Devon apprentice shares skills for life

Bobby Wilson, an apprentice based in Paignton with Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter, is helping the homebuilder celebrate this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (5th– to 12th Feb) as one of the business’s six trade trainees.

Bobby’s apprenticeship blends on-site work at the Berry Acres development in Paignton with college education that focuses on Bricklaying Level 2 skills. Aged...

RGB Crediton celebrates its 20th anniversary

RGB Building Supplies’ Crediton branch is celebrating 20 years of being located in the town. For two decades, it has been an integral part of the local community, serving customers from various trades and homeowners embarking on their own projects.

Since its opening in 2003, RGB Crediton has become a trusted name in the local building supplies industry. Throughout the last 20 years,...

Local housebuilder delivers week-long training to Plymouth college

Persimmon Homes Cornwall and West Devon were delighted to recently support a work experience week at Eggbuckland Community College.

Persimmon worked with the College to coordinate a programme of activities that would give around 20 students an experience of the construction sector and some of the roles that are involved in the industry.

The week started with an introduction...

Housebuilder delivers construction talk to pupils

Pupils from Caradon Academy enjoyed a visit from a leading housebuilding company to learn about the construction industry last week.

Persimmon Homes’ Andrew Wallis delivered a talk where students learnt about the different trades and jobs that are involved in the construction industry and how they work together to bring about housing projects across the UK.

They had an...

•	Images show previous RGB Building Supplies’ teams taking part in the Pavestone Rally.

RGB team getting ready to take on charity rally for the third time

An adventurous team from RGB Building Supplies is taking part in September’s Pavestone Rally and is inviting people to a curry and quiz evening at the Ebberley Arms in Barnstaple to support the team’s fundraising.

The Pavestone Rally is a fundraising challenge in aid of four charities – The Rainy Day Trust, Variety, Crash, and British Heart Foundation – and is open to teams that work...

RGB chooses Children's Hospice South West as its charity partner

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce that it has selected Children's Hospice South West as its charity partner for 2023-24, and will be organising branch-wide fundraising events throughout the next 12 months.

Children's Hospice South West, founded in 1991, provides care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, including respite and short...

Plymouth builders merchant helping students ‘build’ for the future

The Plymouth branch of RGB Building Supplies recently sponsored the Skills Group Learner of the Month programme and rewarded young people who are starting out on their construction careers.

Property maintenance student Maisie Walton, bricklaying learner Callum Patrick, carpentry student Aiden Taylor, and plastering learner Cerys Matthews all won Study Programme Learner of the Month...

Supplier breakfast morning at Tiverton builders merchant

The Tiverton branch of RGB Building Supplies is inviting the community and local tradespeople to a free supplier morning on Tuesday 11th April.

Between 7am and midday, visitors will be able to speak to representatives from internal and external door specialist XL Joinery, roof window manufacturer Keylite, hard landscaping distributor Stonemarket, building and DIY products manufacturer...

RGB South Molton completes renovation project

The South Molton branch of RGB Building Supplies has opened a brand-new plumbing and heating centre, completing a 12-month full renovation project.

The new centre has allowed the branch to double the size of its plumbing and heating (P&H) product offering and install a dedicated trade counter, manned by a P&H specialist.

In addition to the new plumbing and heating...

Devon employees to benefit from company’s cost of living support package

Employees at RGB Building Supplies are to benefit from a comprehensive financial support package to provide help during the current challenging times.

The Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) – which includes RGB building Supplies – are providing employees with a one-off winter payment of £500 in January to help with the rising cost of living.

In addition, through IBMG’s...