Jewson support mental health awareness in construction with its “Big Brew”

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Jewson has announced that more than 40 of its branches became hubs for mental health support earlier this month, as the builders merchant teamed up with charity Band of Builders to host The Big Brew. The event was designed to raise awareness of mental health challenges in the construction industry, …

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Bradfords Building Supplies joins PHG

Bradfords joins PHG

PHG has announced that Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd will be joining the group from January 1 2024. Bradfords Building Supplies, which is led by its CEO David Young, has also outlined its plans to continue its recent expansion of its heating, plumbing and bathroom business, both within its existing branches …

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Toolbox offers construction workers advice on how to stay warm


Toolbox has offered tradespeople and construction workers its advice on how to help them stay warm, as we enter the winter months. The insurance company has suggested companies instruct their employees to; wrap up their hands and feet, eat the right foods and to prepare the site – if you …

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Beesley & Fildes partners with easyToolHire to offer cheaper tool hire

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Beesley and Fildes has revealed that it has partnered up with easyToolhire to provide customers with access to discounted tool hire and equipment. All Beesley and Fildes customers will be able to hire tools from the company’s extensive range of equipment, it reported that discounts will start from 10% with …

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MGM Timber opens St Andrews branch

MGM Timber opens St Andrews branch as it invests in retail experience across Scotland

MGM Timber has announced it has opened a new branch in St Andrews, this is the merchant’s 15th branch in Scotland. The company explained that it opened its branch after extensive customer research, its new store has been designed to reflect the insights customers provided to offer an improved experience, …

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Construction output continues to decline at a sharp pace in October


Challenges in the UK construction sector continued through October, according to the headline S&P Global / CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index™, a seasonally adjusted index tracking changes in total industry activity. Business activity fell for the second month running, amid a lack of new work to replace completed projects. …

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Leyland SDM releases finalist for Big School Makeover competition

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Leyland SDM has selected 10 finalists from the 500 entries received in its Big School Makeover competition, the vote opens on November 6 and closes on November 26. The schools in the running must now drum up votes to be crowed champions, with one scooping £5,000 worth of product and …

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Klober reveals 27% growth of year-on-year sales

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Roofing manufacturer, Klober has revealed an 27.4% surge in year-on-year sales for its tile vent offering, which it attributes to growing awareness of the need to address roofspace ventilation. Roof tile vents provide essential air circulation in the roof space and can reduce the risk of condensation and the build-up …

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New Master installed at Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants

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Builders merchants Livery Company, the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants, has installed Alan Hawkins as Master. The installation took place on 27th October 2023 at Drapers’ Hall, one of London’s most historic Livery Halls. During his year in office, the Master will be supported by Senior Warden Stephen Boyer and Junior …

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Freefoam awarded Supply Chain Sustainability School gold status

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Freefoam Building Products Ltd has been awarded Gold status by the Supply Chain Sustainability School. SCSS Gold status recognises Freefoam’s commitment to building sustainability and ESG skills and knowledge. The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a free online platform that provides training and learning content aiming to ‘inspire and enable’ …

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