Incidences of van break-ins and tool theft are rising. Tool theft alone has rocketed by over 30 per cent during the last year, with the Yorkshire and Midlands regions being prime targets. And our customers’ vans also carry other ‘precious cargo’....
Keeping our vans safe
Winter considerations in a merchant's yard
Cold weather can create health and safety problems on site, so it’s best to nip them in the bud before they start or eliminate them when they do. Here are some common ‘cold weather problems’ and their solutions.
What have the Romans ever done for us?
We all had a good laugh when John Cleese indignantly asked “What have the Romans ever done for us?” in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, but it might surprise you to hear that – in addition to sanitation, roads and aqueducts – the Romans quite literally...
Cementing reasons for choice - how to choose your cement supplier
Cement is a basic building material for most building projects – but there’s nothing simple about the choice available.
Loyalty - what it means to us and our customers
You only have to look at the aftermath of British Airways’ recent IT disaster to see what happens when you lose the confidence of your customers. “We’ll never fly with BA again” was a familiar cry from passengers.
From fashion accessory to Valentine's gift - cement unwrapped
The next time you take delivery of your order of Breedon Cement, take a moment to ask yourself how much you really know about what’s in the bag…
In The News: Builders’ Merchants News and Inside Construction – From Hairdresser to Cement Big Wig
Elizabeth Richardson, Sales and Customer Experience Manager at Breedon Cement, shares the secrets behind her growth in the construction industry and what builders’ merchants can do to increase their customer loyalty and sales, on Builders’ Merchants...
Hope Cement rewards loyal customers through new App
Hope Cement is leading the way for the construction industry by boosting the benefits that it offers customers and merchants. Following the unveiling of its new high-performing bagged product range [in their own packaging], Hope Cement has developed...
Land of Hope and Glory – Why UK-based, independent suppliers are great for business
Apparently, many people would like “Land of Hope and Glory” to be England’s national anthem. Whatever your preference, it’s definitely worth looking to the “Mother of the Free” when you’re making your supplier choice.
Customer satisfaction is music to our ears
“Just trying to keep my customers satisfied,” sang pop duo Simon & Garfunkel in their 1970s’ hit.
#FinallyTheresHope! We’re heading to London Construction Awards
We’re celebrating at Hope Cement as we’ve been shortlisted for the London Construction Awards’ Marketing Initiative of the Year for the launch of our bagged cement range.
In the News: Housebuilder & Developer – Building the foundations for housebuilders and developers
Gary Brennand, Commercial Director at Hope Cement, discusses how cement has evolved and identifies key considerations for housebuilders and developers in our latest article on Housebuilder & Developer’s website.
In the News: The Builder and Builder & Engineer – Hope Cement Transforms Bagged Cement Market
Hope Cement has officially unveiled its new high performing bagged products, which, for the first time, are all available in the company’s own packaging.
Six top tips to boost your in-store sales
Builders merchants! Are you constantly on the lookout for ways to enhance your in-store sales and boost your profits?
Read on to discover our six top tips to ensure that you enhance your customers’ experience, boost their loyalty and keep them...
Why you’re better off sourcing cement from the Hope WORKS
[Infographic] 5 reasons to choose Hope professional grade cement
Industry Leading Cement Packing Facility Nears Opening Date…
There’s not long to go now until our £14 million state-of-the-art cement depot in Dagenham is completed.
[Infographic] The Hope Charter
Our aim is to provide you with the best quality products and the best quality service every time.
Five tips for maximising your cement sales
You want to maximise all of your product sales wherever possible and for many builders merchants, this includes your cement sales.
Why we offer the complete package | Hope Cement
Builders merchants: Does your current cement supplier deliver top quality cement to you and your customers, whenever and wherever you need it, for the right price, no questions asked?
A Video of Cement Packing Equipment with Wow Factor.
We surveyed more than 500 builders merchants and contractors to find out what they want from their cement. Quality, service and price were key (no surprise there – we’ll talk more about them in other blog posts).
[Video] Hope Construction Materials: The ram is out of the bag
Have you heard the rumours that have been recently doing the rounds? Wondered what we’ve been working on in the last few months?
How your cement supplier can help you stay on top.
How do you rate your relationship with your cement supplier? Do they communicate regularly with you? Do they share news or invite you to industry events?
It’s not just about delivering your cement (on time and in top condition, naturally)....
The key considerations for selling bagged cement
Bagged cement is a staple building product that can be found at builders’ merchants up and down the country.
But while it may be a building material that’s fundamental for most building projects, there’s nothing staple about stocking it. Contrary...
How to achieve the right mortar colour
Inconsistent mortar colour - we know it annoys you (and probably almost every other builder out there) and how much of a pain it can be to match against your bricks.
Does The Cement You Use Actually Tick All The Boxes?
I know you’re busy. And I know you don’t have much time to spend thinking about the cement you use.
However, it’s worth your while to spend the next 2 minutes considering it.