How would you tag a building that is a builder's merchant?

asked 07 Jul '12, 10:41

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You can tag it as shop=hardware + building=yes.

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answered 07 Jul '12, 14:04

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Whilst builder's merchants may stock hardware, that is a different and distinct type of goods and there are dedicated hardware shops. Builder's merchants are better known for stocking building materials such as sand, cement, bricks, plaster, pipework etc etc.

(07 Jul '12, 14:12) digby
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There are 24 uses of shop=builders_merchant on database, if you think that shop=hardware won't suit. Although if that shop sells even very little hardware I would tag it as shop=hardware. But I must also admit that there seems to be no good tag for shop that sells only one type of building material. Probably discussing it on tagging mailing list is the right thing to do.

(07 Jul '12, 14:54) RM87
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