Independent builders merchant Elliotts is running a trial where two of its branches – Southampton and Totton – will open from 7am in the morning.
The move follows demand from customers for earlier opening hours at the Hampshire-based company.
The Southampton and Totton branches were selected for the trial because of the high volume of construction projects taking place in the city. Currently major works are underway at the new Cultural Quarter, Admiral’s Quay and Watermark WestQuay.
Tom Elliott, managing director of Elliotts, said: “Feedback from our customers shows they’re increasingly needing to get on site earlier, particularly in the winter months when daylight is limited.
“Opening earlier means they will be able to arrive on site with all of the equipment and products they need, rather than having to wait around and lose precious time.”