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UK Based Onwatch Merges with Irish and US Industry Leaders to form Global Monitoring Group

David Walsh, one of earliest pioneers in proactive visual monitoring, co-founder of Netwatch to serve as CEO of the new group, HQ in Ireland Visionary industry influencer Samir Samhouri is the architect behind the merger and will serve as Chairman… Read more

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Material stock shortages not an issue for merchants

Members of the Federation of Master Builders have reported shortages of a variety of building materials, with some – notably bricks, windows and roof tiles – having lead times of up to and including a year. However, builders merchants trade… Read more

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Keyline employee celebrated for completing Warehouse to Wheels programme​

Chris Rekowski, Sales Negotiator at Keyline’s Swindon branch, has qualified as an HGV driver thanks to the company’s ‘Warehouse to Wheels’ programme. Having joined Keyline in September 2017, Rekowski has received his HGV licence and now, in addition to his… Read more

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Ray Stubbs to host BMF Members Day

The sports broadcaster Ray Stubbs, one of the best-known voices in football, will host the Business Conference at BMF Members Day which takes place at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent, the home of England’s 28 national football teams Stubbs'… Read more

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Stop Selling Septic Tanks and Sell Up Instead

Marsh Industries warn that regulations around septic tanks are changing and that merchants may well be better off selling on, selling up and selling small sewage treatment plants instead. “Selling a small water treatment plant instead of a septic tank… Read more

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Winner of £500 community fund announced

Horsham community group 4TheYouth has been announced as the lucky recipient of £500 funding following a county-wide campaign by D.W. Nye Builders Merchant in Kingsfold. D.W. Nye, which will give away £500 each to four different community groups and good… Read more

Construction Output Forecast to Flatline in 2018

After a weak start to the year following the demise of Carillion in January and adverse weather across the country in February and March, the Construction Products Association’s Spring forecasts anticipate construction output growth for the whole of 2018 will… Read more

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Winner of Graham "Win a van" Competition Announced

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant recently surprised one loyal customer as the winner of Graham’s ‘Win a Van’ competition. After purchasing the winning Boiler Replacement Pack at Graham’s Goole branch, W Wright Electrical & Mechanical has been presented with the final grand… Read more

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Woodpecker Flooring's new nest

Featuring a slide, gym and real wood treehouse, Woodpecker Flooring’s new offices make a day at work feel like no work at all. Tucked away in Caerphilly’s Pant Glas Industrial Estate, the once empty shell of a warehouse has been… Read more

Material prices continue to rocket, says FMB

More than half of small building firms say that rising material prices are squeezing their margins and the same percentage have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders… Read more

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