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Engineered Foam Products partners with Forterra
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Engineered Foam Products  is to supply its expanded polystyrene product to building products manufacturer Forterra for use with the latter’s Bison Precast Jetfloor system to improve the thermal performance of the ground floors of new build domestic houses. The first deliveries of EFP’s product were made to multiple construction sites on Monday 1st June 2020. […]

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LBS makes Barry its 26th branch
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South Wales independent builders’ merchant LBS Builders Merchants opened its 26th branch yesterday (June 15). The branch, on the Ty Verlon Trading Estate in Barry, is the family-run company’s furthest east branch in Wales. The fully-refurbished site, off Cardiff Road, will consist of a builders’ merchant, a Total Plumbing outlet and a large, impressive kitchen […]

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Covid-19 to cost Travis Perkins 165 branches
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Builders merchant group Travis Perkins is to close around 165 branches across its business as a response to the continued challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, consequent lockdown and likely UK recession. The group issued a trading update and liquidity update this morning (June 15) to say that the actions, which will affect around 8% of […]

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JK Timber turns to eCommonsense for fastest web build
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The fastest ever eCommerce website implementation is being delivered for JK Timber, a small merchant, to help it fight back against the sales impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. To help the independent Rugby-based merchant, eCommonSense, the company that builds highly functional websites for builders’ merchants, agreed to deliver a simple solution within four weeks.  The […]

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Timber two to brave the shave
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Two employees from National Timber Group are having their heads shaved for charity. Richard Jarvis and Peter Howarth have pledged to shave their luscious locks in aid of Cancer Research UK and Timber Trade Benevolent Society (TTBS) in the hope of raising £5,000. With such an ambitious fundraising target, the pair are asking their peers […]

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Bradford provides Sanctuary
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Independent south west builders merchant Bradfords has won a four-year contract with Sanctuary Housing Group to supply plumbing and building materials in the South West. Sanctuary Housing Group manages more than 11,500 households across 12 counties in the South West and is committed to providing quality homes and services that meet the needs of the […]

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Product shortages tackled by industry partners
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A group led by product manufacturers, suppliers and merchants under the auspices of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is helping to build confidence, dispel rumours and minimise supply and demand constraints. The CLC’s Product Availability Group – jointly chaired by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and the Construction Products Association brings together key manufacturers, merchants, […]

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