Appeal to builders merchants to provide vital PPE to the NHS

With intense supply chain pressures affecting the ability of healthcare professionals to source the equipment, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appealed to builders’ merchants across the UK to provide much-needed personal protective equipment for NHS staff.

Selco to close its branches for three weeks

Selco Builders Warehouse has announced that its branch network will close for the next three weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

HHIC issues updated advice for essential work

HHIC has issued updated advice to heating engineers on working during COVID-19 crisis.

Plumbing body warns of DIY dangers during social distancing

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) is reminding homeowners that the government is allowing plumbing and heating contractors to carry out emergency plumbing and heating work.

Self-employed need protection during COVID-19 outbreak – CIPHE

The Charted Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has called on the Government to help protect the self-employed in light of the social distancing measures announced.

Wolseley continuing to supply essentials at a distance

In line with the latest government instructions for coronavirus lockdown, Wolseley has announced it will continue to supply essential repair and replacement requirements.

BMF clarifies merchants’ role during COVID-19 restrictions

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has requested and received clarification on builders’ merchants’ operational status during the Construction Leadership Council Taskforce briefing with BEIS, following the additional restrictions announced by the Government.

Merchants forced to close as government announces lockdown

Following the government decision to lockdown the UK in a bid to battle the coronavirus outbreak, plumbing merchants have closed across the land.

Gas Safe reacts to government lockdown, awaits further guidance

Gas Safe Register has updated its advice on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Construction bodies call for urgent cashflow action in Scotland

A group of respected construction industry bodies has suggested a number of simple actions which the Scottish Government could introduce to help with cashflow and protect jobs against the “crippling” background of coronavirus.