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Actis welcomes £1 bn home insulation scheme

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A nationwide insulation funding scheme aimed at middle income householders living in energy inefficient properties has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The £1 billion ECO+ scheme, which launches in the spring and will run for up to three years, builds on the existing ECO (Energy Company Obligation) schemes, which …

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Jewson launches guide to building regulations

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Jewson has launched a handy reference guide to help the trade navigate recent changes to building regulations. The changes apply to most new builds, renovations and extensions, including domestic, commercial and industrial projects, and impact the day-to-day work of tradespeople. Everyone from builders and roofers, to plumbers and electricians need …

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Wolseley Infrastructure invests in new Chesterfield site

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Following a multi-million pound investment, Wolseley Infrastructure announces plans for its Fusion Utilities brand to open a new 160,000-square foot facility in Bolsover, near Chesterfield, just off the M1. The new Wolseley Infrastructure site will house a wide variety of best-in-class Utilities products which will allow the brand to provide …

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Government to fund £1bn home insulation scheme

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The Government is to spend up to £1bn on another scheme to improve the insulation and energy performance of UK homes. This time, the scheme will run alongside a public information campaign advising people how to cut power usage, and will also target some middle-income homes, and be administered via …

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Russell Roof Tiles takes strides towards net zero target

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Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has taken another major step towards its goal of achieving net zero by 2040 after investing £3m this year. The company has outlined its net zero strategy for reducing its carbon footprint across its Burton and Lochmaben sites. To date, the manufacturer has concentrated on measuring …

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MKM unveils Gloucester branch

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Ex ski-jumper and Olympian Eddie lead the official opening of MKM’s new branch in Gloucester, located just around the corner from the dry ski slope where he learnt his legendary skills. Customers in branch were thrilled for the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the local legend, as Eddie …

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BMF announces risk specialist for All Industry Conference

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Professor Kevin Fong, the latest speaker announced for the BMF All Industry Conference 2023, specialises in risk, decision-making and innovation. Fong is a Consultant in Anaesthesia at London’s University College Hospital (UCL) and part of their Emergency Response and Major Incident Planning Team.  He was seconded to NHS England as …

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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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