Tag Archives: Plumbing

PHMI provides insight into struggling merchant market

PHMI Q3 2023 Report Highlights Infographic MASTER

The Plumbing & Heating index (PHMI) report indicated that prises rises has driven a 2.6% increase in value sales growth compared to the same period in 2022 (+5.8%) higher prices; it also highlights that volumes fell 3%. Mike Rigby, CEO of MRA Research which produce the report, said: “House building …

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Fernco promotes Lockwood

Ryan Lockwood

 Fernco, specialist manufacturer to the civils & drainage, plumbing and water management sectors, promoted Ryan Lockwood to the role of national sales & marketing manager, effective from January 1 2024.   Joining Fernco in 2015, Lockwood has had a significant impact on how Fernco interacts with its customers and has …

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Bradfords Building Supplies joins PHG

Bradfords joins PHG

PHG has announced that Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd will be joining the group from January 1 2024. Bradfords Building Supplies, which is led by its CEO David Young, has also outlined its plans to continue its recent expansion of its heating, plumbing and bathroom business, both within its existing branches …

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Green Bros joins NBG

L R Phil Bonar New Partner Development Recruitment Manager at NBG James Green and Paul Green Directors at Green Bros and Nick Oates Managing Director at NBG

Doncaster and Retford-based plumbing and electrical merchant, Green Bros Ltd, is the latest specialist independent to join National Buying Group – it is the seventh partner to join NBG this year. Founded in 2005, Green Bros is a family-run business with branches in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and Retford, Nottinghamshire. Led …

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

PHMI July 2023 Infographic Higlights

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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Talon supports HIP Student plumbing Competition

Talon supports the next generation of plumbing and heating engineers

Talon has announced its continued support for the HIP Student Plumbing Competition and the HIP Female Skills Competition in 2024, its commitment is a testament to Talon’s efforts to bridge the skills gap in the plumbing and heating industry. Recent figures from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering …

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Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies opens branch in Barnsley

Duftons Barnsley Branch Opening

Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies has announced it is expanding its operation and has its opened 11th UK branch in Barnsley, Yorkshire. The New Duftons branch is based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and has created four new jobs in the local area – to celebrate the opening, Duftons invited The …

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Plumbing & Heating merchants see double digit year-on-year growth driven mainly by inflation

PHMI January 2023 Highlights Infographic

The latest figures from the Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index (PHMI) report show total value sales for January 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were +13.4% higher than January last year. Price inflation rose +11.6% over the same period, while volumes increased just +1.7%. With one more trading day …

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Stelrad upgrades training van

Stelrad Training van CPS Brierley Hill 002

Over the past few years, the Stelrad training van has become a familiar sight at heating and plumbing merchants premises up and down the country. It has made its way from venue to venue to interact with installers and merchant staff. The training van has been designed to allow the …

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Volumes down by -5.3% according to latest PHMI

PHMI Q2 2022 Report

Figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation in its latest Plumbing & Heating Merchants Index (PHMI) shows that sales values in Q2 2022 increased by +2.7% against Q1 2021, with one less trading day this year. The increase came entirely from price inflation (+8.4%), with volumes down by -5.3%. However, …

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