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Chandlers Building Supplies reopens

Chandlers Building Supplies Brighton branch, located at Basin Road North, Portslade re-opens today following the fire incident last week.

The area of damage cordoned off.
The area of damage cordoned off.

Following round the clock efforts over the weekend, the Chandlers team has re-opened the branch for business this morning [Monday 19, March].

Andrew Cope, MD, Chandlers Building Supplies, said: “This is a tremendous feat. The team has worked tirelessly over the past three days to get the branch ready to open again today. It is truly remarkable what this team has achieved in such a short period of time. We are all back in action and ready to serve customers.”

The manager of the store, Nigel Williams said that he was overwhelmed by the support shown to the team during and following the devastating fire last week. He said: “I hope customers pop in today, even if just to say hello, as I want to thank everyone and ensure that everyone knows their kind words and support were very much appreciated.”

Nobody was harmed during the incident last week, which involved several fire crews. The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated. Chandlers Building Supplies’ Brighton branch is also currently undergoing a large extension and this will be ready to open, as planned, in July.

Chandlers Building Supplies is a family owned builders merchants with 13 sites to include five specialist roofing merchants, throughout the South East, West Midlands and London. This year it celebrates its 25th Anniversary backed by a reputation that spans 140 years from its origins in Lewes, East Sussex.

 

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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