COVID-19 – update on our framework suppliers

We hope everybody is keeping well at this difficult time.

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on 23rd March, a large number of framework suppliers have contacted us advising on what basis they are operating, if indeed they are operating at all. Car and light commercial vehicle dealerships are operating remotely for sales enquiries and support, however showrooms and dealerships are now closed whilst maintaining skeleton staff to provide aftersales and service support to essential and frontline workers. Some dealer groups have taken the decision to completely close on a temporary basis. It goes without saying, most, if not all dealerships have ceased to deliver vehicles with immediate effect.

Builders Merchants summary

Jewson – open on a limited basis for delivery service ONLY

Travis Perkins – open on a limited basis for delivery service ONLY

Buildbase/Grafton – closed completely at this time with discussions taking place to reopen on a limited basis to continue supply through a small number of branches

Rexel – open on a limited basis for delivery and collection service, as per guidelines on company website

Edmundson Electrical – open on a limited basis for strict no contact collections, and delivery service

Government guidance

The guidance from the government is clear, if you are a non-essential worker, you must stay at home.

It’s reassuring to see the government issue guidelines to public bodies advising them to give suppliers relief on payments during, and after, the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to ensure business continuity.

TPPL are still fully operating with a remote workforce, to discuss any concerns you may have with transactions, please contact a member of the team.

National:  01954-250517 – Head Office
Scotland: 07407-811103 – Keith Sergison
North of England: 0161-4911812 – John Lomax
South of England: 07786-383133 – Rob Kendall

If you have any other questions at this time, please call 01954 250517 or send an email to and a member of our team will get back to you.