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  • Bostik is new BMBI Expert for Adhesives & Sealants

    Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets, joined the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) Expert Panel in August. Marketing Director Mathew Whitehouse speaks for the… Read more

    Type: News |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • The Crystal Group Comment: Q2 2021

    Kevin Morgan, Group Commercial Director The Crystal Group is BMBI’s Expert for PVC-U Windows & Doors. We are finally seeing what may be a plateau in the market but demand… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • eCommonSense Comment: Q2 2021

    Andy Scothern, Managing Director eCommonSense is BMBI’s Expert for Website & Product Data Management Solutions. As the country emerges from lockdown, builders’ merchants face some difficult digital dynamics. Building materials… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • Lakes Comment: Q2 2021

    Mick Evans, Operations Director Lakes is BMBI’s Expert for Shower Enclosures & Showering. Half-way through 2021, there are many reasons to be optimistic for internal trades. Consumer research points to… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • Keylite Roof Windows Comment: Q2 2021

    Jim Blanthorne Managing Director of Keylite Roof Windows is BMBI’s Expert for Roof Windows. Anyone who hoped the challenges facing our sector would disappear during Q2 will have been disappointed…. Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • Dulux Trade Comment: Q2 2021

    Paul Roughan, Trade Merchants Sales Director Dulux Trade is BMBI’s Expert for Paint. Q2 was really quite dynamic with manufacturing acquisitions alongside a number of merchant acquisitions. That instils some… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • Midland Lead Comment: Q2 2021

    Lynn Street, Sales & Marketing Manager Midland Lead is BMBI’s Expert for Lead. The last few months have seen continued growth in the construction sector, but high demand is in… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • Hanson Cement Comment: Q2 2021

    Andrew Simpson, Packed Products Director Hanson Cement is BMBI’s Expert for Cement & Aggregates. Strong demand from all market sectors – from home improvements right through to new build and… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • Knauf Insulation Comment: Q2 2021

    Neil Hargreaves, Managing Director Knauf Insulation is BMBI’s Expert for Mineral Wool Insulation. Last quarter I wrote about market challenges in the face of soaring demand for construction materials. That… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

  • British Gypsum Comment: Q2 2021

    Stacey Temprell, Marketing Director British Gypsum is BMBI’s Expert for Drylining Systems. Our main focus throughout the second quarter was tackling the ongoing materials shortage that is currently consuming the… Read more

    Type: Comment |  Posted: 20th August 2021

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