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British manufacturers break new ground with partnership
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Two UK manufacturers have formed an unlikely partnership which is set to revolutionise the premium end of the shower industry, thanks to their shared vision for sustainable luxury shower systems. Following a dissolved agreement with its previous distributor, Kanth received various offers from across the industry but it was with a long-standing and trusted supplier, […]

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Water conservation: the BMF respond to DEFRA
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More stringent regulations governing personal water use are necessary if rising residential demand is to be met and managed in the coming years. That was the message from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to ministers in a consultation that closed just before the General Election was called. Demand for water is increasing due to societal […]

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From the washbasin to the bathtub with Duravit taps
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Four different sizes make the C.1 tap fittings compatible with any washing area, from a small hand rinse basin through to a generously proportioned above-counter basin. Convenient functions and ease of use are the hallmarks of all Duravit tap ranges. The B.1 to B.3 series impresses with their attractive price points this appeals not only […]

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BMF announces digitalisation initiative
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The Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) has announced an exciting new initiative for 2020 which will help members seeking to digitalise their businesses.   The BMF has partnered with the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) to develop and implement the ETIM open-source data model for the standardisation and classification of product data in the UK. One of the […]

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Rehau reaches new heights at South Quay Plaza
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Polymer pipes specialist, REHAU has supplied a range of underfloor heating pipe equipment to Instacoustics, who has been appointed on a prestigious new development in London. South Quay Plaza in Canary Wharf is set to be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe when completed. REHAU’s RAUTHERM PE-xa underfloor heating pipe was chosen by […]

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BLANCO UK expands marketing team
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BLANCO UK  has expanded its marketing team with two new appointments: Sianie Stephens and Summaiya Price. Sianie, who joined BLANCO earlier in the year, has 10 years’ experience across digital marketing, social media and PR roles within the KBB industry and is delighted to be bringing new ideas to the BLANCO team at such an […]

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Negative growth in Builders Merchants sales in Q3
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Figures for Q3 2019 just released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report negative growth in sales through UK builders’ merchants for the second successive quarter. In value terms, total merchants’ sales for Q3 2019 were down -0.8% over the same period in 2018, despite one more trading day this year.  A comparison […]

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