Our latest updates on COVID-19

We have created this online hub of information for you to refer to. It sets out the BMF position and what we are doing for the sector at this time. 

Please note, all information is issued as guidance only. In a fast-changing situation, please consult official Government resources for clarity.  



Branch Operating Guidelines

The BMF has published Branch Operating Guidelines for the safe operation of builders’ merchants while Covid-19 restrictions continue.

The 18-page document sets out guidelines and additional precautions to follow in the office, at trade counters, during customer and supplier deliveries, customer collection and tool hire. 

The Guidelines incorporate Public Health England (PHE) social distancing and hygiene procedures and have been prepared in consultation with merchants, Highways England and the Construction Leadership Council, which has itself published Site Operating Procedures for use on all building sites to facilitate safe working.

This document is for members of the BMF only. To view this document, please sign in and click here.

Any merchant requiring equipment for the implementation of the guidelines should contact the following BMF Supplier Members.

STS Ltd - View brochure - Contact now
Birkdale - View brochure - Contact now

BMF's working during the pandemic

This video shows what the BMF has been during to help support its members and the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BMF members in the community 

From donating PPE, supporting communities, safeguarding workers and building capacity in the NHS, BMF members have been working hard to support the national effort during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ve put together some case studies of their work here.

Naylor Industries
Branch Bros
Bradfords 1
Bradfords 2
Quinn Building Products
Travis Perkins
Mark Vitow
Wolseley 1
Wolseley 2 
Mid-Sussex Timber

What our members say...

BMF members have been very complimentary about the work we have done to support them and their businesses through the Covid pandemic. Below are a few quotes from our members about our service. To read more click here.