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Travis Perkins and Grafton results “solid” despite mixed market backdrop
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Merchanting giants Travis Perkins (TP) and Grafton Group have reported solid annual results despite acknowledging a weaker market backdrop.
Cairngorm acquires Sentry Doors
Monday, February 25, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has made further moves in the timber products sector with the acquisition of fire and security door manufacturer Sentry Doors.
James Latham acquires Abbey Woods of Ireland
Monday, February 18, 2019 James Latham has acquired the entire issued share capital of Abbey Wood Agencies Ltd, a leading Irish timber merchant and the official distributor of Accoya wood in Ireland.
Beers Timber Holdings acquires Tonge Bridge Timber
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Liverpool based Beers Timber Holdings has announced the completion of the purchase of Tonge Bridge Timber of Bolton.
Lords acquires merchant
Friday, September 07, 2018 West London-based Lords Builders Merchants has announced the acquisition of Kings Langley Building Supplies Limited (KLBS Ltd).
Bradfords acquires Solo
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the acquisition of Archmartin Ltd, trading as Solo Building Supplies.
Travis Perkins reports solid merchant sales but challenging consumer business at Wickes
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Travis Perkins (TP) has reported good sales growth in its merchant trade business but challenging conditions in its Wickes consumer business.
Investors’ UK timber sector expansion continues with Rembrand Timber acquisition
Monday, July 02, 2018 Private investment group Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP’s timber industry portfolio has taken another leap forward with addition of Rembrand Timber, which is merging with its Thornbridge Sawmills business.
Over 500 delegates attend NMBS All-Industry Conference
Monday, June 25, 2018 NMBS, the UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants, attracted more than 500 delegates to its All-Industry Conference in Italy on June 14-17.
Builders’ merchant sales grow
Monday, June 25, 2018 Latest builders’ merchant sales stats show sales were up 8.8% in April compared with the same month a year ago.
Timber drives merchants’ sales growth
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Timber helped drive growth in the value of builders merchants’ Q1 sales, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
Alsford in Brexit softwood prices warning to Lib Dem leader
Monday, May 21, 2018 Alsford Timber has warned Lib Dem leader Vince Cable that the company may have to pay millions more upfront to buy European softwood if the UK Government does not secure mutually-beneficial customs’ arrangements before the United Kingdom leaves the EU in ten months’ time.
Richard Williams joins H&B
Friday, May 11, 2018 North Wales builders merchant Richard Williams has joined H&B merchant group.
BMCo expands into South Yorkshire
Monday, April 23, 2018 Builders merchant BMCo Ltd has continued its expansion plans with the opening of a third branch in Rotherham.
Building product sales up in February
Monday, April 23, 2018 Builders’ merchant timber and joinery sales showed a strong performance in the latest data released in the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Merchant talks housing during shadow chancellor visit
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 A London builders’ merchant has reminded shadow chancellor John McDonnell of the vital role played by merchants in supporting house construction and improvement work.
Gibbs & Dandy rewards customer service
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Gibbs & Dandy has recognised its staff’s contribution to the business for 2017 through an awards scheme.
Merchant makes first acquisition in Surrey
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Independent builders’ merchant DW Nye has acquired Fixings and Powertool Center in Redhill, Surrey.
Investment firm acquires Parkers and says more takeovers will follow
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Investment firm Cairngorm Capital Partners has acquired southeast-based merchanting group Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) in the latest stage of its ambitious growth plans.

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