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March 2021

Forklift Safety Guide 2021

A Guide To Forklift Safety

When working in the construction trade, a forklift is an essential vehicle for transporting goods and pallets around your site or short distances. You may enter and exit a forklift so often it has become second nature to you, however, if not operated with precision and safety, forklifts can cause...

Builders Marketplace Ltd at Thurrock, Lakeside

We’re Moving!

When Builders Marketplace opened its doors in 2018, just like any business, our goal was always to expand and develop as much as possible. The business has continued to acquire new customers, new products and new staff to work consistently to ensure all sectors of the business are being maintained...

January 2021

Where Timber Comes From

Where Does Your Timber Come From?

When you visit your local builders’ merchant, timber of all species and sizes are neatly stacked and cut ready for you to use. However, we never think about the process that the wood goes through to go from a tree in the forest, to the structural pillars of your next...

January 2021

Leaning Tower of Pisa Construction Failure

Biggest Construction Failures Of All Time

Most buildings and structures are built to last, with some historical landmarks still standing tall after hundreds of years. However, whether due to human error, questionable construction methods or materials, or for no explainable reason at all, a building or parts of a building can collapse or suffer damage, causing...

January 2021

How To Guide: Wall Mounting A TV

Most of us see our television as an integral part of our living spaces, providing hours of entertainment and stimulation for everyone. Many of us choose to have our televisions mounted to a wall, providing the perfect viewing height and angle, and eliminating the need for bulky television units with...

December 2020

How To Successfully Fireproof Your Home

A house fire is among everyone’s worst nightmares, it can start in seconds and cause irreversible damage in minutes. With an estimated 37,000 house fires occurring in the UK alone every year, it seems that some might not be aware of the ways that you can protect your home from...

How To Store Your Materials & Tools Correctly In Winter

Most construction materials and tools are significantly compromised when exposed to cold weather, rendering them practically useless. Therefore, proper storage of said materials and tools is vital to maintain their quality and integrity. In regards to materials, the golden rule seems to be that you should store your materials where the...

10 Essential Construction Accessories

As a builder or DIYer, the smaller tools and equipment are just as important as the large power tools to completing a project successfully. Here at Builders Marketplace, we have come up with 10 items every builder should have to hand or in their tool belt to be fully equipped...