Builders' Merchants News
Lakes adds new Single Door Quadrant & Slider to Bay series

Lakes recently launched Bay series – a new range of precision-engineered showering spaces.

Centurion Improves its Offering of Ratchet Straps

Centurion Europe Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of DIY and Trade products including, hardware, ironmongery, gardening, plumbing and electrical have launched an improved own branded range of Ratchet Straps.

AG Woodward Bricks

AG, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of innovative concrete products, has launched a new Fine Cast Brick which has been developed specifically with Housing Associations and Private Developments in mind.

Float like a butterfly, finish like a pro: Norton Clipper Power Float minimises lifetime costs for hire merchants

Norton Clipper has launched its all new CT901 HP power float, offering high durability and versatility, in order to help hire merchants to minimise their costs for the lifetime of the power float.

Jetbox® selected for Bloc Xtend launch

Northern Ireland based Bloc Blinds are an industry leader in the production of various types of window blinds. When launching their new unique Bloc Xtend roller blind in a group of stores across Northern Ireland, they realised that they needed to use quality packaging that would protect the product and also look attractive in store.


The new Fernox Universal Test Kit simplifies the diagnosis of the quality of central heating system water and helps installers to comply with the latest revisions to BS 7593:2019, the industry code of practice for treating domestic heating and cooling water systems.

Hultafors Group Acquires Custom LeatherCraft - the USA’s Leading ‘Work Gear’ Innovator

The Hultafors Group which owns Snickers Workwear has acquired CLC.

Saniflo keeps tourism business operational

Saniflo UK – the country’s leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and lifting stations – continues to help keep businesses around Britain operational.

Bradite’s Floor-it floors the competition

Coating specialists Bradite will launch the market’s fastest drying floor paint at this year’s Painting and Decorating Show in November.

Effective limescale prevention is explained in detail on Cistermiser’s new-look Combimate website

Combimate, Cistermiser’s proven and popular limescale prevention device, is presented on an eye-catching new website ( which has been designed to appeal to housing specifiers, installers and homeowners.

AET provides a flexible and high-performing underfloor air conditioning system at the One Benjamin development

One Benjamin is a new mixed-use address in Farringdon in Central London. Designed by world-renowned architects Alford Hall Monaghan Morris, the building provides 43,562 square ft of office, retail, and residential space.

Worcester Bosch aims to make products accessible for all with launch of new boiler

UK market leader Worcester Bosch is launching the Worcester 2000 in a bid to offer more flexibility in a price-driven market.

Clark-Drain introduces Technodrain into UK construction. Light, robust HD-PE linear drainage technologies

Clark-Drain Ltd unveils Technodrain®, a new addition to its popular linear drainage range that broadens the choice for UK construction.

Freefoam, working to help roofing merchants grow.

Whilst Freefoam building products have traditionally been available from specialist PVC suppliers the more ambitious roofing and general builders merchants are now seeing the potential and benefits of stocking fascia, soffit and gutter alongside their existing ranges.

Dakea Launches New Flat Windows

Dakea has expanded its range of roof windows and skylights with the addition of both fixed and openable windows for flat roofs.

TeknosPro for professional paints

TeknosPro will once again display and demonstrate their portfolios of innovative and high-tech quality paints at the National Painting & Decorating Show 2019.

Dunlop Shower Waterproofing Kit

Dunlop Shower Waterproofing Kit has been specially designed to include everything required to allow the tradesman to waterproof a shower area, wet room or walk in shower area as required by new British Standards in a quick, easy and simple way.

Vista Provides Support in New Halls of Residence for Over 250 Cambridge Students

Masonry support and restraint products from the Vista Engineering Group have been used in a landmark new student accommodation block for St Edmunds College, Cambridge.

Quite Simply the Best Decorator's Filler there is

Painters Mate from Geocel is the decorating trade’s favourite ready-mixed gap filler, suitable for use, both internally and externally, on a wide range of surfaces with no need for sanding and over paintable in just one hour.

The Ultimate Choices in Work Trousers From Snickers Workwear.

New Styles, New Designs and Snickers Workwear’s most advanced work trousers yet – with 4-way stretch.

Hultafors NEW Range of ‘Snap-Off’ Knives

Precision, quality and long-lasting sharpness are the hallmarks of these superb new products.

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Batimat is back in Paris in November

BATIMAT, the leading European event for the architecture, building and construction industries will return to Paris from 4-8 November 2019 with more than 1,7000 international exhibitors.

Leading Independent Builders Merchant, Elliotts, to roll out Intact iQ

Fast becoming the UK’s merchant software solution of choice, Intact iQ will be rolled out across Elliotts’ 13 branches and network of over 300 employees.

New 'Soft Close' Accessory added to Brio Open Bar Rail 80 Sliding Door Hardware

A new addition to the Brio barn door-style Open Rail 80 sliding door system is an easy-to-fit ’soft close’ accessory, designed to allow for a smoother and softer closure.

Beaverscrews® October Launch In UK

Beaverscrews® have announced their unveiling to the UK market with a major Trade Marketing Campaign in October 2019.

Ikon launches Kitemarked rooflights in reseller market first

Ikon Rooflights – a new brand from industry leader Sunsquare – has brought BSI-Kitemarked rooflights to the reseller market for the first time.

Showerwall Project launches new brochure to highlight benefits of smart bathroom wall panels over tiles

Showerwall’s Project bathroom wall panelling brochure has been revamped to highlight the benefits of the system to specifiers for the social housing, student accommodation and care home sectors.

Brand new and waterproof too!

Bond It, one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturers of sealants, adhesives, waterproofing products and other building chemicals, has made another new addition to its range.

The Ultimate in Roof Coating Technology

With over 20 years’ experience of bringing quality roofing products into the market, Cromar’s latest new product HYDROSIL is no exception.

Graham's Trade Saver and Always Available Range Update

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has recently launched the third edition of its quarterly brochure - Trade Saver - along with an updated version of its Always Available Range guide. 

Safer, easier to use and engineered to last

The leading manufacturer of above and below-ground drainage systems, Polypipe Building Products, has launched a range of 600mm diameter inspection chambers designed to meet the specific needs of groundwork contractors.

Anthracite Grey: Trendy Gutters from Marley by Popular Demand

With a velvety warmth and subtle hint of luxury, the anthracite grey shade has taken the construction industry by storm.

Multicem paper bag turns blue

Hanson Multicem’s tough paper packaging has turned blue to help customers differentiate between the paper and plastic bags on offer.

Bostik Strengthens Tiling Offer

Bostik, the leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and building chemicals has strengthened its tiling offer for merchant customers with the introduction of two new team members and an extended product range.

Pegler Launches VSH MultiPress System to UK Market

Leading manufacturer of integrated piping systems, Pegler, has announced the latest addition to its market leading portfolio of brands with the launch of VSH MultiPress.

Imperial introduces first dual-faced brick

Imperial Bricks, the leading supplier of traditional handmade, pressed, waterstruck and wirecut bricks, has introduced a new range of Pre-War Common bricks with a difference.

Point of Sale

The Cromar and AlphaChem ranges continue to grow, introducing more products under both brands to provide an even more comprehensive range of products for all building and roofing needs.

Loft living with CaberBoard flooring

Leeds-based New Storey Homes, who specialise in loft conversions and expanding storage spaces, repeatedly chooses Norbord’s CaberDek for its builds as it is easy to use and is a consistently reliable product.

Wienerberger introduces new red multis to growing brick collection

Wienerberger, the UK’s leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, is expanding its brick product offering by launching two new clay facing bricks.

Powerful cutting action – without a cable

The new AGC 18 cordless angle grinder from Festool

Marley Alutec Boosts Website Resources for Merchants

Marley Alutec has launched its new and updated website.

IDS adds three elegant chevron designs to its Modelli range of Tuscan wood flooring

Three brand new chevron designs have been added to IDS’s Modelli range of Tuscan Wood Flooring. 

Marley launches Safe in the Sun 2019

As the UK gets set for summer, roof systems manufacturer, Marley, is urging all outdoor construction workers to look after both their skin and eyes to reduce the damage caused by increased sun exposure.

Snickers Workwear’s NEW Loose-fit Stretch Trousers for Maximum Mobility On-site

Hi-tech stretch fabrics and ergonomic designs ensure close quarter mobility at work.

What’s bugging you?

With the launch of Bond It’s new 3 in 1 Wood Treatment in to their Drive Alive Range of products, you certainly won’t be bothered by woodworm or termites.

New Look for Freefoam Website

Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce a new look for its consumer focused website -

Bora presents the speediest sawhorse on site

When you need to visit multiple worksites in one day, you need equipment that is fast and easy to set up, take down and transfer from one location to another.

TeknosPro; the eponymous portfolio

TeknosPro, the Teknos range of paints for professional decorators, offers professionals the eponymous product portfolio, TeknosPro, for smooth and long lasting finishes.

Lakes’ new rollfold for premium stone resin shower trays

Lakes, the leading manufacturer of showering spaces, introduces a new 8-page rollfold to support the launch of its premium stone resin shower trays.

NEW from Solid Gear – the Onyx Safety Shoes and Boots.

Great value safety footwear with the unique BOA closure system for maximum comfort.