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British Gypsum announces end to current plasterboard allocation

By July 14, 2020 No Comments

British Gypsum has announced its plasterboard allocation process will end from Monday 3rd August, 2020.

In a statement published on the company website, Matt Pullen, Managing Director of  British Gypsum, said:

“After embedding Covid-19 safe operating procedures into our business, we have continued to scale-up our operations across the UK, to support the construction industry, provide protection for our customers’ and colleagues’ livelihoods, and play a vital part in the recovery of the UK economy.

“As a result of the British Gypsum team’s hard work to increase the amount of plasterboard product available for all our customers throughout the UK, I am pleased to advise that we can end the allocation process for plasterboard from Monday 3rd August 2020.

“While we continue to see high levels of demand, we have sufficient capacity to supply your plasterboard requirements without formal supply restrictions. The current allocation system will continue for deliveries up to and including Friday 31st July.

“Orders required for delivery from Monday 3rd August onwards, can be placed in line with our published service charter and usual delivery service, from Monday 13th July 2020. From this time, we will accept orders for delivery dates up to and including a maximum of 4 weeks in advance, on a rolling basis.

“Our plaster manufacturing plants continue to operate consistently at maximum capability. We are striving to satisfy the continuing current strong demand, and help our distributor, merchant and DIY stockist customers build stock back into their branch networks.

“We are delivering more plaster every week than we did this time last year, which is testament to the hard work and determination of our teams to provide all of our customers with the product they need to protect their livelihoods. Given the continuing very high demand, plaster will remain on allocation to ensure we supply all our usual stockists in the UK fairly and equitably.

“We have been and remain truly appreciative of your understanding and cooperation during these challenging times and please know that we are all doing everything we can to support the construction industry and the vital role it is playing and will continue to play in helping the recovery of the UK’s economy.

“Please continue to look after yourselves, your families and those that continue to need support in your communities – and above all, stay safe.”