Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA)

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association is the trade association for manufacturers of bathroom products trading in the UK and now represents around 87% of major bathroom manufacturers, who collectively employ in excess of 13,000 people at 71 sites across the UK.

British Independent Retailers Association (bira)

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) is the voice of independent retailers. The leading trade association for independent retailers in the UK, who represent approximately 7,000 members across the UK from single retail outlets to small chains, dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. .

British Woodworking Federation Federation (BWF)

The British Woodworking Federation is recognised as the leading representative body for the woodworking industry and builders' joinery and represents leading manufacturers, distributors and installers of doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, architectural joinery, timber frame buildings and engineered timber components. It provides a complete range of services to its Members including expert advice on technical issues, employment and contractual law, health and safety, tax issues and environmental matters.

Builders Merchants Marketing Awards For Excellence – Sponsored by BMF

The Builders Merchants Marketing Awards For Excellence are a platform for the industry to officially recognise its high achievers.

Builders Merchants Journal

Builders Merchants Journal is the UK's longest established magazine catering solely for the information needs of the wholesale construction distribution market. For 80 years they have been at the forefront of publishing to the UK merchanting industry, bringing vital business information to the attention of those involved in distributing building materials to the trade.

Builders Merchants News

For over 30 years Builders’ Merchants News has provided a fresh, expert perspective and an independent view on the news, issues and events shaping the builders’ merchants industry. With its market trends and spends, market intelligence surveys and reports on industry issues from the key players in the business, Builders’ Merchants News is regarded by merchants as the voice of the industry and their preferred read. From company profiles to the latest innovations in construction products and services, Builders’ Merchants News is renowned for the breadth of its coverage, while its topical columns provide an enlightening, frequently challenging view of the market as it evolves.

Construction Products Association (CPA)

The Construction Products Association represents the UK's manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of construction products, components and fittings. It acts as the voice of the construction products industry, representing the industry-wide view of its members. The Association is committed to demonstrating the importance of a growing, profitable and sustainable construction products industry within the UK economy. BMF is a founder member of CPA.

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

Founded in 1941, the Federation of Master Builders is the leading employers' trade association in the UK building industry with some 15,000 members. Membership requires a builder to prove that they offer suitably high standards of working practice and business methods and is thus widely accepted as a hallmark of quality.


European association of lightside Merchants Assocations.

Freight Transport Association (FTA)

Freight Transport Association represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. FTA members operate over 200,000 goods vehicles - almost half the UK fleet. In addition, they consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of sea and air freight.

Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI)

The Guild serves to further all aspects of architectural ironmongery, promoting the interchange of information to encourage better product design and high professional standards of ironmongery scheduling and specification. The Guild operates a three-year educational programme leading to the GAI Diploma - an industry recognised qualification, and to Registered Architectural Ironmongery status requiring Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Health and Safety Executive website provides access to over 350 of HSE's priced publications, Approved Codes of Practice, the latest health and safety legislation and a wide range of other information.

Home Builders Federation (HBF)

The Home Builders Federation is the principal trade organisation for private sector housebuilders and voice of the home building industry in England and Wales. It is an exciting industry filled with many talented people and organisations, providing sustainable and attractive homes to meet the demands of consumers.

Institute of Builders Merchants (IOBM)

The Institute of Builders Merchants was set up in 1968 to develop professional attitudes among builders merchants.

National Federation of Builders (NFB)

The National Federation of Builders is the construction industry's longest established trade association which has grown in stature since its origins in the late 19th century. This has been achieved by providing top level advice to their members on legal, employment, taxation, health and safety, planning, environmental, technical, training and government funding issues. Their staff are close to the industry, have in-depth knowledge of todays business practises and how they are changing.

National Home Improvement Council (NHIC)

The National Home Improvement Council represents the most important body of companies and organisations that work in the home improvement sector. They earnestly believe in higher standards of materials and workmanship, backing this with codes of practice, gaurantees and warranties. BMF is a founder member of NHIC.

National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS)

NMBS are a centralised buying society. Together NMBS, its Members and Suppliers are a strong and highly effective influence on purchasing decisions and processes. That means top quality deals for its Members and a seriously large market for suppliers.

Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA)

TRADA, the Timber Research and Development Association, is the UK's most authoritative provider of information on the specification and use of timber in construction. BMF is a member of TRADA.

Timber Trade Federation (TTF)

The Timber Trade Federation is the official voice of the UK timber trade. It represents timber importers, agents, distributors and other suppliers and users of wood and wood products. The Federation aims to create the best conditions for its members to trade successfully and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry.


European association of national Builders' Merchants Assocations representing heavyside merchants.

Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants

The Builders Merchants industry’s City Livery Company, The Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. The Company is committed to the advancement of professionalism and education within the merchant industry, and works closely with the BMF and the Institute of Builders Merchants in pursuance of these aims.