of over 70,000 products. The product guide also now includes a range of battery, electric plant and solar powered products that enable a reduction of ‘In Use’ carbon …

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