Tag Archives: Jewson

Jewson joins STARK Group

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Jewson has joined STARK Group A/S as the acquisition, first announced on the December 12, of Jewson’s parent company Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK, has been completed by STARK Group. Jewson has now joined one of the fastest growing merchants and distribution groups in Europe and a business completely focussed on …

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Jewson Largs community branch undergoes major development

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Jewson has invested more than £600k in its Largs branch, to increase stock availability and reduce its carbon footprint. The renovation has allowed for more space for more products, ensuring greater stock capacity in the branch. Open to both trade and the general public, this will significantly improve availability of …

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I’ve written before about the Government’s new-but-not-exactly-revolutionary scheme to encourage householders to take up the challenge of making their homes more energy efficient. About how any publicity campaign is going to have its work cut out to make people prioritise insulating their lofts over spending on the garden, the car, …

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Saint Gobain quits UK merchant sector with sale of Jewson

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French building materials conglomerate Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA has sold its merchanting brands in the U.K. to Stark Group AS for 740 million pounds ($907.4 million). Stark Group is headquartered in Denmark, with operations in six countries in Northern Europe. The company said this morning (Monday December 12) that the …

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Jewson launches guide to building regulations

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Jewson has launched a handy reference guide to help the trade navigate recent changes to building regulations. The changes apply to most new builds, renovations and extensions, including domestic, commercial and industrial projects, and impact the day-to-day work of tradespeople. Everyone from builders and roofers, to plumbers and electricians need …

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Jewson Live returns

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Jewson Live is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on December 15. After a two-year break, visitors to the event will be treated to a jam-packed day, full of exclusive offers, speakers, competitions, product demonstrations and giveaways. Every attendee will go home with a goodie bag and will be able …

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Jewson ‘Takes on the Thames’ for charity

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Jewson completed the ’Taking on the Thames’ challenge on October 14, raising money for its two charity partners, Band of Builders and Barnardo’s. 44 Jewson team members undertook the 26.2-mile walk, which started at the Jewson Staines branch on Gresham Road at 7am, and ended at London’s O2 Arena later …

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MP’s Jewson visit highlights merchants’ home energy role

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David Simmonds, MP for Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner, visited Jewson Ruislip too see first-hand the role the building materials industry can play in improving energy efficiency. Jewson Managing Director, Nadine Matthews hosted the event, organised by the Builders Merchants Federation, with Regional Director Kris Winters and Ruislip branch manager Dean …

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Jewson’s Woking branch joins sustainability drive

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The Jewson branch at Arthurs Bridge Wharf in Woking has become the national builders merchant’s latest site to head towards becoming carbon neutral. The renovation includes improved insulation, energy-saving LED lighting throughout the store, and air source heat pumps to create a comfortable temperature inside the branch. All the technology …

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Saint-Gobain puts Jewson on the market

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Builders merchant Jewson, is being put up for sale by its parent company Saint-Gobain, the Paris-listed global conglomerate.  JP Morgan has been tasked with looking into the possibility of hiving off the merchant business. The 400 branch builders merchant was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 2000, when it bought Meyer International. …

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