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Builders merchant open for business

Authored by Devon news

All branches of RGB Building Supplies are open for business and welcoming all customers.

Those visiting are being asked to respect and adhere to the strict social distancing and general hygiene guidelines that the builders merchant has put in place. These include customers being asked to use the hand-sanitising stations when they enter and leave the branches, make transactions as...

How to get a professional DIY finish during lockdown

Authored by Devon news

With people spending a larger amount of time than usual in their homes, taking on DIY tasks has proven an extremely popular way to keep busy and mentally active. RGB Building Supplies has therefore put together advice and top tips on how to tackle three of the most popular DIY jobs.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“We all have things in our homes that we...

Construction suppliers work together to support North Devon District Hospital

Authored by Devon news

With companies across the region pulling together to support the wider community during the Covid-19 crisis, RGB Building Supplies is thanking product supplier RODO Ltd and Toolbank Exeter for helping it collect personal protective equipment. This has, in turn, been passed on to North Devon District Hospital to help the NHS staff working hard there.

The builders merchant was able to...

Do DIY safely while self-isolating

Authored by Devon news

Self-isolation has led to many people across the area looking for ways to keep busy – taking on DIY jobs has proved a popular option. To ensure projects are completed safely, RGB Building Supplies is offering top tips on how to take on jobs in the home.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“Many of us are spending more time in our homes, so we’re now having the...

Exeter school voted as Community Fund winner

Authored by Devon news

Exeter’s Ladysmith Junior School has been voted as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and now has £1,000 to spend on tools and building materials at RGB Exeter.

The school received the most votes following a public poll where it was up against Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society and the UK Wild Otter Trust in Umberleigh.

Ladysmith Junior School has...

Grand donation for expanding community hub

Authored by Sarah

A successful community hub has been handed a £1,000 donation to help it expand and open up its services to even more people.

St Jude’s Community Hub, based in Beaumont Road, Plymouth has been awarded the donation from Persimmon Homes Cornwall’s Community Champions fund, which sees two regional worthy causes awarded up to £1,000 each month.

Ian Turner, who made the application...

Construction firms urged to help SW back in to work and tackle industry skills crisis

Authored by Mary

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is calling on construction firms in the South West to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community’s most vulnerable people get back into work.

It has been predicted that the UK construction industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end of 2018 but there is a growing fear that there will...

Devon public health leaders sign up to skin cancer campaign

Authored by News Desk

Public Health leaders in Devon are supporting a national campaign urging men who spend a lot of time outdoors to protect themselves against the sun, to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Skin cancer rates are higher than average and rising in the South West, and the NHS “Cover Up, Mate” campaign launched today (Mon 19 June) will target male agricultural and construction workers, gardeners...

Three Plymouth projects shortlisted for 2017 Michelmores Property Awards

Authored by Michelmores

Three Plymouth-based projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 Michelmores Property Awards, which celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in the South West, across ten categories.

One Research Way, which forms phase five of the Plymouth Science Park campus, has been shortlisted for Commercial Project of the Year, as well as Building of the Year. The site offers...

A ladder of opportunity to construction and manufacturing apprenticeships

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth’s leading construction and manufacturing businesses will take part in a huge joint apprenticeship recruitment drive as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (6 to 10 March).

Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers Group (PMG) have joined forces to organise an inspiring Apprenticeship Jobs Fair on Saturday 4 March, 10am to 3pm in the Plymouth Guildhall.

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