Screwfix launching Screwfix Sprint – A rapid delivery service

Screwfix is launching a rapid delivery service called Screwfix Sprint that will deliver orders direct to site, within 60 minutes. Following a successful trial, Screwfix will begin to roll-out the service, which will meet the growing demand for speed and convenience from Britain’s tradespeople. The latest delivery proposition will mean customers who need urgent supplies […]

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What is the future for heating and plumbing merchants?

In his exclusive Unfiltered column for Installer, Tim Pollard looks at the recent changes for heating and plumbing merchants, and what the future may hold: The merchanting industry has certainly had an eventful couple of years. I joined the industry some 33 years ago at the start of the rise of the ‘Big 3’. In those […]

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Travis Perkins opening new site in Farnborough

Travis Perkins will open its new site in Farnborough later in September, creating up to 21 new jobs. The roles include a branch apprentice, a Benchmarx kitchen designer, a yard manager, a tool hire driver and fitter, a HGV Driver and four yard sales positions. Branch manager John Gillings said: “The growing demand for building […]

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Graham launches brand new transactional website

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has launched its brand new transactional website, allowing customers to purchase products online either to be delivered or collected in-branch. The website currently lists thousands of products, with new items being added all the time, across more than 100 product ranges. Open to the trade and consumers alike, the new iteration of […]

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Best of British – will the pandemic increase demand for UK-manufactured products?

A recent survey of tradespeople and DIY customers by Toolstation as the UK came out of lockdown showed that 86% believe it is important to protect the future of British manufacturing. Having access to locally manufactured products makes their lives easier and creates employment for British workers. What has been the impact of the pandemic […]

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