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Past Editions

September/October 2016

Features: New premises for HAI, interview: John Newcomb from Builders Merchant Federation (BMF), insights from Global DIY Summit, hardware's digital landscape with Google, growth...

July/August 2016

Features: HAI pre-Budget submission 2017, interview: Mark Lohan from Brooks Group, 4th annual Global DIY Summit, measuring your credit management performance, good prospects for...

May/June 2016

Features: The Hardware Conference 2016, implications of Brexit for builders merchants, interview with Patrick Cassidy - CEO of United Hardware, Timber production in Ireland,...

March/April 2016

Features: Interview: Padraic McGuinness from The Albany Group, understanding the family business life cycle, 1916: the hardware connection, key HR developments to expect in...

January/February 2016

Features: Hardware Show 2017 launch, online potential: are you ready?, building and construction trends for 2016, The Hardware Conference preview Download as PDF

November/December 2015

Features: Post Budget 2016 outlook, HAI membership satisfaction survey, Profile: DS Supplies, HSA's Be Smart campaign, growth forecast for fastenings sector, rebuilding the market...

September/October 2015

Features: HAI Member survey show continued tentative recovery in sector, entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Grange Builders Providers Homevalue, health risks in the construction sector,...

July/August 2015

HAI pre-Budget submission 2016, Topline Rogers building on 145 year tradition, Profile: Larsen Building Products, Octabuild Awards 2015, Europe-wide trends in wood flooring Download as...

May/June 2015

Features: Credit crunch presents major challenge for builders merchants and hardware retailers, European trends in DIY retailing, adaptability drives success at Archer's, Hardware Show...

March/April 2015

Features: The Hardware Show 2015 exceeded all expectations, fuel smuggling, paint and paint accessories sector, roofing products see increase in demand, new products in...