VISIT BPC AT BUILDSHOW 2018

Build ShowBPC Building Products is excited to be exhibiting at the 2018 Build Show Exhibition, at NEC Birmingham between 9-11 October 2018.

Visit us on stand B08 for more details and to take advantage of the exclusive promotions that we will be offering on the day.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet with our team and browse our vast range of products, including our selection of builder’s metalwork, plasterer’s accessories and fencing, decking and gardening supplies.

The Build Show will feature the latest advancements in building products, policy and projects, all designed to help building professionals stay up-to-date and one step ahead of their competitors.

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said:

“For most people working in the trades, finding the time to keep up to date with the latest products and sourcing the best deals while juggling work commitments feels impossible.

“That’s why the Build Show is always an unmissable event for specialist trades and general builders. It brings the latest products, ideas and manufacturers to one place and is broken down into specific sections to make the search easier. It’s a much-needed opportunity to be inspired and encouraged, to make deals, and to take away lots of new ideas and products to apply straight away.”

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at the NEC. Register for your free ticket by clicking here or on the Build Show banner above.

VISTA ENGINEERING GROUP ACQUIRES BPC BUILDING PRODUCTS

We are very pleased to announce BPC Building Products Ltd, has joined Vista Engineering, in a move which sees the group strengthen its position in the UK market and significantly enhance the product range offered to its customers.

There is a tremendous amount of synergy between BPC and Vista, and bringing the two companies closer together will generate additional benefits for both sets of customers,” explains BPC Managing Director, Gareth Simister.

This is great news for customers of both businesses. The acquisition will allow access to a wider range of products together with improved technical support and customer service levels.

We’re delighted to welcome BPC as part of the expanding Vista group,” adds Vista managing director, Phil Travis. “We have worked together as distribution partners for many years, and look forward to strengthening the relationship we’ve already established”.

Vista is a proudly British company which offers high quality products. We combine the best quality raw materials and state-of-the-art technology with over 40 years of experience, and would only ever consider forging a closer relationship with a company like BPC which shares our high standards and aims for the future.

BPC Announces Key Appointment to Support Ongoing Growth

BPC Building Products, a leading manufacturer of constructional fixing components and builders’ metalwork, has expanded its team following the appointment of Neil Garner as Head of Sales.

Neil, who brings with him more than 25 years’ experience within the manufacturing sector, has worked at managerial level for a number of years, including most recently as Sales Manager for one of the UK’s largest abrasive manufacturers.

As head of the sales department, Neil will use his knowledge and expertise to develop opportunities for both BPC and its distribution partners. He will also be responsible for bringing together a new internal and external sales team and developing strong strategies for all sectors that the business operates in, including construction and DIY.

Neil comments: “I have been aware of BPC’s excellent customer service and quality products for a long time and have always admired how they have developed over the years. The company has recently invested in new processes, procedures and state of the art machinery, which has increased capacity significantly. This puts BPC in a very strong position as it continues to grow and support existing and new distribution partners and builders’ merchants within the construction industry; which I am extremely excited to be a part of.”

Gareth Simister, Managing Director at BPC Building Products, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Neil to the BPC team. Our ongoing success is due to a commitment to employ highly skilled people, investment in our manufacturing process and an uncompromising approach to customer service. With Neil’s wealth of experience and skillset we are sure that he will prove to be an asset to the business.”

BPC Building Products Ltd is a manufacturer and supplier of quality construction and DIY products for supply to Builders’ & Timber Merchants, Hardware and Landscaping Retailers. Established in 1977, BPC continues to manufacture high quality components in the UK.

The company offers millions of components from stock at its modern factory and warehouse facility in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. It has achieved consistent growth by offering a quality product range at competitive prices, as well as next day delivery to merchants and distributors and a service that is second to none.

BPC to build connections at the NMBS Exhibition

BPC Building Products is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2018 NMBS Exhibition, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Wednesday 11th April.

Visit us on stand 255 for more details and to take advantage of the exclusive promotions that we will be offering on the day. We’ll also be giving away T-Shirts and gift bags to the first 100 visitors to pop by our stand.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet with our team and browse our vast range of products, including our selection of builder’s metalwork, plasterer’s accessories and fencing, decking and gardening supplies.

Managing Director of BPC, Gareth Simister comments: “We are looking forwards to exhibiting at this year’s NMBS Show and welcome both new and existing customers to visit our stand. Everyone that comes along to meet with our team can find out first hand why an increasing number of merchants are choosing to stock our high quality building products.

He adds: “We are proud that we continue to make ongoing improvements to our business and services, which now includes next day delivery and no minimum order quantity for merchants and distributor. This and an investment of more than £500,000 to upgrade and expand our warehouse and manufacturing facility, has resulted in us achieving significant growth over recent years.”

The NMBS (National Merchant Buying Society) is the buying group that represents independent construction merchants throughout the UK. The exhibition is one of the leading events for independent businesses within the trade sector and attracts increasing numbers of visitors’ year on year.

Over 280 supplier and manufacturers will be exhibiting at this year’s show, making it the biggest buying and selling event for Independent Builders, Hardware, Timber, Roofing, Plumbing and Heating Merchants.

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at the Ricoh Arena. To learn more about the 2018 NMBS Exhibition or to register to attend the event, visit: https://www.nmbs-exhibition.co.uk/.

BPC Sponsors 160 Miles Coast to Coast Walk For Lois

A team from BPC Building Products is taking part in ‘The Lois Lanes’, a coast-to-coast walk to raise in excess of £15,000 for Lois Huntingdon and the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice.

Lois is a happy, lively and courageous young lady, who has an undiagnosed neuromuscular condition and severe learning disabilities that she has battled since birth.

The aim is to raise £7,000 for Lois, which will buy her a new wheelchair transporter bike, providing her with hours of great pleasure as she has outgrown her current bike.

The remaining money raised will go directly to Forget-Me-Not, a pioneering children’s hospice serving families across West Yorkshire & East Lancashire. Forget-Me-Not has been a huge support for Lois and her family over the years.

On the weekend of April 6-8, 2018, over 2-days and 2-nights, teams of volunteers will join friends and relations of the Huntingdon family, to take part in the 160 mile walk from The Deep in Hull to the Pier Head in Liverpool.

There are two ways that you can donate:

  1. By cheque or cash to Redwood Events. Please make cheques payable to ‘Redwood Events’ and post to BPC Building Products Ltd, Flanshaw Way, Wakefield, WF2 9LP. For BACS payments: Redwood Events: Sort Code 30-93-76 Account No. 70822360
  2. Online via Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bpc-products

Thank you for you kind support.

BPC Products is a key sponsor of the event, with Lois being the niece of one of the senior management team. For more information and details of how you can join the walk, click here – http://www.redwoodevents.co.uk/home-page

BPC Christmas Holiday Dates

 

At BPC, we like to ensure our customers make the most of the Christmas and New Year festivities, without having to worry about when their order is going to be delivered.

So, for any of our customers requiring delivery before Christmas, please ensure your orders are placed no later than 11am on Wednesday 20th December.

Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 21st December and re-open at 8am on Tuesday 2nd December.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, stockists and partners for your support this year.

We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

BPC Building Products celebrates 40th anniversary

 

BPC Building Products has celebrated its 40th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, a day of celebration took place on Tuesday 19th September, exactly 40 years’ from when the family owned and operated company was first incorporated. The event included a visit from the mayor of Wakefield, Mr Kevin Barker.

From its beginnings in 1977, BPC Building Products has grown into a national business supplying a range of constructional and DIY markets. The company now manufactures and supplies fixings, gardening, decking and fencing ranges to construction sites and DIY’ers across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Wakefield remains the headquarters for BPC Building Products, with its advanced manufacturing and warehousing operations.

The company has achieved significant growth over the last five years with a 170 per cent increase in turnover. Ongoing improvements in service has been one of the reasons for rapid growth recently, including next day delivery and with no minimum order quantity for its merchants and distributors.

“We would like to thank all our customers for supporting us over the last 40 years,” said Gareth Simister, Managing Director at BPC Building Products. “Our reputation and track record have been built largely on customer recommendations, and we thank them for their continued trust and confidence.”

While BPC initially focused on builders’ metalwork products such as joist hangers and restraint straps, demand from customers resulted in range extensions over the years. These include plasterers’ metalwork as well as fencing, decking and gardening ranges.

Recent major investments by BPC Building Products include £500,000 to upgrade and expand its Wakefield warehouse and manufacturing facility, creating up to 10 jobs in the process. The project was part funded by a Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) grant of £80,000.

The investment project will enable the company to further increase its market share in both the UK and European construction markets.

Looking to the future, Gareth explains: “Our ongoing success is due to a commitment to employ highly skilled people, investment in our manufacturing process and an uncompromising approach to customer service.”

The company’s advanced, high-speed production lines ensure optimum efficiency and consistent high levels of quality. The majority of BPC’s products are manufactured in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and have the back up of an ISO 9001 approved quality control system.

For more information email: sales@bpcfixings.com or call 01924 364794.

Forklift Drivers, Production Operatives, Warehouse Operatives and Sales Administrators

BPC are currently recruiting Forklift Drivers, Production Operatives, Warehouse Operatives and Sales Administrators on a permanent basis.

Due to expansion at our Wakefield facility we have lots of opportunities for suitable candidates who should have previous experience in similar positions.

To apply please send your CV and a covering email to jobs@bpcfixings.com

Nostell Priory Holiday Park on Solid Ground With BPC Fixings

Blue Sky Resorts Ltd, operator of Nostell Priory Holiday Park, has specified BPC Fixings’ Powapost® Bolt Down Post Shoes for a new boundary fence at its venue in Nostell, West Yorkshire.

BPC Fixing’s Powapost® Bolt Down Shoe range is designed for use when posts are required to be installed on an existing hard surface such as a concrete or timber base.

Post shoes from BPC are ideally suited for use during construction of a wide range of landscaping projects such as fencing, gazebos, pergolas and many other garden and landscaping projects.

Nostell Priory Holiday Park used BPC’s PowaPost® post shoes to install a timber post and rail fence alongside a new footpath at the park. The holiday park is located in a forest glade within the grounds of the National Trust’s Nostell Priory Estate.

Specifiers in the procurement team at Blue Sky Resorts chose BPC Fixings’ 90 x 90mm post shoe (PS1/90) because they had used the company’s products previously and knew they were excellent quality.

The items were sourced from Howarth Timber and Building Supplies’ branch in nearby Wakefield, with BPC Fixings delivering direct to the customer in packs of six.

The company also offers a range of complementary PowaPost ® fencing, decking and gardening ranges. These include Drive-In Post Spikes, Flush Fit Bolt Down Shoes, Concrete-In Post Shoes, repair spikes, post extenders and supports.

“Our post shoes take some beating and that is one of the reasons why Nostell Priory Holiday Park specified them,” said Gareth Simister, Managing Director at BPC. “Our range of Bolt Down Post Shoes are also available in 50, 60, 75, 90 and 100mm versions. All sizes are available in standard Twin Bolt and easyGrip design.”

The Twin Bolt arrangement allows the shoe to be securely tightened around timber posts, and also enables easy removal of damaged or rotten posts. Alternatively, the easyGrip version features a wedge type grip which allows quick and easy installation without the need for tightening bolts. Both are designed to be fixed to a solid substrate base such as concrete, timber or paving.

Nostell Priory Holiday Park on Solid Ground With BPC Fixings
Nostell Priory Holiday Park on Solid Ground With BPC Fixings

BPC Fixings, based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, manufactures and supplies high quality fixings to merchants and stockists around the UK. 2017 is the 40th anniversary for the company, having been formed in 1977, since when it has grown into an established UK manufacturer of galvanised and stainless steel building and fencing components.

BPC Building Products floats the boat for Windermere Museum

Windermere museumBPC Building Products’ joist hangers have been used during construction of the new £16.7m Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories in the Lake District.

The museum, which will be completing later this year, features a copper roof and the BPC hangers were used to fix the timber trusses to support this structure.

BPC timber to timber joist hangers are manufactured from high quality galvanised steel to BS EN 10346:2009 + G275 and austenitic grade 304 stainless steel. The range is available fromstock in a huge variety of widths and heights to suit all on-site applications.

Specialist contractor on the project, Thomas Armstrong, chose BPC Building Products components because of the high quality of the fixings as well as the fact that they could be delivered to site next day.

Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd. wasappointed by Lakeland Arts to be the main contractor for the new Windermere Jetty project.

The copper roof was specified for the learning centre and reception roof at Windermere Jetty because of its aesthetic appeal and long term performance benefits.

Award winning architects, Carmody Groarke, were selected to design the Museum through an open international competition organised by the RIBA.

Windermere jetty is a world-class working museum that respects its lakeshore surroundings and will secure the future of the nationally significant boat collection established by George Pattinson. The new Museum will include displays of steam launches, motorboats, yachts and other vessels and tell the stories of their construction, owners and use on Windermere.

Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories will replace the Windermere Steamboat Museum which opened in 1977. The Museum’s collection of boats form the most important and coherent collection of watercraft generic to one particular location in existence anywhere in the world.

BPC joist hangers are manufactured in the UK at the company’s advanced facility in Yorkshire. The company has recently announced a major investment in expanding its manufacturing capabilities at the site.

Formed in 1977, BPC is an established UK manufacturer of galvanised and stainless steel building and fencing components. The company offers an extensive range, which is available from stock, at its
modern factory and warehouse facility in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Next day delivery is usually available on the company’s full product range, with no minimum order quantity.

For more information on BPC Building Products or to find your local stockist, visit: www.bpcfixings.com or call: 01924 364794