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Bradfords puts the spotlight on energy efficiency

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Bradfords Building Supplies is hosting an event to offer advice and support to the local community on improving home energy efficiency. With rising energy prices and the need for rapid decarbonisation at the top of agendas as we move into winter, the event will provide opportunities for the local community …

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CEMEX supports Capital Hydrogen

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Global building materials supplier CEMEX has pledged its support of Capital Hydrogen, a partnership between Cadent, SGN and National Grid Gas Transmission, which plans to deliver a transition to low carbon hydrogen for gas networks in the East of England, South East and London. As part of its participation, CEMEX …

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Jewson Live returns

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Jewson Live is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on December 15. After a two-year break, visitors to the event will be treated to a jam-packed day, full of exclusive offers, speakers, competitions, product demonstrations and giveaways. Every attendee will go home with a goodie bag and will be able …

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Leyland SDM helps charity paint brighter future

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Age UK Wandsworth, based on Old York Road, was gifted paint and decorating materials from Leyland SDM’s Clapham Junction store on St John’s Hill. The donation, part of Leyland SDM’s long-standing commitment to serving the London community, will allow the charity to revamp a waiting room used by staff and …

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Encon’s Michael Beard welcomes the BMF’s call to government

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Michael Beard, merchant development director at Encon Insulation, has issued the following response to the BMF’s call to Government to support a national retrofit strategy. We welcome the BMF’s call to Government to support a national retrofit strategy, which is long overdue. Developing an effective long-term plan to save energy …

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Norbord Europe fined £2.1m for worker’s horrific death

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Wood-based panels manufacturer Norbord, part of  Canadian group West Fraser, has been fined £2.15m for health and safety failings leading to the death of an employee. Perth Sheriff Court found Norbord Europe Limited guilty of two charges under health and safety legislation for the accident on July 12 2016 at …

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PaintWell buys Kent Blaxill

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PaintWell Limited, the North West’s largest independent paint distributor and decorators merchant, has bought Kent Blaxill Group Limited (Kent Blaxill), the independent decorating, glass and builders merchant, based in Colchester. The acquisition of the 184 year old merchant means the enlarged group will have 46 branches stretching from Cumbria to …

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E&SW Knowles reveals expansion plans

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A specialist manufacturer of fire rated, acoustic and PAS 24 security doors and doorsets, is adding a second factory to boost its manufacturing capacity, ahead of its 100th anniversary next year. Birmingham-based E&SW Knowles employs 114 people and is expanding its manufacturing operation into a second building, adding 13,750 sq …

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Häfele launches new service

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Häfele UK is enhancing its bespoke timber drawers manufacturing offering with the launch of an online quotation and ordering service. Using the new system – which is accessible via My Häfele – customers can create quotations and place orders for bespoke timber drawers on demand, making the process easier and …

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HB Supplies branches out for Christmas

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HB Supplies has started selling real Christmas Trees to the general public for the first time, donating a portion of the profits to the Air Ambulance Charity. The business, which sells building, drainage and landscaping supplies from its River Sidings site in Narborough, will be sharing the festive spirit by …

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