Independent builders merchant Elliotts has acquired Southampton-based business 247 Power Ltd as part of its drive to boost its sustainable offering.
The purchase of 247 Power Ltd will allow the Hampshire-based merchant to establish its own, in-house installation division.
All members of staff at 247 Power have been retained and will now work under the Elliotts brand to fit sustainable solutions such as underfloor heating and ventilation systems at domestic properties and commercial buildings across Hampshire.
Tom Elliott, managing director, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Elliotts and marks the first time in our 173-year history that we have been able to offer such a service. It will benefit environmentally-conscious home owners, who are increasingly looking to incorporate sustainable solutions into their houses but are unsure of how to get started or fit them. We will be able to provide qualified and highly-trained installers, backed by the reassurance of the Elliotts brand.”
The merchant said the takeover will also benefit its trade customers most of whom look to specialist contractors to fit sustainable systems due to the unique nature of the work and accreditations needed.
“While Elliotts is steeped in heritage we are always looking one step ahead and this latest acquisition allows us to do just that. We hope that our services will result in more sustainable buildings across Hampshire and a better environment for people living here long into the future,” added Elliott.
Elliotts already has its own sustainables centre in Southampton where the trade and public can see demonstrations of products and get training on the various systems.
In October, Elliotts announced its acquisition of Lymington-based kitchen and bathroom showroom, Hardleys.