Positive outlook for roofing products and builders’ merchants

Looking at the housing sector, which is vital for roofing, it is good to note demand is strong. Thanks to the Home Renovation Incentive...

Going green with the grain

In the first part of our Commercial Features section, The Hardware Journal looks at the increasing popularity and viability of eco-friendly and sustainable homes,...

Innovation driving adhesives and sealants industry

In little over two months’ time, the ACI’s European Adhesives & Sealants Summit 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the adhesives...

Bathrooms for the future

The bathroom is no longer seen as merely a functional, necessary room in the home. More and more, bathrooms are growing into a potential...

W.Howard introduces commercial flexibility with new production line

The W.Howard Group – leading supplier of MDF profiles – has made a substantial investment into its Kildare site, with the introduction of a...

Timber industry unites in face of Brexit challenge

Through the Timber Industry Brexit Forum (TIBF), Timber companies across the island of Ireland have been combining forces to combat the potential challenges posed...

Construction product sector welcomes building optimism

According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), Irish construction activity accelerated in September, though the rate of job creation across...

Tool sector prioritises quality and innovation

The tools sector, both in the power tool and hand tool categories, continues to advance in terms of innovation and sophistication. Globally, the power tools...

Technology drives fasteners and fixings sector

According to the Industrial Fasteners Market report, the market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.05% during the period 2017 – 2021,...

Iron-clad sales potential

Ironmongery product sales with UK builders merchants saw a 2.6% increase in Q2 2017 from Q1, and a 5.7% increase in value from Q2...