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Clearwater Products introduces range of Volta PVD sinks

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Clearwater Products has introduced a range of sinks with a PVD coating, for a durable, hygienic finish in the modern kitchen, it is available in black, brass or copper – the new Volta PVD sinks can be undermounted or inset. The bowls have 5mm radius corners and stylish pressed draining …

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Dura Products appoints new business development manager

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Dura Products has announced it has appointed Andy Robinson as its business development manager, which is a newly-created role. Robinson will focus on promoting Dura products’ range of recycled plastic kerbs and drainage systems, with the goal will be to increasingly reach local authorities, merchants, designers and housebuilders. Andy Robinson, …

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PHMI reveals positive year-on-year for plumbing and heating

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The Plumbing and Heating Merchant Index report indicates sales for July 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were up +8.5% on July last year, prices increased +4.9%, as did volumes (+3.4%). It also showed that Month-on-month, value sales in July were -3.9% lower than June. Volume sales decreased by …

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BMBI July report shows Builders Merchant value sales up 8.5%

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index report shows builders’ merchants’ value sales were down -0.4% in July compared to the same month in 2022, with volume falling -7.9% and prices up +8.1% – the last three months, May to July, value sales were +8.5% higher than in February to April …

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BMF claims 78% of suppliers see sustainability as important

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A report by the BMF to establish the current state of sustainability in the building materials sector has revealed a disparity between the BMF’s supplier and merchant members. It found that 78% of suppliers place sustainability in the top three priorities for their business, and are leveraging it as a …

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Leading organisations launch Construction Inclusion Coalition

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Leading organisations in the construction industry, representing over 250,000 workers, have launched a coalition that aims to tackle a lack of diversity across the industry. The Construction Inclusion Coalition has been established by CEOs at organisations including Aliaxis, Baxi, Bradfords, Highbourne Group, Ibstock PLC, Knauf, Travis Perkins PLC, Wavin, Wolseley, …

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ForgeFix appoints new business development manager

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ForgeFix has announced its appointment of Marc Gallagher as its business development manager, as it looks to continue to strengthen its senior management team. Gallagher has over 20 years of experience in the construction sector, including working for independent fixtures and fastenings experts, merchants and other well-known tools specialists. Gallagher …

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Bayram Timber co-founder Goodwin announces retirement

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Geoff Goodwin, the co-founder of Bayram Timber Ltd which is a member of BSW Group, has announced his retirement. Goodwin founded the Melton-based business almost 50 years ago, in 1975, and has been pivotal to its success throughout the years. He has most recently served Bayram as a non-executive director, …

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Bradfords hosts sustainability trade week in Ross-On-Wye

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Bradfords announced it has hosted its first Sustainability Trade Week at its Ross-on-Wye branch, with supplier sessions to support both customers and colleagues in making more sustainable product choices. In the event dedicated to looking at sustainable solutions at a Bradfords branch, the week ran from September 4-8, with sessions …

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Scotts announces it has received Carbon Footprinting certification

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Scotts has announced it has received its first Carbon Footprinting certification from Go Climate Positive, a provider of carbon management and offsetting services. It explained that it is the only timber engineering business to receive a Go Climate Positive’s certification, and has been found to be achieving a third less …

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