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Kestrel joins the BMF

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UPVC fascia, cladding and roofline manufacturer Kestrel has joined the Builder’s Merchant Federation (BMF). The move follows a period of growth for BMF, which now has 850 merchant and supplier companies. Together, they have combined sales of over £44bn and employ over 225,000 people in the building materials industry. Owen …

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Covers aims to raise £30,000 for local hospices

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Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is aiming to raise £30,000 for hospices across the south of England during the company’s annual Help for Hospices week. Between September 12-16, Covers’ 14 depots will be fundraising for 11 hospices that provide vital care and support to people in the communities where they …

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Selco accelerates sustainable fleet push

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As part of its commitment to operate more sustainable transport solutions, Selco Builders Warehouse has been adding cleaner fuel options to its fleet over the last 12 months. The latest development has seen Selco add an electric dropside vehicle, supplied by Guest Truck & Van, to the fleet operating from …

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SuperFOIL Insulation goes carbon positive

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SuperFOIL Insulation’s range of products has gone greener with more recycled materials, less waste, and the company has gone carbon positive. Through switching to UK-based suppliers with a commitment to using more recycled content, the company’s products are now made with 45% recycled material on average. Meanwhile, the company has …

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Beesley & Fildes invests £1.2 million in timber mill upgrade

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Beesley & Fildes has invested £1.2 million in its timber milling facility in Widnes in response to increase demand for both timber stock items across the company’s branch network, as well as bespoke orders. The timber mill, acquired by Beesley & Fildes in 2004, produces the skirting, architraves, flooring, planed …

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Leyland SDM launches in-house training academy

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Leyland SDM has launched an in-house training academy for its new colleagues and existing team members. Leyland SDM has launched the fully equipped training facility in Acton, one of its central London stores. New recruits will spend five days at the academy before taking to the shopfloor, where they will …

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Huws Gray chooses Freefoam

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Huws Gray has chosen Freefoam as a supplier considering the company’s route to market as best-suited to its model. Kris Jones, category manager for flat roofing, building products and external cladding at Huws Gray, said: “Freefoam offer the complete package in terms of what we need for a roofline partner. …

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Selco supports staff at Croydon Fire Station

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Selco Builders Warehouse’s South Croydon branch has donated more than £750 worth of building materials for a well-being garden at Croydon Fire Station. The new-look garden will include benches, plants and eating areas to support the mental health of staff who deal with traumatic incidents. Research by Mind found that …

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Kent Blaxill opens new decorating centre in Sevenoaks

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Kent Blaxill’s new decorating centre in Sevenoaks is now officially open with Cllr Avril Hunter cutting the ribbon on August 22. James Park, managing director, said: “We’ve been searching for a suitable location for some time and the Vestry Road area offers all we wanted for our customers including good …

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Shortlist announced for BMF Young Achiever Awards

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has announced the shortlist for its 2022 Young Achiever Awards, for those under 35 working in either a merchant or supplier business. In drawing up the shortlist, the judges were looking for talented individuals who have both excelled in their role, and have made a …

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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.