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Independent Builders Merchant Group appoints new merchant division MD
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Independent Builders Merchant Group has appointed Allun Pittingale, to the newly created role of managing director of the Builders Merchants Division. Pittingale started his career at the independent Western Builders Merchants in South London and has held several branch manager positions for Erith Building Supplies, Hall & Co and Builder Center. He joined the Travis […]

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Lords adds new division for plumbing and heating
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Independent builders and plumbers merchant Lords has created a new division: Lords Plumbing & Heating. The move is part of a company-wide focus on establishing strong specialist divisions within the Lords Brand. On Wednesday July 8, Lords Builders Merchants hosted the opening of Lords Plumbing & Heating which is managed by branch manager Paul Whitehouse. […]

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Polypipe to make 250 redundant
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Plastic drainage manufacturer Polypipe is the latest building products manufacturer to announce redundancies as a result of the economic situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. The 250 jobs will represent around 8% of the workfrce, though there are no plans to completely close any facilities. In a statement released this morning (July 7), […]

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Brett Martin drives through new delivery fleet
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Plumbing and drainage manufacturer Brett Martin has added a pair of fuel-efficient DAF trucks to its fleet. Featuring Brett Martin’s distinctive branding, the DAF LF vehicles will deliver the company’s plumbing and drainage products to merchants across UK and Ireland as well as direct delivery to sites. The 18-tonne trucks comply with the latest Euro-6 […]

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Wolseley UK: all trade counters to reopen from July 1
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Heating and plumbing merchant Wolseley will fully reopen all of its UK trade counters from tomorrow (July 1). Wolseley, which has been operating an order and collect service for essential maintenance since early in the lockdown period, has been reopening trade counter doors on a phased basis since June with the majority already open. The […]

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BMF supports Road to Recovery Survey for plumbing and heating
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Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation is supporting Eureka! Research in its quest to understand what working life is really like for the plumbing and heating trades coming out of the Coronavirus lockdown. The research company is gathering information from as many installer businesses as possible to discover how things have changed since […]

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Encon adds to fire protection strength
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Encon Insulation & Nevill Long has appointed Neville White as business development manager – fire protection, with the aim of building the team’s knowledge and expertise in the supply of fire protection products across all sectors. White began his career working for the manufacturer Cape Boards in 1980 as a trainee. He progressed into a […]

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