Firewood – Was £75 now £45 + vat!!

Save £30 on a bulk bag of Firewood


Our ready to burn firewood is now £45 + 5% vat! Delivery is priced on enquiry.

Contact our sales team today: or 01555 840026

Hitachi 18 V Combi Drill Only £119.99!

Hitachi 18 V Combi Drill Only £119.99!

Hitachi 18V Combi Drill

The Hitachi 18V Combi Drill with 2 x 1.5Ah Li-Ion Batteries has a lightweight, compact design that is perfect for using in small spaces. It has a 13mm keyless all metal chuck with spindle and lock. The high power, 4 pole motor has a two speed gearbox with 22 stage of adjustable torque. The forward/reverse switch makes it easy to change between applications.

The soft grip handle offers comfort whilst the electric brake provides additional user safety.

The drill is supplied with: 2 x 1.5Ah Li-Ion batteries, charger and carrying base.


  • No Load Speed: 0-400/0-1,500/min
  • Impact Rate: 0-21,000/bpm
  • Max Torque: 70Nm
  • Capacity: Brick: 13 mm, Wood: 38 mm, Steel: 13 mm
  • Overall Length: 210 mm
  • Weight: 1.6kg

Available from BHC Merchants.


Amvic ICF

Insulating Concrete Formwork System


What is Amvic ICF?

Amvic ICF

Amvic ICF consists of high density polystyrene panels 1200mm long x 400mm high x 65mm wide, spaced apart by high strength polypropylene webs. The forms provide a fully insulated, permanent shuttering system into which concrete is poured. Once cast, the solid concrete core provides the necessary structural integrity of the building, insulation, fire safety, thermal mass and durability for the structure’s lifetime.

The polystyrene panels of each block provides insulation to the structure with U-values ranging between 0.24 W/m2k and 0.13 W/m2k being achieved.

The forms themselves weigh approximately 3.5kg and are simple and easy to build.

Benefits of using Amvic ICF

Amvic ICF can bring many benefits to your project. The combination of the patented, reversible FormLockT, EPS composition, innovative web design and web spacing result in:

  • Using AMVIC ICF requires less support during installation giving straight, flat and plumb walls.
  • Less wastage when compared against other ICF or building systems available.
  • The ability to withstand internal concrete vibration, ensuring a structurally superior wall.

The forms are very user friendly due to its innovative design, helping to increase the speed of construction, reduce labour costs and provides the highest level of performance throughout and after construction. Amvic ICF walls can be finished internally by using gypsum board screwed directly to the integral webs and a wide range of external finishes can be used e.g. stone, timber and brick etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Amvic ICF

Q. How high can you concrete the Amvic system in a single pour?

A. Up to 3m of concrete can be placed in any single concreting day.

Q.Does the concrete core require steel reinforcement?

A. Within the UK, retaining walls and structures taller than 3 storey high will require reinforcement throughout. Low rise structures will require steel reinforcement only over the top of window and door openings.

Q. How does fire affect the system?

A. The polystyrene bead used in the production of the Amvic system is a flame retardant grade. If the forms were exposed to a naked flame the polystyrene will burn however, once the flame is withdrawn or the Amvic burns clear of it, the polystyrene will self-extinguish therefor the system will not contribute to the spread of fire.  Additionally, the solid concrete core cannot burn conveying how safe the use of Amvic systems really are.

Q. How are internal services accommodated?

A. Electrical conduits and water pipes can be recessed into chases cut into the polystyrene at the time of installation. Please note: PVC cables should be kept from direct contact with polystyrene by placing it inside a plastic conduit.

Q. How is a masonry finish achieved?

A. A masonry finish can be achieved by either building a full brick or stone skin around the Amvic shell or by applying brick / stone slips directly to the surface of the Amvic blocks. The bricks/stone wall ties are cast into the Amvic concrete core to support the masonry skin option whereas slips are bonded to the Amvic system using a high adhesive bonding mortar over a supporting expanded metal lathing which is pinned back to the Amvic concrete core.

Q. Can you render onto an Amvic system?

A. Acrylic or polymer modified render systems that have been designed to be applied onto polystyrene are available. This type of system does not require a supporting eml.

Amvic Insulating Concrete Formwork Systems are available from BHC Merchants. Speak to a member of our team today to find out more.



Firewood now available!

New to BHC Merchants


Ready to burn logs now available at BHC Merchants! Ideal for wood burners, open fires, wood burning stoves, fireplaces and pizza ovens etc.

Our high quality firewood is available for £45 + VAT per bulk bag. Delivery is priced on enquiry.

Winter Essentials

It’s time to get ready for winter!

It’s time to stock up on winter essentials!

Winter Promotion

Available while stock lasts at the BHC Merchant’s.

Gift Card

Gift cards now available!

Spoil your friends and family with a BHC Merchants Gift Card!

Gift Card

Gift cards are now available to purchase from BHC Merchants.

Cards will be available in the following values; £25, £50, £75 and £100.

All gift cards expire 12 months from date of issue.

International Timber Decking

The difference between Timber Decking and Composite Decking.

Timber decking has proved to be a huge hit across the UK for many years now. It’s simple and straightforward to construct and has the ability to transform any back garden however, since the introduction of composite decking its become difficult to decide which option is best.


MaintenanceEuropean Redwood Decking

If you are committed to maintaining your timber decking, it can last a life time. Timber decking requires a little bit of TLC twice per year. This entails cleaning, treating and either staining or oiling your deck depending on your preference. On the other hand, composite decking requires very little maintenance but its lifetime is limited to around 20-30 years. The only maintenance required for composite decking is regular cleaning – no need for treatments or oils to ensure your decking looks its best.  Due to its plastic content, composite decking can be prone to scratches, these scratches can be trickier to repair than a scratch on a timber decking as you cannot sand down any superficial flaws on composite decking where as you can use this method on timber.


The cost of timber decking depends on the type of wood you wish to use. A softwood decking – like pine- is a considerably cheaper solution in comparison to both hardwood decking and composite decking. Hardwood decking and composite decking are similar in price but keep in mind, by opting for a timber decking you will also need to purchase oils or stains to prevent the timber from cracking, splitting, rotting and greying over time.

Sustainability and Environmental Impact

As long as the timber used for your timber decking is responsibly sourced, it can be one of the most environmentally friendly materials that can be used. Composite decking is made from a combination of wood fibres and plastics. The wood fibres are often manufactured from recycled materials and if you choose your supplier carefully the plastic content may well be made from recyclable materials too.

StrengthInternational Timber Yellow Balau

A major drawback of composite decking to consider when making your choice is the strength of composite decking, or should we say lack of strength when compared to a traditional timber deck. Although composite decking may not have the same strength as timber decking, this issue can be resolved by placing joists closer together to support the decking, however, keep in mind that this may increase the cost associated with building a deck.


Both composite and timber decking have their own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to the look and feel of the product. Composite decking is available to purchase in a range of colours and finishes whereas, if you want a coloured timber decking you would need to take the time to paint it yourself.

Composite decking is also less slippery when wet in comparison to timber decking. Poorly maintained timber decking can results in splinters whereas composite decking can be easily scratched. Each board of composite decking will look identical whereas timber decking will have variances in colour and may even have knots throughout.

Ultimately, the choice between composite and timber decking is yours to make.


BHC Merchants stock a range of of composite decking, timber decking and all the necessary products you will need to look after your decking. 

Ronseal Products



We deliver to you.

We’ll deliver your order to your door!

All deliveries within the ML12, ML11 & ML8 are £10 + VAT. All other postcodes are priced on enquiry.

Standard deliveries take 1-2 days from order.


Last chance to get 10% off!

To celebrate the launch of our website we have been offering customers 10% off all orders.


The offer is valid until the 30/09/17 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

JCB Workwear

The UK’s hardest working workwear.

JCB Workwear – 2016/2017 Collection

Following on from their successful launch of the JCB Workwear, JCB have introduced a new range of next generation safety footwear and clothing, with all products designed and engineered to the same high standards.

Safety Footwear

Each style of safety footwear within the JCB Workwear range has its own individual attributes including; waterproof membranes, waterproof and breathable lining, pierce resistant steel and non composite midsoles. All styles of footwear feature the JCB Impact logo with its distinctive yellow and black branding.

All safety footwear has been designed and manufactured to the European Standard EN ISO 23045:2011 providing 200 joules toe protection with style, comfort and durability. All footwear has dual density for maximum comfort.

JCB Safety Footwear

L – R : 3CX Brown, Agpro Tan, Agpro Brown, Hydromaster Black, 3CX Black and 3CX Honey

Footwear Size Guide

JCB Workwear


The garments in the new workwear range have been completely re-designed and re-engineered yet still manufactured with the same attention to detail, resulting in workwear that is both stylish to wear but rugged enough to stand up to work in the harshest environments.

The stylish JCB Workwear range transfers easily from the traditional workplace to the world outside and has proven to be a popular workwear choice of our customers.

JCB Workwear

L-R: Trentham T-Shirt, Stretton Soft Shell Jacket, The Max Work Trouser and Horton Hoodie

JCB Workwear

L-R: Hollington Coverall With Knee Pockets, 1945 Work Jeans, Fenton Polo Shirt and Cheadle Pro Work Trouser

Workwear Size Guide

JCB Workwear and Footwear is available to purchase from BHC Merchants.