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IoBM lays down Skills Challenge to merchants

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is once again challenging merchants across the country to pick up their tools and compete in the Practical Building Skills Challenge event 2014.


Taking place on Thursday 23rd October at Leeds College of Building, the IoBM is looking for merchant teams of four to compete in this year’s challenge. Now in its third year, the IoBM Practical Building Skills Challenge will test merchants’ joinery, block paving, plastering and tiling skills in a fun and rewarding, team building atmosphere.

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Ibstock Brick hosts Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, at its redeveloped Chesterton factory

The Mayor, who will be contesting the Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat at the next General Election, took a tour of the ‘world-leading production site’ which has recently benefitted from more than £22m of investment.

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Latest housing registration figures revealed by NHBC

NHBC registration figures for the rolling 12 months (Sept 2013 – August 2014) show 137,500 new homes were registered across the UK.

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CBI comments on Chancellor’s speech to Conservative Party conference

Confederation of British Industries responds to George Osborne’s conference address.

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Buttle’s backs trainee managers in community project

Trainee managers at contractor Willmott Dixon have teamed up with Buttle’s builders merchants in Enfield to modernise a local community centre.

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Tour De Jewson raising money for charity

Jewson is celebrating the success of its annual charity cycle relay — Tour de Jewson, which came to a triumphant end in John O’ Groats on the 20th September 2014.

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