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Huws Gray continues acquisition trail
13 September, 2021
The acquisition trail of Wales-based builders merchant Huws Gray continues with two-branch TBS Building Supplies being the latest acquisition.
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Acorn Timber Supplies closes after 37 years in business
Monday, August 23, 2021 Oxfordshire timber merchant Acorn Timber Supplies has closed its doors after successfully trading for 37 years.
Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
Thursday, August 19, 2021 The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.
TTJ Awards 2021 voted category shortlists released
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The TTJ Awards 2021 is gathering momentum with the release of this year’s voted category finalists.
Builders’ Merchants’ sales up year-on-year as industry continues growth trajectory
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reveal that year-on-year sales through UK builders’ merchants are on an upward trajectory, as the industry continues to meet sustained high demand for building products.
Premier Forest Group to sell Irish subsidiary
Monday, June 21, 2021 Newport-based Premier Forest Group has announced the sale of its Irish subsidiary, Premier Forest ROI Ltd; the eight-site subsidiary comprising Brooks Timber and Building Supplies and Dublin Plywood and Veneer (DPV).
Illingworth Ingham expands with acquisition of Waterloo Timber
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Illingworth Ingham (Manchester) Ltd has expanded its business by acquiring the trade and assets of Clitheroe-based Waterloo Timber.
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards launches
Monday, May 10, 2021 Voting is underway for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.
New merchant beats the pandemic in its first year
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 A UK timber merchant that launched just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020 has celebrated its first full year trading with financial targets “surpassed”, according to its directors.
Grafton Group posts £132.7m pre-tax profit for 2020
Monday, March 15, 2021 Merchanting giant the Grafton Group plc has posted 2020 annual pre-tax profits of £132.7m (2019: £172.6m) and expressed confidence that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a growth in economic activity.
National Timber Group expands further with strategic acquisition of Hymor Timber
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 The National Timber Group (NTG) has acquired Hymor Timber Ltd, a £4.5m annual turnover (2020) timber merchant located in Stoke-on-Trent.
Travis Perkins posts pre-tax loss after year of unprecedented challenges
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 National merchanting group Travis Perkins (TP) has posted a group pre-tax loss of £7.7m (2019: £180.8m pre-tax profit) for the year ending December 31, 2020 after facing a year of unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kullik & Rullmann acquires Newcastle-based Quay Timber
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Leading timber agent Kullik & Rullmann AG (K&R) has acquired UK-based Quay Timber Ltd in a move which accelerates development of the group’s online business.
Latest triple acquisition to give Grant & Stone a £250m combined turnover
Monday, March 01, 2021 Cairngorm Capital Partners’ Grant & Stone Group has complete three acquisitions which makes it the largest independent builders’ merchant group in southern England.
BSW Timber Solutions Ltd announced as new name of SCA Wood UK
Friday, February 26, 2021 BSW announced today that its recent acquisition - the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK - has now been renamed BSW Timber Solutions Ltd.
Merlwood Timber celebrates 25 years in the industry
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Merlwood Timber is celebrating 25 years in business.
Treated timber awareness campaign set to launch
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 A major new treated timber awareness campaign has been launched with the aim of educating people about correct specification and use of treated timber products.
Construction products manufacturing recovery continues but material supply remains concern
Thursday, January 28, 2021 The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey covering Q4, 2020 says recovery is continuing for manufacturers, despite increased concern over material and component supply.
Grant & Stone acquires 12-branch CRS Building Supplies
Monday, January 18, 2021 Grant & Stone has continued with its growth strategy by acquiring CRS Building Supplies, a 12-branch builders merchant chain covering Somerset.
Latest Covid-19 lockdown to last until mid-February
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 The UK’s latest national lockdown, announced yesterday, looks likely to stay in place until mid-February at least, the Government says.

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