Spärka , a provider of architectural ironmongery and specialist supplier of fire-rated door hardware, has become a partner supplier with the Independent Buying Consortium (IBC) Group.

IBC members will have now access to the wide-range of Spärka fire door hardware and accessories, as well as exclusive promotional deals and joint marketing initiatives.

Based in Sheffield, Spärka is a family-owned business with a long heritage of supplying the construction sector, sourcing UK designed products from its global supply base.

The company sells more than 350 products, all of which are tried and tested by external third parties. This allows the business to offer market-leading guarantees of up to 35 years and for its products to be certified to all the key levels including - Certifire, CE/UKCA marking, FD 30/60 and IFC Certification.

Joshua Watkins, Managing Director of Spärka, commented: “We’re delighted to become a member of the IBC and can’t wait to tap into its knowledge and partnerships to further the reach of the Spärka offering. The IBC is a key voice in the industry, with strong relationships with independent merchants and joining it as a supplier is a great fit for the Spärka brand and full range of quality, certified products.”

Dave Robertson, Commercial Director of the IBC Group, added: “The IBC is delighted to have signed a trading partnership agreement with Spärka. The addition of its specialised range will further enhance the product portfolio offering into the IBC membership. We are looking forward to building a long and successful relationship.”