Builder Merchants News

Cowboy builders costs UK economy £10bn, says FMB

£10 billion each year is being lost from the UK economy because homeowners are so fearful of hiring amateur or fake builders, that they simply don’t commission building work, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Alumasc acquires Wade International

Alumasc Group has completed the acquisition of Essex-based drainage specialist, Wade International. This is for a strategic move to improve its Water Management division.

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The CIPHE offers support to Carillion apprentices

Following the demise of Carillion plc, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is offering apprentices affected by the company’s collapse complimentary Trainee Membership and proactive support in finding other potential employers.

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Grant UK donates £2,000 to local children’s charity

In 2017, the staff at Grant UK were busy organising fundraising events for Julia’s House. From bake sales through to raffles, Grant UK’s staff has helped to raise £2,000 for this children’s charity whose work is based in Dorset and Wiltshire.

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2018 Trend: Go For Gold

While copper has long reigned as king of the kitchen accents and accessories, there’s a new metallic finish set to dominate throughout 2018 – gold! Explains Chloë Thacker, Marketing Director, Hafele UK.

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Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland named Top Employer

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, leader in construction materials markets, has been certified as a Top Employer in the United Kingdom for the sixth year running, and in Ireland for a third consecutive year.

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