The world of door entry systems is changing - with new technology comes more options for contractors to offer clients. We caught up with Matthew Parton from ESP.
Halogen spotlights were banned as of September last year, due to the huge level of energy they consume. Contractors have a role to play in helping their customers get to know what alternatives to go for.
We know every second you spend on a job is precious. So, to help save you valuable minutes and hours, we’ve asked our branches to recommend some of their top time-saving products
It’s vital that your landlord customers have everything in place to keep their tenants safe. Here's our list of product suggestions...
Putting the heating on is no longer just about turning up the thermostat. We spoke to Steve Webb, Sales Director at Elnur UK Limited, to find out about innovation in the industry what contractors need to know.
Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer, so it’s vital that reliable alarms are installed throughout a property. Here are the top three things to consider when fitting them.
We look at what makes Thorn Lighting, a world renowned supplier of indoor and outdoor lighting, the expert in luminaires.
BEW Branch Managers round up their best heating products, from combi heaters to intelligent thermostats.
We caught up with Dan Scott, Trade Director at Philips Lighting, to find out how the sector is changing. Here he shares the three things contractors should offer their customers to ensure a great lighting install.
Dimplex is the world’s largest electric heating appliance manufacturer. With almost 70 years’ experience, the company is renowned for making innovative, energy efficient products. We find out why Dimplex is the go-to name for all things heating.
GreenBrook Electrical have been in the industry for over 60 years, delivering innovative, solution-driven electrical products. We take a look at what makes GreenBrook a valuable supplier to the trade.
Think tacking a few LEDs to your roof is a task? We talk to Colin Kelleher at CMK Electrical, who specialises in creating and maintaining bespoke Christmas lighting displays for local councils.
BEW co-founder and Chairman Phil Webb will be sharing his views on the ever changing wholesale market in the next issue of ECN Magazine. Here’s an exclusive preview, on how wholesalers could help the industry survive the skills shortage...
Be prepared this silly season. Here are three products that could be in hot demand among your clients in the run up to Christmas.
The BEW team enjoyed meeting customers and suppliers alike at this September’s Elex Coventry. It was great to see familiar faces and meet new clients at our packed-out stand
It’s fireworks season, so what better time to round up our favourite fire alarms! We have a huge range of fire safety essentials in-branch and online...
The kitchen is the most used room in the house, and whether it’s a tiny galley or a huge kitchen/diner extension, lighting is important. It needs to be practical and flexible
Always looking for ways to make your job that bit easier, we’ve rounded up some more of our favourite time-saving install solutions.
We’ve got big plans this Autumn, from Trade & Calibration days in-branch to exhibition stands at Elex Coventry and Sandown Park. Click through for a full list of where you can catch up with the BEW team over the next few months...
Flat screen TVs are evolving quickly and the race is on to produce slimmer and sleeker models for the modern home, but clients don't want plugs and cables protruding from the wall. Syncbox has the answer…
Clients are getting pretty grand ideas when it comes to bathroom design. IOT, mood lighting and speakers all add up to an IP zone nightmare, especially in a cramped en-suite. We recap on ratings and recommend a few products that can help with your next bathroom installation…
Armeg are a go-to supplier for power tool and drilling accessories. With over 40 years’ experience, this award winning manufacturer offers top quality products to meet your every need. We find out what makes Armeg stand out from the crowd.
Save time and money....Get your meters along to the Wandsworth Calibration Day where they will tested and calibrated on the spot at a discounted price...! 3rd October 2016
Discounted calibration, product demos and free food…don't miss BEW Chelmsford's Trade & Calibration day Weds 14th September.
The new Collingwood Lighting Mobile Showroom offers an interactive experience where you can discover learn and connect with their extensive range of industry leading LED lighting products.
There’s more to domestic outdoor lighting than fairy lights and solar-powered spikes. Garden Lighting expert John Doyle shares his tips – and reveals a few of the biggest rookie mistakes to avoid. Plus: THREE outdoor lighting products you can’t do without
RISCO’s smart security systems offer straightforward, quick to install wireless and remote programming – making them a popular choice amongst professional installers. Find out what else is making RISCO the go-to provider...
Reinforced protection for knees, sportswear technology for comfort and patented MultiPockets™ for convenience – Snickers Workwear has got it all sewn up with its innovative clothing range.
Heating is the last thing anyone wants to be thinking about in August, but chances are you’re already advising customers on what to install in their soon-to-be-finished home project.
Fantastic adjustable light output at the flick of a switch, that’s what you can expect with Bell Lighting’s 8W Eco Fire Rated Downlight.
When it comes to electric underfloor heating, Heat Mat should be top of your list. As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors, it’s become the brand name of choice for the professional installer – and with good reason! Here’s our five-point guide on why we’re shining the spotlight on Heat Mat this July.
With increasing fuel bills and a growing green lobby, we're all under pressure to be more energy-efficient. Being able to offer customers ways to reduce their energy consumption and at the same time save money is a win-win for everyone. Check out some of the energy-efficient products currently available...
Commercial outdoor lights have many different functions and come in varying shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one depends on where and how it will be used and, of course, what your customer wants. To help you make the right choice, we’ve checked-in with some of our Trade Counter staff to see what they recommend...
It might not have moved far, but the opening of newly relocated BEW Guildford was certainly something to celebrate.
Taking care to fit proper cable protection is important for every installation, but when it comes to installing critical systems, there’s even more at stake. Choosing the right conduit can be complicated, which is why Flexicon launched their smart product finder, Flexiapp
DIY electrical work is dangerous. NAPIT are on a mission to tackle the problem of DIY installations and encourage consumers to bring in the professionals. Their front line in this mission? Trade Counters. Read more about how BEW will be supporting their initiative in-branch
Armour Home is the award-winning brand behind Systemline, a hugely popular range of IoT home entertainment systems sold across the BEW network. We take a look at how their products could make an impressive add on for your next domestic project
Looking for an easy install? Look no further. Here are four wireless products to add to your next project (and give yourself a break from running cables). To find out more about any of these products, drop in to your local BEW trade counter.
Congratulations to BEW’s Martin Rand, who took home the award for Branch Manager of the Year at the Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2016.
Cllr Leon Murray gave a warm welcome to BEW Electrical Distributors as he cut the ribbon at our new branch in Hortonwood, Telford, on Wednesday 20th April.
Scolmore bring us four innovative contractor solutions, Studbox, Spacer Connect, Yoozybox Plasterguards and Yoozybox Boxguards.
One great product package, five problem solving applications. Created by our Lift Product Specialist with lift contractors in mind, this simple combination of energy-saving LED ribbon and wireless switches is actually a problem-solving lighting package for any electrician
Schneider are far from your average electrical trade goods supplier. Committed to creating sustainable, efficient and reliable technologies across a huge range of sectors - from domestic installation to industrial power connectors - they employ over 160,000 staff in more than 100 countries to tackle the complex issue of developing products that benefit the user and the planet.
For lift contractors, sourcing quality stock at the right price isn’t always easy. That’s why this year, we’ve made an extensive range of lift products available in select BEW branches...
When BEW heard that a national wholesaler was pulling out of the Telford area, Midlands Regional Manager John Hill saw an opportunity; not only in the location, but in the people who had serviced the branch.
Brushless technology is nothing new, but only recently has the same technology that’s been driving factory conveyor belts and large machinery for decades found its way into the back of the average tradesperson’s van.
Philips know lighting. For over 125 years, Philips have manufactured world class lighting products, pioneering breakthroughs in lighting technology to improve energy efficiency, performance and installation processes.
Demand for IoT (Internet of Things) homeware is on the up. Here are our top three unexpectedly useful app controlled devices to recommend on your next install.