Building Materials

The ETIM UK Building Materials Sector includes product classes and features:

  • Walling
  • Flooring & roofing materials
  • Structural steel
  • Civil infrastructure
  • Doors & windows
  • Finishing & decoration products.

From 1 January 2020, the BMF is the Sector Lead Organisation for developing the ETIM data standard for Building Materials Products.

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of builders merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers in the UK and Ireland. We are the authoritative voice for the building materials distribution sector, conveying the views and issues that face merchants and suppliers, to the widest possible audience.

Total membership at 1 September 2023 stands at 900 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of £44.5bn and employ over 206,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 456 merchant members operate from over 5,800 branches across the UK and Ireland.

The BMF is the active hub of merchant and supplier activity in the UK, working closely with allied industry groups and regulatory bodies such as trading standards and planning departments, to ensure that issues affecting merchants and suppliers are tackled promptly and effectively. The BMF is an active lobbyist with local and central government in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and has an impressive track record of achievements.

For more information about the Building Materials Products of ETIM UK, contact ETIM UK Manager, Dave Bate.

Dave Bate, ETIM UK Manager, Builders Merchants Federation

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