Independent builders merchant, Elliotts, has announced plans to move its timer yard operations to larger premises in Southampton to increase the amount of stock it holds.
Operations will move from Fort Fareham to a site next to the builders merchants’ Southampton headquarters, where work is already underway to prepare the yard.
The company said “booming business” for its timber yard has seen the need to make a move to larger premises.
Relocation to Southampton means Elliotts can stock a larger amount and a wider range of timber, which will lead to shorter order times for customers, according to the merchant.
The new yard is in a much more central location to make deliveries to Elliotts customers throughout the south coast and the site has easy access to the motorway.
Tom Elliott, managing director of the family-run business, said: “The relocation of the timber yard means our customers will see a great increase in the amount of timber we stock.
“We always strive to find any product our customers’ require but now we will have a wider range at our fingertips as soon as a customer contacts us.”
The builders merchant has seen an increase in the demand for timber over the past few years as builders and developers look for an environmentally-friendly alternative to steel and brick.
“Government schemes such as Help to Buy have seen a rise in new-build homes to meet the housing demand and as such house builders have sought out cost efficient construction techniques, such as timber,” added Elliott.