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A Brazilian adventure

One of our sponsored athletes, Rebecca Gallantree, recently qualified a 3m synchronised diving quota spot for Team GB at this summer’s Olympic Games with a stunning performance at the World Cup. The event - hosted in Rio as a test event for this summer’s showpiece event – gave Rebecca a fantastic insight into what life might be like in Brazil in just five months’ time. In...

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Aritco home lifts partnership announced

Customers at our branches around the UK can purchase market-leading home lifts after we signed an agreement with the award-winning lift manufacturer Aritco.  The Aritco Home Lift 4000 and 6000 models will be available at our 29 UK branches, opening up the growing home lift market to a new customer base.  The UK population is older than it has ever been, with almost 18 per cent of the p...

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Five reasons to choose timber cladding

Local authorities, architects and developers are specifying timber cladding more widely than ever before. Across commercial and domestic settings, timber cladding is revitalising the look of buildings large and small, but the natural beauty of timber as a cladding material is not its only benefit. To shed some light on why timber is rapidly earning a reputation for being the most attractive, dur...

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PRIZE FUND FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PROJECTS DOUBLED

Our Harrogate branch has doubled its community project prize fund after two worthy causes bowled us over with the good work they do.  The competition was created to find a worthy recipient for £1,750 worth of building materials, with further prizes on offer to runners up. But the quality of entries was so strong that our panel of judges selected two good causes that will both benefit ...

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HOWARTH TIMBER TEAM SHINES AT SKILLS EVENT

A team of eight women from across our business recently picked up their tools and took part in the Practical Building Skills Challenge hosted by the Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) and the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF). The team, comprised of Charlotte Hancock, Rebecca Hill, Imogen Howarth, Katie Mamwell, Steph Masterson, Hayley Parker, Melanie Taylor, and Fiona Wainwright competed in...

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GETTING TO KNOW REBECCA GALLANTREE

Rebecca Gallantree is a two-time Olympian and World Champion diver, who is one of our sponsored athletes ahead of the Rio Olympics this summer. In this blog, we get to know a little bit more about our girl! Why did you choose diving? The original reason that I got into diving was because at the age of seven I wanted to do everything and anything that my older sister, Katherine, was doing! My ...

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GETTING TO KNOW HOLLIE ARNOLD

Hollie Arnold is a double World Champion Paralympic javelin thrower and one of Howarth Timber’s sponsored athletes in this Olympic year.  After a decade in the sport, Hollie is aiming to make 2016 her biggest year by qualifying for the Paralympic Games in Rio this summer, and we wanted to find out what makes the talented 21-year-old tick. Here’s what Grimsby-born Hollie had to t...

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HOWARTH GETS ON BOARD WITH CHAMPION DIVER

We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of 2015 Diving World Champion and British Olympic hopeful Rebecca Gallantree. The sponsorship aligns us with one of the most successful female divers in British history as she aims to qualify for the Olympic Games for the third time in her career.  Leeds resident Rebecca has 18 national synchro and individual titles to her name – more ...

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HOWARTH TIMBER EXPERTS DELIVER FIRE SAFETY SEMINAR

We shared our expertise as one of the leading authorities on fire door safety at a recent Fire Safety and Protection seminar hosted by Johnstone’s Trade.  More than 200 delegates heard our experts deliver a comprehensive guide to the latest developments on fire door installation and current building regulations, alongside representatives from the BWF. The event brought together specif...

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BMF joins with WWF for a sustainable future

Press Release via BMF The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is joining with WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network in the UK (GFTN-UK) to promote responsible forest trade throughout the merchant supply chain. The BMF and GFTN-UK will work together to bring about better industry practices and encourage a commitment to sustainability in the merchant sector. GFTN-UK will share its expertise...

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