The largest builders merchant in the UK, Travis Perkins is to reopen more of its branches to “give greater support to large construction firms and subcontractors as they restart construction sites.”
Since the start of the lockdown, Travis Perkins was operating at minimum capacity, offering a click and collect service to those who were still operating and to support the construction of vital projects such as the Nightingale Hospital.
A statement from the company said: “In recent weeks, the group has been working closely with customers, suppliers, trade bodies and the UK Government to develop safe-working protocols which can be applied across the construction supply chain to enable more activity to be carried out safely under lockdown.
“Since 20 April, the group has been carefully opening more of its merchant branch network, with branches continuing to operate the service-light, non-contact operating model.
“This will give greater support to large construction firms and subcontractors as they restart construction sites, and give smaller, local trade customers improved access to products.”
Nick Roberts, Chief Executive added: “As we move forward, we will continue to adjust our operations, with our foremost priority to keep colleagues and customers safe and the industry supplied with the materials it needs.”