Ride for Youth makes it to John O’Groats

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It took 10 days, and a massive amount of effort, energy, sweat, and possibly tears, but the  #RideForYouth   team made it the 1,004 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Congratulations to the entire team for smashing such an incredible challenge, and all in aid of two wonderful #youth charities – Unitas, Barnet …

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Theft at Jewson yard

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A break-in at a branch of builders merchnt jewson in Inverness is being investigated by police. Building materials including composite decking, wooden fence posts and roofing materials were stolen from the yard on Stadium Road, Inverness.  The branch was into broken between 7pm on Saturday May 27th and 9am on …

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Van Watch welcomes new law to help prevent tool theft

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A new law in England and Wales, which will see the widespread deployment of technology aimed at making it harder for thieves to sell stolen tools and equipment, has been welcomed by VanWatch, a cross-industry, not-for-profit organisation which campaigns against tool crime. The Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill has passed through …

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Covers Chichester team completes 5k charity walk

Covers Chichester staff walk 5k for charity

A team from Covers Timber & Builders Merchants’ Chichester depot completed a 5k charity walk through Itchenor on Tuesday 2nd May in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. The route took the walkers through bluebell woodland and along a coastal path overlooking Chichester Harbour. Covers has been a long-time supporter of …

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MKM enlists family support for safety campaign

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Builders merchant MKM has reached out to the younger generation for inspiration as part of a national health and safety campaign.          The builder’s merchants ‘Go Home Safe’ campaign called upon the artistic talents of the MKM team’s families, encouraging them to create a poster design that promotes best practice …

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Russell Roof Tiles invests £18.5m in Burton site

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Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has announced £18.5m investment in expansion, doubling output at its Burton site. The expansion will help Russell Roof Tiles meet increasing demand for its products to meet the UK’s housing needs of 300k new homes every year. The project is a multi-national co-ordination of supply partners …

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Robert Price now stocking Setcrete

Setcrete levelling compounds now stocked in Robert Price merchants

Robert Price Builders’ Merchants is now stocking Setcrete high-performance floor levelling compounds and associated products across its 28-strong branch network, serving South Wales and Herefordshire. The Setcrete range will be permanently stocked in 20 of the group’s general merchants, including two Tudors Building Supplies outlets in Hereford, which were acquired …

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New partner enquiries at record levels, says NBG

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National Buying Group (NBG) has reported that new Partner enquiries are at record levels as independent merchants see the value of joining a truly democratic buying group. Managing director Nick Oates, said: “Undoubtedly independent merchants are seeing the value in being able to access our buying capability which is, I believe, …

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Robert Price becomes a Net Zero Carbon Business Champion

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South Wales-based builders’ merchants, Robert Price, have become a ‘Zero Carbon Business Champion’ as part of the Construct Zero programme (also known as CO2nstruct Zero). After the UK government set out a path to Net Zero by 2050 – aka reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100% from 1990 levels – …

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Higher prices drive P&H sales upward trend

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The value of sales through specialist plumbing and heating merchants rose in the final quarter of 2022, according to figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in its latest Plumbing and Heating Merchants Index (PHMI).  This was, however, largely driven by higher prices rather than increased volumes. Quarter 4 …

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