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Merchants commit to net zero carbon
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Builders merchants Bradford Building Supplies and Travis Perkins are among four members of the Builders Merchants Federation to  declare their commitment to supportCO2nstructZero, the construction industry’s response to the climate emergency.     The four are among the first fourteen champions from across the UK’s construction supply chain to be selected by the Construction Leadership […]

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Plumbing pushes back to pre-pandemic proportions
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Plumbers merchants are as busy as they were before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, according to the latest Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index (PHMI) report, based on data from GfK’s Plumbing & Heating Merchant Panel. Specialist plumbing & heating merchants’ sales in February were up 1.2% on February 2020, on an equal number of trading days. […]

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Kilwaughter Minerals ramps up focus on R&D
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Building materials company Kilwaughter Minerals is extending their investment in R&D, to drive their core markets. The £40m revenue business includes core brands K Rend, K Systems and Kilwaughter Lime. The company has already made significant annual investment in production plants, most recently, the completion of a new business centre at its Kilwaughter HQ. Organisational focus […]

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New appointment to boost Kinedo brand
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Shower brand, Kinedo, has announced the appointment of Nicola Lees to the position of Business Development Manager. Prior to joining the team at Kinedo, Lees worked for City Plumbing Supplies for five years as a Senior Account Manager.  She was involved with new build plumbing contractors and housebuilders and prior to this she worked in […]

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ARC Building Solutions Ltd Launches New ARC Wired Title Batten Barrier
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ARC Building Solutions Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of its new ARC Wired Tile Batten Barrier. Manufactured from wire reinforced rockfibre mineral wool insulation, it has been designed to provide a fire, thermal and acoustic break at the party wall between the roof tiles and the roof membrane. Developed to comply with NHBC […]

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Grafton eyes up mainland merchanting disposal
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Grafton, the Irish builders merchanting group is reviewing its mainland UK merchanting interests in a process that it says “may or may not result in the sale of some or all of these businesses.” The group has brought in the merchant bank Rothschild to conduct a review of its  merchant businesses Buildbase, Civils & Lintels, […]

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Mind Coach confirmed for BMF Conference
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Psychologist and sports-performance coach Jamil Qureshi, author The Mind Coach, is to speak at the BMF All Industry Conference 2021 taking place in November. Qureshi has worked with some of the world’s top individuals and teams in sport and business.  His presentation will share practical insights into the psychology of attaining high performance. As one […]

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