Tag Archives: builders merchants

Price inflation drives Q2 record merchant sales


The BMF’s Builder Merchants Building Index (BMBI) latest report on sales of building materials in the UK, once again underscores the impact of price inflation on the sector.  Overall sales revenue in Quarter 2 2022 was the highest since the BMBI started in 2015 but, just as in the first …

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Covers donates £4,500 to homeless charity

Covers branch

The Chichester depot of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has donated £4,500 to Stonepillow, helping the local charity replace flooring in its hostel. Formed in 1989, the charity supports and empowers homeless people across West Sussex by offering a complete recovery journey that focuses on improving health and wellbeing. It …

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Gardner and Scardifield celebrates centenary

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Gardner and Scardifield’s 100-Year Celebratory Community event took place in July on Lancing Beach Green, West Sussex.     Gardner and Scardifield Builders Merchants, Electrical Wholesalers and DIY Suppliers, with over 15 branches throughout Sussex, put the event on to celebrate hitting its centenary. It was founded in Lancing in …

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MKM tackles carbon emissions with Solar PV trials

Solar PV 1 MKM Newark

MKM is taking another step forward in its commitment to tackling carbon emissions after trialling solar PV technology at both its Leeds and Newark branches. Rachel Constable, head of ESG for MKM, said: “As a business, it’s very important that we are ‘doing the right thing’.  For us, this includes …

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New Part L convention makes U-value calculations clearer for users


Lack of clarity on how to carry out U-value calculations for those specifying multifoil insulation has been resolved – thanks to the introduction of a new convention brought in under revised Part L of the Building Regulations this summer. The updated BR443’s clear guidelines will also help building control officers …

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Kick It With Keylite returns to raise mental health awareness

kick it with keylite

Following the success of last year’s initiative, Kick It With Keylite returns for 2022 – bigger and better than before. This year, Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite) is challenging merchants and their customers to ‘Keep It Up’ in the name of raising money for Mates in Mind, a leading charity addressing …

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Sales up but volume down, according to May BMBI

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales were up +14.8% in May 2022 compared to the same month in 2021, driven more by rising prices (+17.8%) than volume sales (-2.5%) year-on-year. All categories sold more in May 2022 compared to the previous year, …

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BMJ Industry Awards 2022 Landscape

The BMJ Industry Awards voting portal closes at 5pm on Wednesday 20th July. The only industry awards to be voted for by the people who work in the industry, the BMJ Industry Awards is now in its 5th year. The secure online voting portal is open at www.bmjindustryawards.co.uk/vote When the …

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FMB raises over £2,000 for Ukraine humanitarian appeal


Following a fundraising drive, staff at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), have raised £2,340 in aid of emergency support for the people of Ukraine. The funds will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The FMB, the largest trade body in the UK construction sector, representing …

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Tobermore appoints three new key account managers

Key Account Managers Tobermore

With the growth of Tobermore’s merchant sales team, three of its merchant sales managers have been promoted to the role of key account manager. In their new roles, they will work to build on the network of stocking merchants across the UK and maintain relationships with existing merchant customers. Lee …

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