Russell Roof Tiles takes strides towards net zero target

Daniel Hancox Business Support Manager at Russell Roof Tiles 002

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 …

Read More »

MKM unveils Gloucester branch

mkm gloucester

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 …

Read More »

BMF announces risk specialist for All Industry Conference

Kevin fong photo 002

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 …

Read More »

Immigration Minister visits MKM Newark

3 mp jenrick @ mkm

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 …

Read More »

Price driving P&H sales growth in Q3

PHMI Q3 2022 Report

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 …

Read More »

Product supply continues to improve, says CLC

clc edit

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 …

Read More »

Price drives merchant sales growth in Q3

BMBI0006 BMBI Q3 Report 003

The BMF’s Builder Merchants Building Index (BMBI) latest report on sales of building materials in the UK reflects the undercurrent of economic uncertainty evident throughout the third quarter of the year, with almost all market growth coming from pricing. Q3 2022 vs Q3 2021 While total sales in Quarter 3 …

Read More »

RGB opens new branch in Truro

RGB truro

RGB Building Supplies has opened a brand-new branch on Threemilestone Industrial Estate in Truro. The new Truro site will be supplying a wide range of building materials, landscaping goods, decorating products, and plumbing and heating supplies. The opening of the branch has brought 11 new jobs to the area. RGB …

Read More »

Travis Perkins partners with Northampton Saints

TP Toy Collection 061221 2

Travis Perkins’ and Northampton Saints’ Christmas Toy Collection returns for its ninth year. Ahead of Christmas, Travis Perkins has teamed up with Northampton Saints and the Northampton Saints Foundation to share donations from the club’s supporters and Travis Perkins’ colleagues and customers to support families in need, and young people …

Read More »

Tobermore donate retaining wall to Children In Need build

Tobermores Thomas Greening pictured with Nick Knowles and his DIY SOS Team

Irish paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore, has donated Secura Grand retaining wall blocks for DIY SOS: The Big Build for Children in Need. The Big Build for Children in Need saw a new home for the Getaway Girls built from the ground up in just 13 days. Getaway Girls is …

Read More »