Home improvement plans increase, according to reasearch

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Almost half of UK homeowners (45%) are planning home improvements within the next two years according to new research by Häfele UK. Interior decorating (29%), a new kitchen (23%) and bathroom renovations (21.4%) were the top choices for those planning home improvement works, with new flooring (21%) and new doors …

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MKM buys five John Nicholls branches

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Builders merchant MKM, has bought five sites from Midlands independent family-owned merchant John Nicholls Trading Ltd. Founded in 1965 by late chairman John Nicholls, the group has grown significantly over the years from one branch in Banbury to over 25 sites covering Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, and Dorset. MKM has bought …

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NMBS heads for City of Dreams for 2024

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The UK merchanting industry will be heading to Cyprus for its annual All Industry Conference in June 2024, it was announced on Saturday (June 17). National Merchant Buying Society, which holds its event every other year, will be holding the 2024 conference at the City of Dreams resort in Limassol. …

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Beeseley & Fildes adds new roofing showroom

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Independent builder’s merchant Beesley & Fildes, which has 11 North West branches, has opened a dedicated roofing centre at its Radcliffe branch near Manchester to serve the north west’s trade requirements. The new facility, which launched in April, is headed up by Beesley & Fildes’ roofing product manager, Steve Linacre who …

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Spectre sponsorship fuels teenage mountain bike racers

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Spectre, the advanced multi-purpose woodscrew range from Fixings specialist ForgeFix, has sponsored its own mountain bike racing team, funding equipment and expenses for two young riders. The Spectre funding covers all equipment needed, including helmets, jerseys, shorts, and goggles, to the value of approximately £900. The team have also been …

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Manningham Concrete adds new bathroom & kitchen showroom

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Independent Yorkshire builders merchant Manningham Concrete has opened a new bathroom and kitchen showroom at its Bradford depot. The showroom, at the headquarters branch in Cemetery Road, Bradford, includes a wide range of  quality kitchen and bathroom displays and products from brands such as Symphony, Neff, Bosch, Vitra and Grohe. …

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Jewson gets new look in Horsham

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National builders’ merchant Jewson opened new branch in Horsham, West Sussex, last night (June 14th) having totally refurbished its existing site. The branch is at Crawley Road, Roffey, RH12 4DP, and the refurbishment has been designed with sustainability in mind and features solar photovoltaic roof panels, air source heating, a …

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BMJ Industry Awards 2023: Voting now open

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The 2023 BMJ Industry Awards are now open for voting at Once you have cast your vote for your favourites in as many categories as you like – though only once for each category – head over to to secure your tables and tickets for the event of …

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Bradfords Building Supplies opens branch in Launceston

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Builders merchant Bradfords Building Supplies is opening a new branch in Launceston, Cornwall. The 46th in Bradfords’ growing portfolio of outlets across the South West, the Launceston opening follows the company’s new Torquay branch, opened in May. Creating 18 new jobs, the Launceston branch will include a bathroom and kitchen …

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