Rachel Groom, Carver’s marketing manager, on the latest stage of the builders merchant’s post-fire rebuild
The New Year signifies a brand new start for us, literally here at Carvers.
At last, the diggers are back on site and groundworks are now underway for the final phase of the £4m ‘Carver Bigger & Better’ rebuild of our brand new showroom, offices and builders village.
Its been a long time in the offing, we’ve had our ups and downs along the way (operating out of portacabins has not been all that fun) .. but we’ve done it, the end is in sight (.. and we have chill blains to prove it !);
It’s very exciting, our new state of the art, purpose built building will house the main showroom, trade counters, offices and accounts departments. A new concept Builders Village will be introduced which will welcome specialists in a variety of trades offering window, roofing, electrical, tiling and decorating supplies, making Carvers the complete one stop shop for literally everything trade and DIY.
The 80 x 50 metre building will help to lower Carvers carbon footprint, introducing the ‘green element’ into the construction process. New building systems are currently being investigated including LED lighting, eco cooling and solar energy, which will all culminate in ensuring the new building is highly energy efficient.
Local building and maintenance contractors, AM Griffiths are working on the project, with groundworks currently in progress and the steel portal frame due to be erected in February. The building shell will be complete in mid June, with an internal fit out, due to take approximately eight weeks.
The exciting launch of our brand spanking new building is scheduled for late August .. along with a party to end all parties !
Keep your eyes on the postbox .. invites will be arriving in due course !