Knauf Insulation to invest in Glass Mineral Wool plants

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Knauf Insulation is set to invest in its two UK Glass Mineral Wool plants. In St Helens, Knauf Insulation will invest over £40m to increase the plant’s total capacity by c30,000 tonnes per annum from late 2023/early 2024 and to acquire the large adjacent Pilkington Architectural site from NSG Group. …

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BMJ Industry Awards 2022 Landscape

You have until  NEXT WEEK  (May 1st) to get your nominations and entries in for the 2022 BMJ Industry Awards.   Click HERE to nominate your favourite merchants, supplier brands, trainees, showrooms and industry people. The awards celebrate the very best brands, merchants and people at the heart of the builders’ merchants …

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Sector collaboration needed to tackle Plastic Packaging Tax, says NBG

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The builders’ merchants sector needs close collaboration with product manufacturers and Suppliers if it is to mitigate the impact of a looming increase in plastic packaging tax, according to National Buying Group (NBG). The advice comes after an analysis with NBG Partner, Kellaway Building Supplies, revealed a potential 2,400% increase …

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City Plumbing reports increase in solar PV sales

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City Plumbing’s specialist renewables business, Energy Efficiency at City Plumbing, has reported an unprecedented increase in sales for solar photovoltaic (PV) products during Q1 2022 compared to the same period last year. The business believes the surge in demand is the result of a combination of factors. With the increasing …

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Selco celebrates branch opening with darts challenges

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Three of the leading names in darts will take to the oche for special challenges against fans at Selco Builders Warehouse. Selco will host rising star Ryan Searle, as well as 2008 BDO World Champion and current Sky Sports pundit Mark Webster at its Exeter branch on April 26 between …

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Wolseley buys back Irish businesses

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Plumbers merchant Wolseley UK has bought Irish heating, plumbing, tiling and bathroom businesses The Heat Merchants, and Hevac Group, and their subsidiaries. The Heat Merchants business comes with Tubs & Tiles, the largest tile and bathroom retailer in Ireland, with 12 showrooms nationwide plus established ecommerce an commercial channels. Heat …

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CPA hits back at Gove accusations

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 The Construction Products Association (CPA) has defended itself and its members against  Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove, who had accused materials manufacturers of using the scale of the cladding crisis as an “excuse to do nothing”. A statement by the association said that there was “uncertainty and …

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Southern Sheeting sleep out to support homeless charity

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Building materials supplier Southern Sheeting has raised £800 for homeless charity Crawley Open House during a Big Sleep Out earlier this month, tripling the original target of £250. A total of 10 employees, including managers, drivers, sales, administrative and yard staff slept outside in the yard at the East Grinstead …

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CMO Group plants its sustainable ambitions

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CMO Group, the online-only retailer of building materials, has embarked on an ambitious environmental campaign, raising over £22k and planting more than half of the 5,000 trees it has pledged to its local city of Plymouth. CMO has committed to planting 5,000 new trees, which is approximately two acres, over …

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Marshalls makes leadership changes

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Marshalls plc, the landscaping and concrete products manufacturer, has announced a number of significant leadership changes. which demonstrate its commitment to growth, development and innovation. Simon Bourne has taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer. Now appointed to the Marshalls plc board, Bourne has worked for the business for …

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The BMJ Industry Awards goes yellow in support of the Maddie Rose foundation.

At our awards this year we raised an amazing £4,000.