Builders' Merchants to Remain Open During Lockdown 3

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Builders’ merchants will remain open during the third national lockdown in England, the government has confirmed, and it is understood that there are no restrictions on essential DIY products.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday night that a third lockdown will last until mid-February, amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases due to a more contagious new variant. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.