Construction Equipment and Supplies
Construction is a multi-million pound industry. The term construction equipment and supplies is a broad term that encompasses any raw material, machine, tool or component which is used in the building, maintenance and/or restoration of property, whatever the size or nature of the structure in question. It includes both natural and manmade materials and can be classified into specialised trades such as plumbing although there can be some overlap between them. Construction equipment refers to any mechanical device or machine which helps with building such as a cement mixer. It also includes any tools or implements which facilitate construction work. Some are of general use, such as screwdrivers while others are specifically for the more specialised craftsman. Supplies could mean the raw materials which are used in construction, whether these are of large size such as planks of wood or smaller like house bricks. A sub-category of construction supplies is hardware, which is any component or fitting which ensures the functionality of the structure. It varies in purpose and size from bulky water pipes to the smallest nail.
Building Materials- 222 Suppliers 38,639 Products
There are a large variety of building materials which can be categorised according to their specialised use in construction or whether they are natural or manmade. Factors such as climate, purpose or cost will influence the choice of the ideal building material and/or method.
Doors and Windows- 248 Suppliers 60,217 Products
There are a large variety of doors and windows, both in terms of their material and their design.Property owners tend to choose the most suitable according to the architectural style of the building as well as the functionality of the door and window, such as its ease of opening or fittings like locking devices.
Electrical Power & Distribution- 187 Suppliers 60,637 Products
Electrical power and its distribution ensures the uninterrupted flow of energy to meet the demands of all modern appliances as well as basic amenities like heating and lighting.Commercial and industrial premises have greater demand for power than homes so this must be achieved by the installation of more robust equipment.
Fire Equipment & Systems- 76 Suppliers 2,032 Products
Fire equipment and systems either warn people of the outbreak of a fire or are apparatus to control or contain a fire.Although they have been obligatory in all industrial, commercial or educational facilities for decades, their purchase for the domestic market has become increasingly common.
Hardware- 305 Suppliers 171,913 Products
hardware is an extremely broad term that can be used to refer to any tools or implements that are used to construct or repair. It also covers any of the small components or fittings that are used to ensure the functionality of a building.Hardware is of interest to professional builders as well as the amateur handyman.
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning- 343 Suppliers 86,408 Products
There are a variety of natural, mechanical and powered devices or systems which help with the heating, cooling or ventilation of private or public buildings. An air conditioning system is a popular choice since it combines temperature control and ventilation in one system.
Lighting & Light Fittings- 131 Suppliers 31,364 Products
Lighting and light fittings come in a wide variety. The effect which is desired depends on the direction in which the light falls and the position of the light source. Lighting has both a functional and decorative purpose according to which building is being lit.
Plant and Machinery- 228 Suppliers 17,247 Products
There is a wide range of plants and machinery which are used in every stage of the construction industry. Some equipment has a specific purpose like compacting while other machinery is much more versatile and can be adapted to do different jobs according to the stage of the construction. Such equipment is also useful in any industries apart from construction.
Plumbing Components- 217 Suppliers 515,049 Products
Plumbing components cover an enormous range of fittings, fixtures and products. They can vary widely in size but together their purpose is to ensure that the water distribution system inside and out of buildings functions correctly and there is a constant flow of water.
Roofing- 154 Suppliers 18,951 Products
Roofing can be pitched or flat and can be made of a variety of materials, both natural and man-made. The choice of roofing materials depends on a number of factors. As the aim of roofing is to provide protection from the elements, a drainage system is also installed to prevent rain causing structural damage.
Safety Equipment- 96 Suppliers 108,152 Products
Safety equipment encompasses a wide range of precautions to prevent an accident in construction or factories. It could be the installation of alarm systems to warn of danger or the conditions in the workplace itself. Protective clothing depends on the job and which body parts are most vulnerable to injury.
Security Devices and Components- 162 Suppliers 91,979 Products
Security devices and components are any installations which protect property by detecting the presence of intruders and sound an alarm as a warning or deterrent. Such devices are mainly installed in industrial and commercial properties although they are becoming increasingly popular in homes too.
Site Management- 150 Suppliers 4,482 Products
Site management has managerial, technical and business aspects but in general terms ensures the trouble-free day-to-day running and supervision of a construction site so that a building project can be finished without going over the projected budget or estimated time of completion.
Tools- 216 Suppliers 71,417 Products
Tools are an integral part of construction sites and for home maintenance. There are a wide variety of tools which are powered in different ways. Some tools are used for specific professions whilst others are more versatile. The decision about which to use depends on the nature of the task as well as its materials.
Waste Systems and Components- 77 Suppliers 6,358 Products
The waste system is an essential part of any building to ensure the hygienic disposal of waste. Soil and waste water can be combined in the pipes or kept separately. There are a number of components, most of which are exclusively used for this system so that drainage is achieved without any backflow.