Application for BMF Merchant Membership

Application Criteria

YOU MUST BE A BONAFIDE BUILDERS, PLUMBERS, TIMBER, HEATING OR DECORATORS MERCHANT WHO:


  • Have a minimum annual turnover of £250,000 or higher.
  • A substantial proportion of this should come from ex-stock sales.
  • Have been trading for 2 years and be able to supply audited accounts
  • Supplies predominantly to the trade and has facilities for and carries adequate stocks appropriate to the needs of the district.
  • Operate from proper premises with sound stock levels, yard layout and good calibre of staff.
  • Grant credit facilities and have a reasonable number of credit accounts.
  • Offer a delivery service
  • Have no inter-trading connection with any builder, plumber or heating engineer which exceeds 25% of your total turnover. However applicants who have involvement with bathroom and kitchen installation may apply for membership regardless.
As a Member of the Builders Merchants Federation we promise to:
  1. Deal with our customers promptly and fairly
  2. Ensure that any complaints are handled equitably
  3. Hold comprehensive and quality stock
  4. Promote sustainable products and materials wherever appropriate
  5. Offer product advice from experienced teams
  6. Provide prompt deliveries
  7. Provide structured credit facilities
  8. Commit to best standards of health and safety
  9. Minimise any adverse effects which our operations might have on our surroundings and neighbours.
  10. Minimise and recycle waste and manage waste disposal in a safe and controlled manner.

FORM CHECKLIST

Before you start the application, you will need the following information to hand:

List of Key Contacts
Financial Information inc Turnover
Last 2 Years Accounts