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Etex set to double production capacity with new factory

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Etex is set to double the plasterboard production capacity of its Ferrybridge plant upon the opening of its new factory in 2023. Work is well underway for the new 57,000m2 Siniat facility, which comes at a time when plasterboard and timber shortages continue to put pressure on the supply chain. …

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Selco launches competition for Grassroots rugby league clubs

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Selco Builders Warehouse, has launched a competition for Grassroots rugby league clubs to celebrate the Rugby League World Cup taking place this autumn. Amongst the prizes will be the chance for a team at the winning club to receive a training session from players from a competing nation and six …

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Fortune favours Aqualisa

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British shower manufacturer Aqualisa has been acquired by Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc from mid-market private equity firm LDC. Founded in 1977, Aqualisa invented the world’s first digital shower and is known for its commitment to innovation and new product development, particularly in the smart bathroom category. Mat Norris, …

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Export Minister visits Roman

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Roman has welcomed Andrew Griffith, the new Minister for Exports to its headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The visit involved a tour of Roman’s 400,000 sq. ft manufacturing facilities, including Roman’s three factories, showroom and testing facilities. All Roman’s manufacturing takes place at their headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County …

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MKM tackles carbon emissions with Solar PV trials

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MKM is taking another step forward in its commitment to tackling carbon emissions after trialling solar PV technology at both its Leeds and Newark branches. Rachel Constable, head of ESG for MKM, said: “As a business, it’s very important that we are ‘doing the right thing’.  For us, this includes …

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Brett Martin reduces carbon footprint with Marlon BioPlus

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Brett Martin is set to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings around the world with a new Polycarbonate glazing product largely based on bio-circular attributed material such as used cooking oil, produced in a ISCC Plus certified mass balanced approach. Called Marlon BioPlus, the new sheet offers a major carbon …

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Travis Perkins sales rise for half-year

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Builders merchant group Travis Perkins has this morning (August 2) reported a good first half performance which saw sales rise 10.3% to £2.53bn, driven by operational and strategic delivery. The merchanting division, with a rise in revenue of 13.3% to £2.15bn, and adjusted operating profit growth of 9.0% , was …

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BMJ INDUSTRY AWARD 2022: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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The Final Shortlist for entries to the BMJ Industry Awards 2022 has been revealed. The ultimate winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Lunch on September 9 at the Connaught Rooms in London. The only industry awards event that is decided by a public vote amongst the industry, the …

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BMF backs Edinburgh’s first Green Home Festival

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The BMF has thrown its support behind the Green Home Festival, a new five-day event designed to provide practical advice and assistance to help Scotland become a net zero economy, that will take place from August 8-12 as part of the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Green Home Festival has …

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Builders merchants raise £30k for Teenage Cancer Trust

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Teams from Chandlers Building Supplies, Parker Building Supplies and Fairalls Builders Merchants have joined forces to raise an incredible £30,000 for charity in just two days. The builders merchants, part of the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG), dedicated a huge charity golf day and gruelling cycle challenge to raise the …

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