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Robert Price pumps up investment in Newport

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Welsh builders merchant Robert Price is opening of a new, state-of-the-art air source heat pump showroom in Newport tomorrow (Wednesday 28th), to help people across Wales make a confident and successful transition to sustainable home heating. Teaming up with heat pump manufacturer, Daikin, the Sustainable Energy Centre is being opened …

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RRT continues to invest in machinery

Russell Roof Tiles invests in New Manufacturing Equipment

Russell Roof Tiles has invested a further £75,000 into machinery, with a new 1+1 injection moulding tool that is set to increase its production capacity. That takes its 2022 investment to almost £2.25 million, following the recent capital investment which the manufacturer made to its utility plant in Lochmaben, plus …

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Beesley & Fildes invests £1.2 million in timber mill upgrade

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Beesley & Fildes has invested £1.2 million in its timber milling facility in Widnes in response to increase demand for both timber stock items across the company’s branch network, as well as bespoke orders. The timber mill, acquired by Beesley & Fildes in 2004, produces the skirting, architraves, flooring, planed …

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Terrain PVC to use 65% recycled materials

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Major investment by Polypipe Building Services means that the company’s range of Terrain PVC pipes will now be made using up to 65% recycled materials. These will be produced to British Standard EN1453. The announcement follows extensive testing and an investment of over £2.4m to allow the use of recycled …

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Knauf Insulation to invest in Glass Mineral Wool plants

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Knauf Insulation is set to invest in its two UK Glass Mineral Wool plants. In St Helens, Knauf Insulation will invest over £40m to increase the plant’s total capacity by c30,000 tonnes per annum from late 2023/early 2024 and to acquire the large adjacent Pilkington Architectural site from NSG Group. …

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Tobermore goes live with £10Million factory

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Paving and walling manufacturer Tobermore has opened its new state-of-the-art production facility. The £10million factory is part of a £30million investment to fulfil ambitious growth plans and means the company can ramp up production in response to a surge in market demand for their hard landscaping products. The opening of …

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Superglass takes top Scottish engineering award

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Leading insulation manufacturer Superglass has today (October 1 2020) been named Company of the Year by Scottish Engineering, recognising the company’s excellence in areas such as innovation and investment. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Awards Dinner couldn’t take place, but Scottish Engineering Chief Executive Paul Sheerin visited the …

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SCA doubles merchant distribution capacity

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Timber and timber product supplier SCA Wood has invested over half a million pounds in racking, lighting and technology to support its new distribution model. “We have been working on our new distribution model, which replicates our product range in our Welshpool and Cumbernauld merchant operations,” says Jan Gritter, general …

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Where’s the magic money tree, then?

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Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. Well that all sounded rather splendid. Lots and lots of lovely Government lolly heading the way of the construction industry to rebuild the economy post-pandemic. Gazillions of …

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Boris’ New Deal welcomed by BMF

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The New Deal for Britain speech by the Prime Minster Boris Johnson today (June 30) has been welcomed by the Builders Merchants Federation. The speech promised a greater commitment to creating jobs, skills and infrastructure as the Government looks to build the UK back to economic health in the aftermath …

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