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Plumbing and heating contractors categorised as Key Workers

The government has classified plumbing and heating workers as ‘Key Workers’, making children of these trades prioritised for education provision.

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.

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.

New government package for self-employed welcomed

A new COVID-19 support package for self-employed workers has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

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.

HHIC issues updated advice for essential work

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

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.

ATAG extends warranty during outbreak

ATAG boilers has adjusted its warranty rules to allow customers to go on a “service holiday” during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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.

UKIFDA members meet challenge of liquid fuels demand

Members of the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have over the last few weeks faced unprecedented demand for liquid fuels.