Advice & Reviews
October 16, 2015

Hanson Building Products changes name to Forterra


ForterraOur key supplier Hanson Building Products has announced the official name change to Forterra, revealing fresh, forward-thinking branding.

This is following a recent divestment by former owners HeidelbergCement.

The new name to the industry brings with it a new logo and identity to the established business, which has a trading history spanning back several decades.

We are assured the selection of products and services will be unchanged.

Forterra operate in North America and the United Kingdom, supplying merchants like MKM Building Suppliers with a large range of concrete and clay building products.

You’ll recognise many of the UK brands which now sit under the Forterra brand:

  • Clay bricks
  • Thermalite blocks
  • Aggregate blocks
  • Red Bank chimney
  • Roofing and flue systems
  • Precast concrete
  • Jetfloor
  • Formpave permeable paving

Structherm, the subsidiary specialising in external wall insulation, is unaffected by the brand change.

These changes only apply to Hanson Building Products, while Hanson Cement, Hanson Quarry Products and Hanson Contracting will all continue to be part of Hanson UK, which remains within the HeidelbergCement Group. There is no on going connection between Hanson UK and Forterra.