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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...

Fresh faces at Olympic Fixings

Olympic Fixings Group, which supplies hardware products to the merchant trade throughout the UK and Ireland, has made two senior appointments as it continues...

Brett Martin launches line of lids and frames

Heavy duty, robust and easy-to-fit 50kN1 450mm Lids and Frames have been added to the comprehensive range of Underground, Rainwater and Plumbing systems from...

Ecocem rebranding underway

Ecocem – Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of GGBS (Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag) cement with a capacity of 2.4 million tonnes – is rebranding...

Kingfisher report “mixed” 2017

On 21st March 2018, Kingfisher announced their results for the previous financial year, with CEO Véronique Laury describing the company’s performance as “mixed”. With 2017/2018...

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,...

Irish consumers sweet on Swedes

The new year is a quarter gone, and it’s fair to say IKEA have spent more time filling newspaper column inches than avoiding them....

Bunnings British bubble set to burst

Despite making a €10.25m profit in Ireland in their financial year ending February 2017, Homebase’s overall U.K. and Ireland acquisition has encountered severe volatility,...

BUDMA – Buying success for your business

Annemarie Harte led a 20-strong delegation of HAI members to Poland to see what BUDMA had to offer the Irish market, and to help...

Bright future behind the door

In this issue’s Supplier Profile, The Hardware Journal went West, as HAI CEO Annemarie Harte travelled to County Sligo to see how a HAI Past...