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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.
BMF stats show merchants performed well in 2017
Monday, March 12, 2018 Sales figures published by the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reveal a strong 2017 final quarter performance for the sector.
Ridgeons Newmarket invests £100k in storage
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket, Suffolk, is investing £100,000 in a new timber storage facility.
Thornbridge and NYTimber in merger
Thursday, February 15, 2018 North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) has merged with Thornbridge Sawmills to create a £50m turnover 15-branch group.
Norbord wins Jewson supplier award
Friday, January 05, 2018 Norbord Europe Ltd was presented with the Best Overall Supplier 2017 award by Jewson at Jewson Live in December, the UK’s biggest builders’ merchant show.
Grafton revenue up, demand softened in October
Thursday, November 09, 2017 International merchanting and DIY business Grafton Group recorded a 9.1% increase in revenue to £2.3bn for the 10 months to October 31, 2017.
UK’s oldest timber yard set to close
Monday, November 06, 2017 A judicial review has upheld a council’s decision to develop what is believed to be Britain’s oldest surviving timber yard dating from early Victorian times.
Lords acquires majority stake in Hevey Building Supplies
Friday, October 27, 2017 West London based Lords Builders Merchants has acquired the majority share capital in Hevey Building Supplies Ltd.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
Grafton reports positive first half
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Grafton Group plc has reported a 9% increase in revenue to £1.3bn and a recovery in profitability in traditional UK merchanting business in the six months to June 30.
Housing minister to speak at BMF day
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 UK housing minister Alok Sharma will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members Day in September.
Builders merchants’ positive sales trend continues
Monday, August 21, 2017 A continuing positive trend for UK builders merchants was reported in Q2, according to the latest data from the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI).
Management buy out for Glasgow timber firm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 One of Glasgow’s most established family-run timber and builders’ merchants has announced the completion of a management buy-out (MBO).

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