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BMF hunts out prospective PMs’ plans

Under a Government led by Jeremy Hunt MP, there would be a Budget in the first week of September to prepare for the possibility of leaving the EU on a no-deal basis on 31 October, the Foreign Secretary has told… Read more

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Cairngorm Capital adds Fairalls to Parkers and Stamco haul

The largest independent builders’ merchant group in the south east has been created with the purchase of Godstone-based Fairalls by Cairngorm Capital. Fairalls joins Cairngorm Capital’s other builders’ merchant brands, Parkers Building Supplies and Stamco, to create a group with… Read more

New roles announced at Sydenhams

Sydenhams Timber & Builders Merchants has announced the following appointments: Lee Wright will take up the role as group managing director, Kevin Clarke becomes operations director, and Jeremy Clark finance director. Wright has over 27 years’ experience within the industry… Read more

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Frank Key backs Nottingham anti-knife crime campaign

A campaign to tackle the growing problem of knife crime in Nottingham is being supported by the independent builders merchant Frank Key for the sixth year.    The ‘Taken Too Soon’ campaign works with local communities to help disadvantaged young… Read more

Shoddy building in the TV spotlight again

Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor… Read more

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Sussex builders merchant basks in Archer's Cricket World Cup glory

Gardner and Scardifield, the West Sussex-based builders merchants, electrical wholesalers and DIY suppliers, are congratulating themselves on being able to spot a rising cricket star when they see one. Jofra Archer, one of the outstanding England players who won the… Read more

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Travis Perkins ramps up Wickes exit

Builders merchant chain Travis Perkins is moving forward with plans to offload its Wickes retail division. Simon King has been replaced as chief executive of the division by former Tesco executive David Wood and the group is said to be… Read more

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Actis invests to handle Hybris demand growth

Actis has invested in a state-of-the-art machine which can produce its Hybris honeycomb  insulation material four times faster than its predecessor.   The 2,000 sq m plant has been built at the company’s headquarters in South West France and will… Read more

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Snows Timber adds TimberTech to range

Snows Timber have gone into partnership with US company, AZEK Building Products, to introduce the TimberTech® capped composite decking brand to the Snows Timber range. Made with a mix of wood particles and recycled plastic, TimberTech is a product that… Read more

Norton Clipper launches mini masonry saw

Norton Clipper's new CM35 mini masonry saw is ergonomically designed to be compact and lightweight, making it easier for users, reducing pressure on joints, muscles and back. It weighs just 40 kilograms and measuring around 30% smaller than other masonry… Read more

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