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BMF bags Backley and Black for virtual keynote address
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The Builders Merchants Federation has announced  that Olympic medallists Steve Backley OBE and Roger Black MBE will be Keynote Speakers at the Virtual BMF AGM and Members Conference on 17 September 2020. Created by DPE, Copyright IRIS 2009 The sporting duo will also host one of the “Training Taster” sessions taking place on the day. […]

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Moores reaches new sustainability milestone
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British kitchen furniture manufacturer Moores saved a total of 7,726 tCO2e (tonnes carbon equivalent) over the last six years after moving from traditional gas-fuelled boilers to highly efficient bio-fuel boilers. “We have been actively pursuing a number of sustainability goals since 2014 and are delighted to begin sharing our many achievements with both the kitchens […]

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Travis Perkins-owned Toolstation benefits from lockdown impact
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A trading update issued this morning (July 28) by Travis Perkins plc shows that of its four divisions, only Toolstation has shown growth in like-for-like sales in the first half, a clear benefit of the strong DIY sales through the UK lockdown period. For the first half year, merchanting sales were 25.8% down, Plumbing and […]

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CBI calls for domestic gas boiler ban in less than five years
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A new report from the CBI and the University of Birmingham wants to see conventional gas boilers banned in all homes from 2025. The commission’s report Net Zero: The Road to Low-Carbon Heat also recommends that there is a programme of ‘substantial acceleration’ in decarbonising heat in buildings and industrial processes. To meet the 2025 target […]

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Stormcrate 55 answers flood risk calls
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Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage has provided the answer to managing heavy rainfall with the launch of StormCrate55, an underground modular geocellular unit which is proven as a cost-effective solution to surface water run-off in a wide range of below ground applications. Weighing in at only 15.5kg per module and measuring 1200mm x 600mm x […]

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Merchants and manufacturers triumph at BMJ Industry Awards online event
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Hundreds of builders merchants and building material manufacturers watched and took part in the BMJ Industry Awards Virtual Event on Friday afternoon to find out who had won the various category trophies. The online event was hosted by TV announcer Alan Dedicoat and introduced by BMJ Editor-in-Chef Fiona Russell Horne who said that it was […]

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MKM takes branch to Birkenhead
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MKM Building Supplies, the independent builder’s merchant, is opening its 73rd branch in Birkenhead  on Monday (20 July), the first since the COVID 19 crisis  began. MKM Birkenhead is  situated on a 2-acre site at New Chester Road, Birkenhead and is a one-stop shop for local building trades and retail customers, offering a wide range […]

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