Chandlers Building Supplies helps homeless charity

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A charity open day at the Brighton branch of independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies raked in £500 for a local homeless charity, Off The Fence. The event celebrated the newly extended branch and attracted the support of local councillor, Robert Nemeth, and neighbour Fat Boy Slim (Norman Cook). Big …

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Construction orders bounce back

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The construction sector rallied in June as output rose to its highest level since September – a marked improvement to the situation at the beginning of the year. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI® ) posted 53.1 in June, up from 52.5 in May and …

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Travis Perkins teams up with Barclaycard over construction cash flow crisis concerns

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Builders merchant group Travis Perkins has launched a commercial payment card in collaboration with its sister business Toolstation and Barclaycard to address some of the cash flow issues among small construction businesses. The new line of commercial cards targets small businesses in the construction sector with an extended interest-free period, …

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Fabricating A Future

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RCM announced the latest addition to their already successful operations – a new Sigma SCM Impact 90 Beam saw and a new Palamatic mechanical lifting device, both installed at RCM’s main fabrication unit.  Continuous investment has seen RCM grow their capabilities and their reputation as a reliable supplier resulting in …

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BMF flies in for Croatian Conference

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Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation is to hold its next conference in the World Heritage City of Dubrovnik. Next year’s  conference will be at the  5* Sun Garden’s Resort from 13 to 16 June 2019, and will be hosted by TV presenter Gethin Jones. BMF CEO John …

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Jewson cooks up investment in York

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Builders’ merchant Jewson has invested more than £100k in a new kitchen and bathroom showroom at its York branch. The refurbishment will allow customers to explore the latest kitchen and bathroom designs, as well as chat to the Jewson in branch design experts. Branch manager Matt Freer said: “Our customers …

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BSW announces €40m investment plans for Slovenian sawmill

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BSW Timber has announced its latest investment of €40m in Slovenia, constructing a new sawmill, CHP plant and pellet manufacturing facility. Representatives from BSW, including CEO Tony Hackney, visited Slovenia on Tuesday 22nd May to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the ambitious development plans, together with the Government of …

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Merchant Overview- Q1 2018

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Sitting in the spring sunshine we have all but forgotten the cold arctic blasts that swept the country in the first three months of the year.  They certainly had an impact on construction and I think most will agree that 2018 got off to a slow start.   The Office …

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BMF auctions prizes for VADO rally

  This year’s VADO charity rally will include a team from the Builders Merchants Federation. The aim is to raise enough funds – £15,000 – to buy a sunshine coach for Variety, the children’s charity. The event takes place from June 7 to 10 and involves drivers from builder’s merchants …

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