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City Plumbing offers free Green Homes Grant webinars for customers
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Plumbing and heating merchant City Plumbing is helping its customers by offering a free  30 minute webinar to help guide them through the government’s new Green Homes Grants scheme. Running from September until November 2020,  the webinars will be led by Steve Alldritt, technical director of City Plumbing’s Energy Efficiency Team. The sessions will cover an […]

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BREAKING NEWS: BMF Conference 2021 heads to York and Harrogate
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The Builder Merchants Federation is taking delegates to the cities of York and Harrogate for its Annual All Industry Conference in 2021. The dates are June 17-20th 2021. In the year that the UK begins a new relationship with the European Union, the Conference theme Building Beyond Boundaries could not be more topical, as the country looks […]

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NMBS evolves OnePlace to enable easier online ordering
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Independent builders merchants’ buying group NMBS has updated its OneePlace B2B  in order to more effectively meet the industry’s trading requirements, now and in the future. The NMBS Order Portal was originally developed to allow Members to send electronic orders to boiler-maker Worcester Bosch, and was extremely well received. On the back of this success […]

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Thompson & Parkes celebrate one year in Stourport
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Builders merchants Thompson & Parkes celebrated the first anniversary of its Stourport branch today (September 14). The branch, which supplies DIY, decorating and gardening tools and accessories is complemented by the company’s other two branches in Kidderminster and Oreton branches, which offer building, timber, landscaping and plumbing products. There is also a full Dulux paint […]

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Aqualisa makes brassware move
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Shower manufacturer Aqualisa has introduced its own range of brassware.  A new bath shower mixer tap with a ‘microphone’ handset has been added to the existing Aqualisa basin mixer tap and deck mounted bath filler to create the new Uptown range. The range primarily aims to meet the requirements of the housebuilder and developer marketplace […]

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Covid costs TP 80% of operating profit
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Revenue at builders and plumbers merchant Travis Perkins plc dropped 20% in the first half of the year, pulling operating profits down 81%, the group announced this morning (September 8). The merchanting division, which covers the brands Travis Perkins, Benchmarx, Keyline, CCF and BSS & TF Solutions, saw sales fall to £1,385m, 25.9% down on […]

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Wolseley launched installer competition
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Plumbing and heating installers could win a share of £25,000 in cash, thanks to a new competition launched by plumber and heating specialist merchant  Wolseley   Running from 1st September to 31st October 2020, installers simply need to spend £100 ex VAT in a single transaction in branch or online to be in with a chance of […]

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