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Supplies affected by Pingdemic isolation calls

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Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federtion is among the consruction indusry groups warning that supply chain shortages are being exacerbated by the NHS Covid app ‘pingdemic’. The latest problems were highlighted in a statement from the  Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group. Its update warned that “labour …

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Keylite connects roof windows with smart technology

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Roof window manufacturer, Keylite Roof Windows, has launched its new range of smart roof windows, blinds* and technology, allowing homeowners to control daylight and ventilation in their home via smart devices. With the keyliteConnect® app and keyliteConnect® hub, homeowners are able to monitor and engage with their smart app-enabled Electric …

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NFRC suspends BLM British Lead

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The National Federation of Roofing Contractors has formally suspended HJ Enthoven Limited (trading as BLM British Lead) as a Supplier Member for one year, for breaching the competition clause of the NFRC’s Code of Practice. This follows the decision of the Competition and Markets Authority to fine BLM British Lead …

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National Timber Group goes live with best-in-class eCommerce

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The UK’s largest independent timber group, which has 55 sites, has gone live with an award-winning eCommerce solution within 16 weeks after signing a contract on Christmas Eve at 4pm. The site, which trades under the new unified brand, Timberworld, went live with the eCommonSense platform on Thursday April 15 …

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Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland commits to greener car fleet

To support its net-zero carbon commitment and its purpose of Making the World a Better Home, building materials supplier Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is aiming to move its entire 3,000-strong car fleet to electric & hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023. The company has taken delivery of 100 new Volkswagen …

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BMF calls up the SAS for Members Day Conference

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 Ollie Ollerton, one of the first former members of the UK Special Forces to talk about their experiences and turn them into a positive force for good, will be the headline speaker at the BMF Members’ Day Conference on 23 September 2021, which takes the theme “Reshape, Renew, Rebuild.” Ollerton, one …

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Merchant input needed for Code for Construction Product Information

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The CPA’s new proposed Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) addresses the credibility challenge facing our industry following Grenfell. Catherine Fyfe, Marketing Director at Polypipe and Deputy Chair of the CPA’s Marketing Integrity Group, explains how the Code was formed, its significance in rebuilding trust and why builders’ merchants need …

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Lords adds MAP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies to Hevey

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Hevey Building Supplies, part of Lords Group Trading Ltd, has bought MAP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies Ltd. Established in 2003, the Ilkeston, Derbyshire, based MAP specialises in heavyside and civils, covering the East Midlands and Derbyshire. Owners Martin McCaul and Philip West will be staying on for the immediate …

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