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Timber forum hears signs of reducing demand and consumer confidence
13 May, 2022
Signs of reducing demand and falling consumer confidence were reported at the most recent Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Timber Forum in London.
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Cairngorm Capital supports IBMG’s acquisition of Merkko Builders Merchant
Monday, May 09, 2022 Cairngorm Capital Partners has announced that its portfolio company Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has acquired Merkko Builders Merchants Ltd (Merkko), extending its network of branches in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
TTJ Awards partners with BMF to support merchanting development
Friday, April 22, 2022 The UK timber industry’s leading annual awards event – the TTJ Awards – has embarked on an exciting new partnership with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to support timber merchanting development.
TTJ Awards 2022 voting launches on April 6
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Voting has got underway for the 26th annual TTJ Awards – the UK’s own timber industries awards event.
Havwoods expands in North West
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Wood flooring specialist Havwoods has opened its fourth showroom - located in the heart of Knutsford’s bustling shopping district in Cheshire.
TTJ Awards 2022 will take place on September 30 at the InterContinental Park Lane
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 The 2022 TTJ Awards will take place at The InterContinental Park Lane, London on September 30.
Travis Perkins sees profits soar in 2021
Thursday, March 03, 2022 National merchanting giant Travis Perkins plc (TP) has seen a near tripling of adjusted profits (EBITDA) to £353m for the full year 2021.
BMF expands in Ireland with Topline Group agreement
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has signed a group membership agreement with Topline Group, the leading buying group in Ireland, supplying DIY and building materials to affiliated stores nationwide.
Grafton Group predicts economic recovery to continue at moderated rate
Monday, February 28, 2022 Grafton Group predicts the UK economy’s recovery will continue, albeit at a moderating pace.
Postsaver launches pre-sleeved posts
Monday, February 28, 2022 Postsaver has taken the next big step in its fence post protection business by launching pre-sleeved posts.
Q4 was third best quarter ever for builders’ merchants, according to BMBI
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Total value sales data from Britain’s builders’ merchants shows Q4 2021 recorded the third-highest quarterly BMBI sales ever, rounding off a record-breaking year for merchants.
Latest BMF Forecast highlights uncertainty within the supply chain
Thursday, February 03, 2022 The latest forecast from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) paints a more uncertain picture for 2022 in the light of continuing supply chain issues and inflationary pressures.
UK construction product availability mostly good, says industry working group
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Stock availability for most construction products, including timber, has been described as relatively good in a statement issued by the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group.
TTF issues warning of a scammer impersonating a construction company
Thursday, January 20, 2022 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is warning of a scammer ordering significant amounts of timber by impersonating a construction company.
Covers celebrates 175 years of trading
Thursday, January 13, 2022 Sussex-based Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will celebrate its 175th year of trading in 2022 with a range of special events.
Premier Forest Group forecasts 35% jump in annual turnover
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Newport-based Premier Forest Group is predicting a 35% increase in annual turnover and a 130% growth in profits with just four months to go until the end of its financial year.
Huws Gray completes £520m purchase of Grafton traditional merchanting business
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 Grafton Group plc completed the divestment of its traditional merchanting business in Great Britain on December 31, 2021.
Competition body says Grafton’s sale of merchanting business to Huws Gray may reduce competition
Thursday, December 02, 2021 The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that the sale of Grafton Group’s traditional merchanting business to Huws Gray may result in a substantial lessening of competition in one particular geographic area.
UK Prime Minister visits London builders merchant
Thursday, November 18, 2021 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw first-hand the crucial role builders’ merchants play in the national economy, with a fact-finding visit to Travis Perkins in his constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Grafton says trading in good shape
Friday, November 12, 2021 Grafton Group plc is projecting a full year profit of £265m-£270m for 2021 after reporting continuing strong trading conditions.

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