Ride for Youth makes it to John O’Groats

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It took 10 days, and a massive amount of effort, energy, sweat, and possibly tears, but the  #RideForYouth   team made it the 1,004 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Congratulations to the entire team for smashing such an incredible challenge, and all in aid of two wonderful #youth charities – Unitas, Barnet …

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Theft at Jewson yard

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A break-in at a branch of builders merchnt jewson in Inverness is being investigated by police. Building materials including composite decking, wooden fence posts and roofing materials were stolen from the yard on Stadium Road, Inverness.  The branch was into broken between 7pm on Saturday May 27th and 9am on …

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Van Watch welcomes new law to help prevent tool theft

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A new law in England and Wales, which will see the widespread deployment of technology aimed at making it harder for thieves to sell stolen tools and equipment, has been welcomed by VanWatch, a cross-industry, not-for-profit organisation which campaigns against tool crime. The Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill has passed through …

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MKM enlists family support for safety campaign

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Builders merchant MKM has reached out to the younger generation for inspiration as part of a national health and safety campaign.          The builder’s merchants ‘Go Home Safe’ campaign called upon the artistic talents of the MKM team’s families, encouraging them to create a poster design that promotes best practice …

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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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British Gypsum march makes charity money

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British Gypsum colleagues took part in CRASH’s BIG March event this year, to raise funds for some of the most vulnerable people in society. Together with colleagues throughout Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions, staff took regular walks to help the construction industry charity build vital spaces for those facing homelessness or receiving …

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Travis Perkins builds Castle up to be BSS md


Travis Perkins Group, has announced the appointment of Dave Castle as the new managing director of its specialist pipeline and heating solutions business, BSS, and as a member of the Group Leadership team. The appointment is effective from May 1st 2023. Currently regional managing director for South West and Wales …

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ERA introduces new sustainable packaging

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ERA has introduced cardboard packaging that is fully recyclable from 1st April 2023. The newly designed cardboard packaging features euro hooks that enable merchants to stock its hardware within retail displays in the same way as its previous plastic clamshell and bag packaging. Every aspect of the recyclable packaging is …

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UFEMAT focuses on sustainability at Dublin Conference

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Sustainability and the reduction of packaging waste was high on the agenda of UFEMAT’s 63rd European Building Materials Conference, attended by over 100 builders’ merchants, building materials manufacturers delegates representing from 12 different countries. This year’s Conference took the theme “A Vision for Success” and John Newcomb, the current UFEMAT …

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