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LG virtual conference talks up heat pumps
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A Virtual Conference held by heat pump supplier LG highlighted the strange fact that heat pumps – in particular air to water heat pumps – are still lagging behind fossil fuelled heating systems across Europe. One of the reasons for this could be love affair this country in particular still has, with oil and gas […]

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Fernox speeds up inhibitor testing
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The new Fernox Express Inhibitor Test makes testing central heating systems for the correct concentration of inhibitor quicker and easier than ever, with a pass or fail result shown in just 10 seconds. The test is also compatible with the Fernox Water Test App, so results are easy to log and manage – even across […]

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Chadwicks goes live with InterSystems
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Irish builders merchant chain Chadwicks, part of the Grafton group, is undergoing a digital transformation strategy with data technology provider InterSystems. The move means Chadwicks Group can move away from siloed legacy IT systems to a modern, cloud-first infrastructure, using InterSystems’ IRIS data platform. Colm Scannell, head of IT, Chadwicks Group, says:  “This is a key […]

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Polypipe pushes prize perks
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Merchants could see an increase in the popularity of Polypipe plumbing products thanks to the manufacturer’s latest reward scheme which offers a selection of top-of-the-range prizes to entrants. The new Polypipe Perks scheme is open to installers who purchase Polypipe products at a merchant, upload their proof of purchase to the Polypipe Perks website (www.polypipeperks.co.uk) […]

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National Buying Group Partners in expansion mode
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Three independent builders merchants are continuing the growth their businesses, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. Throughout 2020, PGR Builders & Timber Merchants, QS Supplies and County Building Supplies – all National Buying Group partners – have experienced major growth. PGR Builders & Timber Merchants is a family-owned independent merchant, operating across Essex and Surrey. […]

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Ibstock Concrete helps sports injury foundation
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Ibstock Concrete has joined forces with Davidsons Homes to develop a new accommodation complex at the Matt Hampson Foundation Get Busy Living Centre in Leicestershire The Foundation’s Get Busy Living Centre in Leicestershire provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities to support individuals recovering from life changing sports injuries. The new accommodation will feature two lodges, which are […]

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Keyline opens plastic specialist branch
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Keyline Civils Specialist, the civils and drainage products merchant, has opened its first dedicated Keyline Plastics Specialist branch.  The branch, in Gravesend, offers customers an increased range of plastic civils and drainage products including underground drainage, utility ducting, stormwater management solutions, duct and access chambers, channel drainage, manhole covers and gully grates, geotechnics, service pipes […]

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