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Cowal buys Catherwood Construction Materials

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Scottish builders merchant Cowal Building and Plumbing Supplies has bought Catherwood Construction Materials. Cowal, an established family-run business with four branches located in key areas along the West Coast of Scotland, will retain the Catherwood name and team, including general manager Kevin Ellis, and continue to invest in the business. …

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Huws Gray buys merchant branches in Keighley and Bradford

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Independent builders’ merchants, Huws Gray has bought Bradford-based Uriah Woodhead & Son, and its sister branch, Nelsons of Keighley, as part of the merchant’s ambitious expansion plans. Uriah Woodhead & Son has been serving the local industry needs for 154 years, run by five generations of the same family. Matthew …

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Grant & Stone buys 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies

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Grant & Stone Limited, the independent builders’ merchant based in the Thames Valley, has acquired 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies Limited. Established in 2007, 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies has branches in Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead, offering a broad range of heavy and lightside building materials to individuals, contractors and …

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Huws Gray acquires AC Roof Trusses Ltd

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Acquisitive independent builders merchant Huws Gray has bought Mid Wales based AC Roof Trusses Ltd. Established in 1982, AC Trusses specialises in the design, production and supply of structural timber components.  The company employs 30 people at its 1.4-acre site in Welshpool, which includes two factories, offering 17,000sq ft production …

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Lawsons buys AVS Fencing


The Board of independent family-owned builders merchant Lawsons has announced  that Lawsons Holdings Limited acquired AVS Group Holdings Limited on the 17th February. AVS trades through its subsidiary company AVS Fencing Supplies Limited. The turnover of the combined group will be close to £125m with 565 employees and operates from …

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Arnold Laver new acquisition of Cotswold Manufacturing

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Leading timber specialist, Arnold Laver, has significantly strengthened its doorset manufacturing capabilities, following the acquisition of the assets of Cotswold Manufacturing. Arnold Laver, part of The National Timber Group, has now started the integration of its latest production facility, located in Thornaby, near Stockton-on-Tees. The business will be branded as …

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Travis Perkins offloads Primaflow F & P division


Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s largest merchanting group announced this morning (January 13th) that it has sold its plumbing and heating distribution business, Primaflow F & P, to Newbury Investments (UK) Ltd, a specialist distribution group. In December 2018, Travis Perkins announced a strategy to simplify and focus on its …

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Breedon snaps up slice of Cemex UK operations


Construction company Breedon has bought a slice of  the aggregate operations of global materials giant Cemex for £155m cash and liabilities of £23m. The sale consists of 49 ready-mix plants, 28 aggregate quarries, four depots, one cement terminal, 14 asphalt plants, and four concrete products operations, grouped across six divisions …

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Lords Group takes biggest share of APP Wholesale Ltd


Lords Group Trading Ltd has acquired the majority shareholding in APP Wholesale Ltd. APP Wholesale Ltd is a leading plumbing distribution company consisting of four divisions, plumbing & heating, retail & stores, distribution, brands & import All of APP’s management will be remaining with the company including Chairman, Allan Pierce, …

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Huws Gray buys J E Fuller as part of southern expansion


Independent builders merchants Huws Gray Group has bought J E Fuller, in Clacton, Essex, completing the next phase of its ambitious expansion plan. J E Fuller operates from a single site in Clacton that it has occupied since the 1950s. The business has been run by the Fuller family since …

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