The roofing and insulation sector continues to flourish and the National Buying Group (NBG) is working hard to meet demand, recently adding two new independent roofing specialists to its growing network of partners.
The demand for quality roofing and insulation products has increased over the last seven years due to the growth in UK housebuilding and an increase in domestic and commercial refurbishments. For example, the Office of National Statistics reported that annual new build dwelling starts totalled 166,400 in the year to September 2018, up by 1% compared with the year to September 2017.
In the first half of 2019, NBG has welcomed Alltype Roofing Supplies and About Roofing Supplies as new partners. Both roofing specialists, the new partners bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in an expanding sector.
About Roofing Supplies, founded in 1998, operates four branches across Surrey and West Sussex and is a popular choice for local contractors. Managing Director Jason Rivolta explained that joining NBG would allow the firm to access better deals, whilst maintaining its position as a trusted, local independent merchant.
Jason said: “We want to be able to deliver our personal approach with the professionalism expected of a much larger business. NBG came highly recommended by other merchants in the area. We thought it was the right time for us to join a support network of industry professionals, start building relationships and getting the right products at competitive prices.”
The second new partner, Alltype Roofing Supplies, opened its doors in 1979 in south east London and the independent merchant is one of the region’s leading specialists in roofing supplies.
Managing Director Vince Bick said: “We are pleased to have joined National Buying Group. We feel the group strengthens the industry and the independents that are so crucial to it. The long-standing relationships that NBG has with its members is a testament to value it brings. We are very much looking forward to being part of it and building a long-term partnership with the group.”
Nick Oates, Managing Director at NBG, said: “We’ve had a strong start to the year and are incredibly pleased to be welcoming two new specialist partners to NBG. It is clear that the roofing and insulation sector is continuing to grow, so having two more independent partners with skills and expertise in the category will be fantastic for partners looking to widen their knowledge, as well as the wider group.
“We’re very much looking forward to working closely with Alltype Roofing and About Roofing and are excited to see what else is in store for NBG this year.”
Other NBG news:
NBG announces another new partner, Peterhead Hardware and DIY. Specialising in timber, building and plumbing supplies, as well as having a kitchen and bathroom showroom, Peterhead is based north of Aberdeen.
- NBG announces a change to the Executive Board as Glynis Catterson is re-elected, Keith Olver is elected for the first time and Jim Parlato replaces John Dibble.
- Plans for the NBG Conference 2019 are well underway — partners, suppliers and guests will be heading to Glasgow on 19th and 20th November