BMF calls for bigger thinking to transform homes under the Green...

The Builders Merchants Federation has welcomed the Prime Minister’s blueprint for greener homes and buildings, but says more needs to be done to ensure the scheme leaves a lasting legacy for the UK’s housing stock.

Kemper System bolsters its technical sales team

Tom Wilson has joined Kemper System as the company’s new technical sales manager.

Prime Minister sets out 10-point plan for ‘green revolution’

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined his 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution for 250,000 jobs.”

ACR publishes new guidance on rooflight safety

Following concerning reports of inappropriate and potentially unsafe rooflight designs, which have come to light recently, the Advisory Committee for Roofsafety (ACR), has published a new information sheet, entitled: ‘Glass Specification in Flat Rooflights’

Jordan Condren crowned Trade Apprentice of the Year at Generation4Change Awards

Nominated by his employer Hodgson Sayers, Jordan Condren beat off stiff competition in his category to win the Trade Apprentice of the Year in the virtual Generation4Change Awards.

Business Secretary says ‘thank you’ to construction workers

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has written an open letter to everyone working in the construction industry to express his gratitude for the work that is being done.

Green Jobs Taskforce must support builders’ contribution to net-zero

The UK government’s announcement of a Green Jobs Taskforce reflects calls by the Federation of Master Builders for a strategic approach to net-zero, with home energy retrofit at its heart.

New Salford builders merchant brings community joy

Selco Builders Warehouse, which has opened its 69th UK branch in Salford has brought a £3,000 boost to the local community.

Bristol builders’ merchant move brings jobs boost

Selco Builders Warehouse will move into a new 140,000 sq ft site on Cater Road in Bishopsworth on December 14. It will make it the largest branch in the company’s 69-strong UK network.

Chancellor must deliver comprehensive plan for green homes

In response to the recent update from the Office of National Statistics, showing that construction recovery has slowed, the Federation of Master Builders is calling on the Chancellor to use the Spending Review to lay the groundwork for an ambitious long-term energy efficiency retrofit strategy.