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Sense and Sensibility


He is a perpetual fountain of good sense; learned in all sciences; and therefore speaks properly on all subjects. Maybe I’m seeing this in too simplified a way, but what we appear to have coming out from government is an outbreak of the sensibles. I’ll give you a moment to …

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Tight timber and panel products supply conditions continuing into 2021

The Timber Trade Federation is advising all timber users and buyers to strengthen their purchasing strategies in dialogue with their suppliers, as a lack of stock on the ground and tight supply conditions are set to continue well into 2021. The very challenging situation for the timber supply chain in …

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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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Ideal Bathrooms invests in its digital offering

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Helping retailers and merchants to flourish, Ideal Bathrooms has created an innovative platform to enrich bathroom retailers’ digital experience, which is designed to support customers by enabling them to save valuable time and money. Ideal Bathrooms’ Trade Offers website will allow customers to take advantage of unique offers and purchase …

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Sales of water-borne paints surge in 2018, says Dulux Trade

Dulux Trade is reporting a significant shift in buying behavior from trade professionals with sales of water-borne paint up and solvent-borne paints down across the total paint market in 2018. The latest market data to the end of 2018 shows a rise of 13 per cent in the sales of …

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Logistics Industry Warns PM of No Deal Threat

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Ahead of Parliament’s meaningful vote this evening on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal with the EU, the UK’s logistics industry has reminded politicians that a No Deal Brexit would break her promise made in January 2017 to keep trade as frictionless as possible. Representatives of the UK’s leading logistics …

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Swarfega is once again on the hunt for the Toughest Trade

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Bigger and better for 2019, once again Swarfega are on the hunt for the toughest trade out there. . After a hard-fought battle, the 2018 title was handed to Russell Ennis, representing plasterers with his mammoth task of plastering a huge vaulted ceiling. In 2019 Swarfega will be on the …

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Livingston building supplier to open 12 new trade centres across the UK

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A Livingston-based supplier of windows and doors is set to open 12 new trade centres across the UK, in a move to create the UK’s leading distribution company of its kind. Stevenswood aims to grow turnover by £10million as it increases its geographic footprint and expands its range of products …

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Stay warm with Scruffs Trade Hoodie

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Introducing the new Scruffs Trade Hoodie, designed with the latest in workwear technology to protect you in the colder months, whilst also delivering the ultimate in comfort and durability. As the cold months draw in and the days get shorter, Scruffs understand that you need to stay warm at work. This is …

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Construction begins to catch-up

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Construction activity significantly picked up in the second quarter of 2018 as the industry began its catch-up of work lost due to delays related to the Carillion collapse and severe weather conditions in the early part of the year. That’s according to the Construction Products Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey for …

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