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Jewson owner's £145m move adds 148 outlets

The owner of builders' merchant Jewson has added another 148 branches with the acquisition of Wolseley's Build Center business.

France's Saint-Gobain currently serves the UK building industry through 900 sites, including more than 500 branches under the Jewson brand.

Saint-Gobain is paying Wolseley £145m for Build Center, although the deal is subject to competition clearance.