Jewson’s dragon boat race raises funds for its charity partners

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Jewson has held its second dragon boat race tournament, and has raised vital funds for its two official charity partners, Band of Builders and Whiteleys Retreat. A total of 220 people – made up of Jewson colleagues and team members from 25 of its suppliers – were split across 15 …

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MKM to open 122 and 123rd branches next week

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MKM Building Supplies will open its 122nd branch in London Colney on October 2. Situated at Unit 3, Riverside Industrial Estate, London Colney Bypass, the branch has created 20 jobs for the area. Sitting on a 1.3-acre plot, with a 30,000 sq. ft warehouse allowing timber to be dry stored …

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Travis Perkins partners with security firm BauWatch

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Travis Perkins has announced it has partnered with security firm, BauWatch, to offer construction firms a means of protecting their sites from theft. BauWatch’s range of deter and detect CCTV solutions will be available to hire from Travis Perkins, as part of a unique partnership for the builders’ merchants – …

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Team Elliotts to Cycle from Belgium to France for Rainbow Trust 

1. Team Elliotts in training for the Vosges challenge in Ringwood

A team of 12 from Elliotts Builders Merchant is gearing up to ride over 550 miles from Belgium to France this weekend to raise money for Rainbow Trust. Starting September 28, Team Elliotts will cycle the gruelling ride from Ostend, Belgium to Vosges, France over 3 days – the finish …

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BMF Awards Dinner 027

Lauren Penny, operations and marketing manager at Chandler Materials Supplies was crowned BMF Young Achiever of the Year 2023 at the BMF Annual Members Day Conference and Awards. The event, held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on September 21st, also saw a number of other awards presented in a …

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Neoperl Group develops “Water and Energy Saving Calculator”


The Neoperl Group has developed a “Water & Energy Saving Calculator” to help us consumers understand their household usage and the savings that can be made. Its new calculator can be used to clarify the individual saving potential of each household and it can help people use less electricity, oil …

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Tarmac celebrates 120-year anniversary

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Tarmac is celebrating its 120th year anniversary since it was founded in 1903 by Edgar Hooley, the Nottinghamshire surveyor who perfected how to make roads “stick”. Originally founded as the Tarmacadam Patent Syndicate Limited in 1903, Tarmac quickly became synonymous with roads and supported the national effort in both the …

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PHMI reveals positive year-on-year for plumbing and heating

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The Plumbing and Heating Merchant Index report indicates sales for July 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were up +8.5% on July last year, prices increased +4.9%, as did volumes (+3.4%). It also showed that Month-on-month, value sales in July were -3.9% lower than June. Volume sales decreased by …

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BMBI July report shows Builders Merchant value sales up 8.5%

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index report shows builders’ merchants’ value sales were down -0.4% in July compared to the same month in 2022, with volume falling -7.9% and prices up +8.1% – the last three months, May to July, value sales were +8.5% higher than in February to April …

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Wrekin’s report links failing ironwork to potholes

New pothole report has been published by specialist civil engineering products provider Wrekin

A new report has been published by specialist civil engineering products provider Wrekin, to highlight the relationship between failing ironwork and the UK’s extensive pothole problem. The report titled “Potholes – More Than a Surface Issue: Helping Local Authorities Find Solutions to the UK’s Pothole Problem”,  explores how gully grates, …

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