Covers becomes a Chichester Pride sponsor

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The Chichester depot of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has become an official sponsor of this year’s Chichester Pride 2023 day of celebration. As a business that has been operating in the area for over 175 years, Covers is proud to be a Chichester Pride 2023 sponsor and show its …

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ETIM UK returns to DCW with Dame Judith Hackitt

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ETIM UK Ltd, a joint venture between the Builders Merchants Federation and the Electrical Distributors’ Association, was back at Digital Construction Week 2023 recently drawing a large audience to the Main Stage for a panel discussion chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt on the topic of ‘Why standardised product data and …

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ARMD agrees anti-tool theft partnership with IBMG

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ARMD and the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) have entered a partnership that looks to protect more tradespeople from the effects of tool theft. The partnership will bring ARMD’s all-in-one smart van alarm, tracker and insurance package to IBMG’s builder customers, offering a solution that proactively prevents theft in the …

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MKM expands kitchen finance offering


MKM is continuing to rapidly expand its kitchen and bathroom finance offering, with 20 of its branches across the UK now offering flexible packages for its customers. The UK’s largest independent builder’s merchant has recently launched the scheme at MKM Home in Hull, it’s state-of-the-art retail showroom in the city, …

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Good availability of building materials, 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 the first time since this …

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Jewson launches electric vehicle charging products


National builders’ merchant Jewson has launched a new product range of electric vehicle charging points online and in-store, as tradespeople report a rise in the number of homeowners requesting eco-friendly home improvements. The new evec electric vehicle charging points and pedestal chargers are part of Jewson’s Making Better Homes range …

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Construction mental health garden seeks sponsors

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Two garden designers are appealing for help from merchants in a bid to complete a garden to be unveiled at this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park – which seeks to raise awareness of the mental health crisis in the construction industry. The Constructing Minds garden is set to …

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Selco commits to offsetting tree scheme

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Selco Builders Warehouse has launched the third phase of its ambitious tree planting project, planting 45,000 trees at Wooplaw Farm in Jedburgh on the Scottish Borders to create its latest ‘Selco Forest’. Over the last two years, Selco has planted more than 300,000 trees including on a second site in …

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Cleveland Timber joins h&b Development Group


Cleveland Timber, based in Middlesborough has become the latest member of rhe h&b buying group’s Development Group. Cleveland Timber is a single-branch timber specialist, established in 1976, and still owned and run by the Love family. The firm delivers timber products across the north east servicing the fencing, landscaping and …

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Toolstation continues support for Macmillan Cancer Support

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16 colleagues from Toolstation’s Support Centre are walking a total of 992 miles with their furry friends throughout the month of May to help raise money for its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. The sixteen participants have a target of 62 miles per person to complete the dog walk challenge …

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