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BMF comment: banning gas boilers in new homes

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If Whitehall wants to ban fossil fuel heating in new homes, heat pumps may be the obvious option, but ministers must not become obsessed with heat pumps to the exclusion of other available solutions like hydrogen-powered boilers and renewable electric heating. That was the message from the Builders Merchants Federation …

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Material stock shortages not an issue for merchants

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Members of the Federation of Master Builders have reported shortages of a variety of building materials, with some – notably bricks, windows and roof tiles – having lead times of up to and including a year. However, builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation, says it is “not aware” …

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