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Blanco wins Gold at Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards
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The Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards 2019, which celebrate the best design projects and products within the kitchen and bathroom industry, saw BLANCO UK win GOLD. The awards, which took place on 10 October 2019 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London, had over 500 entries into the 20 categories, with BLANCO UK taking […]

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Chandlers and Parkers Merge
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Chandlers Building Supplies Limited and Parker Building Supplies Limited (Parkers) are pleased to announce that they have merged, with the support of their strategic partner, Cairngorm Capital. The new enlarged company has 37 branches operating from the Midlands to the South East, with combined revenues of £180 million and over 750 employees.       […]

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Saint-Gobain launches new Offsite Solutions Awards
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Respected industry brands – International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe – have collaborated to launch the Saint-Gobain Off-Site Solutions (OSS) Awards, recognising and highlighting achievements of staff across the four businesses. Saint-Gobain recognised that construction is changing and the demand for quality, speed and productivity of build is driving customers to innovate and change […]

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Russell Roof Tiles sees the plus side to going digital
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In an evolving digital age, Russell Roof Tiles has seen growing popularity for its interactive digital platforms, seeing almost 3,000 customers benefitting in just 12 months. Today, 93 per cent of people within the construction and building industry say that digital affects every part of the build process from buying products to the development stage. […]

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Wolseley and Ideal Boilers launch ‘Epic Giveaway’
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Wolseley and Ideal Boilers are giving plumbing and heating installers the chance to win thousands of pounds-worth of prizes as part of their ‘Epic Giveaway’. Running from September to December, installers will be entered into a prize draw every time they buy an Ideal Logic Max or Vogue Max boiler at a Wolseley branch. The […]

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Grafton sells Plumbase
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Merchanting group Grafton has sold its UK plumbing and heating arm, Plumbase. On 1 October 2019 it sold the business, to Plumbing and Heating Investments Limited, for an enterprise value of £66.75 million.  After allowing for adjustments for debt-like items and working capital, net cash proceeds of £60.7m were received on completion.  Plumbing and Heating […]

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Glee’s owners rebrand as Hyve
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Owners of Glee, the garden retail exhibition, ITE Group plc has announced a name change and new brand identity which will mark a new chapter of business growth and development for the UK’s leading annual garden trade event, as well as the newly launched Pawexpo exhibition, which will present a fresh look at pet retailing. […]

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