Professional Builders Merchant

Professional Builders Merchant magazine (PBM) provides practical, informative and engaging articles on industry news and views, topical sales and management issues, marketing and merchandising information alongside the latest on suppliers and new product development.

Covering the full range of the building materials distribution sector — PBM’s readers encompass owners, directors and managers of builders’, timber and plumbing & heating merchant businesses from the national chains to the smallest independents alike.

PBM has an ABC audited circulation of 10,000 and is published 11 times a year.

PBM represents the voice of the merchants – regularly featuring profiles of merchant companies along with stories detailing new branch openings, trading initiatives, comments on the changing face of the merchant sector in addition to covering the activities of buying groups and other merchant industry organisations such as the BMF and NMBS.

Uniquely, PBM also allows merchants to gain an insight into their trade customers’ buying habits by featuring a round-up of the latest news, market data, product information and details of current supplier advertising campaigns as featured in Hamerville Media Group’s leading trade titles, Professional Builder and Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer. The magazine is ideally placed to reach key decision makers in the merchant sector. provides a vehicle for up-to-the-minute industry information in addition to bespoke content in the form of market reports, supplier news and engaging opinion pieces. A weekly newsletter further complements the online content.

You can also view an archive of PDF versions of the magazine here:

To find out more about advertising opportunities and getting your message in front of key decision makers on the frontline of product distribution, get in touch today.

The Team

Paul Davies

01923 237799

Paul Davies joined Hamerville in 1999, initially working as editorial assistant on Local Authority Building & Maintenance and Housing Association Building & Maintenance. He became Editor of Window Fabricator & Installer in 2000 and has been at the helm of Professional Builders Merchant magazine since 2002, with Paul’s passion and commitment to the merchant sector well known within the industry. Under Paul’s stewardship, a complementary website to the magazine was established in 2011 which — reinforced by a proactive social media presence — allows Professional Builders Merchant to offer a comprehensive news and information platform to the merchant sector in the UK.

Group Advertisement Manager
Craig Jowsey

01923 237799/ 07900 248102

Midlands & Northern Advertisement Manager
Ian Duff

01204 596633/07810 353525