New BUILT/ Branch Coming Soon

Tyseley Branch Opening in April 2019

Since opening our first branch in Aston, Birmingham at the end of 2017, the number one question from customers has been asking “when are you opening more?” We’re delighted to be able to finally announce that the location of our next BUILT/ builders warehouse will be on Kingpin Industrial Park in Tyseley, just off the Wharfdale Road.

Our new Tyseley branch, at over 40,000sq ft, is going to be our showcase store for many years to come. It’s bigger and better in every way! More stock, more collection bays, more delivery trucks, better location with main road access to ensure you get in and out as fast as possible.

The great news is, even before Tyseley opens its doors in April, you can still order online now and get your items delivered from our Aston branch, or simply pop-in and Click & Collect from Aston instead.

Tyseley Branch Location

Unit 1 Kingpin Industrial Park, Wharfdale Road, Tyseley, B11 2EA

If you’d like to be kept informed about the new branch, opening offers & events please head over and register here

For people who don’t know what makes different, let me quickly explain. We spend many years understanding the frustrations and challenges that general builders and trades people experienced on a daily basis when buy their building materials from old school ‘big box’ merchants. They’re slow, intimidating places often with poor stock accuracy and quite frankly dangerous as hell if you ever get caught up in the mele of vans, forklifts and delivery vehicles. So we set out to create a builders warehouse for the future, one that fixes a lot of the issues customers have been struggling with.

Here are the key principles of shopping with BUILT/

BUILT/ Best Price First Time
No haggling required. The price you see is the lowest price possible, you can feel confident that you are getting the best deal possible, every time.

BUILT/ We Load For You
Assisted load click & collect at our drive-thru warehouse. Simply drive-in, park in your designated loading bay, a BUILT/ colleague will greet you and load your vehicle for you, You don’t have to lift a finger!

BUILT/ Time Slots
Guaranteed at a time you choose. Whether you’re booking a collection or arranging delivery, both can be done online with a live calendar. We only show you available time slots, so you can be sure you’re order will be ready for you when you collect or it will be delivery at the time you choose when we deliver to site or your work / home.

BUILT/ Quantities You Need
Always enough stock for the job. Our range of over 5,000 products has been specially crafted to allow us to hold the project quantities you need in stock, all the time.

BUILT/ For Speed.
Save time. Every time when you buy from BUILT/, every part of our business has been built (sorry!) to ensure you spend as little time as possible either off site buying building supplies or wasting time waiting around for them to be delivered.

What to expect from the UK and Birmingham construction industry in 2018

What to expect from the UK and Birmingham construction industry in 2018
Headlines of UK construction news in 2017 were still largely dominated by the nation’s vote to leave the EU. Brexit has caused a great deal of uncertainty, but the construction sector has shown an admirable resilience. Final figures show that the sector as a whole grew last year, and a surge in housebuilding in December was responsible for some much-needed, last minute growth.
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Birmingham and UK Construction News – November

This month, Birmingham has spent less time in the headlines of nationwide construction news, whereas the government is taking centre stage. Growing international trade and promising government grants suggest healthy ongoing boosts to the sector as a whole.

Birmingham Construction News

Wates win multi-million pound deal for 31 storey tower block

Each month heralds exciting new plans to add to the Birmingham landscape, and November is no different. The construction firm, Wates, has recently secured a £31 million deal to construct a 31-storey tower block of flats. The site is at the corner of Broad Street and Oozells, and rendered images in the article show the scale of the build.

Birmingham-based construction firm takes a stand in creating jobs for young workers

In the West Midlands alone, studies have found more than 9,000 young adults aged 16 to 24 are in no form of formal education or training. A further report, that you can read below, has found the UK is in dire need of more skilled construction labour. In an effort to help tackle the problem, M. Lambe Construction, based in Birmingham is looking to increase its already sizeable recruitment of young apprentices.

UK Construction News

Government provides healthy investment boost to UK construction industry

In the 3rd week of November, the UK government announced plans to roll out some very sizeable grants and investments to a number of crucial British industries. The construction sector is set to benefit greatly from this initiative, with £170 million put aside for a fund known as the “Transforming Construction Challenge”. Amidst growing uncertainty around Brexit, it appears the government is willing to go big on backing British businesses.

UK construction industry shows signs of healthy export growth

Figures released this month by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) show that, in the first 9 months of 2017, exports of construction equipment were up 21%. On top of this, there is growing demand of 12% in the same period for construction-based imports. A sign of growing trade internationally, coupled with increased domestic demand for construction services.

Severe lack of skilled construction labour

Further proof of this healthy demand comes in this article, highlighting the lack of skilled labour in the UK construction industry. A recent report analysing a spread of firms across the UK has found that 62% have found that a lack of skilled workers is holding back their business. The average of this statistic over the last 5 years is just 40%, so this increase could be worrying.

Growing delays to pay UK construction firms

It would also appear that the UK is faced with a growing problem of late payments from clients. Between 2011 and 2016, the average days spent waiting for payment has risen from 52 to 69. This is a worrying statistic for an industry that is dependant on laying out large sums of money to finance construction before being paid. If hit by economic downturn, or unexpected bills in that 2 month period, this could be destructive to a number of UK firms.

Applications Support System and Team Manager

Want to work for a new, industry changing business set on shaping the future of the building supplies industry?

Want to be part of a dynamic and driven IT Team, implementing innovative systems and technology and transforming the customer journey within our business? Join us now.

We are an innovative new business backed by the Travis Perkins Group, offering essential building materials to the trade anytime, anywhere, and on demand. We’re an industry changing service, ready to improve the lives of the UK builder.

Join us and be part of a new and exciting opportunity. We’re looking for someone to join our IT team as an experienced and passionate Applications Support System and Team Manager. We’re looking for someone to provide rapid resolution of incidents occurring in the production environment and to improve, maintain and manage the businesses devices. We’re offering the chance to manage and improve the service management framework for identified applications, internal business teams, and software vendors. You will take ownership of all application incidents and manage the applications support queue ensuring priorities are set, resources allocated as required and maintaining a timely resolution of incidents. You will act as a point of contact for the team to troubleshoot and resolve issues as well as providing application updates to business, sourcing new technologies to fulfil business needs and input into the infrastructure and comms of new buildings.

The ideal candidate will:

establish effective working relationships with support team and contacts throughout the business
Be degree qualified and/or relevant professional qualification and experience (e.g. MCSD)
be productive, efficient, detailed and accurate
have experience proofreading, editing and writing copy in a commercial, customer focused retail environment
at least 3 years of application support management experience and 2 years project management experience, in roles that require involvement and understanding of application delivery
be self motivated, able to handle more than one project and likes to continuously improve
be aware of industry and professional standards (e.g. ISO 9001)
have been trained in Project Management and Service Management disciplines (e.g. ITIL)
knowledge/awareness of industry standards to ensure technical skills and specialisations are kept up to date in line with industry developments

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HIAB Driver

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Trade Associate

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