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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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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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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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Tradekart has partnered with Lawsons and City Plumbing

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Tradekart has announced it is partnering up with Lawsons and City Plumbing to provide efficiency and convince to tradespeople. The collaborations mark a significant step forward for both Lawsons and City Plumbing, offering professionals convenience and efficiency through the power of technology – tradespeople can access their ranges through the …

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EDAF Building Supplies joins H&B

EDAF Joins hb Development Group August 2023

h&b has announced EDAF Building Supplies has joined its Development Group, marking a significant milestone in the company’s development. EDAF Building Supplies, who operate out of Llanysul in Dyfed, is a provider of a comprehensive range of products, including timber, insulation and roofing materials. EDAF will now benefit from a …

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May best month for timber imports in 2023

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Timber Development UK reports that May was the best month for timber imports in 2023, with volume growth seen across all major product categories. The import volumes of softwood, hardwood, plywood, particleboard, and engineered wood products were higher than in any of the preceding months of 2023. Timber Development UK’s …

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Covers donates lorries to Ukraine

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Covers, Timber and builders merchants, announces it is donating three lorries to the humanitarian organisation Stay Safe UA, and launching a £50,000 campaign with UKtoUkraine. Covers’ Mercedes rigid crane lorries, plus a forklift and tracked recovery vehicle, will be making the journey to be handed over on the Poland  and …

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Lords branches out into Chiltern Timber

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Builders merchant group Lords has bought Chiltern Timber Supplies Limited, an independent timber merchant operating from a single site in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The business, set up in 2013, specialises in providing hardwoods, special timber sections, timber landscaping products and veneered sheet material. It also operates a milling facility. For …

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BSW Group unveils new showroom

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BSW Group has unveiled a showroom at BSW Timber Solutions HQ, in Stoke-on-Trent, designed to showcase its breadth of sustainable timber products. The showroom includes products from BSW Group member businesses BSW Timber and BSW Timber Solutions, as well as three-ply timber produced by parent company Binderholz. This includes internal …

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