BPC Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

BPC is pleased to announce its recent achievement of ISO 14001 certification. This certification underscores BPC’s strong commitment to environmental management and sustainable practices. It complements the company’s existing ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification, further highlighting its dedication to maintaining high standards.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems. BPC underwent a thorough assessment to meet the requirements of this certification. The assessment focused on various aspects, including establishing an environmental policy that demonstrates BPC’s commitment to sustainability and compliance with regulations. The company also set objectives, conducted environmental impact assessments, and defined targets to improve its environmental performance.

By implementing effective processes, assigning responsibilities, and promoting open communication, BPC ensures the smooth operation of its environmental management system. The company also demonstrates compliance with relevant environmental laws, regulations, and permits, showing its commitment to responsible environmental practices.

Monitoring and measurement systems are in place to track BPC’s environmental performance and progress toward its objectives. The company continuously strives for improvement by addressing non-conformities, incidents, and seeking opportunities to reduce its environmental impact.

Regular reviews evaluate the effectiveness of BPC’s environmental management system, ensuring a continuous commitment to environmental responsibility.

Gareth Simister, Managing Director of BPC, said, “We are thrilled to have achieved ISO 14001 certification, which reflects our ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility. This accomplishment reinforces our dedication to reducing our environmental impact wherever possible.”

With a history dating back to 1977, BPC has been manufacturing builders’ metalwork in the UK. The company offers a comprehensive range of products, including Joist Hangers, Restraint Straps, Angle Brackets, Wall Ties, and Plasterers Bead & Mesh. These products are available in both galvanised and stainless steel options, meeting diverse construction needs.

BPC’s ISO 14001 certification demonstrates its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and meeting the evolving requirements of the construction industry

For more information about BPC and its range of CE approved construction connectors, please contact sales@bpcfixings.com.

Introducing our New Connector Centre Display Stands

BPC, a leading manufacturer of Builders’ Metalwork, has launched its latest retail display stands called the “Connector Centre“, which is designed to showcase their complete range of products.. These display stands are designed specifically for their range of Builders’ Metalwork, including Joist Hangers, Restraint Straps, Angle Brackets, and many more.

The bespoke design of the Connector Centre ensures that your fast-moving stock items are safely displayed for customers to browse. The display stands come with eye-catching header cards and powder-coated colour frames, creating an attractive and professional look.

The Connector Centre is constructed with a sturdy steel frame, making it both durable and long-lasting. What’s more, it’s quick and easy to build from a flat-pack, thanks to the included instruction leaflet.

As an added bonus, BPC is offering to supply the Connector Centre “free of charge on loan” with your first order (subject to an agreed initial stock order). Additionally, BPC has point-of-sale banners and window stickers available to further enhance your in-store display.

The Connector Centre is available in multiple stock range options to suit the requirements of Timber Merchants, Builders Merchants, DIY Retailers, Tool & Fixings Distributors. To learn more about the Connector Centre, contact BPC at 01924 364794 or email sales@bpcfixings.com.

BPC BBA UKTA certification

In addition to our ongoing CE certification, BPC are pleased to announce that the British Board of Agrément (BBA) have awarded us with UK Technical Assessment (UKTA) certification for our Three-Dimensional Nailing Plates ahead of the June 2025 deadline.

The products in this range include Angle Brackets, Joist Hangers, and Timber Engineered Hardware.

The certification gives further clarity to the quality, safety and reliability of our products.

Contact us on 01924 364794 for more information.

LOCUSRITE TO JOIN BPC AS PART OF VISTA ENGINEERING GROUP

Locusrite, a leading UK manufacturer of expanded metal building products, including angle and plaster beads, has announced that it is to become part of the Vista Engineering Group.

 

“We’ve worked with BPC for many years and joining the group will bring benefits for everyone involved.” explains Paul Rickett, managing director of Maldon-based Locusrite. “This is especially true for the customers of both companies, who will benefit from the broader product range and enhanced technical support.”

BPC managing director, Gareth Simister adds, “The increased manufacturing capacity this brings to the group is great news.  Surety of supply, at scale, is critically important for our customers and this further strengthens our offering.”

“Our approach to business is very similar, so for Locusrite to become part of the Vista group is a natural step,” adds Vista Engineering Group managing director, Phil Travis. “Their management team, customer relationships and service ethic are all very strong, so we look forward to them joining the Vista family”.

“Vista’s vision is based on manufacturing high quality products, delivering excellence in customer service and offering competitive prices. We know that Locusrite shares that vision, and the high standards we adhere to, so they are the perfect new addition to the Vista group.”

New brochure details extensive builders metalwork range

BPC has issued a new brochure turning the spotlight on its expanded builders metalwork range. The brochure has been designed as a sales aid for merchants when dealing with customer enquiries and features clear and comprehensive product information.

“The new brochure is a real step up.”

explains BPC’s managing director, Gareth Simister

“We spoke with our customers and asked them what information they need on a day-to-day basis and developed the brochure to reflect this. The inclusion of in-situ images, force diagrams and performance tables, in addition to dimensions, material thickness and pack quantities, should allow most inquiries to be dealt with without the need to refer to technical data sheets.”

The publication details BPC’s full range of single piece masonry hangers, restraint straps, timber to timber joist hangers, timber engineering hardware, multi-truss hangers, angle brackets, timber fixings and timber connectors.

“We’re very pleased with the way the brochure shows the quality of our products,” continues Gareth. “The builders metalwork range is manufactured using high grade galvanised and stainless steel and tested to the relevant British and European standards. This allows our products to provide the levels of performance, quality and reliability that the industry has come to expect from BPC at a price that remains competitive despite the market-wide pressure on raw materials.”

To request your free copy of the brochure, please email sales@bpcfixings.com or call 01924 364794.

 

BPC Invest in 3 new state of the art production lines

BPC Building Products has made significant investment in three new, state of the art, production lines, substantially increasing capacity to supply builders metalwork to the UK market.

The lines have been installed and commissioned at a second combined factory & warehouse facility, located just off junction 40 of the M1.

The lines will manufacture a range of builders’ metalwork including joist and truss hangers, restraint straps, angle brackets and timber connectors.

The new facility also gives an additional 1000 pallet spaces greatly increasing its stockholding and distribution capacity.

BPC Managing Director Gareth Simster commented,

“We’re proud to be able to create local manufacturing jobs. Yorkshire has a strong tradition for the manufacture of steel products and boasts a highly skilled workforce. Coupled with our three new production lines, this will enable us to significantly ramp up production over the next few months, to continue our growth strategy into 2022”.

BPC are part of the Vista Group – The UK’s largest independent manufacturer of builders’ metalwork.

Launch of the New Landscaping Brochure

After a year where demand for landscaping products has been higher than ever, BPC Building Products has launched a new brochure which provides full details of the company’s expanded range of landscaping products.  The publication has been designed to be a handy source of reference for retailers when dealing with customer enquiries.

“This year has been very busy for us, not only in terms of demand but also product development.  We’ve added new products to our landscaping range and a number of new variants to some of our existing products.  We wanted a new brochure that brings the full range together in one place, making it easier for our customers to know exactly what’s available.”

explains BPC’s Managing Director, Gareth Simister.

The publication details BPC’s full range of PowaPost fence spikes and shoes, post extenders, post caps, decking post bases, joist hangers, brackets, clips and cleats as well as the PowaPost Cube and PowaPost Gates.

“We’re very pleased with the way the brochure shows the quality of our products,” continues Gareth. “It has a simple layout, with illustrations and product information presented in an easily-accessible style.”

“As with all of our products, the landscaping range are manufactured using the best raw materials. This allows our products to provide the high levels of quality and reliability that the industry has come to expect from BPC at a price that’s competitive.”

To request your free copy of the brochures, please email sales@bpcfixings.com or call 01924 364794.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

To all of our valued customers and suppliers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Directors and Staff at BPC Building Products.

“A massive thank you to all our friends, partners and suppliers who have helped and supported us in 2019. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with you, and all the new opportunities next year will bring. Here’s to a successful 2020!”

BPC Managing Director, Gareth Simister.

Our Christmas opening times:

  • Monday 23rd December – 9am-12pm
  • Christmas Eve – Closed
  • Christmas Day – Closed
  • Boxing Day – Closed
  • Friday 27th December – Closed
  • Monday 30th December – Closed
  • Tuesday 31th December– Closed
  • New Year’s Day – Closed
  • Thursday 2nd January onwards – 8am-5pm

Investment in new vehicles boosts BPC Building Products warehouse and distribution capability.

 

Wakefield-based builders’ metalwork manufacturer BPC has invested in a new fleet of delivery and warehouse vehicles. The move comes after a successful 2018 that saw a 20% increase in turnover and culminated with BPC becoming part of the Vista Engineering group of companies.

The investment is the first of several over the coming months, with further spending on new machinery and equipment planned for later in the year. Commenting on the new vehicle fleet and planned investment, BPC Managing Director Gareth Simister said:

“This heralds a commitment in 2019 to investments that will allow us to significantly increase manufacturing capacity, further improve our delivery standards and increase our distribution capabilities so we can continue to offer market leading service and quality across the full product range. Added to the expanded product range and technical support that come from being part of the Vista Group, it makes this an exciting time for our company and all its customers.”

Left – Neil garner, Sales Director, BPC. Centre – Gareth Simister, MD, BPC. Right – Phil Travis, MD, Vista Engineering Group

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.