Tag Archives: Plumbing

Stelrad upgrades training van

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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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E.Tupling launches ‘Inflation Plunging Price Cut’ campaign

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In today’s current climate where the industry is faced with growing inflation, and increasing operational and manufacturer costs, E.Tupling is striving even harder to help and support its merchant partners. E.Tupling has introduced a new ‘Inflation Plunging Price Cut’ Campaign over the coming months, which is a series of 14 …

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Highbourne Group appoints new CMO

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Highbourne Group, one of the UK’s leading plumbing and heating merchants and owner of brands such as City Plumbing, Plumbworld and PTS, has appointed a new chief marketing officer. Liz Forte has over 20 years’ experience working for renowned companies such as Starbucks and Sony. She will join the business …

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Graham’s commitment to cut prices with its latest trade saver

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Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has launched the fourth edition of its quarterly Trade Saver publication just in time for the winter season. Continuing its focus on consistent pricing, the booklet highlights fixed prices for the company’s most popular products. The latest issue is a special heating spares edition with a focus …

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BMF supports Road to Recovery Survey for plumbing and heating

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Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation is supporting Eureka! Research in its quest to understand what working life is really like for the plumbing and heating trades coming out of the Coronavirus lockdown. The research company is gathering information from as many installer businesses as possible to discover …

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College refresh: catching up with City College Norwich

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In 2018, City College Norwich won a £10,000 upgrade for its plumbing and heating facilities, courtesy of the College Refresh Scheme from Graham Plumbers’ Merchant. One year on, and vital refurbishment work has been completed, which has helped to enhance the quality of training for students and create an environment …

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Wholesaler first to profit from RNF Sharp-aX partnership

MacDonald Plumbing & Heating Supplies Limited has become the first business to take advantage of digital specialist RNF’s partnership with Sharp-aX Computer Systems Limited. The partnership means any wholesaler using Sharp-aX ERP System can seamlessly integrate with  RNF’s Beam Commerce Platform, enabling them to offer customers 24/7 online ordering via a …

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John Nicholls Holdings continues to expand

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Nicholls Building & Timber Merchants successfully implemented and opened a new Distribution Centre on the outskirts of Witney, Oxfordshire. The centre will relieve pressure on the existing Nicholls Building & Timber branch in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Allowing branch staff to focus on servicing inbound and collect customers whilst maximising fulfilment of …

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Wolseley launches in-branch mag, more

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The new bi-monthly more magazine aims to provide plumbing and heating professionals with useful, interesting and relevant content such as updates to legislation and regulations, competitions and notices of upcoming events from their favoured suppliers. In the first issue, more magazine looks to drive industry excellence with a best practice …

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