EasyMaterial.com, which will go live later this year, is the brainchild of a consortium of construction and IT professionals including Majid Jahanshahi, former head of construction at Neman Pulp & Paper.
The service, which will allow contractors to make value-for-money comparisons before buying materials, is being trialled with merchants in South-east England.
Jahanshahi said the main advantage of the service was that it is not tied to any particular merchant. He said: “It can offer a neutral platform of fair trade for all participants, both large and small.” The service claims it will offer 100 000 materials from participating merchants across the UK.
- UK e-commerce outfit Causeway Technologies has appointed three directors: strategic development director Tim Cole, sales director David Lean and chief technology officer Chris Stevens.