Independent Leicester-based Building Supplier, HB Supplies, has further strengthened its offering for builders, plasterers and plumbers with the introduction of construction boards to its product line.
HB Supplies now stocks a wide range of A1 fire rated construction and backer boards, which can be used across multiple trades for a variety of applications, including plastering, plumbing kitchens and bathrooms, building modular structures, rendering and cladding. Boards from brands such as James Hardie, Modülar and STS will now be available in store and online.
Neil Hibbert, HB owner and managing director, said: “We pride ourselves on the wide range of products we stock, servicing the construction, landscaping and drainage trades, however with this introduction of these boards, we will open our-selves up even further. The wide range of construction boards we have available can be used for such a variety of projects, it’s a really exciting and innovative move for the business.”
One of the main benefits of the construction boards on offer is the A1 fire rating and fire-proof guarantee; now a legal requirement in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tragedy. Since the tower fire, combustible materials are now banned for the use of external cladding and facades, meaning all construction work must comply with rigid regulations. The boards distributed by HB Supplies have the highest level of fire-rated performance in the industry.
As well as external cladding and rendering, construction boards are regularly used by plumbers and tilers for creating a solid waterproof and durable foundation for kitchens, bathrooms and wet rooms.
Hibbert said: “One brand we will be stocking as part of this new revenue stream is James Hardie, which we are delighted about. The brand is trusted, reliable and widely renowned as the number one name in backer boards in the UK. This move will make us the largest independent supplier of their products in our area.”
HB Supplies will also be selling Modülar construction boards – innovative weather-proof panels, used to create bespoke and fully insulated garden/leisure rooms in people’s gardens.
Hibbert added: “We are the first suppliers of this product in the UK, and its totally unique. This product is groundbreaking and I think it could really change the face of garden construction. We couldn’t be more excited to be adding it to our offering.”