Builders' Merchants News
Unique dry ridge fixing system launched by Breedon

A dry fix ridge system that is uniquely universal has been launched by construction materials group Breedon.

Kalsi offers 10 Rainwater Solutions

With the British weather becoming increasingly extreme, low maintenance building products manufacturer, Kalsi Group is advising builders and installers to select fit-for-purpose rainwater products.

BLANCO UK’s new QUATRUS sink for maximum bowl and cabinet space

BLANCO’s stunning new stainless steel QUATRUS sink showcases the company’s well-known intelligent design capability while making maximum use of the cabinet.

Get the natural stone look with Kinestone

Natural finishes in the bathroom are bang on-trend and the new Kinedo Kinestone shower tray from Saniflo ticks the aesthetics box for highly popular and desirable slate.

Kingspan Introduces Quadcore Roofboard

Kingspan Insulation is raising roof performance to new heights with Kingspan QuadCore 426 Roofboard, an innovative flat roof insulation board delivering excellent thermal and fire performance, enhanced environmental credentials, and backed by an extended warranty. 

Monstrously Good Tape

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

Comfort and Safety For Wearers, Great Value for Employers

Part of the Hultafors Group UK’s portfolio of premium-branded Workwear, Tools, Protective Wear and Safety Footwear, the Toe Guard range of shoes and boots delivers great value safety footwear for all kinds of working environments and weather conditions.

RETRAN® reaches 100%

With the huge success of Retran® packaging, Bell have been working with their raw material manufacturers to achieve an even higher percentage of post-consumer waste within this product.

DuraPost® by FENCEMATE offers an elegant and strong alternative.

An industry first, Birkdale’s DuraPost® by FENCEMATE is an innovative galvanised steel fence post system that provides a durable, lightweight and wind-resistant alternative to wooden or concrete fence posts.

Sanicubic 1 – now with Vortex

A new model has been added to the hugely popular Sanicubic lifting station range from Saniflo. 

Marley Alutec Introduces Two Day Delivery for Key Products

Marley Alutec, the UK leader in innovative aluminium rainwater and eaves solutionsis reducing delivery times from five working days to two working days for the company’s most popular product ranges. 

’Fire resistant’ adhesive SAFEFIX® FR300

Following the terrible fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block in West London in June 2017, the spotlight has been firmly focussed on improving resilience against fire in such buildings and on developing fire resistant materials used in the construction of buildings and in general manufacturing and engineering.

Snickers Workwear’s NEW Hoodies and Sweatshirts

The new range of Hoodies and Sweatshirts for craftsmen and women are probably the most comfortable we’ve ever designed.

Makita releases 18V Drywall Pole Sander LXT

Makita is delighted to announce the release of its new long-reach 18v LXT Brushless Drywall Sander.

Long-lasting protection against failures with Dunlop ProCover Uncoupling Mat

Want to protect floor tiling project from failures?

Linde Material Handling provide solution to improve safety on construction sites with new truck

Leading forklift truck manufacturer, Linde Material Handling showcased its new H35D diesel truck at UK Construction Week.

Hellberg Safety – SECURE Active - active listening headsets.

Hellberg Safety specialist PPE products include highly advanced hearing protection products, face protection and communication solutions for personal wellbeing on site.

Snickers Workwear – Waterproof Working

You can count on comfort and protection throughout the autumn and winter with Snickers Workwear’s NEW AllroundWork Jackets for professional tradesmen and women.

New Duragrain Sectional Doors from Garador

Garador has introduced a new range of sectional garage doors – Duragrain.

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.