Tag Archives: builders merchants

Product sales growth eases as costs start to bite

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Construction product manufacturers reported an eighth straight quarter of sales growth in Q2, according to the Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey. Combined with another quarter of broad and accelerating cost inflation, expectations have been dampened for the year ahead, however. In Q2, 30% of heavy side manufacturers and …

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Covers Southampton sponsors local under 16s football club

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The Southampton branch of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is the new kit sponsor of Winchester City Football Club’s under 16s team for the 2022/2023 season. The builders merchant’s sponsorship will help to support the players and their coaches. Russell Vowles, manager of the Winchester City Under 16s, said: “Sponsorship …

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Travis Perkins sponsors Worksop FC at branch opening

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Travis Perkins has opened the doors to its newly relocated branch in Worksop with the help of charter mayor of Worksop Neil Sanders, commercial director of Worksop FC, Andy Parnell, manager Craig Parry and head of football operations and life president of Worksop Keith Ilett. The existing eight-strong team have …

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Lords Group Trading appoints new property director

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Lords Group Trading has appointed Ian McRae as property director. McRae is an award-winning industrial and warehouse property expert and a fellow of the RICS, with over 20 years’ experience in the merchanting industry. His areas of expertise include land and building acquisition, asset management, disposal, development and investment strategy. …

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Construction Index highlights industry decline

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Glenigan has released the July 2022 edition of its Construction Index. The Index focuses on the three months to the end of June, covering all projects with a total value of £100m of less (unless otherwise indicated), with all figures seasonally adjusted. It is a report which provides a detailed …

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Toolstation launches mental health podcast

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Toolstation and On the Tools have joined forces for a series of podcasts created to support tradespeople’s mental health. Mental Health Under Construction, the bi-weekly six-part show, is hosted by mental health specialist and member of We Are Hummingbird, Ryan Ridgeway. Ridgeway is joined by guests from the trades, mental …

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CEMEX unveils next generation cement packaging

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At CEMEX UK’s Rugby Cement plant, a new bagging line is now operational. Two new lines are now working alongside a recently installed paper bagging line to pack 25kg of cement into weatherproof bags. The new bagging line investment is part of the company’s bolt-on investment strategy, and allows CEMEX …

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Grafton Group positive about half year results

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Builders merchant group Grafton Group plc is expecting to stick to its initial full year operating profit expectations, after a good trading performance in the half-year to June 30 2022. That’s according to a trading update which showed total revenue up by 13.9% in constant currency.  Average daily like-for-like revenue growth …

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Never inquire into another man’s secret; but conceal that which is intrusted to you, Though pressed both by wine and anger to reveal it. My 13-year-old son, with whom I am currently sharing an office thanks to COVID-19, leaned a few new choice words expressing surprise on Monday morning. Well, …

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Because Covid

The computer says no There are great many things wrong with this pandemic and what it has done to us. The horrifyingly high death ratefor starters. In fact, let’s just take a minute to look at that death rate. As I write, it has just been announced that it has …

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